DC Prime Steakhouse

4.5
698 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • 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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Parking Details
Parking Lot
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Wine
What 698 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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GS
5.0Dined on 9 July 2018

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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OT
5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Nice dinner, great service

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OT
5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

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
5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

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
5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

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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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Amazing food and wonderful friendly service.

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OT
4.0Dined on 17 June 2018

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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P
5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

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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4.0Dined on 17 June 2018

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

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OT
4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Great food and service. Had a wonderful experience.

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LS
5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Great service and the food was fantastic!

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MA
4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

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

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V
5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

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

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OT
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Amazing!!!

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CM
5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

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

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p
3.0Dined on 20 May 2018

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
5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

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
3.0Dined on 13 May 2018

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
2.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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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2.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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
5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Anniversary

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VI
4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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
5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Amazing food. Great server and nice hostess staff.

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SM
5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

This is my go to place for celebrating our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

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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OT
5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Great service, good food.

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OT
5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

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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k
3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Overall dinner was good. Nice ceasar salad and steak. However not impressed with crowded noisy atmosphere. Service was OK but not wonderful. Expect a bit more for the price.

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