House of Prime Rib

4.8
9700 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to dine with family! Love the salad and of course the prime rib as well!!

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SS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service from my waiter and the staff

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B
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best prime rib ANYWHERE! We have been going here for over 40 years and I love it so much..

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

It was so hot we couldn’t enjoy our meal.

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P
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a reason the House of Prime Rib is crowded nightly and reservations need to be made well in advance. The complete Prime Rib dinner with salad and sides is top of the line, and the price easily beats that of comparable steak houses.

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r
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! I did feel our food took a little long to come out, but that also may have been because our table were SUPER hungry. With out reservation, we were seated almost immediately even though we were around 30 minutes early. The server was tentative and made sure our food and drinks were to our standards.

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y
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love HOPR, come here at least 1x a year! Food is always on point and I come out overly full, but totally worth it. Service was a bit off last night...waiter seemed pretty flighty and also forgot my espresso at the end of the night. BUT he brought it anyways and comped it, so all ended well.

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Philippines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best prime rib EVER. Great service and beautiful place. Couldn’t have asked for more!

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San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding prime rib at the House of Prime Rib! We always have a great time here. Great bar, friendly staff (the carvers are super), and delicious food. This visit our waiter seemed a little "off;" just not quite up to the usual, high standards of this restaurant (maybe he wasn't feeling well or prehaps had some issue in his life that bothered him). But we didn't let that bother our evening; we were celebrating. We still had a wonderfu time! We will return soon.

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NH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time! The servers were very attentive and explained everything!

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LW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our friend's birthday and had a great time with exceptional food and service.

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TG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service, dining room is loud though!

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D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent, delicious, warm, friendly. Always a terrific dinner with the best prime rib and sides.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My birthday, it was a good experience for my first time here.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ‘old school’ feel.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for a friend, amazing as always!

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GL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meat was cooked to med/rare perfection! Even the loaded baked potato and creamed spinach were outstanding. Not to mention the house salad dressed at the table.

Expensive and must make reservations WAY in advance but definitely worth it for a special occasion!

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality and fun dining experience! We always have the best time at House of Prime Rib

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as always

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s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The House of Prime Rib still serves some tasty prime rib but the noise and overall dining experience has deteriorated over the years. Ever since the cocktail lounge was converted to additional dining space, it seems the focus has been on volume of customers served.
The famous salad is not what is was; the serving is smaller and ingredients not as choice as years past.
We enjoyed our dinner but if you are looking for a restaurant that is less active and less noisy, you may want to dine elsewhere.

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OA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

House of Prime is amazing! We heard that it was an old fashioned place with good food and service. We did not expect it to be so reasonably priced. I ordered the extra large cut of Prime Rib which has a bone and is said to be 14 oz. It looked huge and tasted great. I was surprised that for under $50 I got a huge and delicious salad, bread and later cornbread, Yorkshire pudding, wonderfully seasoned creamed spinach, loaded baked potato, and creamed corn. 3 types of Horseradish that were different strengths and all excellent and as much Au Jous as you want. Honestly, I should not have eaten all of that food, but it all tasted so good. I advise that you take some home if you do not want to gain weight. We also had the English Cut which was thinner style and it was excellent as well, though we both enjoyed the thicker more traditional cut better. The martinis are killer. They shake it at the table, pour you a martini, and leave you the shaker cup. Honestly - truly excellent food, great service, and outstanding prices for what you get. No wonder we had to make reservations 3 months in advance!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!

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m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant anywhere. Like anywhere on the whole planet!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just does not disappoint

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great time the house cut looked smaller then normal but we then opted for the 2nd cut so no harm.

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BI
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its always the best Ronnie the bartender is awesome always has a smile and makes a great old fashion the food is the best primerib ever cant wait to return.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We we’re given two different dishes which weren’t what we ordered that had to be taken back. Once we got the plate we ordered, the meat was cold. My co-worker mentioned she too went to House of Prime Rib within the last two weeks and her meat was cold.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING AS ALWAYS!!!

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OT
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food. Wish more reservations are available. We would go more often.

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EA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and service was great as always but they seem focused on cramming as many people in as they can. Super crowded and noisy. Had to stand in the entryway for 30 minutes while waiting for our table since they set up dining tables in the lounge area where guests normally sit and wait. Definitely detracts from the experience.

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MY
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was noisy, food delicious, Unfortunately was seated under an air vent and food became cold in a matter of minutes. Took most of it home, will make sure i have a hot lunch.

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D
San Francisco
208 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant have been going there since I was seven years old I am 72 now. Can't say enough about how perfect the Prime Rib is they serve it exactly how you order it I love medium rare my husband likes medium well so he asks for the end cut which he loves. The creamed Spinach is another favorite.Shen you order a Martini or a Cosmo you get the shaker too. Also the cocktails are really great.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here for my husband’s birthday and had a wonderful time. He ordered the house cut prime rib and I ordered the English cut, both with spinach and his with mashed potatoes and mine with a baked potato.The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We love coming here for special occasions. I only wish they had more reservations available. I made the reservation weeks in advance and the only thing available was a 10pm on a Monday, so book early. We had cocktails before at nearby Harper and Rye and enjoyed that, so even if you do get a late time, it’s still worth it. And even though we were the last diners there, we never felt awkward or rushed. Also, while dinner is pricey, I definitely appreciated that dinner includes a salad to start (one of my favorite salads at any restaurant) and sides with dinner (potatoes, vegetable, and Yorkshire pudding), so besides drinks and dessert, the entree price is pretty much what you pay. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who likes prime rib. It’s the best prime rib that I’ve ever had. If you’re vegetarian or don’t eat prime rib then this place is not for you because they don’t have many other options besides 1 fish dish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect with my fiance

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C
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing and so is the service. But I do feel we were rushed a bit as the restaurant is very busy. It is pricey but the quality of the food totally justified the cost.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

One of the manager was really rude , unfortunately I don’t know the name... services wasn’t good at all!

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S
San Francisco
196 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my entourage here on Duper Bowl Sunday, it was quite a crowd and I got my favorite waiter Shar and floor manager Sean also took care of us very nicely. I’m addicted heavily to the dry-aged prime beef here, something about the flavor of the bloody rare meat just kicks in my stem cells every other week.......even though I already have three stents in my heart, I will continue to be a regular here till I drop dead doing the Moonwalk......enough said!!!

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MW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to House of Prime Rib for close to 40 years. We still love the food and the ambiance. Our waiter was fantastic. The only down side was we told them at the outset that we were celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary and they said they would definitely do something to commemorate it. They did not. However, we were so full we wouldn't have been able to eat dessert anyway, but it was a little detail they forget to follow up on.

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D
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family enjoyed the prime rib. As a non-beef eater, I enjoyed my sea bass which was delicious. The service was great. The tables are very compact, thus a bit uncomfortable, but understandable as it is a very popular place and they would like to accommodate as many patrons as possible.

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