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House of Prime Rib, San Francisco, CA

House of Prime Rib

4.8
4.8
14911 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 244 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 885-4605
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Management: (415) 885-4605
  • Neighborhood
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cross street
    Washington St.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 14,911 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Steak

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked

  • San Francisco

    Steak

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

14,911 Reviews
  1. LuisG

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as usual. King cut with creamed corn and spinach was better than I remembered. Love coming here and will be back as soon as I can get another reservation

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Henry VIII steak was huge, tender and juicy. Everything else was outstanding. Treated like royalty.

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  3. NydiaO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Went to celebrate my husbands birthday and we enjoyed it

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  4. ManonL

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food, simple menu makes it a great experience

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  5. Princess

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was always great dining there. Great steak and services.

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  6. Brian

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The House of Prime Rib has an outstanding history of excellence which has never waivered. I've had their wonderful meals intermitently for the last 45 years of my life and as a born and raised San Franciscan, I highly recommend it to all.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    House of Prime Rib is a great experience. This is an old school restaurant with an olde world charm. If you’re looking for great prime rib and want a dining experience that is contemporary yet transports you to a time gone by then this is the place. Service, Food, and Ambiance were all impeccable!! Will definitely be going back with guests!

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  8. Terrie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We first dined at HOPR 15 years ago. The food was a revelation in that there was bountiful portions and included the sides in pricing. There was much ado made about making the salad, from showing the ingredients, all freshly prepared, to the addition of the salad dressing with a light but experienced hand. A show, if you will. Two nights ago, it was just another job for our server. He had five tables of 4 people at various times in their dining experience. Cramming 4 people in a banquet that should seat not more than three is a management error. Then, using a dish for bread, side vegetable, salad, and mains, all at once, left no room for drinks (water, wine and cocktail) and no time between presentation to enjoy the food, conversation or the atmosphere. The seating is old, lumpy and difficult to manage, as the slant of the seat make you sit about as far away from the table as possible. Could use a revamp and perhaps modernization where the comfort of the diners is accented not diminished. The atmosphere was one of hurry up, eat, pay too an exorbitant bill and we just don’t care if you enjoyed it-at least you got in. It is a sad day. The quality for the price was non existent. There is no ambiance. The crowd was poorly dressed and the drinks were terrible. I am sorry to say, the House of Prime Rib will be eliminated from our itinerary in the future. I hope you consider a redo and bring back the magic.

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  9. Samurai6

    San Francisco

    611 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    611 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best restaurant in SF and beyond!!! HoPR is a great date spot or get together celebration destination for family and friends. The Henry VIII King cut bloody rare is the only way to go in my opinion……recommend a glass or bottle Grgich cab from Napa to complement that feast!!! Outstanding old school service by Yui tonight …..I see sweetheart Mandy who used to take care of the bar/cocktails is now a full fledged server……Congratulations!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food herr is always delicious! Looking forward to coming back!

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  11. proberts

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Matt, was efficient and very personable. He provided information quickly and seemed to really enjoy his job. The food was delicious.

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  12. MTO1

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time enjoying a special meal at the House of Prime Rib and the food and service was excellent. Definitely did not disappoint. Parking can be tricky as it's all street parking nearby as available, so give a few extra minutes to park and walk.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing martinis and food. Service top notch. Cheers.

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  14. Yoshie

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy that reservations are on Open Table but need to book way in advance. They have a off the menu veggie plate that was delicious for non meat eaters. Creme brulee is always great!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. From the martini to the prime rib. Zero negatives

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  16. MeghanF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service from ANGEL, was celebrating a birthday and they made us feel extra special

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Aside from the poor service, it was the classic HOPR. Just disappointing because we were celebrating something special. We actually got more attention from the other servers waiting at the carving station.

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  18. hermanc

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing. We have been dining here since the early ‘70s and celebrate our birthdays and anniversaries here when we can get in. The prime rib is superb as is their creamed spinach and signature salad. The wine list reads like a novel and the adult beverages are sure to please everyone. Our server, Angel was just that. He was very friendly and attentive. Putting a candle on our dessert was so thoughtful because we were celebrating our 53rd anniversary. Everyone there, from the valet staff, reception desk, cocktail server, bartender, food server, and the employees who we came into contact with demonstrated they were appreciative of their customers and happy to be working there. Thank you Joe Betz and staff for another great celebration dinner.

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  19. GraceM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, attentive staff, great food . . . will return. Noise level was unbelievable! Had to join in with the volume in order to have a conversation with my dinner companion!

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  20. Mikayla

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! The staff were extremely nice, friendly, and accommodating! The food was incredible, and enjoyed everything I ordered. I will definitely be coming back soon!

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  21. MichaelS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service, a classic spot! Go!

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  22. odderie

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time back since pre-pandemic, and it lived up to all of our memories. From the delicious spinning salad to the indulgent baked potato to the incomparable prime rib, this was an excellent meal. It was topped off with a friendly and professional server (thanks, Angel!) and wait staff. The toughest thing about this experience is getting a coveted reservation! I booked back in October for a decent February time slot (630pm). But it is well worth the wait!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I come always great food. The service is amazing too. Very friendly staff!

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  24. LarryQ

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my Birthday with a wonderful dinner at the House of Prime Rib. The food was delicious and the service from the host desk to the food server and chef was impeccable, friendly and courteous.

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  25. Janet

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another great experience. Our waiter was Chris and he was an amazing :)

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  26. Helen

    RP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic and a must visit. The Prime Rib is outstanding good and the Martinis too!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    For meat eaters, the House of Prime Rib is one of the best restaurants in the country. It’s my favorite restaurant and the food today is as spectacular as it was when I first went there more decades ago than I care to think about. The only downside for me is that I miss the atmosphere of a quiet,, oak paneled, red vinyl steakhouse, which this used to be. What was once, an elegant lounge area is now packed with tables for dinner service. The table density in the dining room has also increased. The result is people are crowded in cheek to cheek both while waiting to be seated and to a lesser extent in the dining room. Still worth it though and the prices are quite reasonable, compared to other upscale venues.

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  28. SandyH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been there several times as the food usually is great, however, on Saturday February 17th at 5pm we brought our family to have a great celebration dinner and we bragged about how great the food was………..Unfortunately it turned out as a BAD experience for many reasons: 1) Several orders were wrong 2) meat wasn’t done well enough so asked for well done and server seemed upset that we asked - he took the meat back to get well done and my daughters meat was wrong - he brought thick chunks of meat and she ordered Well 3) she didn’t ask to have it corrected since he seemed upset so she didn’t eat her meat 4) the meals are $59 each so that was upsetting 5) we spent $600 for 6 people and felt several issues so we called that night to speak to a manager and were told he would call us back 6) next day on Sunday 2/18 I did a survey and requested a call back and nothing 7) Yesterday Monday 2/19 we called again and spoke to Joel again to talk to the Manager and he told us that they were TOO BUSY and he said the manager said “He has no idea when he will have time to call us back!” We are NO LONGER CUSTOMERS of House of Prime Rib because they didn’t care about our BAD experience This told US a lot about who manages and runs this establishment and they lost great customers

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is classic and the waiters are exceptional. They serve with grace and class. The food is amazing and truly shows there is an art to the meal. Mind blown!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great… one of the best we’ve had. She explained the menu and answered questions for our friends who had never been to HoPR. Loved how she put together the salad, very entertaining. She was friendly, polite and courteous.

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  31. JPJP

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    House of Prime Rib always hits! So yummy! Love the food and experience so much. Their martinis are the best!

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  32. DanF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad to hear Colin is gone but amazing meal as always.

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  33. Lisa

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation months in advance to celebrate 2 birthdays. The restaurant did not remember that we were celebrating our birthdays and had to be reminded. Then they only brought one dessert to celebrate one of the birthdays. Food and atmosphere were like I remember when I last dined over 25 years ago. Prime rib portions seemed smaller than I expected but quality was good. Side dishes: salad, Yorkshire pudding, baked potato and/or mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and bread were all good. Seemed very rushed and not a relaxing dining experience. I guess that is the vibe of the restaurant with lots of activity and turning over of tables since it is such a busy place. Corkage fee is $35 per bottle and valet parking is $17 plus tip. Glad we went but not sure we will be going back anytime soon as our party seemed a bit anxious and not relaxed after we dined here.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and it did not disappoint. Brought my family and will be back again. Salad was so good by the way. Service was also great.

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  35. PattyCakeLum

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The best place for prime rib in SF! Meal is consistently good. We cannot decide between creamed corn or creamed spinach, so for additional cost, always opt to order both! Sautéed spinach is available, but not as tasty. The salad is usually good, but this time too much dressing was added so salad was very soggy and all we tasted was the dressing.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been going to HOPR for years if not decades and never had any issues. Last night I was cery close to sending my King Henry Cut back due to it being mangled and just slopped on to my plate. I don’t know if the chef (carver) was new or if his knife was dull but my plate literally looked like someone ate part of it and then sent to me. I was pretty disappointed but I did not want to embarrass my company so I kept it to me. After dinner my wife also commented as she noticed the same thing. Her words “Wow, House of Prime Rib has gone down hill…”

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant to dine. Service was impeccable

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  38. BillL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A San Francisco institution! A delightful treat!

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  39. fffjayare

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An institution for a reason. Impeccable service and quality, truly a one of a kind experience for any occasion.

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  40. AliL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in a booth so it wasn't as noisy as if we had been at a center table. Booth was so comfortable. Food is expensive but plenty of it...I would have liked more mashed potato. I found the Yorkshire Pudding a bit flat...not really the way the English serve it.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 4.8 stars by 14911 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 244 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Washington St.
  • Neighborhood
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 885-4605
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Management: (415) 885-4605
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