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The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

4.7
3478 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3478 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Fantastic place for a special occasion! Staff is attentive and very nice to everyone. Great place and I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Still going strong. Outstanding food and service. Great selection of wines.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The service was very attentive, but not overly so. We were celebrating everyone's birthdays and received a complementary dessert to share.. We all had the small Prime Rib, and it was a special price that evening. What a lovely experience. We will definitely be back to celebrate next year.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service. Highly recommend. A little hard to find.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

As always, the Prime Rib of Baltimore never disappoints. The Prime Rib offers incredible cuisine, served with professional care and expertise. A great spot for a special occasion or just a delicious meal. An exceptional evening indeed.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Delightful dinner for two couples who were returning to celebrate birthdays. Signature prime rib was perfectly cooked with potato skin appetizer, sides of salad, grilled asparagus, spinach and baked potato and another entree of crab cake. Excellent wine 50% off. Shared special occasion desert. Service fantastic and low keyed. Great experience!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

one of the best steak places around but the crab cocktail is not to be missed. Friendly staff and great service. Go back in a minute.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a great choice for dinner and great service.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The prime rib meal is to die for. Loved the ambiance

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Prime Rib is quintessential old-school dining. The place has not changed in several decades and that’s a good thing. The food is always delicious, the cocktails always well-prepared and the wait staff always friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

What a great evening at the Prime Rib to celebrate a birthday. EVERYTHING was just spectacular, including our waiter, Edward, the food, wine and drinks, table seating, ambiance ; it was such a pleasant evening!
I Oman in returning sooner rather than later.
My thanks to the staff at the Prime Rib!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Took my wife here for her birthday. WAS PERFECT. manager was great, mark our bar tender perfect. The PERFECT spot for dining and special occasions. A Baltimore wonderland restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was a double celebration—birthday and anniversary, and The Prime Rib did not disappoint. The food was excellent; the trio, as always, setting the pace; the service timely and attentive. We loved all of it, and were even treated to a saxophone serenade!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had been here once before. Consider myself a prime rib junkie. Signature cut is generous, flavorful. Ordered mine medium rare. Was more like medium well. First time i ordered mine rare and it was excellent. I should have done the same but this time it was definitely not medium rare. They have a couple of specials but most items are ala carte. It is a little pricey like any high end steakhouse.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Bob made our night perfect. No rush to enjoy great wine and excellent food.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The piano makes for good ambiance. The food was good, but service was lacking. We never even received bread like everyone else around us. Given prices and service, there are better places to go for the money where service is a priority.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I loved the restaurant's ambiance, the most and the food was very tasty. In my opinion, this would be an excellent restaurant for an impressive date or celebration of a wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The service was impeccable!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was the best overall fine dining experiences I have enjoyed in years. The service was top notch, and our prime rib & seabass dinners were incredible.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outstanding food and ambience as always. Great and professional service.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very disappointing experience. Have been customers for 40 years. Probably won't go back. Food was not hot. Service was mediocre. Special occasion not very special.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great waiter, excellent food, overall very lovely dinner

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The Prime Rib Never Fails to Deliver!

We took our son for his 21st birthday and, as usual, the service was impeccable and the food was superb. Yes, it's pricey, but you get what you pay for! The ambiance is wonderful; piano as background is soothing. It's rated one of Baltimore's Best for a reason.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent Service from our server Erin. The food is always good! We truly enjoy the live pianist during the week, and Live Jazz on Friday evenings.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

So, I have not been to the Prime Rib for 2-3 years now...what a mistake! The last time i went, i got the prime rib, and it was just ok. I often got the sea bass which was always great. I am glad we went back! Everything, I mean everything, was fantastic! Yes, it is a bit pricey, though worth every penny! The caesar salad, the potato skins, sea bass, Chopped steak, prime rib, bone in rib eye, all just amazing! and yes, i tasted everything!! The desserts, choc mousse pie and cheesecake, were equally delicious. While it is an old time Baltimore staple, the food and service were as good as any in Baltimore. I rank it up there with Charleston and Linwoods, in my opinion, a top 5 in Baltimore, maybe top 3!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The entire experience was excellent! The food was fantastic, the service spot-on. When ever I go there I know that I will walk away well satisfied.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I love the Prime Rib. The food is outstanding, the service is impeccable, the quasi-retro atmosphere is exactly what you want from a steakhouse. (Well, it's what I want, at least.) It is expensive - dinner for two with 5 cocktails (total) was over $300 including tip - but it's worth it, and it's not way out of line with its direct competitors (Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Flemings, Capital Grille), all of which - while good - lack the certain something that the PR has.

Good to see that the "full cut" prime rib is back on the menu. Although it has always been available, they took it off the menu for some wrongheaded reason for a while. Prime rib is your specialty - own it! It's back, where it belongs. And I ordered it! (See attached picture.)

All the food was exceptional, the prime rib especially - but I'd be remiss to not mention the cheesecake. Served with strawberries and whipped cream, it was one of the best I've ever had.

We don't get there very often - only once or twice per year - but it's never been a disappointment.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Average and over rated. Capital Grille next time!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Wonderful but rushed. Staff more interested in going home than serving properly.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The service was excellent the food was great plated very well the music really set the mood

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great place!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a great time, food was delicious (we have always gotten the prime rib) and fantastic live music would recommend for a date or celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great Food/ Great Service/ Wonderful Dining Experience

As Always

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Still one of the finest restaurants in the country.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

For a special occasion, I recommend The Prime Rib. My husband had the 30 oz. prime rib, but he did not finish it. I enjoyed the Fillet Oscar which had crab meat on top. The staff was very friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I choose this restaurant based on the reviews and it did not disappoint! The ambiance, the service and the food was exceptional. There was live music and it really elevated the experience it added to the old supper club feel. When making the reservation I did specify that it was a birthday celebration, however we forgot to mention it to our server in our hustle and bustle. Low and behold after asking for the dessert menu our server presented an amazing desert w/ candle and song I was actually surprised and very happy they remembered. If i had to nit pick at anything it would be the low lighting in the dining room so even w/ the camera flash it made sharing the experience difficult.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I came to The Prime Rib with a party of 5 on a Friday night. There was complimentary valet and coat check. We were seated in a quiet back corner of the restaurant. The bar was very lively with lots of people and a live band. Our waiter, Aaron Day, was very tentative and one of the highlights of the evening. I recommend requesting him if you book a reservation. You will not be disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious. All of the menu options can be shared between two people, however, we did not share!! It was all so good! To start we ordered the lobster bisque, shrimp cocktail, crab cake, and buzz's salad. For dinner we had the double breast of chicken, swordfish, filet with imperial crab on top, and crab cake dinner. For dessert we ordered the apple pie, cheesecake with fresh strawberries, and the chocolate mouse pie. Everything was absolutely delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

As always, never disappoints! Great food—a really special place. Our go-to place for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The Oysters Chesapeake were outstanding! The salads were on point. The Prime Rib (my order) was perfect and my guest loved the Prime Rib steak Oscar-style. The Jazz music was a bit loud. Other than that, a beautiful location and excellent service!

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