Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baltimore
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baltimore

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris-waterst.com/
  • Phone: (410) 783-0033
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining Manager - Mary Tirabassi Callan - 410.783.0033

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baltimore
Expect nothing less than an extraordinary meal and first-class service from one of the most outstanding prime steak houses in the world: Ruth's Chris Steak House. Among the most distinctive dining destinations in the area. At Ruth's Chris Steak House your service will always be first class-attentive but never fussy.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)romantic (52)notable wine list (29)good for groups (28)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • My son chose your restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    My son chose your restaurant to celebrate his 21st Birthday. I drove in from NY and I have to say it was very much worth the trip. The entire staff was very friendly and professional, but making us feel welcome at the same time. Service is so important as well as the food, I couldn't decide which was better. Thank you for making the night special for us
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • birthday
    seattle
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We went here during restaurant week for my boyfriend's birthday. It's the best steak we've ever had. And for $30 a person for a three course meal during restaurant week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    waitress really didn't show us the hospitality like the Ruth's in Tyson's Corner or the one in Crystal City
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful 1st experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I've always wanted to dine at Ruth Chris. I had the opportunity to experience it during restaurant week. The 6oz petite filet was amazingly tender & flavorful, as well as the sautéed mushrooms. The regular menu price point is prohibitive for me unless it's a special occasion, but I look forward to dinner there again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations are meaningless
    TooSaxyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My low marks for service do not reflect the waiter's performance, rather for the extremely long wait to be seater. We had reservations for 9pm and arrived at about 8:50. The hostess informed us that we will be seated closer to 9pm because they are a little behind; not a problem. At 9:10 I inquired about our reservation. The hostess had no idea how long the wait would be with another 8 parties to be seated before us. After another 15 minutes I followed up about our reservation. We were to be next. Yet another couple was seated before us. If we are not next, don't tell us we are next in line. We were finally seated shortly after 9:30. We will not remember how good the filet mignon was rather how long we had to wait to be seated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a Good Experience
    winofoodie1231VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Perhaps we should have known better than to go here during restaurant week, but since we have been to other restaurants during this time without any problems, we figured this would be similar. Unfortunately it was not. We had a reservation for 8:15p.m. and did not get seated until 9:00p.m. When we finally did get seated, our seafood gumbo had no seafood and when my boyfriend mentioned there was no shrimp in his, the server brought him a lukewarm cup of shrimp and told him to add it to the soup. We both ordered the filet minion cooked medium - they looked completely different and both were more well, but based on the shrimp experience did not think it was worth it to send it back. For a $100 meal, it was extremely disappointing overall.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My experience at Ruth's Chris
    bjfoodie
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My husband and I made reservation for 7. When we arrived the restaurant was packed(resLouisiana week), expected. It took them about 15 mins to seat us. We were seated upstairs and told our waiter will be right with us. It wasn't long to before our waiter greeted us and took our order. We were served our first course, which was the steak house salad and lousiana gumbo. Second course, pork chop, stuffed chicken breast, and a fully loaded baked potatoe. Third course, was the sin full chocolate and New York cheese cake. Everything was great and service was outstanding. My husband and I will be sure to come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week 2014
    Finedine14
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I enjoy the salad and entree choices they offer for restaurant week but am always disappointed with the dessert. The cheesecake is chintzy and sort of blah tasting. I expect more from them.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Melt in your mouth steak.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The atmosphere and food are well worth a special treat. More often if you can afford too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    mlaupp
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I went with a group of 10 women this past Saturday evening and it was wonderful. I had never been to a Ruth's Chris steakhouse before. I will be going back, maybe on a date night with hubbie :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    KayKay
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I've been to a few Ruth Chris' thoughout the US and this one is by far the best one. The decor to the welcoming atmosphere you get when you walk in lets you know you made the right choice. Glad I was able to treat family to a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    lulu
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    WE WENT FOR MY SON'S BIRTHDAY DURING RESTAURANT WEEK AND HAD THE BEST TIME. Awesome service, upscale ambience and delicious food. Don't forget to order some sides for sharing. They're fabulous!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a pricey meal, but most
    BaltimoreLover
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    It's a pricey meal, but most definitely worth it for a special occasion. They have amazing service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall the restaurant was
    Halloween
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Overall the restaurant was nice. Once we captured their attention, the bartenders were great. The waiter was excellent. The only negative observation that I have is that it was very obvious that the hostess and security staff pre-judged certain individuals of African American descent. I eat out a lot (moderate and fining dinning). “ ................. I can’t say that we were actually welcomed in the place.” When we attempted to go into the Havana Club, the security staff looked for the smallest thing to stop us from going into the club. No problem, their lost !!!!!!! ( By the way, I consider myself a true professional in everything that I do, therefore, there was no reason to pre-judge me because of what I represent.)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dined here for restaurant
    Customer
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We dined here for restaurant week. The food and everything was excellent except I was disappointed to see that their entree only consisted of a 6oz steak. It would have been nice if they included a side of potatoes, vegitables or something.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIRST TIMER!
    DOUBLEDESERT
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    the food was amazing, the atmosphere was impressive, our waiter was most knowledgeable, and very personable. one of the best experiences i have had had in a long time. He made us feel very comfortable. The establishment was very clean, and extremely friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This is an accomplished restaurant. Very capable staff, quality food and a pleasant ambience made for an enjoyable dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I sent the steak back
    wawu
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My rib eye steak has too much fat. this was discussed with server that I don't like fatty steaks. they took it back and sent me a strip steak that was very good. it took entirely too long for second steak. the manager was very nice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was Perfect
    Eric
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Everything was perfect from the food to the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappoint Bday dinner
    dddkirkVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    My husband and I each ordered salads, only one was delivered. We flagged down a nearby waiter after waiting over 5 minutes to request the second salad and then we waited a total of 15 mins for it to be delivered. Our waiter did not appear to check on us during this time, we had to flag other staff. My husband and I also decided to split the 16oz T bone veal chop. At other RC restaurants, the waiter would offer to divide the entre to two at table side for us. Instead the entre was delivered rare, not med-well as requested, one plate and no waiter until 10 minutes after delivery. We decided to eat the meal as is since returning it would disrupt our guests meals with another delay. We were very disappointed
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Signature drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    This was my first time at this up-scale restaurant. I did not know what to expect. My party of four was greeted with a friendly staff from beginning to end, starting with the vale parking to our waiter. Matt was very knowledgeable about the history, menu and the wine list. It made our ordering very easy. He checked on us to make sure that we were comfortable and that the meal was good. The Pork chops was excellent, also the salmon and cream spinach. The Dirty CEO was one of the best martini's I every had. Now I am making that my signature drink. I will return to have my Dirty CEO.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melt in your mouth
    KDelish
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The steak and broiled tomato simply melt in your mouth. AMAZING! We had excellent service, even the manager stopped at our table to see how the meal was going for us. It's pricier than I typically can afford for dinner, but it's a steal and a must-go for restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Bdub
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    My first time at this restaurant. The food is incredible. The restaurant week deals really make it worth; I wouldn't be able to afford eating here otherwise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful dining experience
    Great
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Our party of 4 recently dined here to celebrate a birthday. There was bit of a wait but that was expected due to it being restaurant week. However, we were immediately acknowledged and the wait was explained satisfactorily. Once we were seated, the menu was explained to us and our drink orders were taken. The food was excellent, one of if not the best steak I've ever eaten. This place is wonderful and we will definitely visit Ruth Chris again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations Met
    Rickey
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    My most recent experience at Ruth's Chris was just as fantastic as every experience I have. The service and ambiance are as fantastic as the quality of the food. The manager made a personal visit to our table, and was very sincere in his demeanor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth Experienxe
    Kura
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Have been to the other Ruth Chris around the city and this one was by far the most elegant. Food wait was a little long considering the restaurant wasn't that packed for a Tuesday night, but service was great and food exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Value... for restaurant week
    MikeofBaltimore
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Got the filet, seafood gumbo, and cheesecake All excellent; ordered medium well, but it was more on the medium side
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    firstodine
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Although I had a reservation, I still had to wait about 10 to 15 minutes to be seated, but it was worth the wait. The waiters were excellent, the food was excellent. Although the mixed drink was not as strong as I would like, for the price, the overall experience was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very bad experience
    Nick
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I went to another location before just weeks before, there I was blown away by service, ambiance, class and how spectacular my meal was. I made my reservation for the Water Street location, expecting the same. I did not recieve the same. My waitor was classless, the server's spilled water on our table cloth, on my self and on my family member twice (he did not replace the soaked table cloth nor accomadate us with fresh napkins) The food did not sizzle when it came out and nor was it even hot. A family member of mine ordered a beer, not only did he not pour his beer into a glass for him, he took his glass before he could pour it himself. Crumbs were never swept. It was a mediocre experienceand not worth going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My gumbo was cold and so were
    Nelly
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My gumbo was cold and so were my side of potatoes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was okay
    Annabelle663
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    There was 4 of us that went during restaurant week, as we always do. I got the salmon, which was dry, and had no flavor. I got it 2 years ago, and it was great. My husband got the steak, which was good but rarer than what he asked for it to be. Our friends got the stuffed chicken breast which was excellent. The service was outstanding. Always refilling our glasses, or asking if we needed anything. It was overall a good experience, but we will try a different restaurant next year.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Carla
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I had heard so many good things abour Ruth Chris, so my husband and I decided to go during Restaurant Week, because we understood its a bit pricey. Well, we both were disappointed. I checked everywhere on line first to see what was included on the special and couldnt find it. The sides were not included which costs us an extra $19.00. Ridiculous. The food was so-so, bread was dry...our waiter kept forgetting to get us things we asked for....this was nothing to rave about and the portions were equivalent to a kids meal. Small, dry chicken breast and small salmon. Im sorry, I just know what all the talk is about. Our meal ended up being over $100. We will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    Expensivepoorservice
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This was during restaurant week usually we attend the Ruth's Chris in Annapolis. Much better service and food in Annapolis Ordered a lobster tail with the steak. When the the meal arrived it had the lemon on the plate. My steak ended up tasting like lemon. The waitress always reached across or over your food. NEVER said excuse me while preventing us from eating our food. I felt like we bothered her at her job. During Restaurant week in Annapolis one side order was always included. Not here. For a meal that cost over 160 for two people I will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • special occasion dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I had forgotten how much more ambiance this Ruth Chris has. Beautiful interior, attentive service and the normal good food one expects here added up to a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappointed with the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Always a wonderful dining experience at Ruth Chris....have recommended to so many people to go there for the best steaks !! Going back next weekend for my husband's birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Disapointed that there's a $19 charge extra for a diner for valentines day I eat at Ruth Chris several times a year from baltimore to Philadelphia Charlotte pikesville Orlando Coral Gables
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasions
    foodie
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Simple menu with excellent execution. Steak was cooked propeely; friendly and knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Insanely overpriced for what it is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We will not eat here again. We ordered calamari & oysters apps, & both came barely warm. Waiter apologized & ordered again. Calamari was piping hot, but oysters were just OK. Both ordered filet mignon, & they were superb. We asked for meat to be cooked medium rare plus, but they were medium rare minus at best. For steaks that cost $63ea from a place that specializes in beef, meat that is not cooked properly is inexcusable. With 2 apps, 6 drinks, 2 filet mignons, 1 coffee and 1 dessert, bill came to $250. If meat/apps had been perfect, no prob. Steak was worth $30, max. For a $250 meal, serving lukewarm apps that had been sitting on warming shelf is outrageous. Our waiter, Bernard, was terrific. He was not a wait staff drone and was fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My first visit...
    ThaHairGoddess
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I really was so excited to go to this restaurant but I really was not impressed. My husband loved his steak but I felt like everything else was just mediocre. The food and drinks were overpriced for what we ate but I have to say that the service was second to none. Great wait staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was prepared as ordered. The food was delicious. The server was attentive and pleasantly social.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.