Washington Prime

4.6
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425 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Washington Prime has the privilege of framing SoNo’s newest structure at the corner of Washington Street and Water Street. Adding to this historic and progressive waterside community, this highly anticipated Eating + Drinking Well is driven by a culinary and beverage program that is not about gimmicks - just honesty and creativity. No stranger to high impact restaurants, Washington Prime is brought to you by some of the area’s most dynamic restaurateurs. The land and sea menu is a bit of Americana with cross-cultural influences, the space is multi-dimensional and the attitude is left at the door. Here, we eat, we drink and we join in the fun.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for a business meal for the first time on recommendation from the hotel. Nice decor, excellent service, great music. Halibut special I had was delicious, my guests all had steak and couldn't have been happier. Solid Manhattan and wine list selection. Will definitely return when I'm back in town.

FC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual, a great place to dine on all fronts.

JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met with a colleague for dinner and was not disappointed. Great steaks with a nice wine list.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent steaks. Very nice restaurant, service was fast and attentive .
Will return

FS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. A wonderful place for a birthday brunch or a romantic dinner

JS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

very tasty filet mignon and NY strip steaks cooked perfectly. sides were delicious. friendly wait staff. this is our go-to steak house.

NM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place for special occasion. A bit pricey but food was excellent!

CS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their meals. The beef Wellington was very good and lived up to its billing. Other entrees enjoyed were the lamb chops, pasta and the meatloaf. Food was tasty and prepared well. The service was good and our waiter was very attentive. Although the restaurant was full, it wasn’t as loud as I expected. Washington Prime is a great choice for steak fans. It is a little pricy so more Appropriate for special occasions than an ordinary evening out.

DK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Try the chicken sandwich for brunch, delicious. Food and service worthy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, great food and will be back soon!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here before. One of the best steaks I’ve had. Bacon is really good. Bright space. Pleasant. Very good service.

CE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great job, music was a bit too loud as we were focused on the conversation at the table.

d
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Host was great, very attentive, showed us to the bar where are friends were having a drink before we were seated. Although the bar menu for mixed drinks looked very good, we decided not to order a cocktail as my sister who had arrived before us ordered a cocktail and she was not happy with it at all. Sent it back once but it wasn’t any better the second time. So we ordered glasses of wine and were told by the bartender that the choice for white was a CA Hess or a New Zealand, very limited but we ordered two glasses of the CA white. When we were seated it turns out that the selection of wine by the glass was much more extensive, which was annoying to discover after the fact. This is an upscale busy restaurant but the bar service was definitely disappointing. They should work on improving that part of the restaurant. The booth we were seated was wonderful and the service was excellent. We ordered a combination of fish, beef and lamb, all selections were excellent as well as the deviled eggs, calamari and wedge salad. We split an ice cream cookie for dessert, very yummy. We will return but hope the bar improves.

k
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

This was my second time going to Washington Prime - my first experience was great - this Saturday night, however, was a different story - our reservations were for 6:30pm and it looked like everyone was seated at the same time. My girlfriends and I were seated in the middle of the room with waiters and bus people flying about with a party of 12 people right next to us - too cramped. Also, we literally had to wait 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order - I had to flag down the bus person to find our waiter. Not good, especially when patrons are paying the prices that Washington Prime charges. Everything was fine until dessert, when we ordered the creme brulee and the flourless chocolate cake - the creme brulee came, but not the cake which was delivered about 20 minutes later and we returned it. I don't know if the restaurant was just short-staffed that night or what the story was, but I'm not sure I would highly recommend it to anyone at this point. The food was fantastic but the service was terrible.

JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

If you don’t mind spending big bucks for a high quality steak go to Washington Prime. Every thing from apps, bottle of wine, steaks, to dessert was top notch. We will be back for the next special occasion!!

T
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always living up to the standard of one of the best in the United States everytime

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food. Good service but wish that the bartender is a little flexible; He couldn't give me a better martini. I wanted a sweet martini vs just plain.

Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with incredible service. The team was very accommodating to all of our requests. One of best steaks in the Tri-state region!

NB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

So...the food as always was wonderful. My husband and I particularly love the oyster apps. We invited friends this past Friday, they were excited based on our description. It was a total fail! Our waiter was not up to par for a restaurant charging those prices. We ordered a bottle of red for the table, he brought it, HOT! He said all the wine was the same temperature and walked away. We called the manager and asked for the wine to be put on ice - you ask why? Because they had lost the key to the wine closet and didn't have any other bottle to offer. Speaking of offering, the waiter took the wine to cool and disappeared for 15 minutes - no offer for a comp drink or any drink at all. Two of us received our meal about 5 minutes before the other two. And last but not least, he forgot to place the order for one of the desserts. The manager did buy our dessert. Totally disappointed......

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday was exceptional here

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were promptly seated despite arriving early. Our order was taken quickly and efficiently and the waitress was patient with our lengthy wine selection.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was excellent. Food, for the price, was average at best. There are better Steak houses in the area.
lump crab meat cocktail was too chilled, (right out of the fridge), the medium rare steak was cold and under-cooked in the center although the beef itself was good, wife's filet was under-sized, etc. It was a shame as ambiance, the room itself and the service were all of value. The kitchen needs to improve.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

I’ve been to Washington Prime a few times with my boyfriend. In previous experiences we’ve had better food

A
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The four of us split a porterhouse and tomahawk steak. Excellent preparation.
Everyone agreed best steaks we have had in a long time. Going back soon

CT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Washington Prime is the quintessential steakhouse for any occasion! We were greeted by Richard Nistico who brought us to an extremely comfortable booth and continued to check on us throughout the evening to ensure that everything was exceeding our expectations. The steaks, sides, drinks and desserts were all phenomenal. The service was top notch. Highly recommended. We’ve been there a few times before and will most certainly return!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only had time for a quick bite inbetween meetings, found it as the place to go in town. Halibut Special was just what I needed. Next time I’m having a steak

MV
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place to grab lunch with friends in South Norwalk, no complaints.

OT
Las Vegas
95 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place
Awesome food
Greatest staff
Keep coming back

E
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great in every way.
Jennifer was our waitress,she was fantastic. She knew her stuff. From the food to the wines and desserts.
She was funny,sarcastic and just the best.
My friends and I loved everything about the restaurant. We used Togo to throne in Georgetown. We were so pleased to find this one. We will be back.

KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Wow - we expected it to be expensive BUT a $48 steak had better be amazing.... and our steaks were forgettable. The sides, wine and service were good. However, no plan to go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

This was our wedding anniversary, I’ve noted that in my reservation. The note was ignored first of all completely. The waiter couldn’t take my drink order right coming back 3 times to take my order and still bringing me something I didn’t order. He switched with another waiter shortly after that. Reservation was at 9:15 pm and everything from service to food felt rushed, as if they couldn’t get us out of there fast enough.I chose this restaurant because I expected certain level of service and food quality, neither of which was delivered. I will not be returning nor can I recommend this restaurant based on my experience. This was not how I was hoping to end our otherwise special day.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were very turned off after being approached by street beggars asking for money
I gave them my steak. Wish it was a safer invocation

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second time going to Prime and I loved it. From walking into the door to our waitress. The food was great. Its definitely one of the hotspots in SoNo. We shared the Burrata + beets salad. I had the passion fruit margarita and we both had the filet mignon as our entree. And for dessert, the key lime pie. Delicious!!!!!!!

L
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Barely better than Fast food quality food at pricey, pretty venue. But for the salmon main dish portions were small and oversalted.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Pretty good spot overall. I think the praise for their steaks is a bit overrated. Atmosphere could feel more like a classic steakhouse

KP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Washington Prime is always on point for us. This go-round it was a bit slow (service for food and drink) and quieter than normal. The steak, which is always spot on, was also overdone, but they fired up another one for us and it was taken care of. Not the usual A+ we're used to, but we'll be back!

OT
Las Vegas
95 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable service
Food outstanding
Great location with easy parking in lot across street of on street
Maitre D’ came to table to introduce himself
Waiters were totally on top of their game..friendly, watchful but never over bearing ..5 starts for them for sure
Will definitely come back
Highly recommend

NM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good and the service was better than expected but our waiter made the evening great by surprising my daughter with a “small” candle in her dessert that turned out to be a giant firecracker. Very funny.

DS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food. It just way too long. Our service was impeccable. Did I mention it took forever...