When you get tired of hanging out with vegetarians. The Arsenal, 12012 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles. (213) 479-9782. Style: Steak from the Twilight Zone. Setting: Medieval weaponry on walls and mortar shells hanging from the ceiling. Recommended: New York steak, $12.95.
The Grill, 9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills. (213) 276-0615. Style: Sensible fare served by professionals who won’t tell you their names. Setting: Masculine, with deep booths and polished brass. Recommended: T-bone steak, $29.50.
Pacific Dining Car, 2700 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (213) 453-4000. Style: Where big people eat big meat. Setting: The place that time forgot--dark wood, cozy booths, and old-fashioned lamps. Recommended: T-bone steak, $34.95.
The Palm, 9001 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (213) 550-8811. Style: Surf ‘n’ turf for celebs. Setting: Sawdust and stardust. Recommended: New York steak, $24.
The Sherman Room, 16916 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. (818) 881-9363. Style: Low-cost steakhouse serving meat to the multitudes. Setting: English hunting prints, fake fireplace and long waiting lines. Recommended: Top sirloin, $6.95.