Each horseshoe-shaped table at Teppan Steak House features two metal hibachi grills surrounded by chairs, allowing the chefs to entertain guests with their juggling skills while they sear orders of vegetables, lobster, or filet mignon directly in front of their peckish audiences. The chefs play catch with a fresh egg and a spatula, and toss salt and pepper shakers into the air and grab them behind their backs. They also build enough mini fires to properly flamb? the food and make any pyromaniacs happy.
As the teppanyaki chefs impress crowds with their showmanship, the sushi chefs adopt a more subdued mindset working behind their bar. From this spot, they deftly assemble 50 different rolls, including a california roll topped with baked scallops and drizzled with eel sauce and spicy mayo. The sushi chefs' flair for the dramatic is apparent in their artful presentations.
Outback Steakhouse is the home of the Bloomin’ Onion and has built a strong reputation serving top-notch signature steaks. Their menu is diverse including sirloin, ribeye, baby back ribs, grilled shrimp, lobster and favorites like grilled chicken-on-the-barbie. The well-known Australian-themed restaurant chain has locations all over the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii. One of their better known desserts is called Chocolate Thunder from Down Under: a decadent pecan brownie with Blue Bell ice cream and chocolate syrup on top. Outback is part of Bloomin’ Brands Inc. which includes other fine restaurants like Carrabba’s Italian, Bonefish Grill and Roy’s. Founded in 1988, they are headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Head to Outback for a taste of Australia in Oxnard!
Isn't it the greatest feeling to discover that a small, unassuming local spot is actually a delicious gem? You can experience that warm, fuzzy feeling when you head to Quincy Street, a delicious and unpretentious barbeque spot in Oxnard. Quincy is the type of place that families will frequent for decades, and once you taste their food, you'll understand why. Barbeque is the star of the menu, with barbeque ribs, chicken, and lamb being frequent favorites, but Quincy Street also offers up seafood and salads that customers rave about. As if that wasn't enough, head over to their Facebook page to catch a glimpse of their decadent, house-made desserts. Quincy Street is truly a place "where everybody knows your name!"
Channeling the rough-and-tumble west in its ambiance and rustic decor, Winchesters Grill & Saloon pays homage to its state's history with plentiful pictures of the Duke, cowboy memorabilia hanging from the walls, and a mélange of seafood and steak entrees. The menu resembles the geographic diversity of California, with fresh seafood entrees mingling with thick, rare steaks and juicy hamburgers. Winchesters owns up to its title as well, pouring more than 40 ales and beers on draft from Magic Hat to Moose Drool, and they serve any mixed drink under the sun on their year-round, heated outdoor patio.
From the bustling streets of Times Square to the equally vivacious streets of Hong Kong, people walk around with smiles after enjoying the japanese barbecue cuisine at Gyu-Kaku. The restaurant has more than 700 locations worldwide, each rooted in the belief that some of the strongest bonds between friends are forged at the dinner table. Groups dine on a huge variety of Japanese dishes, from popular meat and veggie dishes such as Harami Skirt Steak, Kalbi Short Rib, and Mushroom Medley - to unique Japanese-American appetizers such as the Spicy Tuna Volcano, Pork Gyoza Dumplings, and Chicken Karaage. The real excitement takes place around individual grills, however, where diners can barbecue their own slabs of filet mignon, grilled ahi tuna, or chicken with basil sauce until they are ideally tender or encircled by on-duty firemen.
The Memorial Coliseum. The Hollywood Bowl. The Ambassador Hotel. The California oil and railway booms of the 1920s brought Los Angeles many of its best-recognized landmarks. It's also what helped Fred and Grace Cook open the Pacific Dining Car, a restaurant built to resemble one of the sumptuous dining cars of the era. Although it never rode the rails, the restaurant still fed the thousands of travelers, from both near and far, that passed through Los Angeles in those days. It was also a hit with the locals, who eagerly awaited the day's thick-cut steaks and lighter-than-air apple pies.
Now in its fourth generation of ownership, the restaurant offers today's guests yesterday's dining experience?namely, a quiet, elegant atmosphere and hearty meals any time of day. Steaks are still especially popular: each is aged on the premises, cut by an on-staff butcher, and grilled under a special flame that enhances the meat's natural juices and flavors. The restaurant also sports a wine list fit for a Golden Age tycoon; clocking in at over 300 bottles, the collection is curated by an in-house sommelier and contributes to the glowing reviews from industry sources including Gourmet, Wine Spectator, and Travel + Leisure.
Although they adhere to tradition, the modern-day PDC also sports its own, more contemporary innovations; unlike most fine restaurants, the dining car remains open 24 hours a day, allowing guests to sit down for a classy meal no matter the hour. In the morning (or at any other time, really) diners can enjoy PDC's signature country breakfast, which chefs build around two eggs, two buttermilk pancakes, and two breakfast meats.