1601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.790352 -122.422409
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Neighborhoods: North, Pacific Heights
Always a Good Steak! – The title of my review and my star rating don't match well. However, it's true, the steaks are good, but this particular Ruth's Chris has not been my favorite in terms of atmosphere.
Poor for Many, Good for Few – I think Ruth Chris' works well if you're going as a small group but they're not on top of things for bigger groups. I have been on a date with just another person and had excellent service and the food as always is great!
I did experience a sort of slow, irritated wait person when we were a party of six. This time the food came out a bit slow and one person waited for an unusually long wait while the rest of us just sat trying to be polite and wait for the last dish to show up. This I thought was sort of uncomfortable for the one person as he said to start and don't wait for him. I still felt bad when he got his food after we waited for his to come out any minute.
Otherwise the food was excellent.
Still seatin on the table – I think the food gonna be good its a lil pricey also the service is weak we told the lady we weren't ready to order cuz we had just sat down and she took forever to come back
I discovered steak thanks to Ruth's Chris! – Although I was never really a "steak" person, DH and I decided to try Ruth's Chris because he loves steak and what better way to try to convert me than by taking me to a restaurant known for their excellent steaks?
Thank you, Ruth's Chris, your Petite Filet made me appreciate red meat like I never have before! :) We've been eating at Ruth's Chris several times a year since then and our favorite side dish is the sweet potato casserole...deLISH! The Caesar Salad is very good, but we both prefer the Ruth's Chop Salad.
Bad attitude, crowded, noisy, and a waste of time. – We had 7pm reservations to celebrate an anniversary. The host had an attitude and told us we would have to wait 15 minutes. After 35 minutes, we asked about our table to a different host who told us we had been seated already. I told him that wa impossible since I was standing in front of him. He apologized and said we would have the next table available. We left and went to Harris' Steakhouse one block down (much better choice!). HPR was crowded and alot of people were waiting and it was very noisy as well. Glad we left.
Sophisticated American chain serves up corn-fed USDA prime cuts and New Orleans-style appetizers and sides. – In Short
This offshoot of a popular New Orleans hangout for politicians features decor of dark woods and comfortable booths, with a separate bar scene. Choice cuts of custom-aged beef arrive in sizzling butter on 500-degree plates. The menu also offers chicken, pork and seafood entrees along with Creole appetizers like shrimp remoulade. Family-style sides include gargantuan onion rings, creamed spinach and various styles of potatoes. Traditional homemade desserts like cheesecake and bread pudding conclude the meal.
Ehhhhhhhh.... – I wanted to go some place special for my birthday so I picked Ruth Chris. I had a memorable meal here about 8 years ago. This time it was memorable for the wrong reasons. First of all..when did the menu go from "expensive" to "house payment". Seriously. If you're ordering ala carte, be prepared to splurge. I do need to say our waitress was absolutely amazing but here is the problem..we both had to send our steaks back. Mine, which I ordered medium, was almost raw and my partners, which he ordered medium well was a piece of meat that had died twice. It was a bit odd too, that when we sent back the second steak, some guy we hadn't seen brought it back. As if to say, hey deal with me if you have a third complaint. Wierd. Hey, everyone should know by now what a medium and medium well steak looks like..and it wasn't a busy night. Cook the steak right the first time, we're talking about a $65 piece of meat. So, we won't be going back there for steak. The place is beautiful and comfortable but..ehhhh.
Best Steak and Service – I have been here a few times but most recently I took my wife for our wedding anniversary. They took VERY good care of us. I had no problems with the reservation and when we arrived they had a personalized greeting card. The food was amazing as always and the service is exceptional. I have no problem paying top dollar for excellent service and great food.
mmmm butter – i've been to all the steakhouses in the city and ruth chris is still by far the best. i don't care if it's a chain, the food is good and so is the service. anything drenched in butter flashed broiled and a glass wine to wash it down with is a.o.k.
Not Bad, But Not Worth the Price – The food wasn't bad, but definitely not worth the price! My steak was burnt on the sides, which was not very appetizing, and the butter on top just made everything greasy without adding any flavor.
I was also tricked with the water--they asked me if I wanted Pellegrino, and at the end of the night I realized I was charged $9!!!
I ordered a rib eye that cost about $40. My husband ordered the bone-in rib eye. We asked for medium well, with just a little bit of pink, but the inside was pretty rare, although the outside was charred on the sides.
I also thought it was weak that the steak comes ala carte with no sides when you have to spend so much on the meat. But the sides were actually worth their price, I think, while the steak was not. I enjoyed the sides more than the steak.
The only thing I thought was great was the service. The waitress was very professional, quick and knowledgeable. That's the only thing that made the evening somewhat pleasureable. The food wasn't bad, but it is definitely not worth the price. I highly don't recommend it.
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