Feature Stories

Winter 2017

A Beautiful New Addition to Lawry’s Fine Dining Family

A second Lawry’s The Prime Rib opens in Tokyo.

A stunning, new Lawry’s The Prime Rib opened on September 29th on the second floor of a modern high rise across from the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo’s Akasaka District. The restaurant’s warm contemporary style and relaxed elegance create the perfect setting for Lawry’s classic prime rib experience. Dark woods, dramatic lightning, intimate booths and striking art heighten an atmosphere of sophistication and comfort.

Relaxed elegance, sophistication and comfort

The Akasaka location brings the total number of Prime Ribs in Asia to seven, the result of partnerships with a number of committed, caring licensees. In Japan, we found such a franchise partner in Wondertable, the family-owned company who run this new Lawry’s, another in Tokyo and one in Osaka. We highly value our relationship with Wondertable. The popularity of their Lawry’s The Prime Rib restaurants reflects a deep understanding of and respect for what Lawry’s is all about.

The restaurant’s Frank Bar features an impressionist painting of the three generations of CEOs from Lawry’s founding Frank family

Clockwise from bottom right: Founder Lawrence Frank, Richard N. Frank, Richard R. Frank

Before a new franchised restaurant opens, we send a training team from the states to offer insight into what makes Lawry’s unique.

Laura Ratner, Lawry’s Restaurants’ Director of Service and Training, Beverly Hills Executive Chef Dana Dare and servers Tiffany Coty and Nicole Petrou, arrived in Tokyo on September 20th to help prepare for the restaurant’s opening. They found an enthusiastic group of co-workers ready to absorb everything our team had to share.

Server Tiffany Coty and two Akasaka co-workers

Chef Dana passed on his knowledge of kitchen operations, cooking and carver technique. Tiffany and Nicole demonstrated the ins and outs of meal presentation from the Spinning Bowl Salad “show” to customizing a baked potato to how to properly call the carvers tableside. Laura oversaw the training and gave presentations about the company history that guests enjoy hearing from servers. The co-workers were eager to learn about the warm, welcoming feeling Laura calls “whole house hospitality.”

The team spirit that’s familiar to all Lawry’s co-workers developed very quickly among their Akasaka counterparts. When the new Japanese staff learned that Laura’s birthday fell on one of the days of her visit, they gathered for a special celebration with smiles and good cheer all around.

The new Lawry’s Tokyo team joins our expert trainers in wishing Laura a Happy Birthday

We’re proud to welcome Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Akasaka to the Lawry’s fine dining family.

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Archived Articles of Interest


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    Perfectly Prepared Vegetables

    Ralph Sanchez, executive chef for Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Las Vegas, shares his secrets for preparing delicious fresh green vegetables.

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  • Chef Walter Eckstein shares his secrets for Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef.

    Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef

    Executive chef Walter Eckstein of Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Beverly Hills, shares his secrets for cooking prime rib of beef to perfection.

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  • Patrick Stewart

    Welcome, Chef Stewart!

    Lawry’s The Prime Rib announces award-winning new executive chef Patrick Stewart to replace Jackie Shen in Chicago.

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Upcoming Events

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Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

Thursday

November 23, 2017

Tam O'Shanter

Los Angeles

Thursday

November 23, 2017
10:30am – 9:00pm

Five Crowns

Orange County

Thursday

November 23, 2017

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

Thursday

November 23, 2017

Tam O'Shanter

Los Angeles

Thursday

November 23, 2017

Lawry's Carvery — South Coast Plaza

Orange County

November 1 – 25, 2017

Lawry's Carvery — L.A. LIVE

Los Angeles

November 1 – 25, 2017

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

Wednesday

November 29, 2017
7:00pm

Wine Glasses

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

Friday

December 1, 2017
7:00pm

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

Sunday

December 3, 2017
12:00pm

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Chicago

Chicago

December Saturdays

December 2 – 23, 2017
11:00am – 2:00pm

Carolers

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

Every Evening

December 1 – 24, 2017

Carolers

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

Every Evening

December 1 – 24, 2017

Carolers

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Every Evening

December 1 – 24, 2017

Carolers

Tam O'Shanter

Los Angeles

Every Evening

December 1 – 30, 2017

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

Las Vegas

November 25 – December 31, 2017

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's Carvery — South Coast Plaza

Orange County

November 25 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's Carvery — L.A. LIVE

Los Angeles

November 26 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

January 12 – 26, 2018

Tam O'Shanter

Los Angeles

January 12 – 26, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Chicago

Chicago

January 26 – February 8, 2018

SideDoor — Chicago

Chicago

January 26 – February 8, 2018

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