Beautiful Baltaire in Brentwood


Stunning Steakhouse, Baltaire in Brentwood, gets top marks from Los Angeles diners: Sid Lipsey, Tracey Steinberg and Lisa Niver. The interior space is open and inviting and the team is phenomenal.

I could see returning here over and over again for the atmosphere, ambience, service and fantastic food.

The wine and drink pairings were excellent. I loved my first aperol spritz! Appetizers including Marine Diver Scallops, Grilled Artichokes, Petrossian Caviar and Salmon Tartar were scrumptious. The Greek salad was excellently prepared tableside was out of this world. I loved that we were offered a Greek white wine to accompany our salad.

Sid Lipsey says, “Amazing. This is one of the best dinners I have had since I got to Los Angeles.” Every aspect of our meals were unbelievable from the A5 Japanese Wagyu, Petit Filet, Colorado Lamb Rib Chops, and wild Alaskan Halibut. We all loved the olive oil whipped potatoes, fresh corn, charred broccolini and jumbo asparagus

Tracey Steinberg said, “The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The decor is appealing to both men and women which makes it great for a large group and perfect for a romantic night with your special someone.”

I even got to go into the kitchen to see where the magic happens. Thank you to Executive Chef Travis Strickland and Beverage Director and certified Sommelier David Vaughn for a memorable evening.

We loved the cocktails, wines, highest grade steaks, exceptional seafood! This restaurant is a wonderful edition to Brentwood.

VIDEO: Dining at Baltaire in Brentwood

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.

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