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petite steakout: Gary Bric's Ramp - Burbank

Rating: 2.25 cows


It’s no surprise that we love steak. But sometimes it can be difficult to gather the crew together as frequently as we’d like. So we’ve created something new, we’re calling them “petite” to capture remarkable (for better or worse) steaks consumed outside our standard group.

These mini reviews won’t display in our steak ranking since they only include one of a few of members and are thus not fairly representative accounts. That said, our first petite steakout is Gary Bric’s Ramp in Burbank.

Situated immediately adjacent to the onramp to the 5 freeway, Gary Bric’s establishment has been around since 1962, though ex-Mayor Gary Bric has only owned it since 1993. The place is small but packs in a lot of character.

We started in the bar area with drinks and appetizers. The Old Fashioneds were actually decent, even though they were served with a cherry. The prices were very good as well. The potato skins were excellent, and cut into perfect bite-size pieces.

The service was nice, but ultimately the steaks were a huge disappointment. We ordered the porterhouse and the filet, both cooked rare plus. The filet was immaculately cooked, but there was a complete lack of flavor. The char marks on the tops and bottom was the only flavor you could taste, and without any seasoning whatsoever, it was not enjoyable. The porterhouse was not much better, with a distinct lack of flavor on both sides. And while we asked for rare plus, it was really closer to medium-rare.

The sides were even less appetizing—except for the cheese bread which was delicious. The twice-baked potato was luke-warm and tasted stale, and the fries were just awful. The greens were decent, but a bit overcooked and soggy. The prices here are fairly good ($35 for a 10-oz filet including sides) but it’s hard to see us coming back. Sorry Gary.

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