DC Prime Steakhouse

4.5
699 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
A lifelong dream of owners Mark Craig, Kevin Cox and Rick Crowe, DC Prime delivers an inspired menu, a rich atmosphere and superior service. Our name was chosen to honor the rich heritage of our nation's capitol, and America’s unique privileges of freedom and choice.

Our mission: to provide dining and culinary excellence to every guest we serve.

We serve only USDA Prime Beef, which is the top 1% of all beef in the United States, chosen to meet or exceed our owners' rigid standards that include tenderness and taste. All of our beef is supplied by Consumers Meat Packing of Chicago, IL...purveyors to many of the finest steakhouses in the United States. The same superior standards apply to our fresh seafood, sourced direct from North Coast Seafood of Boston, MA., our whole lobsters, from the cold waters of Maine and our Mero Sea Bass Steaks, overnighted from Honolulu Fish Company, Honolulu, HI.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 840-2099
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brad Weidman
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Neighborhood
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Parking Lot
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Wine
Reviews from verified diners
699 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
71%
Very Good
18%
Good
6%
Fair
2%
Poor
3%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was the best I've ever had, however when the cheapest entrée is $50, dinner can get very pricey, especially when you pay extra for the sides. Having said that, thefgood was awesome.

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GS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here never disappoints, always an amazing experience. We had the seafood tower which everything on it was delicious. We tried one of the specials which was the Wagyu Beef and Oh my God was it melt in your mouth amazing. Best six ounces I’ve ever had. Thank you Rocky for your great service, attentive and for the great recommendations!

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SB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner, great service

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Saturday night dinner! One of the best Steak dinners I’ve had in a while.

Rick’s Staff is great and very attentive. Nice job!

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l
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brittany is a great waitress! Very attentive and top notch service. The prices are high, so be prepared to pay if you want several courses.

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DB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner for my wife. Have been going a couple times a year since they opened.

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C
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is fantastic as is the food. A bit pricey, but for an establishment that advertises as an “upscale” steakhouse I expected inflated costs. If you don’t mind paying the extra for fantastic service and ambiance, the food is worth it and we’ll be back.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Been to DC Prime several times. Food is very good nothing sensational but very good. Service is attentive but they missed our salad orders this time. It’s a great place for a special occasion but not inexpensive!

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MW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful friendly service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for Father’s Day Dinner, our waiter was so kind and catered to my 3 small children. Our steaks were prepared exactly as we ordered and the accompaniments were spot on recommendations. I’m from out of town, but will recommend to anyone looking for a great date spot!

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Northern Virginia! Rick Crowe and crew always provide the absolute best food and service available!! Highly recommend!

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l
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the Brunch! You should open on Sundays for brunch. We need a good place to enjoy on Sundays!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Told there was no availability, but found many reservations on open table. I was irritated by being turned away, but happy I persisted (through open table) for a table.

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NA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was outstanding. We had Stew for our waiter and he was very attentive. This place is 5 STARS! Cant wait to go back.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Awesome atmosphere. Definitely pricey but well worth it. Ill be back and recommend it to everyone.

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R
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Had a wonderful experience.

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time celebrating our anniversary at DC Prime. Arrived early and had some tasty cocktails and oysters at the bar. Made our way to the table and were presented with a note congratulating us on our anniversary - signed by the owner and chef. Service was incredible and made our night truly memorable, from the Waygu appetizer to the amazing steaks and sides to the key lime pie! Thanks to all that helped make our night so special

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AS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire night was fantastic! we went the same night as game 5 of the Stanley Cups so when we got there we asked if there was somewhere quiet. The bar was packed and there was a viewing party outside. We didn't mind, we knew it would be busy, but they accommodated us and sat us away from the excitement.
Our waiter, Andre, was SO fabulous we've requested he be our waiter every time we go (several times a year).
Dinner did not disappoint, as always. We both had French onion soup. The flavor is perfect, the amount of cheese plentiful and gooey. We also ordered, upon recommendation from Andre, the lobster bites. He stated the chunk lobster was lightly breaded and served with grilled pineapple that would be the perfect amount of sweet with a little heat. His description was spot-on, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. For dinner I had the scallops and my husband chose a steak and mashed potatoes. Everything was perfect, the steak was cooked as requested, the scallops were huge and succulent, the flavor of the sauce on the pasta was incredible--not too heavy, very flavorful--and the mix of wild and portabella mushrooms was just right. The pasta was also cooked perfectly, and the mashed potatoes were incredibly flavorful and smooth. For dessert we opted to share the bread pudding and the crème brulee. Again, perfection. The berries in the bread pudding were a flavorful touch, and the sauce served was the right amount of flavor to offset the heaviness but tastefully done bread pudding.
The service, as I said, was probably the best we've ever had. My husband consistently had refills without request. I tried, again upon recommendation, one of the martinis. The blue cheese stuffed olives were a nice touch to offset the flavor of the martini. We were not rushed at all, and were asked at various times if we were ready for bread, our meal to be served, if we were interested in dessert. Andre was extremely attentive without hovering.
We will continue to patron!

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R
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit for a birthday dinner. Steaks were seasoned perfectly, cooked as requested, and delicious. A well-appointed dining room and bar, open kitchen, exposed wood and nicely lit. Good cocktails, good wine list, and attentive service. Would definitely go again, but it is a bit expensive.

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c
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and the food was fantastic!

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MA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, and our waiter was excellent. The service was outstanding.

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V
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a friend's 40th birthday at DC Prime. Everything we ordered -- large seafood platter, calamari, wedge salad, filet mignon, plus all the sides -- was delicious and cooked perfectly. We all agreed that the seafood and meat was much better than Bourbon Steak in Georgetown. Also, the service was excellent. Can't wait to return!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was wonderful! Food, drinks, service and ambiance was all wonderful!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great meal! Very relaxing, not hurried. Best place to strike out on a new venture.

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p
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

seated as a couple on 4 top table, no very romantic, service was spotty, no much attention given, food was just average to below average for the price, steak under cooked with inferior quality, duck was rubbery and had no flavor, have been there before with similar results, did try again hoping experience would be better, very disappointed, will not return.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Was there for the Mother's Day brunch and everything was great. My parents are in their eighties and the staff was incredibly kind and gracious and the food fantastic as always. Better than any other steakhouse in Northern VA and DC.

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MW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Terrible start with hostess: 8 PM reservation - at 8:15, she told us it would be 30-40 more minutes. Why take reservations if you take another 55 minutes to seat us (a two-top)? So we decided to get a booth in the bar as we were told they were all first come, first serve (well, except for the booth we selected - that one was "reserved"). BTW - when we left nearly 2 hours later, no one had ever sat in the first booth we chose.

Our servers were great - good recommendations, great service, smooth transition from one to another. Food was great. Love the filet trio! It is a pricey meal, but worth it IF they straighten out their seating/hostess situation. It took a great effort by waiters and kitchen to rescue the evening that was in shambles due to the poor start by the hostess.

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CD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I made 730pm reservations to celebrate my husband’s birthday on a Saturday night. We waited 45 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. Why bothers making a reservation? The food, service, ambiance, were all alright, but nothing I was overly impressed about. We won’t be back.

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s
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Reserved a table online for 7:30pm. Showed up promptly at 7:25pm and didn't have a table ready until 8:05pm. They sat everyone waiting before us. We were the last ones waiting. We expect to wait 10 minutes or so, but having to wait 35 minutes for a reserved table reflects mismanagement on their part. Food was excellent, but not for the price. They didn't bring the all the appetizers at the same time so those that had their appetizers had to wait for the other to be brought. That's something you expect from Appleby's! The dining are is small, they have many tables crammed into the dining area thus making it extremely loud. We won't be back and won't be recommending to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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VI
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We visited DC Prime for the first time. The food was of highest quality and our server was attentive. The serious downside to the evening was a 35 minute wait for a table even with a reservation. It was clear from the number of people waiting for their reserved seating that the restaurant had overbooked ignoring all standards for a turn time on large parties.
We’d certainly go again but would definitely hope not to have such a wait. After awhile, the apologies for the wait fell flat.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great server and nice hostess staff.

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A bit on the pricey side for a traditional steak house but the food and service were outstanding. Three different handcrafted cocktails were quite good. HIghly recommend for the occasional “screw the price——. I want a great steak” outing.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to place for celebrating our anniversary.

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d
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way Orlando was our server and was exceptional. The attention to detail was great. We both had steaks which were cooked to perfection. Great wine list, great bread, great appetizers. Well done.

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Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there multiple times. Eating. Sitting enjoying drinks cigars. This is top drawer. A solid place with best Customer service and excellent food!! Dont change anything!!!

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 22oz super prime bone in ribeye was fantastic as was my wife's salmon. The service was impeccable, definitely high on my list of places I would choose for special occasions!

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