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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (205)
Good for Birthdays (167)
Good for Anniversaries (146)
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Good for a Date (121)
Good for Groups (109)
Worth the Drive (106)
Comfort Food (91)
Fun (91)
Romantic (84)
Authentic (83)
Business Meals (83)
Neighborhood Gem (79)
Notable Wine List (71)
Fit for Foodies (70)
Bar Seating (48)
Hot Spot (44)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Cozy (41)
Casual (39)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
People Watching (24)
Happy Hour (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Tasting Menu (14)
Seasonal (14)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Disabled Access (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Scenic View (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We really enjoy a good prime rib, the restaurant was hard to get into but the meal, especially the prime rib was worth the wait.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Iconic restaurant. Consistently good. Very hard to get a reservation but always worth it. Waiter was just OK but food was incredible.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

If you want excellent Prime Rib, this is the place!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant truly lived up the hype! Everyone in the party thoroughly enjoyed their meals, their drinks and the atmosphere!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Always awesome. Need to make a reservation! Otherwise you could wait for the bar seating.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

We had not eaten at House of Prime Rib in a couple of years and I would have to say the quality has gone down a bit. We were a party of 4 as we had bragged about HOPR to our friends. Prime Rib serving was not cut at our table, so that took away from the spectacle and presentation. Also our server was inexperienced and made a few errors and orders were mixed up. My wife and I had the English Cut, and the flavor and tenderness were very good. Our friends both had different cuts, but their plates were not as ordered. Popovers were a disappointment. Never had a popover that was more like a pancake. Overall a good experience, but also a disappointment from previous visits.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good, and the mood was good
But it was a bit noisy because all the tables were filled with a lot of people

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Love this restaurant. Can't wait to go back. Love the service, friendly staff, food & atmosphere. The only negative is that it takes months to get a reservation. I madecided my reservation for December in june. Because the last 3 years I missed going for my birthday, 12/13 , because I waited to late to make a reservation. Not this year. Can't wait to go back. I was so full when I left. I could hardly walk to the bus stop. I came from Fremont on bart.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Seems to me they have a constant quality of doing things. Quality doesn’t stray far from what they are known for, no wonder there is a cult following for this place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

I have never had a bad meal or a bad time here, everything is great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Vick was our waiter and did an excellent job considering how busy the restaurant was. We waited 20-30 min beyond reservation time to be seated, but well worth the wait. Food was excellent and prepared to our specifications. Great special occasion spot.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I had a dinner reservation at 4:00 p.m. on a Sunday. I noticed, the later it got, the noise got louder. The restaurant seating was a bit snugged, not a lot of room.

The prime rib was wonderful, however, I thought the sides were a bit too salty or unsalted. The dining experience was great. It was quite expensive to me to have extra salty food or unsalted food. Would I come back any time soon, probably not.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Reservations. It's impossible to walk in. Best salad and prime rib in SF. Then walk over to Bob's donut for desert.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Celebrating a birthday

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It’s just the BEST!! Can’t wait wait to go there every year. YUMMY!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place for meat lovers! It definitely gets very busy. Service is great and every staff seems very well-trained. It gets kind of loud on the night we went. The food is great and well worth the price.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is our third annual family Christmas dinner with our adult children at the House of Prime Rib. They say the third time is the charm, and this was our experience at the restaurant this year. We had a wonderful server --full of personality, good natured and wanting to provide an excellent experience. (We definitely did not have this particular waiter during our previous visits!) In previous years, the delicious food was the ONLY draw, but this year we enjoyed every aspect of the experience. Can't wait til next year when we meet up at the House of Prime Rib.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I took my wife to the House of Prime Ribs on her birthday. Everything was fine until the young chief, Tony was arguing with her about her prime rib. She asked for med.-well AND not well-done BUT she got instead a well-done meat then later a med.-rare meat. The chief starting arguing with her that it was med.-well on both of them even though the 1st meat was very cooked and the 2nd one was light pink. The server had to intervene when she noticed that the chef kept talking and started raising his voice. The server removed the chef from my table and called the manager who later served my wife the correct order. The manager later apologized and said that the meat previously was well-done. I told him that the chef shouldn't be arguing with the guest but instead should try to get the meat done right.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

There were 9 of us there last Friday for a 4:30 pm reservation. Everything went smoothly and we were seated promptly. This was a very special occasion; my son's 30th birthday and we had the best time. The food as always was delicious. We had 3 little one's with us and the kids menu was perfect and even came with ice cream and whip cream. Loved the early reservation as the restaurant is always busy and it was good for the kids. We even sat next to another family with kids so the kids all laughed and played together. Very unforgettable event. The server took 2 pictures and they came out really good. Looking forward to going back soon. Thank you.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

House of Prime Rib is everything you want in a steak house. It has a classy old school charm with wood finishes, but most of all the meat and sides were outstanding. The steak just melts in your mouth with every bite. It comes with a very generous helping of bread and salad, baked or mashed potatoes, cream corn or cream spinach, and Yorkshire pudding. You can't go wrong with any of the sides you choose. Your waiter or waitress even gives you a little bit of a show when he or she prepares your salad or baked potato in front of you, which is absolute class. For dessert we had the strawberry shortcake which was delicious. This was my second time back and it has been a great experience everytime. Another great part of the experience is it doesn't break the bank for such a high class place. We did dinner for two and shared one dessert, which just came out to about $130 tip included. House of Prime Rib is such a gem in the city that you will never regret being a part of when you step in those doors. Your date will love you more too, guaranteed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful place, great food, and stellar service. The decor is classic, but a bit bright inside. The place is very loud and full of tourists and children so not the best for a romantic date, but good to double or with a group. Oh, and don't forget to ask for seconds.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was greatvI really enjoyed the food and my girlfriend did also

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I've enjoyed this restaurant multiple times. The food is always outstanding. Great wine list as well. A must when in San Francisco! Highly recommended!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food and service was great! We really enjoyed our meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

While the service was superb and the food very good (except for the salad being over-dressed), the noise level was unbearable and the attire and behavior of the way-too-many patrons really ruined the evening. It seemed 80% of the crowd (and it was a crowd — at the entrance, at the bar, in the various rooms) was drunk and yelling to be heard. Few people were well-dressed — lots of jeans & t-shirts. Admittedly, I was expecting a more refined atmosphere/clientele (given its price point) — all the tourists & yelling really ruined it for us. Despite the good food & service, I don’t know if I’d return. Disappointing—

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Even I made a reservation, I still have to wait for the seat. So, why do I need to take the reservation? Horrible!

Tags: Vegan
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great prime rib restaurant. Meal was excellent and extremely similar to Lawreys Prime Rib. I would suggest they have s larger wine glass available for red wine. Not much seating while waiting for your table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My favorite prime rib place. Our waiter, Robin, was excellent. I always order the King Henry Cut so I can have leftovers. I usually order the baked potato with the works and creamed spinach. Their salad is also very delicious with that special dressing.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our reservation was for 8:00pm and we arrived on time but we weren't seated until almost 9pm. Once seated the table cloth was stained, seasoning thats on the table was open without a cap the booth seats were old and dirty. Once we received our food it was just disappointing, nothing was hot, everything was warm. I mean we came all the way from Sacramento to just have some delicious prime rib and that was so disappointing.>

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Succulent, juicy prime rib that melts in your mouth. Sides weren’t lost either. Everything was delicious and the service was superior.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was delicious as usual. They keep their standards high to keep the same flavor for years. Through the years, seems to be more crowded and the turn over ratio has increased, which means they are just trying to get you in and out to get to the next table. They also took away the waiting area and turned it into a dining area. But like I mentioned earlier, the food is the star of the restaurant. Other than the food, the rest is very secondary.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food, great help and it was very rewarding evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

As always, food was amazing! Service was GREAT! I believe the server's name was Lisa. She checked up on us a lot more than she needed and provided fast service. Can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Love it every time . Outstanding experience. I can’t wait to come back again.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Amazing! We loved the dinner, the service and the venue.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Berlin)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is hands down the meal everyone needs to have in the Bay area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

House of Prime is one of my favorite places to dine in the Bay Area! It is consistent good & the Prime Rib is so good! The service is always excellent & are so helpful.

We come at least twice a month, but it is hard to get a table! You almost have to plan months in advance. We love this place & would come more often if reservations weren't so difficult.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food was perfect, martini’s exquisite!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have tried for the last five visits to the bay to eat here, we almost didnt go. Only time we could get in was at 9:30 thats like eating dinner at 11:30 pm Texas time.
There was a cancellation and we were moved up to an earlier time slot. Glad it all worked out
We were impressed with the restaurant and we will be back, I got full on salad :( but still enjoyed my seared king henry cut!
Service was great and the wine service was the best we have had in the city.
Great job!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Absolutely fabulous. The best prime rib I have ever had. Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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