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House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008 (Nob Hill)
415-885-4605
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Ranked #31 of 4,922 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Cross street: Washington St.
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Brisbane
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place was not just a meal - it was an experience! Easily the best steak I've ever eaten and the service was outstanding. Very highly recommended.

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Lutz, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Going to the House of Prime Rib is like stepping back in time to the old fashioned steak and chop houses. It was a mere 15-minute walk from my hotel, and I noticed the classic features of a restaurant with a separate bar area. I received superb service from Cara and Chef Christian. For under $40, the consumer gets a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Booked a table at this restaurant a month in advance. The salad is tossed and dressed table side. The meat is cut table side from a vessel and everything can be topped with bacon! We all had the English cut (thin slices) for the prime rib and the giant Yorkshire pudding soaked up the au jus. If you can handle... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I think I know a great prime rib when I eat one. What I had at HOPR is good but not great. For anyone who remembers or knew of Del Charro Restaurant in La Jolla from the 70s, they would know what a great prime rib is. Unfortunately, that classy restaurant stopped operating when the high-rise complex in which it... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I went to the House of Prime Rib to celebrate our anniversary. I originally made the reservation about three weeks out and the only spot they had left was for 9 p.m. I took it because this is where he really wanted to go. We received a confirmation telephone call about four days prior to our reservation.... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Anthony Bourdain referenced House of Prime Rib on one of his shows as "The Best Prime Rib" and he is right! They keep it simple here: several choices of prime rib cuts, salad, two choices of potato, creamed spinach or creamed corn. This is an old style steak house with a lot of character. Dimly lit, this is a meat... More

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Yonkers, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place San Francisco must if you enjoy red meat! I visit every time I'm in town. The service is impeccable. The meal is outstanding, from the bread, to the creamed spinach, to the potato, and the Yorkshire pudding. Let’s not forget their extensive wine list. This place is perfection! Good advice: Make a reservation as this place can get... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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101 reviews 101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You've just gotta see this place to believe it. Our server told us that they have 700 reservations here every night; 7 days a week! I believe it! The place is a mob scene. Our party of 4 was seated at a banquette, and we had a great vantage point to watch the fun. This place serves prime rib on... More

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Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The House of Prime Rib has been around for over 65 years, and the head matre'd, Gus, has been there for 62 years. The prime rib is superb and the experience unforgetable. Spinning salad to start, the rib cut at your table, Yorkshire pudding, huge baked potato with all of the fixings, creamed spinach--I could barely walk out. Get the... More

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Grande Prairie
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13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We made a reservation, got there ontime and waited. And waited! It was about 30 mins after our reservation that we were seated finally. I was a little worried about dress code but once there no need to worry there were people dressed like they were going for a nice dinner and those that looked like they just rolled out... More

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