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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 #24 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Cross street: Washington St.
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Windsor, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If you have gone to Lawry's in Beverly Hills, you would think you were there. Almost everything was identical except there were more waiters than waitresses. Also, unlike Lawry's started to add seafood to their menu but not at House of Prime Rib. They stuck to their prime ribs. If you plan to eat there, you should plan to eat... More

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Brewster, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here and the food was very good but, my husband and I both had food poisoning that night. There are lots of servers dealing with you and bringing you different things so there is ample opportunity for illnesses to be passed.

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Sarasota, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing meal. The prime rib was cooked perfectly the baked potato was amazing everything from the service to the wine absolutely first class. Can't say enough about it!!!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I booked this place 2 months prior and still got the 9 PM slot. I wonder how advance I would need to eat at prime hour? I dislike it when I had to booked and it still take me another 20 minutes to be seated. Lucky we had buffalo wings at the hotel bar first, so I was not grumpy.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I'm from Tampa, so no place is going to compare to Berns if you want a steak, but this is not a steakhouse. If you even like prime rib a little, this place will win you over. It is a meat lovers paradise. Yourksire pudding, creamed corn, creamed spinach are amazing!! The prime rib is exceptional, never had better prime... More

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Oceanside, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were fortunate to be going on a Monday night. Reservations are hard to come by later in this week because this place is so amazing. This is a meat lovers restaurant. You should arrive hungry! You select your cut choice and how it is cooked. Dn't worry about selecting your sides because you get everything. Ask for the cream... More

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Axel, Netherlands
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The menu in House of Prime Rib is short and sweet, steak, steak or steak. But the steak is good, tender, cooked to perfection and the atmosphere in the restaurant is a bit noisy but not too load to have a conversation without shouting. It is always very busy so if you have no reservation the wait can be long.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Great Prime rib, with an assortment of options which I liked. You definitely will not leave here hungry. Another thing I liked was that they will cook it over if it is not just right for you. the service was good and expedient. The atmosphere was nice, but also friendly and casual. However you still felt like you were at... More

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Vancouver
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is the second time my husband and I have been there, but this time we brought our two kids. Our server was excellent, the prime rib was to die for. You leave feeling extremely full! We were there on a Friday evening, but arrived around 5 pm, so we were able to get seated right away. But by the... More

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Sacramento, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It was our first time at this restaurant, and all members of our party of six agreed that both the prime rib and the service were outstanding. The restaurant name pretty well outlines the menu (various cuts of prime rib), though they also feature a fresh fish for non-beef lovers. Sumptious sides are included in the cost of the meal,... More

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