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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

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (196)
Good for Birthdays (136)
Good for Anniversaries (126)
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Good for a Date (113)
Good for Groups (98)
Worth the Drive (95)
Romantic (82)
Comfort Food (80)
Authentic (79)
Fun (78)
Business Meals (69)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
Fit for Foodies (60)
Notable Wine List (57)
Cozy (48)
Bar Seating (47)
Hot Spot (37)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Casual (30)
People Watching (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Seasonal (20)
Kid-friendly (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Paleo Friendly (16)
Happy Hour (13)
Late-night Find (11)
Disabled Access (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Healthy (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

House of Prime Rib never disappoints! The flavors are just so perfect together and the consistency is amazing. I enjoyed every bite!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service! Great food!.. And, great pours 😉!.. Thank you, House of Prime Rib!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent. Arrived early and enjoyed the lounge.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

It was very surprise that we did not have to wait for a long time(less than 10 minutes) to get a table

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a food time dinner was as usually great service was very good

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

I go here every few years when I am on town and they never disappoint me. Great service and great beef

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

If you like Prime Rib, this is the place to go! That’s what they do. Great old San Francisco feel! The staff is fabulous,hard working. I can’t say enough about the house of Prime Rib!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Steven was amazing!! Got us in before our reservation!! Could not have been happier.. thank you for taking care of my family!!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Not to miss! There's only a small handful of San Francisco restaurants where you can get the ambiance and charm of old San Francisco. The House of Prime Rib is at the top of the list. We had a wonderful time and can't wait until we have a chance to return.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We arrived early and was surprised by the crowd at the bar. Standing rm only. That wasn’t too pleasant but everything was much better after we were seated. Our server was terrific. The prime rib is terrific. And we had a really good time. Extra kudos to our server, the carver and the gentleman that helped sing Happy Birthday to our table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Only problem was we were a party of 6 adults and they sat us at table for 4. 2 of us sat on each end,

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our meal was delicious. The one and only important negative is that our service was rushed. Half of our dining party was still eating salad which was 15 minutes after being seated and our server brought the baked potato out to serve,and was going to serve our main dish. I had to tell her NO we are still having our salad. That being said she waited ten more more minutes before she served the main course.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

BEST PRIME RIB "EVER"....I loved that they now have a woman chef carver, she was so ice to talk to...The prime rib is to die for, seriously you really need to try it. Make sure you make reservations at least 6 weeks out, they are that busy. I have to say the cocktails were deelish as well.....Check them out, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is excellent, service is outstanding. Recommend this place highly.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and good staff.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I was not really looking forward to this meal. I don't care for Prime Rib in general, but man! I think I might be a convert. The mashed potatoes and brown gravy were perfectly seasoned and delicious and the creamed spinach is out of this world. The wine list is also awesome.
We spent about $150 for two with wine. It was well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The HOPR did not disappoint. This place was on my dining bucket list and am glad o say we will be going back. One of the best dining experiences We’ve ever had. Love how they have maintained the presentation of the restaurant. 5 Stars!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everyone should go there once if you love prime rib! Old School l and beautiful restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Gotta love the old school ambience. Willie Brown sitting at his table at the end of the bar. The kitschy wallpaper in the booth.
Tasty table side salad, great cut of prime rib, a bit of seconds, a stiff drink and dessert. It’s a splurge, but well worth it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Granddaughter s birthday. Great time great food. Don’t feel our waiter was attentive enough but it was very busy. Still had a great time

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

House of Prime Rib has excellent prime rib, a great house salad, big baked potatoes, and an extensive wine list. But - it’s crowded, noisy, and expensive, and there’s little choice on the menu. We liked the food but overall this restaurant didn’t live up to the hype and we probably wouldn’t go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

So good and The staffes is polite with our Japanese

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The best place in the city if you like beef. Dine here at least once or twice a month. Never had a bad experience, Prime Rib sways succulent and tender.....service is Old-school top notch. Guests from out of town, celebrating a birthday, first date, whatever the occasion I love this place. Next time will hook up the silver bullet meat cart to my trailer hitch!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This was my family 1st time at the House of Prime Rib. The service was Awsome. We had 2 great host. We were seated right away. I had reservations for 5. The waitress came to the table do the water right after we sat down and welcomed us. I told them we had a birthday celebrator. She asked if we like to order drinks in which we did. Those were brought right away. Right after that we got 2 med round french loaf hot bread with butter brought to the table. Which was followed by them making the family salad. Right in front of the table which my family and I enjoyed. We had ordered our food somewhere between the salad and,bread and drinks. Everything was such a nice transition. Then it was time for the main course. We were not disappointed. Large baked potatoes with loaded with bacon bits sour cream and chives if you like. SPINACH AND ANYWAY YOU LIKE YOUR STEAK. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. ITS WORTH THE PRICE. THERE MOTTO IS NO ONE LEAVES HUNGREY!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Beautiful. Always enjoyed our experience at House of Prime Rib.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Though the meat was good, the salad was filled with tough husks of lettuce, and service was quite slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I’ve been to House of Prime Rib many times but tonight the service was above and beyond and the food was better than ever

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love this place! A San Francisco gem!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good experience from beginning to end. Started with a good martini, an awesome spinning salad, and the prime rib was tender and great. The Yorkshire pudding (I was told) was as good as it has ever been. The berries and whipped creame were good (not sure why they added sugar to the berries, was not needed).

My only criticism is that there is a lack of vegetables. Instead on a baked/mashed potato I got an extra serving of "cream" spinach. I could not even eat one serving of it, there is way to much flour in the spinach, making it gummy and not good. I would have preferred a simple saute'ed spinach on the side or steamed broccoli/cauliflower (or at least the option for something plain).

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

House of Prime Rib never disappoints. The star of the show is, of course, their prime rib, aged 21 days , seasoned to perfection, and cooked perfectly. But the sides are also good - creamed spinach, baked potato with all the fixings, Yorkshire pudding. The salad tends to be swimming in too much dressing, so I recommend that you tell the waiter "light on the dressing". But another big plus is how you are treated by the wait staff. We always have great service. They really want diners to have a great experience. That's why after all these years (since 1949) it's still difficult to get a weekend reservation. Reserve well in advance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great birthday dinner. Service was quick and swell, and the food was awesome. I loved the salad!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent Prime Rib. Amount seemed smaller than last year's but still excellent! :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Shar was our waiter, he's awesome! Very tentative and very nice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Too loud and some elements were not the best. Overall it’s a nice experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Never disappointed..... Food and Service was amazing

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was perfect!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service was wonderful! We will be back again!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome food! Prime rib was delicious! Most tender prime rib I’ve ever had! Really packed and noise! I could only hear the two people next to me type of loud setting. Pricing wasn’t bad. I think we could have used more space but with it being sf area and the demand of this place I could understand why they use ever inch of space they have. Service was average. I would expect better since this place is always fully booked on reservations months in advance. I wouldn’t mind coming again.

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