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srqmike Jun 19, 2009 08:55 AM

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

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    bordeauxfan RE: srqmike Jun 19, 2009 09:15 AM

    Umm...how 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.

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      joconn RE: srqmike Jun 19, 2009 01:27 PM

      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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        dining with doc RE: joconn Jun 20, 2009 02:56 PM

        definitely The Prime Rib. Also one in Baltimore

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        srqmike RE: srqmike Jun 19, 2009 06:43 PM

        thanks guys. I'll try it. now I need a burger.no chain(5 guys et al)

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          Ericandblueboy RE: srqmike Jun 19, 2009 06:58 PM

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

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            Elyssa RE: Ericandblueboy Jun 22, 2009 07:53 AM

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

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            TerryS RE: srqmike Jun 20, 2009 06:54 PM

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

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            TerryS RE: srqmike Jul 9, 2009 08:11 AM

            If you're in Fairfax, I highly recommend Vinnie's (http://vinniesfairfax.com/).

            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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              lawhound RE: TerryS Jul 9, 2009 10:44 AM

              "Served with real butter"?

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                Woof Woof Woof RE: lawhound Jul 9, 2009 12:50 PM

                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.

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                  Elyssa RE: Woof Woof Woof Jul 9, 2009 03:37 PM

                  In France there are actually degrees and regions of butter...so 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.

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              Jeremy303 RE: srqmike Jul 9, 2009 08:32 PM

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

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