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House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008 (Nob Hill)
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Ranked #37 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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85% Recommend
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW 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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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192 reviews 192 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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Earth, Texas
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193 reviews 193 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I made reservations way ahead and I am glad I trusted the good reviews here on TA. It was the best Prime Rib dinner ever and also a great show to watch the Chef prepare the meat directly in front of you from the zeppelin shaped carts. Do not expect romantic seating or high fashioned clientele. During our visit it... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

After 50 years the experience contours. Service and quality has declined slightly while prices have increased dramatically. It is still an experience for great prime rib; but, when something is not the way you expect (which, unfortunately happens more often!) be vocal and ask them to take it back or replace it. Don't be intimidated by poor attitudes of staff.... More

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San Diego
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A co-worker told me of this place. I made reservations 2 months in advance and soo glad I did. We had a great table in a side room. Nice ambiance which is cozy. Sevice was great. They have a very simple menu but I appreciated it. We're not big eaters so we wanted the smallest cut of meat. For $39.95... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Trust me, I'm a librarian. And I've enjoyed years and years of prime rib dinners at Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, California. So when we were up in SF, we decided to try this place. Sure wish we hadn't. Service was poor. Food was NOT good - actually, it was pretty tasteless. The booth we were given had... More

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Milan, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great meat of maybe ever. As italians our benchmark was set on Fiorentina steak. Very surprised to say I enjoyed prime rib more. Meat is ad tender as butter and sides are perfectly matched. Service is outstanding, our server S.B. has been a great support. Cheescake is amazing, even without biscuit. Strongly recommended in a gourmet city.

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San Francisco, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was at a disadvantage when I went to dinner here last night. One, I have eaten at long established steak houses like Hugo's Cellar in Vegas & Smith & Wollensky's in NYC & have been blown away. So somehow I had this image in my head going to HPR. Two, I live in San Francisco. I am not a... More

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