House of Prime Rib

4.8
12317 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 12317 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing food and service but the noise level in the back round room was so bad we left early. They need sound reduction panels added to that room.

MK
vipMichelleK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So enjoyable! Had been a while but really had a lovely meal.

DP
DennisP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for prime rib which is accompanied by salad made at your table choice of baked potato or mashed with gravy, creamed spinach or creamed corn and puff pastry. Service is excellent and all of their staff are so friendly and attentive. Would recommend highly.

EC
ElizabethC
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco, Matt and Philipe were the best. Our experience was made so special because of the staff and their appreciation for their guests. We will be back to visit every for sure. Thank you so much!

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jennifert
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best!! Would love to have him as a waiter again

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went here for my Birthday. They did a cute surprise and the meal was fantastic. A bit slow on service and dining area was a bit crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent!!! We had such a great time, we will do it again soon!!!

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FastEd
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!! The prime rib is excellent!! So tender that it cuts like butter. Great service.

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VikiC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best creamed spinach ever and the prime rib fabulous. Service was great!

VW
VeldaW
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always enjoy House of Prime Rib. Food and service are great. The noise level was extremely loud. Previously was very romantic.

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TonyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to The House for over 25 years. Family tradition. No one makes Prime Rib like they do.

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BillinCA
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The formula hasn't changed in decades and it still draws a devoted crowd, so who could criticize? I might have grown a little tired of the formula, but the meat didn't seem quite as delicious as in the past. Also the noise level has stayed high, which makes the evening a little less enjoyable. Still, everyone should eat there at least once!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration with my wife and friends

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent. A little dissatisfied with the second piece of meat I got.. it was extremely small and thin.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and a great experience!

DS
DS2853
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere for a dinner with a cause or celebration. They do not skimp on service, portions, or experience.

RG
vipRipleyandGriffysDad
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been over two years since we last dined at this old-school SF institution. And tonight’s experience was every bit as good as we remembered! Six of us celebrated my birthday with a massive prime rib dinner with all the fixings, plus two bottles of exquisite red brought from our cellar, and a fantastic cake from a neighborhood bakery. The service was fantastic, the portions of beef, salad, potato and Yorkshire pudding very generous, and ambiance, well, it was 60’s supper club cool. The waiter decanted the wine we brought in and sliced up and served the cake. And the whole restaurant joined in to sing Happy Birthday. I couldn’t have asked for a better celebration. Thanks, House of Prime Rib! You folks are the best!

JZ
JerryZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best restaurant value in the Bay Area. Food and service has been exceptional for the past 15 years that we’ve been eating at the restaurant.

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Missymel38
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent.. bar service was great...food was amazing..no problem last night!! 100% great service

PL
vipPattyL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Taste and quality of food was solid and service was fabulous, but noticed portions of cuts have gotten smaller. We ordered The largest cut but was not impressed. We’ve had larger at past visits. Disappointing.

MR
MaryR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming for 50 years. It is the Best Prime Rib in the World. I have traveled to many locations but nothing compares. Now it is hard to get a reservation since Uncle Gus is no longer there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun, not just dinner. An experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel our server was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except for a crying child that made the atmosphere a bit tense. The food, drinks and service were all amazing.

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CVCV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love everything about House of Prime Rib! Obviously the prime rib is amazing but my favorite is the salad. Can never go wrong here!

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ScottH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food service and fun!

Thank you very much for a great evening. My family thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Best,
Scott

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HOPR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Make sure you get all your stuff if the waiter is close by. They may never return.

Waiter was terrible. Poor service and not attentive at all. Told us one thing and returned like 20 minutes later. Dined a total of almost 2.5 hours. Biggest wait was between Salad and Prime Rib. Can totally tell the Waiter was way more attentive to other tables.

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Fred
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Sunday dinner rush, time in between meals was long. Table over had a toddler screaming. Made other guest and my table experience an unpleasant evening. Staff tried to help serve them faster and gave their child crayons. Staff was welcoming, exemplary service. Food can never be compared, as always delicious. Will return in a heart beat. Reservations recommended otherwise the wait can be an hour or more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Slightly bummed this time around, meat was room temperature rather than hot. Probably just an off experience.

JB
JamesB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As consistent as ever. Top quality food & service!

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vip2forever1
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic dining at its best! Terrific ambience with tables as well as banquettes. Outstanding bar with generous pours. Serving the perfectly cooked prime rib with tableside carving (don't forget to tip the chef) with Yorkshire pudding and great sides after their classic salad, tossed tableside. Wonderful service! Daniel was our server: friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, attentive, and the ultimate professional. Wine list is very diverse with varying price points. Love going to The House of Prime Rib; makes any occasion special!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our family has been coming here for decades..food was excellent as usual. Ordered 3 King’s Cuts and 1 City. However, we did request a booth in the main dining area twice within the comments, and that we were celebrating our son’s 25th birthday. When we checked -in with the hostess, there was an empty booth in the main dining area; however the host proceeded to seat us at a back booth facing the bustling kitchen, which was distracting. The server stopped by our table twice to say he was going to take our order, but then said he would do so after serving another table’s dinner - he should have simply kept that part to himself. After 15 mins, he took our order in a very hasty fashion - no greeting, “You guys ready to order?” At one point, about half-way through the meal, it seemed that the server became a bit nicer, yet still very brief in interaction. But unfortunately they entirely forgot about our birthday celebration. We had to remind the server. Disappointed no one cared that we noted our birthday celebration and booth request. Off night on service. The experience was not as good this time around.

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Decker
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance. House of Prime Ribs never disappoints.

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Dino
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a great time as usual. The drink service from the bar host was a little slow. But the food was outstanding as usual. Gotta have the "Off menu special"... Seared King Henry Prime Rib. You won't regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always, highly recommended.

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vipAmzfitz
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Blue, made sure that we had everything we needed and made sure that it was a fantastic evening. His recommendations were spot-on and the food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!
The prime rib and the staff never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and a lot of it. Service was friendly. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting San Francisco.

NJ
vipNeemaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was perfect except my cut of prime rib was tough & didn’t have much flavor!

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 12317 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.