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House of Prime Rib

4.8
4.8
13056 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
62 years of loyal customers can't be wrong. We are grateful to all of our customers, employees, and critics (...though we may not always agree!). The only way to find out the truth is with a visit. Oft imitated, never duplicated. Thank you in advance.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 213 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 885-4605

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Management: (415) 885-4605

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Cross street

    Washington St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 13,056 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Steak

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked

  • San Francisco

    Special Occasion

  • San Francisco

    Steak

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

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  1. MS

    MorganS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!! 12/10, book your reservation now, you won’t regret it!
  2. c

    cliffords

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Traffic was very bad, took 1.5 hours to arrive from east bay. Table was ready when we arrived. Food was fresh and tasty
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was perfect but service was slow tonight. After dining 2 hours, my son couldn’t wait for kids’ dessert.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and usually they make it feel more special. It is as an ok visit… just did not meet the high standard they usually provide.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, great customer service. We were waited on really fast.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Anniversary dinner
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Our server was awesome and he gave my daughter a free children’s ice cream because she was behaving and eating so well. He made the night extra special. Food was delicious as usual. Can’t wait to go again
  8. J

    Jason

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    House of Prime rib never disappoints. Top notch service, straightforward menu and the best prime rib you’ll ever have. English cut is the way to go for me. Cocktails are on point and they have a great wine list. Dining rooms are cozy and exude that old-school steakhouse charm. This is not a stuffy, whispering-only restaurant - the vibe is energetic…be prepared to speak and laugh loudly! An SF institution that must be experienced.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect place to go for a great meal. It’s not too expensive and you’re going to leave full. I’ve been to the first steakhouses New York City has to offer but believe that HOPR is the best dining experience available. My only goal is to one day eat the double king Henry and still have room for the desert slice.
  10. MT

    MarciaT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was great and abundant. My prime rib was so big I couldn't even finish half of it. It was cooked to perfection and so tender! My husband finished his plus another slice. The creamed spinach was delicious and the creamed corn was good. The Yorkshire pudding was nothing special. Our waiter was charming, but very busy. The restaurant is huge but it was packed with people and the turnover was very quick. It was LOUD in there. My husband and I had to shout at each other to be heard across the table. I also feel the prices are pretty high. All that said, we would go again for a special occasion.
  11. JH

    JustinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As legit as SF dining gets. If your wallet can bear it and you love Prime Rib, then House of Prime Rib is a must try. Obviously the meat is great, but also highly recommend the baked potato and creamed spinach.
  12. AE

    AntonyE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    English cut was excellent, I will go back next time in the city
  13. AK

    AndrewK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Left over prime rib and bone was supposed to be bagged by bus person but he failed to do so. Could have a good steak sandwich the next day ☺️
  14. SF

    SanFranciscoNobHill

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superior Quality from Reception-Dining-Staff-The Bar...such a San Francisco Treat!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I live it!! Always a good meal and great service!
  16. PB

    PolarBear

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food, service, wine selection and wine prices were excellent. The restaurant is huge and fairly loud. Packed full on a Tuesday night. The corner booth we sat in was cramped for 4 people.
  17. KD

    KatD

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Shawn was AMAZING! Very attentive and catered to our requests. Can't wait to go back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. A very fun experience. Highly recommend and will go back in the future.
  19. W

    Wesley

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was my first time. Service was great but it was over priced, over hyped. Food was good but not great. Very old school. I will wait until checking onto the old folks home before eating creamed spinach.
  20. WG

    WilfordG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very classic prime rib house with wonderful service and an old fashioned interior. If you like old school steakhouses on top of there game eat here. You won’t be disappointed.
  21. J

    Julia

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner with a coworker. It was nice
  22. PJ

    PhyliciaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Even when we made things difficult with a baby they were always kind and gave us anything we needed.
  23. RH

    RichH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A must experience for anyone living or visiting San Francisco. The most flavorful prime rib I've ever eaten. And with all the included side dishes, more than I can ever finish. Service was impeccable-but not overbearing.
  24. EM

    EMFletcher

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    HOPR remains as good as ever! Great cocktails, the service flows nicely, waiters and servers are knowledgeable and efficient. Meat is prepared to your preference. Considering the amount of food, it's a pretty good value per dollar also. Only knock is that it is really loud so be prepared to for some boisterous conversations!
  25. S

    Samurai6

    San Francisco

    467 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    467 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the two of us on a Sunday evening. It wasn’t the usual crazy jam packed for some reason so enjoyed a relaxing dinner with William doing the server honors. Shar was the head bartender cranking out some mean Goose Tonics. Of course the biggest, juiciest cut, the Henry VIII, did not disappoint!!! I’m still in love with this joint, heart attacks and all!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t like prime rib but I like house of prime rib. Really no point of eating any other prime rib at this point
  27. WP

    WeheartPrimeRib

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    You can't go wrong with HoPR. Valet parking is a plus and the valet staff is great!!! My only complaint is the noise level. I am sensitive to noise so I usually bring earplugs. Everything else is top notch. Never had a bad experience. I come every year from San Jose, for my husband and daughter's Birthdays. It's been a tradition for the last 15 years. I recommend making reservations 2-3 months in advance through Open-Table.
  28. MB

    MathiasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just simply fantastic. I couldn't ask for anything more.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    To make a reservation a year in advance to celebrate our wedding anniversary, only to get sat on the isle right in front of the bathroom left much to be desired. Luckily our server and our meal were great but I left quite disappointed. If the restaurant goes out of their way to ask if you’re celebrating an occasion, one would think you might get slightly better seating accommodations.
  31. BH

    BillH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived on time for our reservations and we were seated immediately. Server was very attentive and we placed our order. Salad was prepared at the table and generous servings for all. Food is always outstanding as usual and server acknowledged our wedding anniversary and served a delicious complimentary dessert. Can't wait until our next visit. Open table made everything very easy.
  32. GL

    GaryL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Steakhouse that is a throwback to yesteryear. Lively atmosphere with the best service. The staff is very attentive and friendly. The only beef they do is prime rib, but it is, hands down, the best. For non-beef eaters, there are there options for fish dishes. The day I went, they offered salmon and halibut. Sides include vegetable options of cream spinach or corn, choice of baked or mashed potatoes, and yorkshire pudding (kind of like a popover, but flat). These are nothing to write home about, but you come here for the prime rib, which is carved at the table. I recommend medium rare. Juicy and very flavorful and comes with three kinds of horseradish with varying degrees of spiciness. Also, has a really good salad with vinaigrette dressing, tossed and plated in front of the table.
  33. A

    Ames

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal at HOPR. We had the best server and the most amazing evening at HOPR. The House cut is always cooked to perfection, tender, juicy and perfectly paired with all their trimmings. Still the best in the city!
  34. E

    Erika

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent from the service to the food. HOPR is somewhere you can get to know your server. Bartenders are very knowledgeable.
  35. MG

    MiriamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going to HOPR since I was a little girl. Food and service was wonderful, just as expected.
  36. l

    lvrdjw

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is consistently delicious. Our visit was more special this time because of our excellent waiter.
  37. L

    Lyss

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    The food & ambiance is always good here.
  38. BK

    BrianK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic, old school SF restaurant. Same charm and menu as 40 years ago! It’s true, they don’t make ‘em like they used to. Great value for what you get, unbeatable. A must for anyone visiting SF
  39. AL

    AngelaL

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had been trying to get reservations here for many months. It did not disappoint! The salad & bread were wonderful! They offer seconds on the meat if you can eat it (we could not). We had both creamed corn & creamed spinach which were very good. I had the mashed potatoes which were good but I think I will opt for the baked potato next visit. We were a few minutes early for our reservation but behind the bar is a small waiting area with tables where we were able to order a cocktail. I am already on a waitlist for reservations for February (5 months away but all booked up) so we can celebrate my husband's birthday here.
  40. BT

    BradleyT707

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall an epic experience, the food, the vibe, and the space all excellent. The restaurant is lively and the service is professional. The only downside was that the prime rib came slightly cold, but the other sides were pipping hot.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

House of Prime Rib offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 885-4605.

House of Prime Rib is rated 4.8 stars by 13056 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 213 times today
Google Map for House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington St.

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 885-4605

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Management: (415) 885-4605

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