Dinner at Lawry's is a meat-and-potatoes blast from the past, served by motherly waitresses in a 19th-century building (see the Roadfood.com review). There are other things on the menu, but prime rib is, of course, the reason you're here. There's something a bit hokey about the whole scene, from the Spinning Salad Bowl to the frequent infomercial-hawking of their supermarket seasonings, and prime rib can come off as pallid to a strip steak palate. But the mashed potatoes are real, the horseradish-spiked whipped cream is fun, and how often do you see Yorkshire pudding these days? True, it would be even better warm. Our waitress talked public policy with us, and wrote out some of her favorite recipes for us, and when we split a hot fudge sundae for dessert (with another infomercial for the jars of fudge) she piled on the thick whipped cream like it was our last meal!