We had to wait about 20 min
We had to wait about 20 min to be seated. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and in the past, they have always asked if this is a special occasion, from the hostess to the server, they never asked. That was a bit disappointing. Food was excellent and Ruth Chris is always our first choice when celebrating a special occasion. Thank you!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Special attention was given
Special attention was given to my partner and I as soon as we walked in the door! Special birthday greetings were extended, service was prompt and helpful. Everything was delicious! Steaks prepared perfectly. Side dishes were generous - enough to share between 2-3 people. A special birthday cake and chocolate treats were presented at the conclusion.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't get too Pricey
Typical Ruth Chris food. Shrimp Cocktail super. Cowboy steak somewhat fatty. One knows what they are going to get at Ruth Chris. Great quality. The danger is the price point keeps climbing. It may get to high. Less salt would also help. Servive not great but it is difficult to serve in a resturant with an aging population.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We can always count on a great meal at Ruth's Chris. The whole experience is what we expected from this restaurant. Our server was excellent, which added to a wonderful evening.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent for celebrations
Went for husbands birthday- he'd never been. We lucked out by picking a perfect time- early (5pm) the restaurant was quiet and we received all of the wait staff's attention. We were seated in a semi-private room tucked away from the main seating. The food, service and environment were superb and the hubby thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He also raved about the left overs the next day!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service and food have always
Service and food have always been top-notch at this Ruth's Chris. The steaks are uniformly very tasty as are the sides and the wine list should satisfy the most discriminating afficionados. What can I say....it's a terrific steak house. And, oh yes,Kristen is the best hostess in Sarasota!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff is simply the best, from the hostess to the valet to the wait staff. They are attentive but not overbearing and they know how to pace a meal properly. We happened to be there on a night where a large party was celebrating a birthday, and although the group was a little loud, we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife, daughter and I were vacationing and decided to go somewhere very nice for our 30th wedding anniversary. They greeted us with "Happy Anniversary" and decorated the table with a few Rose Petals. The ladies really enjoyed their cocktails and I enjoyed a very good New Zealand Savignon Blanc. Wife and daughter has the filet special with seafood trio. I had the strip. All was delicious and executed to perfection. We were treated to a complimentary desert trio that was great. The manager caught us at the door on the way out to make sure we enjoyed our dining experience.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
awesome, once again
Just a real "go-to" place. The food and service is always right on!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided to stop at tried and true establishment for our first night of vacation. As always, the food was excellent. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was good. Our reservations were early in the evening and it was the Florida "off-season" so the restaurant was not very busy. Not being a wine person, I was a little disappointed in the beer selections.
Overall, a great meal.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Special Occasion restaurant
Good food, great service, exactly as expected from Ruth's Chris. No surprises, but just solid, worth the extra money.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The entire dining experience was outstanding from service, food, ambiance. I must do restaurant when in the Sarasota area.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food prepared
Outstanding food prepared to perfection, warm and friendly staff. Excellent.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were execellent making for a very enjoyable evening! We highly recommend Ruth's Chris Steak House to anyone for a great meal.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Do not miss the porterhouse for 2. I have had it 4 times. I love some other places for special occasions but they do not have this delightful treat so my son and I always go for it!!!!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great culinary experience
With all the hype I had heard about Ruth's Chris, I was afraid it would not live up to my expectations. However, it did that and more! I took 7 women there and had not even one little complaint about anything. Jeannie was our server and was very capable and attentive. The table was beautifully appointed, and the food of course was outstanding. The noise level was a bit high, but not enough to deter any of us from returning for another delicious meal. None of us could handle a desert, but I am sure that the next time we will do so. Making my reservation through Open
Table was an easy and efficient way to do so. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy eating at
We always enjoy eating at Ruth's Chris. The steaks, lamb chops and other main dishes are always excellent. If you don't like the steaks and chops served in hot butter, you need to order them without the butter. This isn't a problem for them, but some people are surprised when the food comes in a lot of hot butter.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak restaurant
We visit Sarasota for holiday each year and always come to Ruth's Chris for what we think are the best steaks around.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is terrific from the
Food is terrific from the appetizers to desert, everything on the menu is outstanding. Service couldn't be better. The staff is attentive, polite, professional and friendly.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steak Restaurant in the area
Never a bad meal, always professional wait staff and very friendly. This is the best steak place in Sarasota. Very classy, everything perfect.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special evening with the family
As always another fabulous meal at Ruth Chris. Overall service was excellent but halfway through our meals our server left us thirsty as our drinks were empty.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Neighborhood Staple.
It is always a treat to dine here. The food and service are always first rate.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of 6 for a Birthday Party and it was fanastic --it was the first time we had gone --what a great experience
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner
The service was awesome with a happy anniversary greeting at the door as we arrived. Flower petals and a note from the staff also welcomed us on the table. They really pay attention to detail and making the dinner experience very special. And our meal selections of steak and lobster and my halibut special were perfectly cooked. Of course the wine and service were great. 8 years of marriage celebrated perfectly. Thank you Ruth's Chris.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and music
Liked the filet and salad and dessert, could hae done with less Michael Buble music.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
College son craved a steak!
In Sarasota for Parents' Weekend at Ringling College, and while I would have loved seafood with a view, my 18-year-old son wanted a great steak. I figured that Ruth's Chris would be perfect for him and it was. Very noisy on Saturday night, but the service was attentive and the steaks hit the spot. Although extremely expensive, if your goal is a stiff drink and a delicious piece of red meat, you should be happy!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Steaks and trimmings
Always a fabulous traditional meal - steak, ceasar and wonderful vegies.
Don't miss out on the desserts too.
They were easily able to accomodate my gluten free husband.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My birthday dinner
Just had a fabulous evening at Ruth's Chris in Sarasota....celebrating my birthday. Everything was absolutely perfect as always. Outstanding service, amazing food, great ambiance.....and on this special night, special birthday touches! I forgot to mention....love the wine list..
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Disappointed in Sarasota
Ruth's Chris is usually a favorite go-to for fine/special occasion dining. This time, not so much. While my filet was cooked to perfection, my sister ordered hers medium + -pink center, but no red- and when she cut into hers, it was red, as in almost "walking". The waitress came over and she agreed it was not to her specifications and took it away. She ate the "side dishes" and waited. A few minutes later, the same steak came back and while it was now cooked as ordered, because it had just been re-cooked, it was dry and tough and as she said "not any better than a cheaper restaurant where you pay half the price for". There was no compensation offered, not even a free coffee or dessert. At Ruth's Chris prices, this is unacceptable!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a great spot for almost every dining situation. It's pricey, but you know that going in and you get what you pay for.
Service is usually spot on, we had someone new so there were some inconsistencies but overall, it was very good.
We love this place and think it is one of the best Ruth's Chris we've been to.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoy going to Ruth Chris Steak House, no it's definitely not inexpensive but I would rather pay the price and get great food & service than pinch a penny and regret going out for dinner because of not so great food and not so great service!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had an excellent experience
Had an excellent experience at Ruth's Chris steakhouse in Sarasota. The manager even recognized me from my visit to the Tampa restaurant over a year ago.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was wonderful. The food , service, selection and ambience combined for a very enjoyable evening.
We ordered different types of steaks and found them to be cooked perfectly. The vegetables/ side dishes were delicious. Our favorite is the creamed spinach but we have not tried any that we have not enjoyed. It continues to be listed as one of our favorites restaurants for a very nice meal.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice slow-paced dinner
We enjoyed a nice, slow dinner; even though it was Thanksgiving and the restaurant was busy, we did not feel rushed. The most delicious items were the salads. I had a green salad with beets and a champagne dressing that was excellent. I also had Salmon and it was very good. My husband had a green salad that was probably large enough for a lunch entrée, and he enjoyed it immensely. The only thing we were not wild about was our seating. I was against the wall, booth style, and my husband facing me in a chair, so he was staring at a wall (and me, ha, ha), rather than able to take in the ambience of the restaurant.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM