The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

4.8
4195 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
What 4195 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
H
Heather
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very expensive so best for a special celebration. Loved the live jazz trio and decor h that harkens to the 30s. Really good food; personable service though clearing plates was surprisingly slow. Seated next to an event so noisier than most places. Overall we enjoyed ourselves, definitely.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Bobby. Everything was spot on.

NS
vipNancyS
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints love the vibe and food.

m
markj
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fabulous food , staff, and presentation as usual . They easily altered our last minute change of plans. Naturally, the bill is expensive, but worth it !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

b
vipbobk
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been going to Prime Rib since late 80's, never once has their service or food been other than impeccable

VB
VictorB
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Was there for an anniversary dinner and it got very busy and very loud on a Thursday night.

BD
vipBethesdaDiner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continued outstanding food and service with steak house ambience of a previous era! Best steak I have had in some time, and wife's crab imperial was outstanding. Perfect service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Service however was slow. Don't know if it's reduced staff but we waited awhile for our food. Went for special birthday dinner which they were aware of but failed to recognize. Charged for a side that never arrived. Not the experience I have enjoyed over the years

CH
CHARLESG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not what it used to be, but presentable. Certainly has lost a lot of its ambiance and its presentation was fair.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere. Extremely expensive. I don’t know that I’d revisit.

CP
ChloeP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner and the hosts are amazing!

S
Steve
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always enjoyed a steak when going to the Prime Rib. However, this time I tried the imperial crab on the recommendation of a friend who was with us. It was outstanding. He always enjoys seafood there.

s
spend001
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food wasn't as good as it used to be. It wasn't as seasoned and the lobster wasn't fresh.

CK
CathyK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been patrons of The Prime Rib for 45 years! Never a disappointment! It is simply the best!!

GC
GinnyC
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a treat to dine at the Prime Rib. For a special occasion or just a fun time, the restaurant always delivers the best food, service and experience in Baltimore.

BH
vipBradleyH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. My favorite restaurant.

Report
MK
MortonK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Prime rib is their specialty. Both of our cuts of meat were awful. The waiter got us new cuts that were not much better. The knives they provided were totally unsharp and therefore we could not cut through the rarer portions of the meat and could not cut off the fat portion. Very pricey restaurant with inferior food. A totally disappointing experience.

In addition, Open Table only offered us a 5:00 reservation for the Thursday night. When we left 2 hours later, the Prime Rib was never more than half-full. Why only one time offered?

We had a similar experience with Open Table with Gertrudes the day before, when O.T. only offered us a 1:30 lunch reservation. We just showed up at our preferred time of 12:00 and the place was empty... literally 50 tables available. Why is Open Table only offering garbage times? We will never use Open Table again, but just call the restaurant directly.

SK
vipStylianosK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful dining experience. Great service, food, and ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever. !! Everything was great!!!

SB
vipSunnyB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our fifth anniversary. The ambience was great. They surprised us with a celebratory dessert. Thanks for making it special!

BG
vipBarryG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, one of the best if not THE BEST restaurant in Baltimore. Very classy, excellent food and great selection. A bit pricey but well worth it based upon the ambience, professional wait staff, quality and overall experience.

K
Katie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to The Prime Rib for his birthday dinner and had an amazing experience. The vibe was romantic, the live music was beautiful, and our server Bobby was amazingggggg! He was so full of energy and really made our experience perfect. One of the best servers we have ever encountered. We will definitely be going back.

e
vipewender
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch place. Hard to get the level of food and service this high every time we go

l
leonards
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I was greeted in that manner. the food was great, in fact my wife filet was the best she has eaten in a very long time. heck even the bread was tasty. all in all it was a lovely meal and expectance. much better that what we usually do (Morton's, Ruth Chris, Flemings )

F
vipFoodie
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, experienced waiter and lovely atmosphere equal a wonderful experience!

BD
BigDaddyTuna
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a classic, old-fashioned - but not stuffy and not "old" feeling - steak house. The waiters know what they're talking about, the service is attentive and perfect timing. The food was delicious, as I had a gorgonzola crusted filet; my guest had the "full cut" prime rib - the restaurant's signature offering. We started with crab cakes and shrimp cocktail - delicious as well. The house wine complemented the meal nicely. It's pricey (the full cut prime rib goes for $75), and I've had a few better meals for what it cost here, but you can't go wrong and it's definitely a client-pleaser if you're on an expense account.

MB
MichaelB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was outstanding. Wait time for food to table was average. Overall, I would visit again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional! We had a wonderful dining experience. Our waiter was delightful.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

They are clearly shot staffed. And a celebratory order of their original full prime rib is impossible to cut through the attached tendons and fat, and the meat almost as hard to chew . After years loving this place - I’m done .

g
vipgwynneg
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected The Prime Rib to rendezvous with a remote colleague for her last day of work since it was near Washington, DC and not too far from NJ. When we stepped into the room, it is reminiscent of what elegant, fine dining in a traditional steakhouse use to be. Our server, Robert, was amazingly attentive, friendly and fun. Excellent classic cocktails and wine list. The prime bone-in ribeye, perfectly prepared medium rare, melted in your mouth. We added a crabcake for a surf and turf experience. My colleague ordered the prime rib signature cut which she enjoyed very much. Dessert, especially the key lime pie, was so satisfying. This is the original, family-owned location founded in 1965. Treat yourself!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary at The Prime Rib and it was everything! They nailed it from the time we arrived until we left! Bravo!!

s
sridhar3
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as usual. Bob took care of us, and was incredibly polite and attentive. He went above and beyond to provide the best hospitality possible. Pianist was excellent, and played Art Blakey's "Moanin'", among other tunes. Lump crab cake, bone-in ribeye, mashed potatoes and Basque cheesecake were all impeccable. Not my first trip here, and it certainly will not be the last.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was phenomenal!!!

MS
vipMitchS
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can you bring back the previous mushrooms? Dinner was great as usual and I’ll be back again. And again. My hope is that they don’t forget what has made them an institution and start changing menu items and reworking existing ones as they did the mushrooms. The Prime Rib is a gem.

T
Tink
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The ambiance is lacking. I understand it’s the Original Prime Rib and is popular for its 1940’s flair. But my service dinner plates made my dinner unpleasing to the eye. The plates are faded and awful. The carpet has a very dusty damp smell. I felt like I was about to attend my funeral. If this is old school glamour they missed the mark.
I’ll try the newer Prime Rib at the
Casino. I have to do a redo of Celebrating my Birthday.

PG
PamG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic food in a classic setting. Meat cooked perfectly. Great cocktails and wine options.

DT
vipDonaldT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, especially Mark are exceptional you always feel like family

TM
ThermanM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was amazing. Will return.

G
Gaddo
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic Baltimore spot.

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 4195 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.