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House of Prime Rib

4.8
4.8
12825 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 227 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 12,825 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Steak

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked

  • San Francisco

    Special Occasion

  • San Francisco

    Steak

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

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  1. DL

    DisappointedLocal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    I've grown up going to HOP and it was always the ambiance and service accompanied by the food that kept us going back. However, that has taken a downturn. Even after making a reservation, we were stuck at a small table intended for 4 guests for a party of 5. Our waiter was not attentive at all and constantly forgot everything that we requested from her. I made a note in my reservation and with the waiter that we were there celebrating a birthday, and she completely disregarded the note and didn't even make an effort to put a candle or sing to our birthday guest until I had to ask her to bring a candle out after the desserts arrived. We made multiple attempts to be patient with our waiter but it ultimately left us all disappointed once the night ended. Needless to say, we will NOT be returning to HOP anytime soon.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food is always good at HOPR. Would always recommend.
  3. k

    klc113

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We’ve been dining at HOPR for years and never experienced anything like what happened last night. While placing the orders with our waitress, we specifically told her only one of us wanted the baked potato and all 3 of us at the table wanted the cream corn and spinach. And when the dinners came, there was only the spinach accompanying the prime rib. So I told her that she forgot the cream corn. She then went to get our cream corn for us But charged us $14 for that. When I questioned her while paying the bill, she simply said we got charged extra because the corn had to come in a different plate instead of with the meat and spinach! It was her fault for not listening well to what the customer ordered and the menu clearly stated that the side dishes come with the prime rib.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, amazing tradition and can't wait to come back again!! First time I didn't have seconds and tried the desserts, Monster Chocolate cake, bread pudding and tiramisu were all incredible!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible as always! We love this place, it never disappoints and the food is fantastic!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Alfredo and the staff were more than accommodating, it made our son’s birthday
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great value with salad and sides included, spectacular service!
  8. RM

    ReneeM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family has been going to House Of Prime Rib since the 1970’s. We have now 4 generations that have gone to HOP! My grandfather, my Mom & Dad’s family, my husband & I since 1982 and now my daughter who we took for her first time in 1997. She is now 30 yrs. old. All those years every meal has been consistently delicious. From the sourdough bread, the salad with delicious house dressing to the prime rib, mashed potatoes and a creamed spinach or corn. I used to be able to have the peach Melba or the fresh strawberries for dessert but now I never have room. I LOVE THE HOUSE OF PRIME RIB as does many generations of my family!!!!
  9. DT

    DorisT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Been a long time customer, service and food quality not the same for me. In particular the salad was definitely not what it used to be. How the food was served and presented different. Oh well things change….
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Extremely loud could barley hear and have a conversation with my own table. The restrooms were atrocious. Unclean and toilet paper all over the stalls. For the amount we paid I would expect better ambiance.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service! Busy Saturday night so it was loud and hot inside. Worth it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our waiter was a little gruff, all business and not very friendly. Prime Rib Portions were a little smaller than usual but delicious as always. Told the waiter it was my wife’s birthday after he asked if we were there for a special occasion but he didn’t offer a little treat or dessert at the end of the meal.
  13. R

    Rachelle

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    First time we didn’t have the best service but we will still be back
  14. L

    Laura

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the family together for a special dinner. House of Prime Rib did not disappoint. Everyone was pleased with their dinners and service. And so nice to have a good valet service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My youngest son was celebrating coming back to California. A beautiful reunion.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean was amazing! He was an awesome server! Made us feel comfortable since it was our first time, he was funny, always checked in if we were enjoying our food made it fun dining experience! Definitely will come back and ask for him.
  17. J

    John

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Something has changed since before the pandemic. I suppose that’s to be expected. The cuts of beef seem smaller (certainly needed the second piece if you eat the first) but the prices are the same. We went on a Thursday at 6:00 and the place was packed. Service was decent considering the capacity but did used to feel more on-point in ‘the before times’. I will say our server was very friendly.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  19. BT

    BarbaraT

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Service was flawless. Was not rushed but the service flow was so seamless we were out in an hour. Valet parking outside front entrance - attendants ultra polite.
  20. GL

    GaryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious prime rib and the service was amazing. Accommodated my friends when they wanted their appletini sweeter and was given it with no questions asked. Everything was amazing.
  21. KL

    KellyL

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    really rushed during dinner. Food was okay, but smaller portions then before.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic bar drinks and service. Very crowded, but nice seating areas, service is very attentive until your served then they disappear , remind your waiter to come back and ask if anyone wants seconds before the table is cleaned!
  23. RI

    RICKD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE BEST PLACE IN TOWN FOR A GREAT MEAK AND ATMOSPHERE
  24. x

    xxxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone we encountered was so accommodating and able to not only make what we wanted to happen, they were able to make it special.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I’ve been coming here for 6 years never a disappointment love it!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration which I stated on the reservation but no acknowledgement until I ordered dessert and mentioned the celebration
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing. everything was fantastic
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!
  29. S

    Steve

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The meat is characterful and very tasty. The staff is friendly and smiling. Only the cooking/cutting chief cook is intraverted. If you are a prime rib lover, the visit oft the house of prime rib is a must, when you are visiting San Francisco.
  30. CK

    ChristineK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious food and great service. Our kids loved their children’s portions, too.
  31. KC

    KrisCook

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our families 4th visit in 2 yrs and I think it was the best experience yet. Food was remarkable, service was stellar, great time had by all. Well worth the money. Kudos to the staff on duty 7/31/22 at 6 PM
  32. FE

    FastEddie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were fortunate enough to be sat in a smaller room, the noise level was low enough for normal conversations. Our server, Blue, was awesome and made us feel we were dining with an old friend. Meat was tender as always and sides were on point!
  33. IT

    ITITIT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff. Very knowledgeable. Great atmosphere. Food was delicious.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best prime rib around great service, Great ambience
  35. B

    Bryan

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family tradition. It is always busy so you have to enter with the right mindset. We’ve eaten here as a family for over 40 years and it remains one of the best experiences in the entire city. Service, food, value for the money…everything is perfect.
  36. AK

    AlanaK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The House of Prime Rib is always a wonderful dinner experience and this time was no exception. The food was delicious, the ambiance is Steak House Superb, our waiter was terrific and we had a wonderful evening!
  37. DC

    DonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would absolutely recommend. Great staff, amazing food, love this place!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Probably the smallest portion I’ve ever had with a bigger price tag! Ordered the King Henry not even close to what I have had in the past! Although the service was great and the ambiance as well! Just disappointed with the dinner plate!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience as always celebrating a birthday and get-together with friends and family! Service was exceptional! Food was delicious.
  40. j

    jayzlep

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food was delicious. The person who sat us, the chef, and the person who cleared our table and refilled our waters were fabulous. However, our waitress was fine with my family but was rude and had a lot of attitude towards me. Other than the waitress, it was fabulous.

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 12825 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 227 times today
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

  • 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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