The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

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Steakhouse
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
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vipGeorg
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? It's the best if Baltimore. Steaks if course are perfect, but my favorite us there Sea Bass! Outstanding!

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Laura
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered from the Buzz salad to the Prime Rib and crab cakes was delicious. Even the cocktail and tartar sauces were awesome and homemade. As a Baltimore native, I typically eat my cakes without sauce, but I had to make an exception. The shoestring fries were like McDonald’s (in a delicious, salty-crispy way). Our waiter was an expert, clearly in his element and very personable. The live piano and bass set a lovely ambiance. Just walking through the door, you feel you are in for a treat and the Prime Rib never disappoints from beginning to end of the experience.

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CaptainGary
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, we were privileged to have our dining experience prior to the mandatory shutdown. All aspects, from our cocktail to dessert were quintessential. This dining establishment continues to be most worthy of the five stars.

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Tapow
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old style ambience and service and delicious food. Tried the Hearts of Palm with deviled eggs and they were delish. Highly recommend the rack of lamb and of course the Prime Rib!

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vipJustine
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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viplbw5
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib is my husband's favorite restaurant! Fabulous, delicious, rich, wonderful food...Full Cut Roast Prime Rib, fresh horseradish, Greenberg Potato Skins, Buzz's and Caesar Salad, Blackened Rockfish, Ribeyes, and Crabcakes, Au Gratin Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and Grilled Artichoke Hearts, Creamed Spinach...Yum! Take your Lipitor and definitely go indulge. The ambience, the professional service, live piano music, great cocktails and did I mention the wonderful food? Everything is lovely and you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was very bad and slow. Food was poor. Will not return.

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vipMeggoat
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie was superb as always

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viprich
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

First bad meal I’ve had there in 45 years. My friend wanted to try my prime rib so I asked the waiter to bring her an extra plate so I could give her a piece of mine. Instead he cut mine in half (sideways) and I ended up with a skinny piece of red meat with no bone

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nanaeats
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent , more excellent =excelanti our first date- celebrate every anniversary or birthday

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vipRestaurantLover
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always spot on. The Prime Rib is just what you want it to be - every time!

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BlaineK
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old school white table cloth steakhouse. The meal was excellent form the moment we walked in the door. Our waiter was attentive without being overbearing. Had Chesapeake bay oysters for an appetizer. They were delicious. Good size. Slightly briney. I enjoyed everyone of them. The only blemish on the meal was the Caesar salad. It wasn't bad just not up to par with the rest of the meal. The dressing lacked a bit of flavor and the croutons, while tasty, where too big and not easily broken up. The bone in ribeye was excellent. And that is why you go to the Prime Rib. Excellent flavor. great crust on the out side. The drinks were top notch too. All this in an atmosphere that says this is a classy place.

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vipMMMM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently excellent. Great food, clubish ambiance, good service!

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vipRonK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best overall dining experience in Baltimore!

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StevenA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was best I have ever had, anywhere. Staff was extremely attentive and engaging. We all enjoyed the experience.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib is one of our all-time favorites! The food and service are both outstanding! My we started with escargot (which is absolutely delicious!) and lobster bisque that was great. My husband and I shared a caesar salad and gratin potatoes. My husband had the prime rib and I had a filet - everything was fantastic! Christopher once again waited on us and treated us like royalty! An overall great experience!

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vipJStL
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as usual. Attentive but not overbearing wait staff. Great special occasion venue.

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KurtU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance. A Baltimore legend.

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vipNadineK
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Overall this dinner was lackluster... just not impressed unfortunately. We celebrated my birthday here, as we did last year when we had a great experience, but this visit was disappointing. The service was very impressive, our server barely check on us, he did however serve the diners around us with a lot more enthusiasm, so we had an unclose look at what we could have had. The restaurant also asked why we were there, celebrating anything, and my husband mentioned my birthday, which while they are of course not required to do anything, the table next to us also celebrated a birthday, so again, we saw what it could have looked like. This is so extremely different from last year, when we had such an amazing experience. The reason I didn't rate this visit is lower is because the steak was outstanding, I couldn't possibly be happier about that, so still an ok experience overall. Go for the steak, not the experience.

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vipRonK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was perfect. There are no bad choices here!

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Nan09
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chesapeake oysters are to die for. Dining there never disappoints.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak, great service, and a classy establishment!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
149 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktail before dinner (Aviation). And the food was terrific. We'll be back.

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vipSueS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server Sam was the best!

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy to locate entrance. Free valet and coat check. 3 or 4 $5s should cover those tips appropriately.

Tied LA Prime for my most expensive 2 person dinner, at about $335 in total including all tips.

Steaks were perfect. Waiter was fantastic and got a 25% tip for being so.

They were busy af, for Valentine’s Day, yet the whole meal with desert took just over an hour or so.

The whole experience was on point for the price. Better food/steak than Fleming's or Morton’s or Ruth’s...

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Gary
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

the steak was butterflied and half of it was burnt. I gave my girlfriend 1/2 my veal chop and I ate the 1/2 steak because I didn't mind it; otherwise it would have gone back. You could see it was burnt on the plate so it never should have left the kitchen. The Milton Inn has a steak that is worth this price. Years ago you got a bread selection- now you get a loaf of warm bland bread. I was shocked at how poor the food has become. I was fortunate to have the last gift card I was given so I did not get stung for $212.00 The waiter was excellent and I did not penalize him with his tip that is paid in cash. A shame because this used to be a good too restaurant-not anymore.

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vipsarar
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Baltimore! You can’t beat the service or food anywhere.

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MaryL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good. Black walls were not aesthetically pleasing.

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vipSteveM
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Prime rib came out way undercooked. Asked to cook more. Looked like it was microwaved to overdone and chewy. Not good. On the other hand the shrimp cocktail was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service award goes to !!!!!! Prime rib ! Absolute excellence! First impression was everything ! Pianist and jazz omg ! Just very romantic! Bravo !

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JenniferS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! I had filet and lobster tail, hubby had the prime rib. Everything was cooked perfectly. My only critique is that tables were pretty close together. Would’ve appreciated a bit more privacy.

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JamesE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was excellent. The service was great. My wife and I had a wonderful time.

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DJL1
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a time to remember at the Prime Rib. Our waiter made us feel right at home immediately, demonstrating why their reputation for top notch service is well deserved. Escargots was incredible, but the centerpiece was the medium rare prime rib, done to perfection. We finished with pecan pie and another great memory. Until next time...

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VincentP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have the friendliest staff that has come to know us, since we go often. Food is superb. No rush, everything cooked to order, clean, great piano music, and an anniversary dessert on the house! It's our favorite restaurant. Thank you all.

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vipChrisInMd
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Baltimore. Old school steak house.

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vipMeggoat
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As wonderful as usual: Charlie’s jazz piano was brilliant, Bob’s service was stellar, and the filet Oscar was exceptionally prepared. No place offers a more consistently superb and authentically local dining experience.

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vipPeterK
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bradley and the staff were right on point!! Thank you for a wonderful meal and Outstanding service.

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vipgerrya
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Great service from Aaron our waiter and the rest of the staff. Food was magnificent and a good time was had by all.
We will be back again and again
Gerry Arcuri

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DixieDoDaa
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Prime Rib is always a great experience. The service is professional yet still friendly. We were there for our son's birthday and they made an appropriate fuss. When he told me he wanted a good steak - I knew right where to go. From family celebrations, guy's night out, or a special date - this is a perfect place to take anyone looking for old school Baltimore dining. Love that they still have the piano player!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food was good. Price was reasonable.

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