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The Prime Rib
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Luncheon Prime Rib
Originated by us in 1965
The Prime Rib is one of DC’s closely-guarded secrets, tucked behind a graceful sidewalk canopy and hidden behind festoons of creamy shirred taffeta toward the quieter, Georgetown end of K Street NW.
American classic cuisine is perfectly prepared in a polished and swanky atmosphere, accompanied by black tie’d musical stylings at the grand piano in the center of the room, and served by adept and skillful waiters shimmering silently across the utterly chic leopard print carpeting.
Larry your mâitre d’ is attentive to your every need, welcoming you by seating you at your favorite table, without you needing to ask. Insiders are treated to bits of wisdom and humor imparted quietly between courses, and every guest is awash with warm wishes of their good health and speedy return when they depart.
Behind the u-shaped leather-padded bar, Fitzy swizzles up the best and latest in spirited cocktails. Though your table is always ready when you arrive, the cognoscenti frequently turn left into Fitzy’s domain before sitting down for an in-person mixology demonstration. Coldest martinis this side of the North Pole, and a Negroni to knock your literal socks off.
Prime Rib is the eponymous house spécialitié, and this family-owned establishment’s delectably refined fîlets and chops put to shame DC’s “chain store steak houses”. But the discerning patron will ask their decorous waiter for items not listed on the menu, and which are not always available; such as Dover Sole and Lobster Santiago, named for a famed Prime Rib chef. If you’re lucky enough, have both like I did on Friday.
Other favorites; crab cakes packed with fresh crab and little else, savory lobster bisque, Buzz’s salad (just ask), the rack of lamb, Chilean sea bass , chicken piccata, the Brussels sprouts, broccolini, haricots vert, bread pudding, and pecan pie à la mode.
The Prime Rib is like champagne; delicious, urbane, and not just for special occasions. Treat yourself!
Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding. Great environment, incredible food, and magnificent service. The experience was one of the best I have had a five-star restaurant. The wait staff was professional, entertaining, and knowledgable providing excellent customer service and a friendly smile to top it off. Thank you for the outstanding experience.
No other restaurant in the city compares. Attentive and welcoming staff, incredible food and gorgeous decor. The best place in the city for a proper evening out.
The Prime Rib was great. Decor was beautiful. Fresh Calla Lily floral arrangement was a centerpiece and stunning. The food was great. Steak cooked perfectly. The bread pudding with rum raising sauce left little to be desired. It was meh ok, but some parts of it were cold which bought the warm parts down. Mashed potatoes to die for - creamy, creamy, creamy. Would absolutely visit again.
Real ambiance, attentive staff, and great food. It’s like eating in a world that makes sense.
It is an elegant extraordinary place
Food excellent service superb and always consistent
Me and my son had a date my 6yr old lol even loved the place definitely would recommend and i had primr rib delicious
The Prime Rib was exceptional
as it always is. The food and gracious service combined with an elegant at atmosphere truly make this a special
Always dependable for excellent food, service and atmosphere.
The social distancing started good but towards the end of our meal they sat a party a little too close considering there were only 4 seated tables in the whole place. But the food & service were terrific as usual.
Kim our waitress was so friendly and attentive. Drinks were great and the lunch cheeseburger, filet and my take home lobster santiago were fantastic. and the corn is amazing. Thank you!
One of my favorite restaurants. Always outstanding.
I want to give The Prime Rib 10 stars. It is the perfect location for a special occasion. My husband and I ate here for our wedding dinner and the staff went above and beyond to make us feel special. I worked with James in advance. Our server, the bartender, and the manager on duty during our dinner were phenomenal. I can not wait to go back. In addition to impeccable service, the food was perfectly prepared. He ordered lobster bisque, escargot, lobster, crab cakes, and of course steak.
Great service and delicious, dependable recipes. A DC classic proud of its traditions.
We had a wonderful dinner here for my birthday! Food was delicious, service was excellent, and we had a wonderful time!
Good place with awesome service and great food. Good place not to overpriced.
Hard to see such a great restaurant so quiet. Kim and the rest of the staff stayed on top of everything. Beef awesome as always.
Been eating here since 1983, never had a bad meal. Always superior service.
We were so happy to back at this ever elegant restaurant. Food and service excellent as always. Prime rib end cut, out of this world. Beautiful new bar - hope back at full capacity soon. If you’re looking for the perfect evening out, with superb food and wine and white glove service,
this is the place!
We enjoyed dinner on the inside, just as DC lifted some of their restrictions. The inside was well spaced and the waitstaff were very attentive. Not many guests, as they were just opening up, but as usual, the place is magical. We enjoyed the martini's and delicious food....as usual!!
Great dinner! Fantastic and very enjoyable bar & dining environment.
Over $700 for 4 people and I make prime rib way better
Sensational prime rib. Great wine list. First class service
Excellent in every way once again!
Awesome place and can not wait too return, my server , as well as all the staff was pleasant and knowledgeable.
We had a wonderful meal at the Prime Rib and enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. The only disappointment was that our server forgot to bring us the leftover food we had planned on taking home with us. Unfortunately we did not realize it until after we left so sadly it was too late!
A very welcoming nice place to dine. Great prime rib. Enormous prices!!
Nice lunch in this old school style dining room. Delicious food and great service but spending $60 on an appetizer, salad, drink and dessert seems excessive.
Like eating prime rib in 1958. Quiet, civilized, classic steak house food with competent staff. Love it here.
I have been to this restaurant for over 25 years and love it. But tonight the service was the worst I have ever had. Very disappointing.
The server took several smoke breaks during the time he attended to us and smelled horribly each time he did. In addition, he rudely reached On to my wife’s plate while she was eating to remove a cup of tartar sauce.
The evening was sullied by the above.
We really enjoy our dinner at Prime rib. The food and service excellent!
Ran out of Lobster on Valentines Day. I came there just for that.
Since Buzz’s demise Prime Rib has been able to overcome its challenges and is once again our place to be for a great evening!!
Food was good. Missing the hearts of palm salad :(
Always treated like gold! Food, service and ambiance with the piano music is always perfect!
Amazing Prime Rib. Tremendous service. Will be back.
My wife and I both had the prime rib and it was outstanding! In addition to the great food, the service was spectacular! You must go to The Prime Rib if you ever have the opportunity.
Always outstanding, never disappointing. Exemplary service leads the way.
The Prime Rib does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
The Prime Rib is rated 4.6 stars by 3186 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.