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Prime Rib (PHX)?

ipsedixit Apr 30, 2009 09:22 AM

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. ejs1492 RE: ipsedixit Apr 30, 2009 09:39 AM

    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. Rubee RE: ipsedixit Apr 30, 2009 01:33 PM

      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. silverbear RE: ipsedixit Apr 30, 2009 03:38 PM


        2611 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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          ciaogal RE: silverbear Apr 30, 2009 07:47 PM

          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
            ejs1492 RE: silverbear Apr 30, 2009 09:41 PM

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

          2. azhotdish RE: ipsedixit Apr 30, 2009 09:52 PM

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

            2502 E Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

            1. ipsedixit RE: ipsedixit May 1, 2009 08:45 AM

              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
                azhotdish RE: ipsedixit May 1, 2009 10:26 AM

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

                1. re: ipsedixit
                  zencker RE: ipsedixit May 1, 2009 11:25 AM

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

                  1. re: zencker
                    ipsedixit RE: zencker May 1, 2009 01:28 PM

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

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