My first choice is to check out thee ol steak corral in Whittier. I think it may be the last one left here in LA. I never been but I hear it is super cheesy with a bob's big boy type cowboy statue lassoing a big steak.
If I did not have the kids with me though I think I also would like to check out Steak N Stein. Seriously check out the bar inside!! Any place that has a cool old style bar like this has my interest.