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Search for the Holy Grill- Prime Rib

In my search for the best prime rib in Manhattan, I've recently had them at Wollensky's Grill and Keens Chop House. On the to do list is the original Palm and The Homestead. But Ben Benson's which I tried yesterday may be the front runner so far. Picture perfect and great hash browns to boot. Please don't mention Houston's. Maybe Morton's I'll try. Also had a great prime rib recently at Kreutz Market in Lockhart, Texas so I'm wondering how Hill Country's might compare as it's supposed to be modeled on Kreutz.

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  1. Don't like Old Homestead for much, but was OK with their prime rib.

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    1. re: addictedtolunch

      The Palm's prime rib is excellent. Hill Country's is very moist and tasty. However, the last time I got prime rib at HC it was half fat. I did not notice until I sat down, and I just cut the fat off. I probably should have said something becuase for $20+ a pound, it was unacceptable to have that much fat.

    2. hi gg, i think Keens' is pretty good for prime rib (my gf's dad was wowed by it when we went there this spring)...when i went to Homestead ages ago i didn't order the PrimeRib, but wasn't impressed with the place overall in any case...i've not been to the Palm in NYC, but i thought the prime rib at the LA one was excellent...happy hunting...

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      1. re: Simon

        An addendum to my prior post: I ate at Keen's last night and had the prime rib. It was terrific and huge! I can also recommend the mutton chop. It was delicious, too.

      2. Prime rib at Hill Country was amazing.

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        1. re: guttergourmet

          Got the moist ( fatty ) one and even with the requested end cut, was rare/medium rare. Perfect

        2. Went back to Keen's. Liked it even better this time. Gargantuan like out of the Flintstones. Next time gonna resist and finally get the mutton chop.

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          1. re: guttergourmet

            love the keens.
            deb and i always go for the porterhouse for two but when msg is hosting a big-time concert it's not always available. prime rib is my backup, always available. not too shabby.

            1. re: steve h.

              I third the prime rib at Keens. I believe it's dry-aged when it is not typical for prime rib, but it certainly rocks.

              Fourseasons in another post mentioned that he enjoyed the prime rib at Lawry's at Beverley Hills better. I, on the other hand, like the ones at Keens.

          2. Are all mentioned served on the bone?

            1. Had one fantastic amazingly huge and rare bone-in Empire cut Prime Rib at Old Homestead last week. Unbelievable.

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              1. re: steakrules85

                On my list-but first I have to somehow pass up my favorite at Keen's to finally try the mutton chop.

                1. re: steakrules85

                  Since gone to Keen's and while it came up just a tad short of Old Homestead's Prime Rib- It was AMAZING.

                2. I have been on a similar quest and find Palm's to be hands down the most fantastic prime rib I have experienced. The only problem is they tend to sell out quickly, so if I am coming in late I typically call ahead and ask them to set a nice rare one aside for me and they always oblige. I love that place.
                  Tried the prime rib last night at Post House and found it to be a letdown. It was rare but not very flavorful, extremely fatty and difficult to remove the fat - I felt like I was conducting surgery through the entire meal.

                  1. Finally got to The Old Homestead. The shrimp cocktail are worth mentioning as they purport to be 5U-that's 5 shrimp per pound and I almost believed it-super-colossal! On to the main event-the prime rib was a thing of beauty-perfectly cooked medium rare and humongous. Here's the only criticism-there was virtually no fat as a result of which it was lacking a little in flavor complexity. It was obviously trimmed and while too much fat and gristle is a big no no, something was missing. It was great but still have to give the edge to Keens at #1 and Ben Benson's at #2. On deck: The Palm.

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                    1. re: guttergourmet

                      Glad u enjoyed OH guttergourmet. Like I said OH is still the best best piece of Prime Rib I have ever put to my tongue.