Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin

  • Online Reservations

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.

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."Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "We had wonderful service and a fabulous meal. Can't go wrong"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The food was great, our waitress was so sweet ans thoughtful and took care of everything. She even heard my husband say Happy Anniversay and brought us a great dessert to share. I love it there. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We have been here a number of times and it has always been good food, service and atmosphere. We have tried all the steak houses in Austin and this is by far the best."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Over-rated and disappointing. Service not on par with a restaurant of this caliber, neither is the taste of the food."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I have dined at most of the steak houses in Austin and this has been the best. I had the the filet and so did my son and they were both cooked to our specifications. The steak melted in my mouth. My wife had the lobster and she said it was wonderful. My daughter had the Sea Bass and she said is it was perfect. The service was impeccable. Our wait person was attentive but did not hover and was very enthusiastic."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "They put us in a small room, that was dark and freezing. After complaining five different times over 30-40 minutes, they moved us into the main dining room. It was fine after that, except one of the steaks was overcooked."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had dinner on NYE. We were seated as soon as we walked in. Food was great! Wendy, our server was great and went above and beyond to make our visit to Ruths Chris enjoyable. Steak was on point! One of the best steaks I've had in a while."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is my second visit to Austin Ruth Chris. I was disappointed with the service and the food. The waiter was not that friendly. New Years Eve I ordered 3lb live Lobster $75 it was ok not the best I've had. My first experience was ok as well I had the filet steak it was good, but the service was not the best again. My 2 favorite in the Austin area would be The Flemings-Domain AWESOME... They get it right every time. And Eddie V's Downtown has great food and live music! Perry's is a nice place for steaks too! The service is great there as well. Bob's I have not tried as yet, but on my list I have heard great things about Bob's Chophouse too"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was a great choice for a special occasion. The scene was quite nice and cozy, and the porterhouse steak (for two) was excellent. I couldn't have chosen a better place to take my wife for dinner on her birthday. Considering downtown parking, I was glad there was valet parking at a reasonable rate. Great restaurant for a "special celebration" and well worth the money."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Was everything as advertised Looking forward to my next dinning experience"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Nobody brings a steak to the table like Ruth's Chris...nobody. Always consistent. Extraordinary food. Exceptional service."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I have eaten at almost every steak house in Austin, and the Ribeye I had at Ruth's Chris was the best steak I've had in the 15 years I've lived here. All the sides were excellent. Our waitress was outstanding and didn't hover over us like they do in too many Austin restaurants. I will go back again and again, budget allowing."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a great meal with excellent service. The steaks were fantastic as was the creamed spinach, lobster macaroni and sweet potato casserole!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "First time at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Austin. I thought the Dallas location would be hard to beat--but Austin comes out ahead in my book! Great ambiance, food and outstanding service. I will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Superb service Wine price for a glass of wine 4 times value Loud and tables too squeezed together, stale bread, overly salted fish, steaks ok Side dishes seem like diner food, mashed potatoes likely from a box mix. Salad ok. Way over priced for vslue."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We go to Ruth's Chris for the steaks. Period. They are so tender you barely have to chew. Great drinks, but the bar needs to use drunken cherries in their Manhattans, not those awful bright red maraschinos!!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "That was what I was told when I attempted to order a featured drink special, being served at Ruth's Chris all across the U.S. and featured on the company website. Service was strange: efficient but not particularly warm or friendly - across the board."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Friday night was a special night... My wifes' company Christmas party was in full swing but their menu left something to be desired...Ifigured that in advance and made reservations here as a surprise...Little did I know we would have 2 extra guests...Ruth Chris accomodated us even though there were 4 of us and we got there early... David, our host, was the most knowledgeable and friendly person I have met in any restaurant and I frequent restaurants 5-6 days a week all over the world...As suspected the dinner we all had was wonderful and very tasty...The prices are not cheap but not out of line with other high-end eateries..."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Love the sizzling steaks. Great service. Great ambiance. Always a winner."
    Dined on 11/27/2013