Need Prime Rib and Brownies!
My sweetheart wants prime rib and brownies for her birthday tomorrow. We live in Sunnyvale, but are willing to travel as far as San Francisco. Is there a single restaurant that executes both really well? Or two nearby places where we could go?
If you don't want to do the drive, Sundance in Palo Alto has decent Prime Rib in a variety of cuts:
I don't recall their desert menu but I do recall a pretty good chocolate mudpie if that would do. If not, I would just pick up some brownies at a bakery & bring them to dinner. Palo Alto has several good bakeries (eg Prolific Oven downtown and Copenhagen? on California Avenue). The latter is just a few blocks from Sundance.
Many folks on this board are fans of House of Prime Rib.
Here's a little conversation about it:
My last visit there, I was underwhelmed, but I have previously really enjoyed it. Besides having a selection of cuts, it comes with salad, yorkshire pudding, potato, and creamed spinach (if I recall correctly). It's a classic, and worth going to.
I've never had dessert there and the website doesn't say anything about it. Personally, I'd buy an "adult" brownie at Andronico's and take it home. Then again, if you have room for a brownie after the prime rib plus fixings at HOPR, you're a better person than I.