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The Prime Rib

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2020 K Street N.W., Washington DC, DC 20006 (20th Street)
(202) 466-8811
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The number one rated steak house in DC by Zagat which I didn't realize. We were staying downtown so this was a nearby walk. Being a huge prime rib fan, I had this as a must visit while in DC. Heart the interior - classy, timeless and elegant. The live piano bar was a nice feature and we were seated... More 

Thank Sandy K
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Snooty. Terrible attitudes and most importantly the food was disappointing. Prime rib requires an oven and someone with half a brain. Please make sure u wear a suit. That way you are dress like a pro to eat below average food.

Thank Brad P
Leesburg, Virginia
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The Prime Rib has come to be a fixture in Washington, DC. As a resident of the area, I have eaten there 100s of times, and I have never been disappointed. The prime rib -- there signature dish -- is the best I have ever eaten. Hint -- try the end cut for the crunchiness, and you can still get... More 

Thank Michael D
Washington DC
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

First of all there is no better Martini in D.C.! A simple drink, but it's amazing how many bars/restaurants cannot master it. The Prime Rib never disappoints. The prime rib and steaks are the stars though. They do everything very well from appetizers to dessert. The place reeks of power and almost all the waiters are old-school men in traditional... More 

Thank dcmonkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The filet was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. The pineapple martinis went down like water! Atmosphere was great. There was piano music. Unfortunately my husband and I are from out of town and weren't aware of the sports coat rule so they let him borrow one

Thank Katelyn W
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My husband loves steakhouses, this definitely had an "old fashioned" "traditional" type feel to it, jackets required for men. The atmosphere was very nice, could carry on a nice conversation while listening to the pianist. Our waiter was absolutely wonderful, had extensive knowledge of the menu and could answer any questions we had. The food was very good, but I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Prime Rib in DC, unfortunately, is not the singularly excellent place that it used to be. My prime gripe is that their format used to be slice of prime rib not on the bone as the lunch serving, and for dinner a humongous and delicious slab of fantastic prime rib on the bone.. Now, "lunch has become dinner". The... More 

Thank SRS5-7
Bayville, New Jersey
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time estin here but will not be my last. All the food was done to perfection there were no surprises. We had a prime rib and a filet they would melt in your mouth. Don't pass this one up

Thank Glenn M
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Yearly treat. Excellent food and service. It's truly fine dining and so enjoyable. Prime rib is perfect.

Thank irishdeb2016
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Our weekend could bot have been complete without dining here. Excellent, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Beautifully decorated with a remarkable ambiance. The food was exquisite. There are simply no better words. The prime rib melted in my mouth. I can't wait to visit Baltimore's location.

Thank Robin T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $50
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 K Street N.W., Washington DC, DC 20006
    (20th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom or Farragut West Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 466-8811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?