Cuisine: Mediterranean

Location: Los Angeles, CA 

One of the better steaks in Los Angeles is served at one of the city’s more unlikely dining destinations. To visit the new Santuari restaurant and eat its beautifully marbled dry-aged rib eye, you pull up to the Toluca Lake Tennis & Fitness Club, on Forest Lawn Drive across from Warner Bros. Studios.

Chef Brendan Mica

Mica’s standout side dishes include Anson Mills grits with local market corn, feta, parmesan, tarragon, and dukkah. Santuari also serves Anson Mills wheat berries with burrata, basil pistou, Calabrese peppers, capers, and preserved lemon in a side that’s like a grain bowl you can pair with dry-aged steak. Mica says he wants to expand the grill section of the menu with additional steaks and other meats like a pork porterhouse and assorted off-cuts.