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Gary Bric's Ramp - News & Review - Waiting for Griller141 to corroborate

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Gary Bric's Ramp - News & Review - Waiting for Griller141 to corroborate

Briggs | Nov 13, 2005 08:17 AM

While I've touted the Ramp as having one of the best burgers in L.A. (apparently without anyone else having tried it in the interim...), this time a group of us went Friday night to check it out for dinner. Rather than the sleepy atmosphere I usually encounter at lunch, the joint was popping as soon as we arrived for our 7PM reservation, which I was glad someone had the foresight to make. We were told that this has been the case the last few weeks ever since Two on the Town rated them as one of the best steaks for under $20 (they were #2). It'd be great if someone could post the list or a link to the actual review.

As for the food, the group generally stayed in the NY & Sirloin realm, although I had the Culotte. Mine was delicous, and at medium rare did not exhibit the dry flavor I've heard can happen with the cut at Taylor's. The long time (20 years +) Damon's & Taylor's partisons in our group were more than happy and felt it compared quite favorably (if not better). The more traditional garlic bread was also great. The only dissent came from Mrs. Briggs who didn't care for her salad's house dressing (it's a blue cheese/italian mix, and to her taste was lacking the creaminess of the former). I compassionately finished it for her. Bro-in-law was very happy with his clam chowder, which I'm also partisan to, altthough Mr. Cimarusti has nothing to worry about...

Most steaks are in the $19.95 range, with the Porterhouse topping at $26.95. A good time was had by all. A note - this really is the type of joint (in the purest sense of the word) that you'd find back east, a neighborhood bar & grill with some great unfussy food done by people who know what they're doing, and do it without pretension. Thus I'm not sure this is a destination restaurant, it's not vaguely romantic (although there is a certain bygone charm when it's quiet), nor do I think it will make anyone forget about Arnie Morton's. And as for the burger, I'd still stack it over the Counter (as well as most of this board's head-scratching favorites) anytime - just patiently waiting for others to see the light...

Gary Bric's Ramp
7730 North Hollywood Way
Burbank CA 91505-1039

Link: http://www.garybricsramp.com/

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