Location: 11647 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049. (424) 273-1660
Date: February 8, 2020
Rating: Things I had were very good
My wife and I were looking for a fairly close place for dinner and we ended up trying out Brentwood’s newish (a year or 2) steakhouse Baltaire.
Baltaire replaces the former Cheesecake factory, and good riddance as I loath chain restaurants.
It’s a high end clubby American steakhouse, as you can tell right away from the decor.
A contemporary restaurant with classic genes, Baltaire is where to enjoy lunch in the sun and dinner under the stars. It’s the perfect place for cocktails and conversation or an intimate dinner any night of the week.
With Executive Chef Travis Strickland leading our kitchen, and our certified sommelier conceptualizing cocktails and curating the wine list, Baltaire brings the highest grade steaks, exceptional seafood, resplendent drinks, and plenty of healthy, light fare options to Brentwood.
They covered over the “Factory’s” outside patio.
Have a big bar — pretty much where the cheesecake display was.
And private rooms.
Roasted Baby Beet Salad. drake farms goat cheese, tarragon, pecan.
Organic Iceberg Wedge. red onion, hard boiled egg, bacon lardons blue cheese dressing. Very nice wedge, particularly with the generous real lardon chunks.
Mediterranean Branzino. cucumber tzatziki, quinoa tabbouleh.
16oz bone in ribeye with king crab oscar. If I order a whole steak I need to do something like oscar as I can’t “handle” a plain piece of meat. This was a good one — at least in combination. Meat was tender and not over cooked and the oscar was generous with both sauce and crab.
Overall, for what I could tell during this small meal, I liked Baltaire. Menu is pretty good for a steakhouse, with some interesting stuff, and the execution I had was all excellent. I’ll have to come back with a larger party for more of a blow out.