The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

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3900 reviews
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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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Baltimore
83 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this Restaurant! The prime rib and Greenberg skins are superb!

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

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at PR Friday night. Made reservation 1 week in advance, requesting to be seated in the section being served by a particular waiter. We arrived at our reserved time and were seated promptly. The waiter we requested was immediately charming us and the evening went off without a drop. Each time we dine at PR we ask ourselves, "why don't we come here more often?" Highly recommended!

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LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Samuelson was the best. It was our 32 Anniversary. Thank You!!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful way to celebrate a very special graduation!

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KB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Poor waiter, timid, lacked attention...definitely a let down after having amazing service time and time again at the Rib

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D
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit the Prime Rib a few times a year , and especially on our wedding anniversary. It is always the same great place...great service great food friendly staff just a perfect night out

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in the area! Great food, Great service, always a pleasure to dine there...

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RV
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I subscribe to the theory that one is more motivated to write a review when one has experienced poor service.
On this occasion I felt compelled to write a review as the service I received was abysmal.
This restaurant is priced to the top quality market, yet I experienced the lowest level of service I have ever received.
90 minutes between finishing my appetizer and receiving my main course. No real apology or urgency to rectify the situation.
The food is ok, but no better than your average steak house.
Ultimately I have had better and more efficient service at McDonalds.
I would not go back or recommend to anyone.
Do yourself a favor - go elsewhere.

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N
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute gem of a place, top to bottom!! Great ambiance, service, food & jazz 💯. We will definitely be back the next time we visit Baltimore!

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GS
Baltimore
198 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What could be better than dining at the Prime Rib! Whenever there is a special celebration, my first choice is, and always has been, THE PRIME RIB! Everything is perfection from beginning to end,

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K
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner was superb —the crab imperial was the best I’ve ever had!!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service!! Had a large group and everyone was very pleased

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Miami
95 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is hard to review "the best there is". I have been dining at the Prime Rib since it opened more than 50 years ago. Unlike most popular restaurants, it has not changed in quality or service. Yes, it is pricey, but it proves the adage "you get what you pay for". Every component of the meal was excellent - the bread, the Greenberg potato skins (the original), the Buzz salad, the crab cakes and the large cut of prime rib. This restaurant is one of the few that can consistently prepare a large cut of prime rib so that it is warm but rare throughout. Aaron the server - well he has been there for decades, and his service has never changed - attentive, personal and helpful without being overbearing. All great - nothing less than perfect.

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DE
New England
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This is my favorite restaurant but our waiter was rude and made our dinner not pleasant. They didn't have sea bass and when I asked about it the waiter's reply was brash. My son's meat was raw and had to be sent back. The waiter was not attentive to our table and left our dishes sitting. Lastly, it was my son's birthday and I asked for a candle in his cake and nothing was brought out nor did they play happy birthday on the piano. Very disappointing that the restaurant was not its usual fine dining experience. If I go back I will request one of the waiters that knows us.

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OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Thank you for always being the classic comforting place we love. This recent experience like all the others was perfection. Service by Bobby was impeccable and the food and ambiance can not be matched when looking for a solid restaurant experience. The Prime Rib is and always will be a favorite and on the top of our list!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a birthday dinner at the Prime Rib the food was delicious and the drink was as well the ambiance was very elegant and the piano playing in the background was the icing on the cake.

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CH
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It was delicious, as always. It felt a little cramped with the tables too close together, so it was rather noisy . The food is always consistently great. We’d go again-for sure. One of my favorite Baltimore Restaurants.

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FD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Baltimore. Look forward to celebrating more joyous occasions there!!

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Service and food is always outstanding. The music was swinging. Very diverse clientele which adds to the overall experience of inclusiveness.

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MS
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The P.R. is always a treat. The Double Pork Chop was excellent. Our server, Nathan was outstanding as was the bartender, Mark.

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service. Waiters are always checking to see if everything is ok.

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FD
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a superb experience. The fillet mignon and prime rib were perfectly cooked and flavorful. Our server, Bob, was on point throughout the evening, even as his section filled up. Expensive, but one of the finest dining experiences in Baltimore.

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TW
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked a later time for dinner and it worked out just great. Very lively and our waiter Bobby was funny and accommodating. Live music was great and in the background.

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CD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We always celebrate our wedding anniversary at the prime rib. We have always loved everything about this restaurant and had a delicious meal

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J
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was superb from the appetizers to the main course to the desserts. The wine was a perfect match with the food. Service was fabulous. Did I mention the marvelous steaks and prime rib? And the artichoke hearts and the asparagus were perfectly prepared.

The music was a wonderful jazz trio.

We had a fabulous time.

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GS
Baltimore
198 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quite simply one of Baltimore’s best!

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SF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to The Prime Rib many times before but usually on the weekend when it's a full house. This was our first time there mid-week and it was a totally different experience. The restaurant was less than half full and the pace was slower and less frenetic. We had a banquette in a corner and didn't feel the typical closeness of other tables. The always great waiters had time to take extra care of their tables and service felt especially personal. As always, the food is exceptional even though the prices aren't for the feint of heart. There are lot's of steak houses around town that are all expensive. When I go anywhere else I always question why we didn't go to The Prime Rib instead, it always a better experience.

If I have one complaint, the maitre'd was very brusque in seating everyone. No conversation, except with regulars. He just placed the menus on the table and walked away. I would want him to at least pull out the chair for the woman (yes I can be old fashioned) or the first guest. The table he showed us to was right next to another occupied table when there was room to space people apart. We had to chase him down to asked to be moved to that empty corner we wanted. Again it was fairly slow and he had time to be more personable .

In a restaurant like this it's those little things that matter.

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l
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We haven't been to the Prime Rib in over ten years. The food has always been good, but because of our waiter, Bob, we will go a lot more often. That is as long as we can have Bob as our waiter!

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I
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food with the best service ! Always consistent—will return again and again !

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WJ
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was good except the piano player. He did not know traditional song and the piano was too loud.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! You can go wrong the food was great and delicious.

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j
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a wonderful meal and an enjoyable evening. the staff is excellent

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KS
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere is always Great!! We can count on a Wonderful evening whenever we go to The Prime Rib Original.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was at the tail end of a 5 day birthday celebration and chose The Prime Rib as the capstone. While it is known for its exceptional steaks, it also does an incredible job with seafood. My Chilean Sea Bass was the best I’ve tasted - - ever!

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JS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably one of the top ten meals we've ever had and we eat at a lot of 5 star restaurants.

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M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The character and charm of this restaurant can not be under stated. I return again and again for their steak. Our favorite server is personally requested when making reservations. Side dishes and desserts are amazing! It is not a restaurant, but an experience!

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M
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Christopher made our experience so memorable. He was busy with many tables on a Saturday night but never forgot about us. The perfect ambiance, the perfect cocktail, the perfect food and the perfect waiter- how divine!!!!!!

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MS
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prime Rib was and is the very best steak house. I have been eating there for 50 years and I have never been disappointed. Our server, Bobby Ellison is a true professional as is Mark and John behind the bar.

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LL
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding choices on the menu to satisfy individual tastes.

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