The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

4.8
4253 Reviews
$50 and over
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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vipgwynneg
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected The Prime Rib to rendezvous with a remote colleague for her last day of work since it was near Washington, DC and not too far from NJ. When we stepped into the room, it is reminiscent of what elegant, fine dining in a traditional steakhouse use to be. Our server, Robert, was amazingly attentive, friendly and fun. Excellent classic cocktails and wine list. The prime bone-in ribeye, perfectly prepared medium rare, melted in your mouth. We added a crabcake for a surf and turf experience. My colleague ordered the prime rib signature cut which she enjoyed very much. Dessert, especially the key lime pie, was so satisfying. This is the original, family-owned location founded in 1965. Treat yourself!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary at The Prime Rib and it was everything! They nailed it from the time we arrived until we left! Bravo!!

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sridhar3
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as usual. Bob took care of us, and was incredibly polite and attentive. He went above and beyond to provide the best hospitality possible. Pianist was excellent, and played Art Blakey's "Moanin'", among other tunes. Lump crab cake, bone-in ribeye, mashed potatoes and Basque cheesecake were all impeccable. Not my first trip here, and it certainly will not be the last.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was phenomenal!!!

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vipMitchS
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can you bring back the previous mushrooms? Dinner was great as usual and I’ll be back again. And again. My hope is that they don’t forget what has made them an institution and start changing menu items and reworking existing ones as they did the mushrooms. The Prime Rib is a gem.

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Tink
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The ambiance is lacking. I understand it’s the Original Prime Rib and is popular for its 1940’s flair. But my service dinner plates made my dinner unpleasing to the eye. The plates are faded and awful. The carpet has a very dusty damp smell. I felt like I was about to attend my funeral. If this is old school glamour they missed the mark.
I’ll try the newer Prime Rib at the
Casino. I have to do a redo of Celebrating my Birthday.

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PamG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic food in a classic setting. Meat cooked perfectly. Great cocktails and wine options.

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vipDonaldT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, especially Mark are exceptional you always feel like family

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ThermanM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was amazing. Will return.

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Gaddo
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic Baltimore spot.

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vipsuzi
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. The server Bradley gave us the most attentive service. Every detail was addressed. A wonderful meal.

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SusanT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib never disappoints. They have remained true to their original mission statement of providing an excellent meal, outstanding and comfortable service in a great atmosphere. They had great live music that served as background but did not interfere with conversation. Perfect night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was amazing! Thank you Bradley!!

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DavidP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, very quiet setting and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Solid, but not outstanding

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GlennS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Good portions
Great service
Always enjoy the live piano playing

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GinaW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Disappointed in the signature cut prime rib. Bradly, our server happily substituted lamb chops! Clams casino, wedge salad, signature and filet mignon were delicious. Grilled asparagus were not fresh and dried out on the ends. Somewhat disappointed. I realize it is difficult to enforce a dress code, but having a meal at a 5 star restaurant while trying to avoid looking at overexposed breasts, derriere cheeks and ripples of back fat on scantily clad women with electric blue and hot pink wigs is not my idea a fine dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience. Our waiter Bob was a professional, and the steaks we ordered were top notch. Very reasonably priced as well considering the elite quality.

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MichaelF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Baltimore but it has gotten too expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely - awesome service, delicious dinner! Miss going to this very fabulous restaurant!!!
Very chilly in the room - air conditioning blowing cold. Remember to bring a wrap to ge warm!

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vipKarenR
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch at The Prime Rib.

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vipCWEfoodie
St. Louis
41 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening! Expertly made cocktails at the bar with great live music, and a fabulous Dinner with all of our favorites! Potato skins and the namesake Prime Rib with fresh horseradish! This restaurant will exceed your expectations!!!

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BreyonnaB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They say everything is good and everything was good

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viplove2eatout
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Elegant dining.

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vipRichardW
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and the people were great. My wife's rare prime rib was very cold, but in all everything was great. The chocolate ice cream that was from a local shop was great. They have the best asparagus of any restaurant I have been to. Simple but delicious.
Cannot wait to go back. We visit when in Baltimore.

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DamonS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and atmosphere were great. The live music while you enjoy your food made the night.

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JayF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.
Our waiter Nathan was friendly attentive and very knowledgeable.
Food and service was excellent and was enjoyed by both my wife and myself

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FoodieKing
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very disappointed with the dining experience. Food was not appealing or savory as described and given the high cost ($$$$). Served farm-raised flavorless and fatty salmon. The prime rib was over cooked, appeared to have been boiled, and was unseasoned. The Caesar salad consisted of chopped romaine lettuce drenched in a creamy dressing (without the anchovies) tossed with tiny pieces of crumbled croutons. The “famous” fried potato skins were fried extremely hard and unappetizing. The restaurant reeked of a stale, stuffy, and offensive odor. This restaurant is not what it use to be; not recommended. Will not eat here, again.

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vipcheerios
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Outstanding!

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PaxtonQuigley
Milwaukee
37 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Sensational, old-school ambiance with live piano and impeccable service. Filet was seared to perfection and the pours were generous. Go.

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jenr
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enjoyed our overall experience. But there were some detractors. At a restaurant of this caliber and this price point service needs to be top level and attentive. Multiple times our party of two had empty cocktails and water glasses, we were never offered a bread basket, timing of courses was sporadic. Salads arrived half way through apps, we were neglected between salad and entrees and there was a long delay for dessert. Dessert that was taken to a different table first. Service didn’t match expectations. Thankfully other servers noticed some hiccups and filled in for our waiter at times.

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LeonB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great time!

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vipPghkid
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The PrimeRib is always outstanding

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ChrisP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib continues to be one of the best-loved restaurants in Baltimore. While you might go for the signature dish (prepared and plated beautifully), please do not pass up what I believe to be some of the best crab cakes in the city. Light on the outside, buttery and tasty on the inside, these cakes look like they are held together by air. The sides are generously portioned (reccomend the creamed spinach), and the cocktails are what you would expect from a restaurant of this style. The service is impeccable (thanks Chris!), and the ambience with the piano is perfect for a dressy special occasion or a business dinner.

They also have a bar menu with some different items than the main dinner menu (which you can also order from), so if you are looking for a quick meal and a quality drink while visiting with friends, it is worth checking out.

The Prime Rib is exactly what an old-line steakhouse is supposed to be, and it remains a Charm City treasure.

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Zach
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

No where on your website does it say anything about the dress code. Not on the main page, not on the about us tab, and not anywhere on the Baltimore tab either.

Showed up for a reservation, was informed we could only sit at the bar because I was wearing shorts. I was also wearing nice loafer shoes and a long sleeve buttoned down collared shirt (It was on a Sunday, multiple tables were not being used) but chose to wear shorts because it's 90 degrees outside.

I specifically looked on the website for a "dress code" section and nothing. I understand the dress code and am not against it, but it 100% should be somewhere on the website. Looking back now the only place it says anything is a note on the third party reservation website.

It also should be noted that during my time at the restaurant I saw a man wearing crocks for shoes and an untucked 3 button polo with a beer belly the size of a beach ball. Also sitting at the bar was another gentleman wearing just a polo (couldn't see his pants or shoes) but the point I'm making is me and my date looked WAY better than multiple other guests but were denied a table (on a not busy night) because I was wearing shorts.

I even looked at a few Google reviews to try and see any comments about the dress code but didn't see anything.

I'm extremely sorry that I showed up in shorts (also super embarrassed in front of my date). And I'm extremely grateful we were still allowed to dine at the bar, but a dress code tab should be SOMEWHERE on the website, not a little "note from the restaurant" on the third party reservation site.

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vipRichardC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Samuel, did a great job! As always, we had a wonderful dining experience at The Prime Rib.

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joshuaf
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience all-around. The steaks were sublime and the music and ambience were very special as well.

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vipLibby
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect dining experience. The staff was friendly,competent and efficient.
The live music was a special bonus. We will return.

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vipAuntMeem
Baltimore
119 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This steak house is really an old world type of restaurant. Dark, luxurious, piano playing in the background and an extensive very expensive wine list. I had the broiled veal chop which was very tender and served with a a jus. My husband had the prime rib roast excellent. The sides were not as good as the entree but the potato skin appetizer, escargot and clams casino were exceptional. I will definitely go back.

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DenaeJ
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rack of lamb was really good. The service was great. We went on Fathers Day and had the best time.

FAQs

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 539-1804.

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) is rated 4.8 stars by 4253 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.