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SIMIHOUND Jul 27, 2006 07:35 PM

Need rec's for Prime Rib dinner for my 7th wedding anniversary. Is there anyplace that is not as well known as the norm but still top notch?

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    JPomer RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 27, 2006 07:58 PM

    It's chock full of tourists, but you must go to Lawry's for the Prime Rib, and the special tossed salad

    1. SIMIHOUND RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 27, 2006 09:05 PM

      The last time I was at Lawry's the food was great as usual but I was rushed through my meal and I felt like I was in an assembly line. I prefer a more relaxed environment.

      1. ipsedixit RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 27, 2006 09:28 PM

        I would skip Lawry's (it's more destination du jour for Japanese business men than real restaurant).

        Couple of places come to mind.

        Mortons (www.arniemortons.com) and Arroyo Chop House (www.arroyochophouse.com). Both are good, but I prefer Arroyo Chop House if I had to choose. Both only serve it Friday and Saturday so call ahead.

        Happy Anniversary.

        1. Pei RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 27, 2006 09:44 PM

          I've rarely had a prime rib as good as the one at Houston's, even at Morton's or Lawry's. I don't know if Houston's is fancy enough for your anniversary, but I was just at the one in the Century City mall and was very pleasantly surprised that we were never rushed through our meal even though the line outside was growing when we exited the restaurant.

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            Theo RE: Pei Jul 29, 2006 08:03 PM

            Must agree - I had an amazing Prime Rib at the now-closed Houstons in Woodland Hills. One of the best I've ever had.

          2. David Kahn RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 27, 2006 10:51 PM

            There was a thread on prime rib not long ago: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...? . Fwiw, I've heard that the Sunday prime rib at the Grill in BH is excellent.

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              Rheux RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 27, 2006 11:02 PM

              I like the Prime Rib at Tam O'Shnaters. It is part of the Lawry family, so the quality is top notch and it is not as nearly as crowded as Lawry's and the price is lower as well.

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                jessejames RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 27, 2006 11:18 PM

                I gotta go with lawreys...their beef is the tastiest in town and in my opinion better than any steak to be had...it is somewhat reasonable...last time i went they gave us a tour of the kitchen and meat locker which was awesome...maybe that will get your romantic juices going on your anniversary!

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                  rameniac RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 27, 2006 11:35 PM

                  isn't there a place called steven's or something off the I-5 in city of commerce? i remember it was pretty decent with a big slab of moieet...

                  1. boogiebaby RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 28, 2006 01:12 AM

                    Houston's in Pasadena has amazing prime rib. I like Lawry's too, but I think Houston's is better.

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                      NAspy RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 29, 2006 12:36 AM

                      You can take your time at Lawry's when you let them know it's a special experience. I agree with the majority of posters who recommend this place.

                      IN the event you decide to go elsewhere, I've had good prime rib at Kincaids' on REdondo Beach pier, which is a more romantic setting than Lawry's.

                      1. SIMIHOUND RE: SIMIHOUND Jul 29, 2006 01:20 AM

                        Thanks for all the rec's. I have decided on Tam O'Shanter's for Tuesday hoping that they will be less busy than Lawry's it will be a more relaxing experience. If anyone has had negative experiences there please let me know.

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