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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
17:30 - 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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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really cannot say enough, but get a reservation....this place always books up quick. Very classic style of serving with the meat cart and the servers are traditional which in this day and age is a very nice detail. Get there a bit early and enjoy the mixed drinks in the lounge.

Thank Sam R
South Bend
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do Prime Rib right as the name describes. Finish your house cut and get another slice. Accompanied by salad, creamed spinach, bread, sometimes cornbread. For around $50, it's a deal!

Thank X0RKstevenw
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have wanted to try this for a few years but not got around to it before now. Service, surrounding all 5 starts and the food deserves 6 stars !!

Thank thewilo
Santa Clara, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you eat....and especially if you eat meat... you must try HOPRs prime rib. You go there for that...nothing else! And you come back for more. That's what makes it great. What's amazing is that it is actually reasonably priced for what you get. So much food to go around that there is no way you are leaving hungry. I... More 

Thank Bacinac
Peachtree City, Georgia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent prime rib and accompaniments. I've eaten here twice now, both times without a reservation, just walked in at 5:30 and joined the bar list for a spot. The food is excellent, the service is extremely professional and the atmosphere is nice, if just a bit too crowded and touristy for my liking.

Thank Jon C
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The menu is very simple. You choose your cut of meat and a side. The chef comes to your table with a cart a cuts your meat fresh and in front of you. The ambiance is perfect. The wine selection is great. We had a great server and loved the food. A MUST GO.

1 Thank BnLee26
Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My girlfriend made a reservation for a late birthday dinner here (booked three months in advance mind you). During this time we read and article that claimed House of Prime Rib was #1 in the US... so we had very high expectations. I have to say, it did not disappoint! Our service (wish I could remember our waitresses name) and... More 

1 Thank Mrbeltswildride
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing, and great service. Definitely recommend this place. The price was good for the great meal you get.

San Diego
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

House of Prime Rib could easily rest on its laurels and become a touristy spot serving mediocre food. Instead, it revels in its service--and its prime rib! I always enjoy the hush that falls over the room when a server wheels the enormous silver cart (just slightly smaller than a Fiat 500) into the room and reveals massive prime ribs... More 

Thank Spudsmama
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Prime rib was excellent & portions were large but prices start at $40/person, so definitely not cheap eats. We ate at the bar, had quick & excellent service from Jeremy & enjoyed a very nice local wine, Jax. Very busy for a Thursday night. Yorkshire pudding also excellent & horseradish had amazing kick! Thanks for a very delicious & filling... 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
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?

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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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