Venice's new steakhouse, American Beauty just might be one of the hottest tickets in town! The Rose Avenue digs are the brainchild of Jeff Goodman and Paul Hibler (Superba Food and Bread, Pitfire Pizza) along with Bruce
Horowitz (Tasting Kitchen on Abbot Kinney). The dining room, while relatively small, boasts vintage wooden booths and a beautiful bar bar attached.
The wine list is spectacular. We enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc,
Les Chardons,Touraine, Loire, FR 2018 before dinner. I loved this and would definitely add to my favorites. There are several wines by the glass and wonderful selections by the bottle. We didn't drink too much more as we were heading out to another location
We started with the chopped vegetable salad with three different lettuces, crispy breadcrumbs,fresh tomatoes, cheese, and garbanzo beans all mixed in a tangy vinaigrette. We also enjoyed the charred
long beans with Fresno chili,lemon, and anchovy. This dish was bursting with flavor and was one of my favorites! The Aspen Ridge Prime Hanger steak was tender and flavorful. I tried the steakhouse burger with Swiss cheese. The burger was juicy and perfectly
cooked. Perhaps the most amazing dish was the stuffed hash browns. Trust me when I say these are crack hash browns. The more you eat, the more you want! Stuffed with melted onion and sour cream,then fried to a perfect crunch; this is one of the best things
I've ever eaten...ever! Dessert was a little disappointing for me as I'm not a big fruit for dessert believer. Hopefully, on our next visit, the dessert menu will change. All in all, it was a fantastic dinner with exceptional service. American Beauty
425 Rose Avenue Venice (310)412-0075
Hours: Sun-Thurs:5:30-10pm, Fri-Sat: 5:30-10:30pm
Note: Bar hours Sun-Thurs 5-11pm, Fri-ST: 5pm-12am
There is also a burger takeout window open from 11am-4:30pm daily.