DC Prime Steakhouse

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A lifelong dream of owners Mark Craig, Kevin Cox and Rick Crowe, DC Prime delivers an inspired menu, a rich atmosphere and superior service. Our name was chosen to honor the rich heritage of our nation's capitol, and America’s unique privileges of freedom and choice.

Our mission: to provide dining and culinary excellence to every guest we serve.

We serve only USDA Prime Beef, which is the top 1% of all beef in the United States, chosen to meet or exceed our owners' rigid standards that include tenderness and taste. All of our beef is supplied by Consumers Meat Packing of Chicago, IL...purveyors to many of the finest steakhouses in the United States. The same superior standards apply to our fresh seafood, sourced direct from North Coast Seafood of Boston, MA., our whole lobsters, from the cold waters of Maine and our Mero Sea Bass Steaks, overnighted from Honolulu Fish Company, Honolulu, HI.
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HS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I think I've posted this before. The waitstaff and food is what you'd expect from a nice steakhouse. Where DC Prime falls short is with the host staff. You'd expect a maitre d' caliber host staff, but what you get is something you'd expect at a moderately priced chain restaurant. They don't pull the chair out, even for elderly women. They just drop your menus off and leave. It's not a huge deal at the end of the day, but that extra touch (if they had it) would have added another star to my review.

k
London
379 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Celebrated a birthday at DC Prime and food/service were very good. Our waiter was always there when we needed him and surprised us with nice birthday dessert. However I have to say the dinner was less enjoyable due to how noisy it was. Shouldn't have to shout across table for four to be heard at a fine dining restaurant. They could alleviate that by taking out some of tables but I'm sure they try to pack in as many as possible to fill up restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitstaff was well versed in her craft. The steaks were excellent and the ambience was fine.

P
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

DC prime is a great steakhouse and they do a terrific job of taking care of their customers. The staff is friendly and the food is exceptional. Steaks are some of the best I've had ... anywhere. So why only 4 stars? First off, it is noisy. The lack of sound-deadening and an open sound path from the bar to the dining room means that diners often have to repeat themselves or yell to be understood. Second, the air conditioning is at a "maximum cold" level. My wife had a shawl which we thought would be enough to keep her warm but she wound up needing my suit jacket as well. I don't know if the A/C can be adjusted, but we bloody well froze. If you are going to DC Prime, bring your earplugs and a parka, you'll have a great time.

NT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I would go back to the bar for an upscale Happy Hour experience but would not likely recommend dinner. Service was meh... food was good but value for price was not equal. Overpriced wine.

A
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was an absolutely perfect spot for our anniversary dinner. The ambiance was elegant, the service friendly and prompt, and the food was out of this world. I have always heard about "buttery" steaks; now I know what it means.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food; will definitely be back!

CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey, but great service and food. Loved our waiter, patient, jovial and helpful. I would go back again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

LM
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to a bunch of places, but DC Prime is just unbeatable. Service, food and atmosphere are all exactly what you want with fine dining. Great wine list and cocktails as well. The people who work there make the difference. When you go be sure to ask for the Operating Owner, Rick Crowe, and Glenn Wooten the Manager. Both great guys who do all they can to be sure your time with them is one of the best dining experiences you will ever have. Also ask for Heath or Andrei to be your server. The two of them add to your having just a great time.

CD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and the foos was exceptional. We loved the King Crabs as they were the best we have ever had. The steak and lobster were succulent and very delicious! Thank You!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orlando was fantastic

FF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as always and Heath took great care of us. We will definitely be back.

OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite for a special occasion splurge. You can't go wrong, but expect to pay the price for perfection. Everything was exceptional from the martini to the filet to the chocolate cake. The service was fantastic (thank you Stew). Everything I expect from DC Prime.

P
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place hidden in a office building and hotel type area in Ashburn, not far from Rt. 7. Service is top notch, wait staff is very knowledgeable. Prices high but expected for this level of quality food, service, and drink. Did not care for the steak fries, was expecting string fries or something similar, instead big 6 inch chunky fried potato wedges came to the table. Everyone at the table was disappointed with them, we did not complain, we just will not order that side again. Sides are extra, but they provide plenty for the price. Plenty of free parking. Did not sit at the bar, but it looked like a more casual part of the restaurant, big TVs in this area. AC turned down low, very chilly for us over 45 year old folks, several at the table had to wear a sweater. Don't see myself going on a regular basis, but maybe for special occasions.

JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable Anniversary dinner. Our waiter, Wayne, was extremely attentive and on point.

It was a bit loud; otherwise, everything was great.

Highly recommend DC Prime.

RZ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You immediately feel welcomed at the door. The food is delicious and the staff is phenomenal.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there to celebrate two of my children heading off to college.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Steak was good, skimpy on sauce on the the add-ons though... Appetizers were ridiculously not worth it, ($17 for undercooked, underseasoned, and bland fingerling potatos) Service was passable, nothing special, had to pour my own drink refills, not remotely close to what I'd expect from a restaurant of this price point.

B
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food and service were good but someone was experimenting with very loud music throughout our meal which disrupted our conversation . Very disappointing for an establishment with this price point. I expect better control on the ambiance.

R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was lacking. Waited over 15 minutes for service. Had to ask for bread. No water refills. Wrong order brought to table. Your prices do not reflect what you are offering.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DC Prime was a great experience, I'd recommend it to anyone.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drink were absolutely DELICIOUS. The service was impeccable. It is very pricey, but you get what you pay for so I'm not complaining. We went early on a Sunday and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. Unfortunately, our table was in direct line of site of a window where the setting sun was in my face the entire meal. I should have said something because I am confident they would have moved us.

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This is our first visit to DC Prime Steakhouse celebrating my daughter's birthday.
Although the food was very expensive, it was amazingly good; the place was beautifully decorated, and the service was unbelievably professional. The only concern we encountered was our seating was in direct view of the door used for the servicers to deliver food and dirty dishes. Otherwise, we really enjoyed our dining experience and plan to return in the near future. Thanks!

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Sever did not bring wine until meal was half eaten, she was asked to bring it when entree was served.

AZ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Second trip to DC prime was very worth it. It is a beautiful place to celebrate and we look forward to the high quality and exquisite flavors of the food. They know how to highlight the pro's as well as provide me the BEST ribeye ever. Service is excellent - knowledgeable and they know how to quickly build rapport and either engage or let you be - depending on your desires. Don't miss this experience!

A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall good experience... food was pretty good. Crab cakes were delicious

DS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team at DCP is amazing. Great, high touch service, and delicious food!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. A little noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and the personal attention great atmosphere is what makes continue to come back. We have been customers since they opened and have recommended DC Prime to all of our friends.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and incredible quality food!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is super. Great quality of food and environment. Service is awesome as well.

MO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food certainly did not disappoint. However, the temperature in the restaurant was extremely warm (even heard our table neighbors commenting about it).

K
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. I love that it is not a chain and the owner checks on each customer. The lobster tempura app is to die for. I love the filet mignon with any sides!!

M
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was kind of disappointed with the way our steaks were prepared. We asked for medium well. Ours was butterfly and well done. We went there for our 21 year anniversary .

JD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dining experience at D.C. Prime Steakhouse was fantastic. The food was excellent and my experience
was very memorable. The staff is very engaging. So. if you are visiting the Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia area, you MUST include D.C. Prime for your dining experience. I know that D.C. Prime Steakhouse is the number one restaurant in Loudoun County Virginia. I will visit this restaurant again in the near future.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to visit DC Prime. Our server, Wayne, was a delight - friendly, entertaining and very efficient. This was a great birthday dinner

GF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks and sides were perfect. Service was fantastic - thanks to our server Rockney!

JW
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was on point

B
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, from the servers all to way to the hostess who greeted us at the door. First thing I noticed was how clean and serene the place felt. Everything look aesthetically pleasing. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful with selecting our meal. Food was amazing, no complaints there. The fish I ordered was delicate and extremely tender. Everything came out hot so I knew it was fresh. Overall, it was a wonderful experience

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