DC Prime Steakhouse

4.8
1113 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Please call the restaurant for reservations.

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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Love2eat
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Took the family for my son’s birthday. The service was great and the food was good but there was an issue with gnats flying around and into the breadbasket…a bit annoying and really spoiled the mood a bit. Overall the food was good as usual.

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to a couple of Steak Houses in the DC Metro area and always enjoyed ourselves. For our first time to DC Prime we were truly amazed. From the service to the ambience. We had the Mona Sea Bass and Bone in Ribeye. WOW, is the only word for it!!! Highly recommend people to check it out. Definitely will be coming back.

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RBarr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience. Food and service were phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved a table for my wife’s Birthday dinner and had an exceptional meal and experience similar to our experience in the past at DC Prime. The wait staff is fantastic and the meal was awesome! Our server, Dorey, and her team were very accommodating and provided some great recommendations. We are so glad we chose DC Prime for my wife’s birthday dinner as they helped to make it a special and memorable evening.

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StacyV
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The bar was live. Lamb chops were dynamite. The waiter Stu was awesome and very knowledgeable. Made experience worth the trip. The playlist was great. The decorations were nice. Very upscale. Loved every bit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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RichardH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks and seafood were excellent. Our server Shakira could not have been better. Chef Aaron is phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Wife and I rarely go out, but chose this place for a significant anniversary date after much other consideration. Initially got sat in a very busy thoroughfare in which I was bumped by every passerby, seriously, there like 8 inches of space. They did eventually accommodate a move to another table eventually, but kind of seemed annoyed about it. I've been eyeing this place since it opened a while ago, while the food was pretty good, the service was blah, not very attentive, and needs to match the prices you pay for a place like this.

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ResaK
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

DC Prime is always a good night out, not an inexpensive experience but was worth the quality time with family.

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JeannieP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love DC Prime! The service is excellent and we have never had a bad dish! The staff is top notch and very attentive.

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JohnR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Service less than enthusiastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately, the dining area was roomy & very comfortable. The wait staff was excellent & the food was exceptional. We had a wonderful birthday celebration for my son!

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Letloverule
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience. Our server was knowledgeable and his recommendations were spot on. The food was cooked perfectly. This was one of our best meals together.

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vipReynoldsan
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have had quite a journey with DC prime. From the time it first opened and was the only premium steakhouse in the area, through the buildout of One Loudoun and subsequent competition and finally through the Pandemic. We’ve appreciated the agility of this restaurant to weather the storms and still produce an excellent product. I can’t ever recall any meal that wasn’t prepared exactly as ordered. Even the drinks are top notch and great wine selection. Service is excellent and it’s always good to meet with the GM as well as the owner who make sure every one feels welcomed. Thanks for making great experiences through the years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

If you’re looking for the worst service of your life, then this is your place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic time here at DC Prime. Had the full course of lobster bites to start their bone-in filet special au gratin potatoes and they're bourbon balls to close it out. My guest also really enjoyed her first experience. Thank you to the GM Glenn who stopped by the table and the rest of their staff for everything they do. Glad we have a place like this outside of DC.

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vipMattB
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DC Prime is the best steak place in the NoVa area. Rick and team make your feel incredibly comfortable and the food/service is top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant for locals, vacationer’s and business meetings. Great every time!

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viprevlousch
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A first-class dining experience from beginning to end, greatly enhanced by our server, Stew. Potent cocktails, hearty portions beautiful presented, and a tomahawk steak that is so tender and flavorful it melts in your mouth. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner to celebrate my husband’s 70th birthday. As usual, the food, drinks, and ambiance were all awesome. But, the most amazing thing about the entire evening was our server, Amy!! We will be requesting her every time we go from now on!! Thank you Amy for making the evening enjoyable and memorable ❤️

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FrankE
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, friendly personnel and great service! I strongly recommend DC Prime!

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Artie
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We order steak fillets with side of mushrooms and potatoes au gratin along with a salad and oysters Rockefeller. All were excellent with ample portions on the sides and starters. Service was excellent, servers were attentive but allowed us to enjoy the meal at our own pace. Nice atmosphere overall, relaxed and comfortable. Surprised that there were no table cloths. I am used to white table cloths for upscale dining, especially top end steak houses.

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very special occasion to celebrate my BFF's 50th Birthday and everything was top notch. Our server, James, was outstanding and very kind and also very attentive. The food is exquisite and it all came out perfectly. My BFF got the lobster bisque and a bone-in ribeye and I got a wedge salad and the 75 hour braised short ribs with green beans. We also added a side of asparagus. Once done, my BFF received his birthday dessert and we both received a glass of Dom Perignon on the house to toast. Excellent experience from start to finish!

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ChrisB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. It’s a little noisy given the way the restaurant is laid out but all and it was a pleasant experience. It’s definitely over priced so not a place I would go to on a regular basis but great for a special occasion. We were there on our 42nd anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food

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Anonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I'm biased because I have never eaten at this restaurant, but i have eaten dozens of times at Clyde's in Ashburn and their steaks are actually better in my personal opinion. The prices are also better. 4 people at Clyde's having 2 drinks each with appetizers and main courses will run you about $200 with tip. But our bill at DC Prime for 3 people, one not drinking, was $350 and we did not think it was anything spectacular to have us go back a 2nd time at that price! Service was excellent, but again the quality of food is really what serves up repeat customers.

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vipFerSuarez
Atlanta
82 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service by Isabela, really good! Food was good but I think it could be better. I wish that as an upscale restaurant all tables could have table cloth.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall the experience was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate our anniversary and the food and service was amazing! We got the oysters and beef capriccio for appetizers - highly recommend. We opted for ribeye steak and a side of Mac and cheese (one of the best Mac and cheese I’ve had). The side of lobster tail was on the dry side, but other than that everything was amazing. Haven’t had customer service like this in a long time! The service was impeccable. We are huge Morton’s fans - but we have definitely become DC Prime fans after our experience :) can’t wait to go back !!!

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MikeT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff. So much food but we managed. The desserts were awesome as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal!

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RickM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious (as usual). Service was great.

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vipGinnyC
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Orlando, our waiter, was fabulous!!!!! The food was really good….all steaks cooked perfect, but only warm. Sides were hot and yummy!!

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MiriamJ
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter André was amazing, very knowledgeable. His recommendations were all great!

We will definitely be back

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LeonaR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I wanted to love everything about this experience because I have heard great things. But the lack of customer service is what stops me from giving this place a full 5 stars.

From being seated to paying/leaving it took 2hrs 15mins. A good chunk of time was just getting our drinks ordered as well as our food ordered.

Our waiter was not very personable though we did notice that he spent a lot of time on the table next to us explaining dishes but when asked about things on the menu he simply pointed to our menu saying that's what is in it. So he can be personable he just wasn't with us.

Food was perfect. Everything we ordered was perfect and tasted great.

I was hoping this place would be a place where we could continue to come and have a great experiences. But we will not be back since I'm sure there are other places who offer great customer service as well as excellent food.

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FredM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food - Wife is still talking bout Sea Bass - great service - last night before changes due to virus

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The waitserver upon greeting us sneezed into his hand , GREAT. THE sides were sub par . We will not be back !

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vipcoffeenut7
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great restaurant especially for a special occasion. Such a fresh ingredients and high-quality needs. Great customer service. Highly recommend

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JerryP
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve ever had. I highly recommend DC Prime for any and all steak lovers.

DJ
vipDowntownJon
Richmond
84 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. The steaks just keep us coming back. Pittsburgh crust, rare interior. Not many restaurants can match it. A jewel for Northern Virginia.

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dantheman
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good but way over priced

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DC Prime Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 1113 OpenTable diners.

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