By Beth Schwartz

Action! The Hollywood crowd is out to be photographed. The music—Led Zeppelin, Mötley Crüe, Prince, Eric Clapton—is ready to roll. And the bone-in filets and cowboy rib eyes are sizzling on the grill. You will never confuse STK (pronounced ess-tee-kay) with a vegan teahouse. And steak lovers are in their glory here, with juicy meat bursting with flavor and cooked just the way carnivores like them (which ought to be medium rare). Add some bold STK sauce—maybe herb horseradish or toasted peppercorn—to spice things up. Of course you’ll want something up to the task when it comes to a side, so how about Parmesan truffle fries, like tater tots on steroids and more than capable of holding their own on the plate? Don’t expect things to lighten up for dessert. Dig in to the latest addition to the menu, s’mores—an imaginative take on a childhood favorite consisting of fried doughnut holes with marshmallow fluff on top, all drizzled with chocolate sauce and surmounted by a scoop of ice cream rolled in graham cracker crumbs. Action, and plenty of it.

sweet seats

Snag one of the large round booths in the back corner, which are great for groups or if you want privacy. If you crave more visibility, request a table overlooking the bar.

chew on this

Before STK opened, executive chef Larry Greenwood opened a restaurant in Tehran called Bistango, for which he still consults.


Sun.–Mon. 6 PM–11 PM; Tues.–Thurs. 6 PM–11:30 PM;
Fri.–Sat. 6:30 PM–12:30 AM
*reservations recommended on weekends


Sun-Mon: 6PM-11PM
Tue-Thur: 6PM-11:30PM
Fri-Sat: 6PM-12:30AM

price range

$19 (skirt steak) to $80 (twin lobster tails)