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The Prime Rib

4.7
2766 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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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 2766 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great old school steakhouse. Food was very good and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My favorite restaurant in the world!! The food, the service and the ambience are absolutely stunning.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The Prime Rib is a throwback to the old days of classy elegant dinning. The food is outstanding and the service superb.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

As always it was excellent. The food , service and atmosphere were consistently superb.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Whenever we dine at The Prime Rib, it never fails to impress us. The moment we step out of our car at the valet parking stand, the incredible service begins. Expect to be greeted at the door by the maitre d', who guides you to the beautiful bar or to your table. Cocktails are classic and generous. The polished wait staff is friendly and knows just when to offer assistance or when to allow you space to enjoy a quiet conversation. My husband chose the prime rib; I opted for one of the daily specials, filet Oscar. Both were prepared perfectly. The side dishes are meant to share. We chose the augratin potatoes, which were wonderful. Coffee and dessert were enjoyed while listening to the nightly jazz piano. The service, ambiance, and food are excellent. What a great place for a celebratory dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service was outstanding. Server was charismatic, helpful, efficient. The food was spectacular. I have nothing negative to say. From beginning to end the evening was perfect in every way.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was outstanding. The service was excellent and they were quite accommodating to a child.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everyone should make a point to eat at The Prime Rib while in Washington D.C. It is the quintessential steak house complete with exquisite service and attention to detail. The menu is well rounded and the staff is accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fantastic as always

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The restaurant was amazing. The service was impeccable. The food mouth watering. I had the jumbo crab cakes. The richness can't be matched. The watermelon martini was refreshing and tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

There is a reason this place has been opened and survived since the 70's. Food, hospitality, just an overall amazing attention to detail.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

First time diners at this prime establishment. The service was impeccable. The drinks were very good. The appetizers were also very good. The dessert and coffees were excellent. The steaks were OK. Very expensive, but we knew that going in.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We were looking for a place to celebrate my wife's birthday. We read the reviews and decided to give it a try. We did not realize that a jacket was required and that was off putting to start the night. Justin was our server and he impressed my wife with his explanation of the menu. She chose the rack of lamb and it was perfect. The artichokes left something to be desired. Her escargot was wonderful as well. My soup was very good. I ordered the filet and was suprised that it was just OK. My wifes lamb was better by far. My steak was cooked properly just not seasoned at all. We ordered cheesecake for dessert and it was a good end to the meal.
Overall the experience was good. We were not wowed though.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food and service at The Prime Rib are hard to beat. It is very much a class operation. The NY Strip was about the best I've ever had. The service is unparalleled. The only drawback is the cost. All menu items are al a carte and very pricy. However, a great place to go on a special occasion unless money is not an issue.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I can say after decades of dining here, this is still my favorite special occasion dinner venue. Excellent service, fine food prepared the way you like, well made cocktails and nice ambience with a piano player.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Birthday! Our favorite DC restaurant since 1981:). We love everything about The Prime Rib on K Street❤️🥂

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The Prime Rib remains the best steak house in town....and the fish is also fabulous. Fabulous decor still fresh after all these years...and the piano player leaves you humming long after you leave. Service is impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Very nice quiet table in corner. Piano player was great. Waiter forgot to bring out appetizers before main dish. Had to take it all back. He said they would make everything over again. Rest of meal uneventful.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wanted to try for sometime now, I never should have waited so long. The whole evening was outstanding. From the cocktails to the dessert it was lovely. It was a Friday evening and we had a 2 top that was out of the way. The piano music was so nice in the background. The food was expertly prepared. The salads were so good, perfect amount of dressing. The nice warm breads were very hard to resist. We both had seafood both very good. Coffee, Tea, Dessert. What a great evening. Thank you all for a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Love the Rib and the people that work there . My favorite in DC for 25 + uears

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very good steak and potato skins! Great service!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The Prime Rib never disappoints. The food is always great and the service very professional.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

EXCELLENT EX

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

3-6-18
Wonderful prime rib, great waiter.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Our waiter was very attentive and very pleasant

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Enjoyed the experience. Waiter was friendly and humorous. The steaks were excellent. Great restaurant for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Lovely restaurant. Have been coming here for years and it is consistently wonderful service and excellent food.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Awesome
Ask for the ribeye and the lobster chopped

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Excellent all around!!!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

接待の場所として申し分ないように思いました。

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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