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There's something special about dining out and having a gorgeous piece of prime rib. A roast prime rib is a true celebration: a declaration of abundance and merriment. That's why places like Tam O'Shanter and especially its sister restaurant Lawry's the Prime Rib are such popular places to celebrate a special occasion in the city. While it's actually a bit difficult to find places that serve prime rib on a nightly basis, there are plenty of steakhouses and other old school restaurants that serve it on weekends or on special nights of the week. Here now, where to get fancy roast prime rib in Los Angeles.

Added: Golden Bull, Bourbon Steak, Eve American Bistro, APL

Removed: Fleming’s, Houston’s

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Golden Bull Restaurant

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A nice throwback restaurant tucked away on this northern part of Santa Monica just across from the beach, Golden Bull got a revamp from Mark Verge and has a new chef in Greg Daniels to oversee the midcentury bill of fare. The highlight of the menu might be the excellent prime rib, cooked nicely and then doused with jus. It’s best ordered end-to-end medium rare, the way it should be.

Prime rib at Golden Bull
Prime rib at Golden Bull, Santa Monica
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Pacific Dining Car

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This all-night and all-day restaurant serves a mean prime rib in 14 ounce and eight ounce sizes. The prime-grade beef is a nice alternative to the grilled steaks most people order here.

Pacific Dining Car Samo

Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar

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This midcentury relic still serves prime rib every night with a 28 day aged cut of beef alongside creamy horseradish and au jus. And like many old-school restaurants, the prime rib comes with rice pilaf (seriously), mashed potatoes and steak fries, plus "chef's seasonal vegetables.”

The Arthur J

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Don’t forget to schedule The Arthur J’s Saturday prime rib special into personal calendars. Chef David LeFevre cooks a rib roast in a parsley and rosemary salt crust and serves it with with au jus and the restaurant’s creamy horseradish. The 14 ounce portion is sold for $36.

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George Petrelli Steakhouse

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There’s something wonderfully old school about George Petrelli, which serves excellent, bone-in prime rib roast with sides for under $40 a serving. Though the beef is choice grade, it’s dry-aged and then cut on premises for maximum flavor.

Prime rib at George Petrelli Steakhouse
Prime rib at George Petrelli Steakhouse
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Lawry's the Prime Rib

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The granddaddy of prime rib in Los Angeles, this massive dining hall serves what might be the city's best prime rib. Sure it comes at a price, but those gleaming silver pushcarts have chefs slicing meat and preparing dishes right before your eyes. And don't miss the spinning salads too.

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The San Franciscan

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Torrance legend The San Franciscan has been hawking its old school menu of American classics for decades. There is certainly no better place in the South Bay to tuck into red vinyl booths with a massice slice of the restaurant’s specialty—aged and slow roasted prime rib served in half pound, three quarter pound, and 19 ounce options.

APL Restaurant

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Adam Perry Lang knows his way around beef, and he ages all the meat downstairs in an environmentally controlled room. The prime rib here is served two ways: English and King’s, and has just the right balance of seared crust and juicy interior. Instead of a heavy dose of jus, Lang covers the meat with some extra beef fat and some of the drippings.

APL
APL, Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

Taylor's Steak House

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A true prime rib find, this affordable spot in both Koreatown and La Cañada serves prime rib every day with a choice of sides. Martini: optional but highly recommended.

Taylor's Prime Rib Yelp

The Dresden Restaurant & Lounge

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Featured in the movie Swingers and serving Los Feliz for decades, this old-time restaurant along Vermont Avenue is a true throwback untouched by the passage of time. There's a nightly prime rib on the menu served with potato and a choice of linguine or wild rice. Order the extra cut with the bone-in.

Eve American Bistro

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This modern American restaurant at the classic Mayfair has been completely revamped for a decadent, sleek look just west of Downtown LA. The prime rib here comes off a rotisserie and comes with braised greens and horseradish potato puree for a mere $35 a serving.

Eve American Bistro Wonho Frank Lee

Tam O'Shanter

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This nearly century-old restaurant in Atwater Village is the progenitor to the Lawry's Prime Rib empire, with more humble Scottish-style appointments inside and a more approachable price point. Every dish comes with Yorkshire pudding plus a choice of sides, though the mashed potatoes and creamed spinach always work best.

Bourbon Steak

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Named after the Ol’ 96er from the iconic John Candy film The Great Outdoors, this massive Flannery beef prime rib is smoked tableside and then carved for a table of at least four, and up to six people. It comes with two sides and costs a hefty $249, but that price is pretty similar to other prime rib portions in terms of dollar to weight ratio. Order it at least 45 minutes ahead or with the reservation.

96 ounce prime rib roast at Bourbon Steak
96 ounce prime rib roast at Bourbon Steak
Bourbon Steak [Official photo]

Alexander's Steakhouse

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It’s always a reliable meal at Pasadena’s Alexander’s Steakhouse, where certified Angus prime rib is sold in 12 ounce and 20 ounce portions until it’s gone. Here the meat is sold a la carte with only horseradish and au jus included, so be sure to tack on those classic steakhouse sides.

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Golden Bull Restaurant

Prime rib at Golden Bull
Prime rib at Golden Bull, Santa Monica
Golden Bull [Official photo]

A nice throwback restaurant tucked away on this northern part of Santa Monica just across from the beach, Golden Bull got a revamp from Mark Verge and has a new chef in Greg Daniels to oversee the midcentury bill of fare. The highlight of the menu might be the excellent prime rib, cooked nicely and then doused with jus. It’s best ordered end-to-end medium rare, the way it should be.

Prime rib at Golden Bull
Prime rib at Golden Bull, Santa Monica
Golden Bull [Official photo]

Pacific Dining Car

Pacific Dining Car Samo

This all-night and all-day restaurant serves a mean prime rib in 14 ounce and eight ounce sizes. The prime-grade beef is a nice alternative to the grilled steaks most people order here.

Pacific Dining Car Samo

Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar

This midcentury relic still serves prime rib every night with a 28 day aged cut of beef alongside creamy horseradish and au jus. And like many old-school restaurants, the prime rib comes with rice pilaf (seriously), mashed potatoes and steak fries, plus "chef's seasonal vegetables.”

The Arthur J

The Arthur J

Don’t forget to schedule The Arthur J’s Saturday prime rib special into personal calendars. Chef David LeFevre cooks a rib roast in a parsley and rosemary salt crust and serves it with with au jus and the restaurant’s creamy horseradish. The 14 ounce portion is sold for $36.

The Arthur J

George Petrelli Steakhouse

Prime rib at George Petrelli Steakhouse
Prime rib at George Petrelli Steakhouse
Richard R./Yelp

There’s something wonderfully old school about George Petrelli, which serves excellent, bone-in prime rib roast with sides for under $40 a serving. Though the beef is choice grade, it’s dry-aged and then cut on premises for maximum flavor.

Prime rib at George Petrelli Steakhouse
Prime rib at George Petrelli Steakhouse
Richard R./Yelp

Lawry's the Prime Rib

Lawry's the Prime Rib Official

The granddaddy of prime rib in Los Angeles, this massive dining hall serves what might be the city's best prime rib. Sure it comes at a price, but those gleaming silver pushcarts have chefs slicing meat and preparing dishes right before your eyes. And don't miss the spinning salads too.

Lawry's the Prime Rib Official

The San Franciscan

Torrance legend The San Franciscan has been hawking its old school menu of American classics for decades. There is certainly no better place in the South Bay to tuck into red vinyl booths with a massice slice of the restaurant’s specialty—aged and slow roasted prime rib served in half pound, three quarter pound, and 19 ounce options.

APL Restaurant

APL
APL, Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

Adam Perry Lang knows his way around beef, and he ages all the meat downstairs in an environmentally controlled room. The prime rib here is served two ways: English and King’s, and has just the right balance of seared crust and juicy interior. Instead of a heavy dose of jus, Lang covers the meat with some extra beef fat and some of the drippings.

APL
APL, Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

Taylor's Steak House

Taylor's Prime Rib Yelp

A true prime rib find, this affordable spot in both Koreatown and La Cañada serves prime rib every day with a choice of sides. Martini: optional but highly recommended.

Taylor's Prime Rib Yelp

The Dresden Restaurant & Lounge

Featured in the movie Swingers and serving Los Feliz for decades, this old-time restaurant along Vermont Avenue is a true throwback untouched by the passage of time. There's a nightly prime rib on the menu served with potato and a choice of linguine or wild rice. Order the extra cut with the bone-in.

Eve American Bistro

Eve American Bistro Wonho Frank Lee

This modern American restaurant at the classic Mayfair has been completely revamped for a decadent, sleek look just west of Downtown LA. The prime rib here comes off a rotisserie and comes with braised greens and horseradish potato puree for a mere $35 a serving.

Eve American Bistro Wonho Frank Lee

Tam O'Shanter

This nearly century-old restaurant in Atwater Village is the progenitor to the Lawry's Prime Rib empire, with more humble Scottish-style appointments inside and a more approachable price point. Every dish comes with Yorkshire pudding plus a choice of sides, though the mashed potatoes and creamed spinach always work best.

Bourbon Steak

96 ounce prime rib roast at Bourbon Steak
96 ounce prime rib roast at Bourbon Steak
Bourbon Steak [Official photo]

Named after the Ol’ 96er from the iconic John Candy film The Great Outdoors, this massive Flannery beef prime rib is smoked tableside and then carved for a table of at least four, and up to six people. It comes with two sides and costs a hefty $249, but that price is pretty similar to other prime rib portions in terms of dollar to weight ratio. Order it at least 45 minutes ahead or with the reservation.

96 ounce prime rib roast at Bourbon Steak
96 ounce prime rib roast at Bourbon Steak
Bourbon Steak [Official photo]

Alexander's Steakhouse

It’s always a reliable meal at Pasadena’s Alexander’s Steakhouse, where certified Angus prime rib is sold in 12 ounce and 20 ounce portions until it’s gone. Here the meat is sold a la carte with only horseradish and au jus included, so be sure to tack on those classic steakhouse sides.