DC Prime Steakhouse

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912 reviews
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  • Special Occasion
  • 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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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a treat to visit DC Prime. Our server, Wayne, was a delight - friendly, entertaining and very efficient. This was a great birthday dinner

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GF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Steaks and sides were perfect. Service was fantastic - thanks to our server Rockney!

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B
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great, from the servers all to way to the hostess who greeted us at the door. First thing I noticed was how clean and serene the place felt. Everything look aesthetically pleasing. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful with selecting our meal. Food was amazing, no complaints there. The fish I ordered was delicate and extremely tender. Everything came out hot so I knew it was fresh. Overall, it was a wonderful experience

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B
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

DC Prime lived up to our expectation. We've been there a number of times and it is a great high end restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere are wonderful. Once again John was our server and he is terrific. We would strongly recommend DC Prime.

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

Celebration dinner for my husband’s birthday. Excellent for the entire family. Great waiter! Fantastic service! Food was superb.. definitely a family favorite.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server is always terrific. Food was delicious.

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ZH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Great food. 5/5 recommend.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and good food. Ask for Wayne, he was awesome. It was my first time and I really enjoyed my experience there.

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p
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

As much money I spent, the food should have been amazing. It was just ok. I had went to another steak house close by and it was amazing the steak was like butter. No comparison. So I’m a little disappointed. The waiter was super slow and no one was in the restaurant so I’m not sure what was happening. But he was super sweet. Place is clean everyone was friendly. I would not recommend them or go back.

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JD
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service with great food. Loved the chairs that are great for a long meal. Staff was very friendly.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enticing atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, food was simply amazing - each item ordered was crafted to perfection and enjoyed with each bite, by mindful bite... Will go back again for sure.

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AK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Food & service was exceptional but it was so hot inside that my wife & I thought we were going to pass out towards the end of our meal. It actually ruined our anniversary dinner, unfortunately.

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MC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great with the exception of the steaks. Most of our table ordered the aged ribeye...it was very disappointing. It tasted like I was eating unflavored meat.

Service was outstanding! Appetizers were outstanding.

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steaks and awesome service! I highly recommend checking them out.

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CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a pleasure to have Rocky as our server. Food was outstanding. Always a fantastic dinner experience

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PO
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very pleasant place for a birthday (85th) celebration. Steaks excellent, side orders delicious. Server (Hannah) just outstanding.

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BH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent and we had very good service.

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L
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aside from the obvious, the best steak in Dc period. The service somehow, even more impressive and I cannot stress enough how nice it was to be over satisfied with a phenomenal dinner experience

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LC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated Father's Day at DC Prime. The restaurant was very busy and little louder than last time we were there. That said, it was a GREAT night. The service and food - terrific. Our waiter John was excellent at being attentive to us while juggling other tables. Thanks for a memorable evening. We'll be back!

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B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

DC Prime is an outstanding steakhouse. The owner/manager Rick, is to be commended. Not only is the food great but the service is impeccable. Our waiter, John, was terrific. He was warm and friendly and highly professional. We split a shrimp cocktail, salad, and enjoyed N.Y. strip and filet mignon, capping it off with a wonderful dessert. We highly recommend DC Prime.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and Carlos is the best.

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DL
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food as always and great service from Morgan

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service is simply outstanding! Perfectly cooked steak and the chocolate cake. Oh my goodness! Chocolate heaven. The sides are just out of this world. The attention and perfection used to prepare our meal. Just perfect.

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TC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

I have been to DC Prime before and apparently I just hit the off-nights (or just the night with the same very loud guy who seems...over-served) And yes, it was the same guy! He was standing up at a table in the middle of the restaurant, teetering and laugh-cursing. His table mates were telling him.to sit down, but he didnt listen. One of the women with them also seemed a bit "jovial" and loudly enjoyed his antics. The staff did nothing to quiet him. I guess he is there often as the last (and first time) we were at DC Prime this exact same guy was acting "over-served." Other patrons were looking and not eating.
As for our own table, the server forgot to put in my scallops. She was very quick to fix it though. Steaks...awesome as always.
Overall, ok. Food is good, but the atmosphere (read: obnoxious patron) was anything but on-point for our Anniversary.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

1. Service was slow
-Waiter visited table twice initially to tell us he'd be back with us in a couple of minutes but didn't ask if we'd like to order a drink while we were waiting.
-It took over 15 minutes to get a drink
-It took over 30 minutes to get some bread
-It took about 45 minutes to get our appetizer
-It took about 1 hour and 15 minutes to get our main
-In all it took us just under 2 hours to get through our meal and not because we were taking our time, enjoying ourselves, not ready to order, or having drinks after our meal.
-One of our cocktails was also not properly made but we didn't send it back because of the slowness of the service

2. Out of several items on menu... just about everything we tried to order was out and we had to go with a second choice and it was still early in the evening (7:30pm on Saturday )
-The main special was out
-The 8 oz filet mignon was out
-The bottle of wine we ordered was out (we were given a slightly more expensive bottle for the same price)

3. Usually the crab cakes come out on a bed of greens or with some sort of garnish but it was just a pile of crab cake that looked like it had been scooped onto a bare plate with some sauce... there was no presentation at all... they were still very good but so are the accompanying garnish/greens usually.

3. Trash from the bar was taken out through the main dining area by our table... I'm not sure but isn't that against code? Regardless, we've never eaten in a nice restaurant where trash was taken out by our table.

4. I also sent an email directly to DC prime the next day highlighting the above issues and never received a response, which tells me they don’t care about customers.

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BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

DC Prime is a great venue for a special occasion. It's beautiful inside and the service is top notch. We took our kids for the oldest's high school graduation dinner. All of the kids enjoyed their meals, but my husband and I were not as pleased. I ordered the ahi. It was a beautiful piece of fish, but it was made almost inedible by the ultra salty sauce it was soaking in! It could have been a beautiful meal had it been in a light broth instead of the way too salty soy sauce. I took half of it home and asked them not to put the sauce in the to go box. My husband had the filet mignon and said his wasn't seasoned enough. I would still recommend DC Prime, but would recommend against getting the ahi.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great steakhouse. I’ve taken my family multiple times and have never been disappointed.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Me and my fiancé took his mom out for a birthday dinner. Upon arrival the table was reserved and had a Birthday card set up for his mom. Service was fast and superb. Hannah our waitress did an amazing job explaining everything on the menu and all the specials and gave excellent recommendations based on our likes. We had the sea bass, king crab legs, filet trio, truffle fries and the lobster bites. Everything was delicious and brought out in short time. At the end they brought out a special birthday brownie and candle. Would definitely recommend and will return when in the area. Thanks again

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SF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Undecidedly the best high-end chop house in the region. Wonderful cuts of meat and amazing service.
Heath is an awesome waiter.

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JL
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

DC Prime is a wonderful first class statehouse. We had a wonderful birthday celebrating. Our waiter and the full staff are excellent. The steak where perfectly prepared. We will be back.

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TL
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second time visiting DC Prime Steakhouse and once again it did not disappoint. The food was fabulous, the wine and cocktail list was long and the service was superb. I highly recommend this for a dinner you won't soon forget.

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BJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Office party had noise levels up at the tables and bar. Aside from that, food and service were great.

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DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great place. Unfortunately the best wines on their wine list was not available this night. The manager did compensate with a complimentary bottle after tree we asked for were not available.

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DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal for a special occasion! Food and drinks were fabulous and we had a great birthday celebration.

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KW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The steak is always outstanding . Worth the high cost if improved ambiance. Table placement ridiculous when it necessitates large waiter’s rear body infringing on ones own table while serving the adjacent table.

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I really wanted to like DC Prime. But, my bone-in rib eye was sub par. I like a good char and crust on my steaks with a warm red center. This came out a light tan color like it needed a few more minutes in the oven. It also didn't appear to have any seasoning. Steaks like like this just need some salt. This didn't have any salt or so little it didn't provide any extra flavor.

On the positive end, the side dishes were excellent and the service was very good. The classic martini was very good as well.

But in the end, the poor execution of the steak ruined the experience for me.

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MH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The quality of the beef at DCP is excellent. Also, Andrei is the best person to handle your ordering and service needs. He’s has an excellent command of the menu and the nuances of each dish. Always an excellent experience.

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OX
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food was as great as I was hoping!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and the service was great. Yoko was our server and he was friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone works as a team to ensure a great experience for guests. Steaks were amazing and cooked to perfection.

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