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House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
+1 415-885-4605
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (759 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (199 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Obviously this is a well known establishment in San Francisco. My wife saw it on TV one time and we always wanted to go. Finally got a chance this last month. Fantastic food and experience. I would go back.

Thank KirbyandJenny
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

This eatery has been an institution for SF. I remember watching it on TV years ago so had the opportunity to visit the city and wanted to try it. I went online to make reservations a week ahead but no luck. This place is extremely...More

Thank wiregirl
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Specialty is prime rib, carved table side to your liking. Thick, thin, big, small, well done, medium, or rare. Full meal comes with bread, salad, prime rib and sides of veggies and potato (mashed or baked). If you don't want to eat meat, fish is...More

Thank Southcityca
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This place is on top if you love Prime Rib because that's it for the menu. Sure it's old school and that's the point. Somewhere around $44 for salad, entree, veggie and potato is a great deal. If you plan on a romantic night or...More

Thank winewithdinner
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Love this place! Prime Rib is my favorite and they did not disappoint. It was delicious. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant was very well kept. If you are going to go be sure to get reservations early. They fill up way in...More

Thank Brigette D
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We saw this place on the bus passing and got off and walked to it as it looked a lovely restaurant. We did not have a booking but waited for nearly an hour for a table of 3 with our teenage son. The atmosphere was...More

Thank 65driv
Reviewed 30 March 2018

The food was really delicious. I'm not a huge steak eater and had never eaten prime rib but my English cut was really amazing. The creamed spinach was good as well as the various breads presented. However, the atmosphere really aggravated me. It is so...More

2  Thank Dianna H
Reviewed 29 March 2018

If you like prime rib you'll love House of Prime Rib. They do it right with all the fixin's. It's a fun night out. Very old school. Been around since 1949. They seem to be busy every night. So plan ahead or be prepared to...More

Thank DogDoggie
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Visited with husband and two teenage boys over Spring Break in San Francisco. Prime Rib is my favorite so this place seemed like a natural choice. Couldn't get reservation even a couple weeks ahead so went as an early dinner walk-in and had to wait...More

Thank 705lar
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

There is no question that the restaurant itself is beautiful. First of all, the bar service is a joke. The table service is okay, not stellar. I’ve had better prime rib. And the restaurant is crazy loud. That being said, the salad and sides far...More

1  Thank Deber1
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1 June 2018|
Response from wiregirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can book through their website and it goes to another booking site called open table
9 February 2018|
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Response from Ray C | Reviewed this property |
Can’t say for sure but I think you’d get right in. Busiest hours are later in the evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-885-4605
  • E-mail
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