The coast’s most intimate salon for ultra-premium steaks is discreetly tucked just off the lobby at this esteemed resort. Beef—be it grassfed, grain-fed, bone-in, or dry-aged—is the star of a pithy-if-pricey menu that’s unabashedly loyal. Lavish compound butter s to enjoy alongside steaks are a house signature. Opulent sides include silky pureed Yukon Golds. Polished service and often enchanting desserts.

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive


Closed Monday.


See our September 2012 Full Review.