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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (212)
Good for Birthdays (171)
Good for Anniversaries (149)
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Good for a Date (123)
Worth the Drive (112)
Good for Groups (112)
Comfort Food (94)
Fun (87)
Authentic (85)
Romantic (85)
Business Meals (83)
Neighborhood Gem (80)
Fit for Foodies (75)
Notable Wine List (70)
Bar Seating (48)
Hot Spot (44)
Cozy (42)
Casual (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
People Watching (26)
Kid-friendly (18)
Seasonal (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Paleo Friendly (13)
Disabled Access (12)
Late-night Find (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Lunch (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)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

During the holiday season you should expect it to be busy and noisy. I’ve always had an amazing experience and the food is perfect however this was a first that the whole thing was off - Extremely loud tables (every 5 minute a drunken speech- unfortunately the staff didn’t say anything, they have in the past) and the unforgivable..... the steak was bad!! The meat was tough and lacked flavor. I expect this is that one time it just didn’t work, so will come back one more time to check on the “one off” theory.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Always feels like there is a little magic in the air! Everything is incredible...

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was awesome - Carlos was his name.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I love this place!!!!!! 💗

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·Dined 4 days ago

Best. Steak. Ever.

Second time here, and still surprises me on how delicious it tastes. Only down part is that you might have to book the reservation 3 months in advance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Never a let down at the House of Prime Rib. Great food, great service. The best!

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The meat/gravy was okay. Used to be tastier.
Someone ordered a medium but she received a rare piece of meat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

If you love prime rib, this is the best in town.
We always have a great meal, but I have to say this was one of the tastiest. Our prime rib just
was Fantastic. When you consider what you get for the price of $46-47 , it's totally a great deal.
Salad , house cut Prime Rib, potato, cream spinach, and Yorkshire pudding. The service was
also great. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed , good portion and well prepared.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been going to this restaurant for years. Overtime this restaurant has gotten so popular that a reservation needs to be made a month out or longer. The prime rib dinner is just fabulous and the best I have ever eaten.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

The service itself is like watching an amazing choreographed ballet. This place is alive and well!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was great by . Full house so our reservation was delayed just a few minutes. Ended walking out of there stuffed and looking forward to next time!

celebrated a 50th birthday for a college-roommate & this was his pick!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

My favorite restaurant in the world!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food if you love be prime rib.
Can be inconsistent. I asked for medium tear as did my other two guest. They got a better cut of meat. Mine was tough and not very tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

This was our perfect wedding anniversary celebration.It was worth the 11/2 hours drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was very good. Service and flavor. We really had a good time.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was perfect, from the bread, sides and meat. I ordered the King Henry, which was delicious!! I would reccomend anyone to this place. You do not have to go here for a special occasion. The only problem that occurred was that we weren’t offered the complimentary slice of meat after finishing our prime ribs. But I loved everything else about this restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We look forward to our dinner the very second we make reservations here. We have made it a habit to bring other couples here and show them why we cannot stop raving about the food. Cream of spinach is our absolute favorite. Our server John, who is a pro and we have had before, even brought out the cream of corn for the table to taste just so everyone would know first hand why the Cream of Spinach is better ;-) We always leave here full and happy. Holidays it is always much louder but still, the atmosphere and the lights, its a must for anyone who visits or lives in SF.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have been going to HOPR for many years as part of a Christmas tradition with friends. The food is consistently outstanding and the restaurant is always beautifully decorated for the holidays. The downside is the large number of loud holiday parties that can make it difficult to have a conversation.

This year there was a noticeable slip in the service as well. Our server forgot our drink order, barely checked in with us, and was always very rushed. This is the reason for the slightly lower rating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A San Francisco staple. Always worth the drive and wait!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My son and I landed at SFO at 8:00pm. My daughter’s flight wasn’t due in until 11:30pm. We decided the best way to spend our time was at the House of Prime Rib!! Luckily we scored last minute 10pm reservations. While waiting for our table, enjoyed cocktails. Got seated early. Our waiter was fabulous. The food amazing. We paced ourselves so we could order and enjoy the Henry VIII cut...but couldn’t finish. The sourdough bread is so delicious. The Yorkshire Pudding was perfect. We ordered a to-go meal for my daughter. The HofPR team did a wonderful job of packing up the meal...it included ALL the trimmings. Thank you for making my son’s first visit so tasty and memorable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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 on December 4, 2017

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 on December 4, 2017

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 on December 4, 2017

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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