House of Prime Rib

4.8
11802 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JiaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a lot of demand for this restaurant so the reservation has to be booked about a month or more in advance. Since this restaurant specializes in prime rib, they are extremely good at it. The service was fantastic. The wait staff go out of their way to make your meal enjoyable. The ambiance is exactly what you would expect of a no-nonsense steak house.

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NancyN
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We have come to House of Prime Rib many many times and we’re very excited to be back! The food was delicious as always! There were a couple of things that made the experience a little frustrating though. 1) Prices have gone UP!!! 2) My son asked for half and half creamed spinach/creamed corn which was an option presented by the waiter. We were charged extra for that without warning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for me and my girlfriend, definitely not disappointed. Creamed spinach, salad and loaded baked potato were out of this world! Got the king henry cut medium rare. Could not finish it. My girlfriend got hers medium. The part that was well done was a bit dry for my taste. Forgot the name of the dessert we ordered, but it was cheese cake, chocolate mousse and chocolate cake all in one slice! Definitely going again.

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MelindaH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Never had a bad or service experience.

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IanD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best prime rib I've ever had, side dishes are great, too.

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Victor
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib I've ever had! Definitely worth the wait.

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DaleM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and individualized service, plus superb food

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MarcelL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to celebrate a birthday! Will look forward to going back

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BillS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been patronizing this establishment for almost 30 years. It is iconic and just an amazing experience. The menu is so straight forward it is unremarkably fantastic! The do prime rib and it is the best in the region!

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DavidK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Prime Rib in town. Good wine list at a reasonable markup.

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DarciH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Our server was top notch!

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maureenc
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib around. Disappointed that they have utilized all of the bar areas into eating areas. You can't even sit at the bar to have a drink. They got a little greedy and only serve dinners at the bar now.

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vipChristineC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful and our waitress was fantastic!

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ChaseZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great and explained everything since it was my first time eating here. The food was delicious and very filling. The complaint I have is the hostess forgot to check us in when I arrived 15 minutes early. After catching the attention of the manager he realized what had happened and had us seated right away. Overall I would have to say it was a great experience.

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KeriG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! A little crowded and noise.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was out of this world! Definitely will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everything tasted outstanding. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always! We will be back next month! Loved our server Marcus and a great night!!

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Wellserved
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for celebration and get together. Staff is excellent, very attentive and friendly. Very nice ambience. And of course, the food is perfect!

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vipMonicaC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my birthday!

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
361 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursday dinner at HoPR. Things are hopping like the good ol’ days. Smell the Au Jus……Took Uber from Alameda so two of us could drink a lot of Grey Goose and Duckhorn. Darlene, our wonderful server, kept the drinks coming. Of course we both had the biggest cut, so juicy and marbled. Still the best deal in the city, a true landmark and shrine to the ways of the past.

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Soozh
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner at HOPR...our favorite SF restaurant with fabulous prime rib dinners. This is not your ubiquitous a la carte steakhouse. Dinner includes fresh bread, fresh salad, tender meat, delicious creamed spinach and top-notch drinks and wine list. We will see you again (and again, and again!)

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MexGuat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not the usual HoPR experience due to service. My husband and I brought our 2 kids for the 1st time since it's such a great place and we thought they were ready for the experience. There was a miscommunication with the waiter, we asked for our kids to split a kids meal since they don't eat much. The waiter asked which cut we'd like for the kids and we agreed the English would be best. Long story short, we got charged for a full adult English Cut instead of the kid's meal. We spoke to the waiter about it and he said sorry. Also we ended up pouring our bottle of wine and didn't really have anyone come check in on how things were going.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and service were excellent as usual! Best restaurant in SF!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt and Davida made our visit very enjoyable and memorable. The food was amazing and we can’t wait to return. Thank you to The House of Prime Ribs team members!!

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matt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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RobertC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of six had a wonderful time. The food was excellent. The service was outstanding, and our waiter Douglas was terrific. A great evening out.

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JunbV
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib in SF. Worth the 2 year wait. Don’t forget to get your Manhattan at the bar, while you wait to be seated

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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JuliaN
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Place to eat, highly reccomended. The ambience is cozy, lively and the food was excellent.

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MikeC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best. Joe Betts and team have brought the excitement back to dining. Quality first class. Best meal in the City!

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StephanieK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We went to HOPR for my husband’s birthday in 2018 and had a fantastic experience. Not one complaint except it’s very crowded and loud but I expected it due to its popularity…then our subsequent bookings were cancelled due to COVID. We finally got a booking for my birthday yesterday and since our kids love their steaks, we brought them as well this time. Our first experience was 5 star experience from service to food. Sadly this time around it was a 3 so I averaged out our rating to 4. Getting to the valet parking takes some maneuvering. Not a huge deal. Just a little painful with all the no left turns. Once we sat down, the waiter mumbled something about our coats at the front…but he never actually took our coats so we kept them on our seats. Again, not huge deal. Husband and I got the house cuts like last time and kids got the kids cuts. Kids got a good portion but they forgot their included milks until we asked for them. Our house cuts were noticeably smaller than last time here 😕. Mine had a huge bone and fat. Husband had a smaller bone. I do feel they saw maybe I’m a smaller adult or maybe we purposely didn’t finish the salad (to make room for the main course) that they gave us a smaller cut. It’s a fixed price $51/cut so they should all be the same size. After I tried carving out as much meat as possible from the bone with the dull clunky steak knife, I gave up. The waiter actually asked if I wanted a doggy bag for the bone. I explained no thanks this is allll bone. They also charged us $.50 per ice cream for the kids dessert. We thought those were included??? We didn’t bother arguing about $1. Both the waiter and sommelier asked if this was a special occasion and we replied it was my birthday. After all that, they merely stuck a candle in the tiramisu we ordered and paid for. My kids sang happy birthday to me and our fellow nextdoor patrons wished me happy birthday 😆

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vipBlackAngusBirthday
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make reservations, arrive early(for parking sakes), or you can use the Valet @ $14., bring your appetite & order up! The salad spinning show, the Zeppelin of Beef is rolled over to near where you are seated & le voilà...your delicious prime rib is delivered within minutes! Did I mention Delicious? Flavorful & Tender. I will be returning & am getting the Henry the VIII cut next time (If you finish that, you will be receiving an extra small slice, upon request! The sides are classic pairing, the creamed spinach, the fully loaded H U G E baked potato or mashed, creamed corn, & the yorkshire pudding are absolutely wonderful! Bring a group of guests, the more the Merrier!!!
Bon Appétit!

Be aware of the SF Health Mandate that is included on you bill...about 5%

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit in over a decade, nothing changed meaning fab! Attentive and efficient service. Lucky to get a booth. Excellent martinis and reasonably priced wine list. The star of course is the prime rib, classic sides as well. I’ve purchased real prime rib at butcher and so think this is excellent value. With no prices on the website I was pleasantly surprised. All four of us said gotta do this again! Probably next year as it took 4 months to get a reservation.

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RobertV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great prime rib

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MARGARET
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a super birthday party - small group due to COVID - 6 folks. Great service, delicious Prime Rib and service. Love it. It was for hubby's birthday.

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Annalisa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely unforgettable to say the least. Everything was perfect. From the moment we stepped in, to being seated, to the amazing food. This was by far the best prime rib we have ever had.

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vipJeff510
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best prime rib. Timeless

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They did not mention the anniversary that was celebrated for the occasion that I had added to the description of the bookings. Overall love the sf experience as it is a classic restaurant.

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Zarquony2016
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

22 Wedding Anniversary had a wonderful dinner. Prime Rib outstanding. Love the Salad, creamed spinach & mashed potatoes w/brown gravy

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 11802 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.