Washington Prime

4.6
391 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Washington Prime has the privilege of framing SoNo’s newest structure at the corner of Washington Street and Water Street. Adding to this historic and progressive waterside community, this highly anticipated Eating + Drinking Well is driven by a culinary and beverage program that is not about gimmicks - just honesty and creativity. No stranger to high impact restaurants, Washington Prime is brought to you by some of the area’s most dynamic restaurateurs. The land and sea menu is a bit of Americana with cross-cultural influences, the space is multi-dimensional and the attitude is left at the door. Here, we eat, we drink and we join in the fun.
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L
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Barely better than Fast food quality food at pricey, pretty venue. But for the salmon main dish portions were small and oversalted.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pretty good spot overall. I think the praise for their steaks is a bit overrated. Atmosphere could feel more like a classic steakhouse

KP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Washington Prime is always on point for us. This go-round it was a bit slow (service for food and drink) and quieter than normal. The steak, which is always spot on, was also overdone, but they fired up another one for us and it was taken care of. Not the usual A+ we're used to, but we'll be back!

OT
Las Vegas
85 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service
Food outstanding
Great location with easy parking in lot across street of on street
Maitre D’ came to table to introduce himself
Waiters were totally on top of their game..friendly, watchful but never over bearing ..5 starts for them for sure
Will definitely come back
Highly recommend

NM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the service was better than expected but our waiter made the evening great by surprising my daughter with a “small” candle in her dessert that turned out to be a giant firecracker. Very funny.

DS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food. It just way too long. Our service was impeccable. Did I mention it took forever...

PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best restaurants in CT. Second time there...lobster is a bomb, steak super tender and tasty...bacon strip the best I’ve ever had...strongly recommend it!

Y
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We came for Father’s Day brunch. When I made the reservation they did not have a special brunch menu available so I was thinking it would be the menu. Before we left I checked the website and saw they had a special buffet which was no big deal I thought we could try it.
After our experience today I would never come back for the brunch. It was 50 bucks for buffet and one Bloody Mary or mimosa. Not worth the money at all. The buffet was nothing special and the buffet pans were so high I could barley see what was in them. The website said omelette station I didn’t see any station. It said salad bar and there was one salad. There were no waffles, danish or pastries, as advertised on the website. The dessert station had a bunch of mini desserts with no utensils so my fingers were sticky from picking them up.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was great and service was good as well.
I will return for happy hour or pretty much any event other than the brunch since I have heard good things about the restaurant and want to give it another try.
Also a heads up it says paved lot on this app for parking but the lot is very small so we had to park in a garage. Street parking is available but is limited.

ES
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous meal!!! Loved everything about this meal.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good happy hour!

d
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A love!y restaurant near the water, with great food, friendly staff and nice ambiance.. Would definitely go back next time in town....

b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, good service, much too noisy!

b
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a family brunch out for my wife's birthday. Food was delicious though first plate to last took a few minutes. Reviews went from good to outstanding.

JR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fine neighborhood stalwart - consistent and top notch

AD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food but a bit pricey. Good for a special occasion.

j
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time. Norwalk favorite. Impressed. Good food, good service and trendy vibe. Had Tuna. Perfectly prepared. Definitely on the list.

PO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our daughter’s birthday here, and everyone at the restaurant and everything about the meal was first rate. While it is quite pricey, the quality of the food makes you feel like you haven’t been gouged. My husband and daughter split the porterhouse for two, and neither could remember having a steak like it both in the quality of the meat and the way it was cooked.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone loved their food and our service was superb! Excellent evening meal for dates, business dinners or any special occasion.

B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice. Will go back in a heartbeat.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous!

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Also a great time when we visit Washington Prime. Everything is amazing, the risotto is a hidden gem if you like risotto. Great wine list as well!

A
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided on an early dinner and discovered Washington Prime’s Happy Hour. It was decidedly fun & delicious to make a dinner by ordering appetizers from the 1/2 price Happy Hour menu along with a salad.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, very friendly and welcoming, and good food / cocktails.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was out of this world. Best steaks in the area, by far. The service was just ok. It's a tight space and every time a server walks behind you, you usually feel them brushing past. Perhaps it was because we had one of the center tables and the place was full. The bar service was slow too. It took over a 1/2 hr to get our drinks. Again, probably due to it being a busy Saturday night. All-in-all, we would definitely go back!

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The staff accommodated our preference for dining at the cusp of brunch and lunch. Additionally the staff was friendly and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Intimate upscale dining experience

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were seated in a spacious, comfortable booth, perfect for conversation. In the past we have attended a few of their special wine tasting dinners and I would highly recommend!

AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent experience. Food was delicious and the restaurant was hopping. 100% full at 6p on Saturday eve. Steak was cooked perfectly and was so tasty. Waiter/kitchen worked with us on a special order that was exactly what we wanted. I will definitely come back and recommend Washington Prime to my friends and family.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, good food. We will miss Scotty the manager / host. It's hard to find that type of enthusiasm and someone who is able to deliver that high quality of client experience to their guests outside of someone who has an a stake in the ownership of the establishment. I think you will miss that in whomever his replacement will be

I
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Especially love the appetizers!
Great location and nice decor. Staff are always friendly.

DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic all around! our new favorite restaurant....steak was perfect, service fantastic....from entering to leaving it was a great experience, can;t wait to go back

RR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we entered- everything was outstanding.
Staff was friendly and attentive, food was excellent, and we enjoyed the ambiance. Would highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful table and wonderful service. No mention was made by the wait staff or anyone however in regard to my husband‘s birthday. But it was still a very lovely evening!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place. We miss the Georgetown location. So now we have to drive to SoNo but so worth it!

T
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was excellent and it was a great place to celebrate a special birthday. Our table for 4 had 1 of us facing the kitchen which was disappointing for such an upscale restaurant. They kindly made it up to us but we still had to sit at the table since the restaurant was packed at peak hour on Sat night. Perhaps they can move that table or limit it to 2 people so no one has to face the kitchen. Otherwise, a great experience.

J
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good restaurant. It’s pretty lively for happy hour. Love a high top but prefer one toward wall cuz it’s cold when the door opens!!

CC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a true pleasure always. Although a meeting place so the noise level is a bit high it is not a problem. There is nothing I can say other than excellent to describe the service and food. Servers are courteous friendly and knowledgeable. The food is at level of every 5 star steakhouse you can think of. We are regulars both in the restaurant and for delivery.

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was awful! The food was mediocre and the prices were exorbitant. A man brought our steak, Waitress walked over empty-handed, we asked for sides five minutes later we received send me warm potatoes without any salt and pepper.
They never came back and we had a track somebody down.
I would never go again, I just wish I knew of a real good steakhouse in the area. Open table is always on head with anything that they suggest on their site. I think this is really one of the first places I give two thumbs down to.

f
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal on a Saturday evening. Crowded as usual but worth the wait. Will be back!

P
Orange County
72 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a New York style restaurant in the unique South Norwalk district. The tenderloin was the best my husband has ever had and I had amazing local oysters and a lemon shrimp dish which was delicious. It's a bit on the pricey side and it was a very, very busy place. My only complaint is that our table for two was in a bit of wait-staff traffic. We will definitely go back there on our next visit but will ask for a table in the back or one near the window. Worth a trip.

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