Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.net/
  • Phone: 4236025900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 2:45pm; Dinner Nightly: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Roger Burrows
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ruth"s Chris Steak House - Chattanooga offers a wide variety of private dining options. From intimate luncheons to extravagant cocktail parties to networking breakfasts and client dinners, Ruth’s Chris will ensure your next event is a great success. Private party accommodations for 10-400 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Winn Delugas 4236025900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-75 & Shallowford Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking nightly (dinner service only).
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga
The Ruth’s Chris tradition of custom-aged, USDA prime steaks, served with the signature sizzle and legendary hospitality, thrives in Chattanooga. Start your unforgettable dining experience with the signature Shrimp Remoulade, featuring chilled jumbo shrimp and a classic Creole house-made dressing. For your entree, indulge in an extraordinary cut of steak such as the tender, juicy Filet or a classic New York Strip. If it’s seafood you fancy, indulge in a fresh Maine lobster. Unwind with a selection from the award-winning wine list and enjoy the warm and inviting dining room atmosphere, and you’ll quickly be reminded why the Ruth’s Chris brand is synonymous with refined taste, exceptional service, and top notch cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (71)romantic (39)notable wine list (23)fit for foodies (18)great for lunch (13)good for groups (12)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Excellent Food
    RSEheart
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As always the ribeye was perfection. The only disappointment to my wife was Key Lime pie was not on the dessert menu. She had some at the Ruth Chris in Grand Rapids, MI and was exceelent. She was hoping for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Main course not warm enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Gumbo soup was delicious, service and ambiance terrific! My only complaint is that my husband's dish (pork chop) and my own (shrimp and crab cakes) could have been served warmer. He changed his up by substituting sauted mushrooms over the chop, rather than apples, and the mushrooms were great and piping hot....perhaps the rest of the foot grew less-than-warm while waiting for the mushrooms to be ready.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong at Ruth's Chris
    rabbitt
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love a great steakhouse, and that's what Ruth's Chris is....a great steakhouse. However, I had the Oysters Rockefeller and was shocked at how GOOD this was....at a Chattanooga steakhouse! In addition, the steak, spinach, onion rings, and mashed potatoes were all very very good. We had Jeremy as our server, and he was very attentive, made great recommendations, and very friendly. Can't go wrong at Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service was awesome.
    Angel7399
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I would recommend the restaurant to anyone. It was absolutely amazing. Service was great. Everyone was very professional. I can't wait to go back. That was our third time dining there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dannyboy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I and many of my friends and aquaintances do not understand why this restaurant was located at the mall instead of downtown and/or on the River. The added atmospere would have really made it a big hit. The food and service are as good as Knoxville, for example, but the location in Knoxville would cause me to drive the 100 miles for a personal event over the Chattanooga location, in fact we have done just that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific steaks
    megsbug
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food was great, steaks practically melt in your mouth, best steak I've ever eaten. Service was great. Went with a gift card. They overcharged the amount and i didn't discover it til the next day, otherwise it was a nice experience. Will be back for lunch just with less money on my gift card than i expected.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Pricey Food
    Jimmo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was our first experience with this Ruth's location. The room was very nice, and the service (David) was outstanding - perhaps the best we've ever had in Chattanooga. We both had the pre-fix dinner, hers was filet and shrimp and mine was filet and lobster tail. The steak house salads were excellent and the steaks were both prepared as ordered and were very good. Sides were creamed spinach which was excellent and fingerling potatoes which were overpowered by the sauce. The shrimp and the lobster were both slightly over cooked but would have been ok had it not been for a heavy dose of paprika - we won't order those again, they would have been much better if simply broiled and served plain. Overall, nice for a once-in-a-while occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    HopeToReturn
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Celebrated daughter's birthday here. It is a rare gem to find a restaurant with superb food, outstanding service and excellent atmosphere. Ruth's Chris, Chattanooga hit every category on the mark, exactly! From valet, hostess, server and manager, this group was perfect! Food was absolutely wonderful from salad to dessert! Can't praise this dining experience enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch Menu Is Great!
    Runner05
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was thrilled to find out that our local Ruth's Chris restaurant was open for lunch. The food was fantastic! The service was even better. I will definitely be dining again there soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    iVol
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second time dining at Ruth's Chris' and the experience was just as good as the first. The steaks were cooked to perfection, the ambiance was relaxing, and the wait staff was accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Waiter in training was slow and somewhat inattentive. Drinks were especially slow to be served.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as USUAL
    spike
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The best Birthday MEAL EVER!!!! We will come back time after time after time..."NEW AGE" Steak restaurants can NOT TOUCH the quality and experience you get at RUTH's CHRIS!! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Below standard
    Luvgreatfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have dined at many Ruth's Chris restaurants and expect great food and great service. This restaurant has a long way to go. The facility is great but the food and service were not great. I did not eat half of my food and no one even cared to ask why. Service was very poor. Not worth the trip or the money.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebration
    MRIT
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were celebrating my son's 18th birthday and brought him and his girlfriend. It was there first visit at Ruth's Chris and they had an awesome time. Loved the food and the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food and service was great. the special touches were wonderful
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak
    Phil
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Best steak ever. Only thing you need to get is a salad and a filet. Forget the sides and do not get the barbecue shrimp appetizer. Service rocks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    Bert
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ruth Chris is a wonderful place to dine. I would recommend to all my family and friends. The service and waitresses are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was exquisite
    wray
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We went for our anniversary. The server brought out some 'Happy Anniversary' confetti and sprinkled on the table. We received a complimentary dessert that came out on a plate with 'Happy Anniversary' written in chocolate. The service was wonderful. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service was great
    Beezer
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As expected they delivered excellent food and service. By far this chain flies high above others, but keep in mind, it is a splurge event if you are not well paid. The acoustics are well, perfect, you would swear the place was empty but not so. It is a pleasure to be able to talk to your table mates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DrRuxpin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food A+++++ Service A+++++ We enjoyed our experience at Ruth Chris Chattanooga.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    tastetester
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Pleasant, attentive staff. Made celebrating our move to TN special. Excellent meal...large portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RUTH'S CHRIS IS OVER-RATED
    DISAPPOINTED
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    WE WERE DISAPPOINTED IN THE FOOD. THE BREAD WAS SERVED COLD, THE LOBSTER BITS APPETIZER WAS STRINGY AND TOUGH, AND MOST DISAPPOINTING WAS THE FILET, WHICH DID NOT LOOK LIKE A FILET, WAS EVIDENTLY AN END PIECE, AND CONTAINED GRISTLE AROUND THE EDGES. AT THE PREMIUM PRICES CHARGED, ONE WOULD THINK THIS RESTAURANT WOULD DO A MUCH BETTER JOB WITH THEIR FOOD SELECTION AND PREP.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful night
    Fulltummy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The entire night was fantastic! Food was out of this world! Service was exceptional as well. Couldn't have been a better night. I proposed to my beautiful lady also!!! She said YES!! Thank you for a great night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    will2eat
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal. Great place with a good atmosphere. Food was excellant and more than we could finish.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality in pricing
    Tastetest
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Service was nice. Bread was very good! I appreciated the waiter giving us plenty of it, although he was not as vibrant as more memorable waiters (not a big deal though). The food didn't take long and was very hot which I appreciated since I'm a slow eater. I did not order steak, which is their specialty, because I really wanted chicken. So, excluding the steak, I felt that the price of the food was not justified by the quality/taste of the food. Trust me, the chicken was good (soft and juicy), just not amazing. The "garlic" mashed potatoes tasted like boxed potato flakes and were low on salt. Salad had iceberg lettuce (not impressed) which was wilted.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruth's Chris Review
    sm49
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent food, iPad menu was a visual benefit. Good service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruths Chris
    DavisVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Always good food and service. Steaks excellent. Had a great ribeye cooked to my taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday fun
    Happy627meal
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Was a great experience for daughters birthday snd the serverEddie was the BEST
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant
    darlindixe
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our server Tristan was super and the visit by Chef Randy was awesome!!! They made our anniversary special and one we shall remember. I promise you we will be back sooner than a year from now.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    DJHub
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had lunch there for my gran daughters birthday. They made it special for her and she loved it. First time to have lunch there and it was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Everything!
    SmokinButterfly
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We were celebrating birthdays and father's days and it was definitely memorable. The server was very informative and personable but not over the top. We felt like she genuinely cared about our experience at Ruth's. My family had never been to this restaurant and was blown away by it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over-cooked
    J62M
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I have eaten at Ruth Chris many times in other locations around the country. This visit my steak was over-cooked. I wanted medium well and the menu said that would be a pink center, no pink and over-cooked. The steak was not the normal Ruth Chris quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gov. peay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I have eaten at 3 of the RC restaurants - the one in Metairie, LA about 25 years ago, the one in midtown New Orleans 16 years ago (may be the original, closed now, I think), and the one in Chattanooga. That's few times, a long span. The experience was similar at all 3. The food is very good. Of course steak is their signature product and very good. I've never had their seafood, poultry/pork, or desserts. The salads and appetizers, and vegetables are very good. Wine is good. The prices are high - not moderate, not other worldly high. It is pretty much an a la carte menu. Because of the portion sizes, essentially 50 to 100% more than most people eat, the prices are not excessive. I rate it as a 4 to 4 1/2 star restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dinner
    foodieTn
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Celebrated our Anniversary by going to Ruth Crist Restaurant. We have wanted to try since they came to the area. We had a great experience our server was attentive but not intrusive. Food was very good, nicely presented. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 256 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga reviews archive.
  • Tons of food
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The portion sizes are huge. Steaks came out sizzling - maybe just a tad too hot. My steak was medium but I ordered medium rare - still tasted fabulous. Service is fabulous. Found out after we got our meal - you need to split a dinner because the amount of food is really more than one person should eat. Every side dish is enough for two. Everything is delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not fit for Human consump.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I usually do not complain about restaurants , when food is not absolutely tops. But when I pay at least 3 times what I pay to get a great meal, steak, at say Longhorn, and theres are great, I expect to get great food and service. This was my wife and I"s first time at YOUR steakhouse. Our Steaks were very tough and fatty ,just greasy. I chewed about half of my steak, for a while and finally layed it on the side of my plate because I could not swallow it. The onion rings were very heavy and greasy. The service was at best average, We were constantly waiting for refills , even asking for them.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Exquisite as usual
    DuaneGVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Everything you'd expect from Ruth's Chris. The staff is excellent and attentive to every detail. Very quick to learn regular customers and their desires. Impressive staff! Great location!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for a special dinner
    Hungry2
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    When I made my reservation, I told the restaurant that it was for a birthday. They put confetti on our table and offered a complimentary dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Graduation Luncheon!
    MaryR
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We booked a table for Sunday afternoon following a high school graduation. The food was delicious and the atmosphere perfect for a special occasion. While Ruth's Chris can be pricey for dinner, the lunch menu is quite reasonable and provides a wide variety of dishes for all tastes. The restaurant even sprinkled confetti in the shape of stars and mortar board hats on the table in honor of our graduates, who were thrilled. We look forward to visiting again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent chain
    EmanVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Knoxville version of ruth chris is much better...Caesar salad had a crisp that tasted stale, though the dressing was good, but no offer of fresh ground pepper. Steak under seasoned and of the three at the table, none were cooked to the requested temps. The side items were generally very good but the shoestring potatoes came out cold. Our waitress had to be asked for a steak knife and had trouble keeping wine and water glasses full....where was her assist? There was a little stand with silverware and water right next to the table so it was busy in our corner...we won't return to here- would much rather travel a bit further to Knoxville...ruth Chris can be so much better than this...
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    • Noise LevelModerate