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The Prime Rib

2020 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-1806
+1 202-466-8811
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Steakhouse
2020 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-1806
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A time machine to the 1960's. Main course was great, dessert OK. Terrific drinks, nice wine by the glass. Asked for a quiet table and were seated within 10 feet of the piano, though the place was less than half full. Assigned a waiter who...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LandALot
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best food, the best service and the best atmosphere! Love this place. Expensive and worth every penny. You might also be surprised to know that this steakhouse also has the best crab cakes on the planet.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank igwt526
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

The prime rib was delicious. Enjoyed the music and atmosphere. The service was excellent. Recommend the artichokes as a side dish.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cheryle T
Reviewed 21 November 2018

This is by far the best prime rib I have ever had. Service was also excellent. Go and visit when in Washington, DC.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank tcsenger
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I investigated many restaurants for our first trip to DC. The PRIME RIB was recommended as a very good steak house. This was an under statement. From our first encounter with the hostess, to our waiters food suggestions, to the service and finally to our...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank direct4tv
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This restaurant is great. The ambiance is very charming and cozy. I had lunch with a colleague and the pianist was playing which was such a nice change from the dreary DC lunch scene. The service is outstanding. Food is terrific. I had the prime...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 7Linda67
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Although the restaurant is a little pricey, the prime rib is absolutely wonderful. I took my aunt here for her birthday and was very impressed with the atmosphere and the service.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank AnnStateCollege
Reviewed 22 June 2018

I selected The Prime Rib because it was walking distance of the hotel at which we were staying. We had a group of 25 and we had excellent food, service and ambiance. The Prime Rib is an elegant restaurant with a great, dark decor and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Van T
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Atmosphere & service are excellent Food is fresh Finest prime rib 2” thick cut The owner greets you & makes sure you enjoy your dinner Valet parking Recommend if you enjoy excellent food Have been enjoying for over 50 years

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Tom G
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This truly elegant restaurant is a must whenever we are in Washington. We always dine there with a DC area resident and his wife, who are regulars. It is my favorite restaurant. We were fortunate enough to be in Washington during soft shell crab season-soft...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank David O
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13 April 2018|
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Response from peterglad | Reviewed this property |
Dress code has changed a bit. Business casual up to 5:00pm. After 5:00, jacket (but no tie) required in in the dining room. But most men wear ties anyway. They have loaner jackets if needed.
15 April 2016|
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Response from SarahTravels86 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! I felt like it was a very romantic setting with nice candles, linen tablecloths, dimmed lights etc.
Sandra A
21 February 2016|
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Response from Jim H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is valet, as above it is at your discretion. Wonderful place, Jimmy the bartender is super great. You can not miss him, big burley fellow with blonde hair and mustache. Tell him Jim and Kate said "HI".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-1806
    (20th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom or Farragut West Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-8811
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