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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 #39 of 4,938 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
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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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English first
Milton, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My friend from New Zealand suggested the place. I thought to myself what does a person from New Zealand the sheep capital of the world know about a good prime rib. Well I ate humble pie. It was one of the best prime ribs I have ever had. Word of caution, they serve prime rib and one other meal (fish).... More

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Style, service, ambiance, fabulous prime rib and creamed spinach...the best of its type in the City.!

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very busy steak-restaurant with bar. We went to celebrate my son's birthday, and this was definitely the place for just that! Fun and eager waiters make a good show with everything from taking our orders to mixing the salad and serving the steaks. They even sang an improvised happy birthday song, to our great amusement. If you look for a... More

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had a great meal there. Seated within 2 minutes with reservations. Not a huge menu, but it is called "House of Prime Rib"! The only complaint I would have is the noise level. It didn't seem as if there was a quiet table in the house, but the food was excellent.

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San Friancisco
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've been going to the House of Prime Rib for years and the food is consisitently good, but our last experience was not for the following reasons: I made a reservation a month in advance. We still waited more than half an hour to be seated. I requested a quiet table. There is no quiet table in the restaurant. In... More

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Panorama City, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is an old style English Rotisserie. The Prime Rib is cut to order at the table and all of the aspects are perfect. The atmosphere, the accompanying dishes, even the coffee is great. A must for the beefeater.

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had a wonderful meal with dear friends here. Great portions and tasty entrée made it one of the best prime rib dinners ever! The accompaniments of cornbread/bread, salad, creamed spinach, creamed corn, & potatoes enhanced the over all dinner. We had early reservations on a Friday so we had no wait time. We shall return!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Wow, that prime rib! Excellent! Gravy also really tasteful! Side dishes are actually kinda bad, except for the mashed potato which was actually really nice. But hey, you're here for the prime rib, forget the rest!

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Toronto, ON
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I'm not usually into prime rib, because of the large portion sizes. I've had my fair share of the dish though over the years. I had their smallest portion, and I wish I could have eaten it all, it was perfect! I did waste some space on the bread, which was a bit hard to cut, but tasty. Also shouldn't... More

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Toronto
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203 reviews 203 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Enjoyed a nice meal here on a family vacation, and felt House of Prime Rib stacked up well against some of our benchmark restaurants for classic prime rib dinners. As a reference point, we've enjoyed Lawry's in different locations several times over the years, and love The Prime Rib on the east coast (DC, Philly, etc.). Compared to those, House... More

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