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Old english style Prime Rib

jlisa1 Oct 26, 2006 11:43 PM

Hi - I am trying to find a great prime rib place (besides lawry's) that has sort of an old english feel and comes with sides and yorkshire pudding. Tried the 5 crowns already, and steven's, and will try Tam O' Shatners, but where else has good traditional prime rib?

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    WandererLA Oct 27, 2006 08:03 PM

    OMG Thank you all for posting this! I just love Old English Style Prime Rib dinners. I am planning on checking all these places out.

    If you are ever in the bay area, there is this amazing place called the House of Prime Rib that is Old English style and they serve a complete dinner - tons of food. BEST OF ALL, you can request another serving of Prime Rib if you want more!

    1. tatertots Oct 27, 2006 07:40 PM

      The Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills serves traditional prime rib with yorkshire pudding on the side. Check out their website: http://www.thegrill.com

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      1. re: tatertots
        JBC Oct 27, 2006 08:14 PM

        The food at The Grill is very good and I'm sure their Prime Rib is wonderful, but it just doesn't have any Olde English Ambiance to it.

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        allegro805 Oct 27, 2006 05:41 PM

        You might want to check out a recent LA Times report on some of the best pubs around. They don't concentrate on prime rib, but I think it's mentioned in a couple of the reviews:

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          ilikefood Oct 27, 2006 05:35 PM

          Beckham Grill & Crown Bar, 77 W. Walnut St. Pasadena, is just the ticket. An authentic English Inn restaurant and pub. Tudor building and interior. Look for the English cab out front. The Crown Bar inside has the look and feel of a cozy English pub, incl fireplace. With Guiness, Bass & Newcastle Brown on tap, and a selection of single malt scotches.
          The food is just what you'd expect from old English Inn: prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, creamed spinach, creamed corn, etc. They have other English Inn menu staples such as roast duckling w/ black cherry Gran Marnier sauce. I think they no longer serve that classic English dessert: trifle. Us Yanks never caught on to it like fish & chips (which they also serve). They have a happy hour between 4-7PM M-F w/ 1/2 price "pub fare" & drink specials.
          GO, based on what you're looking for, you definitely won't be disappointed. Let us know what you think.

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          1. re: ilikefood
            JBC Oct 27, 2006 06:02 PM

            Best time to try Beckham's Prime Rib would be November 8th, their Anniversary, when they're offerring a complete Prime Rib Dinner for $15.95 (cheapest on reg. menu is $22.95) & bagpipes playing.


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            JBC Oct 27, 2006 02:00 PM

            You might want to try the Whale & Ale in San Pedro. They age their own prime rib, serve it with the traditional sides, and it has that olde English feel to the place.


            1. SIMIHOUND Oct 27, 2006 03:35 AM

              I was very unhappy at Tam Oshanter back in August for my wedding anniversary. The food was unimpressive. Service was very lacking. I clearly get the feeling they rely on what they used to be rather then what they are now. For the same money I could have gone to Flemings in the Valley. In fact I was there two weeks later and was so bummed because I spent the exact same money and got top notch food and service there. Made me feel like I was ripped off at Tam. I will never go back.

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              1. re: SIMIHOUND
                monku Oct 27, 2006 03:47 AM

                Some people like it and some don't. They've been in business for 80 years. I've been going for years and know what to expect when I go there and there are no surprises. I don't know how they can mess up prime rib.

              2. monku Oct 27, 2006 01:15 AM

                You tried Lawry's, Five Crowns then you've tried Tam O'Shanter--all part of Lawry's Food Group. Tam O'Shanter has that Scottish feel to the place.

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                  khuezee Oct 27, 2006 12:06 AM

                  You Have to Definitely try Gullivers in Irvine/Newport Beach. Its directly across from John Wayne Airport on McCarther

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                  1. re: khuezee
                    kingkong5 Nov 2, 2006 10:07 PM

                    Yes, Gulliver's is a great place for real old fashioned English prime rib. Even the servers dress up in period outfits! They also have the traditional yorkshire pudding and creamed spinach to go with your meat.

                    It's sometimes difficult to find, as the sign isn't easy to see when driving by. It's in the same parking lot as the El Torito as you're driving down MacArthur Blvd in front of the airport. Well worth a visit if you're in the area. They serve this giant, bone-in cut that is so good!

                  2. wilafur Oct 26, 2006 11:59 PM

                    not many people are fond of it, but i had a pretty darn good prime rib at buggy whip in westchester a year or 2 ago.

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