Prime Rib

restaurants / Steakhouse

Prime Rib information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
2020 K St NW
Telephone
+1 202 466 8811
Getting there
Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU
More information
www.theprimerib.com
Prices
mains $26-48
Opening hours
11:30am-3pm Mon-Fri, 5-10:30pm Mon-Sat
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There are lots of K St restaurants that serve up fusiony, modernist, wasabi-crusted-panko-seaweed-octopus-brioche kinda fare. Not the Prime Rib. Excuse a bit of stereotyping, but power, friends, is still best exemplified by sitting in a dark-wood dining room cutting deals over huge hunks of seared cow, then stepping outside for a cigar (damned smoking ban) and coming back in for a cognac.

The wait staff, clad in tuxedos, dress the part, and you’d better too – that means ties and jackets, men. Actually, you don’t need the jacket at lunch, at which time the Rib delivers a $30 three-course set menu that is quite a good deal. The food lives up to the atmosphere; while this place may not be cutting edge, that doesn’t mean it isn’t good at what it does.