House of Prime Rib

4.8
9263 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 885-4605
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Management: (415) 885-4605
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Cross street
Washington St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 9263 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackie was AWESOME

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Not my first time at the House of Prime Rib. Good in the past but this time the quality of food was comparable to Denny’s. Waiter was inexperienced and was just going through the motions. Exceptionally noisy.

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

House of Prime Rib is a classic gem. Never disappoints and always fun to visit. And especially fun to introduce to our friends and family who have not yet experienced it.

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

Visit to San Francisco tradition

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

I would eat here once a week if I could! This is a wonderful place to celebrate an occasion. The food is phenomenal and the service is exceptional.

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A
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent, but noise level makes it impossible to talk with anyone at your table.

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J
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to House of Prime Rib for my birthday dinner. The service, the food and the entire experience was great as always. I love the prime rib here and the gravy for the mashed potatoes is awesome. I would highly recommend it to friends and family. I will be back.

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J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was wonderful! But it was my birthday dinner and that was not acknowledged - even though several birthdays were celebrated at the adjoining tables. When I cofurmed the reservation you wished me a happy birthday so I thought you knew. Too late now

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

Food is good as usual, but portion is getting smaller. For the Largest size of King Henry Cut, I 'd expect to have a little bit bigger size, However compare with a House of Prime Rib cut , it's not that much difference.

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LM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 27th anniversary here. We had dinner here 2 times during our stay in SF.

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AH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food and the restaurant, it was worth a 2 month out reservation!

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

Wonderful staff. We had three kids and I feel like they were extremely attentive to them which is hard in such a busy space. The only complaint I heard a few times was the small restroom. Only two stalls in the womens restroom and a lot of people. We come at least two or three times a year. The perks of living in SF.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server John this past Saturday 10/13/18 for our party of 9 was PHENOMENAL! He made the evening more special! Thank you John!👍😀⭐️

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LG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best prime rib ever. Great for special occasions.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The prime rib, sides and salad are always great but don’t come here if you want to catch up with your dinner companions - you won’t hear a thing.

We had my in laws visiting and we asked for a quiet table, which I understand is impossible in this restaurant, but the lady who seated us said it was not her job responsibility - “she only seats people.” She then proceeded to stare at us for a few seconds while we processed how unhelpful she was. She didn’t offer to talk to the host or one of the many managers floating around. I really wish the restaurant put in sound deafening fabric or something on the ceiling in the big dining rooms. It was just an echo chamber of noises and there were two tables who were so loud that we could hear every bit of their conversation - from across the big dining room!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Shar was amazing from the start, he was very polite and he took care of us all the way home, his service was exceptional. He took bride in serving us a great meal. We will be back and hope that he may serve us again. The food was way above what we expected. The cocktails were a 10 from the start. Felt very much at home here. Thank you Shar.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent customer service

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RH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Been to this place many times, prime ribs were always excellent, on another hand spinach was always extremely salty. Didn’t bother to repeat complaining, deducted one star on food category.

I’m a small guy, booth table can barely fit my friends.

Waiter asked if we want desert, but brought the check instead of menu 😭could be a misunderstanding.

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S
San Francisco
157 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best place in the city, great value, professional service/courtesy, fantastic beef, so juicy and all the sides are wonderful, how many more visits before I make that final trip to the ER with my next heart attack!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and ambiance are what make this old school meat palace special. The food is not so fashionable but it is a joy to watch your prime rib being carved by a chef in a tall hat and eat a baked potato with a pound of toppings prepared table side. Wish the Yorkshire pudding was a bit loftier.

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NF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Wish our party of 2 hadn't been sat in the "party" section, as it was so loud we could barely hear each other. But, another great meal at HOPR!

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Prime rib portions were smaller than previous times.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our hostess was cordial to accommodate my request for a dining area that wasn't so hot and stuffy. Your restaurant was very stuffy and hot especially where you have a lot of diners attending. I appreciate her seating us in a quiet area of the restaurant where it was cool and somewhat quiet. Our server was also accommodating with our meal requests. Your staff are somewhat friendlier and more professional than most. I haven't been here in years and my return visit was quite pleasant.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food but pricey. Very old school restaurant that hasn't changed in 50 years. Looks and feels the same as when I was a kid but prices have gone up quite a bit.

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend from a friend . We were visiting from Hawaii
Definitely will be back next time we are in town

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Still amazing after 22 consecutive birthdays here! Love it!

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m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

House of Prime Rib is an institution & it is always amazing! Make reservations months in advance or line up early at 3p for service at the bar. Go hungry and leave satisfied!

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LL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great server. He was there when we needed him. The Prime Rib was excellent as always.

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DH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best dining experience I ever had. Nothing more needs to be said.

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H
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply the best prime rib we’ve ever had! We dine here every time we’re in the Bay Area.

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IM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service. Incredible food. Always a favorite.

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RL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've loved House of Prime Rib for many years, and it took me almost that long to get another reservation here! The trick I have found, is that you can't book a table for two. They want bigger groups. So when I finally figured that out, we were able to book a table for four, right away at prime time.
They serve prime rib exclusively, and one fish item. So if you are in the mood for red meat, this is the place. The salad is made fresh at your table in a chilled bowl and served with chilled forks, which is a nice touch. And, it's a really good salad. My favorite, is the English pudding, which is really a kind of puff pastry that soaks up the juice from the prime rib. It's just perfect. Match this with a delicious cocktail or a bottle of red, and you have yourselves a nice little party! The desert menu is also very nice.

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best prime rib on earth. Unique salad. More food than you can eat.

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k
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been to HOPR in a few years. Never a disappointment dining here as everything is spot on. Best roasted prime rib in the Bay Area.

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BM
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food, this is truly a unique fine dining experience that lives up to the hype

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here on a Thursday night and the experience was memorable. The meal was outstanding with beautifully cooked beef delicious mash potato and Yorkshire pudding. The dinner includes a tasty salad appetizer and fresh warm bread. I highly recommend The House of Prime Rib for a great dinner with family and friends.

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BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic dining experience, simple but delicious! The prime rib is the best I've ever had .

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JD
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I live this place but it seems to get louder and more cramped every time. Food is great but the rib was room temp and not warm

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VK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic SF spot, great for a medieval style man meal.

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