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Prime Rib - Philly

sylviag | Nov 16, 200907:31 AM

Four of us had a delightful experience at Prime Rib on Saturday night.

First of all, this is a lovely - and elegant - space. Seats are comfortable, music (live piano music) is not intrusive, noise level is moderate. The place, which is large, looked completely full.

We were originally seated close to the front, backing on the bar, which was noisy and had too much traffic. We asked to be switched and had no problem.

The Fall Stimulus Saving Menu, prix-fixe at $35.00, is on all the time - but, you have to request it. We did, and it is a bargain.
There are six choices of appetizers, six choices of entrees, and about four desserts.

Three of us started with the Caesar Salad (requesting anchovies) and were pleased. Our friend who had clams said they were great.
Three people had their specialty, prime rib. My husband said it was delicious. I chose the filet, which was done exactly as ordered.
The table can choose two sides to share. We chose steak fries and creamed spinach; both were excellent.
For dessert, among the four of us, we had key lime pie, creme brulee, and cheese cake - all good.

The portions are not as large as if you order from the regular menu - we saw some huge platters being served - but they were quite large, enough for all of us to feel stuffed.

Service was consistently excellent.

Prime Rib used to have a dress code, but no longer does. Most of the men were wearing jackets (no ties), but it is not required. This was probably because it was Saturday night.
Ages were mixed - young, smartly dressed couples to middle- aged to seniors (like us) and even a few children.

This is classy place with reliably good food and service. And although there was a buzz, we could talk!
You can see the menu on their web site; go to the special events section.

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