House of Prime Rib

4.9
11343 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 11343 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iconic, so glad they’re open again.

JP
vipJenniferP
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As delicious as always! Thank you!

DV
DavidV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s just the best! Lives up to its reputation every time!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just as I remember pre-Covid. Every bite of the meal is perfect and the service is impeccable.

RH
RobertaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy. Delicious. Will miss the social distance between tables when Pandemic orders are lifted, but understand the need to serve the huge numbers waiting for and wanting a meal here.

CB
CatherineB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Old school prime rib dinner a large 1950

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RossT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the prime rib was excellent. The Yorkshire pudding was the best we ever had at House of Prime Rib. Get the King Henry cut and bring home anything you can't finish.

Marmalade, our cat, gives 2 paws up for the bones.

As the room filled the noise level increased. It was never at the "exploding bomb" level. We could still have a private conversation.

I hate creamed spinach. The menu does not mention it but they do have creamed corn which I do like.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect birthday dinner with excellent service. Impeccable quality of food and drinks. They make a mean Manhattan w/ Woodford Reserve whiskey and the lemon drop cocktail also deserves honorable mention! They give you as many refills as you’d want on all your sides! Been taking friends and family here for over a decade and will continue to do so :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back dining inside. Back to pre-pandemic form.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A SF stable glad you’re back HOPR!!!! One of my favorite restaurants in the world an absolute must if you’ve never had or a must to revisit if you have!!!

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JamesK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HOPR continues to excel. Long live the king! ps. unless you are 11 years old. you shouldn't be wearing a t shirt to a dinner in the city.

SY
vipSylviaY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has always been great, this time was spectacular because we had one of the best servers we've ever had at HOPR.

JS
vipJeanS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The meat we ordered "medium rare' came almost raw....

We had ordered take out a few months ago and that meat came almost uncooked...very raw....so we ended up cooking the meat so we could eat dinner.

Our companions at dinner reported the same experience with take out...

Needs better quality control and supervision....wait staff could monitor the plates before the guests are served.

I will recommend HOPR, but warn any diner to be clear about what they want and send it back immediately if it is not cooked as ordered

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TonyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to The House for over 20 years. And over the past 10 years have been able to share the wonderful experience with my children. The food the service. Everything is always top notch. We have not eaten inside a restaurant in over a year. We felt there was no better place to get back to indoor dining.

MD
MelissaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 for excellent service and delicious prime rib.

JG
JonathanG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ultimate classic. Unrivalved value and service. Never disappoints. Also offering to go now which was never a possibility previously. Please book and be ready for a meal you will be thinking about for years to come. I suggest the English Cut !

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PennyC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my birthday dinner. The entire staff (all wore masks) was very nice. Temperatures were checked at the door. We were seated at a table more than 6ft. from any other table. The meal began with a small loaf of warm bread followed by a delicious salad. Each of us (4) ordered a different cut of beef. Our wait person told us that due to Covid restrictions, the meat could not be carved at the table. No problem as it did not affect the excellence of the Prime and sides. Despite the fact that we were already full, we shared the complimentary birthday ice cream, complete with candle, and shared 1 piece of the Fantasy dessert. Thought it might be too heavy after the meal, but it was so light and scrumptious. Enjoyed leftovers the following day.

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Happy
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Best prime rib. Loved the salad. Celebrated 40th anniversary. Gave us a free dessert. Our go to place for special occasions.

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vipReservation4one
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always love HOPR: delicious prime ribs, awesome wine selection and consistently great service. During the pandemic shutdown this was one of the few places we missed the most.
We were lucky to get reservations twice since they re-opened. Compared to before, the room was quieter but still lively. During the most recent visit, my cut (king henry 8) was fattier and the creamed spinach was saltier than usual. The wine selection, while smaller, was still abundant and very reasonably priced. Service was outstanding as always. Overall, we had another fabulous time and will seek another reservation whenever possible.

CT
CynthiaT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at House of Prime Rib. It was a different experience this time, but also a good experience. There are distanced tables and hand sanitizers everywhere. The servers are wearing masks and ha die your food with care. The food is still amazing as always.

JW
JamesW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall well experience food was outstanding as well as the drinks were good. Service was very exceptional and I will tip my hat to the chef and server’s.

CM
CMac
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delicious experience even with COVID restrictions in place.

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GriseldaO
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Sons birthday

CC
ChChingy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming here for decades. Despite the challenge from COVID-19, the quality and service is top notch and if House of Prime Rib ever goes away, I would mourn the loss like a close loved one. This place deserves to be the best restaurant in the world.

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Mrohouseofprimeribcustom
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurant. Always great food and service.

MS
MarvaS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time there. Enjoyed my dinner. I will come again.

ER
EnamariR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron our server was very accomodating and was on the ball. The food was great, the Chef came around our table to make sure everything was good. There's nothing but good things to say about the service and the food.

Definitely will bring family and friends here again.

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HelenS
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration and were very pleased with our entire evening. The food, the cocktails and the desserts did not disappoint.

CF
vipCityFoodie
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised when an opening came up on OpenTable as there is a 3 month wait. So we jumped at the opportunity and glad such an amazing time with fantastic service and delicious food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad they're back open as we were here the last night before they closed last year due to Covid. We were in town from OC and ate here Friday Saturday and Sunday.
The best prime rib!

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Jimbo
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being the greatest husband ever, I swung last minute surprise reservations to one of San Francisco’s most beloved and sought-after restaurants: House of Prime Rib.

I ate pickled beets for the first time in my life! The spun salad is amazing and the dressing takes 10 days to make. Also the best sourdough I ever remember eating!! Hands-down best prime rib I’ve ever had; WITH seconds!!

I should really take some blood pressure and cholesterol medication tonight!

But, seriously, feels good to return to “normal,” and especially being normal with one of our favorite spots!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attentive staff. Food couldn’t be more perfect. So happy to be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, & food was amazing. Great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great! The dinner went super smooth. Food was just as good as a remember since the last time I had back in December of 2019 before COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got some friends together to celebrate getting the COVID vaccine. House of prime rib is the best! The staff made everyone feel comfortable! Food was great and the cocktails were incredible. The quality of ingredients is next to none!

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iheartschnitzel
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 24th experience! Simply sublime. Consistency is the food tastes the same now as it did 20 years ago.
Glad they weathered COVID & are open again...an institution

JP
JessicaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at The House of Prime Rib. After a year of waiting, due to the pandemic, we were able to take my grandmother there for her birthday. As always, fantastic service, great drinks, and delicious food. Even with the slight safety changes made due to COVID (meal is brought out to you rather than sliced at the table), the whole experience is always worth it!

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vippeter
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prime rib was warm. Au jus was Luke warm not hot. Had to wait longer than usual but with Covid I guess I can live with it. Martini was $14.50.... don’t recall that.

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Ralm1953
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impecable service by all. Waiter was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. This was not our first time there, maybe 15th time.
Wine sommelier was great in picking a great wine in our price range. I would have loved to have a Harlan Estate but I will save that for our anniversary.
Will continue to have HPR as one of our go to places.

SG
ScottG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is always fun, upbeat and personable. Food is true , old-school steakhouse style portions with all the flavor and love they can pack in. Absolutely delicious and as consistent as it comes. GREAT place and a real treasure.

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 4.9 stars by 11343 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.