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About House of Prime Rib

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.

1906 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 885-4605

Website:
http://houseofprimerib.net/

Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Management: (415) 885-4605

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

House of Prime Rib Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (87)
Fun (81)
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Business Meals (75)
Fit for Foodies (71)
Neighborhood Gem (71)
Notable Wine List (65)
Bar Seating (51)
Hot Spot (39)
Cozy (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Casual (34)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
People Watching (31)
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Seasonal (22)
Kid-friendly (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Paleo Friendly (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Late-night Find (10)
Disabled Access (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
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Gluten Free Options (4)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 10 hours ago

Always wonderful in every respect.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Simple menu, amazing experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Suggest making a reservation because walk in wait can be awhile. We got there a little early before out reservation but was able to sit in the bar area and have a drink. Overall the food was good and portions huge... Definitely took left over home. The prime rib was perfect and delicious and adding the raw horseradish made it that much more tasty.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great crew doing great work.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Was my first time at the restaurant and my waiter went above and beyond to make my boyfriend and I feel at home. We had no idea what to order and he helped us every step of the way. Would definitely come again and have dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great every time

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Magnificent all around.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food and great time

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food
Great service
Well recommended

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

This place is my favorite “go to” when I have friends or family in town. It’s the best!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Fabulous meal. Great food, wonderful service would go back again and again. Only thing it was very noisy in the room we were in but there were large parties in the room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

We have been Dining at House of Prime Rib at least one or twice a year for the past 20 years and we always have a wonderful meal and a great time..

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I finally made it to the House of Prime Rib after so many years of wanting to go. Overall, it was awesome! The prime rib is as good as it gets, and prices for both the food and the wine are very reasonable considering how much you're getting. Only issue was that it took 35 minutes after we arrived to get seated (despite having a reservation) so keep that in mind during busy times.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Hot & loud, but damn the food is great & the service extraordinary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My husband loves prime rib, it's typically not my favorite but I figured what the heck. I was glad I did! The food and the service were outstanding. We arrived early as it took us close to an hour to drive here, used the valet parking, and went and had a drink at the bar. My lemon drop was fantastic, but my husbands old fashioned need to be stirred to quite a bit. We were seated before our reservation and let the feast begin! The salad was wonderful, the prime rib and sides fantastic, and we got dessert to go since we were too full to eat it right then. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is our go-to place for all our business and special occasions. Our waiter was extremely courteous and the service was top notch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a 10pm reservation, got there at 9:22pm had a table for 2 by 9:30pm. That was perfect because I didn’t want to spend any more money on drinks waiting in the cool waiting room! Lol! Every thing was up to par, great service, excellent food, and a friendly and hardy environment. My fiancé loved her birthday dinner, will be mos def coming back for seconds!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

How do you spell EXCELLENT! Start with the atmosphere, move into the bar, sit at a table for dinner near the fireplace. Order you Prime Rib, King Henry Cut.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

NY week in SF

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The best prime rib, always stable.
They should make he valet parking free, tho!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

3rd time in 3 yrs. Has become a family tradition. Will come back again w/out a doubt.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great prime rib!!!! Excellent service and a good value if you want prime rib with all the fixin's.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This was our first experience at the House of Prime Rib and it was everything we had heard about it. The service was exceptional and the food was AMAZING! Our table had different cuts of meat, different sides and a variety of desserts and it was all delicious! We will definitely be back!! Thank you for a very special evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Outstanding as usual in all areas. A little busy at check in, but otherwise fine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It’s our favorite dinner restaurant in San Francisco and has been for 38 years. We learned to make reservations months in advance for large parties and we enjoy every visit. The waitstaff and all others are fabulous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I treated myself on New Year’s Day. It was a little less busy than other holiday times and was an overall a delightful experience. I suggest reservations well in advance.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fun place to ring in the new year without dealing with bars or party scenes. But still fun with new year hats, noise makers, champagne toast, and, of course, a nice hunk of meat.

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went here for New Year's Eve with the girlfriend and other close friends. The food was great along with the service. The only issue we had was that we were placed under the A/C vent which was blasting cold air on us all night long. We all ended up being extremely cold and I think our food got cold a lot sooner than normal due to the A/C.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, good service and energetic ambiance. They have the best prime rib ever!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

From the first time coming here as a child to now coming here with my own family...it still all tastes the same. Delicious, simple and classic best describes HOPR. My 8 year old can’t wait to to come back already! (And he’s a picky eater so that says a lot!) thanks for always making our bellies happy and full!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Creamed spinach was way too salty. Salad over dressed. Yorkshire pudding took forever to arrive (and the main reason we chose this restaurant). Prime rib was perfect... and fun to have it served from big metal container on wheels at the table.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Not recommended for busy nights. It's a fixed price for your dinner and all of the sides. We went on New Years Eve, and in short, we were not served one of the side dishes. We were told that this was because they were very busy and they didn't have enough oven capacity. So basically, if they kitchen is running behind, they will cut food from your order and still charge you full price. With no apology and no attempt to make it up to you.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a very nice time.... The prime rib was absolutely amazing. The sides are all on point as well..... that salad dressing and the beets give a nice clean taste along with not too over powering.... I would go there once a week if I could get seats ..

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Birthday celebration. They sing to the birthday individual and bring out ice cream. Service fluctuated a bit towards the end.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best time is during the holidays, always festive.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with an incredible ambience and eating experience!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went for my 50th and had a great time. Food was delicious as usual, so glad they haven't changed their classic winning combination of items. Only one minor thing was my friends requested to wear chef hats a few times and never got them. But we had a great time nevertheless. Thank you!!

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Rude service, what's the point of having a reservation if you still end up waiting for a table.. Front desk reception is rude...use to come often to this restaurant will never return over rated.... pretentious staff, rather take my business else where with better service and prime rib

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love going here. Our dinner was fantastic as always!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I have no idea what the hype is about. If you want to pay $50 per person for food that is just ok, feel free. The best thing we had was the mashed potatoes due to the gravy, everything else (spinach, corn, prime rib, yorkshire pudding, & apple crisp desert) was absent of flavor sad to say.

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