Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chicago
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chicago

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/7734/Chicago
  • Phone: 3123212725
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;


    Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm;


    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jorge Fernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Chicago, IL - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ruth's Chris Steak House is the perfect location for your business meeting, cocktail reception, rehearsal dinner, birthday or anniversary party. Our private rooms can accommodate from 5 to 60 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Chiarodo 8772754561

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hubbard
  • Public Transit: The restaurant can be reached from the Blue Line & Red Line. On the Red Line get off at Grand and proceed west to Dearborn St/head South on Dearborn & the restaurant will be two blocks up on your left. On the Blue Line get off at Clark & Lake and proceed east to Dearborn St/head North on Dearborn/the restaurant will be three blocks up on your left
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available for $12.00 curbside & there is one pay to park lot on Illinois and State. Street parking is extremely difficult.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chicago
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Chicago, IL serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (81)romantic (65)notable wine list (35)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (28)great for lunch (14)hot spot (14)neighborhood gem (12)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Consistently Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The service was excellent and not pushy. The food was excellent and done to specifications. Restaurant comfortable, enough privacy to conduct a meeting. No loud music to drown out the conversion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good steak - bad seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    steaks were great. the place was empty, but we got seated right in front of the kitchen entry for dirty dishes, trash, etc. thanks god no smell but still...when complaining about it to the head waiter, I got a weirdo explanation that they have a shift system that placed us on that table n front of the kitchen door, and they did not offer to re-seat us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    God bless our waitress -- clearly a seasoned practitioner -- for the solid service, because the beef was a huge turn off. My ribeye could have been purchased at the Jewel Osco down the street. It's clear to me now why Ruth's Chris slathers it's steaks in hot butter before serving. They need to cover up the shoddy quality of their meat with delicious butter, but make no mistake: their beef has no business charging actual steakhouse prices.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OK, but not excellent
    MaybonesVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Both of our chopped Salads were bitter and had to be sent back. One steak was really poor and tasted like an old super market steak. Could Not eat it. Garlic sauteed spinach tasted steamed only and sauteed mushrooms for the steak were way over-sized and nothing like what we expected, and did not add anything to the steak as they were about 2" tops, not the typical sauteed caps. They did comp us for the poor steak But we were really very disappointed, all in all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reef
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent Stuffed Chicken With Extra Cheese Two Thumbs Up I Would Gladly Come Back For It Again
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like Buttah…
    Mike
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The steaks at Ruths Chris are awesome. The filet I had cut like buttah… We were seated right away. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks, great service!
    ChicagoBest
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wife and I enjoyed our dinner! The service Eric provided us was simply fantastic. He recommended us a great wine bottle to go with juicy steak. Nicely decor. We celebrated our anniversay and they fixed us a nice dessert plate. Will be back again!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive for what you get
    MMontVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The steak is made perfectly but it's cost makes you think twice... I was alone and was sorted next to the bar instead of at the dining room. The noise was more than I like when I'm eating. Service was average.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    CHSTraveler
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Our party grew from 4 to 9 om short notice and it was accommodated in stride. Service was great. Dinner was enjoyed by all! But then that what Ruths; Chris is all about. good food, great service and consistency every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • see below
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food, as always, was marvelous. The service on this visit was below the usual high standard for Ruth's. Wait staff was slow to come to the table after I was seated, slow to take order, got some elements of the order wrong. Generally, I felt the wait staff wasn't interested in me. The house manager came by to apologize and did discount the meal, and I do appreciate the gesture, but by then I wasn't interested in talking, I was just annoyed. I don't know how this will affect my desire to go to the Chicago Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My favorite at Ruth's Chris is not their steak. It's their stuffed chicken, crab cakes and sweet potatoe souffle. The sweet potatoe souffle is delicious (even with ice cream)! Their au gratin potatoes are very tasty too. The food is consistently good and I always know I'm going to get a consistenly excellent meal at Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent meal
    Bill
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The steaks were outstanding and served on an extremely hot plate which maintained a hot temperature throughout the meal. The loaded bake potato was wonderful. They had an excellent and extensive wine menu. The ambience was excellent and the waite staff was very intentive. On the whole it was a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RUTH CHRIS MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT!!
    spudney
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    RUTH CHRIS HAS THE BEST STEAKS EVER AND THE SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE IS OFF THE METER. I LOVE IT!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Mike
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took a friend here for his Birthday. He'd never been there. Loved it. Food was great, service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine!
    123foodVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food is excellent. I had the ahi tuna seared for an appetizer it was cooked perfectly. I had a salad and the broccoli au graten which was fabulous. Worth dining. The drinks are costly but were doubles. one drink is enough.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak in Town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I've been to all the high end steak places in the area and Ruth's Chris is the absolute best! They blow away, Gibson's, Morton's and Perry's. I only wish they had a restaurant in Oakbrook!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Server was great and made us feel special for our anniversary. An added plus as the manager came by and wished us well and gave a fantastic dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SON-IN-LAW PREGAME DINNER
    DADDYL1VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I TOOK MY 3 SON-IN-LAWS & SON TO DINNER BEFORE THE CHICAGO BEARS FOOTBALL GAME AND WE NOT ONLY HAD A WONDERFUL DINNER BUT THE SERVICE WAS GREAT,AS USUAL. I ALWAYS HAVE A EXCELLENT MEAL AT ANY RUTH CHRIS ANYWHERE IN THEW WORLD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Undercooked steak
    Danblake
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have eaten hear a lot and would not expect to get a radically undercooked steak. Ordered medium rare, it was still cold, not cool in the middle. It was less than rare. Server never came back to ask how things were cooked, had to get a bus boy to get someone to take it back. This is the first problem I have ever had here, so I will give them one more shot.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LPFoodie2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our steaks were outstanding.. great flavor and taste!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food, amazing steaks!!!!!!! The smells are the best and are free!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    ChooseChicagoVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    One of the best "value for price paid" steakhouses in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time there
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great experience all around for a first visit. Will probably frequent the South Barrington location as it is closer to the house. The Chicago location was used to help celebrate a friends birthday who lives in the city.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend Getaway
    Debszoo
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Another excellent dinner at Ruth Chris in Chicago - a favorite restaurant of ours. This was the first time our steak was overdone, but we didn't say anything because we were on a time line to catch the subway to Wrigley Field for a concert. Service was excellent, as usual. A little on the pricey side, we noticed it was more than last time we were there, but still worth paying for on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic as always
    LOVELY
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    As always the place is never a disappointment. The food is always awesome. I just can never get enough. I have visited many steak houses in Chicago and none have met the standard or the satisfaction as Ruth Chris
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great choice for steak
    joAllen
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Everything was good. Classic menu selection was Great to keep you on budget. Plan to return in near future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classic.
    Mike
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This steak house has no frills. Traditional steak house menu with attentive service, but prices to match downtown Chicago. It's location is its low point. Tucked into the heart of River North and the tourist mecca. Valet is a must. Upstairs dining allows for a quieter experience if that's what you're looking for. All around a classic old school steak house experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special night....but not for them
    Innerview23
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My son and I dine at Ruth's Chris to mark special occasions. It is pricey but in the past the food and the service is so impecable that it is worth it. Not this visit. The restaurant was not overly busy. We were there on time for our reservation. Our waiter acted like he was working at Denny's. No professional pratter. Our drinks went unfilled. Our food was sloppy in presentation, came out too quickly and we waited forever for the bill. Our "special occasion" was ruined by awful service. I tipped 20% because as a former restaurant server myself, I understand the importance of tipping. However, if one is "lucky" enough to work at a pricey, high-end steakhouse, one should actually WORK to make the dining experience worth it.
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  • Very accommodating
    born2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Petra was great! Efficient and professional. Steaks were tender and hot. Appreciate the dessert for my husband's birthday!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT DATE NIGHT!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I made reservations in advance to celebrate my husband birthday and I informed the restaurant ahead of time. Upon entering we were greeted with a smile and once we were seated I had noticed the staff decorated our table with a little special confetti. Also our server paid special attention to us and even served us a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" dessert, on the house. OVERALL ANOTHER GREAT EXPERIENCE...I would definitely recommend for a nice intimate date night
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Chicago Experience to Date
    FoodiefromOP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have lived in Chicago since April 2013 and this is by far our worst experience. First, we had a reservation and were seated in a conference room, complete with a projector screen for dinner?! That was just the beginning, the food was terrible. My husband's ceasar salad was warm and our calamari was luke warm and greasy. For his main meal, my husband had a filet mignon that looked more like cold roast beef and the plate was not sizzling...isn't this a signature experience at Ruth Chris? The comment of the night was that he could've gotten a better steak at Applebee's, I would rarely agree, but clearly do after this experience. So much for a special night out.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Steak prepared perfectly. Wine selections impressive. Service very attentive. Environment invitng.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great foo
    Scrumptious
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I enjoyed the chooses of food on the menu. I'm a big steak n seafood lover but every once in a while I want something else different. I love their Ruth's Chris Classic meals that u can pick urself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, GREAT steak!
    Qbaby
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I've been here a few times, and it's always a pleasure. I find it appropriate for a romantic evening with the love of my life, or a ladies night with a few close friends. The staff is always very welcoming, and eager to help tend to my best friend's off requests (like a table by the window, and French bread only!) I will certainly be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed services
    viviancVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The waiter is horrible. He made a mistake of our order which the 6oz filet should come with the shrimps. He let us keep the wrong filet which is 8oz and gave us the shrimps after that; however, the bill shows the 8oz steak price, not the 6oz steak price. In the end, his attitude is even worse since we had a complimentary desert from the anniversary and he misunderstood what we said again (we should have three deserts but only came two.)and he kept saying "I am so confused". I am very frustrated to talk to him since he is not professional to take care of our order. Very disappointed!!
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  • Wonderful dinner
    chifoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I ordered the bone-in Filet and others ordered the bone-in Ribeye, which were both one of the best steak meals we have ever had. Service was great, very knowledgeable and had wonderful recommendations. We got a free birthday dessert that was perfect ending to our meal, since we were there to celebrate my birthday. Pricey meals, but very worth it and I recommend for your next special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Best ever and always
    MyOldHood
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Always the best go to steak place ever. Food is always spot on! Done perfectly. Look forward to Ruth's Chris , wish I could afford it daily! Downtown location is nice, but service is a bit slower only because it's down town , makes sense. If you go , don't go when on a time restraint .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely satisfying
    CDROB
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My experiences at Ruth Chris has never failed. I've taken several friends and family members to RC for the wonderful experience of how a steak should actually taste. Thank you RC. I will definitely be back!:-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, but way better steakhouses
    Steakeater7009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Honestly, I have been to almost everyone of the top 20 steakhouses as determined by Chicago magazine, and this one is by far the worst. Sure it's a good steak, but it's def not great. I had the cowboy bone in ribeye which was a nice size and had pretty good flavor. But comparatively, the steaks at bavettes, David burkes, maestros, Chicago cut, Morton's, or Benny's are way better and blow Ruth Chris out of the water. The money spent at any of the above mentioned places is roughly the same as Ruth Chris. So all in all, save your money and spend it elsewhere.
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  • Always Excellant
    MonkVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have been going to Ruth's Chris for at least 13 years. The food and the service are always excellent. Out server on Saturday, Mason, was outstanding. KUDO's to Ruth's Chris for consistent quality and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic