Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3507/Palm-Desert
  • Phone: 7607791998
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm ; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Hector Ramirez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Palm Desert, CA - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: No matter what the occasion, Ruth's Chris is the perfect place to gather. We will work with you to customize any menu to meet your needs and budget. Work one-on-one with our Private Event Manager to select the right room and configuration, accommodate your A/V needs, and help enhance your event with floral arrangements and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Anita Owens-Decuir 7607791998

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Cook & Deep Canyon
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking or self-parking in private lot.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Palm Desert, CA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)romantic (43)notable wine list (23)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Came with a Guarantee
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Apon ordering our Steaks our server stated that these were the "Best Steaks in the World". We were told that if we did Not think these were the Best in the World there would be No Charge. Well..............they WERE the Best Steaks I have ever had, and they put LG's to shame, we will never eat @ LG's again now.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Lgyoung
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner, the food excellent and the service was outstanding !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always go to Ruth Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We always go to Ruth Chris for a meat dinner; our family loves the steaks. Perfectly cooked. Great attention to detail with the grilling. Wish you plated more sides with the meat; it looks lonely on the platter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For the prices Ruth's Chris
    GourmetKidVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    For the prices Ruth's Chris has lost a lot of their edge with their food and service. Imagine you're having a nice romantic evening with your spouse. Then the foreign server who brings the food is very loud, boisterous, and is trying to be a comedian. Such antics just do not fit the ambiance of such a dinner scene. Maybe in a cantina some place, but not fine dining. The steak was less than it should been for the price. It was dry and overdone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruth 's Chris
    jazzrocks13
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    As always, wonderful. Steak melted in your mouth, service outstanding and a night to remember. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Is it?
    RAYMONDVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Very good - very expensive - not good value for money.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food & Fun
    KathyP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    They went the extra mile for me and my friends. We went for my friend's birthday and they had everything decorated for her and even had a special birthday menu with her name on it! She was so surprised and so was I. The service, food and wine were all superior to any steakhouse!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality dining at Ruth's Chris
    PistosMonterey
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This is one of our absolute favorite restaurants when we want a consistent, quality dining experience. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed genuinely, seated promptly (made reservation), and attended to exceptionally. Our server (Michael) and the assistant attendant (Geraldo) were wonderful - a great balance to attentiveness and giving us time to enjoy each other and our meal. We have dined here with friends as well and it is a great place for small groups. Kudos to the Palm Desert Ruth's Chris staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently top knotch
    RPFDDSVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Items cooked to perfection, friendly and timely service. IMO, best value overall, when compared to other steak houses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Food was good, exceptional service. Very good steak house experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dinner, excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    The food was on par for Ruth's Chris - excellent, plus the service by Brian was over-the-top.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat! The food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    What a treat! The food was excellent, location perfect and the waiter was the best. (Patrick). We really enjoyed the evening. Better than many "steak places".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not bad
    ClintVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a nice dinner at Ruth's Chris. Their signature filet, however, didn't quite live up to expectation. It wasn't as tender or flavorful as in the past. Normally, their filets are center cut, but this one was not. Hopefully, I'll have better luck next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Paleo
    Maggie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Easy to stay within the Paleo concept of dining. Steak, veggies and salads were all excellent in portion and preparation. We had an excellent dining experience. Yes, we will return and maybe try the happy hour.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Experts
    RonC
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    When you're craving an awesome steak Ruth's Chris, the steak expert, is the place to go. Great steaks with all the fixin's and great menu/food all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How a server spoils an evening
    ruthVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Our server Bryan was supercilious with a pretense of friendliness. He could hardly wait to complete his spiel for what the restaurant offered-managing to sound bored the whole time. Service was exceedingly slow: the saving grace was our steaks.
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  • Overrated and under performed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Service was "when convenient". The steaks certainly arrived sizzling, mine more medium well than medium rare. The creamed spinach (milky, not creamy) and scalloped potatoes arrived semi-hot but were cool by the time that the sizzling steak on the 500 degree plate cooled and stopped spattering enough for us to begin cut and eat. Not quite worth the premium exacted for the reputation and brand.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waitress
    Geoffrey
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Lucie took great care of us. Palm Desert hwy 111, Ca
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a steak place
    eatout
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had phoned before getting there and requested to be seated in a section where a friend served. The hostess told us only a table in the front by the entrance was available or else we could have a booth where another server took care of us. We opted for that choice only to find out later that we could have been seated in a small room where our friend also worked. The girls in the front need to be trained better . Our mistake was to order lobster tails, which I recall to be very good there in the past. All four of us had them and they were less than mediocre. I guess, unless you really want steak one should not go there. Overall we found the restaurant too expensive for what they delivered.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • solid satisfying steakhouse
    Gil62VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Ruth Chris has performed well for years as an upscale pricey standard steakhouse. We shared a starter and side dish. Both had filet mignons (the 11oz. - better price performer). Our hostess and server and bus boy were all very pleasant and professional and very accommodating. Overall great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went for dinner the day after Valentines thinking it would be a little less crowded, but it was still pretty busy. Service was good but they were pretty swamped so not as attentive as times prior. $15 corkage fee is very reasonable since i brought my own wine. Food was wonderful. My friend had the seabass and i had the surf and turf with the rib eye and twin lobster tails. Everything cooked to perfection as expected! I would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's dinner
    PalmSpringslover
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were a little disappointed, to be honest. We had a reservation, but we still waited about 15 minutes to be seated, and after we finally sat down and ordered drinks and appetizers we waited a good 15/20 minutes before we even saw our server again. She finally came back and took our order and we still had not received the appetizer. Our salads came out before the appetizer did and she apologized and it was removed from the bill, but we were there for over 2 hours. The food was good, It wasn't over the top impressive, but it was a good steak. I think i would prefer going to other steakhouse's before returning back to Ruth Chris.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent consistent cuisine
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    we all had steaks fixed perfectly to order. Their classic four course dinner is a great deal. This is a steakhouse that we highly recommend for good service, consistent great food and a fun place. Their happy hour is also worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-valentine's visit
    TedandKaren
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We went for an early Valentine's dinner to avoid the Valentine's Day hassle. Everything was great from start to finish - food, service, atmosphere. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    Jaledford
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Yet another wonderful location that gives Ruth's Chris their reputation of fabulous dinning. Our server was top notch and our 8 year old was treated like royalty. The food was the highest quality. We have visited many Ruth's Chris and this one kept the bar high. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does Not Get Much Better Than This
    SamsVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We have dined at many Ruths Chris Restaurants but without a doubt this by far one of the best ever experiences. Brian, our servre was just on top of everything! Great explanations regarding the nights specials and the wine choices. Martine his Assistant was over the top, both in personality and attention to detail. We were there to celebrate a birthday and Darrell Woods, the Manager made it extra special for the evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a delight
    PDvisitor
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We were visiting Palm Desert and we're delighted to find a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse near our resort. The service and food were excellent, as we have come to expect from RCS, and we received excellent services from everyone. Thank you for a very enjoyable meal and the delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good this time!
    rand4bvtVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Always been our favorite for steaks. This time all four of our meals were very salty, Salmon, Filet Mignon, Sea Bass & Roasted chicken. My son's salmon was dry and over cooked. Everything tasted real salty with exception of mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts sides. Now we will tell all our friends and return to Sullivans regularly.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It comes down to the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Open Table doesn't allow for a long post so I'll just say the ambiance was nice, the service good, the cocktails fantastic. But when it comes right down to it, the steaks at what is supposed to be one of the best steakhouses around just weren't very good. No sizzling plates, no melted butter aroma. The smear of butter on my steak (ordered medium rare) didn't event melt and the fat in the rib-eye wasn't rendered.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    GreatDinner
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Great service and food. Thank You Carol and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last night in Palm Dessert
    Stella
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner, Michael our waiter couldn't be more attentive. Food and wine were perfect. A great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Quality and Service
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Have been to Ruth's Chris restaurants across the country. Took clients to dinner. Appetizer ordered but salads delivered. Order not entered. Ordered a second bottle of wine to find they had served us the last bottle. With 5 people, they should know we would drink more than one bottle. Why not tell us up front. Had to order a different wine. Three people ordered the same steak cut and were all three different when served. Different size and shape.
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  • always mouthwatering
    pking
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    food is always great the bone in filet exceptional , service outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    McDeb
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Food and service created a fine dining experience for special occasions.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Food was excellent, service was great... We had a picture taken ( twice ) for keepsake but were never given picture...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfection!
    SoozieqzVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    One can never, ever go wrong with Ruth's Chris, they are the standard by which I judge every steak and are always the best. This was another exceptional dining experience. A+ quality & top notch service every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for a special occasion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Nice for a special occasion. Could sit as long as you wanted. Not rushed through meal.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth Cris-Wonderful
    Carson
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We had a very nice dinner, once again, at Ruth Cris. It seems that you can never go wrong in choosing this wonderful restaurant for a great meal. The food is always delicious, and the service is always excellent. We both chose the petite filet classic dinners. The portions were excellent and the side dishes perfect for sharing. Our server Mel, was more than accomadating. We always search out a Ruth Cris restaurant, even when we travel. This time we were in Palm Desert, California enjoying the holidays with my sister and her family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Never Disappointed
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    This us z winner every time. One of our favorites! Since it was Christmas it was very busy snd loud but should be expected. Fantastic food and service from Brian.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    Crazyfrocks
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Consistently fabulous steak!!! Chop salad was great and they have lots of gluten free options.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.