House of Prime Rib

4.9
11637 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 11637 people are saying
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4.9
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStaceyK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating an early Father’s Day last night

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vipAdamK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th time having dinner here & it’s always been fantastic! Best Prime Rib you will ever have and a really great selection of wine as well. Just make sure you make a reservation several weeks in advance as it’s always full. Will definitely be back again!

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vipLinda
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server, along with the rest of the staff, could not have been better. However, the noise level was out of control. Rather disappointing as my many previous visits were not that way. Food was excellent!

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KBrig
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience and wonderful staff.

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viptcbfast
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The House of Prime Rib specializes in one thing...Prime Rib...Don't bother coming if you want anything else. Prime Rib is king and the cuts are tender, juicy and just the right portion to fit all appetites.

We started off the evening with their famous three-pour martinis. I had a glass of Klinker Brick Syrah with my dinner. We always enjoy the smaller City Cut. With all the sides (huge salad, baked potato, Yorkshire pudding, creamed spinach and great bread), it is just the right amount for us.

The next size up would feed a bigger appetite in my opinion...any larger and you'll be taking home leftovers for sure (not that that's a bad thing). The service is always top notch and you still get your souvenir photo of your delightful evening...still a treat.

For dessert, we went with the berry trifle. WOW. It was a perfect balance of berries to creme anglise. So delicious...we shared it and that was plenty.

The service is still as top notch as ever...another of those old San Francisco establishments that kept their wait staff as long as possible during COVID.

As to cost it is truly an excellent value for a lovely evening out. We will return as always.

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vipEileenM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From checking in to the wonderful wait staff this place never disappoints!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taking my Dad out early for Father’s Day was a mid-day treat that everyone enjoyed! The service was excellent and the food is always outstanding. We are so glad that HPR is open and we can enjoy dinning in again!

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vipChrisS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the HOPR. They do it right

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vipRobertL
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistently a great meal that you can find in The City!! Love the standard bread, salad and the house cut of prime rib that you can order with the accompanying creamed spinach or cream corn along with the Yorkshire pudding and baked potato or mashed potatoes!! A stellar meal!! Yes...I will go back and back to rekindle those moments of past visits!! My best go-to meal in The City!!

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JudyZ
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The price of the meal comes with bread, salad, corn, potatoes and the prime rib. The corn was extremely good as well as the sour dough bread. The salad was also very good. We had to ask for more butter for the baked potatoes because they were otherwise dry. The prime rib was more on the rare side than medium rare and unfortunately the prime rib lacked flavor and seasoning. I even tried it with a little horseradish but still lacked flavor. Overall, the meal was good but I had higher expectations for the prime rib. What we make at home has much more flavor.

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Janet
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit loud since it was fully packed , but great food and great service.

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vipDIDI
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since Covid lockdown. Everything was as special and wonderful as it always was. Prices up a bit but we’ll worth it. Prime rib is cooked and served exactly the way you request it. All of the fixings are fantastic.

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vipMarie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service here is ALWAYS wonderful. The food varies but was good on this trip. For some reason the spinach which they serve with almost every meal was mediocre but the corn was great. Takes a Long time to get in for reservations...Months in fact at this time so if you are thinking about going sometime make a reservation now.

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Anvq
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Advance Father’s day celebration. Blue was attentive to our needs. Great food and value . Tasty prime rib.

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Jackie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, and everything was terrific! Friendly waiter, great cuts of prime rib. And the English trifle dessert was delicious.

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CatC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! The service was great and the food and ambience were great per usual!

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BillK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally a wonderful experience. From checking in to paying the bill. It was very nice. Expensive, but nice.

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Nursemama
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a my birthday and couldn’t have been more pleased by service and food. We have been coming here since the 90’s and still thoroughly enjoy every meal. Service was excellent and left very full!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, with great service!! Had a lovely time

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vipLaurenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all-time favorite restaurants. The food, the service, the martinis - everything about this place is 5 star.

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MichaelH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT RESTAURANT. HOW MANY POINTS DO I HAVE WITH OPEN TABLE? COULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW? THANJKS.

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Hutch
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have reviewed House of Prime Rub enough to last a lifetime! It has and continues to be a favorite! Never have had a bad experience. Their prices keep going up. They may price themselves out of business.

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The1WiTheGun
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aaron (our server) was awesome and fun, and the meat, prepared by Rivera, was mind-blowingly delicious! We loved the mashed potatoes and spinach and corn, too; oh, and the salad! I meant to pick up a bottle of that dressing but I forgot… Looks like we’ll need to go back! :D

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best prime rib I have ever had!!

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Mono
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Feeling kind of rushing us to finish all in an hour. We didn't even cut the bread up and the salad was there already. While just laying the salad fork, our server was already asking the Chef to get our prime rib ready. My server did check on us but seems busy running around due to short staff. Portion are definitely smaller than before.

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jkaki00
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We used to come here every family birthday, graduation, anniversary, etc. We didn't come for 1-1/2 years because of the Pandemic, but returned last night to celebrate a graduation.
The prices are much higher, while the portions are smaller. We didn't mind the smaller portions so much, but the higher prices are just gouging. There also were much fewer choices in the menu--basically one fish option and no more crustaceans for non-red meat eaters.
The service was poor as well. We had a trainee prepare our salad, and she hardly spun it and poured too much seasoning salt without mixing it. We usually love the salad, but all three of us left almost half of our salad because it had clumps of seasoning salt.
Although the restaurant was less than full capacity, the wait staff also didn't refill our drinks very often. It was like we were being punished because I, very politely and gently, said the salads were too salty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We were not asked if we were celebrating anything.The waitress was in a hurry to go to other tables and didn’t check on us.She gave me my husbands prime rib with my sides and laughed it off.Food was Great!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib is just Awesome but the cocktails + sidecar…? AmAzInG!

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vipCulinaryCritique
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HOPR has always been my family's go to for special occasions. We love the consistency of the food (pre and pst Covid) and last night was equally wonderful. The meal was exceptionally good and the staff was very attentive. HOPR never disappoints!

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MayA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always good. First timers will not be disappointed, although experience may fade with frequent visit. Service is exceptional. Depending on the vibe you're going for, this place could either make it or break it for you. To me, it felt cramped and too dark.

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BrandonR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, HOPR does not disappoint. Great food and ambiance - if you go here, you know what you’re going for.

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SuziC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal as always. This is a perfect place that we always return for special occasions

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. A must have restaurant for SF natives or someone just visiting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally able to celebrate my birthday again at HOPR. Best spot in town.

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NatsM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful as usual. Except we got seated 30 minutes after our reservation and the host walked us around in a circle through the restaurant to tell us that the seat we were supposed to sit in was taken.

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vipLisa
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Finally back at HOPR and boy did we miss this place! We've been going to this restaurant since we were kids. So to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, it was great to be able to celebrate here. Service was great. Our waiter, Orlando, was super nice, got all our orders correct and was very attentive. Asked how everything was more than once. Almost at each interval.
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A man in a suit came over and asked how everything was, and everything was good. I was finally able to meet Evan (manager). I wanted to put a face to the name/voice since we spoke 3 times on the phone. It was very nice to meet him.
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Our bus person/Orlando's assistant was EXCEPTIONAL!! Mr Lee (he told us his name was Mr Lee several years ago). He always greets us warmly and we're ALWAYS happy to see him. He's always very attentive, helpful and he's Always so kind. We were especially happy to see him even after the pandemic. He's definitely a keeper. I hope they give him a raise!
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I ordered King Henry cut (medium/pink) and hubby got the city cut (end cut). Definitely smaller than before. We weren't sure if we got the wrong cut, so we Asked if we got the house cut instead of KH cut. Orlando said that was the KH cut. It was good but not as "melt in your mouth" as pre-pandemic. Every time we used to go, it was always melt in your mouth good, it was like heaven in every bite. The sides were still consistent and on point. We had sautéed spinach and baked potato. OMG, sooo good.
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As for dessert, we shared a strawberry shortcake. Just as we remembered it. On point like always.
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Overall, this is still a great place to go to if ur in the city and craving prime rib (and if u can get a reservation).

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vipNinaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was my birthday, and that was mentioned in the booking notes. They sat us at the worst table in the restaurant. It was a round table near the entrance. It was too big for our party of five. We were so far away from each other we could not hear each other at all. All the wait staff was zooming back and forth behind us too, it was very distracting. Worst birthday dinner ever.

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JoyL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it and will always go back every chance we get.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be back at house of prime rib the food just as fantastic as always. Thank you for being open.

FAQs

House of Prime Rib offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 885-4605.

House of Prime Rib is rated 4.9 stars by 11637 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.