DC Prime Steakhouse

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874 reviews
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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.
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was as great as I was hoping!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and the service was great. Yoko was our server and he was friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone works as a team to ensure a great experience for guests. Steaks were amazing and cooked to perfection.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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EB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Mother’s Day brunch. Every item we ordered was perfect and our waiter was prompt and attentive. Thanks for making it a memorable experience for my family

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RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect fine dining for date night! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was fantastic. Will definitely be back

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SN
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my son there for his 13th birthday. Didn’t expect the server to give him a birthday card and take care of his dessert. That was a nice surprise. Everyone checked on us throughout the meal and the pace of the overall experience was great.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at the restaurant, and the occasion was our anniversary. I can’t think of a better way of spending the evening. We will definitely frequent this establishment more...had an unbelievable time!!!

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R
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual everything was great at DC Prime. My only complaint was that I was charged $6 for steak sauce which should have been free.

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We go to DC Prime for business at least once every week. We have always had a great experience, between Rick greeting everyone at the door, to the knowledgeable bar staff and the professional wait staff, we always have a reason to go back.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. One table of loud people was a drag.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was incredible. Great steak/scallops. Definitely pricey but worth it.

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KE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DC Prime is the premiere steakhouse in the Loudoun area! Always enjoy the wonderful service and great food. We had a wonderful Easter Brunch and my kids love dining here as a special treat!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal amd service. Highly recommend. Only one small issue was that a smoking area behind the bar was a bit open and the smoke was slightly evident in the inside bar and restaurant. Wasn't terrible but hadn't noticed it on previous visits.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing evening. Waiter was pleasurable. Food was delicious. Expensive but worth it

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MR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter recommended that "medium" was more akin to "medium rare" and "medium well" was more akin to "medium" for their steaks. However, we ordered one rib eye medium well, and it was medium well. We ordered a filet "medium" and it was medium. Steaks tasted great, but we ordered the filet with the truffle butter thinking it would be melted over the steak (or at least partially). The butter was a solid cold block of butter on the steak that never did really soften or melt--unremarkable at $8 for the patty of butter. Taste of steaks was outstanding. Spinach was great. Nothing special about the baked potato. Service great. Expensive though---$265 for two people --only alcohol was a single glass of house wine.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An enjoyable meal. As a higher-end steak restaurant, it’s on par with its competitors. The prices are a bit high for the quality of the food. Service was attentive and well timed although the order was not deliver correctly (forgot this, undercooked that). The restaurant was not crowded and quiet on Friday night but there is ample seating for lots of people. I could imagine the place could be loud if even half full. There’s a bar which has several TVs. It was about half full. Parking is good and free.

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Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit and we were excited to try a new “date place” for our wedding anniversary. We arrived to a great hostess greeting but ultimately left pretty disappointed. The highlight of our evening was a hard working waiter Stu. He was knowledgeable and a solid pro. Unfortunately he was let down by perhaps the slowest upscale kitchen in northern VA. Our apps took nearly 25 minutes to arrive and it only got worse from there.

My wife had the pumpkin swordfish from the specials, and I likewise had the bone in filet, also a special. These dishes took every bit of 60 mins to arrive from time of order, (and 90 mins after arrival) and the beef arrived somewhat cool.

Stu the waiter apologized multiple times throughout the evening for slow food arrival, but clearly this was beyond his control. Worth mentioning there were plenty of open tables and for a weeknight the place seemed slow.

In terms of taste, the swordfish was tender with good flavor. Unfortunately my wife had pretty much lost her appetite and we took majority home. The filet was very average, and candidly at $79 one of the most over-priced cuts I have ever had. That is was late and barely warm really made it a major disappointment. Sides were solid, brussel sprouts and loaded potato, but for a $275 meal they should be.

Would have been nice to be offered a free drink for the extended wait, or even a visit from manager but it was us and Stu. While I would like to say we will try again, Coopers Hawk is half the price, and Morton’s and Mon Ami never seem to disappoint. Sorry DC Prime, had hoped you would be better.

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J
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Where do I begin? Second time to this restaurant. First time was decent. This time, not so much. Let's start out with the fact that nobody came to our table for nearly 15 minutes. My husband and I were ready to walk out. Finally, someone came up and indicated that they had just been informed that our table was assigned to him. The server was very apologetic (probably not his fault, but management's). In fact, what appeared to be a manager donned in his managerial dark suit surveying the room from the hostess stand looked in our direction numerous times, but apparently, he was not observant enough to see that we had our arms folded across our chests, a grimace on our faces, no water glasses filled, no drink in our hands, a table set for four with two people guest only staring down at the 3rd and 4th place setting, no bread at the table, no nothing. Frankly, clueless. He must have looked at us 6 times and did nothing. And like I said above, the server finally appeared. And I felt bad for him because he was probably unprepared to take on yet another table. He was pleasant at least. So let's talk about the meal itself. The shrimp cocktail was very good. And thank goodness it was, as my entree, the Ahi Tuna Steak was not. A) it was super cold, super fatty, and tasteless. B) the sauteed spinach was overwrought with garlic; a little goes a long way. My husband's steak was good; he had no issues there, but he too, was just so disappointed in the service in general. And for the whopping price of two appetizers, two entrees (we brought our own wine - $35 corkage fee), it was still 200 hundred dollars. That's substantial for sub-standard service and mediocre food. I often have said that I would rather have great service and mediocre food, then terrible service and great food. Dining out should be a pleasant experience and not meant to make you feel as though you are invisible or imposing. Will not give them a third try.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. We truly enjoyed the entire experience. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Our entire party of 5 were pleased with our food choices. Thank you

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent, and you get plenty of it. I ordered a salad and it was enough for 4 people! Our server, Stu, was perfect. But the prices! I won't go here often because it's just SO expensive. $39 for a single lobster tail, for example. The side dishes are big enough to share with 4+ people. I had a crab cake which was delicious and moderately priced. Someone else ordered scallops, and it came with a huge bowl of pasta, mushrooms and cream sauce (none of which was listed on the menu) - if I had ordered that dish, I would have sent it back because I don't do dairy. So, ask lots of questions! Drinks are also too expensive. It's a little noisy, but tolerable - we had to raise our voices for the older folks at the table to hear us over the restaurant noise. But it's definitely worth trying, just bring plenty of money with you!

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MP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak house. Professional staff. I always come back for more.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and food.

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E
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Better than the first time I went. This time the server was more attentive. Steak was good, as well as oysters and crab cake. Side accompaniments were too salty. Dessert was fine. People at the bar were a bit loud, and also they were allowed to smoke so beware of smoke smell.

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GB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made our second visit to DC Prime to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary. We were greeted at the table with complimentary champagne to toast and our visit stayed excellent from that point on. Food, steaks for us seafood and steak for our friends was superb. Even better was that they came through with a bordelaise sauce that I had called ahead several days earlier to request. Fantastic! Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive and very knowledgeable about menu selections. I absolutely recommend and we look forward to a return visit soon.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food and service is always amazing.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall, the experience that we've grown to expect from DC Prime - top shelf.

Our server, Stu, was absolutely fantastic! He was curteous, professional, knowledgeable and very attentive.

We could not have asked for better. Outstanding food and service!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic steak! I have been here twice and the steak (filet mignon and Waygu(sp?) respectively, fantastic eating!.. Calamari was less stellar than expected( too much breading-hides the squid taste in my ipinion)-- sides are tasty and shareable!... Server ( forgot her name)- she was my server both times-- very nice - attentive and personable!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Service was great. Cool and swanky decor. The place to go for steaks in Loudoun.

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GV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always steady. Everything I expect every time. Nice place

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic dinnerv with two friends we hadn't seen in months. Great food!

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JJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another delicious dinner with very good service ! We sat close to the kitchen and didn’t notice any smells or fumes from the ( cigar ) smoking area. Thank you DC Prime , we look forward to our next meal !

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, relaxed and unrushed experience. Great drink selections.

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K
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early & was seated immediately. The staff was courteous and provided excellent customer service. We had an enjoyable night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The experience was neither good nor bad. We found the service to be exceptional but the food was not spectacular for the cost. The steaks were cooked perfectly, but we were simply not a fan of the Pittsburgh style cooking. While this establishment is closer to home, I think we will continue to venture out to Arlington and Washington, DC for steaks going forward.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son’s 20th birthday- 7 of us total. A winning experience on every level.

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EB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is AMAZING! When my fiancé and I first went we had the BEST waiter not sure his name but he has a beard and let me tell you he knew his stuff! Ever since then( which was a week ago) we have been back twice and have another reservation this weekend. The food is great the service( from my favorite server) is amazing as well as the atmosphere. I would highly recommend this place! Oh wait not to mention the Waygu, totally to die for!!!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I ordered a $90 bottle of wine and the waiter substituted it with a $165 bottle of the same brand without telling me of the additional cost. After objecting to the inflated bill, he adjusted it but never offered an apology. I wrote to management and have not yet received a response

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Z
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Apps: Crab Cake and Lobster Bites - Both excellent
Meal: A5 Waygu Steak - excellent
Special - Drunken Waygu Ribeye - Average
Sides: Cream Corn and Scalloped Potatoes - Both excellent
Champagne: Yellow Label Veuve Clicquot

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