House of Prime Rib

4.8
8918 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
Reviews from verified diners
8,918 reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
84%
Very Good
11%
Good
3%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic establishment. The atmosphere is phenomenal, as is the food.

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OT
New England
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Meal was way more than most of us could eat. The one member of our party who finished his meal was rewarded with an additional slice of beef. He was in heaven.

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K
San Francisco
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so good! Large portions, the prime rib was amazing and dessert to die for!! Totally recommended!

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OT
San Francisco
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Birthday Dinner.

Thankd

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BA
San Francisco
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An oldie, but goodie, House of Primb Rib never disappoints. Same goes for this visit! This restaurant is a well oiled machine; service and food were superb! Another excellent, above and beyond, experience! Thanks HOPR!!!

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SN
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all ordered the House of Prime Rib cut, which was particularly delicious. The meat was cooked perfectly for each individual piece which really let the flavor come through. On my medium rare cut the meat was absolutely tender and juicy in the middle and not over cook. If you overcook the meat it will become chewy and stringy. That is how the cut should be. I am overall really impressed!

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DB
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been coming 40 years for our Anniversary dinner and has been perfect every year!!! Our favorite!!!

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OT
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was phenomenal!!! Prime rib was juicy and soft. Will definitely come back

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SM
San Francisco
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So I've always considered HOPR to be a hit or miss. This time it was a hit as far as food goes, but my date and I were sitting close to a loud obnoxious individual screaming, so it was difficult to have a conversation with my date without shouting. Definitely not a date place if you plan on having a conversation.

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OT
San Francisco
2.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The service was good other than being seated next to the kitchen, asking to move one table over couldn’t be accommodated.
Although the prime rib was very good the sides were not good, simultaneously salty and flat.
After everything we’d heard about this restaurant we were slightly disappointed.
Add to that:
The chair my wife was seated in had something on it which stained her outfit and transferred to the upholstery of our car.
We won’t be returning I’m sad to say.

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JS
San Francisco
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. A must visit if you're in the bay area and want a big slice of how PRIME this establishment truly is. From the food to the staff, HOPR did not skip a beat.

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MM
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go there once a year for the last 22 years. The best every time it is great. See you next year.

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M
San Francisco
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had amazing food backed by amazing service! a true San Francisco institution!

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P
San Francisco
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant always exceeds expectations. We return every year (for at least 15 years) to celebrate a birthday and/or Father's Day and we think it just gets better with time. Our server, Shar, was fantastic and really added to our enjoyment of the experience.

Their wine selection is great and the pricing is very reasonable, far below other restaurants mark-ups. Try the Lynmar Chardonnay with the salad course and the Robert Foley Claret with the prime rib!

If you like prime rib, this is the best place in the country to find it.

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RM
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A great meal and evening after a 13 inning day game. Best prime rib outside of my smoker!!!
They went out of their way to accommodate us after the game went into extra innings and we were 30 minutes late...all it took was a call so a big thank for the wonderful service. We will be back and highly recommend The House of Prime Rib!

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OT
San Francisco
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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San Francisco
3.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not as good as I remember.

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Many thanks.

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G
San Francisco
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s worth it. Atmosphere gives off a catcher in the rye phony vibe, but you can wear AllBirds. Steak: phenomenal, cream spinach, and potatoes...go on an empty stomach or high!

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JS
Columbus
3.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This is our fourth time to House of Prime Rib over the years. I have to say each time it becomes more crowded and less of a special experience. We waited months after making his reservation and were still seated 20 minutes after our reservation time. They tried to sit four (4) of us in a small booth which we refused because if we were going to spend the money we wanted to be comfortable and take our time. The waiter was overworked and constantly apologizing for not paying good attention to us. What is special about this restaurant is the experience and history. We brought my husband's parents and raved about that piece of it. When the waiter came we mentioned it was their first time and he just said "so what cut of meat will you have." No background on the preparation, chef's time and interest in preparing their meal, what to expect, etc. It all felt rushed and for a $400+ evening that's not something I would look to partake in again.

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TM
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ended our trip to San Fran with dinner at House of Prime Rib. It is pricey but the portions are generous and the staff is so attentive. They offer a kids cut which os good. Loved the classic style of everything and the food was delicious. It would be good for them to refresh some of the decor without changing the vintage style. Our seat bench was fairly sunken and the curtain to the bathroom hallway was looking pretty old and worn. None of those things got in the way of a lovely night. Would definitely go back if I was in San Fran again.

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SL
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing!! Each component was delicious. Love the ambience.

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OT
San Francisco
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That’s all very nice

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CS
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There are only a few options but everything is delicious.

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AR
Dallas
3.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Although we had a reservation and arrived a little early, they still sat several groups of the same size ahead of us. The food was unbelievably good. The restaurant was so loud you could not carry on a conversation with the people at your own table. The tables were so close together that it was difficult to move around.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always

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JG
Miami
3.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Habiendo mesas libres en el salón principal nos mandaron a la última mesa de la última pared del último salón. Algo así como un espacio reservado para hispanohablantes. Esa fue mi sensación.
El mozo nos apuro a elegir en todo momento y eligió por nosotros los sides
El plato te lo llenan de un líquido de la carne que ni siquiera te preguntan si lo queres.

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SK
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the dinner. The server was hilarious and very welcoming. The food was spectacular.

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San Joaquin
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My server was Carlos he was very nice and attentive and surprise me with some ice cream at the end of our meal was she and me and my husband a happy anniversary overall I had a really good experience. The food is good, it's the service that is outstanding and the ambience I will come back again.

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j
Central Coast
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 2ambience 2

Not what it use to be...
can use a set of new plates
Overall experience ...
it's alright, been to better for cheaper price and more food and side dishes

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CL
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good, never disappoints us! Been going
here for the last 50 years?

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OT
San Francisco
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The waiter was the best I ever had there. The food is very expensive.

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there a few times because the prime rib is always delicious. It’s soft and juicy. I’ll go back again if I am able to find a good reservation time.

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MH
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I do love the House of Prime Rib. I enjoy going there for special occasions. However this time the slice of meat I got was very "fatty" about 60% fat. And the portion of salad (which is my favorite part of the meal) was very tiny and the waiter was not very attentive. I was disappointed. And we were celebrating a big deal, so I wish it would have been a little bit better!

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Sacramento
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but service was just ok. They are a popular restaurant and have been around for a long time so they probably feel like there service can be mediocre. I think they should think about changing their policy around your whole party being present before you’re seated because they’re lobby gets very crowded. Also, if someone in the party says they would like the condiments for their potato on the side and the waitress acknowledges them, then puts all of the condiments in the potato makes me feel like she really wasn’t listening. Also, throwing the Yorkshire pudding on our plates was also unacceptable. I will not be returning to this restaurant. I probably rated them higher than they deserve, but the food is good. They just need to work on their customer service.

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L
Tampa
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. The food is one of a kind. I’ve never tasted better prime rib.

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AC
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Worth the money for the great food and service.

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NC
San Francisco
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always.
The meat and its juice are so consistent.
Will definitely visit again.

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g
San Francisco
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only thing that changes over the years is the price. HOPR has remained faithfully consistent over time - everything tastes as good as it did the last time. From start to finish, this is the best prime rib I've ever enjoyed.

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AB
Washington DC
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience

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