National Prime Rib Day is observed annually on April 27 and there are plenty of places (although we are only listing 13) to enjoy it in Las Vegas. Prime rib is a cut of beef from the primal rib, one of the eight primal cuts of beef. After being seasoned, it is most often roasted "standing" on the rib bones so that the meat does not touch the pan. The word "prime" is a legal designation that refers to the fact that the beef has been graded prime by the USDA.
This list is in no particular order.
1. Lawry's The Prime Rib
The prime rib at Lawry's is carved tableside from gleaming silver carts. Every standing rib roast at Lawry's is specially selected and then aged and roasted for natural tenderness. Prime rib dinners include their famous original spinning bowl salad, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and whipped cream horseradish. The cheapest cut is $39 and their largest cut, which is a double-sized cut with the rib bone, is $61.
2. Tom's Urban at New York-New York
Tom's Urban doesn't actually serve prime rib, but they are featuring a couple of prime rib-inspired dishes for National Prime Rib Day. The Prime Rib Sliders ($16) feature slow-roasted and shaved prime rib topped with beef rosemary demi-glace, natural Havarti cheese and crispy haystack onions. Their Prime Rib Philly Cheesesteak Dip ($23) is made using 3/4 pound of thinly shave real prime rib served "Philly" style with Havarti cheese and horseradish cream on a butter-toasted brioche roll with a side of beef demi-glace.
3. The Prime Rib Loft
The Prime Rib Loft at The Orleans offers "Fine dining at its Prime!" Cuts of prime rib include the Orleans, English, Cajun Style and the Real Beefeater Cut (an extra thick double cut with bone). All prime rib selections are served with a giant baked potato and choice of bacon bits, butter, sour cream and chives. Prices range from $20 to $28. The restaurant also offers Prime Rib Dip Sliders served with rosemary au jus and horseradish mustard marmalade for $10.
4. Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Ellis Island offers one of the most affordable deals in town. It's King cut prime rib is only $14.99 and is served with a baked potato and choice of Caesar salad or soup. Although the menu doesn't specify the size of the King cut, many Yelp reviewers describe it as huge. In addition, the word "amazing" was used by many in their reviews of the prime rib dinner.
5. Jerry's Famous Coffee Shop at Jerry's Nugget
Jerry's Famous Coffee Shop isn't joking around. It really is famous and it's well known for its prime rib, which is slow roasted for 10 hours. Jerry's Nugget opened in 1964 and is a significant piece of Las Vegas history. The restaurant offers three cuts of prime rib. The English cut is between 8 and 10 ounces and is priced at just $13.89. The thick cut is 28 to 30 ounces and is $25.89. The double cut of prime rib is a good 48 ounces and is $41.89. The prime rib dinner includes choice of potato, white rice or an ear of corn, choice of soup or salad and housemade bread.
6. Redwood Bar & Grill
There are many fine places in downtown Las Vegas to find good prime rib. The Redwood Bar & Grill at The California is one of them. They have two sizes -- 16 and 24 ounces. The 16 oz. slowly-roasted prime rib is priced at $26. The larger size is $32. The Redwood Bar & Grill features an intimate, yet elegant atmosphere.
7. Primarily Prime Rib
Primarily Prime Rib at the South Point features five flavorful prime rib cuts. Their most popular cut is the 10 oz. South Point cut for $18.95. Other offerings include the English cut (three thin slices at 10 oz.) for $18.95; a blackened, Cajun-style cut, also 10 oz., for $22.95; the rodeo cut (16 oz.) for $26.95; and the 26 oz. cowboy cut for the "really hungry" for $29.95. All our served with choice of salad or soup, choice of baked or mashed potatoes, and vegetables.
8. Golden Steer Steakhouse
The iconic Golden Steer Steakhouse was founded in 1958. The Golden Steer is known for their many famous and infamous customers such as Tony "The Ant" Spilatro. the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, Nat "King" Cole and Mario Andretti. They are also known for their beef, including prime rib. Golden Steer offers three cuts -- a 10 oz. English cut for $40, the 18 oz. Diamond Lil cut for for $45 and the Diamond Jim Brady cut (24 oz.) for $50. The steaks are served a la carte. We suggest the Caesar salad, which is made tableside, to go with it.
9. Bob Taylor's Original Ranch House & Supper Club
Bob Taylor's Original Ranch House & Supper Club is another oldie but goodie on our list. Bob Taylor's, which used to be on the very edge of town, opened in 1955. The restaurant features a Western theme, including John Wayne posters, saddles and a collection of spurs formerly owned by a number of Hollywood cowboys. The smoked prime rib comes in two sizes: 12 ounces for $26.99 and 16 ounces for $32.99.
10. Tony Roma's at Fremont Hotel & Casino
If you don't mind eating your dinner a tad bit early, Tony Roma's has a great prime rib special from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Price is just $8.99 and includes a baked potato and vegetable. Of course, the price often attracts quite the crowd. However, judging from the Yelp reviews, the restaurant is prepared for it and diners are generally served fairly quickly.
11. Sundance Grill and Twin Creeks at Silverton
The Sundance Grill offers slow-roasted prime rib from 4 p.m. to midnight daily. The slow-roasted prime rib is served with au jus, horseradish cream and choice of soup or salad. Prime rib is the star on Sundays at Twin Creeks inside the Silverton. Enjoy a 12 oz. prime rib from 4 to 9 p.m. for $34. The special includes soup or salad and a side.
12. Carve at Eastside Cannery
Carve at Eastside Cannery offers slow-roasted prime rib carved to order with creamy horseradish and au jus. The petite cut (10 oz.) is $20; the Queen cut (14 oz.) is $25; and the 18 oz. King cut is $32. Served with choice of mashed, garlic mashed, au gratin, baked potato, steak fries or sweet potato.
13. Cortez Room at Gold Coast
The Cortez Room says it offers generous portions at reasonable prices. The prime rib is offered in two serving sizes: 12 ounces and 18 ounces. The 12 oz. prime rib is priced at $25 and the 18 oz. prime rib is offered at $31. The prime rib is served with a house salad.