BLT Prime by David Burke

4.8
1229 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
BLT Prime showcases contemporary steakhouse fare with inspiring ingredients and modern accents. Our menu features our classic collection of steaks, alongside a generous selection of fresh seafood, signature salad highlighting local ingredients. Our award-winning wine list features both New and Old World wines, complemented by a selection of hand-crafted specialty cocktails.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, International
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 630am-11am
Lunch: 11am-2pm
Sun-Thurs Dinner: 5pm-10:30pm
Fri-
Sat Dinner: 5pm-11pm
Brunch: 11am-2pm (Sat. + Sun.)
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Phone number
(202) 868-5100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Burke
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Catering
Private Dining: Two private rooms that seat up to 10 and up to 40.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th Street & Pennsylvania
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Parking details
Valet parking is $10 for lunch (2hrs) and $15 for dinner (3hrs).
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Public transit
Conveniently located just across the street from the Federal Triangle Metro stop.
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Special events & promotions
Spectacular offerings every holiday!
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

BLT Prime by David Burke is located in the Trump International Hotel in the heart of Washington. Celebrated chef David Burke's award-winning menu offers steaks, seafood, salads and more, guests are able to enjoy the weekly changing specials and incredible ambiance of DC's premier dining destination

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JL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BLT Prime is everything you would want it to be and more. Food is exceptional and the venue perfect. It is by far the classiest restaurant in DC.

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AC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was easily the best dining experience of my life. Some of that is most likely due to the fact that I couldn't afford this place if they weren't giving 50% off for Veteran's Day, but even at full price it would certainly be worth it. The food tasted good though that was expected from such an expensive. The food presentation though was top notch, and the ambiance was amazing. My girlfriend and I spent the first 15 minutes just remarking about how fancy everything was.

The best part about it however (besides the lovely couple sitting next to us celebrating their anniversary that we ended up having talking with through the night) was the service. Our waiter gave a very genuine smile every time he saw as though he felt very happy to be waiting on us. I don't know if it was for real or if he was faking it, but the result was that we felt wonderful that he felt so happy to come and talk with us. He also was just a very great waiter in general, who knew when to leave us alone and when to come by.

The effect of the entire meal was that we felt like royalty. The atmosphere, the presentation, the service all made us feel like VIPs. It's amazing to think the some people are rich enough to afford that treatment whenever they go out. For us, a once in a lifetime experience was enough. The meal cost $75 before tip (it would be $150 usually) and we did not order wine. We did however order two entrees, an appetizer, dessert and got a complimentary amuse-bouche. You can find the entire menu online, including price. Also, we were there for over two hours, so plan accordingly. I think they purposely slowed the meal down to give you the full dining experience. We will definitely be back next year, especially if they do another Veteran's Day deal.

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RJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service level was very good. Food quality is what you would expect at that price point. Overall a wonderful experience! Dessert was very good.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best meal I’ve ever had from beginning to end. The service and atmosphere was impeccable. Truly satisfying. The popovers were amazing! The drinks were perfect. The steak was succulent. The whipped potatoes were heavenly!

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Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BLT Prime offered an incredibly generous 50% off for Veterans on Veterans’ Day. The food and the service was top notch, as always.

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

We were in town FYI celebrate Veterans Day and my sisters birthday. They made us feel right at home.

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CL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at BLT Prime in the Trump International Hotel (DC) is absolutely outstanding. The best in D.C.

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set in the Beautiful Trump international hotel. Service was stellar. Food was creative and fantastic. Drinks were well crafted. The bar downstairs in the giant lobby of the Hotel was beautiful as well and would make for a great spot for drinks. A bar menu is also available. I give our experience 5+ stars.

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DG
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second trip to BLT Prime by David Burke, and I give it my highest recommendation. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. My birthday was acknowledged by several of the staff, and my early birthday dinner was certainly memorable. For every D.C. vacation, we will be back to BLT.

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m
Denver
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and impeccable service

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GC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit and we will return! Meal outstanding and excellent presentation. My husband enjoyed the veal chop best ever. My salmon was perfect! And the popovers were a big hit! Great idea to include the recipes will test and then serve for Thanksgiving. Expensive but worth it. Go big or stay home!!

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and dining experience!

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DM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the most beautiful space in DC. The valet parking is very helpful and the service is outstanding. Can't think of anything that could be improved. Have been many times and will continue to go regularly.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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KM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The popovers are amazing and definitely make the meal! If you order the decadent bacaon, be sure to request well done.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at BLT. Steak is excellent.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Especially the housemade Greek yogurt with fruit and granola!

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Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good brunch and good service. Recommend getting the bottomless option.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here three times in the last 6 months and always leave impressed. Great food, great service, great chef compliments, and ambiance. Highly recommend! I will be returning soon!

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JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food and service was outstanding. The servers knew their menu and were able to speak to any questions. I would absolutely return for future business dinners.

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MP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just flat out great steak and my Dover sole was perfect. Great staff to. We liked Andy.

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MP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Food delicious and wonderful atmosphere!

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AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my husband’s birthday. I mentioned the event in making my reservation. EVERYONE at the restaurant greeted him saying “happy birthday” and they brought out a full sized lava cake after our meal. They took the extra step to make the dinner special.

The food was phenomenal. And the presentation spectacular. Will definitely be back.

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GI
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My dinning experience was excellent . Very condusive for business dinner. Priced well-highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

i expected to be much more upscale one I got super disappointed with the service level, they don't even know how to pour wine in the glass.

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KL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom here for her birthday. This is one of those rare experiences where you walk in to a place as a customer and feel as though you leave as family. From the valet to the host stand to the servers and management I truly could not of asked for a better experience and I’m so thankful for how special they made my mom’s birthday. I know this is a memory she and I will both cherish. The food was impeccable and no detail was overlooked. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great location, and 3 out of 4 meals were fabulous. The fillets were cooked well, but one was of very poor quality. The Dover sole, appetizers, sides and desserts were all fabulous. The ambiance of overlooking a majestic, historic lobby was worth the visit. A minor issue during our dinner experience, (food was served in a timely manner,) was that we had no continuity of servers, and they all looked a bit sloppy (shirts untucked etc,) compared to other upscale restaurants we visited during our stay. Just a few minor issues to be worked out, considering BLT Prime is fairly new.

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CH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It's what I expected from Trump International. It was a little overpriced but the food was delicious in the service was almost as good as other restaurant what's up Excalibur in the service was good however it was slow. they were not as attentive at the beginning as they should have been. Three of the four of us had steaks which were fantastic my wife had a seafood dish that was subpar.

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food with some unique items and presentations. Great energy in the restaurant and among staff.

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CE
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on the rail which gave us a perfect view of the main lobby bar area of this beautifully renovated historic building. Our server Kathy was fun and efficient. The management came by to great and offer any assistance we might need. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. A lovely evening

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c
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great mix of traditional steak house favorites plus many unique dishes mixed in. The service is outstanding and the ambiance is great and open. The building is beautiful with a lot of energy. However, if you’re looking for a quiet romantic setting it is a little more vibrant than that though there’s still an element of intimacy. I argue this place is worth the potential trade off to break away from the typical Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris experience and enjoy great food and attentive servers that put the customer first and truly present an amazing chef’s craft. I wouldn’t change a thing!

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BR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best veal chop I have ever eaten!!! The staff are excellent and attentive to your every need. Great culinary experience!!!

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. We showed up early and they took us to a table right away even though they were super crowded. They always aim to please. The waiter was friendly and patient and very thoughtful while helping us order. The drinks were perfect. The food was also amazing. Each dish was delicious and made as ordered. Ambiance was lively and fun. All around one of my favorites restaurants in DC.

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GM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is easily may favorite spot in DC.

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H
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I greatly enjoyed BLT. We sat at a table overlooking the lobby of the hotel and it’s active bar. The noise and music from the bar area are heard in the restaurant which is at the other end of the hotel lobby. We were still able to hear each other and we appreciated the fun vibe of the lobby. I had the Filet Minion, which was cooked perfectly, and whipped potatoes, which went well with the steak but otherwise were nothing special. My daughter had the salt brick chicken which she loved. The staff was friendly and attentive, as well as being laid back, which I appreciated. One of our waiters checked on the score of the Redskins game for me, as I could see the game on the screen at the bar but could not see the score. Obviously, this is in the lobby of the Old Post Office building which has been beautifully redone.

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j
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

After an amazing dinner with fabulous service on Friday night, we decided to return to have breakfast on Sunday. What a disappointment! Service was terrible and it was not even very busy. Finally got the coffee - asked 3 times for creamer and when it did finally show up the coffee was cold - ironically our waiter asked us if we wanted to order several times, starting as I was still removing my jacket and had not even looked at a menu and then 2 more times where we reminded him we still were waiting for our coffee and then the creamer...Food when it was delivered by someone else was very good and that server did manage to bring the hot sauce we asked for. I am not sure what was going on with our particular server that day but it was quite ridiculous and not acceptable for this type of restaurant!!

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DK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt, this was the best dining experience we have had in a long time! My father celebrated his 90th birthday and he had a very memorable time, and was smiling from ear to ear all night. The food, the ambience, and the service was second to none. The professionalism from the people that greeted us, to the servers, to the management, was exceptional. Thank you! We will definitely come back soon!

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked into the hotel and the restaurant the service was excellent.

I had the steak which was cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth.

They even gave us complimentary mini desserts.

The only thing that I thought was under par was the elevator it was a small grey metal box and was very loud when it moved.

The elevator was hard to fit 3 people in.

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GD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Need a "Family" restroom with safety bars for physically challenged people close to the restaurant .

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CM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We stopped in looking for a fun dining experience prior to a concert at Warner Theater. Our reservations were for 6:15 and we needed to be out the door by 7:30. The wait staff was excellent and was very mindful of our time restrictions. The meal and service went beyond our expectations. Hope to be back! Thank you for a great part of our evening. The clothesline candied bacon is pretty awesome and fun!

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