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LG's Prime Steak House

255 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA - (760) 416-1779
Posted By Michael Stern on 11/30/2000 4:42:00 AM
LG’s is expensive, but if you really like steak, you need to know about it. Nothing but prime beef is served here, and it is as good as meat can be. (Also available are lamb, chicken, and some fish … but who cares?) The red-meat menu includes strip, T-bone, filet mignon, and rib-eye, which are juicy and high-flavored. Even better than those familiar items are LG’s dry-aged steaks: “The 49er,” which is a vast porterhouse left untrimmed (i.e. with plenty of flavorful fat), the “Jewel in the Crown,” a 20-ounce trimmed porterhouse, and the bone-in New York sirloin. Dry-aged steaks have a different character. They are a bit less succulent; they are firmer (although a steak knife glides right through); and their flavor has a concentrated punch to make meat-lovers swoon with pleasure.

Steaks come alone on a plate; side dishes are served separately; among the available potatoes are baked, French fried, pan-fried with onions, or parmesan-garlic mashed (with peppercorn sauce as an optional gravy). Also notable are “wagon wheels” – thick-cut hoops of onion, each as big as a silver bracelet, fried in a crusty herb batter and served with a pitcher of ranch dressing as a condiment. There is an excellent salad, too: finely chopped tomatoes and onions, available with blue cheese crumbles on top.

(LG’s has a second location at 78-525 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 760-771-9911)

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The 24-ounce porterhouse is known as the ''jewel in the crown'' and is brought to your table on a special black plate.
"The 24-ounce porterhouse is known as the ''jewel in the crown'' and is brought to your table on a special black plate."
Cliff Strutz





The eight-ounce filet is incredibly tender.
"The eight-ounce filet is incredibly tender."
Cliff Strutz


LG's excellent mushrooms include crimini, oyster, and shiitake, sauteed in a wine sauce. This is the perfect side for a great steak!
"LG's excellent mushrooms include crimini, oyster, and shiitake, sauteed in a wine sauce. This is the perfect side for a great steak!"
Cliff Strutz


The grilled citrus shrimp is a sensational appetizer, highlighted by the orange and sweet red chili sauce.
"The grilled citrus shrimp is a sensational appetizer, highlighted by the orange and sweet red chili sauce."
Cliff Strutz


Short ribs of beef dry-age until the beef flavor reaches maximum intensity.
"Short ribs of beef dry-age until the beef flavor reaches maximum intensity."
Michael Stern


The menu calls these herb-crusted o-rings
"The menu calls these herb-crusted o-rings "wagon wheels." That's their creamy dipping sauce in the pitcher to the left."
Michael Stern


On this plate, nothing competes with prime steak for your attention.
"On this plate, nothing competes with prime steak for your attention."
Michael Stern


Dinner starts with warm, yeasty rolls.
"Dinner starts with warm, yeasty rolls."
Cliff Strutz


On warm nights, LG's opens up the doors to the patio.
"On warm nights, LG's opens up the doors to the patio."
Cliff Strutz


The carnivore's choice in California's desert
"The carnivore's choice in California's desert"
Michael Stern



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