American Prime

4.3
324 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 324 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.6
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rob777
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Overpriced for the quality of the food in my opinion. The place feels cold and lacks any warmth, almost sterile.

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vipMichaelK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

NY strip ordered Med rare came out raw. Sent it back. 3 surrounding tables each sent a steak back. The chef is an amateur.

No concessions made for ruining the dinner as far as timing and all food hot.

The steak was actually good — dry aged and charred. And French fries good too.

Salads average. Wine list decent at best— abundant with over Oaked California Chardonnay’s and Sauvignon blanc. Nothing too interesting.

The place has potential but I won’t be returning until they fix their problems.

There’s a reason they are almost empty on Friday night.

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vipoutnabout
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

American Prime is under appreciated - it’s quiet on Saturday nights, but food and service is impeccable. This is NOT a chain - the outdoor dining areas are really outstanding, and inside is nice too. Highly recommended.

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BarbaraN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Saturday nights are quiet. Always easy to find parking.

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vipEdward
Naples
227 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Had a good cigar and a great steak. The service was outstanding and the drinks were also very good. Great place for dinner with friends.

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vipDavis
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

All was great except the desert. Unfortunate and unusual choice was the strawberry rhubarb cake. Skip this and get just about anything else. Overall great restaurant.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to American Prime and everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

NY Strip was over cooked and very very buttery, everything else was fine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipRonW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a nice experience. Hold many business dinners there.

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vipTony
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Drinks were OK, service good, food good: not overcooked, too fatty or low quality (I had the smoked prime rib, my buddy had the steak frites). Single glass wine pours good. Not outrageously expensive like a Mortons, etc. Not busy at all. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic time for our first night out without kids since the start of the pandemic and a birthday. Staff was wonderful, everything we ate was incredible, and oh my god we didn’t have to do the dishes. Great wine selection and an excellent bartender, Chris. Flourless chocolate cake was divine.

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vipmaw8851
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was fantastic from walking into the restaurant at the hostess desk thru the entire meal the staff was friendly and professional

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WineAndDine
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant and excellent service. My wife and I had a 6:30 reservation and we were the only people that ate inside of the restaurant. Everybody else ate outside. We had it all to ourselves.

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DavidE
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - ask about the 'big meat' specials!!!

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vipSmooches
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day dinner. Steaks and Prime Rib was delicious, Brussel Sprouts were a little overcooked..waiters and service was fabulous! Definitely, will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Very dissatisfied food wasn’t very good service was subpar would not go back

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BenE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to sit staring at a guy with full plumbers but crack!

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vipAngelD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

American Prime is the best Restaurant in Tyson’s Corner! The food is great and the service is always excellent. I enjoy the ambiance and as a repeat customer, I appreciate the consistency in the high-level service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside and had the best time. The food and wine were delicious and the service amazing! We will be back.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The prime rib was excellent, it had a unique and smoky flavor that I have never tasted. Mashed potatoes were delicious as was the key lime pie.

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kgoldenh
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Are outside on the patio and it was a lovely evening. A group near us was having a riproaring happy hour and were really enjoying themselves. The service is impeccable as always. The food is yummy. It was an enjoyable date night. We will return

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viplikes2eat
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

It was too cold to sit outside, although I chose this restaurant based on the pictures of the outside setup. It appears to be inside a business building. Inside, the decor looked very hastily put together. Some of the common themes seen in steakhouses (i.e. broad comfortable chairs, high ceilings, an open area) are all missing. It was actually a bit depressing. The food was mediocre at best. My steak had an extra strong smoke fume (rosemary?) and didn't have much flavor. The appetizers were fantastic. The wait staff and service was phenomenal.

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bccar
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. This restaurant in Tysons is tucked away like a hidden treasure. Fantastic service and the food selections were mostly classics with a few twists. The best surprise was that we brought our kids to a restaurant that doesn't even have a kids menu. No one batted an eye and the menu options and service were very accommodating.

We have lived in Tysons for years and had no idea what we were missing. Can't wait to go again, or try their takeout meals.

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RobertaP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first outing since getting our second Covid vaccines 14 days ago.

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vipVickiW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smoked Prime Rib is a total standout! Just enough smoke and perfectly cooked.
I have always had a great meal here and the service is excellent. Enjoy the beautiful patio. It is in the middle of an office park, which is not usually where one looks for beauty but this is very nicely done and a perfect spot for a cocktail on a sunny day.

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viplucdejager
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This place merits more attention. Went for a patio lunch with a friend. And what a patio, first of all...it wraps around the entire restaurant, in a variety of table, high and low seating.
We ordered cowboy (bone in) ribeyes which were of top quality, be it a bit overdone for me (lots of place don’t believe that you mean it when you order medium rare).
Only (other) criticism would be that the started list is a bit limited in ‘steak house terms’. Ordered the truffle arrancini, which were good. But how about a steak tartare, crab cake, calamari, carpaccio or so ?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The good was very good with generous portion but the salad greens were not quite at their prime . Crab cake was excellent and the smoked by strip was very good

The spicy chicken sandwiches were excellent

The wait staff was excellent — friendly, knowlegible, and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

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viplkjdines
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new find in Tyson’s Corner. Didn’t know this place existed but glad we found it. Food, service and outside seating all wonderful. Will be back!

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vipBrianB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Was excited to try but turned out to be a very disappointing experience. The restaurant was understaffed and I understand that with everything going on. But when a large party showed up we lost our waiter completely. Both steaks came out absolutely cold. If you want to go to a steakhouse and have bread, this isn’t the place as they don’t serve bread. We had put on our reservation that this was a birthday celebration. The restaurant did nothing to acknowledge that nor offer us dessert. I think they wanted to just get rid of us. Thought we would try something different than the Capitol Grille where we frequent often. Once again have to say a very disappointing experience

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vipLisaS
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We visited for a birthday celebration and enjoy dining from start to finish. The staff was outstanding and made sure we were comfortable outside by repositioning heaters. The meal was excellent-crab bisque and beet salad to start, filet mignon and prime rib cooked to perfection. Even the sides were fantastic. Flourless chocolate cake was served with a candle and the bourbon cake was amazing. The staff was friendly, attentive and made us feel safe. I think we found our new go-to place for steak!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Maskless drunks in the bar area less than 6 feet from us when the bar was completely empty on the other side and supposed to be closed. The employees at the restaurant didn’t even acknowledge it until my friend said something

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Filet Mignon! Pricey and doesn’t include a side dish, but we were celebrating new jobs, so I felt it was worth the experience. I would have liked to have known more about the sourcing or where the beef came from too. Overall, a really great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ambiance: subpar
Service: subpar
Drinks: subpar
Appetizers: subpar
Sides: subpar
Steak: great

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eduardo was a fantastic server! Good dude!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Our waitress was great and the food was amazing. I will definitely be going back.

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only thing I would've liked was when I put on the reservation that it was a bday, that they brought the dessert out with a lit candle.

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mcpmd
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

great service. my boyfriend got the crab cake and there was too much mustard. i got the scallop risotto - scallops were amazing. the risotto was too salty and just a little under cooked.

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 324 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.