I’m no stranger to dining at Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills.
While I wouldn’t say I go so often that I’m on a first name basis with the staff, I will say that I go enough to have discovered a favorite plate on the menu. With a few options to choose from, I’ve visited a time or two to say wholeheartedly which item is the best. Granted, that’s just my opinion, but I don’t think I would steer you wrong. To get my hands on my favorite Lawry’s plate, I went with my food friend, Sylvia. We managed to sync up our schedules and dine in the restaurant to celebrate her birthday. To be honest, any reason to return to Lawry’s is reason enough for me.
With someone who has similar eating taste to me, it turned out that Sylvia and I ordered identical dinners. We started out with the Meat & Potatoes Martini ($17). The martini came with a Lawry’s twist as the cocktail was topped off with prime rib-stuffed olives. The martini lives up to its name as being dry and stiff. Even with the friendly addition of prime rib to the drink, it only gave the martini a salty aftertaste. For a martini lover, this drink may be ideal. For those who shy away from stiff drinks, this won’t be the one for you. Instead, scan over the cocktail menu a little longer and opt for a different drink.
Following the cocktail was the Spinning Salad (included with meal). The salad comprised of crisp romaine and iceberg lettuce, shredded beets, chopped eggs, and croutons tossed in the signature vintage dressing. The small salad was easy and quick to eat, however there wasn’t much to it. Sure the show of the signature dressing being poured atop the greens almost two feet in the air was nice to watch, but the salad itself wasn’t much to talk about. Along with the salad was the Prime Rib “Cigar”. The pastry wrapped appetizer was a bit tough and dry in each bite even with the sauce paired with it.
Pushing the salad and the cigar to the side we made space for the Broiled Nova Scotia Lobster Tail ($15 add on). This was such a delicious piece of lobster as it was full of flavor in each gentle pull with a fork. Adding a squeeze of the cold lemon and the warm butter to the lobster tail created a lobster that was hard to stop eating. Too bad I had to as it was really Sylvia’s lobster. I gave it back, reluctantly.
I moved on from having to give the lobster back to Sylvia when my Lawry’s Cut Prime Rib ($45) arrived. The best loved prime rib and the traditional style of the restaurant came with sides of potatoes and creamed corn. This is single-handedly the only entree you should order from this restaurant. The potatoes are smooth and fluffy with a rich gravy, while the corn is sweet and creamy. Pairing perfectly with the sides was the prime rib. I adored how thick and juicy the meat was. It was tender from start to finish and was seasoned with the Lawry’s sauce perfectly. What made it incredible was that the oversized piece of meat seemed to go on forever, at least long enough so I had to take the rest home.
At the end of the dinner I may not have enjoyed each drink or dish that came to the table. The martini didn’t matter and neither did the salad. What did matter was the plate that rested in the name of the restaurant. The Lawry Cut prime rib is the only entree you really need to order from Lawry’s. While other guests may have a place for the sides dishes, for me the prime rib plate with its accompaniments is the best choice. I would go through tens of martini’s and salad’s just to get my hands on another thick slice of prime rib that I had here this evening and it would all be worth it.
Address: 100 North La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 652-2827
Hours: Monday to Friday – 5:00pm to 10:00pm; Saturday – 4:30pm to 11:00pm; Sunday – 4:00pm to 9:30pm
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- Food tastes great
- Friendly staff
- Nice location
- Can be a long wait, even with a reservation