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Good prime rib in sgv/pasadena area?

lapchern Feb 22, 2007 06:13 PM

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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    chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 06:19 PM

    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. wilafur Feb 22, 2007 06:37 PM

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

      1. ChinoWayne Feb 22, 2007 07:09 PM

        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.

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          mrpullings Feb 22, 2007 07:15 PM

          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
            chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 07:28 PM

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

          2. Local Feb 22, 2007 07:25 PM

            Taylor's La Canada-Flintridge.


            1. ipsedixit Feb 22, 2007 09:06 PM

              Smitty's Grill. www.smittysgrill.com

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              1. re: ipsedixit
                The Oracle Feb 23, 2007 08:27 AM

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

              2. monkuboy Feb 23, 2007 05:34 AM

                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
                  lapchern Feb 23, 2007 06:21 AM

                  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.

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                  olivexjina Feb 23, 2007 08:09 AM

                  I second houston's.

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