House of Prime Rib
Landmark known for prime rib & cocktails
English · Polk Gulch · $$$
The Zagat Review
"When you want a hunk o’ beef" , this Polk Gulch "institution" remains a go-to for a "classic" American meal of prime rib "cooked to perfection" and "carved at your table" , plus "all the fixin’s" ; with its "showy" service (behold the "spinning salad" ), "cold martinis" and "big, old-fashioned booths" , it’s a true "throwback" that rewards the "expense" – you can even "ask for seconds" – and while "nothing ever changes" here, fans say that's "part of the charm."
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA phone +1 415-885-4605 website directions Get Directions
What To Order
Prime rib
Yorkshire pudding
Salad spun tableside
Insider Tip
Arrive early for martinis or old fashioneds in the retro-cool, old-school bar untouched by time.
Zagat Mentions of House of Prime Rib
Google Reviews
House of Prime Rib is a classic for SF locals and tourists alike. We came here recently for a birthday and had a great time. The menu has a minimum number of choices you have to make so its easy on the indecisive pickers. The prime rib was very flavorful (though my particular piece was a little fatty) and the service was theatrical, fun, yet attentive. They took a picture of our group, framed it and gave it to my mom which she thought was the coolest thing ever. I would recommend this place for celebrations, but the food has been the same probably for 50 years so if you're looking for something exciting and innovative, there are better options.
Jane Wang · January 17, 2018
It's good but not great. The menu is limited but they do it well. The atmosphere is decent especially for such a busy place. The service was fine but the staff wasn't really friendly. House of Prime Rib is worth going to once if you live here or visit often. Not sure that I would go back again.
Justin Snider · January 23, 2018
Very tasty prime rib and that means alot because I usually don't care for it. Also love the salad. Great experience and wonderful presentation of the food. Minus 1 star due to the long wait for the main entree..felt like they served the larger parties first. FYI was difficult to book a table in advance. I was successful when booked the day before.
Stefanie Ziller · December 17, 2017