DC Prime Steakhouse

4.5
841 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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OT
1 review
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
1 review
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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OT
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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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top rated in my opinion. We celebrating a special occasion and we arrived there, we were treated 1st class!!!

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Noms beyond belief! Nick was an excellent server!

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EM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Our reservation was for 815 and we weren’t seated until 840. Our salad came out after our entrees. My tuna had muscle and fat prohibiting being cut in places. Pretty disappointing.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner with family. Rick was our waiter and delivered excellent service. Everyone very much enjoyed their dinner selection. We will definitely be back.

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l
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a nice business dinner on a Tuesday evening. The food was amazing and the wine selection was great. While the noise level was noticeable, we had no problem talking business at our booth. Our waiter was just the "right amount" of attentive and offered great suggestions. I would definitely go back!

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SN
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ask for Brittany, best server hands down!!
At the bar ask for Chelsea, then say Scott said to ask: “for your favorite Bourbon!!” She’s an expert!!

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MB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to a number of good steak houses around the country, including DC Prime, before. However, the Drunken Wagyu special this past week was out of this world phenomenal. When i finished, i had to use every bit of self restraint not to lick the plate. That being said, it is by no means abnormal to have a great meal at DC Prime. Every meal here is quite delicious and the staff is personable and friendly allowing you and your party the perfect dining experience.

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JJ
9 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We’ve been to DC Prime several times and the food and service have always been very good. The only “negative” comment I have is the cigar smoke ( cigar odor ) from their enclosed Cigar /Smoking area drifts into the ( dining) seating area and the Bar area. We will continue to dine at DC Prime but will request to sit closer to the kitchen area to be farthest away from their “ Cigar /Smoking area.”

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MF
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Food was average. NY strip is not worth the money. Average steakhouse at best, barbecue shrimp appetizer was very good. Our waitress fell short on forgetting salads. It was a birthday celebration and they brought out a happy anniversary cake. I was too embarrassed to acknowledge the fact that she messed up the celebration. Please pay attention to details. It’s really telling when your waitress really doesn’t care about the customers experience. Unacceptable for the price points.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were great!! My husband and I shared the bone in ribeye steak and it was delicious!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good, but not worth the price. Add-ons were not specified, but added to the bill regardless.
Aside from that the atmosphere was pretty nice for most tables, ours was facing the kitchen but most other tables would be fine. The drinks were pretty good too, but also crazy expensive.

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SA
19 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

I would recommend this restaurant for the food only. I had a reservation but we still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. The hostess staff was no help and dry. Other staff greeted us better then the hostesses. Our waiter must have been new. He didn't know the menu at all and misquoted item for the appetizers. We had to get clarification on the food we wanted, then he changed our order. After a while we notice that other people seated long after us got their food before us. He passed our table several times and said nothing. We could see him in the kitchen area joking around with other staff. But the food was delicious. I highly recommend the lamb chops and steak. THE ONLY HIGHLIGHT OF THE EXPERIENCE.

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LA
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We go here frequently and enjoy the atmosphere and food. Tonight was different. Even with a reservation, we were put in a tiny room that resembled the inside of a shoe box with only 3 tables (2 to a table). It was so quite we were all whispering because of the close accommodation with no space for privacy and no background noise of a restuarant. Just dead silent and awkwardness between strangers. For that price, this was a last minute unacceptable accommodation. Without any additional complaints, we were offered free drinks and apps which tells me they knew this was not ok. We should have left but it was late and we were looking forward to having a good dinner form one of our favorite restaurants. Most annoying, there was a booth in the main dining area that was "reserved" that stayed empty while we were there. The food was good but that is only part of dining out. Ambiance is the other and I dont care to eat inside of a shoebox. I will think twice before going again. This is not the only high end steakhouse in loudoun.

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r
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed DC Prime for the first time with some friends and we were not disappointed one bit. We normally frequent Ruth’s Chris, so we worried how our food would compare. The options were plentiful, and the steak was good. I say ‘good’ because Im not entirely a fan of the charcoaled top, but everything else was delicious! I did feel they were slightly overpriced, compared to other fine dining establishments we frequent, however the service was wonderful, and we would absolutely entertain the idea of eating here again!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We love DC Prime though not for Valentine's weekend dinner. It was so crowded that the dishes didn't have the attention that they deserved, and one of the specials ran out after we ordered it. I made our reservations over a month in advance and was surprised to see on the morning of our reservation that ALL of the time slots were available for reservations that evening when many restaurants in town were fully booked. When we arrived the restaurant was loud and packed! The reservations and walk ins should have been limited to maintain the highest level of service, food quality and ambiance especially for the price point! There was way too much hustle and bustle and noise. We will dine here again, just not on or near a popular holiday. Usually everything is amazing!

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18 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful. My wife took me to dinner for my birthday and we both agree it might have been my best birthday ever. The food and service were spectacular. It was noisy and crowded, but that only added to the experience. My NY strip was cooked perfectly; Nancy loved the salmon, and the vegetables were perfect. We came home with the biggest piece of pecan pie I have ever seen.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is our go to always solid. Thank you for not loosing what makes you great!!!

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KW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service is always fantastic. Had John this time and he was great. Have had Heath in the past and he was great as well.

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RL
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably some of the best food we've ever had. I had the special filet trio with 2 Wagyu filets and a standard filet. Wife had the main menu filet trio. All meat was cooked perfectly the potatoes au gratin were delicious. Overall cost was a little on the pricey side for my taste but it was a great experience. We will definitely keep it on our list as a special occasion place to eat.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steakhouse! Will definitely be coming again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing to say the least

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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B
20 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated Valentine’s Day early to beat the crowds
The food did not disappoint! I ordered the Cobb (or chopped) salad and my husband the Cesar salad— both were good although I wish my salad had a crunch factor to it.
For dinner we got the bone in ribeye and the scallop pasta. The pasta was delicious with really well cooked fresh mushrooms and huge perfectly seared scallops. Steak was cooked well as well.
Finished with the chocolate cake dessert with creamy ice cream
Great job! Will be back soon!

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GB
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed an excellent porterhouse steak (shared) with sides of asparagus and mashed potatoes. All sides are generous enough to share with at least one other person. Our service was as good as it gets. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being intrusive...a welcome combination! We are looking to return soon for our anniversary. Highly recommend!

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LY
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Place was Amazing and the food was on point!! I will be returning here very soon!!!

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TM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Loud...food was just ok....service....inadequate....would NOT recommend

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SF
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Waited for 20 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. Filet was over cooked and had to send it back, needless to say, we didn’t eat together. Dessert was awesome and the service was fine. Noisy atmosphere as there are too many tables packed into the dining room. Owner was nice and comp’d the filet, but it’s doubtful we’ll be back anytime soon.

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VK
30 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Another great meal. Their ribeye filet is fabulous. Wedge salad was over dressed, so ask for dressing on side or chose another option!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food was exceptional. Great atmosphere. Will be returning.

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m
18 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Started with Oyster Rockefeller and finished with Senator's Pie. In between we had Caesar salad, NY strip and a filet, and side of Brussels sprouts. Food and service was great! Only complaint is their wines by the glass very limited and nothing outstanding. Suggest adding a few more options on the high end red side.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service but a bit over priced. Dinner for 2 with wine but without dessert was over $200. There are a couple of very nice booths and corner tables but most of the tables are either lined up against a wall or scattered in the middle of the floor. And, the noise level was a bit high even though the restaurant was less than half full. Reduce the noise level and bring down the prices a little and this place would be excellent.

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