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House of Prime Rib, San Francisco, CA

House of Prime Rib

4.8
4.8
14620 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 254 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 885-4605
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Management: (415) 885-4605
  • Neighborhood
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cross street
    Washington St.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 14,620 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Steak

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked

  • San Francisco

    Steak

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

14,620 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    i love dining here for the amazing food and the great service. my only thing if i’m gonna be nitpicky is how tight the restaurant is in terms of space. our table was pretty small and we didn’t have much space for all the plates and things on our table.

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  2. WilburL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time going there. One problem was I made reservations over a year ago hoping to celebrate my birthday last year instead it took a year to celebrate my next year birthday. Overall it was amazing experience. Salad was something that I never tasted like that before which was amazing. Meat cut was excellent and ice cream sherbet was great.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing was very good. Prompt courteous service. Only issue was that I ordered an End Cut. I was not give a true end cut. Therefore it did not pack the flavor I was expecting. If an End Cut wasn’t available I would have preferred my temperature medium rare.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner!

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  5. Miloulababbus

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for special occasions! Delicious food

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for my mothers birthday, food was amazing as well as the service and ambiance. The only thing I would change is opting for the cut just under the king size as the only difference was the king had a bone. lol

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greatest prime rib in the Bay Area

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  8. Lin28

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prime rib cooked to perfection. Creamed corn was delicious.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was very good but not exceptionally outstanding as the price would suggest. We were a party of 5 celebrating a 60th Birthday. We were crammed in a booth where our knees were banging together under the table all meal long and the table top could not properly handle the plates of the five of us.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Party of 2 and we got sat in very akward table where we couldn’t face each other. I saw a lot of regular tables for 2 and not sure why we got sat there. I love their bread to start but we did not get served it. It just felt like we got sat in that akward table and felt rushed. Got out drinks and few mins after the salad comes - so felt like we were rushed to get out. Food is always great but this time I did not have the best overall experience.

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  11. tbal73

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful meal. Waiter was excellent.. name was JD or JB.. totally enhanced our dining experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food every time. But this time it was extremely loud. We could barely hear each other. The service is always great, but tonight was very slow.

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  13. Linda

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, the service was even better. It's very crowded, so go early and be patient. They are wonderful people running things.

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  14. LuisG

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as usual. King cut with creamed corn and spinach was better than I remembered. Love coming here and will be back as soon as I can get another reservation

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you come here, get Dennis! He is the man! My BF and I loved everything about this place. Also my BF said it was the best steak he has ever eaten! A must come back and go to spot!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food like usual. For the quality, the price is good

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  17. Darren

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A must do as an institution of San Francisco. But food was just OK.

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  18. VickiT

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful as usual. A little more noisy than the last time.

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  19. AlanL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Henry VIII steak was huge, tender and juicy. Everything else was outstanding. Treated like royalty.

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  20. NydiaO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Went to celebrate my husbands birthday and we enjoyed it

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  21. ManonL

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food, simple menu makes it a great experience

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  22. Princess

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was always great dining there. Great steak and services.

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  23. Brian

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The House of Prime Rib has an outstanding history of excellence which has never waivered. I've had their wonderful meals intermitently for the last 45 years of my life and as a born and raised San Franciscan, I highly recommend it to all.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    House of Prime Rib is a great experience. This is an old school restaurant with an olde world charm. If you’re looking for great prime rib and want a dining experience that is contemporary yet transports you to a time gone by then this is the place. Service, Food, and Ambiance were all impeccable!! Will definitely be going back with guests!

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  25. Terrie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We first dined at HOPR 15 years ago. The food was a revelation in that there was bountiful portions and included the sides in pricing. There was much ado made about making the salad, from showing the ingredients, all freshly prepared, to the addition of the salad dressing with a light but experienced hand. A show, if you will. Two nights ago, it was just another job for our server. He had five tables of 4 people at various times in their dining experience. Cramming 4 people in a banquet that should seat not more than three is a management error. Then, using a dish for bread, side vegetable, salad, and mains, all at once, left no room for drinks (water, wine and cocktail) and no time between presentation to enjoy the food, conversation or the atmosphere. The seating is old, lumpy and difficult to manage, as the slant of the seat make you sit about as far away from the table as possible. Could use a revamp and perhaps modernization where the comfort of the diners is accented not diminished. The atmosphere was one of hurry up, eat, pay too an exorbitant bill and we just don’t care if you enjoyed it-at least you got in. It is a sad day. The quality for the price was non existent. There is no ambiance. The crowd was poorly dressed and the drinks were terrible. I am sorry to say, the House of Prime Rib will be eliminated from our itinerary in the future. I hope you consider a redo and bring back the magic.

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  26. Samurai6

    San Francisco

    611 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    611 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best restaurant in SF and beyond!!! HoPR is a great date spot or get together celebration destination for family and friends. The Henry VIII King cut bloody rare is the only way to go in my opinion……recommend a glass or bottle Grgich cab from Napa to complement that feast!!! Outstanding old school service by Yui tonight …..I see sweetheart Mandy who used to take care of the bar/cocktails is now a full fledged server……Congratulations!!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food herr is always delicious! Looking forward to coming back!

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  28. proberts

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Matt, was efficient and very personable. He provided information quickly and seemed to really enjoy his job. The food was delicious.

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  29. MTO1

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time enjoying a special meal at the House of Prime Rib and the food and service was excellent. Definitely did not disappoint. Parking can be tricky as it's all street parking nearby as available, so give a few extra minutes to park and walk.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing martinis and food. Service top notch. Cheers.

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  31. Yoshie

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy that reservations are on Open Table but need to book way in advance. They have a off the menu veggie plate that was delicious for non meat eaters. Creme brulee is always great!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. From the martini to the prime rib. Zero negatives

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  33. lolaolive

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best!!!! My family always looks forward to a night out and dinner at House of Prime Rib.

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  34. MeghanF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service from ANGEL, was celebrating a birthday and they made us feel extra special

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Aside from the poor service, it was the classic HOPR. Just disappointing because we were celebrating something special. We actually got more attention from the other servers waiting at the carving station.

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  36. hermanc

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing. We have been dining here since the early ‘70s and celebrate our birthdays and anniversaries here when we can get in. The prime rib is superb as is their creamed spinach and signature salad. The wine list reads like a novel and the adult beverages are sure to please everyone. Our server, Angel was just that. He was very friendly and attentive. Putting a candle on our dessert was so thoughtful because we were celebrating our 53rd anniversary. Everyone there, from the valet staff, reception desk, cocktail server, bartender, food server, and the employees who we came into contact with demonstrated they were appreciative of their customers and happy to be working there. Thank you Joe Betz and staff for another great celebration dinner.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was amazing and everyone enjoyed themselves

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  38. GraceM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, attentive staff, great food . . . will return. Noise level was unbelievable! Had to join in with the volume in order to have a conversation with my dinner companion!

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  39. Mikayla

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! The staff were extremely nice, friendly, and accommodating! The food was incredible, and enjoyed everything I ordered. I will definitely be coming back soon!

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  40. MichaelS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service, a classic spot! Go!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

House of Prime Rib offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 885-4605.

House of Prime Rib is rated 4.8 stars by 14620 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 254 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Washington St.
  • Neighborhood
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 885-4605
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Management: (415) 885-4605
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