American Prime

4.5
357 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
American Prime invites you to discover the real "Prime" flavors now available in Tysons! Specializing in Smoked Prime Rib, Artisan Charcuterie, and Dry Aged Beef, all made in-house. You are sure to taste the difference our quality and care makes!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 357 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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JessicaC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was entertaining and attentive. We enjoyed our night. Even offered a complimentary dessert to celebrate a recent achievement in our group.

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vipPeteP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Steak-House! Prime Rib is their specialty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!!

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ProfessorSnack
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had never been to American Prime before and was looking for a higher end restaurant near the Capitol One Hall as we were going to see a show at 8:00 pm. Our server was great and offered excellent feedback on beverage and food options when we asked about specific drinks and entrees. He also timed the meal perfectly to get us on the road in time for the show.

We chose outdoor seating with patio style heaters. The space inside snd out was clean and beautiful.

We started with lump crabmeat dip and a couple of cocktails. The pours were generous and the dip was so good we considered ordering more. I had the speakeasy which had a nice subtle hint of fruitiness and my wife had the ruby red. The boys had non alcoholic blackberry lemonade that I’ll try next time but with the bourbon added.

Our high schoolers had the brisket with fries and creamed spinach. I’m not always big on spinach, but theirs was fantastic. Sides are served in their own dishes which means they’re easy to share.

My wife had the crusted trout snd it’s a tricky dish to prepare well. She loved it and would order it again.

I went with the Prime Rib and it had a delightful smokey flavor and was incredibly tender. It’s served medium rare and was spot on.

My sides were wild mushrooms in a red wine reduction and I shared them with the family - keeping a slightly larger share for my 12 oz prime rib.

The last side was a deconstructed loaded potato. They potato had been cut into pieces and roasted. They add in cheese, scallions, and sour cream. It was fantastic and again portion wise it was enough for three of us.

Many of the more expensive restaurants in the area leave you walking away thinking that you paid more for ambiance than quality of the food. American prime offers both. We all felt it was a good value for the high level of service and fantastic food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I were looking for something new to get out of the COVID dinner delivery blues; a special date night out! We found this little gem on OpenTable. It's about five minutes off of our normal beaten path. The food was excellent!

My fillet was juicy and well cooked! The staff, e.g., hostess, waitress, and assistant manager, were all wonderful. I've never had a chocolate flourless cake that was so moist!

We'll be back!

Thank you!!!

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vipPatM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was not as expected for a top steak house!! New York steak was tough and not tender as expected

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Arrived around 5pm for family occasion Service was excellent. However the food was alright to just fair. Brisket was dry and partially uneatable. venison was dry. Prime rib was chewy. Mushroom crusted ribeye was good

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VishA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio and great food! They have a great outdoor area to enjoy an intimate meal or to have drinks with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went out to dinner to celebrate my husband’s graduation. When I made the reservation, I put that it was a special occasion and they brought us each a complementary glass of champagne. I thought this was very generous and thoughtful. They had a special for a Tomahawk steak which we split, and it was amazing! Their bourbon butter cake for dessert was also so delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to go back.

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douglasC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience2

As locals, we've not dined at this restaurant, but have always been curious to try. We were pleasantly surprised at the outstanding tasty steaks and sides. The service was very good to outstanding. The ambiance is excellent at your outside seating and bar area. However, we were seated in your indoor dining area which is in dire need of a renovation and lightening up. It is very drab and uninviting, dark, windowless dining room, with no consistency or theme on décor?? We will gladly dine again at your restaurant, but will insist on outdoor seating or seating in/at the bar area.

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JustinF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend this place. Great staff, amazing food and great value. Went for a date night and will definitely be going back!

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AngelaR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The customer service was excellent!The staff acknowledged our wedding anniversary and served a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Our server was attentive and explained the chef specials. We started with a great tasting creamy crab bisque with large lumps of crab meat. I had a tender smoky brisket with crispy brussel sprouts. My husband had Chilean Seabass in a miso broth and caesar salad. We noticed a grand selection of cigars .Unfortunately the cigar bar is reserved for members only. Nevertheless, our server informed us that we were welcome to buy and smoke them later. We ordered two from the AVO collection. I would recommend this restaurant. They had nice brightly lit outdoor seating with fire pits and spacious seating in the dining area with guards to ensure safety while eating inside.

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viptriciaF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening outside on the patio

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vipNille
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We dined here today after seeing a movie. We arrived as soon as they opened and were seated promptly. The atmosphere was nice and inviting. Staff very friendly.

I ordered the blackberry lemonade, but it was very tart (almost to the point of being sour). The server was happy to have it made sweeter and it came back delicious.

Started with cheesesteak rolls and Caesar salad. Both were tasty. I ordered the smoked brisket that came with fries. My husband ordered prime rib with deconstructed potatoes. Dessert was the butter cake.

Cheesesteak rolls - really good
Brisket was kinda salty but tender and good
Prime rib - delicious
Potato - just ok
Buttercake came out hot, not warm like I was expecting. Some parts were moist and other parts hard and dry. It had good flavor though.

The best part of the restaurant is the service. It’s superb. I wouldn’t add it to my favorites, but I would dine here again.

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kgoldenh
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

excellent service. food was good. easy to reserve. meal was a bit fast paced. had not even finished cocktails when food was served. attentive server.

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SQ54
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Off the beaten path but we were pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem!

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KarimaR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food and great outdoor seating. Server was very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining great food super nice people working there. Amazing service

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vipwalt
Washington DC
111 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

This was our second visit and because we had such a great first visit, this one was a bit disappointing. The staff is exceptionally nice and welcoming. And they really are accommodating and helpful. The food seems to be hit or miss. Our first visit our dishes were delicious, well prepared and food seemed freshly prepared. On this visit, the food didn’t taste as good. The crab cake had more filler than before, was almost mushy and for some reason, the greens they were on top were very salty. The key lime pie that I thought was one of the best I ever had on my first visit - fresh lime flavor and perfectly crispy crust - was pale in color and the crust soggy with a bit of runny goo under it. It had clearly been made days before and sat for a while. The decor of this place is a bit sterile and there is odd art and fake flowers everywhere. I think removing them and updating with cohesive decor could go a long way. The dining tables and seating is nice and the tables have white table cloths fir an elegant touch. I would still recommend this restaurant but just know you may have a disappointing meal or an amazing one. Hopefully the latter because food prices are very high these days and this restaurant is not cheap.

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vipSteakhouse
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We have dined at American Prime frequently over the last 3 years and our experience has been great. We love the service we receive. Their signature prime rib is the centerpiece of the restaurant, as well as the smoked wings. Our entire family enjoys the restaurant and what they have to offer. We would recommend American Prime for anyone looking for a great local restaurant that has great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dinner with family and friends (adults only). Service was great, as was the food.

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StephenM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great steak and efficient service

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vipAnthonyG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding across-the-board!
Best steak, appetizers,…literally the best everything we’ve had dining out for over two years! (#1 of @100+ restaurants we’ve eaten at locally, nationally & internationally-from take out to Michelin star.) This restaurant, it’s food, service, & ambience delivered above and beyond our expectations. Great mix of people, from shorts to suits & everyone was treated as members of the family. We’re grateful for the incredible and memorable experience they gave us. We will be back.

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vipNohaO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

The food was super salty and the ambiance is lacking. Service was great though.

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vipwalt
Washington DC
111 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience2

The decor and overall look of this restaurant is nothing special and almost sterile. They have a glass case where you can see meats aging but it doesn’t really look like that type of a case so it doesn’t have the intended impression. The outdoor area is charming with the string lights and it’s a nice experience to pull up to.
The cocktails were a nice surprise. One of the few places I’ve been where they knew what a dark and stormy was and the best ingredients. The food was very good; the crab cake was mostly crab meat and delicious. The deconstructed potato was an interesting twist on a potato and quite good. The desserts were outstanding. The key lime pie was authentic and fresh and you could taste it. The bourbon cake was amazing. The staff were welcoming, friendly and responsive. I recommend this hidden gem.

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hsf1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for restaurant week lunch and sat outside. Food was good and service was great!

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AnnieG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I decided to go to American Prime for Restaurant Week. We both got the truffle arancini as the appetizer, prime rib for the main course, and bread pudding for dessert. All were delicious and we were very full afterwards.

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vipEGM1
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stella & Colleen provided outstanding service! Great food! Excellent wine selection! Must see in NoVA!!

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DougG
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greta food !! Shelby who waited on us was great!!
Only minor complaint was that we made reservations outside and when we got there all that was left was a table in a full sun section with nobody seated there, boring!
Outside of that everything else was Great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed all of our food. Tomahawk steak, smoked wings, corn, asparagus, blue crab soup, and the baratta salad. Our server was pretty good and was around but could have checked in us more often. We would go back. Was disappointed when that despite having a dress code of business casual, it is not enforced (other customers with jeans, t-shirt, and baseball caps at another table). Also, the restaurant had a weird smell, like an old best western that has been smoked in. Not overpowering, but noticeable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We went on on Saturday night, table for two. Service was excellent. Sea bass was good, not great. NY Strip was supposed to be medium. Have never had a restaurant steak as charred on the outside and as raw in the middle, horrible, and I've had plenty of restaurant steaks.

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Rob777
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Overpriced for the quality of the food in my opinion. The place feels cold and lacks any warmth, almost sterile.

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vipMichaelK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

NY strip ordered Med rare came out raw. Sent it back. 3 surrounding tables each sent a steak back. The chef is an amateur.

No concessions made for ruining the dinner as far as timing and all food hot.

The steak was actually good — dry aged and charred. And French fries good too.

Salads average. Wine list decent at best— abundant with over Oaked California Chardonnay’s and Sauvignon blanc. Nothing too interesting.

The place has potential but I won’t be returning until they fix their problems.

There’s a reason they are almost empty on Friday night.

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outnabout
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

American Prime is under appreciated - it’s quiet on Saturday nights, but food and service is impeccable. This is NOT a chain - the outdoor dining areas are really outstanding, and inside is nice too. Highly recommended.

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BarbaraN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Saturday nights are quiet. Always easy to find parking.

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vipEdward
Naples
228 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time. Had a good cigar and a great steak. The service was outstanding and the drinks were also very good. Great place for dinner with friends.

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vipDavis
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

All was great except the desert. Unfortunate and unusual choice was the strawberry rhubarb cake. Skip this and get just about anything else. Overall great restaurant.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first visit to American Prime and everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

NY Strip was over cooked and very very buttery, everything else was fine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience!

FAQs

American Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 891-8900.

American Prime is rated 4.5 stars by 357 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.