American Prime is a classic steakhouse fare specializing in smoked prime rib, in an upscale setting with patio seating. It is located at 1420 Spring Hill Rd, McLean, VA. American Prime is owned and operated by Mr. Joon Yang and Chef Wayne Halleran who are both lifelong residents of Virginia. Their specialties include Smoked Prime Rib, Artisan Charcuterie, and Dry Aged Beef.
The steak menu at American Prime is short: strip, cowboy ribeye, filet mignon, and pork chops. The filet fares better, soft and rosy-centered, enhanced with bone marrow butter, thick like frosting. Pork chops come crusted with a fun blue cheese gremolata, bringing a salty pungency to the pig.
The Guinness cheesecake is rich, but still easy to down in its uncomplicated taste. A flourless chocolate cake, sliced like a pie, is also rich, like pot de creme in solid form. Served on a white plate decorated in raspberry squiggles, this antiquated style of plating only reinforces the problems at American Prime.