DC Prime Steakhouse

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Steakhouse
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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FM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

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

c
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 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

JP
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

d
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was good but way over priced

WT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food. The wagyu steak was excellent. Service was very good. Will be back to dine here again soon.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had oysters on the half shell, pork belly, and calamari as appetizers, they were all outstanding! Tomahawk Ribeye for the main was amazing! Sides were good but nothing memorable. Drinks were well poured and enjoyable. Service was excellent and personable. We will definitely return.

EM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress Shakira was incredible and super personable!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had no idea this place existed but ate so happy we discovered DC Prime Steakhouse. The steaks were delicious and cooked perfectly. The sides were big enough for 6 people to share and the deserts were delicious and very large. We will definitely be going back here.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

VERY good experience! Food taste excellent and would definitely rank among the best steak house I have been to! Service is the cherry on top to very thing else!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was son’s birthday.

DL
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saturday night I took my husband out for date night to a great restaurant in Ashburn, VA, name DC Prime Steakhouse. We had the best time at dinner. The food was "A+. Everything from service to the eating was outstanding to me and my husband. The Redskins sent me an email about the restaurant. That is the best touchdown that Redskins scored for me. I will go back to the restaurant again. Their felt bad that we take our silver and put it into hot water. I always do that in any restaurant I go too. Nothing personal to the restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waitress. Food quality was solid. Good vibe.

B
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal at DC Prime. The food and service were both terrific. We had shrimp cocktail, casaer salad, steak, asparagus and chocolate cake. John was our server. He is warm, personable and very professional. We can't wait to return to DC Prime.

DH
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! The mains are always perfection. Feel like the sides are just meh and don't live up to the main course. But the cheescake made up for any lackluster potato side! Yum!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I've eaten here many times and it's always a great experience. Great food, big portions, and great ambience.

JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The service is top notch. We felt like VIPs the entire time and they made my little birthday boy feel like a king. Everything was presented beautifully and the steaks were perfect. The server gave us a great explanation of the cooking process and he was clearly the best at what he does. When my husband asked for a Pinot, the server knew exactly what brand to bring (it was absolutely delicious). The ambiance is nice and sceney but not over the top. Seems like it should be located in an urban spot, rather than off a suburban highway. It’s what you’d expect from any steak house, as far as the menu and decor, but the food was absolutely on the mark and the server made the experience extra special! I will definitely go back.

BL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It truly is an experience! The steak was very good. The sides were to die for. Even the bread was amazing. I ordered a dc prime classic martini, which was incredible. Great experience, have already recommended.

JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was exceptionally good and the price was appropriate for what we expected. The service was somewhat slow, but I suspect the reasoning was that we were there the Sunday after Valentine's Day, celebrating a late holiday (as were many others). We will be back again.

A
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a special occasion place (my birthday), but worth it. I now understand what they mean when they call a steak "buttery". Food was spectacular, service was good, and ambiance was "steakhouse chic"

KH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Comfortable atmosphere with great service. The food was prepared exactly how it was requested. We plan to return in the future.

BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was great from the moment we walked in . We were greeted quickly and sat immediately with our reservation. Our server was very attentive and assured we always had what we needed, and the steaks were cooked perfectly. I would recommend this for others looking for a little higher end dinner. Bonus it is a mile from home.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We waited an hour and a half from ordering for a mediocre steak and a cold baked potato. The mac and cheese was good, and my husband loved the crab cake he added on. Overall it wasn’t worth the money. Had such high hopes and maybe it was an off night.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We have eaten here before and had had a great experience. My husband called it his new favorite place. As his birthday is near Valentines Day, I booked well in advance and was excited to take him back. As Valentine’s Day was a Friday, that was the night we went. We were expecting a crowd, as the last time it had been very crowded, but it wasn’t too bad. I must say though we left very disappointed. This was the first time the food was not up to expectations. My husband is a steak guy, loves to grill, and likes his steak medium rare. His steak was rare. Now we are not the type of people who say medium rare and then complain when the meat is pink. But this was very rare and had to be returned. The oysters Rockefeller had been fantastic last time and were barely edible.

SR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Valentine’s Day date

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

For a Valentine’s day dinner, the seating was way to close to two other couples, when there was plenty of other free tables. It made for awkward conversation with my wife and the other couples felt the same. We were crammed into the glass patio, which was about 15 degrees colder than the restaurant, so the overall comfort was not great. I don’t believe we will go back.

GB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food served with a high degree of personal service. A perfect choice for special occasions and impressing guests. It's always tempting to go with a perfectly cooked steak, but don't ignore the daily specials! They are always wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was outstanding, apps were very good, steaks were disappointing. 16oz ribeye was ordered medium and came without any red in center, overcooked. KC bone-in strip was ordered rare, Oscar Style. Steak was good but there was a “fish” taste to the crab meat. We did order the jumbo lump crab appetizer and that was excellent. The apps and sides were 5-star, the 3-star on the food was based on main course. Had they been $20 steaks, no issues, but when you are at a “high end” steak house ($310 not including tip for party of 2) you expect to walk out feeling good about the money spent. The 1-star on value was based on the food experience not the amount of the bill.

LA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ANNIVERSARY DINNER

P
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Overpriced for average food.

SM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice experience but over priced. ...................."...........................

JA
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent overall experience as usual. Steak was perfect.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Everything was good...not great. For the price, I expected much more flavor and satisfaction than we got. I believe this restaurant is highly overrated and overpriced.

LC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, device is amazing! Food is delicious!

DB
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, great food, strong cocktails!!!

PA
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service nothing like it in the area.

ST
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Ambience is nice. Very high price.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always great. Our server Heath was knowledgeable and professional. Glen is the face of the place, best personality and he is a wonderful asset to the establishment.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food. The best steak I've tried in my 25 years on this planet

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