Nothing makes a carnivore happier than a thick and juicy slab of prime rib. Pink from edge to edge, surrounded by crispy seasoned fat and drippings, and when done right it melts in your mouth. Most people are under the impression you can only get the best prime rib at a commercial steakhouse or celebrity chef owned restaurant. While these places are optimal their prices often are not. Mainstream and commercial restaurants have their place, but in the land of Los Angeles it’s in the lesser-known establishments where all the good stuff is. You can find anything anywhere if you know where to look. If you’re looking for prime rib, you’ll want to check out these restaurants.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib – Beverly Hills
100 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
When looking for the best prime rib in town, you can’t beat Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills. Prime rib is all they do, so you know they get it right every time. Perfectly cooked and seasoned, there’s a cut for every sized appetite. But perfection costs a pretty penny, as the smallest cut starts at $39. At this Beverly Hills institution, it is the perfect carnivore’s indulgence destination and a great special occasion location. Whether for a holiday meal, a special dinner or just for a great night out, you won’t want to pass up the opportunity to try Lawry’s. This eatery has been around since 1938!
The Dresden Restaurant
1760 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Dresden is a Hollywood landmark and one of the last remaining haunts resembling old Hollywood. With more than 60 years in business, they certainly know how to cook a great prime rib. In fact, it has been their signature dish since they opened their doors way back in 1954. Sure, there are other great options on the menu, but you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not ordering this storied menu item.
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11700 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
The only problem with going to Bandera for prime rib is that it’s so delicious they can sometimes run out. If you’ve had Bandera’s prime rib which comes on their famous French dip Au Jus, even once you’ll know it’s perfectly seasoned, perfectly roasted and perfectly sliced to make your mouth water just thinking about it. Served with tender spinach, buttery mashed potatoes or seasoned pommes, the prime rib sandwich on a French Roll will have you smiling for days.
11700 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Looking for some delicious prime rib in your sandwich? Then this Venice hot spot is perfect for you. In the past year, Gjusta has been one of the hottest restaurants in the city, partly because of this tasty prime rib sandwich. You may be tempted by many other items on the menu, but you’ll want to make sure to order this sandwich. Served on a baguette with horseradish and sliced prime rib, its a must. The sandwich is dressed with olive oil, salted rare prime rib and other delicious additions.
118 E. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Sometimes you’re not in the mood for a sit down prime rib dinner but still want something meaty to sink your teeth into. Fortunately prime rib makes just as good of a sandwich as it does and entree. At Cole’s, you can get the same choice cut and mouthwatering flavor in their prime rib French dip. Get it with a side of mac & cheese to round it out, and you’ve got a meal worth the trip downtown alone. Its casual atmosphere for a quick bite to eat or phone in order for pick up makes Cole’s a great spot.
544 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
For a delicious prime rib, stop by downtown Los Angeles’ Water Grill, which serves a prime dry aged split-bone “cowboy” steak that’s 20 ounces. All of the steaks here are served charcoal grilled as well, and served with a watercress salad.
727 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
At Chego!, you won’t find the typical prime rib with sides. Instead, you’ve got a couple of prime rib options, and all of them are fantastic. There’s the Beefy T with hot chili fried rice, diced prime rib, braised shoyu garlic paste, fried egg and fried shallots; Tiny’s Prime Rib Rice Plate (pictured) with a fried egg, water spinach, Chinese broccoli creamed horseradish, roasted garlic paste and shallots; and the Steak in the Heart prime rib sandwich on grilled ciabatta, wok-seared onions, roasted garlic Irish butter, Parmesan and salsa verde. The best part? Each of these options are very well priced and so delicious you’ll be coming back time and time again!
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