Steaks, along with black coffee, entire pies, and eau de lawnmower, are an essential part of the 1950s Tough Gent's Diet Plan. Dine like a quarter of a tough gent with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of steaks and seafood during Sunday brunch or during dinner at Lasher's in Long Beach.
Awarded Best Fine Dining by BeachComber in 2010, Lasher's crafts fine American fare, including quality steaks, chops, and seafood, in a cozy bungalow setting. The set price Sunday brunch menu ($23) pairs a glass of bubbly champagne, a mimosa, or sips of fresh-squeezed OJ with a choice of appetizer, such as fried green tomatoes topped with andouille sausage and Cajun-butter sauce, before forging into a sea of savory entrees. The fresh salmon filet, broiled and served with citrus buerre blanc, cavorts with mashed potatoes. A flat iron steak, charbroiled and served with two eggs, dabbles in the best parts of breakfast and lunch, and the grilled vegetable quiche comes stuffed with zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, and caramelized onions. Dinner sets its course with creamy spoon-fed sips of Lasher's award-winning new england clam chowder ($9). Diners can decline a knife and sink serrated teeth into an 8-ounce rib-eye filet steak ($29) or double-cut pork chop dressed in cinnamon-apple glaze ($27), which both come flanked by Yukon gold mashed potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables.
Housed in a fully restored 1920s Craftsman-style bungalow, Lasher's offers interior dining rooms that are both intimate and casual, making it a perfect choice for a romantic dinner date or platonic meeting of scallop enthusiasts. During warmer evenings, guests can also opt to dine al fresco, as Lasher's also boasts an expansive patio with a 50,000-square-foot dome that produces its own weather patterns.