Washington Prime

4.7
718 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Winner of Best Steak in Connecticut and top steakhouses in the U.S. by the Food Network, 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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Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Dinner @ Washington Prime

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Join us for our annual Christmas Eve Dinner on Friday, December 24th, 2021. 3-Course Dinner, Choice of App, Entree & Dessert 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 Seatings - $75 per person ++ Please make your reservations as this night always sells out in advance. 203-857-1314
  • WP's Prohibition New Year's Eve

    $135.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    It's the Roaring 20's again!!! Come celebrate New Year's Eve in style at our Prohibition Party! The ticket includes: 3-Course Dinner, Open Bar All Night, and the best sing band in the tri-state area, Swingadelic, is returning to perform. Come dressed to impress in your best Gatsby attire! Tickets are $135 per person++ Tickets are available online through Open Table or by calling the restaurant. Seats are limited and the party is closed to the public. Open bar does not include premium spirits, shots or bottled wine/champagne. Those may be purchased for an additional cost.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 718 people are saying
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ErinM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, sublime food (new dish tried was the calamari - best I have ever tasted, kudos to the chef! )

- have never had anything but 5 star experience @ Washington prime.

Highly recommend

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vipskip
New England
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food and service. Seating was crowded probably because of holiday weekend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The greeter at the door acted a bit like he w
As imposed upon but the quality of the food our server more than made up for him.

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viplovetoeat
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving menu was perfect. My husband enjoyed his turkey dinner and my medium-rare steak was done perfectly. Our cocktails were tasty. Overall exceeded expectations. Our party of two was seated at a table for six, which was odd, but other than that a lovely evening.

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vipMON8
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving meal! Everything was super yummy and the service was impeccable. Not a single complaint.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Chris was completely attentive and put out great drinks and that short rib is easily the best I’ve ever had. Seriously, one of the best meals I’ve had this year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine experience!!

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Momof2
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Steaks extremely underdone, one was edible the other purple. Server took steak ($51) back and charred it but it returned same temperature. Server blamed it on the daytime cook and that is why he doesn’t work nights. Just an overall bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Start to finish

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vipStefanieL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ordered the burrata an explosion of flavor that kept us digging in for more. But my Wellington came out in burnt pastry, which they tried to hide underneath the red wine sauce. One bite & all I could taste was burnt toast. But the steak itself was still cooked to a medium. And the pate & duxelles were delicious as well. So I removed the pastry & carried on. Overall it was a great meal.

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DennisC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't ventured out to Washington Prime in SoNo CT. yet, you must treat yourself to one of the most complete dining experiences in the tri-state area. The staff greets is amazing and the food was exquisite!
A must add to your list!!!

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FoodieCT1234
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out! Salad was fresh, steaks were tender and perfectly seared, side (veggie) dishes were hot and delicious, and wine selection was great. Thanks for a great dinner!

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JohnnyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best steakhouses in Fairfield County. Food and service are outstanding. Very pricy, but top notch all the way

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CharleneS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We took my parents out to celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary. Our server was fantastic and made it special by putting a sparkler on my Mom's dessert.
I think we may have come in and exited the wrong door cause the Maitre de gave me a dirty look as we left! Sorry about that!
We left full and happy. Would def go back again. Best onion rings I've had in long time :)

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vipGregM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The McCallan scotch tasting dinner was phenomenal!

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MikeCast
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic, as is every meal I've had here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The server today just seemed disinterested in giving us adequate service. He never really returned to the table or asked if we needed drinks. He didn’t even offer dessert, just dropped the check!

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Oric
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were seated promptly and our server was initially very attentive but as the night went on service began to lack. Twice we finished our drinks and couldn't get our servers attention. Once we finally did get his attention, he forgot to put our drink order in and we were already done with our meal...

It's a beautiful place and definitely a treat to go to so I would expect a little more service at an establishment such as Washington Prime.

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BARBARAA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and parking. Cheerful and really accommodating . Fabulous food

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viprtk1103
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Heard so many good things on social media about this place, so I was excited to try it. Kept seeing “beat steak house in CT). Was very disappointed. Service and waiter were fine, but there was no value in the food. Bacon app was overpriced, and the meat was way too fatty and chewy. As was the $115 porterhouse for 2. Deserts were either too sweet (key lime pie) or lacking flavor (flourless chocolate cake). Place could be great with a little attention to detail and less cutting corners. I guess the best steakhouse in CT remains in Briarcliff Manor NY.

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JanisC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, Nice atmosphere. Reservation on time. Expensive.

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kristenc
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Service was very good. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Washington Prime was recommended by some friends. Overall, and exceptional experience. Service and food are five star. Highly recommend the deviled eggs and filet mignon. Also, one of the best old fashions that I’ve ever had!

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vipGregM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous night, delicious food and wine! The pairings were fabulous. Service was really spot on. The presentations were both entertains and informative. Thanks for a great night!

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REGEESHB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Do not order the dry aged NY strip steak. It was flavorless and hard to bite into. I have been to NYC, MN, CA and TX steakhouses and this was the worst. The service and atmosphere was fine but the steak was the worst.

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RosanneM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our steaks were fabulous, flavorful and tender. But the aps and sides were just as good! And the servers were great.

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Maureen
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and owners were very professional and welcoming. It’s pricey but the food is delicious from appetizers to main course. Would highly recommend it.

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DjmRidgefield
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Our waiter was outstanding. Took my very subtle queue about it being a bday celebration and executed expertly a bday candle and ice cream at the end of the meal. Great service. Thank you.

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vipJimR
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good meal but not the amazing we expected. We were a little disappointed that our 50 ounce steak was both sliced and smaller than 40 ounce steaks we've bought and cooked ourselves. The service was great as was the booth we got to sit in.

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LuisM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service!! Would definitely go back food was great

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CTKeri
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating with special bday requests to being in our own cake. Lighting could have been
Brighter in booth so we could ready menu

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ajclbs
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

20th anniversary celebration. Glasses and f champagne we’re waiting at our table when we were seated. Service was very professional. Server explained differences in steaks and some other items on menu. NY strip was excellent and prepared perfectly. Tuna steak was excellent but a little spicy. Fries were generic and didn’t seem homemade. Brussel Sprouts we’re excellent. Shrimp cocktail was good but jumbo shrimp were not so jumbo as to be expected. All around very good dinner and table was well placed to provide privacy.

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KevinO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a birthday dinner for my husband. The waitress was totally amazing. Very helpful, very knowledgeable, really friendly, really great. Everything is completely ala carte. Compared to other steak houses in the area like Blackstones, Capitale Grill, Joseph’s, etc. I felt like Washington prime was a bit overpriced. My 8 ounce filet for example, was $42 completely à la cart. The salad and side of mashed potatoes were (combined) an additional $23. Couple that with two glasses of wine and a dessert and our bill with the tip was $250 for two people. We have gone to Blackstones in the past for special events, and for a comparable meal, spent about $75 less. Other than the value, the food was great as was the ambience and the service.

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AdelP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and service outstanding.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love meat, this is the place to go. Great ambiance, drinks were also delish

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Patricia16
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful continental choices along w/ a great steak n seafood house. Example, Beef Wellington. Outstanding bartender who knows what a dry martini is. Wine list great, includes Far Niente Late Harvest- adored. A confluence of superb service, delectable cuisine, & charming indoor & outdoor ambience all while watching city life passing by

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ShanaK
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive service and delicious food! Went there for a birthday dinner and would love to go again!

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vipChuck
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal from start to finish. Highly recommend the Burrata Napoleon and Spinach & Artichoke Dip to start!

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Justin
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend out for our anniversary and our experience was nothing but pleasant. We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Washington Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 857-1314.

Washington Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 718 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.