The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

4.7
3654 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
The Prime Rib is an American steakhouse reminiscent of a 1940's Supper Club. Business Casual dress code enforced- shorts are not permitted. Complimentary valet parking and live music every night.

Special Events: Select Half-Priced Wine List every Sunday. The Prime Rib gift card is available in any denomination. Order online at www.theprimerib.com
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 539-1804
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
James Minarik
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Chase Street
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Parking details
Complimentary valet after 5:00pm. The Prime Rib is located in the Horizon House building at 1101 N. Calvert St., at the corner of Calvert and Chase St. The entrance to the restaurant is on the Chase St. side of the building.
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Public transit
MTA 64 and 61
Light Rail - Cultural Center Stop
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Entertainment
Baby Grand Piano every night, with Bass and Saxophone on Fridays. Piano and Bass On Saturdays.
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Special events & promotions
We offer a "Special 1/2 Price Wine List" every Sunday! Always in good taste, The Prime Rib GIFT CARD. Order your gift card at 410.539.1804 or online @ www.theprimerib.com.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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PJ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, romantic and delicious food! Piano bar, extra delight!

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SH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Excellent service, delicious dinner.

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BH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening at my favorite steak house. The potato skins are great and the prime rib was tender and so full of flavor

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BH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner...great service. Excellent cut of prime rib. Always A-1

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GL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Classic, traditional steak house. Right down to the dark leather furniture and piano at the bar. Same with food - oysters Rockefeller and clams casino are old school dishes, but tasted great. If you want great service and steaks, give it a try.

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JM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent worth every dime. Friendly staff. Great food

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GC
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the Prime Rib was a special treat. We loved sharing this classic Baltimore scene with out-of-town friends. Always a winner....from potato skins to bread pudding!

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy old school restaurant with top notch service.

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E
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we love The Prime Pib we believe it's Baltimore's number one restaurant hands down they really get it they understand it. Brad is a terrific manager he's always welcoming and efficient.

Our service is second to none and our meals are always top-shelf wonderful and exciting.

We love celebrating our birthdays at The Prime Pib

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SD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A great meal, very attentive and professional wait staff. We did have to wait at least 20 minutes past our reservation time, however.

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BD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and welcoming with old school sophistication. The maître d' and barkeepers in bow ties. Waiters in jackets and ties. Live jazz. Proper cocktails. We love eating at the bar because we get the privilege of visiting with folks like John, our bartender (and also one of the managers). He’s a native Baltimorean and has worked here for 35 years and treated us like old friends even though it was our fist visit. We’ll be back the next time we are in Baltimore.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary celebration & prime rib did not disappoint. Our food was outstanding, the service was wonderful. Prime Rib served us a chocolate mousse pie with a candle in honor of our special day!

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KS
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always great!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect as always

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SF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, there is complimentary valet service at the garage on Chase Street, which is great. It's a bit of a labyrinth to wind through from the garage to the actual restaurant entrance, but once you find your way inside, this is a lovely old-school spot with outstanding fare, great service, and lovely ambiance. The "live music" is actually subtle piano playing, not a raging rock band, so it's a nice backdrop of entertainment that still allows for dinner conversation at normal volume. Our lobster tails with crab imperial were prepared to absolute perfection, easily the best I've ever had. Highly recommend!

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SK
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been coming to the Prime Rib for a very long time. It never disappoints. For steak lovers, this restaurant is beyond compare. I truly do not think any steak restaurant comes close. Their seafood offerings are absolutely equal and in most areas surpass the best seafood restaurants in the Baltimore metro area. My husband is a steak/prime rib lover. I, on the other hand, love seafood. The food is a bit pricey, but in the 20 plus years of coming here, it is worth every penny. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to The Prime Rib. Our server, Bob, was outstanding. He went above and beyond. When he found out that my daughter was a college student and we were visiting, he even wrapped up extra au jus and loaves of their delicious bread and butter that she could take with her leftovers. We will definitely be back!

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W
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time I was visiting Baltimore and a friend highly recommended The Prime Rib in Baltimore. The service was OUTSTANDING! The food was DELICIOUS! The dining room was WONDERFUL and had live music. If I ever go back to Baltimore, I'm dining again at The Prime Rib. It was truly a food-lovers paradise. I've been to many restaurants around the world but The Prime Rib will truly stand out as one of the best!

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience. Spent over 150 bucks on dinner and left feeling like I received a value. Service was top notch, atmosphere was romantic but not stuffy and the food was exceptional. Not an everyday place for my wife and I but glad we chose the prime rib for our anniversary. Next time we choose to splurge we are coming back.
Complimentary valet was great as well.

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MT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the NY strip, cooked perfectly. Paired it with the Rye Manhattan which was excellent. Service was personal and outstanding.

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SQ
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated friend's birthday at a table near the piano. As always, very nice ambience, excellent service all around, and, of course, incredible menu. The filet and rib eye were cooked perfectly, along with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. Soft shells delicious as well. I had not eaten here in quite awhile, and was
very pleased that The Prime Rib was as good as ever. A very special restaurant for special occasions.

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p
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obviously a local restaurant. Very warm, welcoming and enjoyable. Will revisit on my return to Baltimore.

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MW
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this is the place to go if you like steaks and a very comfortable atmosphere. The pianist is outstanding setting the tone for a comfortable and enjoyable vibe. All of the staff are the best and we had Bob as our server who is great! The meal was perfect and the evening was very enjoyable. We have been going to the Prime Rib since the early nineties with my family and business associates. Can't beat it!

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b
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Will go back any time. Sunday half price wine list a find! 53 years in Baltimore. Quality supports their ongoing success.

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G
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The Prime Rib has been our go-to special occasion restaurant for 17 years. We love the old-school decor and menu and are willing to pay handsomely for them when the experience merits it. Alas, this meal didn't.

Our server tried to rush me into ordering my oysters and prosecco seconds after we'd been seated. When I said I needed a moment and wanted to give my husband a chance to decide on an appetizer, he disappeared for 20 minutes. The appetizers were fine and my husband's steak pleased his palate, but my rockfish had an unpleasant flavor - new kind of seasoning? - that I can only describe as sweet. I asked our server for a crab cake and was told that not only would the order be put in immediately, but that the maitre'd was coming right over to talk to me. It took 20 minutes for the crab cake (which was very bland) to arrive and another 10 for the maitre'd to put in an appearance. By that time, my husband was almost finished eating and I was livid because of the shrieking we'd been listening to on and off throughout our meal.

Oh, I forgot to mention the toddler at the next table. Yes, a toddler - too young to sit in her own chair - past 7pm, at a restaurant where entrees are served a la carte and start around $38. Toddlers shriek, even when happy; it's part of toddler-ness. I get it. But when we are spending around $300 on dinner, we do not want our evening punctuated by shrieks. Anyone's.

So, after mentioning the weird taste of the rockfish and the very tardy, subpar crab cake to the maitre'd, I made a comment about the youngster's presence. "WE ALLOW KIDS!" was his reply. And rude staff, evidently.

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and food was great .. will definitely come again.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed!

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PE
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still my favorite steakhouse in Baltimore. Top notch food, drinks and service. Beyond the superb steak and crab cakes, the sides (potato skins, house salad, creamed spinach) were exceptional. Truly a classic restaurant and dining experience.

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l
Baltimore
205 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite! The food is excellent from the peanuts at the bar to the salad to the entrees and including the vegetables and desserts! I need to dine here at least once a month. I love sitting at the bar equally to dining at a table. Great restaurant, great food.

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d
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The overall experience at the Prime Rib is nice, but the vegetarian platter is a complete rip-off. Obviously, there are chefs there who know how to cook, so why not come up with something a little creative rather than dump a bunch of other people’s side vegetables on the plate and charge a lot for it. One item was literally nothing but a whole tomato with some cheese on top - was tempted to throw it rather than eat it. If they don’t do vegetarian, they should admit it, not just rip diners off.

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ED
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to the Prime Rib for at least 43 years and have never been disappointed.

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TJ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent. expensive, but damn it's good. Bill, our waiter, was superior.

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K
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my son’s 16th birthday on a very busy Friday evening. Our party included 3 extra tall men and my wheelchair-bound mother, which usually results in some sort of environmental drama, but we had an amazing evening! Service was impeccable, timely and friendly; we did not feel at all rushed and, it seemed like at every point that we could possibly need something, our server was there! Food is a wonderful quality and portion sizes were appropriate for a steak house. Drinks were spot on. My son had a special dinner that he will always remember!

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CC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I have always been a big fan of the prime rib. I have not been there in years. I was disappointed on a number of fronts. I have always thought of it as an elegant, gracious place. Unfortunately, there were a lot of people there in jeans, without jackets, etc. I was looking for someone in shorts, but thankfully there was nobody. What happened to unforeseen an elegant dress code? The food was less good than I remember it. I had a New York strip, the same as I had the night before at a local Argentinian. The Argentinian one was clearly superior. That’s too bad given the steaks are signature. Also, a nice older gentleman served us, and was fairly attentive, but unfortunately had an unappealing odor about him. Will probably give you one last chance, but I think if we were not long-standing devotees, this would have been our last time.

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AM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Condensation was dripping on me and my food the entire evening, the waiter told us he would inform the Maitre D, issue was totally ignored and no one came to our table to address it or offered to move us.

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Baltimore Prime Rib never disappoints! Consistent excellence, whether you are a meat lover or a fish lover. We have been coming here for over 50 Years for special occasions and it is always perfection. The mixologist makes the best martinis anywhere. The Prime Rib martini buzz is unlike any other...it’s magic. This time I had the Chilean Sea Bass, and it was delicious — perfectly cooked. We hope to live long enough to come back many times more!

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JA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going since I was a child. Love the PR
Monday night so nice and quiet, the staff has taken care of us for 40 years.

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L
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was outstanding. We enjoyed the ambience and the waiter was knowledgeable.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edward was an amazing server. The meal was delicious. The drinks were perfect. We couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate our anniversary.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to The Prime Rib and it for sure will not be my last. Came in with my wife for our anniversary and we had a wonderful time. Our server Bobby was very prompt and attentive. He made it a fantastic experience for us. Our meals were cooked to perfection, the signature “Prime Rib” was the best steak I’ve ever had. Looking forward to making the trip back.

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