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Lawry's The Prime Rib

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Steak Houses, American Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities

100 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

310-652-2827

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Today: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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aprincess11

03/31/12

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good but it was better

good, but we dont go as often. service is not the same.

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ocean129

12/13/10

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Great Food and Great Service!

""i have been here several times i find they have several choices and are very willing to modify an item. The service is always good and sometime excellent, but the food is always excellent""‎

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cj914

07/23/09

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Great Prime Rib

This was the first time that I have been to the famous restaurant. I'm from the midwest and this was a nice treat with very good meat. The carver understood the cut of meat that I was looking for and accomodated me very well. Loved the spinning salad, I think that what's it called, and the horseradish sauce. It was very creamy and not too much spicy as horseradish can get.

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9524tee

05/02/09

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Solid simple food.

Great food, down to the salad dressing. Excellent Wine list and some rare dessert wines. Great desserts as well. Very pricey though. It could have been 10-20% cheaper for the quality. Oh well, it was good. Nice wood decor and the waitresses are in very old attire which has a nostalgic feel to it and makes you feel at home. Very cool place.

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fluteplyr011

02/07/09

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Decent, but Over Priced

First of all, I have to say that I was looking forward to going to Lawry's. Secondly, the long drive down in traffic AND in pouring rain didn't exactly help.

I can't believe we still had to wait 20 minutes to be seated, even though we had reservations! The furniture and setting is definitely from way back in the day, with the servers dressed as old war nurses complete with hat. There was an appetizer buffet hidden in the seating area, which I didn't see until we were being seated, which I heard had some mediocre meatballs.

The spinning salad was fun to watch, but they definitely put too much dressing, I love dressing, but even that was too much for me. The iced tea they had was flavorless, the meat was pretty good, but they only serve prime rib. Some of the meat was dry and small, the creamed corn was pretty good, kind of tasted like the corncake from El Torito.

There was a lot of Happy Birthdays going around, but doesn't everyone want free dessert? I've always wanted to try the English Trifle since that one episode of Friends (""It tastes like feet!""), it was too sweet and too tart.

Overall, I would probably go again, but only if it were for a fraction of the cost. Also, beware, valet is $6, though I have heard that for special occasions like Valentine's day, it could go up to about $20.

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MCfromPhilly

09/20/08

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Overly presented, but under performed

I went to Lawry's with my boyfriend for our anniversary for the first time.
When we stepped into Lawry's the decor seemed lovely- lots of chandeliers, more sophisticated, with tons of presentation at the entry.
Our server introduced herself as ""Ms. Something-or-other"" (I'm choosing to omit her name), which struck us as a bit odd, but it was clearly Lawry's policy. Our server was a distracting and odd combination of cold and hospitable- everything she conversed with us was evidently recited from memory and ""perfect""- almost like she had been trained to say certain things, and the experience was uncomfortably robotic.
Everything was overly-presented- from height pouring on salad dressing on a spinning salad (makes no effect on the taste) to the formality the servers are clearly told to act with. On top of all this, on the Monday night we went, we literally heard ""Happy Birthday"" being sung every 3-4 minutes, I almost felt like they just do it at every table for desert! =)
When our actual meals arrived, the meat was carved in front of us on a large rolling cart, and after an average salad, we assumed that the main course was going to make us forgive the salad- afterall, this is a steak house. With the level of presentation you really feel like it MUST be good, whether or not your mouth thinks so- but the steak was among the more average of steaks we had both had. It didn't register as bad, it didn't register as amazing- just an alright steak. Dissapointing considering the reputation- if I had had this steak at IHOP, I would have just thought ""wow, IHOP has pretty good steak for 8.99"".
We decided to order strawberries and chocolate for dessert, and most of the strawberries were overly ripe (verrrry mushy- eew)
I really wanted to like Lawry's- but it just glowed with being overly self-special with all the ""this is how we do things"", and our service would have been perfect if she was not afraid to loosen up and ""be there"" rather than phoning in personal warmth.

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MaryCC

09/05/08

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Pretty good, not great

My husband and I pass by this place all the time. So many restaurants in that area to choose from. We finally tried Lawry's. Nice place with a friendly staff. We felt so young. Most folks who dine here are 50+. We were sat at a nice booth, and our server took good care of us. Most of their service staff are also older then the usual young attitudes that serve in the area. We think that's a good thing. The only complaint I have is the cooking temp on my husband's prime rib. He likes it rare. A carver comes to the table, and cuts right in front of you. His cut was not rare. Instead of complaining, he ate most of it. Nothing special about this place that has been around for something like 70 years. Their $99 dinner for two seemd like a good idea when you compare the regular menu prices to what you get for that fixed price.

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OnTheGo101

07/07/08

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BEST PRIME RIB!

I love dining here. The service and food are both excellent. I would recommend making reservations and arrive a little early so you can get seated at the time you requested. It is definitely worth the wait though. The cream corn is my absolute favorite. Don't fill up on the bread! You'll want an empty stomach so you can enjoy the juicy prime rib.

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foodie114

05/22/08

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Good food!

This is definitely a place to go for a special occasion. The decor and furniture is very upper class and fancy. I liked the way they cut the prime rib for you at the table. Expensive, but it's worth a try.

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dthstar

03/22/08

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definitely only go for prime rib

it's always good here. but we recommend only going to get their prime rib- afterall, that's what they're know for. the sides you order that come along w/ the prime rib dinner are all very good as well. do order the bread pudding too! the service is always so pleasant- the cutely dressed older waitresses really make your meal just a little bit better.. they've been serving prime rib probably longer than i've been alive. have dessert & coffee too when you're done. the decor feels like you're dining in a ball room. you see tons of tourists dining w/ you too!

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deathtaster21

02/20/08

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Cream corn, yorkshire pudding and their seasoning meat

Love this place for their traditional services and great food. I have been there fore years, great for occasions because its too busy and its fairly crowded. However, the last time I went, the host is very rude. She kept nagging at us about when will our party arrive so we can start ordering. My parents came only 15 minutes late and she gave one whole hell of the attitude, which really made my mother angry at the scene. I wished I remembered her name and report her. Eversince that kind of service, I never went back, and I wished they do something about that. Ok about the place, they literally crowd the whole entire place up, I even had to pull the table over to be seated in the booths...which I'm not too happy when it comes to fine dining place like this. Their Lawry salad is a spectacle, its just fresh ingredients and special sauce with the waitress tossing it with the sauce poured straight up 4 feet from the air spinning the bowl...hahah. I guess the oxygen gives it the special flavor. Took about 30 minutes until the food arrive in a heavy duty metal cart with the Chef. Cream corn and yorkshire pudding and prime rib, is a must, very flavorful. Don't eat the lobster, I felt it was overcooked and bland the whole entire time, and it's not worth it when you have to rip a hard shrimp on my own. Food is great on the meat and corn, but they need to re-evaluate their service with the host. I know they are busy and some get bitchy, but THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE to throw it at people.

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sdticks

02/14/08

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Pretty good but nothing great

I've been eating here since I was a little kid. The prime rib is pretty good, nothing extraordinary.

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finedine2008

01/31/08

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Definitely an icon of LA and there is decent ribs

Lawry's is great for special occasions dining and their prime rib is not bad, although once I went to Lawry's and had a piece that is very very dry... but most of the times, their prime ribs are great, and well that's what they are famous for anyway.

Just on the other note, the cream corn side is definitely a must try if you like creamy food. Some may find it too heavy but a couple spoonfuls won't hurt !

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jeffusc1

01/17/08

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A true L.A. icon that never disappoints

Lawry's is a true Los Angeles Icon and remains one of the best places around for prime rib. The food is consistently good and the decor is timeless. Going to Lawry's is always like a little trip back in time. Lawry's prices have crept up quite a bit in the last few years while portions seem to have gotten smaller (never a great combination.) The Lawry's (""house"") cut of prime rib is now over $30.00. This cut is supposed to be 12-14 oz. but always seems to come out on the smaller side. They are also less generous with the sides than they used to be. However, by Beverly Hills standards Lawry's still remains a reasonably good value and is always a solid choice for a good meal.

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joanovarq

01/06/08

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Delicious Prime Rib

Lawry's is the perfect place to go for a fancy, special-occasion dinner. The female waitresses wear these little brown outfits that look like french maid costumes and wear name tags that say ""Mrs. ___."" The thing that stands out at Lawry's is of course the tender, juicy prime rib with gravy and au jus. The creamed spinach is also exceptional. They start your meal with a ""spinning bowl"" salad that contains beets, hard-boiled egg and a thousand-island style dressing; the salad is nothing to write home about, just something to do until the prime rib cart arrives! Lawry's is too pricey for every day, and the prime rib does not reheat well, but it's truly perfect for rare special occasions.

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thejadedcarnation

11/05/07

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Good food, good service

The food was really good as well as the service. The way they make the salad is light-humored at the table - something to lightly wow you and make you smile. I like the setting of the restaurant - it reminded me of a ginormous living room - it felt homely to me. I came here with my brother as a congratulatory dinner since we both gotten into schools. Thier cream of corn is very yummie! I would love to go there just to eat thier cream of corn! Great place to go on any occasion.

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felixtam

10/03/07

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Think about it first

The prime rib is not tenor, even i order for pink. The meat is not hot when it serve. I don't know why but the trolly presentation make me think about Home Town Buffet. The side dish is taste much better than the meat. It is worth to paid extra. I strongly recommond to order the creamy corns and creamy spinish.

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poochamina

07/12/07

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Lawry's IS 5 stars!!!

Lawry's is what a 5 star restaurant is all about, without the attitude.
the prime rib is tender & tasty.
the Cream corn is unbeliveable.
Service is top notch. The rewards program they have is fun!! I've been going more often now.

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charmgrl

07/09/07

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the best!!

It's always a real treat to dine at lawrys. never had a problem. service is top notch. love it. Prime rib to die for, cream corn that will knock your socks off!!! And I get to take home extra bones for my mutts!! the best experience in LA!!!

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General Info
You'll know the moment you arrive that Lawry's The Prime Rib is an extraordinary restaurant. The signature Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef are aged 21 days, rock salt-roasted to perfection then carved to order tableside from shining silver carts. The famous Spinning Bowl Salad, whipped cream horseradish, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and warm hospitality complete the experience that has landed Lawry's on countless "10 Best" lists and made it a dining legend since 1938.
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Categories
Steak Houses, American Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Barbecue Restaurants, Caterers, Pizza, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops
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Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills
Other Information

Parking: Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: No

Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, American, Sandwiches, Steakhouse, Pizza

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

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