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Jan 6, 2014 12:34 PM

Prime Rib.....

Are there any restaurants in the Union, Morris, Middlesex, Essex, or Somerset counties that sell Prime Rib on the bone ??.....seems like any that do sell are boneless........Thanks

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  1. When I'm in the mood I'll hit Charlie Browns and get my Prime Rib on. Is it the best I've ever had? No, but it's far from bad, a nice double cut, baked potato and salad bar makes a pretty decent meal. Oh they also have good au jus and creamy horseradish sauce.

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    1. re: jrvedivici

      Sadly, Charlie Brown's doesn't serve Prime Rib on the bone anymore. When the chain emerged from bankruptcy they really started cutting a lot of corners to save money, and Prime Rib served on the bone was one of the first things to go. Now it costs more and you get less.

      1. re: creamfinger

        I'm not sure what location(s) you have visited, but the one that I do have served it on the bone. This is within the last month. I only order the Double Cut (I believe that is what they call the largest cut) when I go and it comes with the bone.

        1. re: jrvedivici

          jrvedivici.....What location did you get the bone on ?.....thanks

            1. re: jrvedivici

              I just called the Charlie Brown's in Edison to ask if they had Prime Rib on the bone (because I'd make the trip if they did). I spoke with the manager. He said that they don't have Prime Rib on the bone, and that no Charlie Brown's restaurant has Prime Rib on the bone on the menu anymore.

          1. re: jrvedivici

            JRVEDIVICI.....I called Edison also, and they said no C.B.
            serves on the bone, only the Porterhouse comes with bone,....he said he gets many requests for bone-in, and passes the info to upper management.

            1. re: LEOFONT

              I mis-spoke regarding my visit within the last 30 days, they were actually out of Prime Rib, however they offered me a rib eye which was 100% served on the bone. I don't know if it was on the menu or not because they recommended it to me. Prior to that was probably 6 mos. ago and I am almost certain the double cut came on the bone. If they have stopped or changed than my apologies for the bad info.

              1. re: jrvedivici

                jrvedivici....No problem....the Manager seemed adamant on boneless prime rib saying he's been with C.B. 13 years
                ....that's interesting tho'....they sold you a rib eye on the bone,...I think I will ask for that an see what's the exact same cut.....thanks for the info

                1. re: LEOFONT

                  ..why is it such a big deal if it's on the bone or not?

                  1. re: joonjoon

                    If a serving of prime rib is not to your liking (fatty, tough or overcooked) you can beat the server about the head and shoulders with the bone...

                    1. re: joonjoon

                      Speaking only for myself, I like chewing on the bone. I think the meat next to the bone is the tastiest part. l also like the appearance of large cut of bone-in prime rib. It's not that it's a big deal; it's simply a matter of preference.

                      1. re: creamfinger

                        THE "bead" or the outer rim of the rib, as well as the meat on the bone is the tastiest

                        1. re: LEOFONT

                          YES! I don't know what you said, but I agree!

                    2. re: LEOFONT

                      It's the same exact cut, except the rib eye they can buy in pre-cut individual servings. The manager you spoke with must of been Larry or Lawrence, I know him well.

              2. re: creamfinger

                I told the C.B. manager, it costs them more for a boneless, because the supplier has to charge extra for removing the bone, and he agreed.

              3. re: jrvedivici

                I agree with you, a very good meal,....but no bone..

              4. I can never find a place in Monmouth County that serves it with the bone, and I love it that way. What the heck do all the restos do with those bones?

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                1. re: Barbarella

                  In Monmouth County Mooses Tavern in Tinton Falls, serves it on the bone. (make sure you request it). I cannot say it's good though, hit or miss as far as the quality goes. When they first opened I had a few good ones, but the quality seemed to go down hill quickly and the last one I had there was so fatty and chewy I gave up on the place after that. It was close to a year ago, they are still in business so maybe they have improved. The location use to be a Charlie Browns and they maintained the salad bar, that was good quality the times I was there. All I can say is give it a shot, YMMV.

                  1. re: Barbarella

                    BARBARELLA......they grind up the bones and sell them to different companies that use them in industry.

                    1. re: Barbarella

                      Wow I thought they just used them to make some of their sauces taste better!!!

                    2. Cahoots in Middlsex sells prime rib on the bone, a huge slab, but the quality is hit or miss....Charly Browns rib is better now than when the last owners had it

                      1. Check your local Spanish/Portuguese restaurants....they may reheat during the week, but many have it on thier weekend menus..

                        El Cid in Paramus has it and their everyday cut is 2 BONES.

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                        1. re: fourunder

                          Thanks,.....your right about reheating,......I will seek out El Cids