Welcome to the House of Prime Rib

Open every day for dinner.
Located at 1906 Van Ness Avenue, between Washington & Jackson street.
For reservations call 1-415-885-4605, or click below

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Joe Betz
"House of Prime Rib has many times been imitated, but never duplicated"
~Joe Betz

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The House of Prime Rib serves well-marbled Prime Rib in the English Tradition. Pur Prime Rib is carved at your table, to your specifications, from our unique stainless steel carts. We serve only the best beef available, the top 2% of all beef marketed.

If you would like to book a party or large gathering, have your next special event at the HOPR. Our Banquette Room seats 20 to 70 people.


House of Prime Rib is a San Francisco Landmark. Our juicy and delicious Prime Rib is made from the highest quality corn-fed beef available.

Wines / Cocktails

The Cocktail Lounge is a great place to start your meal at the House of Prime Rib, but it is also an excellent rendezvous when meeting friends.


The decor at the House of Prime Rib is traditional, in the English Style. Our dinning rooms have a warm and cozy atmosphere that is enhanced by the fireplaces in the restaurant.

The Rib

Our Chef constantly seeks out the finest beef ribs, and brands them for our own refrigerators. He judges for quality, for perfection in firmness, texture, color, and for the presence od marbling in the lean red meat.

The Aging

Our timimg is precise. The method is tested, and the result is the ultimate flavor and tenderness. Meticulously prepared meat is aged for 21 days, making it especially tender, juicy and flavorful.

The Carving

The carving must be deft, and "short the time from cart to plate". Our roasts are carved to your individual order and in your view. from our specially built carts, and served piping hot.

The Roast

Producing roast of beef to satisfy discriminating tastes is truly an art. We use an old English formula of blanketing the rib in coarse rock salt. This insures that the joint comes from our ovens with all of its fragrant natural essences sealed in.

10best.com says

Although Bay Area cuisine is all about the latest "foodie" craze, if you're not all that much into someone messing around with your steak, then tuck a white linen napkin into your collar at the House of Prime Rib. The iconic House of Prime Rib serves potentially the highest quality corn-fed beef in the Bay Area. Their meticulously prepared meat is aged for 21 days, making it especially tender, juicy and flavorful. Diners enjoy well-marbled prime rib, carved tableside to their exact specifications, along with sides like fluffy mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. The dessert cart offers a decadent array of sinful sweets, and assorted wines promise the perfect pairing.

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Thrillist.com says

The original House of Prime Rib opened in 1949 and has since become a San Francisco institution known unsurprisingly for its 21-day aged prime rib. Every dinner order comes with a bevy of accompaniments: tossed salad, mashed potatoes or a baked potato, and Yorkshire pudding. The English-style dining rooms have fireplaces and cozy leather banquettes, making this space as intimate as it is iconic.

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Wine List

  • A. Rafanelli
  • Altamura
  • Andretti
  • Barnette Family Vineyards
  • Benziger
  • Bond St. Eden 2011
  • Bond St. Eden 2012
  • Bond Pluribus 2012
  • Buehler
  • Cakebread Cellars 2013
  • Cain Five
  • Casa Piena
  • Caymus 2014
  • Caymus Special Selection 2013
  • Caymus Special Selection 1.5L 2012
  • Clos du Bois
  • Colgin IX Estate 2012
  • Conn Creek
  • Dana Estate - Lotus Vineyard
  • Dana Estate - Helms Vineyard
  • Darioush
  • Duckhorn
  • Duckhorn 1.5L
  • Dynamaite Vineyards
  • Far Niente
  • Ferrari-Carano
  • Geyser Peak Reserve
  • Grgich Hills Cellars
  • Groth
  • Harlan Estate 2011
  • Harlan Estate 2012
  • Hawk Crest
  • Heitz Cellars
  • Hess Cabernet
  • Hall "Jack's Masterpiece"
  • Hall "1873"
  • Hourglass
  • Howell at the Moon
  • Insignia 2010
  • Insignia 2012
  • Insignia 2013
  • Insignia 2013 1.5L
  • Jax Vineyards
  • Jekel
  • Joseph Phelps
  • Kapscandy State Lane Estate Cuvee
  • Keenan
  • Ladera
  • Neyers Vineyard
  • Nickel & Nickel
  • Opus One 2009
  • Opus One 2010
  • Opus One 2011
  • Opus One 2012
  • Opus One 2013
  • Opus One 2013 375ml
  • Opus One 2010 375ml
  • Opus One 1.5L
  • Padis
  • Pahlmeyer-Jason
  • Paradigm 1.5L
  • Pine Ridge
  • Pride Mtn
  • Raymond Reserve
  • Red Stitch
  • Robert Foley "Claret"
  • Robert Foley Cabernet
  • Scarecrow
  • Scarecrow Mt. Etain
  • Screaming Eagle
  • Shafer-Hillside Select
  • Shafer-One Point Five
  • Silver Oak 2007 Napa
  • Silver Oak Napa 2011
  • Silver Oak Alex 2012
  • Silver Oak Alex 1.5L 2012
  • Silver Oak Napa 1.5L 2011
  • Silver Oak Double Magnum
  • Stag's Leap- "Artemis"
  • Stonestreet
  • Switchback Ridge
  • Trefethen
  • Turnbull
  • Twenty Four by CW
  • Whitehall Lane
  • Whitehall Lane 375ml
  • William Hill
  • Andretti
  • Cakebread Cellars
  • Clos du Bois
  • Clos Pegase
  • Duckhorn
  • Duckhorn 1.5L
  • Franciscan
  • Keenan 375ml
  • Kenwood Jack London
  • Markham
  • Raymond Reserve
  • Robert Foley
  • Rutherford Hills 375ml
  • Silverado
  • St. Francis
  • Sterling
  • Swanson
  • Swanson 1.5L
  • Switchback Ridge
  • Trefethen
  • Twomey
  • Twomey 1.5L
  • A. Rafanelli
  • A. Rafanelli 375ml
  • Grgich Hills
  • Kenwood
  • Lake Sonoma
  • Ravenswood
  • Robert Biale
  • Rombauer
  • Saldo
  • Seghesio
  • St. Francis
  • Turley
  • Bouchaine
  • Chalone
  • Clos Du Bois
  • Domaine Serene
  • Edna Valley
  • Fess Parker
  • Flowers
  • Gloria Ferrer
  • Goldeneye
  • Hartford Court
  • Kosta Browne Sonoma
  • Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch"
  • Lynmar
  • MacMurray Ranch
  • Robert Sinsky
  • Saintsbury
  • Sea Smoke
  • Sea Smoke 1.5L
  • Twomey
  • Willamette Valley
  • Wild Horse
  • Parducci True Grit
  • Robert Foley Petite Syrah
  • Epoch Estate
  • Hudson Vineyards
  • Davis Family
  • Jax Y3
  • Klinker Brick
  • Robert Foley Charbono
  • Ovid
  • The Prisoner
  • Padis Sintilation
  • Paradigm
  • Acacia
  • Bouchaine
  • Cakebread
  • Chalk Hill
  • Chalone
  • Chateau Montelena
  • Chateau St. Jean
  • Dumol
  • Far Niente
  • Frog's Leap
  • Grgich Hills
  • Hartford Court
  • Iron Horse
  • La Crema
  • Lynmar
  • Mer Soleil Silver
  • Padis
  • Petroni
  • Raymond Reserve
  • Rombauer
  • Saintsbury
  • Sebastiani
  • Trefethen
  • ZD
  • Cakebread Sauv Blanc
  • Caymus Conundrum
  • Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc
  • Duckhorn Sauv Blanc
  • Frog's Leap Sauv Blanc
  • Frog's Leap Sauv Blanc 375ml
  • Grgich Hills Sauv Blanc
  • Hanna
  • Provenance
  • Stag's Leap Sauv Blanc
  • Trefethen Riesling
  • Jekel Riesling
  • Domaine Chandon Brut
  • Dom Perignon 2006
  • Domaine Carneros Brut
  • J Vineyards Brut
  • J Vineyards Brut Rose
  • Louis Roederer Cristal
  • Moet and Chandon
  • Mumm
  • Perrier Jouet
  • Piper Sonoma
  • Schramsberg
  • Veuve Clicquot 375ml
  • Veuve Clicquot 750ml
  • Bond Vecina
  • Colgin IX Estate
  • Hundred Acre-Ark
  • Kapscandy Gran Vin
  • Kathryn Hall
  • Lokoya'13 Howell Mt
  • Lokoya'13 Mt Veedr
  • Lokoya 2012
  • Opus One 2013
  • Realm Cellars
  • Scarecrow
  • Verite Le Desir 2005
  • Verite Le Desir 2012
  • Verite La Joie 2005
  • Verite La Joie 2012
  • Harlan Estate 2013
  • Kathryn Hall 1.5L
  • Chateau Le Boscq
  • Chateau Belgrave
  • Chateau Pichon
  • Chateau Haut Brion
  • Louis Latour Chambertin
  • Louis Latour Corton Grancey
  • Haras Pirque
  • Locations
  • Faiveley Pommard
  • Maison Folly Nuits St. Georges
  • Maison Folly Gevrey Chambertin
  • Maison Folly Echezeaux
  • Penfold Hyland Cab Sauv
  • Tenuta Arceno Riserva
  • Tenuta Arceno Classico
  • Archaval Ferrer Malbec
  • Veramonte
  • Wolf Blass
Carina P. (yelp)

Best prime rib! The sides are delicious as well. Loved it can't wait to go back.

AJM (yelp)

The meal here did not disappoint at all, and if Prime Rib is your thing, this place is heaven. The service is top notch! The portions are huge!

Sylvia H. (yelp)

I booked a reservation two months in advance for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. we were seated within a few minutes. Make sure you come here on an EMPTY stomach and do NOT fill up on the bread, that was my mistake. :)

Contact Us

House of Prime Rib is open everyday fo dinner.
Call 1-415-885-4605 for reservations,
or click below

Make a reservation using OpenTable.com

Email: info@houseofprimerib.net

Mon - Thurs 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Fri 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat & Sun 4:00pm - 10:00pm

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