Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3839/Sarasota
  • Phone: 9419249442
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Charles W. Amherst
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering in Sarasota, FL - 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: Deborah Ball 9419249442

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stickney Point Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking available 7 days a week, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Sarasota, FL 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
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (27)notable wine list (14)romantic (12)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • One of our Favorites !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/25/2010
    This has been one of our favorite restaurants foir many years. We love the steaks and broiled tomatoes. Good service, great food and a "classy place" to dine. We have eated at other Ruth's Chris across the country. It is nice to see there is a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the city you are visiting. You know you can get a great meal with good service.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neither of our steaks were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    Neither of our steaks were cooked to out specifications but they were still very good. My husband's was too rare and mine was not rare enough. Everything else was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Although the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/10/2010
    Although the food was very good, we dined there for a special occasion and the dining room was very cold. When we talked to our server, he said that the heat had been out for days and they were waiting for a part to fix it. They moved us to a table further from the door and put on a space heater but it really was of no help. Since it was for a birthday celebration, I didn't want to say much to the server and ruin the evening. I, however, should have been informed prior to our arrival that there was a problem, giving me the opportunity to either reschedule or select an alternative resaurant. The cold room was uncomfortable and frankly lead to cutting our evening short and returning home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been to several Ruth's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/1/2009
    I've been to several Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in various cities. Although their steaks and service are very good, my steak at this location was overly seasoned with salt and pepper. I would have preferred to have the opportunity to season the steak myself or have been asked if it was okay that the steaks are seasoned with salt and pepper. Overall, my experience at this location is good and would recommend it to my family and friends, as well as return to dine there myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we have always found Ruth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/14/2009
    we have always found Ruth Chris to be well above most restaurants and enjoying dining there especially on special occasions
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first visit. Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/13/2009
    My first visit. Great service and very attentive waiter. Very well prepared and served food. Prices more reasonable then I would have expected. Will return
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent choice for steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/5/2009
    Excellent choice for steaks as always. Ruth's Chris is my Go-To choice for steaks and especially if I'm visiting a city that I'm not familiar with. It never disappoints and this Sarasota location was no exception.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We found the waiter David
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2009
    We found the waiter David to be slow and indifferent. We has a long wait for our end of meal coffee.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food was good, but nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/11/2009
    Food was good, but nothing really spectacular for the price you pay. The service was excellent - no complaints there. I don't think I would go back because I can get just as good a steak, if not better, at any number of local restaurants that are not chains.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a business meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2009
    We had a business meeting and the setting was perfect. Casual yet elegant. The food was delicious as always and the staff friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A booth is best. All but one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2009
    A booth is best. All but one of the servers are very professional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant is always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2009
    This restaurant is always dependable for a fine dining experience with good waiters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Porterhouse steak was tough.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2009
    Porterhouse steak was tough. took too long to clear empty plates from table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's not to like about this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2009
    What's not to like about this wonderful place. It was our anniversary and they made it very special. The food and service were excellent as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There are several good steak
    Gabe
    Dined on 4/8/2009
    There are several good steak houses in Sarasota, but none better. Every detail is perfectly done, the bread,the salad, the soup, the veggies, etc. The combination makes this a perfect restaurant for special occassions. The steak is done exactly as you ordered it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • meal was very good. at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/13/2009
    meal was very good. at the start the service was a bit slow but it got better once the waitress finally arrived. Bill Troyan
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  • As always Ruth Chris does
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/28/2009
    As always Ruth Chris does not disappoint. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As in the past We had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    As in the past We had a wonderful dining experince at Ruth Chris Steak House. Certainly one of our favorite places.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our favorite special restaurant
    fransceneVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2009
    our favorite special restaurant in Sarasota, definitely the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth's Chris has been one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2008
    Ruth's Chris has been one of my favorite steakhouse chains for a long time. However, I've been finding that certain food items have been inconsistent. The chopped salad (one of my all-time favorites) was sub-par this last time and the steak was just good, not excellent. I haven't given up on Ruth but I hope this is just a hiccup and not a sign of an aging chain.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice service. The special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/20/2008
    Nice service. The special was a great bargain and the chocolate mousse was excellent. We could not finish it and asked to bag the left overs so they gave us a brand new one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately our experience
    Riosbest
    Dined on 11/6/2008
    Unfortunately our experience was not good- one person in our party ordered steak and lobster and received steak and shrimp and then it took 20 minutes to bring the lobster, another person in our party ordered the cowboy steak as rare and it came well done- and that took another 20 minutes to prepare- they did help by giving us complimentary dessert but I would not recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    The food was excellent. The service was very slow, which I was surprised as there were not that many diners. The waiter was not that observant as to when drinks needed to be refilled and had to be asked. He was very courteous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every one of the staff was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/8/2008
    Every one of the staff was wonderful, from the hostess to the server and assistant. Steak was perfect, and all side dishes were good. Possible exception is the mushrooms, which were a disappointment. Sorry, but sauteed mushrooms should be done to accompany the steak, and these were just small bella in water, nothing special at all. Wine list was very good and priced to enjoy (relatively speaking, for USA standards). The service was the best, once again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We've been to many Ruths Chris
    Elise
    Dined on 10/8/2008
    We've been to many Ruths Chris restaurants throughout the country, but this one was a cut above the others. The food was delicious and prepared just to our liking, and our server, Drew made our anniversary dinner a very special one. He always seemed to be around when needed without being intrusive. Great job! Very enjoyable evening and we'll certainly return soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The steaks are always cooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2008
    The steaks are always cooked to perfection and the wait staff is very attentive and courtious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD OVERALL IS EXCELLENT,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/28/2008
    FOOD OVERALL IS EXCELLENT, sERVED HOT and SERVICE IS WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT IN A ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS TYPE.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to Ruth's Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    I have been to Ruth's Chris in Sarasota and Estero many times. The Filet Migon steak is excellent. This time I wanted to try something different. I love prime rib so I asked about the $43 Cowboy Ribeye. The waiter said it was an excellent choice. This was one of the fatiest, toughest and worst steak I ever ate. The Coyboy Ribeyes at Publix are much better and cheaper. Lou Chignoli
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  • This was my first time eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    This was my first time eating at the Sarasota Ruth's Chris. I had eaten at the one in Fairfax, VA twice before. I thought the restaurant itself was nice and the service was very good. For the price, I would not return. My grandmother requested her steak very well done and it came out rare. Our server fixed it quickly. My mother ordered a petit filet, which was fatty. I had the same steak and it was very good. The crab legs that accomapnied our steaks were fine, but they were small. Also, the chop salad was extremely small. We split it between 2 people and both of us ended up with a very small portion. With the amount of money a person spends to dine at Ruth's Chris, the experience should be outstanding. I prefer Morton's.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We always enjoy dining here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    We always enjoy dining here usually on special occasions. There is always enough to bring home to have the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth Chris has the best steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    Ruth Chris has the best steak you will ever have!! Not to mention the creamed spinach and the creme brulee. Worth every calorie!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have dined at many Ruth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    We have dined at many Ruth Chris around the country, from Washington, D.C., Nashville, Troy, Michigan, Naples and now Sarasota. Many special occasions, many wonderful meals. However, our waitress was frendly, when she had time for us, and her assistant, was just plain rude. We were in your resturant for more than 2 hours, which is just too long. There was a large group that seemed to receive a lot of attention. The most distracting part of that group was they would walk past our table and others talking on their cell phones. Thank you for my 60th birthday dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic