Washington Prime

4.6
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401 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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4.6
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4.4
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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.

A
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

MV
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Las Vegas
89 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place
Awesome food
Greatest staff
Keep coming back

E
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
89 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

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

PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far one of the best restaurants in CT. Second time there...lobster is a bomb, steak super tender and tasty...bacon strip the best I’ve ever had...strongly recommend it!

Y
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We came for Father’s Day brunch. When I made the reservation they did not have a special brunch menu available so I was thinking it would be the menu. Before we left I checked the website and saw they had a special buffet which was no big deal I thought we could try it.
After our experience today I would never come back for the brunch. It was 50 bucks for buffet and one Bloody Mary or mimosa. Not worth the money at all. The buffet was nothing special and the buffet pans were so high I could barley see what was in them. The website said omelette station I didn’t see any station. It said salad bar and there was one salad. There were no waffles, danish or pastries, as advertised on the website. The dessert station had a bunch of mini desserts with no utensils so my fingers were sticky from picking them up.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was great and service was good as well.
I will return for happy hour or pretty much any event other than the brunch since I have heard good things about the restaurant and want to give it another try.
Also a heads up it says paved lot on this app for parking but the lot is very small so we had to park in a garage. Street parking is available but is limited.

ES
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fabulous meal!!! Loved everything about this meal.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good happy hour!

d
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A love!y restaurant near the water, with great food, friendly staff and nice ambiance.. Would definitely go back next time in town....

b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food, good service, much too noisy!

b
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a family brunch out for my wife's birthday. Food was delicious though first plate to last took a few minutes. Reviews went from good to outstanding.

JR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fine neighborhood stalwart - consistent and top notch

AD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious food but a bit pricey. Good for a special occasion.

j
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time. Norwalk favorite. Impressed. Good food, good service and trendy vibe. Had Tuna. Perfectly prepared. Definitely on the list.

PO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated our daughter’s birthday here, and everyone at the restaurant and everything about the meal was first rate. While it is quite pricey, the quality of the food makes you feel like you haven’t been gouged. My husband and daughter split the porterhouse for two, and neither could remember having a steak like it both in the quality of the meat and the way it was cooked.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone loved their food and our service was superb! Excellent evening meal for dates, business dinners or any special occasion.

B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice. Will go back in a heartbeat.

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

It was fabulous!

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Also a great time when we visit Washington Prime. Everything is amazing, the risotto is a hidden gem if you like risotto. Great wine list as well!

A
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We decided on an early dinner and discovered Washington Prime’s Happy Hour. It was decidedly fun & delicious to make a dinner by ordering appetizers from the 1/2 price Happy Hour menu along with a salad.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, very friendly and welcoming, and good food / cocktails.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was out of this world. Best steaks in the area, by far. The service was just ok. It's a tight space and every time a server walks behind you, you usually feel them brushing past. Perhaps it was because we had one of the center tables and the place was full. The bar service was slow too. It took over a 1/2 hr to get our drinks. Again, probably due to it being a busy Saturday night. All-in-all, we would definitely go back!

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The staff accommodated our preference for dining at the cusp of brunch and lunch. Additionally the staff was friendly and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Intimate upscale dining experience

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

We were seated in a spacious, comfortable booth, perfect for conversation. In the past we have attended a few of their special wine tasting dinners and I would highly recommend!

AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent experience. Food was delicious and the restaurant was hopping. 100% full at 6p on Saturday eve. Steak was cooked perfectly and was so tasty. Waiter/kitchen worked with us on a special order that was exactly what we wanted. I will definitely come back and recommend Washington Prime to my friends and family.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive staff, good food. We will miss Scotty the manager / host. It's hard to find that type of enthusiasm and someone who is able to deliver that high quality of client experience to their guests outside of someone who has an a stake in the ownership of the establishment. I think you will miss that in whomever his replacement will be

I
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Especially love the appetizers!
Great location and nice decor. Staff are always friendly.

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