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Bourbon Steak, a Masculine New Grill House in Glendale

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

Steak has never looked so good in Glendale thanks to Bourbon Steak, which soft-opened over the weekend for Americana at Brand residents. The Michael Mina steakhouse, which already has outlets in Scottsdale, D.C., and San Francisco, officially opens March 26. On the docket, all-natural, organic beef along with some more creative bites like lobster corn dogs, truffle donuts, tableside tartare, and Mina's famous lobster pot pie. Designed by AvroKO (Faith & Flower), the 182-seater is bathed in dark leathers, rosewood, and lots of brushed metal.

In addition to steaks, Mina is preparing specialties like duck spring rolls and his celebrated duck-fat fries. Also, a bacon cheeseburger that will rival some of the better burger joints in the city. Lunch options extend to house-made pastrami sandwiches and turkey burgers.

As for the intoxicants, cocktails are more on the classic side, like Sazeracs and Remembering the Maines as solid alternatives to martinis. And wine pro Rajat Parr, who directs all of Michael Mina's wine programs, will have plenty of grand cru Burgundies and First Growth Bordeaux for the connoisseurs, with 20 wines by the glass. As if the Americana didn't have enough coffee and pastry options, up front is a grab-and-go patisserie featuring baked goods and brews from LaMill.

Daily hours run 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. for dinner.
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