The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

4.8
4256 Reviews
$50 and over
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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vipChltbny
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed and no one contacted to inform that they would be closed due to COVID mandates.

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RyanJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed. Several people were outside trying to figure out how we each have reservations and nobody called to cancel them in light of the city’s shutdown for covid. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great and the food was delicious..

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pjsbalto
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love The Prime Rib for fine dining and looked forward to Thanksgiving dinner since we have not been there since March 2020. Covid-19 has had its effect there unfortunately: fewer staff working, no busboys, clothed tables empty but for candle light fixtures, our waiter slow at clearing dirty dishes or filling water glasses (only after we requested him to do these tasks), different pianist who seemed much less engaged, quieter atmosphere w far fewer tables and people, etc. BUT, as always, the food was outstanding! Chilean sea bass was prepared perfectly from the grill-- the best fish I have ever eaten! The escargots in garlic butter were divine served w toasted baguette. Was great to see Sean at the door, John (serving as manager) and Mark in the bar. Look forward to returning again to eat at the bar, always delicious and fun. Was good to hear the curbside pick-up dinner business is doing well... would be very sad to ever see them close for lack of business!

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JamesL
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Prime Rib. Will come back. Can have drinks at the bar which was wonderful. Great service and food and cocktails and wine. And a piano player!

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RobertM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptionally good, attentive service. Good menu selections; great food. Had halibut; was superb. The pianist was also superb; exceptional touch of class.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminded us why the prime is a favorite of ours. It’s now back at the top of our rotation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Rib somehow gets better with each visit

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vipLauraC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service, food and music!

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vipKarenB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasions and unbelievably great food. We both had the prime rib-will never order prime rib anywhere else. It was a generous cut, tender and delicious. We had their famous potato skins, crispy and flavorful. Excellent service - can’t wait to return.

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vipKelleeF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time visiting "The Original". Absolutely amazing. Great service, great food. Wonderful atmosphere.

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williamk
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This where we come for birthdays and other special occasions. Everything is delicious and we are treated with such courtesy. The rooms are beautiful & designed to support a pleasant dining experience

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JohnH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak house in the US. I have been dining at the PrimeRib for 25 years.

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vipRichardW
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect, service was handle as you would expect from this type of restaurant. Our server Samuel made us feel special. Prime rib is what we thought it would be, but better. Love the piano music.

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Sgsss
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding! What a wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great wine. Friday evening had a jazz piano and saxophone, which were excellent

Good, but not great food. The prime rib and brussel sprouts were well cooked, but bland. Out of dozens of prime ribs I've had, this is the first at a restaurant I had to salt.

Good, but not great at handling allergies. Staff were knowledgeable and I felt 100% safe, but the best restaurants will have alternatives or substitutions

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My wife and I went for our anniversary. Our neighbor recommended the restaurant and it did. It disappoint.

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Sheila
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib has been my go to place for special occasions for 20+ years. Everything is outstanding- food, service and ambiance. Bob is our favorite waiter and only adds to our pleasure of eating here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, tables spaced appropriately, shrimp cocktail, crab cake, prime rib and veal chop perfection.
Great service from Bobby. Always a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very low key, the food and service was great. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As always the food and ambiance was fantastic. Unfortunately the service was quite lacking. I understand that it is difficult to keep help working during the pandemic. But someone should have been giving the waiter a hand. We had a group next to us that had never been to The Prime Rib before and were very disappointed we tried to tell them that tia was very unusual but don’t think they will be coming back but we will we understand the circumstances but someone up front could have lended a hand

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was fantastic! We go every year for our aniverssary and they never disappoint!

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vipKarenR
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Live music that does not overpower conversation. Consistent high quality food and beverage. The perfect amount of attention from the staff.

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Chuck
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib never disappoints. Fabulous, quality food and wonderful service. Our first choice for special occasions.

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guspapa
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD AND BOB OUR WAITER ISTHE BEST. HE RECOMMENDS VARIOUJS DISHES. HE I GREAT

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Freeman
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was great. The food scrumptious. Really relaxing on a Week night and my wife birthday. I will visit again.

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vipWonderful
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

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DeDeF
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to for a birthday even during pandemic.

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vipChrisInMd
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever. Best steakhouse in Baltimore. Be sure to have the oysters as an appetizer.

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vipDonnaD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better place to have excellent food and service.

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vipStephenW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience5

The rib eye steak was very dry cooked medium. Not at all seasoned the way I’d like it to have been. The sides were the best part of the meal. Service from my waiter seemed forced even while spending 145 just for my meal. I’d ask a question just to get short curt answers like he was too busy to help me.

I eat at a lot of steakhouses across the us and this did not earn a right to be a top tier steakhouse in my opinion. Probably one of the worst steaks for the money I’ve bought. It was large and dry. Hopefully, this was just a bad Covid experience and they get it together.

I won’t return.

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KarenB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!!!

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vipJohn
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Still the classiest spot to dine in Baltimore. Food and especially the steak is outstanding and the wait staff are a throw back to the days when waiting was a profession and they still do it so well. Also, love the live piano player in the background....well done!

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DaveL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, always outstanding. The staff is the best and though expensive it’s the highest quality so you’re getting what you pay for.

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vipBetterElsewhere
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Was ignored for quite sometime before being greeted by a kind man who ultimately became my server. Food was subpar. I had oysters, lamb and broccoli. Nothing to rave about, comparable to diner food. Sidecar was great though.

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vipJeanne
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore. Keep up the great work and we'll see you soon!

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jerijed
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for that special occasion. Whether it's intimate or with a lot of people. The service and the food are outstanding. They are always helpful and on top of your needs. My favorite place!

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vipHallyA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband loves steak, he ordered the ribeye steak and said it's one of the best he's ever had. All of our food was delicious, service was attentive but not overbearing. It's not cheap, but very nice for a special occasion.

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vipQuita
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner-we go every year

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal

FAQs

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 539-1804.

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) is rated 4.8 stars by 4256 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.