Whenever I go home to Chicago for Christmas, I always insist that my family schedules one thing: dinner at Lawry’s.
Lawry’s is known around the world for its delicious prime rib. My stomach just growled as I typed that! Plus every dining experience is a class act from beginning to end, with Lawry’s traditions incorporated throughout.
This holiday season was no different, and my parents, brother and grandmas headed to Lawry’s for dinner.
When it comes to ordering, don’t even bother looking at the menu. You can’t eat at Lawry’s without ordering the Prime Rib Dinner!
In addition to prime rib, the Prime Rib Dinner comes with a lot of amazing food. First, you are served Lawry’s Famous Original Spinning Salad Bowl. This is a massive bowl of romaine and iceberg lettuce, baby spinach, shredded beets, eggs and croutons. Your server brings the bowl to your table, and spins it while holding and pouring the vintage dressing high above the salad. It’s fun to watch, and is the most unique method I’ve seen for adding dressing to a salad!
Oh and the salad tastes really, really good. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t believe in salads!
The Prime Rib Dinner also comes with mashed potatoes, but I highly recommend that you ask for the Lawry’s Baked Idaho Potato instead. It is hands down the best baked potato that I have ever had in my life! It’s huge, and is served with butter, bacon, chives and sour cream.
Ordinarily, the top of a baked potato is delicious, but after you eat the layer of toppings it’s just a plain, dry potato. So the absolute best part about ordering a baked potato at Lawry’s is that the server applies the toppings, and then expertly mixes them into the baked potato. So every bite is delicious, not just the top layer!
While I’m making recommendations, you should order a side of Creamed Spinach to go with your meal. It is seasoned with spices, onion and bacon (yes, bacon!) and tastes divine.
As delicious as these sides are, the highlight of the meal is of course the prime rib. When it’s time for the main course, Lawry’s expert carvers wheel the cart to your table.
You choose your desired cut and temperature, and the carver selects the perfect portion of the standing rib roast to serve.
To complement the prime rib, the server places a generous portion of puffy, golden Yorkshire Pudding on your plate.
The meat is also served with Lawry’s Famous Whipped Cream Horseradish.
The result? Incredible.
For dessert, we ordered Lawry’s Signature Chocolate Cart, which is exclusively served at its Chicago location. This Belgian chocolate cart is a mini version of the prime rib cart, and is filled with decadent white chocolate mousse and assorted fresh berries. You should absolutely share it, because at this point you will be much too full to eat one on your own!
You can go to Lawry’s throughout the year and enjoy this meal. But the reason that I really love going over the holidays is because there are classically-dressed carolers that sing beautiful Christmas songs both throughout the restaurant and at your table. It doesn’t get more festive than that!
You can find out more about dining at Lawry’s, and book a table, here.
I can’t wait for you to taste it!