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Jun 19, 2009 08:55 AM


need best prime rib in D.C. that is not a chain

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  1. about The Prime Rib? I argue that it's not really a chain (just a couple of other regional locations), as opposed to Mortons, Ruths Chris, Capital Grille, Smith & Wollensky, et al.

    1. The Prime Rib all the way. You will probably never find a better prime rib anywhere. I've been going to both the Baltimore (original) and D.C. establishments for years. The one other location they have is in Philadelphia and that one is great too.

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      1. re: joconn

        definitely The Prime Rib. Also one in Baltimore

      2. thanks guys. I'll try it. now I need a chain(5 guys et al)

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        1. re: srqmike

          Ray's, Central, and Palena are the usual suspects.

          1. re: Ericandblueboy

            Prime Rib for the steak and Palena for the burger. Can't go wrong with that combination.

          2. re: srqmike

            Ray''s Hell Burger wins hands down, if you've got the time to wait, or exceptional timing.

          3. If you're in Fairfax, I highly recommend Vinnie's (

            Not as expensive as Prime Rib, nor as fancy, Vinnie's has been in Fairfax for a few years now but feels like it has been there forever.

            I always get the prime rib, although the other dishes look wonderful. It is wonderfully juicy. But it is rivaled by a great baked potato -- how often have you felt like it was a decision to choose between prime rib or potato?

            My carnivore husband and teenage son adore the Calimari -- the dinner size is huge -- they can rarely finish it!

            The bread rolls are delicious too, served with real butter.

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              1. re: lawhound

                As opposed to the cheap artificial spread or soft goop some restaurants try to pass off. Yes real butter. For some people, they can't live without it.

                1. re: Woof Woof Woof

                  In France there are actually degrees and regions of yes there is a difference, I agree. My issue isn't that restaurants serve their butter too soft. My pet peeve is butter served rock hard and therefore unspreadable.

            1. Without a doubt order the Prime Rib Roast rare at the Prime Rib, All I have to say is wow!