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Las Vegas – Lawry’s Prime Rib

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The Skinny: Everyone’s always looking food a good prime rib. I had to try this one out to see what all the talk was about.  Located about 1.5 miles away from the strip in the Howard Hughes plaza.  They’re known for their spinning salads & table side carvings.  Let’s start this journey and see where it takes us

The High: The minute I walked in I felt welcomed. The decor to me makes it feel very retro, and comfortable.  Almost like you stepped into a time warp with the outfits the waitresses are wearing.  They pulled the table completely out so my self and my friend could get in without having to crawl as you would if it was a booth.  A step that amazes me when they actually do it.  We sat down and our waitress presents herself as Mrs …..(i actually wasn’t paying attention to what her name was)  she took our appetizer orders and told us when we are ready Sergio would carve our meat table side.  First, we ordered 2 shrimp cocktails (5 in each order).  The shrimps were pretty big, but the sauce didn’t have the kick I was hoping for.  So the waitress brings me horsradish and WOW that made such a difference.  It was super yummy after that.  She brought out the Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad which consisted of: Crisp romaine and iceberg lettuce, baby spinach, shredded beets, chopped egg and croutons, tossed with our exclusive Vintage Dressing spining salad tableside and that was pretty cool.  She was spining an aluminum bowl ontop of a bowl of ice while pouring in the vinegarette.  While we finish our salad Sergio our carver comes by opens the cart of meat and we were in heaven.  I ordered the California cut (I can’t eat that much)  My friend orders the Lawry’s cut which is bone in.  So Sergio prepares your whole dish right in front of you.  From carving the meat to applying the sides, which consisted of :Yorkshire Pudding (bakes in small skillets until puffy + golden brown); mashsed potatoes (whole potatoes, cooked then whipped with milk and butter); whipped cream horseradish.

Once my plate was placed in front of me I dove right into it, well after I took a picture that is.  The flavor of the au jus was very tastey.  I love prime rib if it’s done right, this was done almost right.  I ordered it medium, but I should’ve ordered medium rare, the ends were a little overcooked.  Nonetheless still very flavorful.   The sauteed mushrooms we ordered to accompany our prime rib were awesome.  You really can’t go wrong with sauteed mushrooms. If I wasn’t so full I probably would’ve finished it all, but had to leave some men behind.  Dessert was fantastic,  Hot fudge sundae.  Made me feel like a kid again,  whip cream, ice cream + almonds with LOTS of chocolate syrup.  It was a perfect ending to such a wonderful dinner.  I don’t recommend eating as much as we did, my stomach was about to burst eating that much food, BUT it was the only way I can bring all these goodies to you. So you know what to eat and what not to eat. I missed a few sides, but that’s due to  personal preference.

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Would you come back again? Possibly if I have friends in town looking for a really good prime rib.  I would just tell them to rethink the lobster tail though

More Info: website; According to my co-worker, you can dine during the lunch time and have almost the same thing at a cheaper price.  I’ll have to test that theory another day, I still have $25 to spend there.

– Sniper Tam *Pew Pew Pew*


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