The Prime Rib

4.9
3236 Reviews
$50 and over
American
D.C's premier steakhouse with tuxedoed waiters and a 1940s Manhattan supper-club setting since 1976. Top five romantic restaurant in America (Food and Wine magazine). Live piano nightly. Complimentary valet parking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3236 people are saying
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4.9
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4.9
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GailW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent—food,service atmosphere etc. you know what you are going to get when you go to the Prime Rib but they do it all very well...

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WilliamJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old School, Class, Elegance . . . . . .all words that describe the staff, ambience, service and quality of The Prime Rib! If you would like to enjoy an evening with your spouse, friends or business acquaintances, The prime Rib will provide you an unforgettable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I recommend getting the wedge salad, bone-in ribeye, Sherry roasted mushrooms with Cipollini onions & the famous potato skins.

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vipJocky
Raleigh
106 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib still has the touch after 35 years.
Always a pleasure to go.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, service was perfect. Was on a weekend trip from NYC to celebrate husband’s birthday. Got the huge, crab stuffed lobster, and he got the lamb — both excellent. We enjoyed speaking to the friendly manager when he checked in on us, and then he surprised us with a little birthday treat! So kind. Great dining experience. Very luxurious feeling, perhaps in part because of the limited capacity.
Loved the leopard print rug! Somehow it works.

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SpringF
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larry was phenomenal! Food and drink also excellent. Great to be back for a wonderful meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner.
Nice ambiance.
Peaceful and serene.
Wonderful food.
Wonderful service.
Truly enjoyable.

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KelseyS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Don’t think we’ll go back. During Covid I’d expect extra cleaning measures. We were sat at a dirty table with stains and crumbs all over the table cloth. Drinks were good and service was nice. Steak was average but seafood was bland. Plenty of open tables but sat people very close to us.

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vipfoodforfun
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib has been a long time favorite of ours. Fabulous food and wine in an elegant atmosphere with impeccable service. The perfect dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib is an amazing DC institution . It’s the real deal!

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vipRossM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in DC for years

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MichaelT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing time, service is awesome

DJ
DarrickaJ
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The service and food was delicious

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homerc2
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graceful place to have a good meal. Looking forward to the return of the music to complete the grand days of old feel.

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vipjcah3
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for my girlfriends birthday and loved it! She was completely blown away by the food and ambience! Fantastic experience. Our waiter was great and made sure we enjoyed our dinner with fast and good service! We will be back!👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and service - a throw back to an earlier time! They should have a phone they bring to your table. LOVE this DC Institution!

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BrandonT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a treat.

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vipGregoryP
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my Dad's 90 birthday and it was a wonderful evening. The staff was so attentive to our needs and the food was exceptional as it has been for the past 40 years. Still our favorite restaurant in the city.

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Scott
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, prime rib, filet, and pepper sirloin were all fabulous. The service was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipGaryF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Food was disappointing for a restaurant that expensive. It is not on par with The Capital Grill, Morton's or The Palm. At least this time that we went.

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Zaej
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dinner was good. We were seated immediately upon arrival! Excellent customer service as well

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LaniyaL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was an amazing romantic dinner, everything was amazing although my steak tasted more like a burger than an actual steak. But still quite amazing.

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vipRobB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best! I would highly recommend The Prime Rib for ANY occasion. The service is FIRST RATE. The food, unmatched by any. And, during these COVID times, The Prime Rib provides an extremely safe dining experience.

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Donut
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, PERFECT !!!! Except for not having my favorite corn...lol, everything was totally on point and of course I will be back again in a few months. You guys are the best. See you soon and please have my corn...lol

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vipBrennanH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in DC. Impeccable service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience there !

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Ecstatic
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was raised by parents who knew all the best things about Manhattan. The Prime Rib is a perfect facsimile of the best of the best city in the world. A wonderful peacefulness fills my being as soon as I enter the doorway. That elegant ambiance of the 40's envelops me and I feel the classy joys of that time with my parents. Not only is the service and food exceptional, so is the music. I was disappointed that the fabulous pianist was not performing last Saturday. I long for his return. If I could go only one time a year to a restaurant, I would go to The Prime Rib. In the immortal words of Cole Porter.."It's the tops!"

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and ambiance, but the food was just ok. Nothing to really write home about. My pecan pie was a little burnt.

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vipLorenM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was a little slow but allowed us to enjoy a very pleasant evening.

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nickc
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience but patrons are starting to dress down more than they used to. Hunting vest should not be acceptable as a sport coat. The food service is great as always.

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BobC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic like always !

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Dahlia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took great COVID precautions and we felt very safe .

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vipCMY1
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was better than expected. the dog salad was amazing and my wife said the crab cake was one of the best she ever had. The service was fantastic.

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service at this DC institution. And they do social distancing exactly the right way; why in the world these restaurants are being forced to close is beyond me.

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PeterY
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for steaks. With the old school steak house fell.

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vipKrista
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our birthdays which are 4 days apart. Impeccable service, and dinner was fantastic. Thank you!

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NoelleD
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was so welcoming and nice. The waiters were amazing. Excellent service. The food was great!

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vipRBS2016
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience on all fronts - the ambiance, the service and the food. Nothing better than how this place puts us in the mood for a great meal and always delivers!

FAQs

The Prime Rib does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

The Prime Rib is rated 4.9 stars by 3236 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.