Love the Rib and the people that work there . My favorite in DC for 25 + uears
Very good steak and potato skins! Great service!
The Prime Rib never disappoints. The food is always great and the service very professional.
A good location. Restaurant was not full at lunchtime. Old timers enjoyed singing with the pianist - something I've not seen in a long while. Nice atmosphere.
Wonderful prime rib, great waiter.
Our waiter was very attentive and very pleasant
Have been there many times over the last 30 years. This visit the food was excellent except for my baked potato which was over cooked and had an old burnt taste to it so I sent it back. The service was nice when the waiter was available but he would disappear for extended periods of time. We always eat prime rib at the Prime Rib and it didn't disappoint. A little pricy.
Enjoyed the experience. Waiter was friendly and humorous. The steaks were excellent. Great restaurant for special occasions.
Lovely restaurant. Have been coming here for years and it is consistently wonderful service and excellent food.
A friend recommended this restaurant while we were in DC. I was expecting something great, however we were disappointed with the quality of the food. Our steak was overcooked; prime rib was good, but not the best I have ever had.
Overall, it was an ok place- not sold on the steaks by any means...
Sides were ok, but relatively cold.
Ask for the ribeye and the lobster chopped
Old school ambience; professional, traditional wait service; generous wine pour; of course, food is the key - melt in mouth prime rib, top-drawer crab cakes, good selection of sides.
The Prime Rib is the Best.
We are always greeted with a smile and a welcome from John.
Service is efficient and polite.
The prime rib is the best in town. If you are not into beef, the seafood is very good.
At lunch Dan Ruskin plays the grand Piano. His music can’t be beat. We love it. We arrive at 12 and stay till 2 so that we can enjoy every song.
This is one of our long time favorite restaurants.
We were a small group getting together for a special event. Most of us have not seen each other in over a decade and our lunch turned into an afternoon of drinks and conversation. Everyone had a spectacular time and no one made us feel we needed to leave. Capped by owner stopping by for a visit and buying a round for the table. Classy establishment and would not hesitate to go again for special event or evening out with my wife.
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.
Excellent all around!!!
The Prime Rib has been a favorite restaurant for several years!
I really enjoyed my dinner. My prime rib was amazing.
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.
Great downtown DC restaurant.
Exceptionally exquisite atmosphere with great service and food.
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.
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.
Usual great dining service and food
Great service and loved the live music!
Outstanding service. Excellent food. Expensive, except for the drinks.
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!
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
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.
Wonderful spot for an intimate dinner for two. Attentive service and fantastic food.
Excellent every time we go. Always enjoy our evening at the Prime Rib in DC.
Great place !!!!
Best prime rib ever! Consistently top quality. Very Washingtonian!
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.
Lovely food in an elegant atmosphere. My husband comes for the beef, I like vegetables and salad more. The Dover sole was delicious.
I enjoyed the ambiance with the food. Very good for date night.
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.
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.