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House of Prime Rib

4.8
4.8
13012 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 885-4605

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Management: (415) 885-4605

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Cross street

    Washington St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 13,012 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Steak

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked

  • San Francisco

    Special Occasion

  • San Francisco

    Steak

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

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  1. E

    Espen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place, but a bit to busy and while the quality of the meat was great it was a bit lacking in overall taste.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Everything is the same, every… single… time!!
  3. A

    Alex

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so good. Can’t wait to go back!
  4. M

    Murphair60

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Been here many times before and it’s always fantastic.
  5. P

    Peach

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I've been eating here for 55+ years, the past few times we've noticed that the portions of meat have become quite a bit smaller while the price just keeps getting larger...sadly, that's life these days.....still tasted amazing... I would absolutely continue to recommend HOPR, must have sent at least 100 friends here throughout the years! My favorite all time place to eat!!!
  6. LR

    LoganR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience ever! Service was outstanding!! U will be back.
  7. DK

    DavidK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been here several times and it is always excellent
  8. MM

    MichaelM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to be back ALWAYS love HOPR. I'm even going back again tonight!
  9. J

    Jmst2208

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience from the moment we walked in the door until we left. The service was great. We were talking customers from out of town and they loved the food and service. The experience of The House of Prime Rib should be on everyone’s bucket list!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time at House of Prime Rib. Glad I got to celebrate my birthday with my friends.
  11. VS

    VictoriaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our birthdays and it was the best choice we could have made, from the bread to the awesome melt in your mouth prime rib there was nothing that wasn't delicious. Don't sleep on the mashed potatoes and gravy you will thank me later. The staff was friendly from the time we walked in, the waiter and chef just awesome. Make reservations about a month before your special occasion it is very much worth it. I look forward to returning to San Francisco so that I can once again enjoy this awesome restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always.
  13. b

    brettd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday tradition, always great food and service. Will be coming here every sept 18th for ever!
  14. FE

    FrequentEater

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The House of Prime Rib is a San Francisco tradition! The food and service are always top-notch - come hungry and come often! The place is always packed with reserved guests and walk-ins, so wait times for seating and service can get longer into the night. For that reason, if you're on the impatient side, reserve a table earlier in the evening. But even so, diners will never be disappointed. And save room for dessert!
  15. f

    foodiev

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    This is my favorite place and I look forward to going every year for my birthday. Unfortunately, the waitress who took care of us yesterday night wasn't the most friendliest. Maybe just an off day for her?
  16. F

    Frances

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to House of Prime Rib to celebrate my fiancé's birthday. The service is EXCELLENT and everyone is so kind and attentive. The food was of course, amazing, as well as the atmosphere. Definitely recommend visiting if you can find a reservation!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, the food is wonderful and exactly as expected. The only criticism I can have is that the booths for two are very small and the table gets too crowded. Also, when the front room is full, it's very noisy.
  18. d

    dango

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great. Food is always delicious, staff is friendly, accommodating and professional, and the drinks are well made!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best dining at House of Prime Ribs!
  21. H

    Hngo

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best of all the times I've been. Wonderful service and delicious food. 😋
  22. A

    Amie

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jacklyn was an amazing server. The whole experience was fantastic and the prime rib was outstanding.
  23. YP

    YolandaP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration of son’s birthday
  24. CH

    CassyH

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food is amazing! It took 6 months to get a reservation but so worth the wait. The salad that is prepared table side has so much flavor. From the delicious Primerib, baked potato, creamed spinach and yorkshire pudding, every dish was so tasty. See you in 6 months.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Everything was excellent except for the salad, which was very disappointing as I was really looking forward to it. The lettuce was limp, hardly anything in it. Barely a little bit of beets, big piece of the core in both our salads. Usually the salad is fantastic, this time I rated it a D-.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for two granddaughters.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  28. C

    Clair

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak house I have ever tried. I enjoyed every single food; complimentary bread, salad, side dishes, prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, 3 different kind of horseradish. Must try and make a reservation a head of time if you visit San Francisco. (This place is huge, but it is fully fully booked even on weekdays)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing. Julie, my sever was outstanding!
  30. VC

    VictoriaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've heard good things about House of Prime Rib and they lived up to their reputation. I think they do prime ribs really well and have perfected their limited menu selections. I would definitely go again. The only thing I didn't like was how long it took to make reservations.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time visit. Friendly and attentive staffs. Great food quality. Super busy and crowded even in the weekday visit. Noise level is extremely high during our visit. Only bad thing is we did wait 20+ minutes to be seated after our reservation time, but definitely worth the wait. We normally don’t use valet parking but it definitely worth the $, considering the parking situation near the restaurant. Valet staffs are nice too. We will be back!
  33. f

    fernandom

    Miami

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Totally overrated! Bad service, a lot of noise, the food good but nothing outstanding. I had the opportunity to eat in many best places for the same price.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Reservation was at 8, but wasn’t seated until about 8:40. They comped us our drinks though. Service was great! Food was delicious and exactly what you expect for a place with its reputation
  35. V

    Victory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Glad I made reservations. This place was packed on a Wednesday night.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great (as usual) ! We’ve been coming here since I was a child (many, many years ago)and it never disappoints. The portions are smaller, the prices are a lot higher but it’s worth it for us… However, the salad needs more dressing on it-mine only had very little compared to usual.
  37. KD

    KathyD

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, even the smaller cuts are bigger portions than we can eat, leftovers for dinner last night. 😋
  38. N

    Navin

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still as amazing as ever!
  39. SW

    SharonW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glory days fabulous except for the slobs who came in t shirts and cutoffs!
  40. MC

    MarcyC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Native San Franciscan-best waiter ever!!!!

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

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 4.8 stars by 13012 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington St.

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 885-4605

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Management: (415) 885-4605

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