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LEOFONT Jan 6, 2014 12:34 PM

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

  1. jrvedivici Jan 6, 2014 03:02 PM

    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
      creamfinger Jan 7, 2014 01:43 AM

      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
        jrvedivici Jan 7, 2014 07:39 AM

        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
          LEOFONT Jan 7, 2014 11:32 AM

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

          1. re: LEOFONT
            jrvedivici Jan 7, 2014 11:42 AM


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              creamfinger Jan 7, 2014 12:59 PM

              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.

          2. re: jrvedivici
            LEOFONT Jan 7, 2014 02:46 PM

            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
              jrvedivici Jan 7, 2014 05:26 PM

              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
                LEOFONT Jan 8, 2014 11:39 AM

                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 happens....it's the exact same cut.....thanks for the info

                1. re: LEOFONT
                  joonjoon Jan 8, 2014 11:55 AM

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

                  1. re: joonjoon
                    equal_Mark Jan 8, 2014 01:43 PM

                    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
                      creamfinger Jan 8, 2014 05:31 PM

                      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
                        LEOFONT Jan 8, 2014 08:29 PM

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

                        1. re: LEOFONT
                          creamfinger Jan 8, 2014 10:32 PM

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

                    2. re: LEOFONT
                      jrvedivici Jan 8, 2014 11:58 AM

                      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
                LEOFONT Jan 7, 2014 11:30 AM

                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
                LEOFONT Jan 7, 2014 11:28 AM

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

              4. Barbarella Jan 7, 2014 11:29 AM

                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
                  jrvedivici Jan 7, 2014 11:45 AM

                  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
                    LEOFONT Jan 7, 2014 02:48 PM

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

                    1. re: Barbarella
                      Barbarella Jan 9, 2014 10:48 AM

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

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                      LEOFONT Jan 7, 2014 02:52 PM

                      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

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                        fourunder Jan 11, 2014 10:04 AM

                        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
                          LEOFONT Jan 12, 2014 06:56 AM

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

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