Opened in 2017, amidst the plethora of steakhouses in Tysons Corner, American Prime opened its doors to provide that authentic steakhouse experience in a more comfortable environment. You don’t have to be suited or fully dressed up to walk into our doors. Will you run into people who are? Of course, some of Northern Virginia’s biggest movers and shakers frequent our restaurant, but you will also see families celebrating casual birthdays over steaks and charcuterie. If you are reading this far, just trust us, we are worth the visit. 

joon yang

Do you know why you are in good hands? Because this guy has lived, breathed, and thrived in the restaurant industry for the past twenty years. Joon parlayed that experience into opening Epic Smokehouse in 2013. So when it came time to introduce a new concept on the steakhouses that he had previously worked at, it was clear: smokehouse flavor, quality meats, and supporting dishes that have finesse. Any given night, you will see him around. Please come say hi, he loves to strike up a conversation.

jon mathieson

As the new executive chef here at Prime, Jon brings much heralded experience from local favorites like 2941, BLT Steak, and the Washington Redskins to internationally acclaimed tastes with the likes of Michael Richard to continue to evolve and refine American Prime’s offerings.

ladies in charge

Stela and Lisa, they are the collective backbone that keep American Prime running the way it does. They were entrusted to help launch American Prime from the infancy of the idea. Hailing from Moldova and Baltimore, they both have a genuine love for people and seeing them enjoy their experience. Strike up a conversation with either of them and you’ll quickly realize they mean it.

bar team

How are you going to make sense of which of the hundreds of spirits and cocktails to choose? How nice would it be if your bartender remembered you and what you drank? That’s what this team does. They are too shy to say it, but the team who rock the bar at American Prime is the best in the business. Challenge them, they are up for it.

say hello to alejandra

Our newest member of the bar staff at Prime, Alejandra brings a fresh take on pairing options and knowledge of mixed drinks to our already knowledgable team.

these guys

Chris and his team man the main dining room. It’s hard to find people who care about their craft, but these guys do. And they care about supporting each other. How? Two of them are named Chris, so if you are here and need something, just yell Chris, you will get either Chris’ or Raim because he loves to support his team.