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Jun 1, 2008 05:42 PM

Need to find resto similar to Prime Rib in DC.

Hello everyone, I have a friend visiting from DC and he loves The Prime Rib restaurant -- probably his favorite restaurant. I'm looking for someplace in LA that is similar in terms of ambiance and menu. Any suggestions? Here's the website:

Given all the rave reviews on Wolfgang's I thought we'd go there -- but the decor/ambiance doesn't quite grab me the way I'd like so I'm looking for other options.

Thanks very much.

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  1. If it's prime rib you're looking for -- and I mean *just* prime rib -- then you ought to be very happy at Lawry's Prime Rib, one of the relatively few L.A. landmark restaurants that still lives up to its history and reputation:

    For steakhouses, the highest rated in our most recent Ultimate Restaurants poll was Cut.

    The poll:
    The restaurant:

    9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Lawry's Prime Rib
    100 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    1. The two best places in town for prime rib are the Palm and Lawry's [as to which maxzook has already provided info]; however, the last time I was at the Palm (West Hollywood location) I was told the prime rib--formerly available every day--was now going to be offered on weekends only due to low demand. Pity because I like the Palm's version best. Another good, but limited availability (Sunday only, as I recall) prime rib is at the Grill on the Alley. The menus at the Palm and the Grill on the Alley offer many more choices than Lawry's if some of your party does not want prime rib.

      Grill On the Alley
      9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

      Palm Restaurant
      1100 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

      Palm Restaurant
      9001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069

      1. Thanks for helping me narrow down my list. I should mention that I'm not *just* seeking prime rib, I'm just hoping to find something as romantic and elegant as the Prime Rib restaurant in DC. After my original post I called a friend and she suggested Mastro's on Canon. So now my (short) list consists of 1) Mastro's 2) Cut 3) Wolfgang's. Which would be your top pick?

        5 Replies
        1. re: yoginla

          Closest to Prime Rib in Southern California would be either Mastro's or Morton's.

          1. re: yoginla

            cut should be your top pick for food - but the decor and style does not match the prime rib restaurant you referenced - the prime rib looks more like an arnie morton's or ruth chris or pacific dining car - plus the dress code, not an LA standard for sure!

            cut is not only a great place for steak, it is a great restaurant period, in every way

            1. re: paulfromla

              Thanks Paul. Now I'm leaning toward Cut or Mastro's. What to do?? Hmmm.

              1. re: yoginla

                Although the decor at Cut is very different from that at The Prime Rib (one might say night and day), it is quite stunning nonetheless and would provide a more unusual experience than going to Mastro's. I also find the food to be much better at Cut than at Mastro's and the sommelier, Dana, is a delight to work with on picking wines.

                1. re: New Trial

                  I tried getting a reservation at Cut for Friday evening but they have nothing :(