The Prime Rib
2020 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, American
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
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.
Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner. Expensive to very expensive.