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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris-austin.com
  • Phone: (512) 477-7884
  • Hours of Operation: Lounge opens nightly at 4:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Angel Lopez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30 pm for a four course Stag's Leap Wine Dinner. $85 per person before tax & gratuity. Please call to reserve your spot today. Space is limited.

    Valentine's Day reservations available. Seating from 3:00 pm.

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  • Parking: Valet
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Ruth's Chris Austin is hands down the finest steak house in the capital city. Whether you would like to host a private gathering, relax in our lounge, or treat yourself to the best steak around - Ruth's Chris has it all. Come on down and see for yourself why the Austin American Statesman awarded us "Best Steak in Austin."Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We've been to this restaurant in the past (and to other Ruth's Chris locations in Houston and New York) and were always very satisfied. This time, the food was good but not nearly as impressive as previous visits. The salad was unimpressive, the cut of my ribeye was particularly chewy and unevenly cooked, and our dessert was less molten chocolate and more dry cake with a drop or two of sauce. It was still enjoyable, but at that price, we expected (and expect) more."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The steaks were incredible and cooked to order expertly. They are pricey, a dinner for two was in the neighborhood of $150, but worth every penny. The portions are very generous."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This is my second visit to Ruth's Chris in Austin. The first was for my 40th birthday. This was celebrating my marriage. The food, service, and ambiance were wonderful and exactly what I expected. It's a special occasion restaurant, in my opinion. It's a little crazy to pay $57 for an á la carte steak...we were using a wedding gift to pay--so it was extra delightful. If you want to go somewhere with EXCELLENT service, consistently great food, and you don't mind the expense, go to Ruth's Chris. My petite filet and asparagus were incredibly delicious. Yum."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My entree $50 filet, medium rare - cooked perfectly but tough and very little flavor Wife's entree - $44 sea bass - flavor good but overcooked Shared veggie - $16 sauteed spinach - came out like a butter soup, bitter, no seasoning The only redeeming item was the calamari appetizer. Overall, very disappointing. $148 total. Much better fine dining steak restaurants in Austin than this such as Three Forks or Sullivans. Don't waste your money here."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Steak was prepared perfectly and had a wonderful taste that melts in your mouth."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Bonein Filet was cooked to a perfect rare plus that only their broilers can achieve."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Dinner at Ruth's was the perfect start to an evening that included a concert at The Paramount. The food met the reputation of the restaurant and our expectations!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband wanted to celebrate his day, despite the kids weren't home; he wanted steak. Ruth's Chris usually fills that bill. The service was a little lax. No one brought water; we had to ask for it. Our waitperson was not very attentive; we had to wave her down at least once. The food was very good and satisfying. The steaks were perfect. We bought a very nice wine, a 2009 Valpolicello, and had one glass each. We brought it home to enjoy later. The very next night my husband poured another glass and that bottle of wine had turned bad. It was extremely disappointing. It should have been as good as the night before. This expensive Restaurant should be ashamed of selling such wine."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have been to numerous Ruth Chris steakhouses all over the country, but I must say by far, this was the most memorable experience ever. From the onset of the hostess greeting us to the welcoming, friendly busboy, to the server and of course the excellent food and attentive, smiling, friendly manager !! Everyone exceeded our expectation for a wonder night out ! The bone in rib eye was charred perfectly and succulent!! The New York Strip was also outstanding and perfectly prepared. Our salads were crisp and delicious and made according to our specifications!! The lobster tails were sweet and delicious and served with a golden brown exterior!! The wine selection we made was recommended by our server and ended up being outstanding!!!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Great food and service! Not noisey, thank goodness"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Soup was ice cold. Ribeye was med well and not med rare. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I like Ruth's Chris but it's a bit overpriced. Nice place, good food and good place to conduct some business over a good meal but for us (wife & self) it's only an occasional stop "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was our first dining experience at the Austin location, we've dined at Ruth's Chris on more than one occasion in San Diego. The service was ambience are fantastic. My husband ordered the rib-eye; I had the fillet and lobster tails. My meal was excellent, but my husband's steak was a bit tough and lacking in flavor. He was really disappointed! After mentioning it to our server, the manager came by and extended his apologies. The steak was deleted from our bill. We will return to Ruth's Chris again and again. It is a great restaurant that I'd recommend it to friends. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "To be completely fair, my complete review is on TripAdvisor.com (Jetjouster), read it. Short version, service was good, waiter was attentive, took an hour for 2 medium rare steaks (no sides). One wedge salad had no dressing or bacon, just a few blue cheese crumbles. One ribeye was perfect, one ribeye's crown was nothing but gristle (since that's all I really eat, this was a bit of a let down.) Since it took almost an hour, I wasn't about to return it. Wine was good. Evening in all? Good but not good enough to replace our "goto" place when in Austin. Nice place, good band in the bar, will go back I'm sure. At this level, someone should have caught the bad steak though. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "They never disappoint. Food and service were great. We had bone in filet mignon that was cooked to perfection, tender and and full of flavor. It was also my wifes birthday and the staff went out of their way to make the evening very special. Have been going there for over 20 years and I have never been disappointed. Awesome food, staff and decor."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Can always ensure you are going to have a great meal at Ruth's Chris!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse even though I could not give it 5 stars due to a couple of missteps with service and food. The steaks were amazing and needed no sauces or toppings. I had ordered the peppercorn sauce for my filet, however, and it was not brought out with my steak. It appeared that the server had forgotten to order it because it took a while for him to bring it once he was reminded about it. Then when I received it, it was awful. It had a very strong, almost chemical (read pine-sol) taste to it and I sent it back. Other than that, the food was excellent and the service was ok albeit a little slow. I would eat there again. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Several of us had a combo with a Ribeye or Filet and two Lobster Tails. We all conferred that the Lobster Tails were overcooked. We will always come back to Ruth Chris for the Steak."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My father and I both ordered the filet and both of us thought it was dry and needed flavor. I've been to Ruth's Chris before and thought the steak was the best I'd ever had, so this was a huge change. Maybe they were just really busy."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It's certainly not inexpensive so you want to be confident that there is a return on your investment. Ruth's has never disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It has been a few years since I last dined. Still is the great dining expirence I expected. Service was stellar as usual."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "After patronizing several locations, dozens of times for 30 years, this is the first time food quality has ever been an issue. We order medium rare and usually have the porterhouse. The seasoning was bland and the steak was dry and crusty on the outside. Upon reflection, we suspect that the meat had cooled off and sat for a while and was reheated, which evaporated most of the juice. We were celebrating our anniversary. It was early and uncrowded The steak took some time to arrive. It's the first time we felt that the value fell short of what we had come to expect. It should have been returned, but we were hungry and the waiter was outstanding. This is the only Ruth's Chris where we have ever experienced any problem with anything."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I always have a great experience with Ruth's Chris and this time wasn't an exception. I really enjoy my experience in Ruth's Chris, Austin and I really recommended, even with all the restaurant offers that Austin City offers. Great Job to that team and I confident to go back on my next trip to Austin, Texas."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Can't go wrong with this restaurant. Know upfront it's expensive but well worth it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "great food. excellent service. everything was fantastic."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Service was great from the moment we walked in. Steak melts in your mouth."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Order your steak medium rare because it will still be cooking for several minutes after it is served. By the time it is cool enough to eat it will be medium. Trust me. Not sure what the first bite was really like because I burned my tongue. You can truly cut the steak and watch it cook on the plate. Overall--good, but not great."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Ruth Chri used to be a our special occasion restaurant. You could always count on having a "fine dining experience" there. Something has changed and we were very disappointed with everything. We were slow to be waited on. The waiter, while pleasant, was not experienced or comfortable, and the food presentation and quality was subpar. This was not the Ruth Chris of the past. So sad to see an icon go away - but I don't expect it will last much longer if our experience is the norm."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Whenever I go here I always get a great meal and great service."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The Porterhouse is always first class. Wine selection seems to be a recurring problem. Some of the wines on the list are not available."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It might not be as new and trendy as some of the other steak houses down town, but it is simply the best in Austin."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Our waitstaff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They made two suggestions for wines to go with our meal, and both turned out to be right on the spot. Our waiter was friendly and available without being intrusive. The food, as usual, was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Something unheard of, I placed a reservation for valentines for 2 at 7pm the morning before! I was quite frankly surprised, and so was the general manager. He personally set up my table and my date and I were snuggled in a very nice corner of the restaurant (A room with 3 other tables). The noise level was perfect. The waiter was also excellent, I can't recall the name but he was very professional but at the same time casual and open. I highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a good steak with great service on the side!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A normally great restaurant overwhelmed by the crowd. Busy, slow service and delayed food delivery. One steak over cooked. Received partial credit and an apology. Seems they need to manage down the reservation numbers to manage quality. While I like the restaurant, I don't think I will choose them again to handle my special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Started with the lukewarm and rubbery calamari, proceeded to the undercooked and poorly presented New York strip accompanied with cold shoestring potatoes and undercooked woody asparagus, finished with a chocolate cake that tasted as if it had been frozen and zapped in microwave and came with a single forlorn half ripe strawberry. Will definitely not return. There are much better choices available in Austin, Perry's and three forks to name but two."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I went to Ruth's Chris Fri night for a friend's bday. Less than impressed w/ my experience. Petite filet was very good but that was about it. My girlfriend ordered a Tito's vodka martini. It took the waiter about 10 mins to bring our drinks. When my girlfriend tasted her drink, she thought it tasted off. She didn't return it because the waiter was busy & we didn't want to wait another 10-20 mins for a new drink to come back. We found out from the bill, they gave her Tanqueray gin. I wasn't impressed w/ the baked potato side dish. The menu described it as a 1 lb. potato, not quite. It was @ best, a regular size baker I get at HEB. A 1lb potato is what you get @ Jason's Deli & this potato was not worth $9. Quality and value were not there."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Server was super friendly and polite but this is one of the worst Ruth's Chris restaurant I've been to."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Predictably excellent food, in a comfortable setting."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Consistently excellent food and service. Always a nice greeting and accommodations. Great for any occasion or just a plain day because it is never just a plain meal. Ruth's Chris turns a plain day into a special occasion"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was literally the best steak I have ever had in my life thus far! It was expensive but well worth it!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014