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Lawry's the Prime Rib

100 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL - (312) 787-5000
Posted By Twinwillow on 11/29/2012 6:05:00 PM
I love Lawry's! Before they opened the Dallas store, we'd always eat at their store on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles at least once on one of our many trips to LA.

I noticed most people (men) order the bigger, thicker cuts like the Jim Brady. But to me, the best cut is the English cut, consisting of three thin slices. The meat is much more tender because you're not sawing through two inches of meat, and you don't have to chew that large piece you've just hacked off. Try it that way sometime. You'll get all that great prime rib flavor without having to work your jaws to death.

Of course, always order it medium rare.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Prime Rib
Sourdough Bread
Mashed Potatoes
Spinning Salad Bowl
prime rib
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"A "Lawry-cut" prime rib plate with mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, all in a pool of high-flavored natural gravy. Other vegetables are available on the side -- and the creamed corn is wonderful -- but I went for the classic, well-balanced plate."
Michael Stern





The English Cut is three slices of tender, thinly cut prime rib.
"The English Cut is three slices of tender, thinly cut prime rib."
Cliff Strutz


The Spinning Bowl Salad got its name because the bowl in which it gets dressed is spun on a bed of ice. It's a dramatic tableside flourish abeted by the presentation of a chilled fork with which to eat it.
"The Spinning Bowl Salad got its name because the bowl in which it gets dressed is spun on a bed of ice. It's a dramatic tableside flourish abeted by the presentation of a chilled fork with which to eat it."
Michael Stern


Carver Michael severs a hunk of medium-rare beef off the roast for my dinner.
"Carver Michael severs a hunk of medium-rare beef off the roast for my dinner."
Michael Stern


I love Lawry's sourdough bread. It is utterly fresh, served warm, and has just the right chewy consistency to accompany a platter of pillow-tender beef.
"I love Lawry's sourdough bread. It is utterly fresh, served warm, and has just the right chewy consistency to accompany a platter of pillow-tender beef."
Michael Stern


Lawry's seasonings are on every table. My waitress suggesed I use the seasoned pepper on my salad and the seasoned salt on my meat. In fact, both dishes came perfectly seasoned. Nothing extra was needed.
"Lawry's seasonings are on every table. My waitress suggesed I use the seasoned pepper on my salad and the seasoned salt on my meat. In fact, both dishes came perfectly seasoned. Nothing extra was needed."
Michael Stern


The hot fudge sundae, made with Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream and C.C. Brown's hot fudge sauce, is made right at your table.
"The hot fudge sundae, made with Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream and C.C. Brown's hot fudge sauce, is made right at your table."
Cliff Strutz


Lawry's is located just off north Michigan Avenue and makes a good dinner destination if you need to store up calories after a day of power shopping.
"Lawry's is located just off north Michigan Avenue and makes a good dinner destination if you need to store up calories after a day of power shopping. "
Michael Stern



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