We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
+1 415-885-4605
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (737 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (219 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,454)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 1,272 reviews

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I can't believe I had never been to this restaurant! It is an experience. Super busy! They know how to do one thing and they do it great. They prepare the meat to your likening and the rest of the food is very good. It...More

Thank garciamarquez
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We visited for a friend’s birthday for a special occasion. It was only a choice of which type of cut of beef you wanted but the wait was worthwhile - an amazing meal with amazing service. Highly recommended for anyone nearby!

Thank searanm
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had booked this place 3 months in advance and even then could only book a table for 9pm. However our hotel recommended we turn up at 1630 when it opens and we would get an earlier table. We did , we waited a little...More

1  Thank CAMCO79
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We really looked forward to this restaurant, wow were we disappointed. The bar is crowded and over the top loud, drinks were generous and seating was prompt. The dining room was as loud as the bar, stuffed with tables with little room for servers to...More

Thank Ghofmann111
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I went here once with work friends, as a big group, we had a reservation several months in advance. I'm not sure if you need to think that far ahead, but it's definitely worth it. We had a few cocktails, and everyone enjoyed the meal....More

Thank R6030HLmatthews
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We expected fine dining.What we got was average food with a bunch of kids in t shirts and shorts.Noisy and obnoxious.So glad we didn’t bring quests we would have been so embarrassed.

1  Thank Sara H
Reviewed 13 October 2017

If you eat meat you should check it out- Its not for Vegetarians, Vegans, and the like. I love veggies and have a huge garden, all organic. BUT this is a great place for all of us who grew up in the 50's and 60's....More

Thank Lorisong
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is hands down the best meal I have ever eaten. Reservations book up several weeks in advance. I tried to make reservations about 3 weeks in advance and the only thing available was a 10:00 pm reservation which we didn't book. We decided to...More

Thank X4781AKemilyj
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Asked our hotel for a good rib restaurant; I was meaning a rack of ribs. Managed to get a table in a very busy restaurant at 7pm to find a menu only serving roast beef! An English cut with baked potato and spinach and a...More

Thank Sonny1965
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We were to be in San Fran for one nice meal, our first trip to CA, and chose this restaurant. I was warned from reviews that they tended to rush their service,so thought I was prepared. The meal was absolutely delicious, probably the best goriness...More

1  Thank browndover
Nob Hill
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
Nearby Restaurants
Harris' Steakhouse
719 reviews
.17 km away
85 reviews
.14 km away
The Bell Tower
83 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Haas - Lilienthal House
69 reviews
.17 km away
Lafayette Park
34 reviews
.47 km away
Mountain Bike San Francisco
94 reviews
.41 km away
The Bugster Experience
26 reviews
.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from DanTech2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can and I believe it's $20 per bottle for the first two that you bring.
17 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Jack H | Reviewed this property |
They do serve fish if you like it
Jim H
24 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Cecilia C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i don't remember exactly but i would say you will spend around 70$ for the menu
Improve this listing

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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing