The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

4.8
4301 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKarenR
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch at The Prime Rib.

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vipCWEfoodie
St. Louis
39 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening! Expertly made cocktails at the bar with great live music, and a fabulous Dinner with all of our favorites! Potato skins and the namesake Prime Rib with fresh horseradish! This restaurant will exceed your expectations!!!

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BreyonnaB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They say everything is good and everything was good

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viplove2eatout
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Elegant dining.

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vipRichardW
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and the people were great. My wife's rare prime rib was very cold, but in all everything was great. The chocolate ice cream that was from a local shop was great. They have the best asparagus of any restaurant I have been to. Simple but delicious.
Cannot wait to go back. We visit when in Baltimore.

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DamonS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and atmosphere were great. The live music while you enjoy your food made the night.

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JayF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.
Our waiter Nathan was friendly attentive and very knowledgeable.
Food and service was excellent and was enjoyed by both my wife and myself

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FoodieKing
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very disappointed with the dining experience. Food was not appealing or savory as described and given the high cost ($$$$). Served farm-raised flavorless and fatty salmon. The prime rib was over cooked, appeared to have been boiled, and was unseasoned. The Caesar salad consisted of chopped romaine lettuce drenched in a creamy dressing (without the anchovies) tossed with tiny pieces of crumbled croutons. The “famous” fried potato skins were fried extremely hard and unappetizing. The restaurant reeked of a stale, stuffy, and offensive odor. This restaurant is not what it use to be; not recommended. Will not eat here, again.

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vipcheerios
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Outstanding!

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PaxtonQuigley
Milwaukee
37 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Sensational, old-school ambiance with live piano and impeccable service. Filet was seared to perfection and the pours were generous. Go.

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jenr
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enjoyed our overall experience. But there were some detractors. At a restaurant of this caliber and this price point service needs to be top level and attentive. Multiple times our party of two had empty cocktails and water glasses, we were never offered a bread basket, timing of courses was sporadic. Salads arrived half way through apps, we were neglected between salad and entrees and there was a long delay for dessert. Dessert that was taken to a different table first. Service didn’t match expectations. Thankfully other servers noticed some hiccups and filled in for our waiter at times.

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LeonB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great time!

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vipPghkid
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The PrimeRib is always outstanding

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ChrisP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib continues to be one of the best-loved restaurants in Baltimore. While you might go for the signature dish (prepared and plated beautifully), please do not pass up what I believe to be some of the best crab cakes in the city. Light on the outside, buttery and tasty on the inside, these cakes look like they are held together by air. The sides are generously portioned (reccomend the creamed spinach), and the cocktails are what you would expect from a restaurant of this style. The service is impeccable (thanks Chris!), and the ambience with the piano is perfect for a dressy special occasion or a business dinner.

They also have a bar menu with some different items than the main dinner menu (which you can also order from), so if you are looking for a quick meal and a quality drink while visiting with friends, it is worth checking out.

The Prime Rib is exactly what an old-line steakhouse is supposed to be, and it remains a Charm City treasure.

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Zach
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

No where on your website does it say anything about the dress code. Not on the main page, not on the about us tab, and not anywhere on the Baltimore tab either.

Showed up for a reservation, was informed we could only sit at the bar because I was wearing shorts. I was also wearing nice loafer shoes and a long sleeve buttoned down collared shirt (It was on a Sunday, multiple tables were not being used) but chose to wear shorts because it's 90 degrees outside.

I specifically looked on the website for a "dress code" section and nothing. I understand the dress code and am not against it, but it 100% should be somewhere on the website. Looking back now the only place it says anything is a note on the third party reservation website.

It also should be noted that during my time at the restaurant I saw a man wearing crocks for shoes and an untucked 3 button polo with a beer belly the size of a beach ball. Also sitting at the bar was another gentleman wearing just a polo (couldn't see his pants or shoes) but the point I'm making is me and my date looked WAY better than multiple other guests but were denied a table (on a not busy night) because I was wearing shorts.

I even looked at a few Google reviews to try and see any comments about the dress code but didn't see anything.

I'm extremely sorry that I showed up in shorts (also super embarrassed in front of my date). And I'm extremely grateful we were still allowed to dine at the bar, but a dress code tab should be SOMEWHERE on the website, not a little "note from the restaurant" on the third party reservation site.

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vipRichardC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Samuel, did a great job! As always, we had a wonderful dining experience at The Prime Rib.

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joshuaf
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience all-around. The steaks were sublime and the music and ambience were very special as well.

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vipLibby
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect dining experience. The staff was friendly,competent and efficient.
The live music was a special bonus. We will return.

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vipAuntMeem
Baltimore
119 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This steak house is really an old world type of restaurant. Dark, luxurious, piano playing in the background and an extensive very expensive wine list. I had the broiled veal chop which was very tender and served with a a jus. My husband had the prime rib roast excellent. The sides were not as good as the entree but the potato skin appetizer, escargot and clams casino were exceptional. I will definitely go back.

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DenaeJ
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rack of lamb was really good. The service was great. We went on Fathers Day and had the best time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib sandwich is truly worth the visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for our 37th anniversary. Back to where we had dinner when we got engaged.38 years ago.
Always enjoy the potato skins and all of the crab dishes.
The homemade choc ice cream was outstanding.
All in all a wonderful evening

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vipRetroGuysReview
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll miss the downtown location - I hope they take some of the accoutrements with them when they relocate.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten at ateakhouses all over the country and The Prime Rib is still my favorite. The best strip steak, clams casino, Potatoes au gratin and broccolini. Perfect decor and service. The shaved horseradish w/ the steak isn’t done anywhere else to my knowledge and the new addition of the roasted garlic is also a nice touch.

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DWalk
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were greatly pleased that we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at The Prime Rib. Our server, Nathan, was amazing, the food's presentation was beautiful, and the taste was delicious! We will definitely come back again in the future!

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SharynD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food prepared as requested and service that can’t be topped.

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BaltoHoff
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This classic Baltimore steak house never disappoints.

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SusanB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding, as always. Nathan was great. Menu was somewhat limited compared to pre-Covid days. Very glad to be able to enjoy one of our favorite restaurants once again.

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viptownnaples12
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful expierience as usual.

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vipLauraW
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place to celebrate my StepFathers birthday. The Prime Rib is such a wonderful restaurant for any occasion. We will most definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, very attentive and friendly! Great food! I love the Lump Crabmeat and Crab Imperial!

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MichaelF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great experience. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipMSFA
Baltimore
75 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bobby has to be one of the best servers in Maryland. As usual, all was perfect.

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vipDonaldT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are sort of “let’s sit at the bar” regulars. The server Dan, knows what we like and is friendly and attentive!! The Prime Rib sandwich is my favorite!!

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. The live piano music fantastic. Christopher provided customer service excellence.

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MarkW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For me and my friends, we consider it to be one of the finest restaurants in Maryland.

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vipAlicat
Baltimore
103 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime rib and Greenberg skins were fantastic as usual!

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CathyK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at The Prime Rib! It is the best!!

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vipJohnH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse in the country

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 4301 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.