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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.
Washington, DC 20006
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.)
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz - piano and bass.
Complimentary Valet Parking after 5:00pm
Foggy Bottom or Farragut West Metro Station
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private room for parties up to 20.
Private Party Contact:
James MacLeod: (202) 466-8811
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
The Prime Rib might be one of a dying breed but I love it. It must be what fine dining was like in my parents’ time and that is great with me. The food is delicious, the service is terrific, and, wonder of wonders, you can hear yourself think and you can talk to your dining companions. There’s even a pianist playing Christmas classics like the ones Ryan Gosling got fired for refusing to play in “La La Land.” The Prime Rib wonderful change from most chi-chi places today. It’s incredibly expensive and almost worth it. Long may it survive.
An "old school" steak/chop house, right out of 1960s mid-town Manhattan. Delightful, polished ambience, live piano, and above average, albeit predictable, food. And there's even a dress code, for better or worse. Better, actually, although in our case there was an issue. I arrived late from a casual board meeting and didn't have time to stop at the hotel and change into something a bit "dressier." The "captain" (there's an old school title, eh?) took exception to my synthetic fabric, Ralph Lauren sport jacket, and jeans. Not wanting to cause a commotion with my friends, I acquiesced and borrowed one of the house loaner jackets, which gravy stains aside, quite honestly wasn't as nice as what I had been wearing. And then, of course, we were seated in Siberia, which I also kindly let pass... Yet self-righteousness aside, having standards of any kind these days is quite refreshing, and the evening was most enjoyable. I made peace with the captain and look forward to a return visit. I think you'll enjoy it as well, but remember, dress like it's 1969 -- and you and your date are visiting the town's best supper club.
Prime Rib is as reliable as it comes for red meat and (I'm told) good seafood. I go for lunch and have the luncheon prime rib which is a generous portion with two side dishes and the prime rib is always superb. Crab cakes are also great. Service is always outstanding. Some people don't love the piano, I find it fun...
Always have a meal here when we are in town. Nice to have a place that still requires a jacket at dinner. The steaks are perfectly cooked. The prime rib melts in your mouth. Love the dark paneling and black leather chairs. It’s a special evening. A bit formal which unusual these days. Been to The Baltimore and Philadelphia locations. Just as good.
In a city full of steak houses The Prime Rib stands head and shoulders above the rest. The prime rib is superior. The loaded baked potato is better than any I have ever had. We bring one home every time it is so special. The wait staff is highly professional. The wine list is excellent and the experience is always an elegant one.
We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. Everything was excellent, the food, the service with Roberto as our server, and the ambiance. They even gave us a free dessert to celebrate. This was our second visit here and will definitely return the next time we are in Washington, D.C.
As always, a perfect evening! I took my son to celebrate his 21st birthday. We had a very pleasant drink at the bar, and were seated next to the musicians. Wonderful! The prime rib was the best ever, the oysters were huge and tasty, and the artichokes were delectable. Our server brought my son a celebratory pumkin pie for dessert, which coincidentally, is his favorite. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and super courteous. My son loved every minute of the old school atmosphere, excellent food and live music. Thanks for a great evening!
The event at the Prime Rib was outstanding. We had an exceptional table for two separated from all others. Our service was outstanding; waiter was extraordinarily knowledgeable and most attentive - anticipated nearly every request. Oysters were the best I have had at any restaurant , well chilled and not even a hint of sand. Lobster bisque was equally superb. We had the prime rib with bone in cooked to a T. Cocktails were ample and superb. Evening was expensive but worth every penny. We shall do it again at our next anniversary.
V J Hugo
We visited The Prime Rib for a special family event. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The environment is tasteful and quiet enough to really enjoy the time. Service is extremely professional, but the food is equally good. Being a steak house, the menu is fairly predictable, but very well executed. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Man. This place has lost its luster. It’s sad actually. Used to love it. Been coming here for years. This place is a relic of a time gone by. Too many “goodfella” wannabes running the place. Food is good but not great. Creepy, unfriendly servers. There is simply no way this place can compete with so many superior steak places within a 3 mile radius such as BLT, Bobby Vans, Capital Grille and hell, even Ruths Chris is a better experience. Time to get with the times and bring this place, along with the menu and the service back to the present. For me, I think it’s time to move on. It’s been a nice ride and thanks for the memories but I doubt I’ll be back anytime in the next decade.
The food was disappointing. There are so many steakhouses in the area, and this just doesn’t compete with them. We went for my husbands birthday because he loves prime rib. Honestly, we’ve had better at Outback. My $63 ribeye (special offering) was unevenly cooked and unseasoned. I don’t even think the ribeye was dry aged. Good for nostalgia, but won’t be back.
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