The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

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Steakhouse
The Prime Rib is an American steakhouse reminiscent of a 1940's Supper Club. Business Casual dress code enforced- shorts are not permitted. Complimentary valet parking and live music every night.

Special Events: Select Half-Priced Wine List every Sunday. The Prime Rib gift card is available in any denomination. Order online at www.theprimerib.com
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d
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful evening. Pre theater, great service, delightful food. A step back to graciousness

s
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

One of the fish meals was lukewarm at best. It returned 20 minutes later and had been placed under the broiler, now being dried out and overcooked. Sent back once again for a new piece. By the time it was received the other 3 people at the table were beyond finished with their meals. Expected the Prime Rib kitchen to know better

A
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

The restaurant is showing its age. The chopped sirloin, house salad, bread and sundae were very good with a cocktail and wine list that is on par with other fine restaurants in the city. The crab imperial was awful, no lump crab or creamy sauce and just warm in the middle. The baked potato may have been better if someone hadn’t unscrew the top of the pepper that spilled into it, I didn’t have the time to wait for another. The asparagus was too big to be tender no matter if steamed or grilled. One bread pudding had a piece of moldy bread. But the service was impeccable, from valet to bus person. I’ll go back, and when I do, I’ll stick with steak!

OT
Baltimore
276 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner with Bobby as our waiter. Everything was perfect drinks, skins and of course the prime rib. After all these years it’s still the best place for an evening out!

l
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my mom’s 80th birthday. She loves rare prime rib and said yours was the best. Thanks for the wonderful food and service!!!

F
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have noticed that over the past year that the split cut of prime rib is no longer tasty with the brown, fatty edge that we so enjoyed over the years. What are you serving in place of the original prime rib cut...it is not as tender and is now rather tasteless without that dark, fatty edge that we love. Need to know if you still have that original cut of prime rib...don't like what you are serving now. The prime rib is the only reason we come to the Prime Rib restaurant. Would like hearing an explanation, please and thanks!

RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like from another era. Classic old school steakhouse with lots of charm. Excellent food and service. Would absolutely go back.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is great. Prime Rib is incredible. We always get Aaron to be our waiter. He does a wonderful job. Been there 50 years. ! Highly Recommend this Baltimore landmark

UW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. A Baltimore gem. Perfect for special occasions.

JT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to have a relaxing & elegant dining experience !!

H
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful experience. Great server and delicious meal.

P
Washington DC
213 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prime Rib in DC was our favorite restaurant during the 90s. After moving to Howard County we shifted to the Baltimore outpost. We've been there many times since. It's still our favorite in Baltimore. The Prime Rib is one of those places you save for special occasions. You feel it instantly as you approach the entrance as the lobby outside has "Welcome to The Prime Rib" on the back wall and floor rug. Nice touch. Inside, the bar is very crowded (several people deep all around) while a three-piece jazz ensemble plays throughout the evening. The tables are situated close together, but it's not bothersome; you feel like you're a part of everyone's party. White tablecloths, comfortable leather chairs, dimly lit room, loud laughter. The menu has what you'd expect from a classic steakhouse and the wine list is solid. This evening my wife and I were treating my mom for her 80th birthday and we surprised her first with a limo ride down (and back), and then with the restaurant destination. (She and my dad turned us on to the DC Prime Rib back in the 80s. She'd never been to the Baltimore location.) We had a lot of fun! Service was great, as always. So the food... my wife and mom shared Oysters Chesapeake to start and I had the lump crab cocktail. All good. We each had a glass of Prosecco with the apps. We then had the house salads. This is a Prime Rib classic that we usually get. I thought the dressing was a little underseasoned. For the main course my wife and I each had the Prime Filet Mignon with Bearnaise and horseradish sauce on the side. The steaks were cooked perfectly. My mom got the 28 oz bone-in ribeye. It looked amazing and she loved half on Saturday night, took the rest home for Sunday night. We shared creamed spinach (good) and the classic Greenberg potato skins (with sour cream on the side), which we thought were not as good as in the past. Great bottle of wine! We took a few desserts home. It's very expensive, but worth it for those special occasions.

NH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Went to celebrate my husband’s birthday, which I mentioned when I made the reservation. It was not even acknowledged by our waiter - I did see others. However, the food was delicious! Tables way too close together.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Extremely Overpriced very adequate meal, service and meal were highly disappointing for the exorbitant price we paid. Will never go back-Birthday dinner for my son was ruined by this experience.

MO
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Step into the past when restaurants were restaurants. Piano playing in the bar. Quiet and professional, not all the noise like the more well know steak restaurants like M... S... and R..C.. Nathan, our waiter, was great!! Our 28 oz bone in Ribeye Steak was awesome! The Chilean Sea Bass was huge and cooked to perfection!! The Pecan pie was to die for!! Don't miss this restaurant! $$$$

MS
Baltimore
72 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prime Rib never disappoints. Everything was perfect. Our server, Nathan was outstanding.

TM
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but, if you love great steakhouses, worth it. I always get the veal chop, and I am never disappointed. Great wine list, attentive service, a jazz pianist--what more could you want? It's a Baltimore classic.

SN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Overpriced for the quality. Tables jamed too close together. Not worth the money which is considerable.

A
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Dinner was delicious - but service was very slow. Sat with dirty dishes in front of us for quite a long time before table was cleared.

DB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A true classic! And original! A steakhouse before they all became one more corporate chain. Long may she reign

T
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a classic place in Baltimore. One of those restaurants that makes the entire city a better place. Great food and great service !!!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our very favorite special occasion restaurant! Service is impeccable. Music is perfect. Food is even better!

GS
Baltimore
210 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply superb!

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RM
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, our dinner at the Prime Rib in Baltimore was fantastic. Glad our son still lives in Baltimore so we can come up from Naples Fl and take him to dinner.

J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AlwAys wonderful! We’ve been coming here for over 50 years. Baltimore is the original and the best.

t
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at the Prime Rib to celebrate our 48th anniversary. Everything was perfect. Love the food and the piano player. Our waiter, Robert, was very excellent.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!!!!

f
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

After dining at the Prime Rib for a number of years, this was the first time we were really disappointed.
My "jumbo lump" crab cakes were NOT true MD crab cakes. They had virtually no flavor, were covered with
a soft bread crumb like coating, and were more mushy than jumbo lump. I actually wasn't as concerned with the lumps as I was with the lack of taste and almost glutinous quality. As it so happened the woman at the next table ordered them too, and when I saw her make a face after trying a couple bites of the crab, I asked her what she thought. She did not like hers either. Her first comment was, "This is not a good crab cake". I definitely agreed. I'm very sorry to have to write this, but I think you should know.

E
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prime Rib never lets you down !!

Always wonderful for Special Occasions !!

JH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere

CL
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place for our anniversary. I love the dress code.

V
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. Love it every time!

OT
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute you enter the restaurant you are greeted by a maitre d’ who calls you by name and asks if you would like to have a drink, if waiting for others, or if you prefer going directly to your table. You know immediately that you are in good hands. This gracious reception sets the tone for the evening. These guys are tops at Prime Rib.
Then, table service commences with water and bread delivered by well trained, polite staff.
And, next, what you have waited for a drink, concocted by some especially talented bartenders. You are getting closer and closer to dinner but never rushed. When you are ready, your server is ready with answers if needed, but respectful if you know what
you want. Specials are often too tempting to resist and add to your preconceived choices. Never feel that once your order is placed that you are forgotten. Your server is a pro and keeps tabs on you without being intrusive.
The Prime Rib’s fare has been fabulously consistent for years and years, actually, from the beginning. Neither I nor anyone I know has every left the Rib with an unfavorable comment. In the food industry this is pretty unique.
Don’t change your kitchen or your staff. You have the very best.
Be proud of what you created and keep doing what you are doing so extraordinarily well.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. My fiancé and I are from Baltimore but literally travel all over the United States just try different restaurants. Ruth Chris WAS my favorite steakhouse by far. No more. Prime Rib is where I will be at for now on. Steak was amazing. Crab cakes were perfect, and the cream of spinach. 10/10

n
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very disappointing.

N
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We knew what to expect for a special dining experience and we got it!

RR
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, The Prime Rib never disappoints. I had my 59th Birthday Dinner here. The food was wonderful and our server (Tommy) was the best as usual. Thank you.

P
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been eating at the Rib for at least 30 maybe 40 years, never had a bad meal and always great service. Terrific beef and wine service, outstanding bar service and cool jazz.