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“Good Steaks.......No privacy”

Taylor's Steakhouse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed April 3, 2012

We had dinner at Taylor's to celebrate a special occasion. As this is a steakhouse it was obviously our first choice. The choices were great, though pricey, and the fries accompanied by the choice of creamed spinach, green beans or wild rice was a welcome change. Our steaks arrived medium rare, as ordered, though seemed rather thin - for the price.

The service was relaxed, and we were not rushed through our meal. We were seated soon after we arrived, and were allowed to pace ourselves through our meal. No feeling that someone was waiting for our table, probably because it was a Sunday evening. I do feel that the telephone reservation end of this business could do with a little more finess, and not make you feel as though you are being granted a great privilege to visit this establishment. The restaurant has a lovely patio area with a large fire place.

As for the No privacy part in the title: As mentioned we were there for a special occasion. The tables are rather close together, and we had a party of six at a table near us very loudly criticizing the current president and voicing disparate opinions. I feel this is not a place for this kind of conversation, and it pretty much spoiled the whole evening for us as we could not avoid being privy to their conversations, not to mention the discomfort of other patrons. A little more distance between tables might have helped. So what we were hoping for - a nice relaxing evening to celebrate, sadly eventually turned into a cannot get out of here fast enough disappointment.

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Thank libreader
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Taylor's has been around for years, and with good reason. They always deliver a fine steak along with all the usual items to accompany it (e.g. potatoes, vegetables, etc...) I had the Tayler's Special Steak (i.e. a Filet Mignon Cut) and it was quite nice. The flavor was typical, because of the light marbling, but what do you expect from a Filet Mignon, right? It was very tender and cooked as ordered and for the price range, was fine. Taylor's has a nice atmosphere and the wait staff are marvelous. If you are in the La Canada/Flintridge area and want a good steak, stop at Taylor's, but be sure to make reservations.

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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Have been to Taylor's a few times and have not been disappointed. The fresh potato chips keep me coming back. Very old school decor and there is outside seating if you prefer- covered and heated with a fireplace. Worth the trip if your off the beaten path in La Canada.

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Thank ral05
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Steaks are well prepared but all sides are very sub-par. This is a place for a stiff drink and a dark booth, if that's what you are looking for but the food is VERY old school and not in a good way, think, horribly overcooked vegetables. It's been a staple in town for many years but not for anyone under 65!

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Reviewed January 17, 2012

We made reservations online. We had been going to Taylor's in La Canada since it had opened in the mid 1990's. When we arrived at Taylor's we were told that they were still closed and that our reservations were not on their list. We showed them the print out of the online reservation site to no avail. We were turned away with no apology offered, nor have we had one since then. I had enjoyed eating at Taylor's because it reminded us of our childhood. Their service can be quite slow and their food is only adequate but the warmth of our memories made us return regularly. Our memory now is of unapologetic rejection.

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Thank Dianne S
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