The San Franciscan
Another old school Los Angeles steak/prime rib place, kind of like Billingsley's, or a more affordable/lower-end version of Pacific Dining Car or the place up in Burbank that's equally old school.
Interior looks like it hasn't been touched since the 1980s, and probably dates from the 1960's or earlier, as does the staff. The dinner bread is probaby the fanciest thing on the menu, and the appetizers are good in the old school American tradition: somewhat heavily breaded and deep fried, or sauteed in butter. Skip the deep fried shrimp as it doesn't get the good end of the battering deal, but the green beans aren't too bad. Salads are generous chunks of lettuce slapped with tons of dressing-- exactly as one would expect!
After recoiling in horror as Matt tried to order his prime rib medium well (!), Matt was convinced to order his prime rib medium at least, and Jennifer got a clear look of approval for ordering rare. Tommy had the steak (ribeye, was it?) which might have to be the order of choice next time.
I went big with the Diamond Jim, their 19oz cut of USDA choice prime rib. And after all the bread, salad, green beans, mushrooms, and shrimp... it was huge. Generous amounts of au jus, but the meat itself wasn't seasoned much. Tasty enough considering the price tho-- expecting more for your money would be unrealistic-- and definitely hard to argue about the value when you see better than a pound of meat arrive!