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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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“prime rib” (753 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (199 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this place on the bus passing and got off and walked to it as it looked a lovely restaurant. We did not have a booking but waited for nearly an hour for a table of 3 with our teenage son. The atmosphere was...More

Thank 65driv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was really delicious. I'm not a huge steak eater and had never eaten prime rib but my English cut was really amazing. The creamed spinach was good as well as the various breads presented. However, the atmosphere really aggravated me. It is so...More

2  Thank Dianna H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like prime rib you'll love House of Prime Rib. They do it right with all the fixin's. It's a fun night out. Very old school. Been around since 1949. They seem to be busy every night. So plan ahead or be prepared to...More

Thank DogDoggie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with husband and two teenage boys over Spring Break in San Francisco. Prime Rib is my favorite so this place seemed like a natural choice. Couldn't get reservation even a couple weeks ahead so went as an early dinner walk-in and had to wait...More

Thank 705lar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is no question that the restaurant itself is beautiful. First of all, the bar service is a joke. The table service is okay, not stellar. I’ve had better prime rib. And the restaurant is crazy loud. That being said, the salad and sides far...More

Thank Deber1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I almost never have a reservation. If you are by yourself or a small group, getting there about 15 minutes before opening will usually get you a table within 30 minutes or so. This time I decided to try eating at the bar rather than...More

Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 12 March 2018

My big sister and her husband took me to the House of Prime Rib before I left for the Army in 1966, and Gus greeted us and seated us. I've taken many people since, and recommended it to all. My wife and children and best...More

Thank jhabermehl1
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The best roast beef I have had in a long time and amazing salad that is prepared at your table, excellent mashed potatoes and baked potatoes with amazing fillings. I will be back here again.

Thank Bondy1982
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is wonderful . Tasty is very good. Steaks are delicious and salads are also amazing . I really enjoy it. The staffs are very friendly and nice.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

All you need to know about the House if Prime Rib is covered by the name. Menu choices are mostly limited to the size, thickness and done-ness of the beef, although there is a non-beef choice or two (but why?) and a good selection of...More

Thank samweinbergersf
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Response from Kate W | Reviewed this property |
Can't really answer that question. So many variables but I'm certain that they'd try to seat you a quickly as possible. May take 2 rounds of cocktails. Worth the wait and the gin and tonics are superb!! Always best to make a... More
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Yes, you can and I believe it's $20 per bottle for the first two that you bring.
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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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