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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
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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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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348 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

House of prime rib is definitely a San Francisco classic!! Can't miss! Book and reserve your table early once you know your itinerary or schedule! Ask for the first seating which is around 5:30pm. Where do I begin ...service ? Amazing - your table server will take care of you well and special requests will be carried through. They have... More 

1 Thank MLAbug
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

This restaurant is deservedly a legend. The service was attentive and professional. Our special requests were quickly handled. The prime rib gets no better than this. And I'm a Yorkshireman, and will state that I have never had a finer Yorkshire Pudding in any restaurant. The wine list provides for every budget. I was impressed that my choice, at under... More 

1 Thank stewart p
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

I wouldn't pass on this restaurant unless I didn't like beef. The service is great, the food is even better, and the prices are good also, The ultimate prime rib with an iconic San Francisco Gem.

1 Thank kwill4u
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

The food is incredibly good, and the atmosphere is very cool. The atmosphere is like a circa 50s place with nice old booths, rich wood throughout, and a nice looking bar. It is very family friendly in my opinion, but also a good place for couples or special celebrations. The prime rib is among the best I have had anywhere... More 

1 Thank Bret B
Coconut Creek, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We were in San Fran celebrating our 10th Anniversary and we were so happy we made a reservation at the House Of Prime Rib. Make reservations early as it was packed. great service, wonderful salad tossed at your table, impressive wine list and one of the best prime ribs we have ever had. I was disappointed with the spinach as... More 

Thank Koolkerry7
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Have been coming here for years.....and never a disappointment! The wait staff and prime rib is second to none. I always walk out of the place a fat rat. Kudos to Sarah for your attentiveness and service on my most recent visit.

Thank gordyc48
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Everything we ordered was perfect ! This is definitely the best restaurant ever ! We travel a lot and never had good this good. You can cut the steak with a fork. The Service is Great!!

2 Thank Darlene B
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is a historical site in SF as far as I am concerned. It has not changed and has an old world style and charm that is as endearing as the food is delicious! I drive in from Sonoma county at least twice a year to enjoy the prime rib.. english cut for me please! And scarf on the creamed... More 

1 Thank goddessgirl1
Muntinlupa, Philippines
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary. Shariff, our waiter was the best. Ordered St. Francis Zinfandel which was wonderful for only $36. The prime rib was one of the best I've tasted. Great experience but be ready to pay. Worth it for an anniversary celebration.

Thank DocBench
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

We ate here for a combo Mother's and Father's Day dinner last Sunday. My husband and son both got the Henry VIII cut and I got the English cut. My cut was perfectly rare, just the way I like it, although the bottom piece overcooked due to the au jus. The manager came by and was happy to get me... 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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  • 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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