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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris-austin.com/
  • Phone: 5124777884
  • 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
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer six private dining rooms, seating 8 to 100 people, that are suitable for any occasion. Whether it is a small private get-together or a large business banquet, you are sure to find a room suitable for your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Nida Sellers 8885604541
  • Special Events: 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.

Getting there

  • 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."
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)romantic (23)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (18)notable wine list (13)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Overall, pretty good
    CandiB
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our server James was excellent and made great recommendations (lobster mac & cheese and lyonnaise potatoes). Our cocktail server on the other hand took over 20 min to acknowledge us in a cocktail area with only 3 other couples. We waited 35 minutes before being seated even though we had an 8:30 reservation. It would've been nice not to wait 20 minutes just to ask if we needed a cocktail. The manager apologized and said he would comp something on our check but never did. Food: wine James recommended was excellent; spicy lobster app was great. My boyfriend's filet was excellent but my ribeye was pretty tough with very hard fat in many spots. Generally I like some buttery fat but this was overboard and you couldn't chew it. Pretty good overall
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a quality cut of meat
    DSquared53VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    $45 ribeye was full of gristle and not all that tasty. Best part of the meal was the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place after a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great place for special occasions-whether for a romantic evening or with the kids. This time we brought the kids. Our waiter catered to them plus they had a quality kids menu. Rib eye was excellent and grilled just right. However, the scalloped potatoes were a little undercooked in the center of the dish. We'll visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They were off this night.
    DeannaipVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We normally come here because the Service and steaks are spot on and consistent. Tonight was a different story. We had just received our salads and the steak came out one minute later. Everything was extremely slow. The bone in filet that we ordered medium rare came back rare. We had to send it back. Ruth's is usually very consistent but tonight the kitchen was having a bad night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was my first time visiting Ruth Chris. The steak was great but the sides and everything else was average. Maybe my expectations were to high. I have eaten at all the steakhouse competitors and this would rank towards the bottom.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The bar was great. The dining room, too bright. It was also quite loud for an 8:30pm dinner reservation. Our steak was very good. So was the service. They even decorated our table, acknowledging our reason for celebrating and provided a free desert. Our broccoli wasn't cooked. Not a bad place, but Bob's and Perry's are better.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    garysVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have tried them all and Ruth's still offers the best piece of meat in Austin
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    MRBubbaGreene
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Incredible steak! Great service would recommend to anybody. Took special care of my Birthday. Incredible service. Kudos
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous In every way
    HungrytravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    An incredible meal with terrific service. One of the very best in recent memory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding steaks
    OldFoodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This remains the best traditional steakhouse in Austin. The excellent steaks still come on sizzling garlic butter plates. The music is urbane and people can actually carry on conversations. The service is first rate and always has been attentive and personal. Live music in the bar. The facility is in need of a refresh. Very, very expensive, as are most traditional steak houses. $224 before tip for three people, with one wine by the glass for two of them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Texassusan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We continue to enjoy this wonderful Austin restaurant! We have been customers since 1990 and always are impressed with the service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious steaks
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went there for date night, and enjoyed delicious steaks. Even going low-carb with just the Cowboy Ribeye, NY Steak, wedge salad and country mix salad was more than enough food! The server we had this time was just average, not superb as normal. Service was a little slow, especially since we had reservations at 5:30 and there weren't very many people in the dining area yet; however, the server was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cena en el Ruth's Chris de Austin
    Gomc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nuestra experiencia cenando en el Ruth's Chris es muy buena cada ocasión que vamos! El servicio es excelente Se los recomiendo ampliamente!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining in Austin
    BigtexashairVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Super good food,generous drinks,the service is top notch.james was our waiter for the second time, and I will now exclusively ask to be one of his tables when we return. My favorite place to go for a steak!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Meal, Excellent Service
    FunkyFuturistVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was even better than I had remembered. We had the Pris Fixe filets, which for us were excellent choices. I started with a virgin Pina Colada, their fantastic concoction made with vanilla ice cream. Their fragrant fresh-baked bread was too good. Both were delicious, but filled me up. I did not have room for the best parts of the meal. My palate finds most restaurant food way too salty. I was absolutely thrilled, when our server Amber really listened and spoke with the chef. My filet arrived with herbs for seasoning and was perfectly cooked. I could have cut it with a fork. The creamed spinach was so delectable that I had trouble not finishing it. All in all, a wonderful meal with excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfection
    BigtexashairVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. For me, its Nicest overall fining experience in Austin so far!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for an Anniversary
    AWCK
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was excellent as expected an so were the drinks. My wife loved the blueberry monitor, and my Manhattan was one of the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prices up
    Adaman25VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    After many years of frequenting this establishment, we were overwhelmed by the rising of prices on the drinks and the dishes. They have managed to price it to the point that even the upper-middle class might be pushed away. I was not happy about it, to say the least. It will be a while before we go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    kannon19
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Not a whole lot to say about this place, other than it's one of the best steak houses out there. I was only underwhelmed with a couple of the sides. The steak is tremendous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent
    Marney
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Took my dad here for his 79th Birthday. They had the table festively decorated when we arrived. Our server, Rachael, was attentive and wonderful. The steaks were cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK
    512Drew
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food is good but very rich. Restaurant is dated and seemed a bit depressing on the night we went. For the price I would rather go somewhere equally as good with a better ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak as usual
    Everhunt
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Delicious meal as at all other Ruth Chris' we have visited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not good enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • incredible
    budatxffpm
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful to experience...
    Heatherbelly
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be better
    RyanF
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 472 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin reviews archive.
  • Excellent Steak's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Steak was prepared perfectly and had a wonderful taste that melts in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Heat Makes the Steak
    JimCVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Bonein Filet was cooked to a perfect rare plus that only their broilers can achieve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dad's Day
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best experience ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Hungry
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food and service! Not noisey, thank goodness
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Elguapo
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Soup was ice cold. Ribeye was med well and not med rare.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday Date Night
    Calabastr
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner & the Theatre
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BD213VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    Steakboy
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite
    christinarVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Can always ensure you are going to have a great meal at Ruth's Chris!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks, good service
    TracyDinesOut
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't do Lobster at a Steak Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.