House of Prime Rib

4.8
9461 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 9461 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best way to end our trip... loved the team work from all the staff. Food was awesome!

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

an absolute San Francisco institution. simple and delicious.

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JB
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Waited 2 months for this reservation; was placed at a small 2 person table right next to a larger 6 person table of noisy patrons; requested to be moved and was seated closest to the restrooms; prime rib was luke warm at best; service was extremely slow.

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r
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

For the first time in several years I've been coming to House of Prime Rib, the meat was tough to cut with the knife.

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TF
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, superb drinks, great service, wonderful venue. Loved it. Fully recommend.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Let’s start with the good: the food is amazing. The best prime rib I’ve ever had. The service is amazing. Everything is made table side. The food is seriously amazing.

The bad: even with reservations, you have to wait a bit. It’s suuuuper noisy in there so if you’re looking for a romantic date night, you won’t be able to hear your date here.

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

Every year we do a holiday dinner at HOPR with good friends. Because we choose to go during the holidays we know to expect it to be loud and enthusiastic. The food menu is limited, but you really only go here if you want prime rib. The quality is consistent and the service is always excellent. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that with some of the improvised holiday seating it can be to loud to have a conversation.

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

First time at House of Ribs, SF. Best Waiter Ever!!! I could have eaten the salad and the wonderful house dressing all night, but here came the Prime Rib and Creamed Spinach. OH HEAVEN!! If you undecided on the House cut or King Cut, get the King Cut. You can always take the left over's home (You will glad you did). Have already made a reservation for our anniversary next year!

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

Annual girls Christmas trip to San Francisco!

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h
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were late by 20 min. due to traffic (we are from waaay out of town). Even though they sent the message via Open Table that they missed us, they put us at a table with NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!! We had a wonderful time at what is turning into a Christmas tradition.

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D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Reservations included that it was a 50th birthday party for son jeff. This is the first time after many birthday and anniversary dinner parties at this restaurant that the check came with no party picture or comp. dessert being offered. I adjusted the tip accordingly

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j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

So noisy, but food & service was great. Just too many babies & bros!

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our family from A

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JS
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was fabulous except for the noise level. We had to yell to be heard across the table and we only had 4 people for dinner.

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

Been coming for years. Food still fine, though nothing is prepared tableside like it used to.....which was part of the experience.
Nice decorated for the holidays, but
they have crammed so many tables in, that there isn’t enough room for all plates on the table. No room for everyone to put their legs under the table either.
Service a little rushed.

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L
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dining at the House of Prime Rib. I've been eating here since 1979 and the flavor and quality of their food has been consistently excellent. Their staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. It's gotten extremely difficult to get a reservation so we don't go as often as we'd like. But when we get in it's a pleasurable experience for all! See you next year!

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

The staff was very personable and the food was awesome.

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

Food, ambiance and service were exceptional.

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

We went to The House of Prime Rib to celebrate an anniversary and dinner. There were 4 of us and we had a 7pm reservation. We got there at 7 and were seated immediately, not wait at all which surprised me. Our server was quick, responsive and friendly. The food and drinks came quickly. I had the sea bass while everyone else had the prime rib. Everything was amazingly delicious and the portions are generous. We can't wait to go back!!

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HOPR is always a good time. A San Francisco classic that one should visit at least once a year. Try looking up their secret menu!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Friend move to SF welcome dinner

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

HoPR never disappoints. Always great, from their greeting upon entering to leaving a generous tip, for a fine experience, at the end.

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S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Best Prime Rib ever; cooked to perfection, great sides, friendly service. Two things to keep in mind; go early so you have time to digest the your dinner before bedtime and be prepared for a noisy, warm room.
I would definitely go back.

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W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great meal and good ambiance. Service was exceptional...great decor.

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

We love the old school ambience and old fashioned service of the HOPR. The menu never changes and, sometimes, that’s a good thing. HOPR always meets our expectations.

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t
London
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The prime rib is good. Love the salad and choice in cuts. The service was attentive and quick. The noise level is high so not really a place for deep conversation but a great place for group dinners.

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TM
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

House of Prime Rib promises great prime rib and it delivers every time. We arrived early (4:30) for a 5 o'clock reservation - in fact we were the first but still didn't get seated until 5:25 with multiple guests seated before we three. What's up with that?

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a 10pm reservation and they sat us early and rushed us so they could close up ASAP. A little disappointing in that regard but still a good experience other than that.

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KW
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant for a Business or Celebration Dinner. Very attentive staff. Amazingly busy, make sure to make reservations as soon as you can.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best prime rib I’ve ever had!

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We always enjoy our dinners at the House of Prime, would recommend to anyone that enjoys prime rib.
We have been going there for 35 years. The food and service is always the best and the staff very friendly.

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SN
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

House of Prime Rib is one of my favorite places to go. It feels like it's been around forever and like everyone is welcome. I love the holiday decor that goes up every year, but most importantly the food is fantastic. The portions are hearty, flavorful, and worth every penny. Every time I crave prime rib, I know I'll get my money's worth here and that it will be cooked to perfection. Dinner comes with a large salad, bread, and two sides. Mashed potatoes and creamed spinach is my order. I will definitely be returning. Make sure you make your reservations in advance. I reserved in October to only find a reservation on a Sunday in December!

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NC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service by waiter, Dave. Food was outstanding, limited choices though. I have a dairy allergy and they can work around that. Bathrooms definitely needed monitoring! Valet parking!

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Staff was very attentive but not over bearing. They was frequent eye contact so we were able to get help when needed.They payed attention to small details such as bringing a chilled salad fork and asking if I would like to have the wine decanted to breath. Staff took time to explain things and asked questions to make sure everything was clear. This was my daughter birthday and it was a very memorable evening enjoyed by all.

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GY
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Here to celebrate our wedding anniversary with our kids. Felt like 2 tier of service. Server attended the table next to us multiple times. I had to ask for 2nds..waiter brought for only me. I asked again for 2nds for my wife and kids....waiter brought only 2, leaving my son waiting. Had to ask again a 3rd time. Then, needed to ask again for doggie bag for the baked potato.

Waiter brought birthday dessert to a couple on the next table. Didn’t mentioned our anniversary to us, even though I mention it during reservations and the host wished us a happy anniversary when we checked in.

40% of my expensive king cut was fat and bone. I asked for 2nds and gave me an ultra thin small cut.

This time, our experience wasn’t as memorable as our 5yr anniversary when it left us with a lasting experience. I thought this time, we want to share with our kids, but I guess it was a mistake.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! But so hard to get in. However when there is an opening I grab it no matter what time it is. The food is worth it and amazing.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience a must try!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here with a group of friends to celebrate my boyfriends 25th birthday and as a steak connoisseur he said that was the best steak he has EVER had! Well worth the money and they even got us in before our reservation time. Amazing!

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JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely my all time favorite SF restaurant. Food is great, service wonderful and a very warm & inviting atmosphere. Recommend it to all red meat lovers!!

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s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

I love the Prime Rib dinner, service was great, been there many times, waiter was great! However, I won't go back, way too noisy, way too crowded, way to rushed through our dinner, a beautiful restaurant has turned into a loud hoodie-wearing jeans wearing place to eat! It used to be a wonderful experience, but no longer, I was so disappointed, I made the reservations 4 months ago! Sad, but good news is I have left-over beautiful prime-rib. Suzanne Farrell.

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