The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)
The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theprimerib.com/
  • Phone: (410) 539-1804
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: James Minarik
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Prime Rib offers prix fixe menus for parties of 10 or more, $75+ per person. Private and semi-private dining is available for 20 - 90 guests for your private, corporate or social event. We will also be happy to design a custom menu for your special event.
  • Private Party Contact: Brad Black 4105391804x
  • Entertainment: Baby Grand Piano every night, with Bass and Saxophone on Fridays. Piano and Bass On Saturdays.
  • Special Events: We offer a "Special 1/2 Price Wine List" every Sunday! Always in good taste, The Prime Rib GIFT CARD. Order your gift card at 410.539.1804 or online @ www.theprimerib.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Chase Street
  • Public Transit: MTA 64 and 61
    Light Rail - Cultural Center Stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet after 5:00pm. The Prime Rib is located in the Horizon House building at 1101 N. Calvert St., at the corner of Calvert and Chase St. The entrance to the restaurant is on the Chase St. side of the building.
A word from The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)
The Prime Rib is an American steakhouse reminiscent of a 1940's Supper Club. Live music every night! Complimentary valet parking.

Special Events: Always in good taste, The Prime Rib gift card is available in any denomination. Order online at www.theprimerib.com
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The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) reviews from OpenTable diners
268 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (227)romantic (179)fit for foodies (97)notable wine list (93)neighborhood gem (39)vibrant bar scene (29)good for groups (23)hot spot (22)late-night find (11)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • AlexG
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    very good plcae for the special occasion. very good for the romantic dinner. gtreat prime rib & crab caces
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    NLJF4VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The service was excellent and from our reception to our exit the staff was wonderful to us. The food was presented invitingly and was very tasty. The side dishes were barely warm and the entrees were not served hot enough but were well prepared The service by Matthew was excellent He as friendly and informative. Thank you for a wonderful evening..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place!
    Lexa
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I love this restaurant! Every time I try something new, and everything is amazing! Atmosphere is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Everything was excellent. The food the jazz combo the service unfortunately we can only afford it a great once in a while as it is very expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular meal and service
    AzamVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    What a great evening, as always, the food was definitely up to everyone's expectations and then some and the service was sublime. Warren was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the place to put on your bucket list.
    MrsNawlins
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Don't let this gem of a romantic evening for special occasion slip by you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was with my grand daughter and the experience was excellent. Everything (as always) was first class. Our waiter, Chuck (31), could not have been more attentive or welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Prime Rib Never Disappoints
    PankoVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    If you're looking for a special night out in Baltimore you could do a lot worse than this place. The Prime Rib is a Baltimore institution for obvious reasons: consistently good food; piano-based light jazz music; great ambiance; good service. People are having fun, and so will you. The bar is always a vibrant scene on a Saturday night. Dining is first rate. Our table had escargot, Caesar salads, lobster bisque, filet mignon, rack of lamb, prime rib, good sides, along with apple pie a la mode and strawberry cheesecake. Good vino. Our server was attentive and funny. It's an expensive outing, but worth it for special occasions. We'll always go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KarenZ
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food and service was impeccable, exactly what you would expect from an establishment that is a Baltimore Landmark. The bread was fresh, warm and delicious, but be careful not to fill up, there's much greater things to follow. The Oysters Rockefeller was all that it should be, old school and comforting. The Filet was a beautiful cut of beef, cooked to perfection. The live music was a walk down memory lane. Definitely a place to spend a special occasion or a romantic evening. Top notch from the Valet Parking experience to the Host and Wait Staff and kudos to the Chefs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    sparksmom
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We recently celebrated our son's birthday, he is a young adult who appreciates fine dining. We decided to celebrate with a family dinner at The Prime Rib which is always listed among Baltimore's best. Everything was perfect. The staff made us feel welcome, comfortable and well taken care of. The food was amazing and the atmosphere perfect for a special occasion. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occasion
    Jeff
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great food, great service, great pianist, excellent wine - what more can you ask for in an upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb service
    Carolynduv
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Enjoyable evening, staff was spot on, very catering. My steak was cooked just as I asked for,we got the filet Oscar...yummy Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The Prime Rib is our absolute favorite restaurant in Baltimore. The crab cakes are to die for! I'm so happy that ribs were brought back to the menu.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not all its cracked up to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I was really looking forward to eating at The Prime Rib, but was truly disappointed. The prime rib, salmon and creamed spinach were lacking and bland. Nothing return for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Almost Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We were a party of seven and had an almost perfect dining experience EXCEPT that three of us ordered swordfish ( a special for the evening no less) and two of us sent it back (and the third should have as well) because it was fishy. The two returned meals were promptly replaced with delicious crab cakes. The other entrees and sides and all of the appetizers and desserts were spot on. The waiter was terrific.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • huh?
    Ihaveneverbeenthere
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I have never been there, so my review is made up. The beer was flat, the burgers tasted like pork, and the waitress was a left over from The Night of the Living Dead Part II. The ambiance was equivalent to the bottom of a swimming pool.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Experience
    CM25
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our waiter was Chuck, hands down the best server we have ever had. Very nice and down to earth. I took my best friend and her new husband out to celebrate their marriage. We were new to the high end dining experience. Chuck really helped us and made the experience great. We never want to eat anywhere else now. The filet minion was the best I've ever tasted. Worth every penny spent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Prime Rib
    clgkid
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Service was amazing! Food is a little pricey. I had the sirloin, but didn't like it very much. My date's meal was fantastic though! The interior is classy and dimly lit, just the way I like it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    michael4ny
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Prime Rib has an excellent and deserved reputation for serving high quality Steaks, Roast beef and other similar dishes. The only problem is that it lives off of its reputation and significantly overcharges for rather unimaginative dishes. A strip steak for example costs $53 and the ingredients probably cost the restaurant in the range of $12-15 if that. No sides that come with it. You'll pay $8-12 for those. Then there are the appetizers. Take clams casino for instance. You get 6 of them for $18. They're incredibly small and they were overcooked and dried out. I could make the same dish at home and pay roughly $3.50 for the ingredients. The restaurant of course pays less than I do. Lobster Bisque", gelatinous and very mediocre.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A classic
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Loved the dinner and ambience. It did detract that a young couple with obviously too much money, spent the whole dinner on their smart phones. I recommend banning them in the dining room unless a person is dining alone. Use in the bar would be fine! The dinner was excellent and the service superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The restaurant, the food and the service were superb and definitely memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib Baltimore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Both the beef and seafood entries were terrific. Portions are substantial - you won't leave hungry. A bit pricy but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the very best!
    OldBaltimoreDivaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have reviewed The Prime Rib (The Original) on many occasions, and can only repeat again and again that it is "The Place to Go" for fabulous dining. Thank you, The Prime Rib, for serving only the most excellent and for making it possible to consistently enjoy a lovely dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous prime rib
    sweetbabyc
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    If you come to Baltimore you think of seafood but I would recommend going to the Prime Rib. Great food, great service, and special attention to detail. My husband and I split a full cut of prime rib (which you can do but its not stated) which is a full meal in itself. The prime rib was fabulous and so was the service. If you want to have a great dining experience I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    PsychGirl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband dined here prior to attending a show at the Lyric Center for the Arts. We had only a short time for dinner and our server Nathan, made sure that we had an incredible dining experience in the limited time we had. Nathan's attention to detail was fabulous. Our dinners were delicious. My husband had the prime rib and it was cooked and seasoned to near perfection. I had the filet with a lump crab cake. Mouth watering is the only way to describe both of our dishes. The next time we are in Baltimore for an event we will be certain to return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Baltimore Gem
    Tracys
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Always a great experience, fabulous food & wonderful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Restaurant was excellent, food was great and the customer service was excellent. Would definitely recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AzamVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Probably one our all time favorite restaurants. I don't think we've ever had a disappointing meal here. Dinner was spectacular. Love coming here for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No better place for fine dining
    EGMk
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Outstanding attention to detail is a hallmark of this restaurant. Anyone coming here is in for a treat and can experience fine dining as it is meant to be.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 24th anniversary celebratio
    classact
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have always dined at the Prime Rib when I wanted to observe something special. This was my 24th wedding anniversary. and as always the food, service, and atmosphere was 'five star'. I have previously brought friends on special occasions as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    ChallengecarVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great as always - one of the most consistent restaurants in the Baltimore-DC Area!! Food & service tops. Not inexpensive, but worth every $$$!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WINNNER
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    It was my Fiance's birthday. We have a 1 1/2 year old and the whole staff was very understanding, cooperative, and it was just a wonderful experience. Our servier was wonderful gave great suggestions and was so friendly to my daughter. WIN, WIN!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Baltimore Treasure
    amydpp
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A great restaurant that is a Baltimore institution and with great reason. It is the prefect space with sumptuous food and impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great time
    dhope
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We go every year for a family celebration and it never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal...again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had another great meal. Have always had world class service but this night out server was not great. We took our time ordering but it took like 15+ minutes just for them to open the champagne we already had waiting at the table (I ordered it in advance). I'm guessing it took close to an hour to get our dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I didn't feel that the quality of the food was justified by the price. In fact, it's as if the same person has been cooking in that restaurant for 75+ years. For example, I ordered steamed spinach....and it was ONLY that. No lemon, no salt, no garlic. Nothing. The majority of the food was quite bland and uneventful. I did enjoy the crab cakes, which had very little breading and ALL crab, but I suspect that is simply due to the restaurants location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    FoodieJim
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Prime Rib possesses a rare commodity these days - superb consistency. TPR is the same year after year: outstanding food, excellent service, great jazz, romantic and sophisticated atmosphere - a little bit of Manhattan in downtown Baltimore. It is a throwback to a more civil and elegant time. I am sorry to see the requirement that men wear a suit jacket or blazer after 5pm is no longer enforced. Men sitting around in T-shirts detracts from the overall ambiance.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still The Best
    ParticularVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    No matter how many times when I return to Baltimore and I want a fine dining experience that I renew my acquaintance with the rime Iib, I am never disappointed. Rarely is the word "superlative" appropriate for a dining establishment that is close to its fiftieth anniversary but it is in the case of the Prime Rib. Thankfully, very little has changed in the first fifty years, and I am pleased to have dined there when it opened and throughout its history.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meeting Spot
    BakerFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    There was a mix of couples and Business people this was a pick by a client and a great one for entertaining clients. Definitely one for future trips to the area, All food was well prepared and plated appetizer to entree. The service staff was attentive and polite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The prime rib
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    When we first walked in I felt very judged, but I'm used to looks so I ignored it. It was our first time there and the waiter did not seem to care either way. I just felt uncomfortable most of the night. The food was excellent and prices were not bad. I had more of a pleasurable experience at Ruth Chris and Fogo De Choa. I ordered the cheesecake for dessert and asked if they can do something special since it was our anniversary and it ended up being complimentary which was nice. My only suggestion would be to be a bit more welcoming. I will recommend this place .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.