A Los Angeles Favorite: Lawry’s The Prime Rib
I admitted recently to a friend I had never been to Lawry’s The Prime Rib. Lawry’s is one of those LA favorites that has been around forever. It’s popular for all major holidays, graduations, birthdays and anniversaries. It’s a place you go for celebrations.
The servers were very traditional outfits and servers go by Miss or Mister.
To start, my friend who is a VIP member of Lawry’s, ordered a Manhattan. It was unfortunately shaken and had way too many ice chips in it. I ordered a French 75 which came in a pint glass with a cherry and a motley looking lime. For a classic steak house with these drinks on their menu, I was very disappointed. Actually, I am hoping my drink was just a gin and tonic but it did taste more like a French 75. Also, the cocktail menu features “skinny cocktails.” We will order wine next time.
I got a meal that included salad, prime rib, a lobster tail and dessert. Lawry’s is famous for their spinning salad where a server will toss the salad by spinning the bowl.
You may be familiar with the various seasonings Lawry’s sells. They make one especially for salad. The salad was very fresh and I was a little bit surprised expecting a deplorable overdressed iceberg lettuce salad. Instead we had fresh romaine with just the right amount of dressing. You can season the salad to taste with the special salad seasoning on the table.
Then came time for our prime rib. I asked for a medium rare cut and it looked like it was still alive. However, it was damn good. The carving station is on wheels and my friend confided to me it cost $30,000. Lawry’s also keeps the sides in it and I got the creamed spinach though I was tempted by the creamed corn. My friend had buttered peas. Very, very old school. My meal also included mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding (bread).
The lobster tail could have been a little bit more moist but that’s what that bowl of melted butter is for, right?
And to go very traditional, I had the sundae for dessert.
I can see why people love Lawry’s. I enjoyed the meal quite a bit. Now when is the next holiday? I need more prime rib.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib100 N La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 — (310) 652-2827 © The Minty 2013