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American Prime, McLean, VA

American Prime

4.3
4.3
490 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
American Prime invites you to discover the real "Prime" flavors now available in Tysons! Specializing in Smoked Prime Rib, Artisan Charcuterie, and Dry Aged Beef, all made in-house. You are sure to taste the difference our quality and care makes!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Prime Rib
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 891-8900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jon Mathieson
  • Private party facilities
    Two Private roomsSmaller room holds 16Larger room holds 50 seated, 70 standing
  • Private party contact
    Stela Savcova: (703) 891-8900
  • Neighborhood
    McLean
  • Cross street
    Tyco Rd and Spring Hill Rd
  • Parking details
    free garage parking, and parking lot in front and back of building
  • Public transit
    Spring Hill Metro station half a mile away<br />Fairfax connector 401: <br />Fairfax connector 424: Spring Hill Rd and Tyco Rd
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 490 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

490 Reviews
  1. Vandenburg

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated anniversary 💍 with my wife here and it was wonderful. Waiters were very attentive, nice and superb. Food review: Spinach Artichoke was delicious. Wife loves the creamy flavor and smooth cheese blend. The best highlight of the menu was the “smokehouse prime rib” really big in size and delicious. So bold flavorful and not salty it was amazing and wife love prime rib. She said 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit to American Prime and it once again didn’t disappoint. Excellent food, outstanding service! Can not recommend the prime rib, filet mignon or ribeye strongly enough. Simply amazing!

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  3. VeraC

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had eaten here before during the summer, so we sat outside. Unfortunately, this time we were seated inside. It is a very small room fairly crowded but what really was remarkable was the decor. The seat pads were in shambles, discolored, torn, and peeling, and it was hard to get past that for dinner. The steaks were good. We had the tomahawk the fillet, and the prime rib -very tasty. Unfortunately, the sides were horribly salted and covered with cheese. It was barely edible. There was very little corn with lots of cheese and spinach was puréed and extremely salty would not recommend any of the sides including the potatoes dish. Fortunately, there are a lot of steakhouses in the area, skip this one.

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  4. michelleo

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great bartender. Prime rib was spectacular. Flourless chocolate cake is to-die for.

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  5. KathleenM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bread would have been appreciated. Portion of sea bass was very small on the prix fix Vday menu. Should Have included some Vegetables or starch. Ended up with McDs fries after dinner.

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  6. AmyB

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was wonderful, but the food was just average. The prices are comparable to other steakhouses, but not the same quality unfortunately.

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  7. AnaS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Expected a steakhouse experience, but unfortunately it was disappointing. No fresh bread, steak was requested medium and came out burnt on the outside and almost raw on the inside. On a positive note, the crab bisque was very good and the barramundi was good too.

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  8. VictoriaT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a huge saving from RW menu to normal menu, but the food was good and the service was prompt. The prime rib, their specialty, was delicious and so was the desserts.

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  9. ConstanceM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I visited during Restaurant Week for our anniversary. The overall experience was fabulous! They greeted us with complementary glasses Prosecco, our servers were pleasant, and our food was delicious! We don’t have any real complaints, but thought it helpful to mention that bread was not offered, so keep that in mind if you arrive hungry. My other personal note is with the portion size for the Pan-Seared Scallop entree. Three scallops just felt more like an appetizer. They were delicious, but my taste buds and tummy felt teased rather than satisfied. Maybe an additional scallop or two would have been nice

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  10. ArmieC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! The service is excellent.

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  11. ClaudiaL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely recommend.

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  12. francesk

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for Restaurant Week...was very hard to find--is on ground floor of an office bldg. Server & staff were great. ---Limited food selections for lunch---all too salty!!Not a large space, but attractive & not noisy.

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  13. KyshaH

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was good. My husband ordered the New York strip and it was perfectly prepared. I ordered the scallops and really enjoyed the meal. The ambiance was great.. They prepared a special birthday dessert which was nice. The one concern/challenge was each person at the table ordered the crab risotto in all common that it was unpleasant to eat because of the number of crab shells that we had kept having to take out as we were eating.

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  14. KARISM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. The food, not so much. I had crab risotto but there was a lot of crab shell in it and my NY STEAK had a lot of fat and even though I ordered Medium, it was very tough to chew.

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  15. jorgeO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the prime rib it was good my wife had the dry aged New York strip it was a bit over cooked she did not like the flavor, the drinks were good service had great attention but overall not worth the price for the food

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  16. ChristianD

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful local steakhouse with amazing options, friendly service, and a comforting atmosphere. We just moved here and were looking for a fun fine-dining experience here in McLean/Tysons, and we absolutely would return. The dry-aged NY strip was perfectly seasoned and had a wonderful char to it. For an appetizer, I also recommend the french onion soup!

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  17. NotAFoodie

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Things were very quiet at American Prime on a Friday evening before New Year's. Our server, Sophie, was wonderful, attentive, knowledgeable of the menu, and generally fun! The food was excellent - I had the prime rib - and the bourbon bread pudding for desert was a special treat. I was dining with a friend I hadn't seen in a long time and the quiet ambiance and good food was fantastic for a leisurely catch-up.

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  18. KimberlyN

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered wedge salad, dry aged New York strip, cowboy ribeye with peppercorn sauce, mushroom risotto, and the bourbon buttercake. Of all the dishes, the ribeye was outstanding. The NY strip, although cooked perfect, was very tough. It was served with bone marrow butter, but tasted like salted butter. The risotto was slightly undercooked for our liking, but it had good flavor. The service, however, was top notch. He was very attentive and knowlegable. We would come back to eat the ribeye again!

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  19. BERNADETTE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening. We celebrated our anniversary. The ambiance was perfect, the service was impeccable and the food was outstanding.

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  20. Unfortunate

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent experience.would go back, the steaks were delicious and service was top notch.

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  21. ZeldaS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dinning at American Prime. It was our monthly date night. We had an early reservation so the host told us we could sit anywhere we wanted. This venue is small. Our server was extremely nice, professional and accommodating. The food was ok. My husband ordered the filet mignon. He ordered medium rare - it came out rare and bloody. They quickly replaced his steak with what he wanted and he enjoyed it. He did not like the Brussels sprouts and sent it back. He had the mashed potatoes- nothing special: salt and pepper. I had the salmon, it was okay. It was not as flavorful as I would have liked. The crab bisque was also okay. I had the asparagus and they were perfect. We ended our meal with bread pudding and ice cream - it was really tasty. I didn’t hate the place, but I didn’t love it either. I probably would not return any time soon.

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  22. TimK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food — we had steak perfectly prepared — service was just great —- a gem!

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  23. AnyaK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Given the price, the food was not good - everything from appetizers to prime rib and sides were salty.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They were short staffed so service was a bit slow. The meat was unevenly cooked and raw in places.

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  25. PaulF

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tasted great, ambiance at the bar was very casual and inviting

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice experience

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  27. kenneth

    Washington DC

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visitors. We went for the steaks and were rewarded with excellent cuts cooked perfectly. Server was very enthusiastic and efficient. Good wine list, easy parking and great staff. We will definitely return.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was great. Not very crowded but not empty either. Really enjoyed it.

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  29. BenDover

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible. Slow inefficient service. 20 mins for 1st round of drinks and the place was empty. Ridiculous hidden charges such a $3 for stuffed olives in a Martini, 3$ for rocks, 3$ for a neat poor, $1.25 for extra salad dressing on a terrible salad. Messed up drinks multiple times with a lot of excuses. This place is a disaster.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was top notch! Great wine list and the smoked prime rib was delicious.

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  31. JHan

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The interior seems outdated. They can choose better music I think. Menu for restaurant week were just ok. Nothing impressive. I remember this used to be the fancy and nice restaurant in the area but I would not go to this restaurant again. There are too many good, new restaurants with yummy food for that $$$. Server was nice. Water is tap water in case you don’t drink this kind of water. It wasn’t busy at all on Thursday lunch.

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  32. LuxuryYacht

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service. The Maryland Crab soup is back and fabulous.

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  33. DianeZ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each of us ordered the smoked prime rib, and it was absolutely delicious. Perfectly done and beautifully cut! The side dishes are fabulous and we ordered 5 to enjoy and share. Staff and service are professional and efficient, each did an excellent job. We will be going back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food was amazing

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  35. BobH

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for having a steak dinner! Menu is 100 ala carte. Dined at a very quiet time on a Saturday evening (first seating)

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  36. RMiles

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The prime rib is the reason to go. The cocktails are a wonderful surprise!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious! A bit expensive for Mother’s Day lunch but very yummy!!

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  38. Rizzo

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great Service! Hidden gem that ranks up there with Eddie V's and Capital Grill. The outdoor seating was amazing. The ambiance was perfect. Natalie at the bar does an outstanding job. The bar itself is pleasant and peaceful.

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  39. Luis

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Good cocktails. The lamb was delicious.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Empty restaurant which makes me feel uncomfortable. The server was amazing and the food was good.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

American Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 891-8900.

American Prime is rated 4.3 stars by 490 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for American Prime

1420 Spring Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22102

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Tyco Rd and Spring Hill Rd
  • Neighborhood
    McLean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Prime Rib
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    free garage parking, and parking lot in front and back of building
  • Public transit
    Spring Hill Metro station half a mile awayFairfax connector 401: Fairfax connector 424: Spring Hill Rd and Tyco Rd
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jon Mathieson
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 891-8900
  • Private party facilities
    Two Private roomsSmaller room holds 16Larger room holds 50 seated, 70 standing
  • Private party contact
    Stela Savcova: (703) 891-8900
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