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House of Prime Rib

Steakhouse and American Restaurant$$$$
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
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  • SFGate
    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
    SFGate · August 2, 2014
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  • Alex T.
    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
    Alex Tenette · September 18, 2014
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  • Martin D. C.
    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!
    Martin D. Ciao · August 26, 2014
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  • Keri C.
    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!
    Keri Casler · January 6, 2014
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  • Dale E.
    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.
    Dale Edelmann · February 23, 2014
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  • Laurie D.
    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?
    Laurie Dalzell · September 26, 2015
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  • Human Tripod
    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!
    Human Tripod · September 27, 2011
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  • Eater
    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
    Eater · April 12
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  • Hayz
    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.
    Hayz · June 24, 2011
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  • SFist
    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
    SFist · August 3, 2014
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  • Bachelor10
    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
    Bachelor10 · April 27, 2011
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  • Debra J.
    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...
    Debra Jones-Davis · August 21, 2011
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  • Jonathan Y.
    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
    Jonathan Yee · April 8, 2013
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  • Kyle P.
    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.
    Kyle Paice · August 11, 2014
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  • Kelly .
    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
    Kelly 🍰 · June 9, 2013
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  • Chris C.
    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.
    Chris Cromwell · November 30, 2012
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  • FoodSherpas.com
    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
    FoodSherpas.com · August 22, 2011
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  • Sherry L.
    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!
    Sherry Li · July 6, 2015
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  • Chris K.
    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.
    Chris Koebel · February 16, 2013
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  • Lien P.
    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.
    Lien Phan · May 23, 2013
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  • Nicholas B.
    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.
    Nicholas Boos · August 26, 2014
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  • Lauren F.
    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!
    Lauren Fukano · July 18, 2014
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  • Charles T.
    Arrive hungry and if you dont have a reservation, prepare to drink a few. Also if you wait long enough they'll forget to transfer your drinks to your table. Free Drinks!
    Charles Tabangcora · May 23, 2011
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  • Ryan H.
    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
    Ryan Hicks · April 3, 2013
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  • Krista V.
    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!
    Krista Vogel · September 1, 2014
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  • Andrew M.
    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.
    Andrew Moore · March 13, 2013
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  • Kay S.
    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.
    Kay Schlinkert · July 22, 2013
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  • Art
    This place is too famous? Waiting time for seat is really long (even with reservation)...you need at least 2 hours in this restaurant...Prime Rib is really nice though...
    Art · February 2, 2012
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  • Jim K.
    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!
    Jim Kroupa · August 14, 2012
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  • G ..
    Reservations are a must. The salad is delightful. House, English and Henry VIII cuts are mouth-watering. Best prime rib I ever had.
    G . · November 29, 2011
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  • Jon T.
    get the king henry cut!! finish it and you get a 2nd (tiny) slice for free! but still cool. the creamed corn and mashed potatoes are amazing as well =)
    Jon Ting · August 11, 2010
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  • Ronn M.
    I came for the Prime Rib! And was not let down.AMAZING SERVICE & amazing food too. Traditional American/English food. wine. I came with my own bottles though.
    Ronn Macatosh · September 28, 2011
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  • Spoon C.
    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.
    Spoon Carvalho · January 21, 2013
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  • Carson C.
    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.
    Carson Corporon · March 19, 2015
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  • herm p.
    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.
    herm pugay · December 26, 2014
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  • Lauren H.
    If you prefer melt in your mouth and max surface area exposure to au jus, choose the English Cut! 3 thin slivers of heaven, plus seconds of course.
    Lauren H · April 12, 2010
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  • Roman S.
    Which I could say I loved it but the host was incredibly bitchy and seemed bothered by the customers. Not the best foot forward so, we moved elsewhere.
    Roman Sandoval · December 16, 2013
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  • Sirma S.
    The service felt like they were trying to get us out as fast as they can. Prime rib was good; nothing too extraordinary. The sides were too salty and heavy.
    Sirma Suher · December 13, 2014
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  • Melody P.
    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!
    Melody Parker · April 14, 2013
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  • peteg
    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
    peteg · July 31, 2014
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  • Heather R.
    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
    Heather Romero · May 4, 2015
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  • Shirley L.
    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)
    Shirley Liu · July 26, 2015
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  • Ben L.
    Order the King Cut and you might get a second city cut comp if you're still hungry. And for dessert I highly recommend the Peach Melba
    Ben Leong · October 16, 2010
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  • Terry L.
    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.
    Terry Little Jr · May 8, 2013
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  • Peter L.
    If you get the largest cut of prime rib, "Henry the VIII" and your still hungry at the end, they will cut you an additional small slice.
    Peter L · May 13, 2014
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  • Conduit
    Looking for the best prime rib in San Francisco, or possibly anywhere? This place has it! And the beat salad is darn good too!
    Conduit · June 13, 2012
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  • Mitch L.
    Had the English cut, really tender. Bread pudding for the au jus was really great. Easily the best prime rib I've ever had.
    Mitch Lewandowski · April 17, 2013
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  • Reno M.
    Only ask for half the salad dressing...trust me it will still be more than plenty and you will have a lesser need for the defibulator
    Reno M · June 4, 2013
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  • Wael H.
    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.
    Wael Hazzazi · September 18, 2013
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  • SFGate
    Specialties: Prime rib, English trifle with Grand Marnier creme anglaise for dessert. Read more
    SFGate · August 2, 2014
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