Maryland Live! Casino Announces Award-Winning The Prime Rib as Premier Fine Dining Steak House

Baltimore Favorite Joins Bobby Flay's Bobby's Burger Palace, The Cheesecake Factory and Phillips Seafood at New Gaming and Entertainment Destination

Feb 22, 2012, 08:00 ET from Maryland Live! Casino

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland Live! Casino today announced that the new $500 million gaming and entertainment destination, currently in development at Arundel Mills, will feature multi-award-winning THE PRIME RIB as its premier fine dining steak house.

A Baltimore institution since the 1960's, the legendary steak house complements an outstanding culinary lineup at Maryland Live! Casino that also features nationally-acclaimed restaurant brands, such as BOBBY'S BURGER PALACE, by celebrated chef Bobby Flay; THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY; and another Baltimore landmark, PHILLIPS SEAFOOD.

"The addition of The Prime Rib to our culinary offerings reinforces our commitment to present world-class dining experiences at Maryland Live! Casino," said Joe Weinberg, Managing Partner, The Cordish Companies. "As a local company, we know the value of showcasing other well-known and respected Maryland businesses, such as The Prime Rib and Phillips, and welcome them to our lineup of nationally-acclaimed restaurant brands."

Designed by brothers Buzz and Nick Beler to evoke the elegant supper clubs of 1940's Manhattan, The Prime Rib Restaurant opened in Baltimore, MD, in 1965 and quickly became a favorite destination among locals and visitors alike. Today, The Prime Rib also boasts locations in Washington, DC, and Philadelphia – with all three restaurants voted #1 Steakhouse by Zagat in their respective cities.

At Maryland Live! Casino, The Prime Rib will once again set the standard for fine dining and exceptional service with a menu offering a tantalizing array of USDA Prime dry-aged steaks cooked to perfection, the freshest seafood, a selection of signature appetizers, salads, and homemade desserts served in an elegant, yet comfortable, atmosphere.

"From the live piano bar to our attentive staff, visitors can expect the same level of high-quality food, service and ambiance that have made our restaurants Zagat's #1 Steakhouse," said Buzz Beler, Proprietor, The Prime Rib. "I look forward to working with The Cordish Companies to create a world-class Prime Rib experience at Maryland Live! Casino."

Mr. Beler was recently awarded the coveted Silver Plate Award by the International Food Manufacturers Association, in recognition of his distinguished career as one of the nation's pre-eminent restaurateurs.

Bobby's Burger Palace presents an array of burgers inspired by Chef Bobby Flay's extensive travels throughout America and his love of the grill in a convenient casual setting. The menu features 10 signature burgers—including the Philadelphia Burger and the Dallas Burger – served with sides of hand-cut French Fries and Beer Battered Onion Rings. Griddled Cheese Sandwich and Malted & Milkshakes are also available to create the ultimate BBP meal.

The Cheesecake Factory is an upscale casual dining concept that offers more than 200 menu selections made fresh from scratch daily in each of its restaurants, including appetizers, pizza, fresh fish, steaks, burgers, pasta, salads, sandwiches, and omelettes in addition to its new SkinnyLicious Menu™ featuring 50 items under 590 calories. The Cheesecake Factory is famous for its dessert menu, including approximately 50 varieties of cheesecake and other specialty desserts.

The Prime Rib, Bobby's Burger Palace and The Cheesecake Factory are among a variety of other delectable dining options at Maryland Live! Casino that include the Live! Market Buffet, a station-style buffet, featuring an array of offerings from Italian to Asian to American Grill, and much more; Noodles, an Asian noodle bar; and Phillips Market To Go, featuring Phillips Seafood's award-winning Maryland style crab cakes and seafood dishes in a casual eat-in or grab-and-go setting.

Maryland Live! Casino is scheduled to open in June 2012, pending approval from the Maryland State Lottery Agency.

About Maryland Live! Casino
Located at the Arundel Mills Mall in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the new $500 million Maryland Live! Casino will be one of the largest gaming, retail and entertainment destinations in the country with 4,750 slot machines and electronic table games; nationally-acclaimed restaurants; designer name brand shopping; and a state-of-the-art, live entertainment venue. Maryland Live! Casino is scheduled to open in June 2012 (pending approval from the Maryland State Lottery Agency). Visit or follow Maryland Live! Casino on Facebook and Twitter. For employment opportunities, visit Maryland Live! Casino is being developed by The Cordish Companies.

About Cordish
The Cordish Companies, now in its fourth generation of family ownership, is an international conglomerate of businesses, including one of the leading gaming, entertainment and real estate development companies in the United States. The company has diverse development expertise with divisions focused on Gaming & Lodging, Entertainment & Mixed-Use, Sports Anchored Districts, Shopping & Lifestyle Retail, Office and Residential. The Cordish Companies also owns and manages a diverse group of operating businesses, ranging from gaming, restaurants/clubs to live music promotion and film/media distribution. The company values itself on the quality of its operations, its long-term relationships, and high level of integrity in all of its endeavors.

The Cordish Companies is the largest and most successful developer of entertainment districts and concepts in the United States. In particular, the company has unparalleled experience in creating and revitalizing high-profile destinations in urban core locations. Many of The Cordish Companies' projects involve public/private partnerships and are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are the company's prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world-famous Inner Harbor; Atlantic City, NJ; Hollywood, FL; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Tampa FL; Kansas City, MO; and Towson, MD.

The Cordish Companies has received the highest possible national awards in its various area of expertise. In real estate, The Cordish Companies has received an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards of Excellence.

About The Prime Rib
Designed by brothers Buzz and Nick Beler to evoke the elegant supper clubs of 1940's Manhattan, The Prime Rib Restaurant opened in Baltimore, MD, in 1965 and quickly became a favorite destination. The menu of prime meats, fresh seafood and thick chops was as appealing to diners in the 1960's as it is today. Everything about The Prime Rib, from the tuxedoed waitstaff, top quality food, and live piano and bass music nightly is intended to make every occasion feel like a special one. Today, The Prime Rib also features locations in Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, consistently garnering top honors from restaurant critics and the prestigious Zagat Survey.

About Bobby's Burger Palace
Bobby's Burger Palace presents an array of burgers inspired by Chef Bobby Flay's extensive travels throughout America and his love of the grill in a convenient casual setting. It features 10 signature burgers—including the Philadelphia Burger with Provolone cheese, griddled onions and hot peppers; and the Dallas Burger spice crusted with coleslaw, Monterey Jack, BBQ sauce, and pickles. Sides such as hand-cut French Fries served with BBP Fry Sauce (Bobby's own blend of mayonnaise, roasted red and chipotle peppers, and spices) and Beer Battered Onion Rings along with Griddled Cheese Sandwiches and Milkshakes & Malteds are available to create the ultimate BBP meal.

About The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated created the upscale casual dining segment in 1978 with the introduction of its namesake concept. The Company operates 170 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S., including 156 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 13 restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and one restaurant under the RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen® mark. The Company also operates two bakery production facilities in Calabasas Hills, CA and Rocky Mount, NC that produce over 70 varieties of quality cheesecakes and other baked products. For more information, please visit

About Phillips Seafood Restaurants
From its roots on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay to its worldwide seafood processing plants, the Phillips family is anchored in tradition and remains family owned and operated by four generations. Renowned for their award-winning crab cakes and unwavering dedication to quality, Phillips Seafood Restaurants have served millions of families, vacationers and seafood lovers since 1956. Phillips Seafood operates high-volume restaurants on the Eastern Seaboard and a network of franchises in major airports across the country. To find out more information, call 1.888.234.CRAB or visit

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