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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.)
415-885-4605
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect prime rib

A landmark that continues to provide excellent prime rib! Perfectly seasoned, warm on delivery, and mouth watering taste. Had the creamed spinach too. On entering the place was overflowing with tourists and locals alike. A reasonable wait and then we were whisked off to our table and service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I'm not usually a fan of red meat, but I'm definitely up for a slice of Prime Rib one in a while. With ALL the hype of HOPR my friends and I decided to go and check it out. Our experience from the host, wait staff, and quality of food was great. We were having a wonderful experience UNTIL.... I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A landmark that continues to provide excellent prime rib! Perfectly seasoned, warm on delivery, and mouth watering taste. Had the creamed spinach too. On entering the place was overflowing with tourists and locals alike. A reasonable wait and then we were whisked off to our table and service was friendly and prompt. Noise level is high to match the energy... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place has been around forever, and there's nothing you can say about it that hasn't already been said a thousand times before. The food is excellent, the ambiance is beautifully old school, and the waiters are seasoned performers with presentational flair. It really, really works and is still amazing after all these years. Go for the King Henry -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

An AMAZING place. Here's an overview: The wait: We had dinner here on a Saturday night. The House of Prime Rib is very popular: we called ahead for a reservation, and we still had to wait for more than half an hour before getting our table. Once seated though, the service was pretty prompt and fast. Menu/delivery: The menu is... More 

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Leeds, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Traditional beef restaurant that's been going since 1930s. Went on recommendation of partner's father who ate there in 1960s! The offer is a house salad, beef cut from huge cuts of meat, mash / jacket potato (enormous) and spinach / creamed corn: that's it! Nine went there for 50th birthday meal: salad was great and the meat so tender you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had an absolutly wonderful evening at the House of Prime Rib. It wasn't just a great dinner, it was a phenomenal experience. The salad made at the table and served was not only delicious but really cool to see and the prime rib was out of this world. Our server Jeremy made the whole evening just fabulous!!! The only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is on old faishon beef restaurant. All they serve is Prime Rib. YOU MUST make reservations long in advance. I would suggest a month. They meat is quite good and the drinks are stiff. The decor is a bit shabby. I love Prime Rib so I was willing to sit at the bar. And given that it is of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place resembles an old house in the interior. It is dark, moody and the atmosphere is electric. The menu consists of the cut if meat you want and whether you want mash or jacket potato. However that doesn't do it justice. Cut of meat is perfect and plentiful. The preparation of our salad was theatre in itself and our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I got a tip for this restaurant from a doorman. When I looked for a table for a MONDAY night the first booking open was 9pm. My husband and I decided to risk it without a reservation and were pleased to get in. Funny though, all the staff seemed shocked we were able to get a table without a reservation,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It has been many years since this was "the Restaurant that knows how". I could bore you with details of horrible food, horrible service and fights with valet. But, why? Suffice to say that ever since their well known host, Gus, retired...the place just fell apart. I was just there in June 2015...it is remains over crowded with dining tables... More 

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Additional Information about House of Prime Rib

Address: 1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
Phone Number: 415-885-4605
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-885-4605

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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