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Dec 18, 2007 07:09 PM

Prime Rib

While in DC last summer we patronized a restaurant known for its slow roasted prime rib which is only served on weekends. However, my addled brain cannot remember the name. Can anyone help refresh my memory. Thanks.

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  1. I think you are actually talking about the place called The Prime Rib, ironically enough.

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    1. re: ktmoomau

      While The Prime Rib is known for their prime rib (which makes sense), I'm fairly certain that their prime rib isn't only served on weekends.

      1. re: Wangus

        True... does Ray's serve prime rib on it's weekend as the special thing he does? I never go on weekends to avoid the crowds so I don't know, but they aren't known for slow roasted prime rib like The Prime Rib is.

        1. re: ktmoomau

          Neither Ray's location serves Prime Rib.

    2. I finally remembered. It is Ristorante i Ricci.

      1. "a restaurant known for its slow roasted prime rib... I finally remembered. It is Ristorante i Ricci."

        I think the only thing that i Ricci is known for is having been a decent Tuscan restaurant 10 or more years ago.

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        1. re: DanielK

          Has anyone tried their prime rib recently? I enjoyed it more than any other I have tasted. I must add that I've probably consumed way too much of it over the years.

          I'm curious to hear other opinions.

          1. re: artgary

            I was there for my first date with my SO. I can't even remember the food I had, except it was decent nothing special and certainly not worth that price. It holds special memories for me, but I doubt I would go back except if he wanted to for nostalgia. But we didn't have prime rib. I didn't even know they had prime rib...

            1. re: ktmoomau

              If you want excellent prime rib you might as well just go to The Prime Rib. Although I can understand wanting to get it elsewhere if it's cheaper and you don't need to wear a coat.

          2. re: DanielK

            I've had one really bad experience at iRicci and haven't been back since. I'm surprised it;s still open to tell you the truth.

            1. re: Elyssa

              I've been to the Prime Rib in DC and Philly and liked this more.Looks like I won't try anything else in there, though.

              1. re: artgary

                My issue was less about the food (I do remember a nice summer risotto) and more about the unexcusable rude service.

                1. re: Elyssa

                  Well then I guess I should say we had very nice service. The waiters were attentitive, but not overly like watching over us. They weren't even pushing us out the door even though they probably should have we were there talking forever really late that evening.

                  Not that I am endorsing, but if you love their prime rib....

                  But maybe we were there on a good service night.

          3. If you don't mind going to VA-SweetWater Tavern at all their locations the Prime Rib and the dining experience is wonderful, but call for a reservation right before you head there so that you don't have to wait a very long line.
            Houston's in Rockville, MD is another great prime rib place.