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House of Prime Rib

Steakhouse and American Restaurant$$$$
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
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  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    There's no denying that House of Prime Rib is one of the best deals in the city. A hunk of well-aged beef is priced from $29.85 to $35.65, and that includes accompaniments and a salad to start. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2016
    Who can resist the juicy, carved-from-the-cart prime rib at HOPR? Accented with a mound of creamed spinach, plenty of au jus, and some Yorkshire pudding on the side, it's a ticket to meat heaven. Read more
  • Alex T.
    Alex TenetteSeptember 18, 2014
    The prime rib just melts in your mouth. The salad is tossed right in front of you at your table. The staff is excellent. Mashed potatoes is perfect. Great for group outtings. Valet is pretty cheap
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 5
    This classic is a trip back in time to when plating with tweezers was not yet a thing. The name says it all — it serves one thing and one thing only, and it does that roast beef very, very well. Read more
  • Martin D. C.
    Martin D. CiaoAugust 26, 2014
    Prime ribs. Must get regular cuts. Do yourself a favor, Don't be cute and order three thin slices. That's not gonna be worthy of your hard earn money. Their cream spinach is superb!
  • PureWow
    PureWowFebruary 23
    Indulging in a big slab of prime rib might as well be a rite of passage for every local. And while the decor screams ’50s throwback, it perfectly suits the old-school tableside service. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterApril 12, 2016
    There is no more accurate way to describe House of Prime Rib than by its apropos name — it serves one thing and one thing only on its menu, and it does that roast beef very, very well. Read more
  • Denise F.
    Denise FOctober 28, 2016
    I'm not big fan of meat, but this place is insanely delicious. Get a reservation in advance (really) or rush to the bar when is opening!cocktails also great. We were lucky and ate in the bar. Book it.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    Put away your cell phone, order one of several cuts of awesomely tender prime rib, talk about a Bogart flick, and pretend it's 1949. Because in this restaurant, it pretty much still is. Read more
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PaiceAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    These guys make killer Manhattans that come with a full shaker on the side. Best with Blanton's. When it comes to the meat, get the king cut or get out.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 4, 2016
    There's virtually nothing to order here besides prime rib, though consult the "secret" menu for a few little known options and it comes with Yorkshire pudding, potatoes, spinach, and creamed corn. Read more
  • Keri C.
    Keri CaslerJanuary 6, 2014
    Order the prime rib! :p seriously go for the biggest cut- it's only a few bucks more, great to have leftover steak and eggs for breakfast! Not the place to go if you are vegan or vegetarian at all!
  • H K.
    H KJuly 8, 2016
    Awesome dinner! Started with some warm bread, and followed by tableside-mixed salad, tableside-cut Prime rib (medium rare), and pudding & mashed potato as sides. All paired with some Sonoma merlot.
  • Laurie D.
    Laurie DalzellSeptember 26, 2015
    A-Mazing! Get the smallest cut, so you can enjoy all the sides. The mashed potatoes and creamed spinach are so yummy, but you can always get a baked potato and sautéed spinach. But why would you?
  • Gonzalo S.
    Gonzalo SolisJune 30
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the English Cut, more flavorful and there's a chance you might be able to squeeze in seconds. Also, pass on the baked potato and just get creamed spinach + creamed corn. You won't regret it.
  • Dale E.
    Dale EdelmannFebruary 23, 2014
    If you like prime rib, this is the place to go. Since 1949 they've been dishing up giant slabs of beef with excellent sides dishes and service. Danny was a great server, very personable and on it.
  • Lien P.
    Lien PhanMay 23, 2013
    The English Cut was cooked to perfection! It was tender and juicy! I ate my leftovers the next day and it was just as good as the day before.
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BoosAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You don't need a reservation at the bar and can order from the full menu, get things like salad and baked potatoes a la carte, or just enjoy a cocktail and people watch.
  • Ronald D.
    Ronald DLSeptember 29, 2016
    Best value for money is to go for the a la carte option. You won't get the salad but the steak is true American size with bone
  • Human Tripod
    Human TripodSeptember 27, 2011
    Prime Rib is great. They tend to cook a bit more than one would like, order med-rare if you enjoy medium. Don't forget to sprinkle the seasoning salt on the cut, and try the whipped horseradish, yum!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KoebelFebruary 16, 2013
    Left full and happy. Not as pricey as you might think considering what you get. Excellent prime rib and mash. Freshly made salad dressing and the best cream corn I have ever had.
  • Debra J.
    Debra Jones-DavisAugust 21, 2011
    The House of Prime Rib is the best Prime Rib in SF... the cream spinach is so good... the portions are perfect... and if you didn't get enough you can ask for seconds... coming here since 1981...
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FukanoJuly 18, 2014
    What can be said about HOPR? Only that it's the best restaurant in all the lands. Dress fancy, order the house manhattan, whatever cut you're into, and a baked potato!
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HicksApril 3, 2013
    Literally one of the best meals o have ever had, and probably the best prime rib I have ever had! Also, the apple crisp was amazing; ask to have caramel added
  • Chris C.
    Chris CromwellNovember 30, 2012
    If you are traveling on business and eating alone you can eat at the bar with no reservation. Also they will give you a small cut of prime rib for free if you are still hungry.
  • Hayz
    HayzJune 24, 2011
    If you are fortunate to get the main Chef to cut your meat, know that he WILL probably give you extra. We ordered the House cut & got the King cut. Everything was double. We Like! Prepare to ROLL out.
  • Krista V.
    Krista VogelSeptember 1, 2014
    The prime rib really is amazing. I couldn't finish the house cut, but it was only $2 more than the city cut, so it was worth a shot!
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiJuly 6, 2015
    Not much else has to be said about HoPR. Get the house cut, mashed potatoes, and skip the Yorkshire pudding in favor of the cornbread and sourdough. Leave room for (free) seconds!
  • FoodSherpas.com
    FoodSherpas.comAugust 22, 2011
    Offers excellent prime rib complete with creamed spinach, mashed potatoes & gravy with Yorkshire pudding. Without a reservation, you'll wait at least an hour. More at http://is.gd/sfHOPR
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MooreMarch 13, 2013
    When the zeppelin of prime rib arrives at your table your inner Ron Swanson will smile. Also, if you finish your prime rib they will give you a second cut free.
  • Jonathan Y.
    Jonathan YeeApril 8, 2013
    Good meat. The various cuts largely relate to the size of portion rather than the cut of meat. If you are more used to European sized portions you might want to go for the meal without the salad
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10April 27, 2011
    Have a martini even if you don’t normally drink them. And if you love prime rib, you can get a free second cut that’s thinly sliced and quite succulent, but you’ll probably be too stuffed to taste it. Read more
  • G ..
    G .November 29, 2011
    Reservations are a must. The salad is delightful. House, English and Henry VIII cuts are mouth-watering. Best prime rib I ever had.
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Order any of the cuts bigger than the city slice, finish your meat, and get a free second serving (that you can pack up to go)
  • Spoon C.
    Spoon CarvalhoJanuary 21, 2013
    Come hungry, go away full! Don't make the same mistake I did in less you are hungry. You can take this goodness home with you in fun doggie bags.
  • Jim K.
    Jim KroupaAugust 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for the wonky shaker tops, and, if you can, go see the younger tall bartender with a buzz cut and beard if you're having a cocktail beforehand!
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰June 9, 2013
    Seconds not available with city cut. However, seconds are only a small, thin slice :( Don't fill up on bread! Enjoy the stuffed baked potatoes and try to ask for half and half creamed spinach and corn
  • peteg
    petegJuly 31, 2014
    Martinis and Manhattans come with the shaker; this yield 2 drinks worth of tasty booze. You'll get offered a second smaller serving of prime rib later in the meal
  • Melody P.
    Melody ParkerApril 14, 2013
    Don't eat too much bread or salad! Save room for Prime Rib, potatoes and Yorkshire pudding! Save room got dessert too! Lots to choose from!
  • Priscila d.
    Priscila de AlcântaraOctober 26, 2016
    Such a good restaurant. Always a pleasure going there. We usually ask for the king cut and share it, it's more than enough for 2.
  • herm p.
    herm pugayDecember 26, 2014
    A kind of delicious prime rib which is different from what I tried before. They give u sides too like Yorkshire pudding and creamed spinach.
  • Heather R.
    Heather RomeroMay 4, 2015
    Eat the Yorkshire pudding and creamed spinach, they're the perfect accents to the prime rib. Oh and you won't regret getting the King Henry cut
  • Wael H.
    Wael HazzaziSeptember 18, 2013
    If you are ever in SF you really have to try this place. Unique experience and one of the best steaks I've ever tried.
  • Terry L.
    Terry Little JrMay 8, 2013
    Wether you are having the Kings cut or the English cut you can't go wrong both are very very tender and flavored to perfection.
  • Brian L.
    Outstanding manhattans. When it's time to decide portion, always go King cut... leftovers make a great breakfast with eggs.
  • Carson C.
    Carson CorporonMarch 19, 2015
    If you are getting the King slice of prime rib, the baked potato might be too much. The mashed potatoes were a much more comfortable portion.
  • Kay S.
    Kay SchlinkertJuly 22, 2013
    Great food, perfect portions.... Only issue was I felt rushed by the waitress, like she was in a hurry to get is out of there so she could be seated again.
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Specialties: Prime rib, English trifle with Grand Marnier creme anglaise for dessert. Read more
  • Mitch L.
    Mitch LewandowskiApril 17, 2013
    Had the English cut, really tender. Bread pudding for the au jus was really great. Easily the best prime rib I've ever had.
  • Tian X.
    Tian XieApril 25, 2011
    Watch out for those Martinis, they give you the shaker and it's more like a double martini
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