Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Lawry's Carvery @ LA Live
Lawry's Carvery at LA Live opened late December 2008.
After waiting our turn, you place your order of meat.. and it's cut right in front of you, as well you are served your choice of sides, then you take the plate to your table.
SeanYoda opted for the Prime Rib plate w/2 sides (his choice was the horseradish mashed potatoes & asparagus). approx $20
Meeko opted for the "Beef brisket w/ BBQ sauce" and 2 sides.. baked mac n cheese and asparagus. The baked mac n cheese was made from penne pasta and pretty good! approx $15
Once we sat down, a server came to our table and took our drink orders. He was very attentive and even offered me a refill to go which was a nice touch. Also offered extra aujus and bbq sauce if we wanted for our meat.
The menu also offered sandwiches and salads, but the plates were really good, and satisfying.
The total came to $43 (not including tip).
Sean filled out the customer comment card and one of the things we wondered is why they didn't have something between "good" and "wow!" As it was, I think Sean checked the empty space between the two. It was very good but I couldn't honestly go "WOW!" I haven't done that since we had meat-focused dinner at the Emeril's Tchoup Chop at the Royal Pacific Hotel Orlando several years back. Now that was WOW! (meat candy!)
I would definitely go back to the Lawry's Carvery. "Very Good" is very doable, and if I happen to be in South Park (which isn't too often these days) I would take a side trip there and try one of the sandwiches or the really good sides.