Ruth's Chris Steak House - Birmingham
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Birmingham

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Birmingham

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ruthschris.net/reservations/birmingham/
  • Phone: 2058799995x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room Hours:
    Lunch Served Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM
    Dinner Served Nightly: 3 PM – 10 PM
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    2014 Special Holiday Hours:
    Thanksgiving: 11 AM – 9 PM
    Christmas Eve: 11 AM – 10 PM
    Christmas Day: 11 AM – 9 PM
    New Years Eve: 11 AM – Midnight
    New Years Day: 11 AM – 10 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chef Stephen Adams
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Numerous private dining options for groups from 10 to 300 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining at Ruth's Chris is the perfect choice. Whatever the occasion, Ruth's professional staff will make your private dining experience a memorable one - whether it's a business gathering, a family celebration, or anything in between. Your local Private Dining Manager will be glad to review your needs, work with you to select the right room and configuration, accommodate your A/V needs, and can even help enhance your event with special linens, lighting floral arrangements and more. Simply contact the Private Dining Manager directly.
  • Private Party Contact: Maddie Kern (205) 879-9996x
  • Entertainment: Ruth’s Hour
    Join us for Ruth’s Hour and experience Ruth’s Chris Steak House at prices that sizzle with savings. Monday – Thursday from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

    Click the link below to view the menu:
    http://ruthschris.net/ruthshour/birmingham/
  • Special Events: Visit us at http://ruthschris.net/events to view our special menus and events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 31 & Hwy 280
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self-parking is available at all times in the restaurant & hotel parking lot. Complimentary Valet services are available after 5pm.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Birmingham
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Birmingham, Alabama is situated in the lobby of the Embassy Suites hotel conveniently located just off the Red Mountain Expressway between the Homewood and Mountain Brook neighborhoods. Deep, rich reds with accents of teal and copper predominate the steakhouse dining room while the dense foliage of the open atrium hotel envelops our restaurant in an air of casual elegance.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Birmingham reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (30)romantic (11)notable wine list (11)good for groups (7)fit for foodies (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • perfect lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The wait staff was very attentive, and the food was amazing. If was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent,attentive & delicious
    Tgpharm
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The wait staff, hostesses , chef made the whole experience very enjoyable. Got to catch up with some old colleagues . Food was delicious . Made for a great business environment and we were able to build new relationships with people from our team . One of our party was eatin at RC's for 1st time. Asked when we were coming back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Not something I could or would do often, but if you want treat a lady to a special night out, this is a good way to go. The service was perfect. We never wanted for anything and there was no hovering. We sat and enjoyed our meal over two and a half hours and there was no feeling of being rushed. The food was excellent! Just remember, if you order steak, don't touch the plate; 500 degrees will leave a mark.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was absolutely the best steak I've ever had!!!! Tender enough to cut with a fork. A bit pricier than expected was the only drawback.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Chris the waiter was great!!! Steak was worth every penny. Great service all around
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to discuss business
    Paperpusher
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We chose this restaurant to have an atmosphere that is quiet enough to discuss business. We were not disappointed, the wait staff was professional, courteous and very patient. The wine suggestion was great, the food was delicious. We felt no pressure get out of the way after finishing our meal. We were able to continue to discuss business uninterrupted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place bring wallet
    foodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great place to eat. Food and service is excellent but restaurant could use a little up dating. Quiet expensive so bring your big wallet
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive doesn't = great
    Sg1bham
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Ruth's Chris is a dining destination, a special occasion restaurant. The quality of the ingredients was excellent. Unfortunately, they were so heavily salted and buttered, I couldn't taste the food itself. The shrimp and green beans were rendered inedible by the salt. Even the butter for the bread was excessively salty. The exception was the salad, which was crisp and fresh. But I ordered my dressing on the side. My husband's salad was dressed, and the amount of dressing overwhelmed the salad. Overall, I would not choose to return. If I did go back, I would be certain to ask that my food be prepared with no added salt and as little butter/oil as possible.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Wdc1906
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Wonderful as always . I love this place. Saw an old friend there
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressed!
    Kcp1963
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Loved the big selection on menu. Lots of fresh seafood items, steaks, something for everyone. Liked the fixed price menu with appetizer/salad, meat and side. Great selection of mixed drinks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Hollah
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We always appreciate the great service at Ruth's Chris. Juan was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Fun
    AlabamaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We celebrated a family birthday with 8 guest and our meal was delightful. Good food. Good service. Great wine list! We dine here frequently and it is consistently good in every aspect. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and mediocre
    BHMGourmet
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Steaks are OK but nothing special (Prime but not dry-aged) given the price . Sides are great and the spicy lobster bites app is really good. Service is good but a little impersonal at times. For what you spend in one trip to Ruth's Chris, you could almost go to Highlands twice and the latter is in a far better league. I'd recommend going about 30 other places in Birmingham before I would recommend RC.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday celebration
    Disneylovers
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Excellent food and service. The lobster bites were awesome. Food was cooked perfectly. Our waiter was always there without being intrusive. Our family had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Enjoyed my 24th birthday!!! Very romantic and calming!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 218 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Birmingham reviews archive.
  • Cost not worth the service and food
    Bw12344
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went to Ruth Chris for my 8 year wedding anniversary. We were very disappointed in the service and the small portions of food. Our steak was not cooked to the temperature we both requested. I wanted medium well, and it was more like well done. My wife wanted well done and got a piece of black charcoal.we could have went to Logan's steakhouse and got the same food and service for a lot less the180.00.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special thanks to Juan, our server.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We had 3 people for a working dinner -- he was aware of our plans & his level of attention was perfect for our needs. Table was out of traffic & perfect.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Satisfaction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were pleased all around. The food was great, wait staff attentive and we saw several friends that we had not seen in a long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice but...
    DrWho
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Because of meetings, we often eat at Ruth Chris in Huntsville and love it. Since we live in Birmingham. we thought we would try the one here for lunch. The food was fine but not as good as what we have had in Huntsville. It was all okay but just nothing to get excited about or to go out of your way to try. Perhaps our expectations were too high.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad
    MikeO101VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food, service, and surroundings where sub par and not close to every Ruth Chris I have eaten at. Wouldn't go back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid if you have a dairy allergy
    nodairy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife's steak was excellent but I can't have red meat or dairy so I ordered halibut with crab, sans butter sauce, and asked to have the chef do something without dairy. What came out was dry fish with dry crab chunks. The crab tasted OK but the fish tasted old and tired. I couldn't eat it so they took it off of the check. The waiter and manager apologized but there weren't many options. The salad was great. The spinach was good. The bread was fine. My wife's flourless chocolate espresso cake and my sorbet were excellent. Waiter was great. Either the chef doesn't know how to cook without butter or he was off for the night, or you don't need a chef to prepare perfectly timed steaks. My wife may go back but it wouldn't make sense for me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    wenmc
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Ruth's Chris is consistently wonderful and a great treat for family or friends. The staff are always top notch and we are so grateful to have such a special restaurant in our neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went for steak and quite frankly the steak was the best in town as always.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steaks and Wines!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Wonderful Evening, great bone-in Ribeye cooked to perfection! The chop house Salad is unique as it is delectible as well! Paul our waiter was very attentive and had me wanting for nothing. Would definiately go again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good steaks!
    IronDuke
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    steaks (ribeye & filet) were excellent, harvest salad was fair, bread pudding was very good, server was attentive but overly-talkative; pricey!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    Tasteful
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    When we dine at Ruth's Chris we always have great food. Their steaks are some of the best in town. I would recommend this restuarant to anyone wanting to have a good meal and a little quiiet time. Our waiter Paul was very knowledgable and very attentive. Prices are a little higher but the food and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We enjoy eating here because the food is excellent and because we are also staying at the hotel, just have to come down the elevator to get there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Ruth's Chris
    Smitty
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Consistent quality and good service. This is my "go-to" spot for special occasions. It's certainly more expensive than your average chain, but that's kind of the point, right? Everything has always run like clockwork at this restaurant and I have been coming here for many years - everything from reservations until I pick up my car with the valet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It never fails
    MrTasteAndSee
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    It never fails...we have came to Ruth's Chris last year by an invite from a good friend and we have been hooked since! BEST food this side of the Mississippi!Great service! We will be back again and again and again!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strike Two
    4datenights
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was my second time going to the Ruth's Chris in Bimrongham and I was pretty disappointed both times. Despite the fact that we saw many other couples come and go, we waited for nearly twenty minutes after our reservation time before they called our name to be seated. Our waiter was friendly but not very attentive or helpful. The food was fine although it too took a long time. The restaurant is in the center of a hotel lobby and the atmosphere is far too casual for the food and prices. There were people in the bar wearing overalls, cowboy hats, and shouting at a basketball game on the TV. The restaurant was loud and we were seated very close to another table despite there being plenty of other tables available.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks Again
    Skip
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was excellent as usual. We eat at Ruth's Chris about 4 times a year (usually for family birthdays). This was the first time I thought the service was below par. We saw very little of the waiter and waited a good while for our table to be cleared. They were very crowded (proms) and may have been a little understaffed for the night. I certainly plan to return for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Terrific as always! Food and service were perfect. Very friendly staff also. There may be higher rated restaurants in Birmingham but there are none better.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    shsdl2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our waiter was very knowledgeable about all of the different menu items. He was a great waiter! The food was amazing and the steak melted in your mouth. We will definitely be taking another trip to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    grateful
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    our head waiter was paul. he was fabulous and was intent on seeing that we were cared for. his team was efficient and courteous. we could not have had a better experience. we had made reservations but had no idea we would have a "private area" by the waterfall. we felt as if we had a private room. it was beautiful. i had never been to this location, but chose it based on a reccomendation from a friend. we were pleased, delighted, and grateful. there were 8 of us celebrating a uab graduation. the special dessert for our graduate was a wonderful surprise and enjoyed. best decaf coffee i had ever had, and i drink a lot of coffee. loved the french press!! paul took photos for us and was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb experience
    Jaglvr
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Ruth's Chris is, for us, a "go-to" destination when we're looking to make an evening special, or to commemorate a special occasion. They didn't disappoint when we visited the restaurant for my wife's birthday. They were ready for us as we arrived for our reservation; we were promptly seated at a booth in the atrium. We heartily recommend the fried oyster appetizer, and our entrees (mixed grill for her, salmon filet w/cajun seasonings for me) were perfect. Our server, Joe, was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was excellent. Pricey but worth it; this is one of the best dining experiences to be had in the area.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a wonderful experience as usual with Ruth's Chris - service was excellent, food wonderful - the only slight issue we had was with the our leftovers that we asked to be packed up - One of the dishes - the sweet potato casserole that my Mother had - was not placed in the to-go bag she was handed and she didn't notice this until the went to rewarm the food yesterday - she was disappointed as that is her favorite side item at Ruths, but she did have her fried oysters and lamb chops to eat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service could have been better
    BhamladyVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We eat at Ruth Chris a lot during the year and did so on Easter. The food was great, but the service was well below par compared to past visits. We had to wait 25 minutes after our salads were taken away to get our entree. We made reservations for after 1:30 pm thinking we would avoid the rush and the restaurant was not even half full. Not sure what the problem was because our server has been there for a long time. We had to ask twice when we would receive our main dish and he didn't seem too concerned that we had waited so long. There were several tables that arrived after we did that got there food 20 minutes before we did. We will be back but will want a different server.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesn't stack up to other RC's
    BruceincharlotteVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Started with the Tomato Mozzarella. The slices of tomato looked good until you peeked underneath and found that they were not ideal. Maybe it's the wrong season but I have higher expectations when three slices of tomato and three slices of mozzarella cheese are $12. As well, the "fresh basil" seemed not as fresh as I expected. I've made way better myself. The petite filet was perfect. Rare as ordered and tender. Potatoes Lyonnaise were in a small puddle of butter but were tasty. I was staying in the Embassy Suites and in my room was a $52 deal for a three course meal. There was nothing about that when I got to the Ruth's Chris menu and I really did not feel like bringing it up.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not very good
    Gene
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Overall we were very disappointed with this dining experience. The steak was cut unevenly and not a very good cut (tough). We have gotten a much better ribeye for $20 at a lower end restaurant. Definitely not worth $140. The waiter was a little disappointing as well because he never asked my wife how her meal was, he only communicated with me. I did let them know that I did not enjoy my meal and never offered to reduce my bill and contact the manager. I could have pressed them a little but chose just pay the bill and get out. On a positive note, the sautéed spinach was good. But overall ... disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    lapizz3VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The restaurant has good decor and ambiance and the wait staff was excellent. The only negative was my dish, which was lamb chops. They were average. The seasoning was not up to par and they were very tough. Other than that everything was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet