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About The Prime Rib

Consistently Zagat's #1 Rated Steakhouse in DC. The Prime Rib features USDA Prime Dry Aged NY Strip Steaks&USDA Filet Mignon. One of DC's best kept secrets is their award winning seafood, such as Jumbo Lump Crabcakes and Imperial Crab. Jackets after 5:00 pm , complimentary valet parking, live piano music nightly. Casual dress at lunch.

2020 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Business casual attire until 5pm. Jacket required for dinner.)

Cross Street:
20th Street

Dress Code:
Jacket Required

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 466-8811

Website:
http://www.theprimerib.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz - piano and bass.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking after 5:00pm

Public Transit:
Foggy Bottom or Farragut West Metro Station

Executive Chef:
Santiago Cisneros

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private room for parties up to 20.

Private Party Contact:
James MacLeod: (202) 466-8811

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
1/2 price bottles of wine from our Wine Spectator award winning list Monday thru Friday with the purchase of entrees for dinner until August 10th.

The Prime Rib Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (34)
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Special Occasion (27)
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Live Music (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Notable Wine List (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Authentic (13)
Cozy (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
People Watching (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent all around!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The Prime Rib has been a favorite restaurant for several years!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

I really enjoyed my dinner. My prime rib was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Rib eye was too thin, not properly cooked. The steak knife was dull. Ordered a diet Coke, tasted like bar sterilizer ( wash water ) , lobster bisque, sauteed spinach, and potato dish was excellent. Grilled Chilean seabass was at best. only so so.. have had FAR better. I could have done ten times better cooking the steak and fish myself at home.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Exceptionally exquisite atmosphere with great service and food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The Prime Rib has been my favorite restaurant for 20 years. Hands down, no restaurant has ever come close. Everything is always consistently perfect at the Prime Rib. Their menu and wine list cannot be beat. They have it all covered: sexy ambiance, very romantic, classy and the best steakhouse around. My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day here. Zach was our server and really added such a wonderful touch to the occasion. He could not have been more personable, attentive, professional and accommodating. He was so much fun and he anticipated our needs without being intrusive. The menu is so outstanding that it's really hard to make a selection. Not to worry, everything is delicious. The crab cake is pure lump meat with hardly any filler. The oysters on the half shell were plump and succulent. The Cap Steak was perfectly seasoned and juicy. Of course, no one does Prime Rib as well as they do and the garnish with fresh horseradish was excellent. The creamed spinach was outstanding. I absolutely love the butter beans. They were so perfectly seasoned and are a rarity to find. We both ended with our favorite, Creme Brulee with fresh strawberries on top with a lit candle. What a perfect restaurant to celebrate our special Valentine's Day. Any time we visit the Prime Rib, it never fails to make any occasion special. Yes, it is THAT good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Best Prime Rib dinner I have ever had. The meat was melt in your mouth perfect. We had the signature potato skins and the signature prime rib salad. Everything was outstanding including the service, which was impeccable. Restaurant is very nice. If you love "Old School" you will love this place. Gentlemen, you must have a sport coat and keep it on throughout your meal.
Great place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Usual great dining service and food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service and loved the live music!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding service. Excellent food. Expensive, except for the drinks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Definitely a place that you would enjoy for a special occasion even if that is just a dinner with someone special! Food and service was wonderful as always and the piano and cello music was the cherry on top!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Have been to this restaurant many times over the years- it’s the most elegant restaurant in DC in my opinion. Usually service is impeccable but last time - even tho it was a Friday night- wasn’t full- but waiter seemed too busy to take care of us. Prime Rib was not the quality I have been used to there. But overall was a very nice experience and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a high end Steakhouse

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The name is perfect if you are a fan of Prime Rib. It is exquisite along with the Roasted Tomato soup and all the delicious sides. But do not fear if you are not a fan of the Prime Rib because the specials usually include Dover Sole and another fish which will make you happy with the selection of this establishment. Wine list is very good and the piano player finishes off the perfect night.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful spot for an intimate dinner for two. Attentive service and fantastic food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent every time we go. Always enjoy our evening at the Prime Rib in DC.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place !!!!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Best prime rib ever! Consistently top quality. Very Washingtonian!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food, incredible service. The pianist was amazing, and was happy to take requests. The atmosphere alone makes it a superb dining experience.

I'm already looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Lovely food in an elegant atmosphere. My husband comes for the beef, I like vegetables and salad more. The Dover sole was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I enjoyed the ambiance with the food. Very good for date night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was very good as always but the service was not up to par generally and not really suited to this level of dining. Not the first time or first experience with this specific server; unfortunately we do not share an equal understanding of how service should be delivered. But I'll go back - and ensure I sit in another area.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Washington's premier steakhouse — proudly old school — it feels like home to those of us who value tradition and enjoy a well-crafted cocktail, a comfortable leather chair, a real professional waiter, a great American wine list, a little Cole Porter on the grand piano, and a perfectly cooked steak (or good seafood — you don't have to order red meat at the Rib to get a great meal). Dress like a grown up — wear a coat and tie even though they've relaxed their standards a bit in recent years to accommodate clients who don't understand that dressing well is a sign of respect to the people around them. Enjoy yourself. This is a real Washington institution.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Always a great place to go! I’ve been going since 1995 and it’s always top notch!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful service by Bob. Viktor the piano player was great.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Lobster Santiago is absolutely delicious. It's why I come to the Prime Rib.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Paying this much money I assumed that it would be a delightful experience. Boy was I wrong.

I ordered prime rib medium rare, but it came out medium-well. I ordered the potato skins with bacon and cheese - and it came with neither.

Our waiter had them redo the skins, but they were hard as rocks since he clearly had them cooked again.

The waiter was lazy and made no attempt to get our orders right.

I’m appalled that people go to this place and spend their hard earned money on crap food I wouldn’t serve to my dog!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The best steakhouse in Washington. Outstanding food, service, décor (art deco). Piano/bass music exceptional. Not cheap, of course. But creates an experience you will not have at Capital Grille, BRT, etc.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This is a Eashinton institution. It is a classic, first rate restaurant. It has a great staff and terrific food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Live Music, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

An excellent experience. Very classy.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

A classic american menu with expert service and high end clientele

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Waiter was skeevy. Steak was undercooked. Musicians were bickering. Odd night.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Steak over cooked. Sides only fair. Great wine.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The Prime for special occasions. Great ambience, tremendous food, service above and beyond

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We came for a holiday meal and were not disappointed. Had the roast beef - better than I could do at home of course. Hope to come again for holidays.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

food quite good. lovely music. decent wine, with a few semi-bargains. great dover sole. top of line beef.......
service a bit spotty. lots of confusion == re using open table reward certificate although it was noted and recognized in the reservation. very strange reaction. basically it was rejected. this is the first bad experience in 35 years of dining there, so I withhold further comment. however open table users beware. great music food and adequate selection of drinkable wines will bring us back likely.....very old school place ---pleasant usually. comfortable on a cold night if the management is warm to its long time customers.......
God bless the kitchen.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Classy Steak House with sophisticated clientele and upscale / elegant dining experience. Every night the proprietor is onsite and there is a live piano player to ensure a lovely ambiance. This is a great choice for a meal where you want to ensure the experience is special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent food with superb service. I would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I've always loved this place. And I have to say that my go to is the signature prime rib. I'm usually never disappointed. However this time a was left with a bad taste in my mouth. The serving was about 1/2" thick, blood rare with a lot of fat. And not the good delicious fat around the edges. This piece of meat was a real letdown.
I'll still go back. My wife said that here filet was perhaps the best she has ever had.
Your allowed one strike right.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Visiting husband in DC, great dinner, pricey though!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at the Prime Rib and I have been doing so since it opened and when Martinis were $5. Longevity is no accident when it comes to great restaurants. If you like meat this is the place. No better Prime rib can be found and if you prefer fish, try the Dover Sole. It's not from Dover Delaware. The staff is always attentive and friendly and you don't have to shout to be heard even if you are with some seniors like me. Go, relax, take your wallet and enjoy a great meal. It's worth it.

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