Prime rib is a beloved throwback dish making a colossal comeback. The big, beefy cut is traditionally roasted slow and low and served with au jus and horseradish sauce. Here are 9 restaurants for prime rib that you won’t soon forget.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Chicago, Illinois
You know you’re in for a treat when one of the restaurant’s Master Carvers rolls up the 900-pound silver cart loaded down with food. After slicing off a cut from one of the four standing rib roasts, the plate is filled out with mashed potatoes, gravy, creamed spinach, and creamed corn. As if that’s not enough, the meal also includes the restaurant’s Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad and Yorkshire pudding. Make a reservation at Lawry’s The Prime Rib.
Daily Grill, Washington, D.C.
TGIF! Every Friday, guests can score a 12-ounce cut of slow-roasted prime rib complemented by au jus and creamy horseradish. A baked potato, creamed spinach, and either a cup of soup or a starter salad complete the hearty meal. Make a reservation at Daily Grill.
Paul Martin’s American Grill, Scottsdale, Arizona
Here’s another reason for living for the weekend. Every Sunday, there’s a thick ‘n’ juicy prime rib on the menu. It comes with mashed potatoes, baby kale and romaine Caesar salad, and ice cream with shortbread cookies. Make a reservation at Paul Martin’s American Grill.
Mission Inn Restaurant, Riverside, California
Champagne Sunday brunch is innately awesome. It’s even better when it includes prime rib with whipped potatoes, roasted carrots, and asparagus. Pour another glass of bubbly and toast your good fortune. Make a reservation at Mission Inn Restaurant.
Siegel’s 1941, Las Vegas, Nevada
The $10.95 dusk-to-dawn prime rib special is a perfect way to nurse a loss at the casino. The robust cut comes with seasonal vegetables and baked potato. Consider it the beginning of your new winning streak. Make a reservation at Siegel’s 1941.
Alexander’s Steakhouse, San Francisco, California
Choose a 14-ounce or a 20-ounce slice of the five-hour slow roasted prime rib. Both are served tableside with au jus. Complement your cut with a side or two, like rainbow carrots with orange and chorizo, wild mushrooms sautéed in a yuzu and shiro shoyu vinaigrette, and marble potatoes drenched with tomato and fennel sauce. Make a reservation at Alexander’s Steakhouse.
Wildfire, McLean, Virginia
Rubbed with fresh garlic, sea salt, and cracked black pepper, the prime rib is slow roasted for six hours. Your choice of a 10-ounce, 16-ounce, or 22-ounce slab comes with horseradish sauce. Sides include mashed potatoes, wild rice, and creamed spinach. Make a reservation at Wildfire.
Del Frisco’s Grille, Washington, D.C.
Prime rib is seasoned with rosemary and thyme and served with the bone in to promote tenderness and flavor. To keep it classic, there’s au jus and creamy horseradish on the side. It’s only available on Friday and Saturday, so plan accordingly or be prepared to be disappointed. Make a reservation at Del Frisco’s Grille.
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Nevin Martell is a Washington, D.C.-based food and travel writer and the author of several books, including Freak Show Without A Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations. Find him on Twitter @nevinmartell and Instagram @nevinmartell.
Photo credits: All photos courtesy of the featured restaurants.