American Beauty - Los Angeles
Jeff Goodman and Paul Hibler (American Gonzo Food Corporation) bring a little sophistication to youthful Venice with the arrival of American Beauty.
The 3,000-square-foot restaurant evokes vintage Hollywood glam, including a horseshoe bar, reclaimed wooden booths and dark green detailing. Expect room for 60 in the dining room, more than a dozen out on the patio and 25 around the curved bar.Read More
But this ultra-chic steakhouse is more than its average competitors because not only does it cater to an upscale crowd, it also attracts millennials looking for a quick bite. With The Win-Dow, diners can get their fast-food fix of burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, fries and more. It's open during daytime with window-service only.
For those coming for dinner, American Beauty serves steaks, chops and a delight of small-plate offerings. They source beef from several ranches throughout the country, from an Aspen Ridge prime hanger to Flannery's 30-day, dry-aged prime porterhouse. The steaks are grilled over an almond wood fire, then finished with butter and salt.
Small plates include wood-grilled flatbread topped with smoked honey and labneh; a charred hamachi collar; and sea scallop carpaccio topped with honey mango and mint.