While visiting Zip Fusion, I noticed another restaurant in the same building called East Third Steak House. I found out later that it’s the same owner. Normally, I wouldn’t review a steak house but since it’s the same owner, I decided to check it out. This place also has no parking so you’ll either have to vallet or park on the street.
The setup is very strange in that there is a very narrow hall with tables for customers as you enter to get to the main room. The main room has a DJ booth and a nice looking bar. There’s more seating in the back area plus an outside patio with seating. The ambiance is sexy and dark, and is meant for late night dining or drinking. Next to the bar are soft chairs that you can move to accommodate your party.
Although this is a steak place, I decided to try their Ahi tuna salad. The Ahi was excellent but the salad itself was just barely okay. They need to use better quality lettuce for a dish like this. But overall it’s a good dish.
For the main course, I picked the Fillet Mignon even though I know that the New York Steak is the way to test a good steak house. The fillet was cooked perfectly and was so succulent that I didn’t really need a knife to cut. There’s a big choice for the side, but I chose mushrooms and a kimchi mashed potatoes. Yes, you read that correctly. Mashed potatoes with Korean kimchi in it. I love kimchi but I’m ambivalent about it being in mashed potatoes. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. Maybe it’s one of those things that have to grow on you.
Cool hip place for late night drinking or a date for the “in” crowd. Ambiance is good. The food is good. The service is okay. And, no. I didn’t order green tea here.
734 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Mon-Fri: 5pm-1am, Sat: 11pm-1am