House of Prime Rib

4.7
10015 reviews
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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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KD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Servers are always so nice...food is excelent and prices are not crazy high that is the reason why i keep coming back... it hard to get a reservation if not way in advance but it is expected as the restaurant has pretty good food and is always so busy.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prime Rib is absolutely incredible and the service if top of the line, old school traditions that still translate today.

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

Classic meal that satisfies every time! Service and food were impeccable.

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

I enjoyed my meal the service was amazing

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

As usual it was a wonderful experience. The prime rib was excellent. Service was stellar And we had a wonderful time. Will definitely return again

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

Awesomeness
And Shahryar was awesome too.. he's definitely a keeper

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

The service was great. Our waiter was super friendly and very patient. We got seated right away even though we arrived a little early. Overall it was a great dinner.

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

Awesome food and awesome service.

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Wanted to take my kids since HoPR is an SF institution but was disappointed. The service is brusque, they want you in and out. We were in a cramped booth with an extra chair on the outside which was in the way of the servers. The prime rib and enormous baked potato was fantastic but the salad not very original (romaine and a just ok dressing). The beer selection for my husband was super basic, we expected more elevated choices. For what you pay we’ll go to Harris’ next time for a more chill and upscale experience.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Never disappoint s

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid food,service, very good value. So good even after all these years.

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MW
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The prime Rib is the best even better than Lawry's in Beverly Hills

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a must-go classic SF experience. Juicy prime rib, the most amazing salad, unfussy cocktails and impeccable service.

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K
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

House of Prime Rib is a favorite of ours and we were there to celebrate my sons birthday. We put that we were celebrating his birthday on our reservation yet we needed up in the middle of an aisle. Our table was clearly placed where it was to “squeeze “ us in since we were completely blocking a booth and had no room to move around. The food and service were excellent as always but we constantly being bumped into and I felt like an after thought. I made this reservation 9 months ago, it wasn’t a last minute thing and yet we got what was the worst table in the house. I guess my take away from this experience is to not eat here on a Friday or Saturday night because I’ll probably end up in an aisle with strangers butts hitting my head all night long.

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V
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my beau’s milestone birthday. I wasn’t expecting much, but we had a lovely time together.
My wedge of Yorkshire pudding was fluffy and light, but egg-y and indulgent. Favourite thing was the dark and complex au jus that my cut of beef was bathed in. If you don’t eat meat, don’t come here. Our server, Vicky, was entertaining and attentive. Even though the restaurant was packed, (I booked our reservation weeks in advance, and managed to get a table for 9pm) Vicky still managed to find the time to break out a camera take a photo of us, and printed us a copy as a keepsake. A meal we won’t forget, and we have the picture posted on the fridge to keep the magic fresh in our minds.

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J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

our waiter, David, was great. Super efficient but still funny and personable

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A
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is so lovely and old-timey in the best way possible. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely worth visiting for an experience of a "SF institution". The starter salad is a little sad (had a day-old vibe), but the dressing was delicious. It would be improved vastly with a few bacon bits on top! The cocktails are amazing, and definitely value for money. The wine list is good also. The star of the show (the prime rib) is worth every penny, especially if you can manage seconds! The spinach is superior to the corn, so make sure you pick correctly! Their espresso drinks can definitely use some work (they had zero crema on them), but dessert was rich and delicious in a way you expect from an old time prime rib place. Great experience over all!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday.
The place is iconic.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It used to be cheaper. Otherwise still awesome

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Place was packed side were okay. Felt like it was too busy to deliver excellent service. Not enough staff people were nice. Loud. I wouldn’t bring kids. Good but not great.

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b
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Our experience was NOT like any we have had in the past!! We arrived with our granddaughter and her boyfriend and were seated almost immediately at the table that I had requested which was #43.
Our waiter greeted us and was very helpful with the menu.
We ordered drinks for all and looked at the menu of which we all knew having been there before. A little side note my husband and I have going to the House of Prime Rib since our marriage back in the 1950's. Well the salad came on "very small plates", and then the server brought our "prime rib". I tried to cut a small bite and could barely get the knife to cut the meat. It was tough and stringy!!!!!!!!
WOW what happened to the House of Prime Rib???? Our Yorkshire pudding was soggy and flat. Our bill including tip was around $500.00. We were so sorry for our granddaughter as she had wonderful news to tell us and we had hoped that this would be a wonderful evening for her and not her boy friend but her fiance. She had proposed in Iceland to him and wanted to tell us the great news.

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RH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They do mainly one thing here, and they do it very well. Good value as everything is included in your meal.

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CG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Every time we've been to House of Prime Rib we're always happy with the service and food. The only thing is the noise level is loud. If you're planning to go there for a nice quiet dinner I would not recommend it.

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SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this restaurant since 80’- now 2019... So appreciate They’re keep up the good work!👍🏼

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great! If you haven't ate here yet you SHOULD!

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BS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love HOPR! So much fun!

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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as usual. Our waitress, Monika, was amazing.

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AD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go here 3-4 times a year. King Henry's for life!

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DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, but difficult to get a reservation.

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TL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was fantastic and the waiter was there for our every need. It was a 5 star restaurant experience without the 5 star price. For the price you’re not going to find a better value for perfectly cooked prime rib

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BL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gracias una excelente experiencia las personas fueron muy amables y divertidas

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Italy
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maggio 2019- premesso che siamo carnivori, che 15 giorni fa siamo stati da Cecchini a Panzano in Chianti e che Keens l’abbiamo fatto lo scorso anno....questa fetta di prime rib vale il viaggio. È irraggiungibile, non riproducibile...fanno solo questo e si vede: lo stato dell’arte! Il resto son solo conterni, scenette e poco altro. Locale tipico americano con bancone bar in mogano fighissimo, boiserie in legno ovunque e vetri colorati. Assolutamente da non perdere a costo di attraversare tutta Frisco per andarci.

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SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

It was our first time eating here, and we really enjoyed our food. However, there were just so many customers packed like sardines. It was like an extremely loud bar. We had to yell each other to speak across our table which was pretty small. It was disappointing since I had expected a nice fine relaxing dining experience. Again, the food was delicious, but for those who also enjoy the whole dining experience, I would not recommend this place.

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

Everything, from the food to the service was wonderful! +The largest cut (king henry) is enough for 2 people!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Seated 30 minutes after reservation time without a single apology. Asked for medium rare, got closer to medium well.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our wonderful experience started with the great bar service from Sandra. Sarah and chef Jose continued to take care of us all night during dinner. Thank you.

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephen was beyond amazing!

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still have top marks in my book. The surroundings the food, the SALAD! It was amazing! It may take months to get in there if you are a lowly citizen like me yet it is worth the wait.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brandon was great and took excellent care of us for our bday dinner celebration. Love the House of Prime Rib!

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HL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

House of Prime delivered the full classic beef dining experience and more. The rooms are perfect for keeping the noise level down so you can have a conversation and the food, from the domed carts and table service to the last bite was outstanding

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