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The San Franciscan

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2520 Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505
+1 310-325-5231
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 13:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Torrance, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best prime rib in town and has been since the 60's. My favorite is the Rib Eye for dinner and the prime rib sandwich for lunch. Will be there again for Valentines day, we love it!

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Thank sportspart
Sacramento
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent prime rib.. generous portions! Service excellent Very friendly staff Be sure you make reservations or there is a wait.. but well worth the watch t.

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Thank Sharyn M
Torrance, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere= Old School Servers= Old School Prime Rib= BEST in town Never have to worry how your meal is going to be since it is always consistent.

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Thank CCinCA2
Torrance, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a great old time dark club kinda place and their food is awesome. Not really a kids place...which is something I enjoyed about it. Good for date night.

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Thank 128joannat
Torrance, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd driven by a thousand times and finally opted to check it out for a family birthday dinner- 4 adults and two littles. Decor is Dean Martin-ish, the service great and the food excellent!

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McLean, Virginia
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a Sunday dinner there after spending a beautiful day in LA. First the outside of this restaurant is not much and the parking lot is easy to miss. Upon entering you'll see a large bar and many red leather booths with wood Formica tables. This and the karaoke sets the ambience for the evening. The... More 

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Lomita
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been driving by here for years and never stopped. Finally did this month, and really glad we did. Very large inside. It was Friday, so they had a duo singing and playing. It has a small dance floor. Throw back red leather booths and large bar. "Not skimpy on the pours. Had the prime rib and it was excellent. Three... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is a classic old time feel in this place. Red pleather booths, dimly light, but comfortable. Service is excellent, and the food is perfection. It is an excellent place to go on date night or even a first date.

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Thank 930joey
Torrance, California
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a quintessential old style steakhouse with great prime rib. Four of us went last Tuesday night and all enjoyed their selection. Not one of us could finish our meal. As a bonus, Tuesday night is Karaoke night and many locals came in to participate so it was a lively evening.

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Torrance, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Break out the white and black dinner jacket, and get ready for some prime rib, wise guy style. This place is an icon, and keeps it OLD SCHOOL, from the food to the red leather booths to the awesome live jazz. No need to drive to Hollywood for glory days of yore are right here in Torrance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2520 Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-325-5231
Description
Established in 1963, Torrance restaurant and cocktail lounge serving prime rib, steak, and seafood.

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