The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse - Pasadena
While most steakhouses are upscale, few can be classified as pure luxury. For certain, The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse enjoys luxury status from its decor down to the "market fresh" brunch menu.
The main dining room is a mixture of high-concept steakhouse decor and rustic atmosphere. It's filled with stark white furniture that's set against modern throw pillows, hardwood floors and a dash of nautical accents.
That's a great sign for seafood lovers, who will find nautically themed dishes all over the menu. From starters such as yellowfish tuna tartare to grilled Hawaiian swordfish, each offering has been prepared with thoughtful, seasonal ingredients.
Meat enthusiasts should relish in the attention paid to the steak menu. The Royce features the finest selection of USDA prime cuts, authentic Australian and Japanese Wagyu, expertly prepared over a wood-fired grill with white oak and seasonal wood to sear in the maximum flavor and juiciness of each cut. Share-able cuts, which range in size from 16 ounces to 48 ounces, include Porterhouse and an Australian Wagyu Tomahawk. To get a real sense of the steaks, it's recommended to order the global cut tasting, where the chef prepares three select three-ounce cuts.
The market brunch is 58 per person and includes lobster salad, crab cakes, wood-grilled ribeye and a dessert buffet.