So you all know it takes me forever to post anything, so please stand by and expect a couple other posts (including this one) before I get around to posting anything from New Jersey….also I’ve got a couple posts upcoming on places to eat in Vegas too!
BUT that’s all for the near future. For now, let’s talk about prime rib…well more specifically LAWRY’S prime rib!!! Lawry’s prime rib, although based in LA has a lot of Pasadena history…yes I know that’s weird, but the thing is, every year, a few days before the Rose Bowl, the bowl teams get to eat as much prime rib as they can possibly stuff themselves with. (Yes, I just ended a sentence in a preposition…what?) Now I imagine all those growing, athletic, high metabolismed (and I just made up a word) young men can put away a TON of prime rib. I made my best attempt to put away one plate…
While not exactly the fine dining establishment it once was (it’s almost kind of “touristy” now) Lawry’s definitely has a quality product and excellent customer service. Being the establishment that they are, they are supremely busy, and if they don’t require a reservation, I recommend making one.
We went for my Grandmother’s birthday and had a lovely time. Lawry’s service is steeped in tradition, and they have things they do a certain way, including their “spinning salad” which the server brings out to the table on a cart, and literally spins the salad bowl as she pours the dressing, ensuring that it is evenly coated with dressing – you can see her preparing this here:
Now I just want to add that they describe their dressing as vintage, and while I get what they’re TRYING to say, “Vintage Dressing” sounds gross…LOL!
Also all prime rib meals come with mashed potatoes, yorkshire pudding, and whipped cream horseradish. You can also chose to add things like a side of creamed spinach, creamed corn, or fresh asparagus. You chose a “size” cut that you want – while the menu is not that specific, our server was very knowledgeable and was able to let us know roughly what the amounts for each cut were.
Once you’ve ordered they bring out the hot cart which has the prime rib, and some of the hot sides. A carver cuts your order to the size and done-ness you’ve requested, and the sides are plated right there next to the table. Not gonna lie, I thought this was pretty cool.
Here is the VERY full plate with prime rib, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and a side of creamed spinach…ALL very delicious. Prime rib is tender and flavorful. Their whipped horseradish cream is awesome as well to top it off.
And Lawry’s menu has some nice looking desserts, but since it was my grandma’s birthday we brought a cake from Portos — my family has a thing for Portos — and they cut it up and served it for us. Although I can’t remember if they charged us a cake cutting fee or not.
100 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211