House of Prime Rib

4.8
9715 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service. The salad is not that good, but the prime rib was excellent

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JA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was 8:30 and we wanted to eat earlier so we had to eat at the bar.

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

House of Prime Rib is exactly what the name implies. You get excellent prime rib. If your entire party is ready for some delish red meat, go.
It.is.loud. and crowded.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waiter this time was no where near as good as Antonio my usual waiter

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Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and ambience - if we’re being nit picky, the restaurant was really hot and somewhat loud, but overall a wonderful experience. We’ll be back with other out of town guests

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

Food is good but nothing special and over priced. Service isn't what I expect from a restaurant so famous. We won't go back

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

House of Prime Rib is a great option for a weekend getaway that you would like to make extra special. The prime rib is exquisite! The best I've ever had. The mashed potatoes were my favorite side. The creamed corn and the creamed spinach were just okay- not too bad but not anything special. The Yorkshire pudding was my least favorite of the whole meal. It was split in half between my boyfriend and I, and was plopped onto my plate on top of my sides by the waiter. I didn't appreciate it blanketing over my food like that. Both my boyfriend and I ended up moving it to our bread plates and not touching it for the rest of the evening. The warm sourdough bread they served in the beginning of the meal was delicious and therefore was used to soak up the delicious juices and fixings of my meal! The salad was a great experience to watch be tossed, however our waiter dropped the salt and you could visibly see he was annoyed with himself and didn't want to execute the rest of the performance that each waiter at HOPR has been choreographed to perform table side. All in all, I would definitely consider coming again for a special occasion. No more than twice a year, though, because it is an expensive restaurant. However, I definitely believe everyone should try to go at least once in their life to see what HOPR has to offer!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a family dinner and love going here. We go maybe 1-2 times a year and it’s great for kids and adults. Valet parking is very convenient, especially with little ones. Will be back again!

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and great food. Overall great experience

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DM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Server offered to switch out the house salad for a salad with oil and vinegar, then forgot and didn’t mind that 2 of the 3 salads were untouched.
Also, I requested a birthday celebration for my husband and nothing arrived but the check!
It’s the place to go for prime rib but don’t expect personal attention.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a friends dinner and it was the best choice we made! The food was delicious and the service was amazing. Thank you for making this worth it!

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were four of us in our group. The prime rib was outstanding as was the service and drinks. It had been years since I had been to HOPR and they certainly did not disappoint after all these years. We recommend this place to anyone who likes prime rib and wants a fantastic dining experience.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our prime rib meal seemed to lack flavor. Service was a little less than average. It felt rushed and less personal and we got the impression that they were moving us along faster so that they can get the next customers at our table. We haven't been here in a couple years and now it seems like it has changed for less positive reasons.

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DI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's as if one day God rolled up his sleeves and decided to create the perfect restaurant..

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VW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to dine with family! Love the salad and of course the prime rib as well!!

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SS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service from my waiter and the staff

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B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best prime rib ANYWHERE! We have been going here for over 40 years and I love it so much..

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

It was so hot we couldn’t enjoy our meal.

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P
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a reason the House of Prime Rib is crowded nightly and reservations need to be made well in advance. The complete Prime Rib dinner with salad and sides is top of the line, and the price easily beats that of comparable steak houses.

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r
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! I did feel our food took a little long to come out, but that also may have been because our table were SUPER hungry. With out reservation, we were seated almost immediately even though we were around 30 minutes early. The server was tentative and made sure our food and drinks were to our standards.

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y
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love HOPR, come here at least 1x a year! Food is always on point and I come out overly full, but totally worth it. Service was a bit off last night...waiter seemed pretty flighty and also forgot my espresso at the end of the night. BUT he brought it anyways and comped it, so all ended well.

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Philippines
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best prime rib EVER. Great service and beautiful place. Couldn’t have asked for more!

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San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding prime rib at the House of Prime Rib! We always have a great time here. Great bar, friendly staff (the carvers are super), and delicious food. This visit our waiter seemed a little "off;" just not quite up to the usual, high standards of this restaurant (maybe he wasn't feeling well or prehaps had some issue in his life that bothered him). But we didn't let that bother our evening; we were celebrating. We still had a wonderfu time! We will return soon.

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NH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time! The servers were very attentive and explained everything!

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LW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our friend's birthday and had a great time with exceptional food and service.

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TG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service, dining room is loud though!

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D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent, delicious, warm, friendly. Always a terrific dinner with the best prime rib and sides.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My birthday, it was a good experience for my first time here.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ‘old school’ feel.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for a friend, amazing as always!

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GL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meat was cooked to med/rare perfection! Even the loaded baked potato and creamed spinach were outstanding. Not to mention the house salad dressed at the table.

Expensive and must make reservations WAY in advance but definitely worth it for a special occasion!

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality and fun dining experience! We always have the best time at House of Prime Rib

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as always

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s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The House of Prime Rib still serves some tasty prime rib but the noise and overall dining experience has deteriorated over the years. Ever since the cocktail lounge was converted to additional dining space, it seems the focus has been on volume of customers served.
The famous salad is not what is was; the serving is smaller and ingredients not as choice as years past.
We enjoyed our dinner but if you are looking for a restaurant that is less active and less noisy, you may want to dine elsewhere.

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OA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

House of Prime is amazing! We heard that it was an old fashioned place with good food and service. We did not expect it to be so reasonably priced. I ordered the extra large cut of Prime Rib which has a bone and is said to be 14 oz. It looked huge and tasted great. I was surprised that for under $50 I got a huge and delicious salad, bread and later cornbread, Yorkshire pudding, wonderfully seasoned creamed spinach, loaded baked potato, and creamed corn. 3 types of Horseradish that were different strengths and all excellent and as much Au Jous as you want. Honestly, I should not have eaten all of that food, but it all tasted so good. I advise that you take some home if you do not want to gain weight. We also had the English Cut which was thinner style and it was excellent as well, though we both enjoyed the thicker more traditional cut better. The martinis are killer. They shake it at the table, pour you a martini, and leave you the shaker cup. Honestly - truly excellent food, great service, and outstanding prices for what you get. No wonder we had to make reservations 3 months in advance!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!

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m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant anywhere. Like anywhere on the whole planet!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just does not disappoint

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