Lawry’s, The Prime Rib

There’s not too many places that I would consider to be a perfect restaurant.  Lawry’s seems to be one of those that fit the bill. It is an old school restaurant, where you take your time eating, the staff treats you with proper manners, and you are served old school style, where the meat is brought to your table, and carved table side.

Appropriate dress attire is requested, and that also means men removing their hats upon entering the dining room, which is another lost art in etiquette.

Lawry’s had a promotion with Travelzoo, which I had to take advantage of.  Typically the prime rib is $39 just by itself.  The promotion offered the prime rib entrée, plus a side of sauteed mushrooms, dessert and coffee/ tea for two people for only $72, which is a true bargain in terms of eating at this fine establishment.

We had 8:00 reservations, and upon arrival had to wait a about 10 minutes for our table.  While at the bar, they provided complimentary chips to snack on. Lucky it didn’t take very long for the table, and we had a nice, cozy corner table facing the entire dining area. Our server greeted us, took our drink orders, and brought out a warm basket of sourdough bread.

We told our server we wanted the Travelzoo promotion. Since the menu was already set, she came out the famous Spinning Bowl salad, followed later by the prime rib, which was carved table side.  In addition to the buttery sauteed mushrooms that came with our menu, Stephen and I ordered a side of creamed corn to share.

Cozy corner table
Warm sourdough bread

Famous spinning salad

The prime rib is carved table side

After a very satisfying meal, we still had to pick a dessert and either a coffee or tea. I chose the crème brulee and Stephen had the C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge Sundae, which was a sundae assembled table side as well.  Even with the Travelzoo discount, our check came to $100, after adding the drinks and the additional side we ordered, and worth every penny.

Creme Brulee

C.C. Brown sundae with chocolate syrup.

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