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

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) Details

  • 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: American, Steak, Seafood
  • 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 (410) 539-1804
  • Entertainment: Baby Grand Piano every night, with Bass and Saxophone on Fridays. Piano and Bass On Saturdays.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "The Prime Rib never disappoints. Wanted to get a great dinner before going to The Lyric to see Diana Ross this past weekend. Keeping on schedule before the show was impeccable. We got in, had a superb dining experience and it was delicious. Thank you again!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service at the resturant was great, we were seated in a timely manner. Staff was professionally attired and attentive. I found the lighting and ambiance to be perfect for a romantic dinner with my husband. My only surprise was that there were a couple of vegetarian entree' options that were present on the menu at the Washington DC location were missing on the menu in Baltimore. Other than that we had a great time, creme brule' was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Hands down the best experience ever. Been to DC, Baltimore and Philly locations and they NEVER disapoint"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "...the eponymous prime rib and the filet mignon were perfectly presented (medium rare, of course), and the service was efficient without being unctuous. Don't let the surroundings and the convoluted valet parking arrangements dissuade you. Once you transit the back alleys and wind your way through 1960's hallways and stairways,you find yourself in an intimate setting of black walls with gold trim, red-hued oil paintings, and a glass-topped grand piano. The noise level was moderate, even quiet, despite the lively bar and the pleasant pianist. This is a beef and martinis kind of place, but they had a variety of seafood on the menu."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of the true elegant restaurants in Baltimore. It is a favorite among locals. The wait staff is always available but in an unobtrusive manner. Wonderful piano player"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Excellent food, and service. We were in the first room and it was quite loud especially withe the music"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had heard wonderful things about this restaurant and wanted to take my mother for her 71st birthday dinner. The staff was wonderful and very attentive. We were actually stuck in traffic on the beltway and thus arrived to the restaurant 45 minutes late for our reservation. I called to inform the host of our delayed arrival. He was very understanding and insisted our late arrival would not be a problem. When we arrived he greeted us very warmly and stated he was happy we had arrived safely! That's service! Our food was exceptional! My mother had the full cut of prime rib and I had the filet mignon (oscar). The meat was very tender and well seasoned. We will be returning for another visit very soon!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Returned for pre-theatre after 25 years. The restaurant looked exactly the same, which was a good thing, although the cramped parking garage entrance was less than inspiring. Our potato skin appetizers were okay but nothing to write home about, just thin ovals of potato fried hard and served with a side of sour cream and horseradish sauces. My husbands prime rib was, reportedly, the best he'd had. Unfortunately, my lamb chops and my mothers fried soft crabs were only average. The asparagus side, which we all ordered, was lousy. Both grilled and steamed the asparagus arrived completely plain without even oil or butter topping and was tough. At $270.00 for 3 people, with only 2 cocktails, our meal should have been perfection, it wasn't close."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I ate here a year ago and loved it. I decided to return and was not disappointed. The best steaks. Sides are very good but simple. Salads and appetizers are solid. Service was excellent. The table was small. There was not enough room I. The table for meals and sides. Room was cramped lowering the score. If in need of a great steak and have money to spend tey this place out."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food and service were great. However it was pretty loud. When the pianist stopped playing, the noise level dropped. They should adjust accordingly."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went here for a special occasion. We arrived early and sat at the bar that was very busy till our table was ready. We were sat down at the same time as another couple. We ordered drinks at which point the waiter asked if the one we requested was on the menu. After an hour our food order had not been taken (the other table had finished their starters). We told another waiter that our order had not been taken and he said 'are you joking'. Throughout the night we kept having to ask for more drinks and prompt the waiter. In another restaurant I would have left. We were offered nothing off the bill for the poor service. On another note the food was good and the steak was cooked exactely how I wanted it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We recently visited Prime Rib after reading several rave reviews. My fiance and I love to go out to nice dinners and we especially love great steak places. The ambience was great. It was very charming and romantic and the free valet is a definite plus. We had the lobster bisque which was absolutely delicious. For main course, we had the prime rib and prime rib steak and thought they were just ok. For the price, there really isn't anything spectacular about the meal you receive. Overall, it was an ok experience but we both thought that we have had much better meals for 1/2 the price even in Manhattan. Overall beautiful place, friendly service, great soup, but the signature dish, not as delicious as other reviews made it seem in our opinion."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Every item on the menu is prepared with a skill not often seen in Baltimore. The staff are friendly, and attentive and very seasoned. Pricey but the value is worth every dollar you will spend."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very Good Food! Took our daughter for graduation dinner at her request. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Prime Rib has always been my top restaurant. I have been going there for over 50 years. The food is the best and the service has always been great. Will certainly be back again. August Papa"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We took a group of ten family members to celebrate our dayghter's high school graduation. She has always wanted to go to the PR and it didn't disappoint. The atmosphere was quiet, clean and pretty, the service was impeccable and the food was perfect. The complimentary valet parking was the icing in the cake. Speaking if cake, the waiter even brought a slice of their chocolate mousse pie out with a candle for our graduate. Everyone loved their meal and our daughter felt so special. She got out a kick out of guessing what sings the pianist was playing. We couldn't have been happier! It's pricey but worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Took my wife out for her Birthday. It was dark but cool looking. Sat down right away. Jazz music was playing and we had 2 Riesling wines, Excellent. Salad and Bread were great. Main Course of Prime Rib 12 ounces very filling. The waiter Brought more wine and a Chocolate Mouse cake for my wife, with a candle and sung Happy Birthday without even us asking him, very classy. We had 2 Cappuccino's very good, to end the evening. My wife took home her leftovers in a very nice bag. Even though the seating was very tight and my chair got kicked many times by the waiters everything else made that seem like nothing. We look forward to coming back real soon, especially to try the crab cakes."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My family and I go to the PRIME RIB for special occasions a few times a year. We would go much more often, but dinner averages $75 to $100 per person when including tip, so its not a practical weekly visit for most people. Price aside, and we know what we are paying before we get there so we don't consider price of any selections we make, everything about this restaurant is a STAND OUT from all others. The FOOD: our recommendations are: Appetizer: Escargot (The BEST anywhere in the US) Bone-in PRIME Rib Steak (the best we get anywhere; order medium rare) The Full Cut PRIME Rib (Huge serving, PERFECTLY cooked each time (order it medium rare) Coffee after dinner - likely the best coffee at any restaurant in the Baltimore area. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have been patrons for over 25 years. One of the special things about The Prime Rib was the formality of the restaurant. This was the "go to" place for special occasions when you were dressed in your best. Servers wore tuxes and the patrons were always well dressed. Men were required to wear jackets. I notice they the website now lists the attire as "business casual." I guess this is a sign of the times... Too bad several of the patrons were wearing jeans. The prices haven't decreased, but the "special" feeling has... The food and service are still excellent."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I no longer live in Baltimore, but always go to the Prime Rib when back in town. It is always a top-notch experience, with great appetizers (love the escargot), fantastic prime rib (the full size cut is absolutely delicious!), and very good desserts. The service is always fantastic, and I love the dark black walls and the original paintings. A first class place in every way!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "As usual, The Prime Rib's fare more than lived up to our expectations. The food was superb, service was excellent, staff was friendly and the whole experience was wonderful. It is our favorite place to dine with a great atmosphere which has been sadly lost in the city's newer restaurants."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Prime rib, crab cake, swordfish along with the pot au gratin, broccoli rabe, rolls were great! Veal chop was mediocre. House salad seemed wilted - not very fresh. Dessert dept needs upgrading. Banana bread pudding with brandy good. Key lime pie, chocolate pie (choc pudding & cool whip) below the standard in a restaurant of this caliber. Our waiter was friendly & attentive to our needs. Water person needs better training. Dripped onto the table every time he refilled our glasses. Olde world refined service and decor. Not too exciting itself - you bring your own company to entertain each other."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Very pricey but the service and food were amazing. Roasted Prime Rib and Prime Rib Steak are must haves."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "To Read my detailed, explicit review got to http://www.tripadvisor.com “My retirement party at The Prime Rib, Baltimore!!!” This site does not provide adequate characters for one to express themselves!!!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Chosen as a special event destination (for our 25th anniversary dinner), we were pampered from the moment we arrived, with complementary valet parking, and a warm greeting at the door. The food is exquisitely prepared and served .. and the service is very attentive. I might only say there were two drawbacks. One, there were too many tables in the dining room where we were seated. Made it very hard for servers to get between tables, and gave my husband the feeling of being squished. . having to keep your arms near your sides or get bumped. Second was that as many dishes are served on their own individual plates (vegetables, side dishes) the tiny tables quickly become full and crowded. Nearly bumped over my wine glass more than once. But WOW!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Ate at this location twice on this trip. First time was excellent. Second not so great. I know it can be good. So getting the prime rib the second time was dry and no flavor. Overcooked. The pecan pie was burnt. Had to go eat sonewhere else after we left. Nice people though "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great - my 2nd time at the Prime Rib and my first at that location. Just solid and good all around!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "From the valet to the doorman to the bartender to the waiter you simply can't ask for a more professional and courteous staff. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "What can I say that I have not said countless times before - simply the best. But I should like to add that although The Prime Rib is at the top of Baltimore's "Dining Out" list, one will never find it stuffy or unwelcoming. Service is diner-friendly, attentive and helpful. All of the m'aitre d's are a delight. And the food and drink cannot, absolutely cannot, be surpassed. We all love The Prime Rib!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This fine Baltimore restaurant has been a favorite of our family since it's inception and continues to perform as a top Baltimore attraction."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have dined at the Prime Rib for many years and we have always had good food. Mother's Day that was not the case. Two Prime Rib dinners were very tough and the Halibut that I ordered (for $38 as a special) did not resemble any halibut I have ever had. It was served as a thin fillet instead of the meaty white chunk of fish and did not taste like it should. The sides of creamed spinach, mushrooms and Greenburg potato skins were good as were the Oyster Rockefeller appetizers. Key lime pie was also good. The wait between courses was longer than usual but they were busy. For a dinner that cost almost $400 for 3 people with tip, it was very disappointing."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As usual, the service and food were out of this world great; I've never seen better for either. Our server, Tim, was right there for our every need and my wife's prime rib and my halibut were superbly prepared."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Prime Rib never disappoints. Consistently great in food, service and ambience. The place to go for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "To celebrate my son-in-law's birthday he chose The Prime Rib. The prime rib (the menu item) has to be the best in Baltimore--succulent, juicy and cooked to absolute perfection, the 3 of us enjoyed The Prime Rib's signature dish. One of us had the crab cakes--tasted by others and they were perfectly cooked and contained plenty of crab--delicious. I especially enjoyed the side artichoke hearts, something a little different. All devoured the chocolate ice cream sundae. This is a great place for celebrating special occasions. The service was attentive and we all had a great time. The free valet parking makes it an easily accessible City location."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This was our first experience with the Prime Rib. It won't be our last. It was perfect for the occasion. The service was impeccable and elegantly old fashioned. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Overall it was an okay experience. The food was moderate, the scalloped potatoes lacked taste, service was okay. The average age of most of the diners had to be 65 and above so I felt out of place (and I am 56 years old). I would only recommend this place to my older friends but not the younger ones."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Very nice experience, had birthday there with friends. Everyone loved the food , courteous service and quiet ambient atmosphere. Many appreciations for the nice birthday event. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "As always -- we had a spectacular meal on Saturday evening! There is no better place in Baltimore as far as I am concerned. Bobby was great and always makes sure that our every need is met."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband I enjoyed the impeccable service and delicious food. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. Would have loved to be closer to the piano but all in all it was great!!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I took large group of people for business dinner. Our server accomodated our requests, like sharing dishes etc and gave us good suggestions. It worked!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014