DC Prime Steakhouse

4.5
812 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steakhouse
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.
What 812 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steakhouse! Will definitely be coming again soon.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing to say the least

Report
Helpful
B
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Valentine’s Day early to beat the crowds
The food did not disappoint! I ordered the Cobb (or chopped) salad and my husband the Cesar salad— both were good although I wish my salad had a crunch factor to it.
For dinner we got the bone in ribeye and the scallop pasta. The pasta was delicious with really well cooked fresh mushrooms and huge perfectly seared scallops. Steak was cooked well as well.
Finished with the chocolate cake dessert with creamy ice cream
Great job! Will be back soon!

Report
Helpful
GB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed an excellent porterhouse steak (shared) with sides of asparagus and mashed potatoes. All sides are generous enough to share with at least one other person. Our service was as good as it gets. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being intrusive...a welcome combination! We are looking to return soon for our anniversary. Highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
LY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Place was Amazing and the food was on point!! I will be returning here very soon!!!

Report
Helpful
TM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Loud...food was just ok....service....inadequate....would NOT recommend

Report
Helpful
SF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Waited for 20 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. Filet was over cooked and had to send it back, needless to say, we didn’t eat together. Dessert was awesome and the service was fine. Noisy atmosphere as there are too many tables packed into the dining room. Owner was nice and comp’d the filet, but it’s doubtful we’ll be back anytime soon.

Report
Helpful
VK
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great meal. Their ribeye filet is fabulous. Wedge salad was over dressed, so ask for dressing on side or chose another option!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and food was exceptional. Great atmosphere. Will be returning.

Report
Helpful
m
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Started with Oyster Rockefeller and finished with Senator's Pie. In between we had Caesar salad, NY strip and a filet, and side of Brussels sprouts. Food and service was great! Only complaint is their wines by the glass very limited and nothing outstanding. Suggest adding a few more options on the high end red side.

Report
Helpful
RJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service but a bit over priced. Dinner for 2 with wine but without dessert was over $200. There are a couple of very nice booths and corner tables but most of the tables are either lined up against a wall or scattered in the middle of the floor. And, the noise level was a bit high even though the restaurant was less than half full. Reduce the noise level and bring down the prices a little and this place would be excellent.

Report
Helpful
s
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My wife and I thought the steaks were bland and not a fan of char-broiled. Over-priced and waiter was un-prepared with specials just reading off the menu.

Report
Helpful
JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Average at best in comparison to other high end steak restaurants.

Report
Helpful
SA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food amazing! Wait staff was amazing! The hostesses at the front door were miserable, rude and candidly should be let go. Not a kind word, appeared inconvenienced to seat us despite an early evening reservation, generally were apathetic and did their restaurant a horrible disservice.

Such a shame that two people with such a less than challenging responsibility have the ability to undo all the hard work of the wait and kitchen staff.

Report
Helpful
i
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Have been many times. This visit the cigar smoke from the patio had inundated the main dining room. So much so that 12 yr old commented on the smell and clothes actually smelled of cigar smoke after returning home. Need to get a handle on this. Overall still one of our go to places but there are people who we might take here who would react very negatively to the smell of cigar smoke while eating.

Report
Helpful
VT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great date night! The server was quick to replace a bottle of wine that wasn’t good and gave excellent service. He did order me the wrong steak (Strip instead of Ribeye) and wasn’t able to correct it but I actually enjoyed the Strip so it worked out ok. Great sides and good cocktails too.

Report
Helpful
KM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit, we were celebrating a birthday and when the host came with a card, we were both very impressed. We didn’t want to order right away we wanted to enjoy a cocktail or two, the waiter did not hover and let us enjoy our evening

Report
Helpful
BW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were very good although our party of two fell a little behind a party of 10 in priority. We were seated near the bar, so the noise level was a little high. That said, we will keep coming back for the food and take our chances with the ambience!

Report
Helpful
KH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

A steak house with this reputation should have more ambiance and a higher class of service. Food presentation from the wait staff was very casual and lacked a certain refinement. Overall the experience was more on par with a family restaurant.

Report
Helpful
JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday there with a large party and thoroughly enjoyed it! The steaks were incredible, much better than many of the other high-end surrounding steakhouses we have tried. The sides were delicious as well, and we found the wine list to be extensive with good pricing for an upscale steakhouse.

Report
Helpful
TV
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ala cart only is always annoying. Expected wonderful steak got a very good steak. Slightly less pink than I hoped for medium. Wife picked a dish that was not exceptional. Will keep it in the rotation but didn’t find the best steak place in the area here

Report
Helpful
HL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at DC Prime. It is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Great meal, service and atmosphere.
Not many places in Loudoun that are comparable

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and great

Report
Helpful
BR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant around. The service is outstanding. The food is outrageous! My favorite appetizers are the steak fries and the friend calamari. Their steaks are USDA prime certified and cooked to perfection. My favorite sides are the lobster mac & cheese and the potatoes au gratin. I highly recommend this fine establishment.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Stu, was supurb and attentive; anticipating our needs before we had to ask. This was my first time patronizing DC Prime but won't be my last.

Report
Helpful
CR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice time at DC Prime. I rated it as four stars because I think that for five stars the experience should be exceptional. I love a restaurant where the server competently guides you through the menu with confidence and discretion. I’d like to be educated about the food preparation. It’s a delicate balance, but a great server is skilled at this. Having backup from other members of the team can really help to achieve seamless, five star service. Overall, very nice.

Report
Helpful
DS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner as always!

Report
Helpful
RL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time. These guys know how to present a top notch experience all around and will always be our go to spot for a great evening.

Report
Helpful
WR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The place is loud. The food was not as expected for the price. My boyfriend asked for a medium-well NY Steak and it was completely cooked and dry. Food was ok taste wise. Nothing out of the ordinary. Service was excellent.

Report
Helpful
HS
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious steak and fish served by attentive staff in a comfortable environment.

Report
Helpful
ZV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good selection with well prepared dishes. The lobster bites appetizer is wonderful. Especially like the filet and lobster tail combo. Good crab cakes if you want an optional way to do surf and turf. For the money I definitely prefer DC Prime over Eddie Merlot.

Report
Helpful
AL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and exceptional steaks but the salads and sides were unremarkable at best.

Report
Helpful
P
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rick Crowe and his staff always deliver a fantastic dining experience! My opinion? This is the best restaurant in Loudoun County hands down!

Report
Helpful
DW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DC Prime in Ashburn was a great experience. I was there for New Year's Eve and to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The food was excellent and Matthew our server was great.

Report
Helpful
E
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for New Years Eve with another couple. Everything was great from the time we arrived until we left. We were seated at our table promptly upon arriving at the restaurant, and we were early. Our waiter, Wayne, was fantastic with the service and recommendations he provided. The porterhouse was excellent and prepared perfectly as ordered. All the sides were excellent too! We were never rushed. It was a great experience.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Stu, was amazing. He was very mindful of how we were doing and took care of us as though we were the only people he was serving. The steaks we're outstanding. One of us ordered the pork chop which is not one of my favorite foods, but their pork was great! I will consider ordering it next time. Thank you DC Prime.

Report
Helpful
SK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to DC Prime many times and have always been pleased. They have the best steaks in the region and excellent service. DC Prime is my "go to" restaurant for any special occasion, date night or just when I want to treat myself to an excellent meal.

Report
Helpful
DD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

By far some of the best food I have eaten in Loudoun County. Even ordinary food like Calamari took on a whole new level of exquisite taste. I highly recommend this wonderful establishment. Our waiter Rockne was excellent.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. A bit loud but great experience. We will be back again soon.

Report
Helpful
HC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made the reservation 6 weeks ago. The pedi al table was unacceptable but the hostess, Kelsey, was great and found us a great table for Christmas Eve. Great people and service.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
21

Tweets by DC Prime Steakhouse