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Sep 20, 2006 03:46 AM

Prime rib halfway between Concord and SF?

It's my aunt's birthday and half of us live in SF and the other half reside in Concord. Any good prime rib places in between these two cities? Thanks!

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  1. Walker's Pie Shop in Albany is the only one I can think of. Good for the price.

    Oh, wait, there are also Skates by the Bay in Berkeley and Kincaid's in Oakland. Despite the different names they're both branches of the Restaurants Unlimited chain. Prime rib's one of the few safe things to order.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Hs. Lordships at the Berkeley Marina also serves prime rib. They're currently featuring an early bird dinner special for $13.95 that includes prime rib as one of the main course options.

      I've always preferred the ambience of Skates to Hs. Lordships (Skates feels more modern, Hs. Lordships more elegant).. but both equally have a pretty view of the bay and San Francisco.

    2. They are known for their fried chicken, but Casa Orinda in Orinda might have prime rib on the menu. I can't remember for sure, though it is the type of place that would, and I can't find an online menu. They definitely have steaks, Perhaps worth a call to them. I have used it has a halfway between Concord and SF meeting place for relatively unadventurous eaters, with good success....

      1. Fyi... Chow in Lafayette has an excellent prime rib, made with prime grade meat... it is relatively new on the menu...

        1. Pretty much everything at Chow is good. It's a hustle-bustle, relatively informal place, however. Casa Orinda is a bit more clubby, relaxed and consequently more expensive. My recollection from years past is that prime rib was a frequent special, esp. on weekends, but not on the permanent menu. When we had it, though, it was some of the best prime rib ever. It's most famous for fried chicken, by the way, if that's an added incentive.

          1. Skate's has one of the best prime ribs I've ever had.

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            1. re: katya

              I like Skates as well. The last time I had it was about 3 years ago. I remember it was a nice thick cut of prime meat.