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About Washington Prime

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.

141 Washington Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Monday - 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday - 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday - 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday - 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday - 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday - 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday - 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM (Brunch Prime Buffet)

Cross Street:
Washington & Water

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 857-1314

Website:
http://www.washingtonprimect.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Thursday and Sunday's from 4-7 PM every week!

Public Transit:
Walking Distance of South Norwalk Train Station

Executive Chef:
Armando Sanchez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Washington Prime Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for a Date (12)
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Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Casual (8)
Business Meals (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Romantic (6)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (5)
Waterfront (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

My group and I (total of 10 people) wen to this place for my birthday. The food is very good, but the prices are pretty high. And, considering the prices, the service should have been WAY better. They appeared to have only one server helping a private room which contained two groups of 10. A better waiter might have been able to handle it, but this guy just wasn't very attentive. Otherwise the place is beautiful and the food is yummy.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined 6 days ago

A great restaurant when traveling on business, or having a small business meeting for lunch

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

WP is always good and the service is above the curve for the area! Consistent restaurant!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I don’t feel I can give an accurate review. We had a 6 pm reservation and they called to say the hood exhaust fan in the kitchen was broken. They said it would be fixed by 7. We were told that they had soup & cold appetizers.We arrived at about 6:40 and we ordered shrimp cocktail, oysters & French onion soup. They were all very good. The fan was not fixed by 7:30 so we left. It was very nice that they called and gave us the option of cancelling. I hope they are up and running!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food and service were outstanding! Will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

You will pay a bit more but you will get quality service and food. The atmosphere is inviting and warm. It’s moderately loud in the main area but that’s typical these days.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

There was a long hair in the mac & cheese dish and the salmon was particularly fishy, maybe not as fresh as it could be. The steaks were superb. I would not order fish here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delicious food, fun picturesque atmosphere. Pricey, but nice experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

For my money this is the best steak place in the Norwalk - Westport area. The room is heavily weighted to bar dining and we would prefer more separation. Perhaps go early on a week night. We were in on a Sunday and there was live music at the bar which we had not anticipated. We had done a group dinner in July and the food was great. This time it was just the two of us. I did three appetizers; of note was the steak tartare which was "prime" and as good as I've had anywhere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Some of the food items were not very good- including the porterhouse steak. The steak was incredibly tough with major veins in half the steak. The apps were very good, the side were a mixed bag- with things like the truffle mashed potato that really lacked any authentic truffle flavor. It was a very nice setting and staff was very pleasant, but the food really had quality issues.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

They struggle with a full house. Ate there on a prior occasion and it was less crowded and the food and service was great. This experience was not very good. Food was fair at best. The service team worked hard to make the evening better, but in my view, they are an experienced server short in terms of staffing, especially if you are sitting large tables of 8 or more on a Saturday night. Those tables take a server away from their smaller parties, and those parties suffer. Steak needs to be better for the prices they charge. Plus, a $50 steak thrown on a brown piece of wood with nothing else surrounding it looks poor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Came here once before and enjoyed our steaks, decided to try again and were not disappointed. Bacon appetizer with tomatoes and onions great, as were filets, cooked perfectly and with a nice char. Brussels sprouts tasty as a side, good ice cream sandwich for dessert. Polite and efficient service.

Tags: Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great steakhouse and extensive menu. Nice wine list. Porterhouse for 2 can feed 3-4 people. Easy parking and great atmosphere. Usually live music also.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was very good. The tables were very close together which made us part of someone else’s conversation . Besides that food was amazing the service was flawless and the ambiance perfect .

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The atmosphere was wonderful great seating beautiful location, beautiful view, awesome service and amazing food. Service once again was great! It was worth it all! Try it out, you will love it. Romantic at night. Enjoy!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The special crab stuffed sole was dry, over cooked and tasteless. Very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Washington Prime is a steak house- and as such, you might not expect a lot of thought to be put into their vegetarian options. At a lot of restaurants, waitstaff merely point you to the side dishes with a shrug. But Washing Prime has a number of great salads, and at least one terrific vegetarian option- their Cauliflower steak-- it was delish, and I'm not even vegetarian, I was just looking for something not quite so filling as a steak. And I'm still dreaming about their burrata in their beet & burrata salad. All in all, a great meal!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Really nice spot. Location, views, people and food. Three time visitor and every one better than the last. Great steaks!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing food! Desserts were amazing! Live music was perfect!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Casual, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Saturday evening dinner with friends....servers were somewhat distracted, food was average, our group walked a way with a totally mediocre, uninspired experience. The place is capable of better, but tonight was a dud.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food. Great cocktails and good wine. Couldn't ask for anything better really.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always a great evening!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went to Washington Prime as a first date and I had asked for a rose to be left for my date. They fulfilled my request and exceeded my expectations. The service was top notch. Very attentive to our needs, but they left us to our conversation without constant interruption. I highly recommend Washington Prime. Food was great too :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great steak which is what the birthday girl wanted. On the pricey side so be prepared to pay. Not a great selection for the non-beef eaters, but that's what they are known for and they do a great job with it. Overall great food and the staff is very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Perfect evening. Impeccable service. Fabulous steak, one of the best ,if not the best I have had.
Date and I very impressed. Will be back. A beautifully appointed room. Lively ,cheerful, noisy atmosphere. Probably not the best for quiet conversation. A gem.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great steaks and I am not much of a steak guy. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. The bar had great drinks. The overall ambience was great. Would definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was PHENOMENAL!! Amazing service and wonderful wine. Going back soon for sure!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Service was excellent and the steak was sooo good. Best filet mignon I have had in years. Delicious.
The wait staff were attentive, friendly and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food and ambiance. Solid performer that we go back too in a regular basis.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was very slow but otherwise great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We love Washington Prime. The food is terrific, and the staff is just the best. We usually have dinner, but the lunch is awesome too. We've been many times, and we have always had a very positive experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Way too expensive for what you get! No sides come with a very expensive steak.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great experience and dining. Has amazing attentive staff members with an outstanding ambiance. EAT HERE!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I love the location at the foot of Washington Street and the bridge. We had an early dinner. The wait staff knew their menu, made accurate recommendations and was attentive to refilling the water in our glasses.

Tags: Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This visit was a repeat visit so it's not just a one-time experience. I again ordered the NY strip steak medium rare. The steak was a very visually attractive piece of beef and was cooked nicely. It was a bit charred on the outside and progressively rare toward the middle. However, for a "prime" cut it was sorely lacking in flavor and tenderness. It had gristle on two sides of the piece which required trimming and was very chewy, leaning toward tough. I tried and I ate almost all of the piece but I was quite disappointed. I think, however, this was a third similar experience over a years period and we will not be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great steak !

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We came with a group of friends for the Sunday buffet we had been to on two previous occasions. We found out when we arrived that the brunch buffet had been discontinued. If you Google Norwalk brunch buffet, you will still find plenty of results listing Washington Prime. Also, we had a gift card and they wouldn't allow us to use it to tip our waiter. Other than that, the food was good, although I would say it's a bit pricey for what you get and we woild not have made the trip had we known they weren't doing the buffet. Plenty of other places we could have gone for brunch food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent steaks, sides, atomosphere and wine list

Tags: Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Service was slow, incorrect cocktail was served, steak was not cooked to order, salmon was dry.

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