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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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san francisco ca usa
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A n old standby that still delivers a lot of meat for your dollar. Old time service and tasty sides like creamed spinach

Thank pisco47
Berlin, Germany
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting SF on a business trip, we got some recommendations for steak in the city. There were a few names, and amongst them, House of Prime Rib. Everyone agreed that while food is not the absolute best, we should give it a try as it is an 'iconic landmark'. Our business partner phoned them up and by chance we could... More 

Thank binomsc
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived from the UK and this was the first restaurant we eat in top notch food and service and you will not find a better steak anywhere else an absolute must to visit.

Thank syngymus
Hopland, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wine selection was great. The bar, top notch. I ordered the fish because I am not always a fan of prime rib. I wish I hadn't. Their specialty is obviously prime rib and not fish. The side, potato, was fantastic, the fish just so-so. So, my optimistic outlook pointed me to the drinks. They were great!

Thank Kayte B
Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Being a die hard fan of Lawry's for years, I finally found a much better prime rib, actually I was told it should be called roasted beef, in the world. The atmosphere is totally different. It is crowded and noisy. The staff is too proud of themselves and their restaurant that you can say they are arrogant, delivering quality service... More 

Thank M.K. M
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

An excellent place for Prime Rib. Ate at the bar with 2 other family members. It was worth the wait. Delicious food and great service, once seated.

Thank Tom D
Vacaville, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Fantastic, destination restaurant for sure. Prime rib was cooked to perfection, medium rare, juicy and flavorful. Creamed spinach was great as well bits of bacon and was not of overcooked. Mashed potatoes were creamy and hot. Salad was a little limp could have been more crisp. Outstanding service. Had reservations were for 8:30 was seated at 8:25. Pretty noisy place... More 

Thank Randy B
Barcelona, Spain
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

House of prime rib is a big restaurant you have to visit on your saty in CA. It is strongly recommended to book it advance. That place is for meat lovers and costs between 40 and 46$ the food. They serve the meat with a lot acompaniments, it is difficult to finish everything. Don't eat for breakfast and lunch if... More 

Thank alexvidal11
Los Angeles, CA
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I was in SF for business and was told by a colleague to check this place out. I was positively surprised. This is an old-style British prime rib place. One price includes all: Bread, Salad, Choice of prime rib cut, Yorkshire Pudding (more like a bread), potatoes, and spinach. Drinks were excellent, big, and good price. service was impeccable. I'd... More 

Thank magicmard
Santa Rosa, California
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I've been to lots of different steakhouses and this rivals them all for the best of the best! Everything you order here is high quality and prepared perfectly! If you have the chance, do not miss it!

Thank rachaele30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nob Hill

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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 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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