Didn't have time for a reservation last night and thought my ship was sunk with an old friend in from out of town. Luckily I remembered the Galley...
Est. 1934, it's got the typical seafaring interior with the addition of even more X-mas lights then usual, and blow-fish lamps.
The bar scene was hopping but not too loud, and I was shown a table for two (4 person booth) within a minute at 8:30pm on a Thursday. The restaurant was full, but not packed and the only wait would have been for a large party or for a seat at the bar.
I had the New York steak, with Baked Potato and Spinach on the side, my friend had the burger.
Steak was cooked exactly as I requested and was delcious. High quality cut of meat, not the highest, but very good. If you like a thin seared black-ish crust on your steak (I do) you'd be very happy, and I was.
Friend said the burger was meaty and delicious, only complaint was that the bun was a bit too soft. That didn't stop him from eating every last bit.
House salad was crispy, tasty, and simple.
All in all, a steak house experience that reminded me of the steak houses of the 60's and 70's, simple, not too expensive, with GREAT service. The best I've had in LA for a long time.
Total for 2 house salads, 2 glasses of wine, NY Steak, and burger was $65 including 20% tip.
Our waitress was as friendly as could be, and a looker too :)
2442 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405