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Apr 30, 2009 09:22 AM

Prime Rib (PHX)?

I have a friend coming in to town and has requested prime rib.

I'm not a big prime rib person and so hardly ever seek it out, much less order it.

Is there a place in Phoenix/Scottsdale that you would recommend for prime rib? For some background, said friend is a big fan of the Smith & Wollensky prime rib (which, of course, I have also never had so I have no point of comparison).

My default choices would be to hit up one of chain steakhouses. If I go that route, is there one chain steakhouse that does a better prime rib than others?

But if other people have suggestions, I'd love to hear them.


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  1. I think that Don & Charlie's in Scottsdale has the best Prime Rib in town. WAY better than the chain steakhouses, and it's locally owned/operated.

    Don & Charlie's
    7501 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    1. I haven't had it (I always order the fried lobster), but we've been with friends at El Chorro who love the prime rib and always order it when we visit. They offer 10 and 14-oz cuts.

      El Chorro Lodge
      5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

      1. Durant's

        2611 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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        1. re: silverbear

          Mastro's for the 'prime' prime rib! you can't go wrong w/ anything on the menu!

          Mastro's Steak House
          8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

          1. re: silverbear

            Good call, SB. Had not thought of that one.

          2. Haven't had the dish, but Christopher's has grilled prime rib for 2 for $60.

            2502 E Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

            1. Thanks for the rec everyone.

              I think we're headed off to Christopher's, in part because I want to try the place, esp. the Pied de cochon.

              I'll report back.

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                Please report back - I've only been for happy hour a couple of times but have enjoyed it on both occasions.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  oh my... I think that means "pig's feet." Do tell.

                  1. re: zencker

                    Yeah, pig's feet indeed. I can hardly wait!