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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
House of Prime Rib reviews from OpenTable diners
698 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (526)good for groups (339)fit for foodies (250)notable wine list (221)romantic (202)neighborhood gem (178)hot spot (144)vibrant bar scene (92)kid-friendly (71)late-night find (35)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • always a great dining experience
    chefira
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Like i stated, always a great dining experience for all, great, fast service, quality food, KILLER creamed spinach and how can i forget, perfectly cooked prime rib of beef, wonderful au jus to bathe it in and horseradish for the NOT faint of heart. You guys rock, we will continue to patronize a place that pays attention to its food, service and CUSTOMERS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, OK Serivice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our food is still as good as it ever was. Service was too slow and a little inefficient this particular night. Still Like the place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful prime rib, awful service
    TTina
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We arrived right on time for our reservation and the hostess hardly glanced up as we approached to check in. It took about 15 minutes to get seated, only to find that we'd been given a booth for 4 people that was meant to hold no more than 3 at a time. It took another 10 minutes for us to learn who our waiter was. The waiter was clumsy, non-coherent, and somewhat condescending as we asked for our wine to be opened and put into a decanter. Overall, the meal exceeded our expectations, but the waitstaff left much to be desired. I won't be returning for that reason. I would rather spend a little bit more and go to another steak house in the area with superb service instead.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Ever
    Customer
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I've been a prime rib fan my whole life and have always looked forward to the real prime rib as served by The House of Prime Rib in San Francisco. Same is true for their creamed spinach. I'd also add, and I hope the owner doesn't read this, that the prices for the prime rib dinners are a real value. They could charge $60+ for the Henry XIII cut. But they don't. We're booking another reservation for this restaurant in a couple months. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails
    SD0627
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Love going to House of Prime rib whenever I am up in San Francisco. Dex was our waiter who was very attentive, helpful, and cool to talk to. Food was absolute greatness. Portions was great. After running the Nike Women Half Marathon 2014; we were starving. The city cut along with the mash potatoes/gravy, and cream of corn was just perfect. Dex suggested a great red wine to go with our meal. Will i come back? Of course. Order the same thing? Absolutely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Took my 16 year old daughter here for the first time. She enjoyed the meal very much, she asked if we can come back soon. This says a lot because we really don't eat often. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. The prime rib was very tender, we both ordered the medium English cut (you get three thin slices ) . This is the only place to get Prime Rib in the Bay Area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had an early dinner! Too much good food! Even had leftovers to share the next day. Waiters are attentive even when it's not their table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best primbe rib
    Suzi
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have been here few times a year since 1996. We love their prime rib and salad, they are even bettwr than The Lowry at Las Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lack of warmth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    In twenty years of dining in this restaurant, my family has never experienced a complete lack of simple service that occurred on October 17TH.Our waiter, Dex, was a mess : rushed service, food dropped on the table during a table side salad service,plates removed before everyone at the table was finished with our meal, a check dropped on our table without being requested.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful
    areyow
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I don't think it comes as a surprise to anyone that House of Prime Rib is a classic. Entering HOPR is like taking a small time-travel back to an older, more refined dining lifestyle. The food was fantastic, the drinks were strong, and the decor and atmosphere was exactly what I was hoping for. I expect to have the same experience every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1968 called....
    Thejissilent
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We do a San Fran weekend once a year and the HOPR is always a must do. What it lacks in contemporary decor, it more than makes up for in service, red button tuft nauhgahyde, stiff cocktails and the best prime rib.... anywhere. The rolling stainless steel 'Jetson Family' carving stations are especially timely...Hoot! We had a res at 5 and were seated in the bar at 5:01, dinner at 5:30... sublime. Wine list is good, we had an Estancia cab and it was perfect with the horse duvers and beef. We'll be back next year... Friday at 5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Annie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We love this place! Our parents have been coming here for 60 years- we are excited to keep the tradition! The food is delicious, but the service is especially outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • fantastic food n service
    raiderfan
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had a fantastic time enjoyed the dinner the Prime Rib was delicious n tender everything was well cooked. I had the apple crisp was very tasty, the birthday girl had the bread Pudding was very tasty n the sauce was so good, exelent all around
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner. Bad table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We were seated promptly. Our server was very efficient and friendly. Salad has changed a little over the years...I like the old salad preparation better. Prime rib cut was perfect, exactly the way I ordered it. Sides were tasty. Yorkshire pudding splendid. The only downfall to the whole evening was having 4 average size adults squashed into a booth for 2, maybe 3. Very confining and uncomfortable, especially in the leg/feet area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat Lover's Paradise!
    Camanada
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Old school service, with excellent food. Possibly the best Manhattan in the city!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat.
    Erica
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Amazing steaks. Generous portions. Fun and lively ambiance (a little loud so definitely not suited for a quiet, romantic date night).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • San Francisco Gem
    Basquiet
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I have been coming here over 20yrs and the food and service is outstanding. A must place to celebrate the greatness of SF with your family or friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    monkeyhouse
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    3 simple choices. What size of steak? What temperature? Baked or mashed potatoes? simply wonderful. (FYI the best answers are King Cut, Medium rare, baked - with everything on it). amazing prime rib. impeccable service. very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best prime rib but ...
    TwinkleVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary, but other than good wishes by the hostess, nothing else special happened. The entire service seemed rushed. Salad plate was taken without asking, the main dish (only prime rib on the menu) was served immediately thereafter. It all seemed rather robotic. It could have been a very nice evening, but the chaotic atmosphere convinced us that we probably picked a tourist trap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    LindaT
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We have dined there many times and this time it was not up to par. While we realize it was the busy Columbus Day holiday weekend, other similar holiday weekends have been much better. When we arrived we asked for a large booth in a certain room - they said "sure no problem" however we were not seated there. We would have accepted "no" or "we can't promise" instead at the beginning. The prime rib was not as wonderful as previously and the server seemed robotic. We will though try it again, passed on past experiences - just not in the immediate future.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner Party
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our party of 7 was promptly seated once everyone arrived at the restaurant. We truly enjoyed having Ryan as our server this past Saturday - he was genuinely gracious and had such a lovely smile. The food, as always, was superb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OnlySf
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything to make an evening perfect for a celebration is what HOPR brings. Service is 100% Food is outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenomenal service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Phenomenal service! Quality prime rib and and most flavorful au jus. Get the baked potato, it's a meal by itself. Portions are great and a cute take out bag to take home. Will be back because it ruined all other prime ribs for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    theatre2dining
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    After going to the theatre, it was a wonderful dinner with great service all around to top our day trip to SF. The valet parking was a great start. The waiters and waitresses were very pleasant, and always close at hand for anything needed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A SF tradition looses its luster
    RevMichael
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The wife and I came for our 25 year anniversary with som friends of ours. Kara our server was great. The food has fallen. I returned my meal as it was unacceptable. The replacement meal was the same but I just rolled with it. I have been going to this restaurant since I was a child growing up in the Richmond. Based on this last experience I will not be returning
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  • Consistently Great
    GreatDine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Always consistent for an excellent meal, you'll always know you're getting top-notch food and service at this San Francisco institution. The food was great and so was the service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    HOPR is always a fun place to go, but the wait is insane. We had reservations and they were still 20+ minutes late! We arrived 45 minutes before our reservation time but the service all around was S-L-O-W.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Prime Rib ever!
    Debdoll
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    If you want Prime rib, this is the Only place to go. Everything from the salad or choice of potatoes, fresh sourdough bread and of course, prime rib is excellent. You have the choice of four cuts of prime rib and If you don't like prime rib, they make a delicious salmon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SF Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I have been told to come here for so long just never made it happen. I finally went for a birthday and had a wonderful time. Great drinks, amazing food, and the service is great. Even though the menu is very to the point everything was delicious. The vibe is also great old school classic dining. I would recommend this place to just about anyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Had to wait 25 minutes for our table despite having a reservation but we did enjoy the bar while we waited. It was our anniversary dinner, had hoped for a more romantic table…. we were not tucked away in a cozy booth (made reservations months in advance) Our waiter was great and the food very good (except the salad a little watery) They gave us a complimentary bowl of ice cream for our anniversary and took a picture of us as a gift. The picture was a fabulous idea!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good meal
    Marc
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is a San Francisco classic. They do one thing and they do it extremely well. The prime rib is fantastic, the service is excellent and the bar really knows how to make cocktails. The only negative - it is quite noisy. Still, an outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Good Place
    Claire
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    If you're looking for a nice gathering place that won't let you leave hungry, then House of Prime Rib is your place. Service was good, although on this particular night (during the weekday), there were plenty of parties and staff was short, so service was not as attentive as usual or as it can be, but it didn't take away from coming back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great experience
    Steaklover
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    First time visiting San Francisco and was recommended by a friend to dine here. Was pleasantly surprised by the service and food here and enjoyed my dining experience. Would definitely visit again when I come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth it!
    John
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great Prime Rib. Look to make reservations a week early so you get in, but energetic restaurant with good drinks, nice ambience and delicious prime rib. Have wanted to try this place for a few years and finally made it; I wasn't dissappointed & will make it back when in San Fran!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A unique experience
    AmyDVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I am always blown away by how well this restaurant is run, like a well-oiled machine. The service is always fantastic, and every detail is attended to without fail. The prime rib is mouth watering.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never happened like this before
    RoadWarrior
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    From the table being a bit wobbly (fixed with a book of matches) to the servers inattentiveness at times to the (GASP) well done piece of PrimeRib served to me (asked for MedRare.........which was replaced in short order to be fair), to waiting and waiting and waiting for dessert and refills on coffee after the meal..............well, other than that, it was great. It is very difficult to have this experience be a home run every time out, but I think this happens once inawhile in very, very successful restaurants. Usually this happens to others in the 8 or 10 p.m. seatings, but my reservation was 5:30, so maybe the team wasn't ready to "hit it" when the doors opened that night. Oh well...........
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining experience
    Teocm
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Now I know why it's always full everyday. Great food (bread was hot and delicious, Salad was scrumptious and King Henry was tender and flavorful!), great wines n cocktails, friendly service. Noise level was high but I guess you can't escape that in a popular place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I have never been a prime rib fan. I think maybe because it was never done as well as the House of Prime Rib did it. The food was great and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must visit while at SFO
    Grone
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Simple menú choices for a classic prime rib experience. Good wine list and bar. Meat has a superb taste. Mind you is a popular, busy venue so ambiance is quite hectic and noisy, buy friendly.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time, very happy!!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    It was my first time and I knew it was going to be good. But everything about the night was great...service, drinks, food and atmosphere was wonderful!! Would go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.