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: 4107830033x
  • 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 - Lynette Haynie 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (79)romantic (56)notable wine list (34)good for groups (27)fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Our wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We got to the table at 530 and paul our waiter was exceptional and was very helpful because it was our first time there I will go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Nuck321
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    AS always the service and food were great. The restaurant was clean and did I mention the service was great!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    mtiley
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had an a great time everything was perfect! This was my birthday dinner and first time there!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continued Disappointment
    DowntownJonVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My friends rave about Ruth's Chris so every once in awhile I give them another try (different locations). The downtown Baltimore location is worn and tired. This place looks like a bad dream from the 1980s. Corporate should give this place a review and a through cleaning. I've had very bad luck with meals at Ruth's. The food was much better here than previous dinings, but it was nothing to write home about. (My wife had the salmon and loved it. ) There's not an inventive selection on the menu. The steaks come covered on a sizzling platter like a slab of grease has been applied. I don't understand that experience at all. No issues withe the service which was very attentive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Possibly the best meal I have ever had. And I have been around. everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice job
    Alex
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We frequent the steak house in Baltimore about a dozen times a year. This was an excellent visit and the 6 oz steak that we got with the Restaurant Week promo was awesome. Service was good although we almost got charged for the included dessert. Otherwise, we will be back for a non - promo visit because the food and service is always top nothc.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always have great, quality food!!!!
    ReLane
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The meal was excellent( I had halibut, my mother had filet). Crab cake was the best I've ever had. Everything was perfection. The service, our waitor, all the food and dessert. Worth every dime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Pleasant Experience
    MrsCG
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We took our 84 year old neighbor because she loves steaks and had never been to Ruth's Chris. She was so happy and thoroughly enjoyed her.first visit. We all had a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It doesn't have to be a special occasion; Ruth's Chris makes every time special. Looking at the dark wood and the chandeliers is such a wonderful way to spend the time it takes to be served. There is no doubt the staff wants your experience to be perfect. They never hover, but they observe. The waiters are knowledgable about the background of the restaurant. When we mentioned how much we were impressed by our first waiter, years ago. this one knew his name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Weave
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    First time to a Ruth's Chris. The food was wonderful. The only down side was the conversation at the next table was a bit loud and colorful. This took a little away from the ambience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Younglove
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food is amazing service was ok. The server was rushed and had a lot of tables so the restaurant should have handled that but it was great and our server was very nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Mike
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Outstanding food and service. Often during Restaurant Week we are disappointed with the quality of the food; however, we had an awesome experience on Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent service
    lucky
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Dennis was geeat. Checked on us offered dessert and made recommendation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it.
    Awful
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If anyone knows how to make great steaks, it's Ruth's Chris. Perfection everytime.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak and sides
    Golfdelgen
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Our meals were excellent but the service was a little off because they were understaffed for the evening. Having said that, the staff was very courteous and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Russ
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I had told the young lady who called to confirm our reservation that it was our anniversary and when we arrived we were greeted with well wishes for our celebration, the waiter wished us happy anniversary, there were rose petals on the table and a complimentary desert to share. Through out the evening the attentiveness of our server was just right, there when you needed him and always with a pleasant thought and helpful hints. It turned out to be one of our most remarkable evenings. The food was wonderful, as always, the service personable and friendly and the appreciation of our celebration made for the perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love, love, love this place........
    Esha777
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I went ruth Chris for our anniversary and we loved it. Food was great, ambiance was great, and the staff was unbelievable. Everything about ruth Chris was great and I would go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AS ALWAYS A DELIGHT
    Hipmarge
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    As always a delightful experience. From the beginning to the end it was perfect. The wait staff is impeccable, very friendly and helpful in suggestions for dinner. This is my go to restaurant for those who have never been. I am never disappointed in anything about a visit to Ruth's Chris. I must say that my favorite thing about Ruth's Chris next to the wonderful food is that you are never rushed and you can enjoy every morsel of food even to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal & outstanding service
    Jw79
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had table of eight and were well taken care of . Food was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • denism
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. It is a classic steakhouse of the finest traditions. The woodwork and décor, the general ambiance, the very high standards of service and the superb steaks make this a fabulous occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food and service was fantastic. Our server, Nicole was awesome. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    Capecodder66
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    As always, the steaks at Ruth's Chris hit the spot. Always delicious and cooked to order. Not an everyday dinner spot as it will sit you back a few dollars, but worth the every once in awhile get away
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • living up to its reputation
    steaklover
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Ruth Chris is quite possibly the greatest food and service combination I have ever had. We went for our 10 year anniversary. The food was cooked perfectly. The timing of the service was impeccable. We truly felt special from the time we pulled up and the valet parking,to the time we left and were greeted by the manager. It was worth every penny, and definitely lived up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Ruth Chris Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have had the opportunity to visit other locations over the years and this Ruth Chris is the best ever!! It began with a welcome that made you feel expected like one of the family. Mark was our server and he was professional yet personable. The food was fantastic and with that said the chef stopped by to make sure we enjoyed the meal. To finally the manager who made sure the experience was flawless. Overall this location should be the standard that others should try and learn from.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical
    FalconVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Typical Ruth Chris nothing special. No parking so must use valet. Restaurant needs refurb.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • consistently excellent
    davidVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed a birthday dinner. We were greeted warmly, promptly escorted to a romantic table and received excellent service throughout the evening. The food at Ruth's Chris is always tasty, served hot and aesthetically presented. We look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Place
    Iluvlucy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The hostess was very understanding that we were late and she held our reservation for us. The staff was very polite. Gregg our server was awesome. He was very knowledgable about the wine. Excellent choice on the wine Gregg, thanks. The food was perfect. The steaks were cooked the way we ordered and served at just the right time, which allowed us to enjoy the wine. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. Thank you for a great dinning experience. We are already talking about going back. A little pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a Birthday
    JoshHundley
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This place is a good one stop shop for popular delicate treats. The grill and the steak are their tent pole. They bring in blue points, and the bbq shrimp was delicious, if not a dollar or tow extra. We had the Parduxx blend. It was pretty fantastic. The banana foster is delicious and the table side preparation has quite the dramatic flare.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a special gathering
    DPope
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We had a quasi-business meeting among family and our financial advisor. Great petite filet, wine selection & ambiance. Service was prompt and discreet. Terrific location! Would not go there for a date, but for a nice social gathering, it works.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    food was very tasty, but service was slow when we wanted another bottle of wine with meal. the bottle didnt come until the end of the meal, so we sent it back and got after dinner drinks instead.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    While a bit on the pricey side, the food was amazing ~ from the oysters to salads to the yummy sides and ribeye steak that was cooked to perfection! Lovely for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have eaten at Ruths Chris many times. I have never had a bad meal or bad service. I will always go back when I want a great steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DissapointedVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had a truly great meal. We had come the night before and had a great time so we came back again on Friday. THe food is outstanding and the service was first class -- Steve Hill gets our vote every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite
    RuthsChrisFan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    There is nothing like a Ruth's Chris Steak--but this time, we tried the stuffed roast chicken. It was very flavorful and tasty. It was Mother's day and my wife was given roses and a $25.00 gift certificate for a future visit. Excellent bartender Leander served us prior to our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Most
    Worldtaster
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    All are not created equal, this spot at the Harbor location is proof. Bar is active but not crazy load. Excellent service and for whatever reason, much better execution on the food selections. Much better overall than the Water Street location, but is a bit more modern in design. Steaks are always star here, love matching up a medium rare rib eye with some truffle fries for the best Steak Frites in BMore. They are here to please, so just ask, they are very helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wine tasting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Attended a wine tasting dinner. The chef was able to prepare creative dishes that are not on the menu. Wonderful! The setting was intimate and the general manager was integral in the success of the evening.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wendyr
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Scott was a remarkable server. It was my boyfriends birthday dinner. Scott catered to my daughter. Very nice
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good food
    Foodlover21210
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Except for a slightly disappointing bananas foster, we had another great meal at Ruth's Chris. Great service. Delicious steaks.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Experience
    MikePHX
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    There's nothing quite like the feeling that you've come to a familiar place, even if it's your first time. Ruths Chris has managed to do just that. I always know that no matter where, I'm getting the best. We had our usual porterhouse for two, broccoli, potatoes, and a couple of drinks. All was done to perfection. The service was superb...attentive, but never invasive or rushed. The location is ok with valet parking. Inner harbor is not the place to look for parking so don't bother.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1010 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baltimore reviews archive.
  • Fun family Easter dinner
    Familyfun
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have a big family and decided on this restaurant for Easter dinner for 13. My wife is recovering from a torn ACL When we arrived we were advised that the elevator to the the second floor dining room was inoperable--steps were not an option for her. The staff quickly set up their private dining room for us on the first floor that worked out perfectly especially since we also had three of our grandchildren with us. The quality of the food as well as service predictably was excellent. This restaurant consistently delivers. Our server was great interacting with our young grandchildren while being attentive to the needs of the adults. Good time had by all.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.