Sometimes you would like something a little more tender than your average steak. Prime rib, or standing rib roast, is a great option. This cut of beef contains a good deal of marbling throughout, which allows for a very tender and juicy dining experience. Because it is nearly as tender as roast beef, it makes an excellent sandwich and also a great stand-alone entree. If you are in the mood for some prime rib, there are some great restaurants in Pittsburgh that serve this dish. Here are some of the best places to enjoy prime rib in Pittsburgh.
500 Grant St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Located in the BNY mellon building, the Carlton restaurant has been a fine dining staple in Pittsburgh for many years. Dishes are created fresh daily, so the menu changes frequently. While you can find a sample menu online, there are many tasty dishes, including the prime rib, that are served as a dinner special. If you are in the mood for prime rib, call to see when it will be available. If you decide to enjoy a meal at the Carlton on a night where prime rib is not on the menu, there are still many wonderful steak and seafood options to choose from.
Thee Olde Place Inn
1209 Streets Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Thee Olde Place Inn has a classic steakhouse environment perfect for any special occasion. And of course, prime rib is on the menu. Thee Olde Place Inn serves a slow roasted prime rib with au jus. You can choose between a 12 oz or 18 oz cut, depending on your appetite. If you like your prime rib blackened, this is also an option. This dish is served only on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after 4 p.m. Enjoy hearty sides with your prime rib, such as twice baked or redskin potatoes, Caesar salad, baked artichoke hearts and crab-stuffed mushroom caps.
The Porch At Schenley
221 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
If you are visiting the Oakland area, The Porch At Schenley is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner. Chef Kevin Herrman prepares some wonderful daily entrees, sandwiches and salads for guests to enjoy. Among them is The Porch prime rib sandwich. This sandwich contains tender prime rib with roasted peppers, arugula, pickled red onions, herb aioli and Pennland cheddar on rustic farm bread. Try the soup of the day, a garden harvest or arugula salad as a side.
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Pittsburgh Steak Company
1924 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Located in the historic south side, Pittsburgh Steak Company has been a favorite specialty steak restaurant for more than 24 years. If you visit after 4 p.m., you can enjoy a tender, traditionally prepared prime rib which is slow roasted and seasoned to perfection. Try a bowl of classic French onion soup or Greek Salad to accompany your steak, and be sure to save room for dessert.
100 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Located at Station Square with beautiful views of the river, Grand Concourse is a traditional special occasion favorite. Prime rib lovers will enjoy the fact that their favorite dish is available as part of the Sunday brunch menu. In addition to a huge selection of breakfast favorites, cheeses, salmon, salads, fruit and desserts, there is a also a prime rib carving station. Enjoy a little taste or as much prime rib as you care to eat on top of all of the other brunch buffet options.
Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.