Santa Barbara: Prime Rib at Tee-Off

dirty martini

 

One night in Santa Barbara, we went to Tee-Off, this old school steakhouse and lounge. I imagine many TV writers have a place like Tee-Off in mind when they write those pivotal scenes shot at lounges where the Rat Pack possibly ate at.

To go with the mood, I ordered a dirty Martini. I didn’t want a regular Martini but I was going for some neat Scotch when I pivoted and ordered it dirty.

veggies to snack on

While you peruse the menu, you’re given a plate of veggies and peppers to snack on. Oh man, do I miss a really good buttermilk ranch dressing. It’s always so creamy at steakhouses.

mushrooms

 

We ordered mushrooms as an appetizer and I’m so glad we did. It was one of the favorite things I ate that night. I loved the sauce and the fresh mushrooms were so good.

 

clam chowder

 

With your meal, you get a choice of soup and salad. I opted for clam chowder while my friend had a prime rib soup. Mine was nice and thick but I should have gotten the signature soup.

salad

 

Obligatory salad pic!

prime rib and scampi

 

And here it is- I got the scampi and prime rib combo. The shrimp were nice and big with another great sauce. I really liked my prime rib. It was also a thick slice and so juicy (I asked for medium rare). I thought it was better than Lawry’s in LA. I even liked the steamed vegetables. And yes, we had leftovers so I got to enjoy this again the next night.

baked potato fixings

 

Oh, but how could I forget? The baked potato was served with an extraordinary amount of sour cream, butter and green onions. I put on just enough which is to say, enough for my potato. The scoops reminded me of ice cream!

Now I wish Tee-Off was in Los Angeles. I’d take all my friends!

Tee-Off

3627 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105  — 805) 687-1616

 

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