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Aug 30, 2011 08:59 AM

Prime rib in SF other than HOPR?

Ok, Robert, Wolfe and all Chowhounders.
HOPR is booked for the day I want to go for a special occasion
there are a few choices 5A5, Mortons, Harris, Alexanders...any reviews or other suggestions would be helpful.


EDIT; I am looking for a great Prime rib.. Peninsula recommendations ok as well

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  1. Epic is another option:

    Epic Roasthouse
    369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Looks good according to most reviews, have you tried it?

      1. re: ROCKLES

        Haven't been there. It's just the one place I know that has prime rib that was not on your list.

        1. re: ROCKLES

          I've been to Epic for brunch (not prime rib) but thought it was really good. The burger was outstanding and service was great (outside on the patio).

      2. Alfred's...great steaks. For mains, stick with steaks (and their sides; call ahead to ask for potatoes au gratin, which are delicious). It's not flashy decor-wise, like Epic is. The vibe is old school steakhouse, and the meat is really good.

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        1. re: mimi6999

          No prime rib at Alfred's. I assum from the opening post that Rockles wants prime rib, since all those places serve it and House of Prime Rib servers nothing else.

          1. re: mimi6999

            looks great and I will save this suggestion for another occasion--thanks!

          2. Broadway Prime in Burlingame apparently was founded by a worker from HOPR. Coursing and recipes were pretty much dead on.

            Broadway Prime
            1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010

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            1. re: DezzerSF

              Yes, we have tried it, it was pretty good, but the ambiance was not as nice as I would prefer.

            2. New category: What is the second best prime rib house in San Francisco?

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              1. re: wolfe

                according to yelp, Alexander's and Hillstone are near-peers to h.o.p.r. we weren't impressed at all with our single visit to h.o.p.r. almost never go out to eat beef, rely instead on grilling or roasting over wood/charcoal, grass fed, humanely raised stuff at home.

                1. re: wolfe

                  I think the prime rib at Harris' is very good.

                2. I like Alexander's because it's got great ambiance and they do their steaks right. (and unlike other steak houses, they have options for vegetarians and pescatarians which are not just sides.

                  At Alexander's, they have two options for prime rib: a slow roasted prime rib, and the Tomahawk chop, a huge piece of prime rib cooked on the bone. If you're a really big fan of Prime rib, I recommend the Tomahawk Chop over the slow roasted.

                  I've only been to the Alexander's in Cupertino, but I think they have a location in the city as well.

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