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House of Prime Rib

Certificate of Excellence
Nob Hill
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1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008 (Washington St.)
+1 415-885-4605
17:00 - 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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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The House of Prime Rib was a dream come true. I grew up loving Prime Rib and mashed potatoes and this was probably one of the best prime ribs I've eaten in recent memory. I was lucky my friend made reservations here a month in advance when she found out I was visiting SF. She knows me well and knew... More 

Thank SyChen1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Three options! What size cut, what temp, and baked or mashed.....our server Shar was amazing and his knowledge of wine list was spot on. Absolute must do when in San Francisco. We we traded tequila shots with the table next to us.....fun, great wine list and great prime rib. Make a reservation or you'll wait two hours for a seat.... More 

Thank Ben O
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great food large cuts of prime rib with baked potato or mashed. Yorkshire pudding and spinach as sides... almost forgot about the salad!

Thank JackyPet
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The House of Prime Rib is a very popular steakhouse in San Francisco's Nob Hill. We could not get a reservation there and we were told to take our chances walking in. The night we were due to go, my brother in law got a reservation through his "open table" phone app. We arrived a few minutes early with a... More 

Thank Richard C
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So first, its an old school steak house....when I say "old school" get a tux on and have a 4 o'clock martini before dinner! The place isn't decorated and super fancy, but it has the kind of vibe that makes you want to eat and drink. The restaurant is organized into several rooms, and can get quite noisy at times.... More 

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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very close to the next couple. It was so loud that it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Food was better than average, but not worth the price.

Thank Craig-Jess H
San Francisco, CA
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living in SF, this is the place to bring any out of town visitors or for special occasions. Food quality and service has remained consistently good. My only complaint is the front staff whom you check in with for reservations and the people who seat you. They always seem u happy and aloof. However, the wait staff has always been... More 

Thank CrispyRN
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant after reading so much about the restaurant. The menu was very simple and you can select your preferred cut Prime Rib which was prepared for us by the table side. The service was attentive but the wait at the bar was not an pleasant experience. However I was very pleased with the quality... More 

Thank topperitalthai
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location: Nob Hill Parking: metered, paid street parking Atmosphere: traditional, warm, elegant Staff: incredibly accommodating Menu: limited to a fairly fixed menu Drinks: standard Meal: unbelievable - try it Prices: pricy Visit Again: please! Recommend To Friends: you bet

Thank Nicole P
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very loud, touristic restaurant with lots of big tables and long lines. Good meat and sauce but not worth the price. Expensive but dishes are big even for US standards

Thank BernardoLarreta

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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