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House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008 (Nob Hill)
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Ranked #26 of 4,859 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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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

How do you know a restaurant is probably good? When there is a line waiting outside the door at 3:00pm on a Saturday afternoon BEFORE the restaurant even opens. Something told me there is something nice and tasty going on inside there. You're going to wait, even if you have reservations, but trust me, it will be well worth it.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Went to this restaurant last night 21st April after booking 4 days previous. Some people wait 2 or 3 months. Are table was reserved for 8pm at 840 we were shown to our table very hurriedly . Our waiter along with all the waiters we're rushing around like headless chickens. He took our order and it seemed seconds before he... More

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Clayton, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Don't go here if you don't like prime rib. They offer little else. You can order various sizes to suit your appetite ($30-50). Comes with a fabulous salad tossed at your table,Yorkshire pudding,au jus, potatoes and creamed spinach. My husband makes better Yorkshire pudding than theirs was, and the creamed spinach got mixed reviews. My 16 year old son didn't... More

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Torrance, California
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

yes, we had to go up to SF for the best prime rib, outside of Texas. Definitely get reservations for Friday night and be open to eating at last seating. Service is excellent.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

So i've been to tons of steakhouses, but if you're into juicy prime rib at a very reasonable price, you've come to the right place. I can't believe i haven't reviewed this place, but its worth reviewing. I came with friends and we had to wait a bit for our table (i booked at 730pm and the table we sat... More

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Windsor, California
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
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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147 reviews 147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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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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