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House of Prime Rib

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Neighbourhood:
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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17:30 - 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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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu is very simple. You choose your cut of meat and a side. The chef comes to your table with a cart a cuts your meat fresh and in front of you. The ambiance is perfect. The wine selection is great. We had a great server and loved the food. A MUST GO.

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Thank BnLee26
Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend made a reservation for a late birthday dinner here (booked three months in advance mind you). During this time we read and article that claimed House of Prime Rib was #1 in the US... so we had very high expectations. I have to say, it did not disappoint! Our service (wish I could remember our waitresses name) and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing, and great service. Definitely recommend this place. The price was good for the great meal you get.

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San Diego
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

House of Prime Rib could easily rest on its laurels and become a touristy spot serving mediocre food. Instead, it revels in its service--and its prime rib! I always enjoy the hush that falls over the room when a server wheels the enormous silver cart (just slightly smaller than a Fiat 500) into the room and reveals massive prime ribs... More 

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Montreal
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prime rib was excellent & portions were large but prices start at $40/person, so definitely not cheap eats. We ate at the bar, had quick & excellent service from Jeremy & enjoyed a very nice local wine, Jax. Very busy for a Thursday night. Yorkshire pudding also excellent & horseradish had amazing kick! Thanks for a very delicious & filling... More 

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Chamonix, France
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent. The prime rib was cooked to perfection. The dinner comes with salad, cream spinach potatoes, Yorkshire pudding. You will be taking a doggie bag home. You need reservations.

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Walnut Creek, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been here in 30 years but was pleasantly surprised how much I still enjoyed the experience. My husband and son had never been and they were surprised about the amount of food you received for you money. It is not cheap but for a restaurant in the city it is a good value. The place is bustling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an ideal place for fine dining in San Francisco. It's a reasonably priced steak house that does one thing...prime rib...and they do it right. Although, it also has a very nice bar and would be a great spot for this too. I have been here many times and always experience the same great prime rib and professional service.... More 

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Southern California
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation over a month ago and they could only get us in at 4:30pm during Christmas week. Menu is limited so be prepared to order some type of prime rib. We ordered 2 Henry viii cuts ($48 each plate) (largest) with mashed potatoes, gravy, creamed corn, bread, and house salad. They charged us $7.95 to split each plate... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rude reception: The front desk female reception kept fiddling with her computer and with the phone to the ear without greeting us for 15 minutes. Then the male reception took quite some time to find our reservation! Crammed table setting that is hard to get in & out with uncomfortable leg room. The salad mix is finely chopped up like... More 

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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
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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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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