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Our History

Designed by brothers Buzz and Nick BeLer to evoke the elegant supper clubs of 1940′s Manhattan, The Prime Rib Restaurant opened in Baltimore, Md. in 1965.

The Prime Rib quickly became a favorite destination. Our menu of prime meats, fresh seafood and thick chops was as appealing to diners in the 1960′s as it is today. Everything about The Prime Rib, from our tuxedoed waitstaff, top quality food, and live piano and bass music nightly was intended to make every occasion feel like a special one. “Dazzling this town with tender, aged steaks and pampering service since 1965″ says The Baltimore Sun.

In 1976 our second location in Washington D.C. soon established itself as the top power spot in the Nation’s Capital. “Hundreds of heavy-hitters and hearty eaters say this tried-and-true, clubby K Street mainstay has the ‘best beef’ and the ‘freshest seafood’ in town” sums up DC’s Zagat Survey.

Our third location opened in Philadelphia’s historic Warwick Hotel in 1997. Just a block from fashionable Rittenhouse Square, it also garnered top honors including “Best Steak” from Philadelphia Magazine. The Philadelphia Inquirer invites its readers to “step back into the era of the supper club, where leopard-print carpeting, live jazz, stiff cocktails and comfy leather chairs offer the ideal retro setting.”