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House of Prime Rib, SF report w/ pics

hhc | Oct 25, 200808:57 AM     14

Made reservations on OpenTable which was easy, made it maybe a month before my date.

Parking is hard to find, luckily someone was pulling out on Polk and we got her spot. You can do Valet for $8, or I saw a parking garage for $6 at a nearby side street.

On the day I made it for 8pm, but we managed to get to the restaurant by 7pm. We checked in and let them know we were early.

Hubby got a Green Apple Martini $8.5-vodka & Bols Sour apple liqueur shaken & garnished w/ a maraschino cherry. He didn't care for it, but he didn't want to complain.

There are bar nuts/crackers in a small glass so you can drink & eat before your meal.

After 20 min, we were taken to our table. We got seated in a middle area where there was only 3 other tables around. I probably was the quietest area which I mentioned in my reservation.

Hot sourdough bread w/ a knife in the center & butter on the side soon brought out. We ate the whole loaf right away. Then a huge bowl of salad is brought and the waitress spins it and adds dressing & mixes it all up. There's Roman lettuce, iceburg lettuce, beets, egg, and something else. It was ok..kinda boring to eat after awhile.

Then the guy comes over to carve your prime rib. I picked English cut $36.85 which are thinner slice of medium amount of meat. I ordered it Medium rare and it was. Comes w/ cream spinach or cream corn. I got the cream spinach - it was ok, not my favorite.

Hubby got the Prime Rib cut $36.85 - bigger cut of same amount of meat - medium amount. He enjoyed it. He got a side of cream corn - tasted like corn not from a can, but not very good either.

We both got to share the Yorkshire pudding - which comes in a frying pan that looks like a puffed up pancake. Kinda boring to eat, no taste.

Baked potato or mashed w/ your meal. We both got baked potato and she asked if you want everything: sour cream, butter, bacon. We did. It was ok.

Since I marked it as an Anniversary meal we got a scoop of chocolate ice cream w/ 2 candles + a Polaroid picture of the two of us in a HOPR paper frame. That was cute. The couple next to us was celebrating a birthday & got the same thing so I kinda expected it for us. It was Nice!

Only bad part was on the bill his drink was $10 and marked Grey Goose, when it should have been Green Apple Martini $8.5. That was not noticed until I got home.

They have fresh fish it said on the menu, No chicken, but most everyone goes & gets the prime rib.

Bill: $36.85 + $36.85 + $10 = $83.70 + 7.11 tax = $90.81 Before tip.

Oh well, Average food, but if you want to Celebrate a Birthday or Anniversary maybe it's worth checking out.

FREE matchbox in the front by host & huge amounts of mints: regular & chocolate available near the front too.

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House of Prime Rib
1906 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

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