The Prime Rib: The Civilized Steakhouse
The Prime Rib was founded in 1965 in Baltimore, Md. by famed restaurateur Buzz Beler and his brother, Nick. The restaurant was designed to evoke the elegant supper clubs of 1940's Manhattan.
The restaurant is a throw-back to the good old days with its tuxedoed waitstaff, live music nightly, and convivial and romantic atmosphere. The restaurant, which is beautifully decorated with fine art and fresh flowers, is famous for its thick chops, fresh seafood and the plethora of delicious side dishes from which to choose. Its wine list is equally as extensive.
A nominee for a Luxist Readers' Choice Award for Best Steakhouse, The Prime Rib opened its second location in 1976 in Washington, D.C. The restaurant has become a power meeting spot for the who's who of Washington elite. The restaurant's third location was opened in Philadelphia in the city's historic Warwick Hotel in 1997.
Gallery: The Prime Rib in Baltimore, Md.
Over the years, The Prime Rib has earned numerous awards. The dress code is business casual, though men are requested to wear jackets and ties for dinner at the Washington, D.C. location. Reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting each of its restaurants directly at (410) 539-1804 (Baltimore), or (202) 466-8811 (Washington, D.C.) and (215) 772-1701 (Philadelphia).
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