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
Spend your $ somewhere else – I've been to House of Prime Rib, Morton's, Watergate, and now finally Ruth's Chris. The experience was disappointing. The atmosphere was dead and the food did not live up to par. Everything is ala carte and expensive. Expensive is fine if the quality reflects so, but it sure didn't taste like a $45 steak. My medium rare steak tasted no better than the one I ate at the Outback. It was just dry and hard to swallow. I didn't find the sizzling butter on my plate too entertaining. The high temperature of the plate combined with the butter cooked the steak more than what I wanted. The shrimp appetizer is $12 for 5 pieces and this is for regular size shrimp. A plain baked potato is $10 and the wine list is where they make the big bucks. A bottle of wine that you can get at the corner store for $10 cost more than a steak at this place. Don't waste your time with the caramel pie because it tasted ultra sweet. Brace yourself because the price tag is steep. So far, nothing has topped my experience at the House of Prime Rib. Now that's what I call a mouth watering, melts in your mouth steak.
Try the pecan appetizer! – Went for a birthday celebration in August. Had reservations but the table was not available when we arrived and we had to sit around the bar for about a half hour.
Once seated we were given appetizers and dessert (for birthday) on the house as an apology. The pecan squash appetizer was practically suited for the dessert menu it was so sweet and delicious! Steak was very good but not as good as Harris'. Overall a good steakhouse, I'd go again but would prefer to go to another if in San Francisco.
Not worth the money – Ruth's Chris is a nice place to go but if you just want to go for the food, I suggest you going elsewhere. Their food is just average, something you can make at home. All I taste is mainly butter. The garlic mashed potatoes had no garlic taste, only butter. The food is good but not worth about $200 for 2. Like I said, for that price, you can get better and more food somewhere else. I also felt tricked because of the water. A waiter asked if we either want sparkling water or bottled water. We picked bottled water and when the bill came, that bottle of water was $8 (if I remembered right). I just assumed that is how Ruth's Chris serve water. Do not make the same mistake people. Another thing, when I made the reservations, they asked me if it was for a birthday, anniversary, etc. I told them that it was for a birthday but they didn't do anything special for us. Since they asked, I expected them to have a little something for the birthday guests but nothing. Everything's worth a try but I just hope that you won't regret it like how I do.
Great time out! – The food here is simple yet delicious. The steak was so juicy and buttery...and the service was exceptional. They were not about to let your glass go empty.
The food is pricey, it was about $350 for four of us (not including wine), but it is a steakhouse so it is expected.
Oh, and althought I am not a fan of bread pudding, I am now. You have to try it. It is AMAZING!
Best I've Had in the City – I've eaten at Alfred's, Morton's, Lotus, Carnelian Room, Julius' Castle, Houston's, etc... Ruth's Chris has been my favorite. The steaks are perfect, the prawn appetizer is delicious, the garlic mashed potatoes are incredible and the service has always been good. They make a perfect filet mignon. I cannot think of anything bad to say about this restaurant. If only they had Kobe...
Wow, wow, wow!!! PERFECT DINNER! – I have to say, this may be one of the finest dining experiences ever. I'd been to the Ruth's Chris in New Orleans some years ago, and have had my fair share of fine steaks in my day, but what made an impression on me, almost more than the food, was the service. What a difference good service makes! I may not even need to mention the food--it's incredible. The gumbo was delicious, the salads crispy and tasty, the bread hot and soft, the lobster succulent, and the beef--oh, the filet mignon!! But you already know the food is exceptional--let me get back to the service. Our waiter, and the entire staff, had us completely satisfied. His drink selections were right on, and he was able to perfectly balance catering to our occasional neediness, and not being overzealous with his presence. Absolutely wonderful dining experience!!
Best steak in the World!!!! – Im a culinary school grad and this is the best steak u can get....and the morons who complain about about 10$ for the sides dont realize they feed 2-3 people. And I spent 90$ for two people...not 200. Almost didnt go because of a few negative reviews...but glad i ignored and went...a real winnner.
Good food, too expensive – The food and steak here is good, but not great. The only thing that stands out is there service, ambiance, oh and the prices. It is very expensive here, you're mainly paying for service and ambiance. I personally go to restaurants for the food, and not for the service. But if you got the money and you don't mind spending about $50 a person for a special occasion, go try it out.
Good, but not that good for the $ – I live in San Francisco, and I've been one time. I doubt that I will return. It wasn't a bad experience. The steaks were fine, but for the prices they charge, it wasn't worth it. The ala carte rib eye for $34.00 was only slightly better than a $18-20 "lesser chain" full course meal. The sides were large, but the waiter did tell us in advance. The overall service was adaquate, but a little forced and insincere.
excellent!!! – This is the best steakhouse in the world in my opinion. every city I visit, I look for a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. The food is excellent, the staff attentive, and whether you make a reservation or come as a walkin, there is very little waiting.
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