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House of Prime Rib

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Nob Hill
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1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008 (Washington St.)
+1 415-885-4605
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Palm Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was told to get a table because of the table side presentation. We did not receive a table side presentation. The waiter was also extremely rude. He was rushing to take our order. The cream spinach had pork in it so when I asked him to return it and his response was very rude and abrupt. I would not... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was excellent as usual but service left much to be desired. Traveled all the way from Louisiana for vacation and picked HOPR for my husband's birthday dinner. Service was somewhat slow but what really bugged me was the fact that I told the host and waiter that it was my husband's birthday knowing they would do the normal dessert... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love a good prime rib and were keen to try out this San Franciscan institution. I should have done what I meant to do and made a dinner reservation in advance (especially because it was a Saturday night!) but somehow it didn't quite happen. When the hotel Concierge rang for us we were told they were booked solid but... More 

Thank SJDowney
Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on my birthday because of the hype. Everybody said it's the best prime rib in town. Nah.... First of all with a reservation they made us sit at the bar for 2 hours before we can sit down at a table. And it is super cramp and noisy. I feel like I am sitting in the middle... More 

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St. Petersburg
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From what I was told, there is usually a wait list of up to a couple of weeks. We were lucky to get a cancelled reservation the same day. As a Yorkshire Pudding fan, I knew I just had to try this place. Wow, was it ever worth it! I am not much of a salad eater, but theirs was... More 

Broke, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come here on our last night in San Francisco and couldn't have been a better way to spend it. We booked way in advanced and it was crowded even for a Tuesday night. Parking is difficult so we ended up using valet. Best steak dinner I've ever had even the salad was delicious. I would definitely go again in a... More 

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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a friend for a birthday diner. The service was over the top. It was very crowded but we felt like we were the only ones there. The salad ceremony was an event, as was the carvary cart. Possibly the same designer of the air stream trailer.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The House of Prime Rib has the best Prime Rib. Served table side and with all the side dishes. A great piece of San Francisco history.

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restuarant is so popular that you should call for a reservation. The prime rib is cut table side and your salad is also prepared tableside. All meals include York shire pudding, either creamed spinach or corn, either mashed potato or baked and hot sourdough bread. If you finish your prime rib and still hungry, they will give you another... More 

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windsor, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place has got to be one of the best prime rib places of all time. They do such a good job with the prime rib. mine always come out as requested. the bread pudding is to die for, and the salad you get tossed at the table is delicious. love coming here. the only problem is since it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nob Hill

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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