House of Prime Rib
House of Prime Rib

House of Prime Rib

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://houseofprimerib.net/
  • Phone: 4158854605
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Management 4158854605

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from House of Prime Rib
62 years of loyal customers can't be wrong. We are grateful to all of our customers, employees, and critics (...though we may not always agree!). The only way to find out the truth is with a visit. Oft imitated, never duplicated. Thank you in advance.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
House of Prime Rib reviews from OpenTable diners
678 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (506)good for groups (300)fit for foodies (228)notable wine list (212)romantic (194)neighborhood gem (155)hot spot (153)vibrant bar scene (87)kid-friendly (71)late-night find (39)great for lunch (13)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great place to eat. The Prime rib is cooked to perfection and prepared right at your table. The salad is magical. They have a secret, addictive, dressing that you will not be able to stop eating. Wonderful ambiance. Only complaint is that we has a 7pm reservation and had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated and we requested a booth in our early reservation and we were seated at a table with a chair and half booth. We were told if we wanted to wait for a booth it would take an hour or more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was my first time eating at House of Prime Rib and let me tell you that I will be going back - as soon as I can get a reservation!! I worked in a restaurant for over 10 years and this was by far my best dinning experience EVER! Food was outstanding, wine list was amazing and our service was incredible! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like Prime Rib? this is the place.
    Asmkeetr
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    While not the cheapest venue in Town, for the meal you get...and the quality of the prime rib, you can't go wrong! Drinks? Yeah...they aren't too cheap either...but you get the shaker to your table and probably get a total of 1 3/4 drinks out of it. This is our go to spot for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Keep on doing what you do so well and every single customer will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Be prepared for a lot of noise! It was so noisy, it kinda ruined our dining experience. Try to get the area in the far back. I think it would help a lot, especially if you are dining with more than one person and want everyone to participate in the conversation. The food is good, but go hungry as the portions are huge! The only choices you have are the type of cut of prime rib, whether to have baked or mashed potato and creamed spinach or creamed corn. Recommend the baked..just get the toppings on the side. The potato gets buried under sour cream, chives and/or bacon you may order. The salad is delicious. The meat is juicy and tender. The wine list is reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Salad, simple and YUM. Prime rib was like butter! Creamed spinach with Bacon, need I say more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • House FOR Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    There is no better place for prime rib! This is our favorite special occasion restaurant. We know the food will be delicious, service is always superior, consistency this restaurant is ALWAYS great and special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Great
    loree
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Hs. of Prime Rib is still our "to go place" for special occasions, but didn't look that way to other people. We were appalled by the people in shorts and t-shirts and others were holding and using their cell phones the entire dinner. It made for a nice dinner watching other people! We had two twenty-somethings with us, but they dressed appropriately and didn't even look at their phones. Please don't let the service be compromised by such un mannerly guests. We will continue to come here because we love tradition!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As always a wonderful evening. Love this place. A sister location in the Elk Grove area would be wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    RenD
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were a party of nine in the middle of a very crowded dining room, but the service was seamless and the atmosphere very celebratory. The roast and all the sides were as good as I remembered it to be many years ago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2Tucson
    2Tucson
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Resv. was for 5:00, not seated until 5:30. We were seated at the kitchen entrance. The A/ C in that area was not functioning. It was downright hot! Having made the resv. 3 months in advance, we were very disappointed. The prime rib was excellent as always as was the wait staff! Next time, we'll request a specific room!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great!
    Darmok
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been coming here for years and it's always great! My favorite place for special occasions and taking visitors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Timeless
    SouthPawStyle124
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    HOPR is a timeless treasure for San Franciscans and her visitors. The old-school tableside service of salad and prime rib are a nice touch and complement the excellent flavors of the salad, sides, and of course the prime rib. The menu is spartan, but whatever is sacrificed in quantity is more than made up in a commitment to doing your specialty right. The desserts are great, especially the Fantasy Cake, and the wine list is extensive and full of great finds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Be thankful if you are a carnivore
    Monkeyfightclub
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    You've heard of this place. Even my cousin visiting from Hong Kong has heard of the House of Prime Rib. It's lives up to every bit of its reputation. It was my first time here despite living in SF for 14 years. The prime rib was fantastic, perfection. Something you can't duplicate at home unless you buy your cuts of beef in 100lb orders. The sides were great and complimented the beef show. A great place for a large group, very comfortable ambiance, attentive service, and nothing rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • best prime rib
    jquan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    if you like prime rib, the best in the city, always good and the price is right. better make reservations. always crowded.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic experience
    primeriblover
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food and service are excellent here. Even though we need to wait for an hour, it is totally worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise,noise,noise!
    Mbk333VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food--meat, excellent, huge portions. Very fine, accomodating service. The roar of noise made for an uncomfortable evening. This was miserable dining. We were shouting at each other. It doesn't seem to stop the throngs clambering to get in. We will never go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Reunion
    Chanman5623
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This place is a favorite of mine. I had family visiting from Hong Kong and wanted them to try HOPR. The staff was atentative as always. Consensus was that everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • san francisco's finest prime ribs
    Fungsrus
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Never a dull moment and any carnivore's delight. Reservations are mandatory. We came from three valleys and a bridge away and it was definitely well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HOPR Rocks
    bigAL
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always a great meal with great service at the House of Prime Rib! You made my daughters 13th birthday very special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HE LEFT HIS HEART AT THE HOP IN SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING. I TOOK MY FRIEND THERE FOR THE FRIST TIME AND HE WAS IN LOVE WITH THE HOUSE OF PRIME RIB. HE SAID THE PRIME RIB WAS THE BEST HE EVER HAD. HE ALSO TURN 70 A FEW DAYS BEFORE. SO HAS BEEN TO MANY PLACES AND YOU ARE NUMBER 1 IN HIS BOOK
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charmingdude
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Been eating at House Of Prime Rib for decades the food and service are always outstanding. Best prime rib you will ever find. The spun salad is a treat and we always puchase and take home extra bottles of the salad dressing and the rib spice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal but wait too long
    OnlythebestspotsVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was delicious as always. However, we had to wait 35 minutes for a table even WITH a reservation! Not cool at all.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NEVER FAILS TO DISSAPOINT
    Melaniiexp
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I've been coming here since I was very younge and honestly this place never fails to dissapoint. The food was amazing and our server was lovely. The only thing I can say is that the plates use to be served hot with your meat so that your meat would be hot as you continued to eat it. The bread is always my favorite part and that use to be served hot as well so that the butter would be melted on it nicely. Other than that the prime rib was especially great that day and I will continue to come here! (:
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A San Francisco Favorite
    HawaiianTravelers
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I grew up in SF and remember eating at House of Prime Rib throughout the years. Always a special treat. Now that I live outside California I recommend it to people who ask me where to eat in SF. It seems to get better and this recent visit was exceptionally good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • RobbnJohn
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    good waiter(SCOTT) excellent food, very good wine list, very attentive staff but not overbearing. Always a good experience always a first choice when bring someone to the City for a fine dining
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get your prime rib fix
    Bnoehr
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    If you crave prime rib, this is the place for you. You can get any kind of cut to the wellness you desire. Salad, sides, bread make for a Thanksgiving sized meal. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable, very good dinner
    JJJJ
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This restaurant is an institution. You have virtually no choice. You are "processed" quickly, but not rushed. The service is pleasant and attentive. The roast beef is, of course, very good. I was very disappointed with the salad, which wasn't cold and comes with a kid's Russian dressing (no choice). Controlling for quality, the price is very reasonable--an entire dinner for about $40-$45 a person (before tax and drinks).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a special night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have always cone to The House of Prime Rib for family gatherings on special occasions and we are always thrilled with the entire experience. Went back after 5 years out of state and loved it just as much. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Lizard
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service here was excellent. The food was great. I enjoyed the rustic ambience. My only qualm was I was not aware of the cost of valet and that it was cash only. I would have preferred to pay for the valet with my dinner bill so that I didn't have to run to an ATM across the street and pay $3.95 in fees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We brought our friends from New Orleans (they have great food there too), they were amazed with the whole experience. They couldn't believe the service from the gentlemen who seated us to the waiter who took our plates. It was amazing as always. They loved the wine menu, then the food. They said over and over how good it was how tender the meat was. Thanks for yet another wonderful meal and true San Francisco experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Celebration
    Fatfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    After watching Anthony Bourdain's show, we had to go. There were six of us. The table was roomy. The food was excellent. The creamed spinach was outstanding. The expect a doggy bag and have dedicated baggers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 1st choice for spec'l occassion
    JohnnyJoe1945
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Prime rib or prime rib...what a choice, That's why we keep coming back!! Had a new server Sat evening, he was very energetic and kept checking on us, just enough so when I needed extra au jus or that special horse radish it was perfect timing. Great job Scott!! Can't wait for my wife's birthday end of January!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happyhappyhappy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Friendly atmosphere and excellent service. The ribs were delicious and the creme brûlée melt in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the meat wagons!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    From the super-nice staff who greet you, to the chilled salad forks and heated plates, delicious salad, and the best beef you will ever taste, House of Prime Rib is great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    AdamUVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Have been to HoPR many times. Food was excellent as always. We had a new server. He was very nice, but forgot a couple items... It was not the end of the world. Still had a great time. HoPR is consistent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A San Francisco institution
    StaceyDePhoto
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Always been delicious....great atmosphere, great food, tasty beverages, and wonderful service. Been going here for ages!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummiest prime rib
    PajamaMama
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I love the meat here. I never get tired of it. We always try to dine here at least once a year. It's always busy and crowded. I think because we had a opening time reservation- this was the fastest service we ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    SashaPronko12
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My boyfriend and I love this spot because of their outstanding food. If you plan on going there you have to make sure that you have a reservation and they will seat you in no time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    Foodlover86
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our waiter, very heavy French accent, started out okay...but it went downhill after taking our order. Each course took forever...I mean FOREVER and he never made mention of the delays. He never checked back after serving the salad. My friends knife was dirty, she asked him to replace it, he never did. My husband dropped his knife and wanted to ask for a replacement but we didn't see anyone to ask. Our waiter served our entrees but had to be asked multiple times for horseradish. We were halfway through our meal before he brought it out. The only offer for cocktail refills came at the end of our meal. He seemed stressed and unorganized and did NOT communicate well. I have never had this type of service at HOPR ever-COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.