House of Prime Rib

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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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J
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic prime rib!!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great server! Super knowledgeable staff.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always outstanding. They go above and beyond taking care of you. Aaron was a great waiter and made it a very pleasurable experience.

DL
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As us us the overall experience was excellent

FG
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST PROME RIB, PERIOD! My family & I flew up the SF from Riverside just to have The House of Prime Rib for my birthday. This restaurant never lets us down.

DS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and great, attentive staff.
The loaded baked potato, salad and Yorkshire pudding were superb.
But, the Prime Rib was nothing special.
It was tough to cut, and the taste was nothing special.
For a place that specializes in their Prime Rib, this was very disappointing.
I will not go back, but others may want to try it ONCE for the ambiance.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quintessential San Francisco. I have been dining here since a kid and it continues to get better and better.

KP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was excellent. The nose level was ridiculous. We had to yell to communicate with each other.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday dinner ever!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! A definite SF destination

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

We waited in total almost an hour to get seated even though we got there 10 minutes early for the reservation and people who arrived later kept on getting seated before us, those folks only waiting 5-10 minutes until we were literally the only group left minus one that just arrived. We had to follow up 3 times total before we were seated, the second time following up that it would only be 5 minutes more but we waited another 15 minutes and people were still getting seated before us.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our reservation were at 8pm for party of 6, by 8:01pm, someone called us to see if we can make it while we are arriving to the valet parking. He said he would hold the table for 10 minutes. At 8:06pm, I went to tell the host that we were here. We have an elder in our party, took her 4 minutes to walk there. The host told us we need to wait 10 minutes for our table. We wait 30 minutes. By 8:35pm, a waitress came and tried to settle us to a table in a big group party which we saw it was vacated the whole time while we were waiting. Because of the noise from the big party, we asked for another table. The waitress asked us to wait for another 10 minutes. 10 minutes later, no one come and tell us the status of the table, I needed to go ask for it. We finally got our table at 8:55pm.
We come here for our special occasions for more than 25 years, we never have had this time’s feeling. Host very unprofessional by calling us at 8:01pm. The staffs were not happy, no smile on their face.....very disappointed and feeling so sad that one of our favorite restaurant changed so much. The atmosphere are very different from before.....

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cousin in town for first time

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have going here for over 40 years. This time was completely different than any other time I have eaten. It was my daughter’s 13th birthday. Upon arrival we were seated at our table. The wait person welcomed us and asked if we had been here before and would we like something to drink. I ordered a Diet Coke. Probably 10 minutes later the Waiter returned and took out order. My Diet Coke still had not been delivered Salad was brought to our table and it tasted vinegary and peppery. My daughter did not finish hers. When the prime rib was delivered I noticed the cuts were smaller than in the past. I had a hard time cutting mine and the knife was not sharp and the meat was actually cold. During our meal I was asked if I wanted another Diet Coke and I said u would. We finished our meal my Diet Coke has not arrived. I plates were cleaned up. At no time was I offered more meat. Did they stop this tradition? The writer then came over and asked we wanted dessert. Usually I am so full the answer is no but this time I was still hungry. I reminded the waiter that it was my daughter’s birthday and he said we offer her ice cream. I had a piece of cheesecake. I can only say I will try it again to see if it was just an off night. But, for the price I can not recommend this place, unless it improves.

S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated about 20 minutes early, so that got things off to a solid start. Our server, Brandon, was exceptionally friendly and added a nice touch of humor to the evening. As for the food, there really aren't words. Everything was outstanding.

CV
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

All four of us had prime rib in varying cuts and varying degrees of doneness. Everyone thought the prime rib was outstanding. The restaurant is very crowded and a bit noisy. The service was fine and the rest of the meal went well with the prime rib (salad, potato, creamed spinach, yorkshire pudding). The key for us was the prime rib and it was well worth the visit. The cocktails were well made and the waiter had some great wine suggestions. We would go back and highly recommend if you are looking for some great prime rib.

B
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fourth visit. Superb as always. Collin, our server took care of us from the moment we sat down to the minute we left. Meat was tender, cooked to perfection and rare as I love it. Best baked potato anywhere. Fabulous drinks!! Overall, amazing evening!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for my family was great. Food & service were awesome, as always. Still love the whole experience!

m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!

David (our waiter) was the best!

DH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place gives you the old fashioned service you used to get at a restaurant. They don't just serve the food. The salad is dressed in front of you, so is your potato and your prime rib is wheeled out on a covered cart by the chef, who then cuts your meat while you sit salivating. It is seasoned and cooked to perfection and by far the best restaurant experience I've had in ages. First class meal. Make a reservation or you won't get in. Highly recommend it. If I make it to San Francisco again, this will be the first reservation I make.

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday!!

l
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Better than I remember. The food, service and vibe is always on point. My piece of prime rib was absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection. Service was great. We didn't have any dessert cause we were all so stuffed. Our server heard us say happy birthday to one friend and he automatically bought out a sundae w/ a candle for her. He did this without us asking or saying anything. Always look forward to returning.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My father had never been, and this was a great first experience for him. The food and service was wonderful as usual.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was my second visit and the 1st for my 5 guests. Our food was wrong, drinks were late and the removed from the table before they were finished. Disappointed as I had really talked about how great it was my 1st visit.

V
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good prime rib and yummy sides. Our group has 3 different cuts and everyone enjoyed. The baked potato is much larger than the portion of mashed potatoes.

Service was very good. The restaurant feels a bit cramped and is very noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience at House of Prime Rib! We went to celebrate our 17 year anniversary and it couldn’t have been more perfect! Our server was very attentive and friendly and the food was amazing. I definitely plan on going back and would recommend House of Prime Rib to anyone!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had a reservation for one but I was treated very well, like a VIP!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Reservation was pointless. Waited for 40 minutes. Told it was for a bday and they could care less

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The server seemed to be in a hurry and it showed a little when taking orders and serving food. He forgot to serve Yorkshire pudding to one of the people at the table although this was corrected immediately by him bringing a new one. We were not officially told about the ‘2nd’ although we kind of knew it but it would have been great if we were informed about this. Overall experience was good.

RA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wedding Anniversary

KC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Purely for the food alone at the least. The quality is always amazing and delicious.

The servers are always attentive despite the busy-ness of the restaurant.

P
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A colleague recommended House of Prime Rib while my boyfriend and I were in town for a few days. I was able to make a reservation for Friday, 10/4 at 8:30PM. Everything about our first time visit was phenomenal. Our waiter David was outstanding.

Let's just say we will be back next time in town. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening at your restaurant.

Regards, Pennye

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iness was our server and she was fantastic. So sweet and we loved her little tricks with the salad.

J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always and superb prime rib.

KD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome service & food

A
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Steve was excellent. It was our first time being in the restoration and He explained to us how it works when choosing the type of cut of the meat. Love the ambience of the place. Enjoy seeing the silver cart carrying the meat. A little noisy but it didn't bother me. Enjoyed the meal while having conversation with my friends. I will definitely come back here again.

k
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service as usual

AL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Good service by the waiter, but not-so-friendly wine steward. Not even a smile on his face, nor was he willing to open his mouth to engage us. Wondering if we ordered an inexpensive wine, that wasn't worthy his time to talk to us or be more pleasant. Maybe it should mention on the wine menu how much it would cost to see him smiling and talking to the customers.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Calvin was an amazing host who was very knowledgeable about wine and his place of work.

RD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and a walk through one San Franciscos living time capsules. Recommend to everyone who appreciates culture and cuisine.

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