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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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They serve Prime Rib. There is also fresh fish for non-meat eaters, but why go to an iconic meat place if you don't like meat? I asked for mine to be seared because I'm not a huge prime rib fan. If you request it at the time you order, they will do it. It was great. Their meat is way... More 

Thank Nextboat
Barcelona, Spain
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718 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's easy to see why the House of Prime Rib is so successful. It offers a single product, roast beef, and matches it with a giant loaf of excellent sourdough, a huge baked potato, a giant salad prepared at the table, and even corn or spinach. All of this for only about $70, drinks and tip included. This isn't the... More 

Thank MannyG2000
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to my favorite restaurant again and as usual, it was awesome. The prime rib was perfect as was everything else. The salad was a little different but still delicious. Drinks were on point as was the service. Finished the King Henry cut and creme brûlée. Can't wait to go back!

Thank justthetip808
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing and generous proportions. I ordered the House of Prime Rib cut and it was way too much for me with everything else they served. Also I would not recommend sitting in a booth, ( we were in a corner back by the restrooms ) our group felt that the table was way too close to our... More 

Thank Jennifer O
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173 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meal at the House of Prime Rib was the last meal of our stay in San Francisco. I was extremely choosy which of the many fine restaurants in San Francisco would get this distinction. I ultimately chose House of Prime Rib for its excellent reviews, menu, and historic standing in the city. The Mr. and I arrived to a... More 

1 Thank teacher91
Orange, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to celebrate my daughter's completion of flight attendant training. Our server, Jackie, was very attentive to our needs and the service was exemplary. The prime rib, was superb as usual. Kudos to Jessie, our bar server, and the bartenders for making our delicious drinks.

1 Thank rexcab
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decor of this place looks like its straight from the steakhouses of the 1970's. That aside, this has to be one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. The waitress was very friendly and prepared our salad table-side - Doing the salad dressing in a spinning bowl floating in ice water. We were then introduced to our chef... More 

1 Thank MickeyThePikey
Sacramento, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I called to make reservations for 5/6. The girl said the earliest time available was 10 PM. I chuckled because it is really late to eat dinner for most. I politely said "never mind". She hung up on me!!! What kind of customer service is that???

Thank Cathy L
Frankfurt, Germany
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418 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 5:45 pm and we're referred to the bar for a table. However the bartenders and the whole area was so busy they did not acknowledge our presences. We tried twice to ask but they were busy shaking cocktails. Even if you are a popular restaurant there are ways to treat customers to at least show you care... More 

1 Thank Evoqueen
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic no other words necessary other than the Yorkshire puds! Chef don't open the oven while they're cooking otherwise they go flat like ours! Other than that just brilliant. Worth the trip to SFO.

Thank Martin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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