Ok, well the best $24 cheesesteak is the one you don’t buy yourself…my day in the sun came finally today.
Here’s what the menu says
Matu Philly Cheesesteak
Eight ounces of 100% Grass Fed Wagyu Ribeye and Sirloin, Cooper Sharp® cheese with grilled onions and a roasted Long Hot pepper on our freshly baked sesame roll.
House-made Potato Chips
Our house-made potato chips are fried with
100% grass-fed Wagyu beef tallow.
Photos courtesy of the internet - looks the same
I’ll say this: it’s the best cheesesteak I’ve had in LA and one of the best I have ever had. Frankly, it’s one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. The meat is ample and beefy, not greasy, the sharp cheese works great and the roasted long pepper does add some nice heat and it was pickled too (pretty sure) so some tang. The roll was crunchy and seedy but not too bready. Good balance, not too small or too big. No mayotard etc thankfully - I would have asked them to remove it. Many ways it is traditional (fire away), and some ways not.
Usually chips are not worth mentioning but these are – really really thinly sliced, more than usual, and fried up in tallow.
We had ours “to-go” and sat outside on a table in front. Most folks were sitting at the bar. The rest of the restaurant seats are closed down during lunch. This is the only thing on the menu foodwise at lunch.
Pangs of hunger and guilt subsiding the wise words of Ferris Bueller come to mind:
It is so choice. If you have the means I highly suggest picking one up.
Jersey Mike’s is half a block away. Their cheesesteak that size is about $12. Is this worth 2 of those? It’s worth 2 million of those. Is it a ridiculous price for a sandwich? IDK, Langers is prob about that for pastrami now. In any event, an expensive sandwich is still a relatively affordable luxury for a splurge here and there especially in this neighborhood.
Matū – A Beverly Hills steak restaurant exclusively serving 100% grass-fed Wagyu from First Light Farms. (matusteak.com)
239 S. Beverly Dr BH CA 90212