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The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original), Baltimore, MD
The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original), Baltimore, MD
The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original), Baltimore, MD
The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original), Baltimore, MD
The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original), Baltimore, MD

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

4.7
4.7
4411 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
The Prime Rib is an American steakhouse reminiscent of a 1940's Supper Club. Business Casual dress code enforced- shorts are not permitted. 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

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 539-1804
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    The Prime Rib offers a private dining room that can accommodate up to 28 guests for your corporate or social event. We will also be happy to design a custom menu for your special event.
  • Private party contact
    Brad Black: (410) 539-1804
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    East Chase Street
  • Parking Details
    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.
  • Public Transit
    MTA 64 and 61<br />Light Rail - Cultural Center Stop
  • Entertainment
    Baby Grand Piano every night, with Bass and Saxophone on Fridays. Piano and Bass On Saturdays.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,411 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Steakhouse

  • Baltimore

    Great for fine wines

  • Baltimore

    Romantic

  • Baltimore

    Good for special occasions

4,413 Reviews
  1. scottc

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a classy and good experience and very consistent service and food

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  2. LyndaE

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the BEST Chilian Sea Bass I've ever had. Everything was delicious, prepared to perfection. Sam, our server was wonderful. Accomodating, proactive and intuitive. GREAT experience! Looking forward to the next time!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to the Prime Rib for the last 25 years. The steaks are consistently great and the wine and cocktails even better. Bobby Ellis has served us expertly over the years and makes each dinner an extra special experience.

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  4. Ruzi

    Baltimore

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time here. Service, food and atmosphere is impeccable. Loved it!!

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  5. DonnaD

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm not a meat eater but 4 if the 5 of us ordered meat. All said that theirs was superb. I ordered crab imperial. It was perfect. There's no place like it in Baltimore.

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  6. williams

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience. Jimbo took care of us with class.

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  7. YVONNEM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am having surgery next month. I wanted to go somewhere special with my two daughters and grandson. My daughters and I frequented the Prime Rib over ten years ago. We loved going there. Although we did not recognize anything of the past, we did enjoy ourselves immensely. Someone saw us taking a selfie and offered to connect the tables so we could all face the same way. What a novel idea. We felt as though we were at the head table at a fancy event. There was no one there but us. LOL The pianist was great. However, the bass celloist of years past was not there. Nathan was a very attentive waiter. He was patient and courteous during our entire stay. The food was good, but certainly not worth the prices. My banana split was $23.00. Awww, come on now. But, it was delicious!!! My 10 year old grandson only had a glass of $7.00 lemonade, with no refill. My daughter even took a picture of his empty plate. LOL He did not want anything. But he enjoyed sharing my banana split. When we received the check, we had to guess the total amount without a tip. My grandson had the check. He laughed hysterically when we all underestimated the total bill. When he said it was $308.49,we all burst out in uncontrollable laughter. But you know what, it was a priceless moment. Everything was wonderful.

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  8. JennyG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow. this place was so cool, the piano player was so much fun and the food was amazing! The best crab cake I've had! Jimbo our server was so helpful and knowledgeable. I can't wait to come back! Best dinner I had all weekend in Baltimore.

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  9. RogerL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another outstanding fun family evening. Elegant as always.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Want to recognize Server Bob for his great service.

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  11. PatriciaA

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was great for a Friday night. The ensemble was awesome! Definitely give them a visit. However, the pricing is on the high end.

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  12. CharlesJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. I brought flowers they brought them to table hallway through. She was elated

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  13. Grandmom

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful evening, been going for years, not exactly what it used to be, but very good!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great server who was knowledgeable and personable

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  15. Larry

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been dining here since my parents brought me here when I was 8. Last night, we went there for my 65th birthday. We had Greenburg potato skins, salad, crab cake appetizer, prime rib with an order of mashed potatoes and a hot fudge sundae (as well as a small piece of chocolate mousse pie compliments of the restaurant). Every bite of every piece of food was exquisite. The service was impeccable! And the spacing of courses was terrific. I’m so sick of restaurants that bring out your main course before you’ve finished your appetizer. That would never happen here. While the food is not inexpensive, it’s worth every penny you pay. One of the very best restaurants in any city in America! Thank you for making my day special!

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  16. CourtneyW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nathan took good care of us. Excellent service and the dinner was delicious!

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  17. restdining

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tonight was perfect from our welcome to leaving. The most relaxing vibe - whatever your style. We love celebrating here!

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  18. Nothx

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was world class: our server Jimbo was exactly what you would hope for in a premier quality restaurant, the food and drinks were all top drawer, and everyone from the hat check lady to the piano man made us feel we were in a classic family owned old school steakhouse. Well done!!

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  19. DRad66

    Baltimore

    407 reviews

    5.0

    407 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The evening started out a little crazy since after entering the restaurant with no one waiting - I checked in at the desk and turned to give my coat to the coat room attendant - and seriously, when I turned back around 15-20 people had come in behind me. I had to navigate my way back to the hostess stand. We were given 2 options for a table - a square table right next to the piano (not ideal) or a small 2-top in the very back (which is what we chose). Unfortunately, these tables are not really ideal in an a la carte restaurant because there is not room for your food, your drink, rolls basket/butter, the candle, salt & pepper, etc. so we kept having to rearrange things to fit our food. Our server John was fantastic! Super friendly, made great recommendations, efficient, our drinks were kept filled, he anticipated all of our needs. Our starters, a Wedge Salad (the bleu cheese dressing was incredible) and shrimp cocktail (the shrimp were jumbo and prepared perfectly) were excellent. My husband's NY Strip was prepared exactly as he liked and he said the broccollini was delicious. I had the prime rib and creamed spinach - the creamed spinach was delicious - flavorful and freshly made - the temperature of the prime rib was spot on but there was absolutely no seasoned crusting on the top (or anywhere) and it was very fatty (not marbling which adds flavor but 3/4" to an inch a fat around the outside with no seasoning at all) For what should be the "signature dish" at The Prime Rib it was less than impressive for $70. The Prime Rib is one of our favorite restaurants and we will definitely continue to come, but I may stay away from the prime rib and go with a different cut of beef.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just outstanding. We ate at the bar. Bartenders were great!

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  21. BigBlackCop

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. I also recommend the valet.

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  22. James

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic experience, but with where the prices are now, it sure as hell ought to be.

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  23. ChrisH

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredibly disappointed in the Prime Rib. $72 for a filet and my wife had to send it back 3x’s. Once for being over cooked and too well done. 2x’s for being too rare. How hard is it to cook a filet to a medium temperature? Absolutely disappointing for how much they charge.

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  24. Dawn

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic dinner. The Prime Rib never disappoints.

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  25. MikW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Prime Rib—it's still one of a kind (even though there are other locations). Great steaks, but also salads and sides. And the service is usually excellent. It was a little off last night—pacing and our leftovers were thrown out (they did replace them with a piece of prime rib)—but it was a busy Saturday night a few days after 2/14.

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  26. TinaMarie

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been going to Prime Rib for the past 20 years and it continues to be one of our absolute favorite restaurants. Our server, Mark, was fantastic as well as the other staff. We started with martinis which were really good. Mark recommended a nice Cab which we had with our dinner and fully enjoyed. The food was excellent! We each had prime rib and it was like butta. The Greenberg potato skins never disappoint. Broccolini was great. We didn’t do apps so we had a little room for dessert. Mark recommended splitting the cheesecake. It was huge but so delicious we ate every last bit of it. Coffee was great. The live music was so nice as always and the people watching at Prime Rib is always fun. If you haven’t been to Prime Rib, we highly recommend!

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  27. amydpp

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic people with superior service, this time was no exception. Love this place

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  28. Monica

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best steakhouse in the region and I applaud them for having a live jazz trio! Classy!

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  29. WillW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not cheap by any means but great food and service. I recommend the hot fudge sundae for dessert.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had difficulty getting a server to wait on our table. I was not clear why there was so much confusion about who was to serve our table. I had to request the Matradie twice to get a server to serve our table. The complementary Entre, drinks and dessert did make the evening a enjoyable one

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I visited Prime Rib for a special occasion and was impressed by the elegant ambiance and the attentive service. The steak was cooked to perfection and the sides were delicious. However, I felt that the price was too high for the portion and quality of the food. The bill came to over $500 for two people, which seemed excessive. I would recommend Prime Rib for a splurge, but not for a regular dining experience.

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  32. GTapelive

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Way too cramped and crowded. See more detailed review on Google. The place is also way too expensive for just ok food that wasn't even hot. That was our first and last time.

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  33. IanZ

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak house in the state. They did over pack the tables on Valentine’s Day though so didn’t have as much space as usual

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  34. Nan09

    Baltimore

    50 reviews

    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    You should never have to send a $70 steak back twice because it contains too much gristle. It was comped but it was disappointing especially for a Valentines Day meal. On a positive note the oysters were large, meaty, tender and delicious. The sides of spinach and mashed potatoes were as usual. Jimbo our server was pleasant and tried to appease the situation but it was not the evening we expected or planned.

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  35. 2Goldens

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent choice for Valentine’s Day! Romantic, fabulous food, great ambience, and as always great service!

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  36. BigMama

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful waite staff, friendly, did not feel rushed.

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  37. pmpyramid

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the “experience” of the Prime Rib but have been there twice in last two months and both times the food, which I have always loved, was disappointing. NYE I had to send my filet back but my husband’s Chilean Sea Bass was delicious. Last night we both tried the halibut special that was highly recommended- so dry I couldn’t finish mine. My husband mixed his with the creamed spinach to try and make it less dry but he said the spinach was very dry alsoI was going to ask for a sauce or something to help but never saw our waiter before it got cold. My son got the very expensive bone in prime rib- very difficult to chew. My DIL got the prime rib - also much chewier than I ever had tasted before. I have been coming here for over 50 years. I always love the place but could not recommend the food. The service was unusually slow- our waiter said they had no support staff and it was evident. He was doing his very best. We had fun but with the cost of the food, the food should have been much better.

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  38. Capt

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going there for years since I was 10 50 years , First time EVER I got the prime rib and It DIdNt melt in my mouth , it was tough , the table got 2 and the girls was the same , couldn’t believe it , didn’t want it to be true , they would only credit one 🤷, the other one I ate because I was hungry but it was awful and that’s the way I am , they replaced and third was better but still tough . Love this place but was so disappointed with the meat , I love the place and want it to be there forever I told the maitre de he has to fix this And he was kind of cavalier about it

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  39. JeffreyS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the meal was perfect. The Prime Rib has been around since 1965 for a reason!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bobby provides a singular experience, the best, nuff said.

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FAQs

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 539-1804.

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) is rated 4.7 stars by 4411 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

1101 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    East Chase Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    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.
  • Public Transit
    MTA 64 and 61Light Rail - Cultural Center Stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Baby Grand Piano every night, with Bass and Saxophone on Fridays. Piano and Bass On Saturdays.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 539-1804
  • Private party facilities
    The Prime Rib offers a private dining room that can accommodate up to 28 guests for your corporate or social event. We will also be happy to design a custom menu for your special event.
  • Private party contact
    Brad Black: (410) 539-1804
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