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Aug 22, 2011 01:59 PM

Best prime rib?


We are planning a 70th birthday party of about 8 adults.
The "birthday boy" loves prime rib. I don't eat it so can you tell me your favorite spot?
Minneapolis/St. Paul or the western suburbs, please.

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  1. RIGHT!? When I was a kid, going out for prime rib on Sundays at "the club"...king or queen cut...with horseradish sour cream and some kind of potato you didn't was a ritual...but I guess a foreign one up here as the only place I can think of that serves prime rib is Jax.

    Jax Cafe
    1928 University Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55418

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    1. re: Foureyes137

      I would say Wildfire in Eden prairie is a good spot. I frequent them and almost always order their prime rib, it comes well seasoned, and with horseradish cream, and a number of options for sides. Wildfire truly has a supper club feel, some 70's decor and big booths, servers in white shirts and black ties, and they all know what they are talking about, when it comes to food, or wine.

      Wildfire - Eden Prairie
      3020 Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

      1. re: breiter19

        On the Saint Paul side of the river, your best bet is The Lexington on the corner of Lexington and Grand Avenue. They have a prime rib special on Friday and Saturday evenings. They recently came under new ownership and have upped their steak program considerably and it's done as classically as you can imagine. The restaurant is a classic throwback to an older time and place as well.

        In the past, Lord Fletcher's on Lake Minnetonka used to have a prime rib special inside on the weekends. I don't see it on their current menu, but you could always call and check.

        Lord Fletcher's
        3746 Sunset Dr, Spring Park, MN 55384

    2. Kincaids downtown St. Paul. I have been to a birthday dinner there and they have a semi private room where they ut parties. I believe of 8 or more. I love the red plaid carpet in that place. I have no idea how they made that work:) I also like Mancinis.

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      1. re: danionavenue

        Mancinis doesn't offer prime rib. Kozlak's in Shorview is another option though.

        1. re: tart1

          Not sure how it is, but Nye's also has it on their menu.

        2. re: danionavenue

          Don't go to Kincaid's in Bloomington. We took business associates from out of town there and I was embarassed by the low quality and poor value.

          1. re: sandylc

            Ditto your thoughts on Kincaid's. I've been to both metro locations and the food was overpriced. Had the prime rib at the St. Paul location - very average.

        3. I have found the Prime Rib at Sarna's in Columbia Heights to be consistently delicious. They serve it Friday & Saturday nights.

          Sarna's Classic Grill
          3939 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421

          1. I'd recommend Jax, but Mancini's might also be fun for the old-school atmosphere.

            Jax Cafe
            1928 University Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55418

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            1. re: drew13000

              Do they do that as a special? Because I don't ever recall seeing it there.

              1. re: BigE

                You know, I think you're right. I could swear I've dined with someone that's ordered it, but I don't see it on the menu. Maybe I just feel like Mancini's is the kind of place that should have it.

                So I take back Mancini's. Go to Jax.

                Jax Cafe
                1928 University Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55418

            2. Try the Roseville VFW...It is not fancy but has good eats and cheap drinks.

              I cut and pasted this post from my earlier post:

              Contrary to belief, the Roseville VFW here is open to the public. Most VFWs are open to the public due to declining membership (all the old vets are dying off). Anyway, this VFW has a new Chef along with a new menu. On Friday nights they have Prime Rib and Walleye for $12. You get either the prime rib or walleye with a baked potato along with a veggie and roll. This place is great! The Walleye is huge that has a light panko crust which comes out moist inside. The prime rib is a thick King size portion done how you like. Now especially for the price and quality of the food, you would pay at least $20+ for the prime rib anywhere else. And why go to an Applebees, Chilis or TGI Fridays for lesser quality and portion size along with paying a higher price with crappy service. Plus you support the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States) which is a great cause. They also have cheap drinks. I am surprised word has not gotten out to the college kids. They have different events going on there plus a regular menu. I do like the chili there. So stop in and try it out.