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About House of Prime Rib

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.

1906 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 885-4605

Website:
http://houseofprimerib.net/

Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Management: (415) 885-4605

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

House of Prime Rib Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (203)
Good for Birthdays (152)
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Good for a Date (116)
Good for Groups (107)
Worth the Drive (102)
Romantic (90)
Comfort Food (86)
Business Meals (80)
Fun (79)
Authentic (78)
Neighborhood Gem (74)
Fit for Foodies (72)
Notable Wine List (61)
Bar Seating (48)
Cozy (40)
Hot Spot (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Casual (34)
People Watching (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Seasonal (21)
Kid-friendly (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Paleo Friendly (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Live Sports (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

House of Prime Rib is the best steakhouse in America and perhaps the best restaurant in San Francisco.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

The menu was straight to the point and the food was really good. They have specialized in one area and it shows that they have the experience to make it great. It is an ideal location for a group outing but as a romantic place I would not suggest it, or if you are looking for someplace for a nice quiet conversation. We had to nearly yell for either one of us two to hear each other.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious! I’ll be back

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·Dined 3 days ago

One of the hosts at the front could’ve been a bit more welcoming or more friendly so to say. Otherwise our waiter provided excellent service and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious, we had an absolutely delightful meal. Thankyou

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

My favorite dinner spot in San Francisco! Incredible service and they have superb Prime Rib!! I am planning my next visit as soon as I walk out the door....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I have been going to The House of Prime Rib for almost 30 years now. Something has changed??? You can really tell that the cuts of meat, and the salad are smaller. And then to top it off, both my wife and I got sick from the meal.

I have a lot of great memories form The House of Prime Rib. I hope that they can turn this around.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The portions here are really big and they are determined to sell some prime rib. We wanted to split a portion but the fee was $10 per person so we ordered more food than we wanted to. On the positive side, we had leftovers. I would consider getting an order to go so you could split it however you wanted to.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

When it comes to prime rib, no one does it better. I wish I didn't have to watch my weight all the time because if I could, I'd eat the KING CUT and have the second serving too. The quality of the prime rib (and frankly the drinks) are highly reliable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

I came here for my birthday. It’s always a great place to go for a special occasion . I love opening the menu to see they serve one thing, and one thing only-prime rib. It’s so old school and I love it every time I go there! A San Francisco institution.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

Carlo was our sever and he was awesome. It was busy- very busy, yet he was still attentive. We had reservations and only took them 10 Min. to seat us. Food was excellent !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great experience at HOPR! Service was impeccable, and the food was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The meat or prime rib was carved to order at your table. My prime rib was excellent as was the cream spinach and baked potato. The Yorkshire puddings were to die for. Ryan the manager was very attentive and helpful as my Mom is in a wheel chair. A wonderful time wS has by all.

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·Dined 6 days ago

If you like meat, this is the place. Had the regular cut and all the sides and it was excellent, as always. Took the bone home for my dog, who also gives the meat two paws up!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Food was pretty good, however service was not.

Hostess was inpatient and impolite, seated us a round table much larger than our party size (so we only surrounded about half of the table). When we asked to move to a table suited for our party size they were not happy about it.

Food took FOREVER and so did clearing our table between courses.

Too bad because the food isn't bad, but not worth coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Awesome! The host at check in wasn’t so helpful but everything else was wonderful

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Male Reception rude

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Always wonderful in every respect.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The prime rib is outstanding but what I enjoyed the most is how well we were taken care of by our server!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Simple menu, amazing experience.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The creamed spinach was too salty for my taste. The city cut is still a pretty decent size cut of meat.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I am sad to write that we will never eat at the House of Prime Rib again The service was impeccable and the prime rib was delicious. That being said, the reason we will not return is that the ambiance is terrible for a meal where we spent a large sum for a dinner for four (without drinks).

My husband, daughters and I arrived early for our reservation on Sunday, and I observed a number of large groups with screaming (not just crying) young children in the dining room next to the entrance. Their parents made no effort to curtail their behavior or take them outside of the restaurant. Knowing that the restaurant has several dining rooms, I asked the young host to seat us away from crying children. Instead, he seated us in the "cry room" where two children literally screamed at the table next to us throughout our meal. There were two other large groups with screaming children. This was very troublesome because on my way to the restroom, I observed the other three dining rooms were far quieter.


When we left, I described our dissatisfaction to the manager, who was very nice but basically said that he was helpless to correct the situation.

Given the enormous popularity of this restaurant, it appears like there is no incentive to do so.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The atmosphere and food was great. We went to celebrate a birthday and we had a great time.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Best prime rib period. Great service, reasonably price considering it includes salad, choice of potatoes, choice of vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and bread.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was delicious. I enjoyed every single thing I got there. I am not a super prime rib kind of person and the Yorkshire pudding and creamed spinach didn’t sound so good. I considered getting fish. Boy was I wrong!! I ordered the thin sliced cut, the creamed spinach and strawberry shortcake. It was all outstanding. The baked potato was loaded, the creamed spinach tasted delicious! The meat was perfect and came with three horseradish type sauces to dip in. I used the Yorkshire pudding to dip in my au jus which is def not my thing, but it was fabulous. The four deserts we got at the table were all yummy. Strawberry shortcake and cream brûlée were my favorites. I highly recommend this place. Such a nice touch as they offer your more meat if you are still hungry. No one at our table could eat any extra. This place is a little more casual than Morton’s, but the food was just as good a slightly more reasonable in $$$$. Try this restaurant. Be prepared though that there are not a ton of menu items. Think In and Out vs. Carl’s Jr. What they do well, they do well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The place can be fantastic. I've been here on a few occasions as I love simplicity of the menu and red meat. The cocktails are great too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food and service
We will definitely come back again

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Hello,
I writing about my 1/13/18 dinner service. This was my 1st time to House of Prime Rib and my reservations were booked almost 4 months in advance. Upon arriving to our 730 PM reservation, we were seated toward left side of the back room where the restrooms are located. As me and my friend decided what to order, we proceeded to encounter a 10-15 min wait. Upon meeting our waiter, we were not introduced nor asked if it was our 1st time at our restaurant. Our reservations were in fact for a celebration of our recent bdays. Our waiter did not smile once. Throughout the course of the dinner, we felt uncomfortable by his cold demeanor. It felt as if every time he came by to introduce the next course, we were almost scolded vs. being warmly transitioned into the next course. 1 of the many exs. of the night was my friend's beverage. He chose a coke and had trouble getting our waiter's attention throughout the night for a refill. It was the waiter at an adjacent table who recognized that we needed help and promptly brought us our drink despite being busy. In addition, our orders were switched. I had ordered a House of Prime Rib cut (medium) while my friend had ordered the King Henry VIII Cut (medium rare). When our food arrived, it was clear that the orders had been switched. There was a clear size discrepancy that even a 1st time patron could recognize as the meats were clearly differing in size/cooking time. Throughout our meal our waiter did not check on our table once. The check was immediately brought. I rarely leave less than a 15% tip. It was the 1st time that I had thought about not tipping given the horrific service. I tried to put myself in the server's shoes. Perhaps he was having a tough night or something was going on personally. Unfortunately, it translated into a terrible 1st experience there. If anything comes from this email I hope that your server(s) can learn that despite the kind of day he's having, to not let it impair his job.
Thanks,
Jennifer Lu

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing. Great for date nights and delightful conversations. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. Reservations are a must if you are planning to come during the weekend. Valet parking makes it very easy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Suggest making a reservation because walk in wait can be awhile. We got there a little early before out reservation but was able to sit in the bar area and have a drink. Overall the food was good and portions huge... Definitely took left over home. The prime rib was perfect and delicious and adding the raw horseradish made it that much more tasty.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Celebrated a birthday. Amazing as always! Great food and great service.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

We ordered the kings Arthur but cook removed 2 slices before he served it !!! The portion was small for $48.00 the rib was a two rib but the actual steak was small.
The ambience was nice and we for sure like how the cook comes around and cut the prime rib in front of us

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great crew doing great work.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Was my first time at the restaurant and my waiter went above and beyond to make my boyfriend and I feel at home. We had no idea what to order and he helped us every step of the way. Would definitely come again and have dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great every time

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Magnificent all around.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing food and great time

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food
Great service
Well recommended

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This place is my favorite “go to” when I have friends or family in town. It’s the best!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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