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The Prime Rib

4.7
2730 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Romantic (34)
  • Business Meals (31)
  • Good for a Date (28)
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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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.)
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Phone number
(202) 466-8811
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
Santiago Cisneros
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Private party facilities
Semi-private room for parties up to 20.
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Private party contact
James MacLeod: (202) 466-8811
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
20th Street
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking after 5:00pm
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Public transit
Foggy Bottom or Farragut West Metro Station
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Entertainment
Live Jazz - piano and bass.
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2730 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMaplesWill (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

I took my epicurean godson there. Our dinner was very good. we ordered the New York strip and their signature prime rib, then shared each. We both agreed that the NY strip was among the most flavorful steaks we've had. The prime rib, while well portioned and perfectly done medium rare-to-rare was a disappointment. This is their signature dish, yet i have had more flavorful cuts of prime rib at other restaurants, most notably Arties, in Fairfax, VA. The artichoke side dish was very good. We brought our own wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent all around!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 7 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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Yasser (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Exceptionally exquisite atmosphere with great service and food.

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Diane (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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vipFrequentEater (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Usual great dining service and food

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service and loved the live music!

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Pops (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  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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vipRangerfan (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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vipMomtotwins (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vipDavid (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place !!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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Jake (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipPhyllida (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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