Wedges of iceberg lettuce drenched with blue cheese, cold martinis, red Naugahyde booths and generous, perfectly cooked prime steaks for less than $30 . . . forget all those new poseur steakhouses, because Taylor’s is the real thing. The only branch of the beloved 1953 L.A. mothership, this clubby, windowless joint is packed every night, so reservations are essential. The bar is La Cañada’s hot spot, if La Cañada can have such a thing.
901 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, 818.790.7668, taylorssteakhouse.com, Steak/American. L Mon.-Fri., D nightly. Full bar. AE, MC, V. $$$