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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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“prime rib” (204 reviews)
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2020 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-1806
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank direct4tv
Reviewed July 18, 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

Thank 7Linda67
Reviewed July 10, 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.

Thank AnnStateCollege
Reviewed June 22, 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

Thank Van T
Reviewed May 28, 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

Thank Tom G
Reviewed May 27, 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

Thank David O
Reviewed May 26, 2018

I was in D.C. for business and went there with 4 friends. Everything was wonderful and I felt like an idiot for saying it so many times. They serve wonderful peanuts from a carafe so they stay fresh and sanitary. So good! My slightly dirty...More

Thank judd1351
Reviewed May 24, 2018

Steaks, prime rib and crab cakes are the best in the city. Professional and very friendly wait staff and don't make the mistake of not ordering the restuffed baked potato. We generally order two so we can take one home. Fair prices. Dressy atmosphere. Piano...More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed May 20, 2018

The Prime Rib lived up to expectations - high expectations. First they graciously moved our table when we didn’t like our first seating. We started with surprisingly good signature potato skins - totally addictive - moved on to a Caesar salad that we both enjoyed,...More

Thank Veronica V
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Fined at Prime Rib for wife’s big 0 year birthday. Had not been to DC in a good number of years and this was my favorite restaurant in the city in the past and still is today. Service was impeccable and friendly at both bar...More

Thank Kayaktherogue
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April 13, 2018|
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Response from Peter G | 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.
April 15, 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
February 21, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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