The Prime Rib Restaurant and Wine Cellar of Gillette, Wyoming, offers a variety of quality culinary experiences. Five dining rooms, each with a unique and contemporary atmosphere, accommodate parties of all sizes. The Prime Rib Restaurant, owned and operated by Ken Barkey since opening in 1983, specializes in such Western favorites as beef, chicken, and many other dishes. Its wine cellar contains 7,500 bottles of almost 1,000 brands, earning the restaurant the Wine Spectator magazines Best of Award of Excellence. The Prime Rib Restaurant also provides catering. It can produce meals for any group occasion, ranging from small family and business get-togethers to recreational vehicle rallies and large barbecues. The catering menu includes options for servers, bartenders, tables, chairs, and tents, as well as a private dining room and a meeting room. Individuals and families at The Prime Rib Restaurant can choose from some 50 entrees, plus an array of appetizers and desserts. Beef lovers can enjoy the house special sirloin club steak, New York strip steak, and aged boneless rib eye steak, to name a few. Chicken Italiano, chicken Parmesan, chicken Caprese, and others round out the meat menu. In addition, there are seafood specialties such as broiled halibut, shrimp scampi, and Napa salmon. New to the restaurant menu are two-pound split king crab legs and poached tilapia in miso sauce. Filet of beef represents another new item. These and other delicacies have won The Prime Rib Restaurant several accolades, such as the Where the Locals Eat websites Best Steaks, the Beef Backer award, and an Epicurean Plate award. Other honors include the American Express My Favorite Restaurant award and Elite Dinings Neighborhood Favorite.The American Automobile Association also approves the restaurant. The Prime Rib Restaurant has donated to many local and national causes, providing not only cash but food items and event hosting. The owner encourages management and employees to give time to local charities.