I've been a patron at various Lawry's the Prime Rib, from when I was very young and visited the first such location in Beverly Hills, California. Since then I've enjoyed this great meal in Las Vegas, Osaka and Tokyo. And I just have to say that, as someone who only mildly enjoys Prime Rib, these restaurants have the very best and most delicious prime rib in the world!
The restaurants used to have prime rib exclusively, but now they've expanded to include steaks, chicken, and other things, but it's extremely obvious that prime rib is THE meal to have here. It's always pretty much the same, no matter in which of the restaurants you enjoy it. First you have a "spinning salad," tossed in a bowl over another bowl of ice, so it can spin while the dressing is drizzled over it. After that, a huge carving cart comes rolling over, and on this cart you have several different huge roasts of prime rib. You then select the temperature of the roast you want as well as the thickness. A very elegantly clad carver then slices your rib for you, and adds a healthy dollop of almost sinfully delicious gravy, also adding great mashed potatoes. Then you're given a great Yorkshire pudding, which is basically eggs, milk and flour all mixed up and baked in prime rib juices. You can also add veggies for an extra payment, but I'm just as happy as a clam with my "basic" meal. Oh, did I say that the taste is just fabulous??? Well it is, and you just sit there moaning and groaning over how wonderful each bite is as it hits your mouth.
There are, as I said, other things on the menu, but when I go to Lawry's all I ever want is that sensational prime rib. There are also desserts, but I have enough trouble just getting through that huge slab of meat. There are several different thicknesses to the meat, all at different rates, and I prefer just the basic "Lawry cut." I never have tried the "Diamond Jim Brady" cut, because I think just that one slab could last me a week!
Anyway, every time I visit one of the cities where Lawry's is located I make a beeline to eat there. Now all we need is for them to open one where I live (Hawaii).
My heartiest recommendation!!
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