The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

4.8
3592 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
The Prime Rib is an American steakhouse reminiscent of a 1940's Supper Club. Business Casual dress code enforced- shorts are not permitted. Complimentary valet parking and live music every night.

Special Events: Select Half-Priced Wine List every Sunday. The Prime Rib gift card is available in any denomination. Order online at www.theprimerib.com
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 539-1804
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
James Minarik
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
East Chase Street
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Parking Details
Complimentary valet after 5:00pm. The Prime Rib is located in the Horizon House building at 1101 N. Calvert St., at the corner of Calvert and Chase St. The entrance to the restaurant is on the Chase St. side of the building.
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Public Transit
MTA 64 and 61
Light Rail - Cultural Center Stop
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Entertainment
Baby Grand Piano every night, with Bass and Saxophone on Fridays. Piano and Bass On Saturdays.
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Special Events & Promotions
We offer a "Special 1/2 Price Wine List" every Sunday! Always in good taste, The Prime Rib GIFT CARD. Order your gift card at 410.539.1804 or online @ www.theprimerib.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3592 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Class AAA restaurant/steak house. wish it were less expensive so I could go more often.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent in every way. Outstanding value for the price.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I were celebrating her birthday on August 11, and received excellent service and culinary expertise.
We were delighted. The Prime Rib is a Baltimore 5 star, has been for years and remains so. I hope they never change their fine dining culture.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good from the experienced wait staff to the excellant drinks to the great food to the jazz music to the ambience and to the efforts to make my partner's birthday special.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The Greenberg potato skins, prime rib and chocolate mousse pie were all outstanding.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was a celebration of my 70th birthday and we all had a great time. The staff was extremely gracious, efficient, professional and personal all at the same time. Bradley and Time took care of our table - they were wonderful, very attentive.

The food was excellent! Thank you for providing me with a very special restaurant experience!!!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

After only eating here once, I hesitate rating, but overall, compared to Flemings and Cap Grill, this place is in last place. The service by Aaron, was superb, the prime rib was "good" not as much flavor as I had hoped, the appetizers (oyster rock and potatie skins) were okay...nothing special, and the bread pudding was far too wet. Enjoyed checking it off my list, but doubtful I'll ever go back.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

There were 8 of us for dinner and everyone had a wonderful meal. It was nice that there were selections other than steak. But the steaks there are amazing!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The original Prime Rib is always consistently great. The ambiance is wonderful, and it's so nice to have a live piano player playing soft jazz, as you eat your dinner. It's definitely our favorite upscale restaurant in Baltimore.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Prime rib is one of our favorite restaurants. However, the server we had this time was not of prime rib quality. That is why the rating is only three stars. I don’t recall his name but he was really not up to their usual top notch server.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The Prime Rib never disappoints. As requested, we were seated on the porch, and it was delightful. The restaurant was busy, but not noisy. We were able to converse easily. Travis, our server, was very engaging, personable and attentive. It was Restaurant Week, so we all decided to do the three courses for $35.00. We did start with Greenberg’s potato skins – presented with horseradish and sour cream – totally yummy. We moved on to 3 Caesar salads and 1 Special House salad – very crisp and fresh. Three of us enjoyed their Special Cut of Prime Rib (upcharge $5.00) – perfectly seasoned and cooked to our specifications. One in our party had the Fillet of Fresh Salmon stuffed with Crab Imperial (upcharge $5.00). The entrees were accompanied with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. To end our delicious meal, we savored the Chocolate Mousse Pie. Thank you for participating in Restaurant Week. We all loved it and had a great time!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

My wife and I have been going here for our Anniversary for 46 years and have never been disappointed. The Prime Rib is by far our favorite place for a romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was superb

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Terrific as always !!! Can’t go wrong ! Baltimore institution !

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Our visit to The Prime Rib during Baltimore Restaurant Week was everything we could have asked for and more. Our server Travis was outstanding! He was attentive and went above and beyond to meet all of our needs. We were celebrating a family birthday, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The food was excellent - prime rib was delicious! All of the salads, soup and desserts were exceptional. The Prime Rib is such a wonderful classic restaurant, and we just love every time we are able to visit!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

It was an unfortunate experience during restaurant week. Our waiter not only ignored us the whole time, but made a point to say to other patrons loudly that the “real customers” of prime rib avoid the restaurant during restaurant week and that he personally can’t wait for it to be over. I think prime rib should just quit restaurant week or tell their wait staff to treat all their customers well. I have not experienced this at any other restaurant at anytime (and we dine out a lot!)—I don’t think any restaurant should tell their customers that they are second class citizens because they are getting a bargain.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Nice place. A bit too traditional of a menu for us but good. A great place to take your parents when they visit.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Our waiter Matt was amazing and he knew just when we needed something !

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

My boyfriend and I went for our three-year anniversary, which also happened to be Restaurant Week. Even though it was undoubtedly more hectic than usual for a Thursday night, the service was great, the food was delicious and the overall experience could not have been better. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

I love this place, super clean, great service, and awesome food. In fact, iv yet to have a bad meal at this establishment and I’m pretty sure I never will. Keep up the great work thanks to everyone that makes my prime rib dining experiences outstanding every time!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

A magical evening! With all the fabulous restaurant week choices, the Prime Rib is always our top pick. Food delicious, service impeccable, tinkling piano, lovely martinis.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Always a delicious meal here and definitely a bargain during restaurant week. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Always a wonderful dining experience. Suggest if you have never dined at The Prime Rib make sure to make a point of eating there, you will not be disappointed. We recently enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu and the value was outstanding,

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

I came here with my boyfriend for our 1-year anniversary, which happened to fall in Baltimore’s restaurant. This put it miraculously within our budget (he’s a medical student and I work in nonprofit), so we splurged — best decision we could’ve made. The Prime Rib was like stepping into another world, perhaps the 1930s or 40s. Every single person we interacted with treated customers not like customers but like ladies and gentlemen. The ambience featured someone playing a grand piano, dim romantic lighting, portraits on the wall, women decked out in elegant dresses... I’ve never experienced anything like it. The wait staff was beyond professional and extraordinarily courteous. And the food. It was the largest piece of prime rib I’d ever had. The meat was tender and cooked to perfection; the mashed potatoes and creamed spinach were just delightful with it. I got the creme brûlée; my boyfriend got the key lime pie. Both were from another world. I’m already counting down for year #2 so we can splurge on The Prime Rib again. This is worth any in-town or out-of-town trip to Mt Vernon.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The Prime Rib scored again: superb, as always! Thanks for a wonderful evening, celebrating with twelve people. The waiters are outstanding!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

It was restaurant week and very busy for a Tuesday night. Our table of six was celebrating two birthdays and we had a fabulous meal with terrific service. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Enjoyed our meal and our server Christopher, look forward to our next visit!!!

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The food and service were good, not great. I expected more from reviews and just wasn’t wowed.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

excellent overall

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Alway a hit. Our favorite waiter Aaron was on his game the night we dined there. We will be back with friends
Gerry Arcuri

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Enjoyed restaurant week. Real jewel in elegant dining in Baltimore, MD.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Great food and great service. The steaks were prepared to your order and the staff were very professional. I loved the key lime pie.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Baltimore, and in my opinion the best steak restaurant on the East Coast. You won’t regret dining here.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Prime Rib never disappoints even on Restaurant Week.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Impeccable service. Great filet mignon. Cooked perfect. Food very good

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We went during restaurant week and were very pleasantly surprised. Bob, the server, was terrific and gave my deaf son extra attention. The food was great and we had a very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Top tier restaurant. Food and service always excellent.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Restaurant week is kind of a catch twenty-two. The price for dinner is about half the amount of a normal meal. What you give up is ambience, eligance, and a quiet environment. A normal meal a jacket for men is a must. During restaurant week there were people in jeans and tee shirts. If your looking for price, restaurant week is great. If your looking for intimacy or romance pick another time.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Annual occurrence. Once again the Prime Rib did not disappoint. It was restaurant week and the $35 pri fixe menu as well as a Sunday 1/2 price wine list made the trip even more enticing m. Service was impeccable as was the cut of prime rib. Will be back for more!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Came here during Restaurant week. Enjoyed the menu.

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