It’s no secret that Alberta’s beef is second to none (can we get a “hell yeah!” to that?) so it’s no wonder, then, that Calgary has some excellent options when it comes to Prime Rib.
Take the beef rib primal cut, slow roast it on the bone, then slice it to order in succulent portions, and you’ve got the makings of a mighty fine meal. Add on all sorts of toppings from rich sauces to mounds of seafood, and bring on sides like classic Yorkshire pudding or fresh veggies, and you’ve got a prime meal.
Here are six great places to get Prime Rib in Calgary.
In the classic steakhouse tradition, Vintage Chophouse has their meat a la carte, including their Prime Rib, which is $32 for a 10oz cut, and $41 for a 16oz cut. Sumptuous sides include a half-pound of King Crab Legs or Truffled Mac and Cheese, while more classic options include baked potato, a variety of roasted fresh veg, or Jalapeño Cream Corn.
Address: 320 11th Avenue SW
Calgary’s cherished CHARCUT has swiftly become a go-to for thoughtfully prepared seasonal dishes, as well as meat classics. Their Prime Rib with Rosemary Jus is offered on the dinner menu for $4.50 per ounce, and can be topped (for an additional charge) with shrimp, egg, wild mushrooms, or the wildly decadent combo beer-battered onion rings and bone marrow. At lunch, you can order up a sandwich with their thinly-shaved Prime Rib.
Address: 101, 899 Centre Street SW
The aim of the CattleBaron steakhouse is to offer a more casual alternative to fancier steak restaurants. Here you can find the Prime Rib au Jus on the Baron’s favourites menu. It’s their signature Sterling Silver prim rib, slow roasted and served with twice baked potato and fresh veggies on the side. Available in 10oz ($29) and 14oz ($35) cuts. The also offer a “Feature Meal” of 10z Prime Rib with a choice of potato, vegetables, and salad for $35.
Address: : 3340 – 26 Street NE
Address: 33 SunValley Boulevard SE
On Thursdays and Fridays, NOtaBLE has 30-day ages Certified Angus Prime Rib on their signature rotisserie and hardwood grill ($42).
Served a la carte, add-ons include seasonal vegetables, risotto, or hand-cut fries.
Address: 4611 Bowness Road NW
For a more affordable option, head to the Connaught location of the Pig & Duke, where on Saturday nights they offer a $19.95 Prime Rib dinner, available for dine-in only and after 4 p.m.
Address: 1312 – 12th Avenue SW,
In the biz for over 40 years, Calgarians have long loved Smuggler’s Inn, and they are well-known for their Prime Rib. At dinnertime, diners have their choice of three cuts: Smugglers cut ($31), First Mates Cut ($33) and Owners & Friends Cut ($37). Their hand-carved, slow-roasted Prime Rib is served with seasonal vegetables, au jus and Yorkshire pudding. Enhancements include extra ounces ($2/oz), or having it Cajun-blackened, or topped with blue cheese or peppercorn sauce. They also do an 8oz Prime Rib lunch cut for groups.
Address: 6920 Macleod Trail S