LA's Favorite Prime Rib Is Served In The City's Oldest Family-Owned Restaurant



this is the oldest family-owned

restaurant in Los Angeles the restaurant

is most famous for two things it's

massive slabs of juicy prime rib and

it's connection to old and new Hollywood

as you can imagine it's packed with

history charm and a couple of secrets

this is the legendary TM o Shanter my

favorite feel that you get when you walk

into this restaurant is you're walking

back not only in time but you're walking

into a fantasy land

it looks like Snow White's house from

outside and inside it's fully decorated

with knickknacks on the walls you know

from literally from 1922 onto now

there's always new stuff popping up on

the walls something interesting one of

the things we're most famous for is our

prime rib so here's this great piece of

prime rib that weighs almost 20 pounds

it has eight full bones on it and we're

gonna take this and we're gonna slice it

and we might get eight portions out of

this thing

so it's tried-and-true and what we do is

we take this meat and we season it with

our Lowry seasoning salt and we spread

it all over the meat and once it's

completely seasoned all the way around

it rests and then 24 hours later we pull

out the seasoned piece of beef and it

goes into the oven it goes in at 225

degrees for three hours and when that

piece of meat is rested about 30 to 45

minutes later it's ready for service

Wow it's so savory it's so tender I love

a good medium-rare steak and I see a lot

of blood and it's making me really happy

it's so good it melts in your mouth you

can taste the gravy and the fat and the

meat altogether is just absolutely

incredible I don't think I can finish

this all by myself

absolutely not so let's move onto the

next dish so not only do we serve full

cuts of prime rib but also during lunch

time one of my favorite things is to

walk into the bar and have a prime rib

sandwich where we take the prime rib we

slice it thin and put it on a beautiful

piece of brioche to serve to our guests

a little oshu on the side and some

horseradish it's amazing and that kind

of came out of the necessity is that

people wanted a quick lunch they didn't

want to sit down to that full kind of

Sunday supper meal especially at noon

and it's quick and that prime rib

sandwich really fits the bill I love

that the bread with the meat and the

house you it's like coming off my

fingers very messy but very good I've

been coming to the dam for about 12

years now and well the meat potatoes and

the corn or the classic bright it's a

classic tan and Lowery's experience you

can't go wrong with with the corn or the

mashed potatoes of a prime rib the Tama

Center grew up with Hollywood Hollywood

grew up around us here so we had the

silent movie actors and actresses

we have Fatty Arbuckle here in the bar

we also had Mary Pickford up to even

present day where Tom Hanks he shot

Larry Crowne here so he spent a couple

of weeks actually writing parts of the

script here in our restaurant we've done

a whole host of other TV shows the

office was actually shot here we've had

Mad Men shoot right here at our bar we

had Glee film at our bar as well then

throughout the ages we had Walt Disney

who had a great association with the

restaurant because his studio was right

down the road

now unfortunately he didn't have a

commissary built into his studio so

there was only one restaurant in the

area and that was this and that

tradition sort of stuck throughout the

years so we're coming up on our

hundredth year anniversary in two years

and we've been family-owned and family

run by the same families for those

almost hundred years now that's

something incredible in Los Angeles

especially because in Los Angeles we

tend to knock things down and change

them but the Tim remains the same we've

been coming here to this wonderful Tam

O'Shanter restaurant for many years when

I was working and gainfully employed now

I'm gainfully retired I was still coming

here the food is superb the service is

great today and what can I say it's

great to be here with our friends of 90

years brother-in-law my sister my wife

and what can I say it's just a beautiful

place to be here and thanks for allowing

me to be on camera

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