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Good prime rib in sgv/pasadena area?

So far i've tried Charley Brown's in montebello and Luminarias in Monterey Park.

The former wasn't so great as it was really chewy for some reason (medium rare) and the latter is amazing as i think it's better than lawry's (i tried this place once) plus they have awseome free jalapeno cornbread.

i'd like to try other places for their prime rib so i'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions.

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  1. Maybe too far, but I love Tam O' Shanter on Los Feliz in Atwater Village (Glendale area). It's in Lawry's family (euphamism for "chain") so along the Lawry's lines, but not as expensive.

    1. arroyo chophouse in pasadena. i believe they have prime rib on fri & sat. yum!

      1. Ah, Charlie Brown's, Montebello, I have fond memories of a drunken waitress there and a credit card switch during a business dinner, but their food was never top notch. Another venue you might want to try is Houston's in Pasdena, I had a not too shabby hunk of prime rib there a few months ago.

        You can also got a nice prime rib, on the bone, at Claim Jumper in Monrovia.

        1. I'm a fan of the Tam as well. Can't beat the decor - vintage LA circa 1920 - prime rib is mighty tasty too. On a cold night when the fireplaces are going, it's hard to beat.

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          1. re: mrpullings

            They also have a chocolate souffle that's to die for!

              1. re: ipsedixit

                second smitty's... and they have a mean, thin-creamy mashed potatoe side.

              2. Luminarias for good prime rib? Really? I never considered that place as one to go to for the food.. has anyone else tried the prime rib over there?

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                1. re: monkuboy

                  let me toss in a disclaimer and say i don't proclaim myself an expert of prime rib. it's just that the one from luminarias is the one i've enjoyed the most.