Welcome to our photo series Eater Scenes, where Eater SF photographer Patricia Chang visits some of the city's great restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, House of Prime Rib.[Photos: Patricia Chang]
Thanks to a No Reservations spotlight and a New York Times plug from Anthony Bourdain a few years back, 65-year-old House of Prime Rib has ascended from local's favorite to full-on tourist destination. Its atmosphere of old-school bacchanalia is perhaps the ultimate retro pleasure in a city that values its retro pleasures, from the meat-carvers bearing carts of the signature dish to the spinning iced salad bowls and cocktails that arrive with a little extra in the shaker. For The Five Days of Meat, here's a glance at a Tuesday evening at HOPR, in the height of tourist season.