DC Prime Steakhouse

4.5
821 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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JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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LA
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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A
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steakhouse! Will definitely be coming again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing to say the least

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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B
19 reviews
Dined on 14 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 10 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 10 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 10 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
29 reviews
Dined on 10 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
16 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 7 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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s
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

My wife and I thought the steaks were bland and not a fan of char-broiled. Over-priced and waiter was un-prepared with specials just reading off the menu.

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

Average at best in comparison to other high end steak restaurants.

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SA
10 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food amazing! Wait staff was amazing! The hostesses at the front door were miserable, rude and candidly should be let go. Not a kind word, appeared inconvenienced to seat us despite an early evening reservation, generally were apathetic and did their restaurant a horrible disservice.

Such a shame that two people with such a less than challenging responsibility have the ability to undo all the hard work of the wait and kitchen staff.

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i
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Have been many times. This visit the cigar smoke from the patio had inundated the main dining room. So much so that 12 yr old commented on the smell and clothes actually smelled of cigar smoke after returning home. Need to get a handle on this. Overall still one of our go to places but there are people who we might take here who would react very negatively to the smell of cigar smoke while eating.

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VT
34 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great date night! The server was quick to replace a bottle of wine that wasn’t good and gave excellent service. He did order me the wrong steak (Strip instead of Ribeye) and wasn’t able to correct it but I actually enjoyed the Strip so it worked out ok. Great sides and good cocktails too.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit, we were celebrating a birthday and when the host came with a card, we were both very impressed. We didn’t want to order right away we wanted to enjoy a cocktail or two, the waiter did not hover and let us enjoy our evening

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BW
15 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were very good although our party of two fell a little behind a party of 10 in priority. We were seated near the bar, so the noise level was a little high. That said, we will keep coming back for the food and take our chances with the ambience!

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KH
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

A steak house with this reputation should have more ambiance and a higher class of service. Food presentation from the wait staff was very casual and lacked a certain refinement. Overall the experience was more on par with a family restaurant.

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JC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday there with a large party and thoroughly enjoyed it! The steaks were incredible, much better than many of the other high-end surrounding steakhouses we have tried. The sides were delicious as well, and we found the wine list to be extensive with good pricing for an upscale steakhouse.

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TV
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Ala cart only is always annoying. Expected wonderful steak got a very good steak. Slightly less pink than I hoped for medium. Wife picked a dish that was not exceptional. Will keep it in the rotation but didn’t find the best steak place in the area here

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HL
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great meal at DC Prime. It is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Great meal, service and atmosphere.
Not many places in Loudoun that are comparable

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great and great

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BR
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best restaurant around. The service is outstanding. The food is outrageous! My favorite appetizers are the steak fries and the friend calamari. Their steaks are USDA prime certified and cooked to perfection. My favorite sides are the lobster mac & cheese and the potatoes au gratin. I highly recommend this fine establishment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Stu, was supurb and attentive; anticipating our needs before we had to ask. This was my first time patronizing DC Prime but won't be my last.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a very nice time at DC Prime. I rated it as four stars because I think that for five stars the experience should be exceptional. I love a restaurant where the server competently guides you through the menu with confidence and discretion. I’d like to be educated about the food preparation. It’s a delicate balance, but a great server is skilled at this. Having backup from other members of the team can really help to achieve seamless, five star service. Overall, very nice.

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DS
7 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great dinner as always!

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RL
9 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great time. These guys know how to present a top notch experience all around and will always be our go to spot for a great evening.

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WR
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The place is loud. The food was not as expected for the price. My boyfriend asked for a medium-well NY Steak and it was completely cooked and dry. Food was ok taste wise. Nothing out of the ordinary. Service was excellent.

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HS
30 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious steak and fish served by attentive staff in a comfortable environment.

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ZV
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good selection with well prepared dishes. The lobster bites appetizer is wonderful. Especially like the filet and lobster tail combo. Good crab cakes if you want an optional way to do surf and turf. For the money I definitely prefer DC Prime over Eddie Merlot.

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