100 Best Restaurants 2009: Prime Rib
No. 57: Prime Rib
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli, Rina Rapuano, Eve Zibart
Comments () | Published February 1, 2009
100 Best Restaurants (2010)

The Prime Rib
Address: 2020 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-466-8811
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, American
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 3. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5 to 10:30, Friday and Saturday 5 to 11.
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Farragut West
Price Range: Very expensive
Dress: Business Attire
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Crab imperial; steak au poivre with a side of Marchand de Vin sauce; prime rib; asparagus with hollandaise; Key-lime pie; strawberries Romanoff.

Cuisine: Big-night-out classics are reliably done, as they have been for decades. This is the place to go when you’re weary of fusion and long for no-tricks cooking.

Mood: Black lacquer paneling, tuxedoed waiters, and a jazz duo Monday through Saturday nights give the place a supper-club feel.

Best for: Anyone after a big-time, beef-laden night out.

Best dishes: Classic oysters Rockefeller; roasted prime rib; crab imperial; crab cake; bone-in rib eye; crispy potato skins with zippy horseradish sauce; sautéed squash and zucchini; retro pink strawberries Romanoff.

Insider tips: The three-course lunch for $24.95—starter, entrée with two sides, and dessert—is a very good deal. Bonus: Ties and jackets for men, required at dinner, are optional at lunch.

Service: •••

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner. Expensive to very expensive.

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