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House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
+1 415-885-4605
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came here for a work dinner with a large group and we had a really enjoyable dinner. The atmosphere is really neat. The chefs cut and serve the prime rib at the table from their cart. I had the thin sliced prime rib cooked...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 2013meganw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the bar and received fast and friendly service. Prime rib is excellent and comes with plentiful sides. Great overall experience.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank michaelgW6007DB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived around 20:30 still with lots of people waiting for a table. Staff were very attentive, leading us to bar for a drink to wait up our table, no longer we were seated. The waitress who served our table was very helpful and friendly....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ellen0388
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to the House of Prime Rib (HOPR) for many years and have enjoyed every meal there. One great thing about the HOPR is its consistency. Always a good meal with good service. You have two options to eat here... Make a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ForensicChick
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Third time here and just as good as always. Took my 2 brothers for their first visit and they loved it. It's just a great old school steakhouse where the waiters take care of you and you dont have to worry about anything. And of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank acshelco1
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We had an amazing dinner in that place. Everything was great. The service was really friendly and the meal was lovely!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cassieweller
Reviewed December 11, 2018

You walk in the you feel like you just went back to 1955. The drinks are ok, I had a watered down Manhatten. The food is great and the so is the staff. It's expensive but you will walk out of there VERY ful

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Lizzipants
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a reservation at 9 but got to the restaurant at 6pm since we were done touring and pretty hungry. The man at the front was polite and nice but explained he would not have a table for over an hour (not his fault...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sarahspiro
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

House of Prime Rib is an institution-a must visit venue when in town. Try to make your reservation at least 30 days in advance. However, if you want to go and you don’t have a reservation, try to get there about 30 min before opening....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bacinac
Reviewed November 13, 2018

we've been hearing about the House of Prime Rib for years and finally made a date to go with friends. It was pretty much as expected. Old school. Good cocktails. Lots of red meat. Good service. As much as I liked it, I won't be...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 650joshs
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Alice G
January 3, 2019|
Response from Victoria L | Reviewed this property |
They do not sell the salad dressing but Pinterest has a knock-off recipe you could try...epicure also has a copy. One of the unusual ingredients is applesauce so this a unique formula. If you make it yourself it tastes... More
Eliana P
December 27, 2018|
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Response from Suzanne0718 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I live in the SF Bay Area (12 mi. s. of SF) and dining in SF is expensive. I highly recommend Betty Lou's at Columbus & Grant St. in the North Beach/Italian area. Excellent food and friendly staff. AND, just a few... More
Eliana P
December 27, 2018|
Response from Leslie S | Reviewed this property |
If you love prime rib, the House of Prime Rib is the place. It’s an old time San Francisco favorite and you can’t go wrong, ever. I was there last night and the place was swamped with happy eaters and the service was... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
    (Washington St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-885-4605
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