The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

4.9
4278 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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4.9
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vipannlamb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Poor service, tough prime rib and a $500 check👎

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
279 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

SO looked forward to eating inside at one of our favorite restaurants. Couldn't give 5 stars across the board because some things were off. It was noisier then usual, place was pretty full. Our waiter that we know and love seemed hurried and a little forgetful. Food wasn't quite as perfect as usual. French fries cold, ground sirloin dry, could have used a gravy perhaps. Not cooked as specified. Prime rib too full of fat and difficult to cut. It too needed an au jus or something. Enjoyed the complimentary dessert for birthday. Irish coffee also just warm with the whipped cream falling off the sides.

It's been a favorite for too many years and this might have been an off night.

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WillM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, consistently delicious and great ambiance.
Don’t ever move or close, do what you do so well for another 55 years.

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MichaelS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic old world steakhouse. Live piano. Great service. I had the smoked salmon appetizer and, of course, the prime rib. I’ve been to all 3 locations. They never disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was for my birthday and it was a great outcome and they handle my group very well

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stevens
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

our steaks were overdone . they were taken back and replaced very quickly with fresh sides . Bill was great .

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vipJohnz
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service. Excellent food as usual. They still set the standard for steak houses

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vipJerryM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always -- excellent steaks and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our server was terrible . We have been going there to eat for 20 years and never have we had a server than was sloppy, never asked us if we wanted a cocktail after we sat down. He was not attentive at all. This is not something we have experienced in the last 20 years. We had a bottle of Chardonnay with dinner. In the last pour my husband had what looked like a piece of stick in it. When we brought it to the severs attention his response was it’s probably sugar . He took my husbands full glass of wine away and never bought us any more. His response was that he checked and the “stick” was sugar and he was right. Since when did the Prime Rib have such rude servers. He did make it a point to tell us that he checked and he was right, it was sugar. Our dinner guests even commented that he must have come from a low level chain restaurant and probably struggled there.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest old school restaurant in Baltimore.

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vipJeffW
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to eat in Baltimore.

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theKingfish
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. The seafood here is even better than the legendary steaks. And don’t forget dessert! The Prime Rib is The quintessential steakhouse experience. And the Service is exemplary.

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mattb
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, the staff was polite, and very accomondating as always

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vipAMH1
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Luv2eat
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated my brother and sister in law 40th wedding anniversary. Great night good food and the atmosphere was perfect

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as was our waiter, Bob.

Thank you

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vipEmanuelT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As expected, the wait staff service was OUTSTANDING as was the entire meal.
My first time visiting during the week (Wed.) The only minor complaint is that there was NO VALET service available upon my arrival. As luck would have it, there was a parking space right in front of the restaurant. In all, it was a most enjoyable experience.
We certainly look forward to getting back to our restaurant schedule.

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viptmtm
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. The best restaurant in Baltimore

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was outstanding! Food was delicious! Met some good people! Ambiance was everything. My experience was very proper! Will be back.

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TheGrillGuy
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipRicky
Baltimore
98 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was wonderful. The escargot was my personal favorite. My wife loved her crabcakes and the prime rib was tasty. The only knock was service was slow but thankfully my family and i were in norush.

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vipKathyV
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday celebration. Our waiter was wonderful, attentive but not overbearing. The food was delicious. Recommend highly!

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Alessandro
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib has long been one of Baltimore’s best restaurants. In spite of the pandemic they have continued to keep their classic offering available. Food quality was, as always, exceptional. Service was outstanding. Ambience is out of another, more graceful era. Overall, one of the best dining experiences one can have in Baltimore.

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Nan09
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

For the first time I was very disappointed with our meals at this restaurant. Unfortunately this was a birthday dinner for my husband. The prime rib was good, my husband’s house salad was fine. However my lobster bisque had two very small pieces of lobster all the way at the bottom of the bowl and that was it. The worst part of the meal was the onion rings that my husband ordered. They were dark, way overcooked to the point where it was all crunch with hardly any onion flavor. He decided not to send them back. This used to be our go to restaurant especially for special occasions, but this meal was subpar and definitely not up to the Prime Rib standards of our past experiences.

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FedHill
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and lovely music! Look forward to next time!

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KeithS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and consistently delicious food. Attentive service. Nostalgic atmosphere with beautiful live music. Best martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives. There is just no place like the Prime Rib Baltimore.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make up visit from our cancelled Christmas reservation.
Outstanding service from Bob. Prime rib and lamb chops- perfection.

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EarlD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a romantic dinner look no further than the Prime Rib. My wife and I have been going here for
49 years.

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Roger
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to The Prime Rib house, it is one of our favorite places to go when we are in Baltimore

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Waiter was sarcastic.

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Antoine
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from the food to our history Bradly. Drinks were exceptional we went for a double bday date and everyone had a great time! We'll definitely be back

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EdwardC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my son out for a nice steak. The Prime Rib delivered. I had the 28 ounce prime rib. Lots of fat rendered the edible portion much less than 28 ounces but still plenty of tasty meat. Although at $74 there should have been. He had the ny strip which I tasted. It was excellent. Onion rings broccoli I and bread were very tasty.
All in all it was a great, albeit pricy meal.

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vipKarenR
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent top notch experience

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StirredNotShaken
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Rib remains a special dining experience even with low seating capacity. The service remains impeccable and the food is outstanding. The team at Prime Rib has perfected "delivery" options. I had several left overs from our meal and the packaging used by the Prime Rib allowed me to store the food, reheat it and have the same wonderful flavors days later.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time for my mother’s birthday she cannot stop talking about it!

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Sweeney
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It never disappoints. Good food. Please try the potatoes skins. Thank me later 😄.

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

The waiter was great and the food was delicious..

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pjsbalto
Baltimore
22 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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vipRobertM
Baltimore
5 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.

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 4.9 stars by 4278 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.