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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.)
+1 415-885-4605
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Granite Bay, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not knowing what traffic would be like when driving up from San Mateo County, we arrived 40 minutes early. Rather than telling us to wait in the bar we were told, "No problem," and immediately taken to our table. This "one trick pony" of a restaurant is truly a fabulous place. Neither of us has ever had better prime rib.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff was outstanding. I enjoyed the meal. I ate a ginormous bone in seared prime rib. It was very good but the staff made the experience top shelf. From the host, bartender and wait staff I was impressed how friendly and efficient they were. This was on a very busy Saturday night. If you like prime rib you should definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The day did not start well, but overall this was one of the best meals that I have ever had. We had great service on an extremely busy night. Our reservations were for 730 pm and we arrived a half hour early because of potential traffic and parking issues in SF. The hostess said that she would try to seat... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told to get a table because of the table side presentation. We did not receive a table side presentation. The waiter was also extremely rude. He was rushing to take our order. The cream spinach had pork in it so when I asked him to return it and his response was very rude and abrupt. I would not... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent as usual but service left much to be desired. Traveled all the way from Louisiana for vacation and picked HOPR for my husband's birthday dinner. Service was somewhat slow but what really bugged me was the fact that I told the host and waiter that it was my husband's birthday knowing they would do the normal dessert... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love a good prime rib and were keen to try out this San Franciscan institution. I should have done what I meant to do and made a dinner reservation in advance (especially because it was a Saturday night!) but somehow it didn't quite happen. When the hotel Concierge rang for us we were told they were booked solid but... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on my birthday because of the hype. Everybody said it's the best prime rib in town. Nah.... First of all with a reservation they made us sit at the bar for 2 hours before we can sit down at a table. And it is super cramp and noisy. I feel like I am sitting in the middle... More 

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St. Petersburg
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From what I was told, there is usually a wait list of up to a couple of weeks. We were lucky to get a cancelled reservation the same day. As a Yorkshire Pudding fan, I knew I just had to try this place. Wow, was it ever worth it! I am not much of a salad eater, but theirs was... More 

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Broke, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come here on our last night in San Francisco and couldn't have been a better way to spend it. We booked way in advanced and it was crowded even for a Tuesday night. Parking is difficult so we ended up using valet. Best steak dinner I've ever had even the salad was delicious. I would definitely go again in a... More 

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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a friend for a birthday diner. The service was over the top. It was very crowded but we felt like we were the only ones there. The salad ceremony was an event, as was the carvary cart. Possibly the same designer of the air stream trailer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
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: +1 415-885-4605

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Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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