Ruth's Chris Steak House - Cincinnati
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Cincinnati

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (513) 381-0491
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Delucia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ruth"s Catering in Cincinnati, OH - 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: No matter what the occasion, Ruth"s Chris is the perfect place to gather. We will work with you to customize any menu to meet your needs and budget. Work one-on-one with our Private Event Manager to select the right room and configuration, accommodate your A/V needs, and help enhance your event with floral arrangements and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Rebecca Sehlhorst x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut Street and Freedom Way
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Cincinnati
Ruth"s Chris Steak House in Cincinnati, OH 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 off site catering may be arranged.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)romantic (55)notable wine list (40)fit for foodies (38)good for groups (19)scenic view (18)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Food and service were excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Wait staff was very helpful and patient as we has small children with us. Kudos to Ruth Chris for having an equally delicious and diverse menu for our younger guests. We were celebrating a birthday and the table was decorated nicely and we were given a very complimentary desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FarronV
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had the Porterhouse for 2 and loved every bite!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spend your find dining $$ elsewhere
    Mysteryachiever
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband chose R's C for his birthday celebration, thinking it would stack up to the great dining experiences we experience in the city's other fine venues. Not even close. The restaurant itself is attractive, in a conventional way. When we were seated, the table had some confetti and a torn piece of cardboard that said "Happy Birthday". The waiter, Richard, would have been more at home at a TGI Friday's, referring to my husband once too often as "The Birthday Boy". (We are both quite a bit older than him.) So we chuckled when he brought us a small dessert that read, "Happy Anniversary", and wished us the same. Food-- unspectacular. There are much better places for steaks, especially at these prices. There were no wows- at all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional as always
    Travellady
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We love Ruth's Chris! When we travel we continue to make it our routine to visit Ruth's Chris in other cities because we know it's always consistent. While in town this week we took friends for their first time who had special dietary needs and you're staff was spot on. Adjustments were made and their meal was perfect. The wait staff was excellent. It was just a perfect evening. We'll continue to make Ruth's Chris our go to place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Find
    ValerieB
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I along with another couple made reservations for a double anniversary dinner. WOW! Absolutely amazing dinner. From the food to the wine to the added personal touch of rose petals on the table. Not to mention a dessert of ice cream and cheesecake on the house. We will definitely return because this steak house has it right! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great way to celebrate a birthday!
    MandaKate
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    From the moment we walked in until the time we left the restaurant, we were treated with superb service and attention by the entire staff. It was my husband's birthday, and the confetti and birthday card on our street-view table was a nice touch. We ordered the calamari for an appetizer, filet and lobster tail and strip for entrées, mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms as our sides, and the cheesecake with peach compote for dessert. It was all amazing! Steaks were cooked perfectly. There was quite a mark-up on the wine we ordered (realized when buying it in the store after dinner), but I suppose that is to be expected. ;) We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JanyVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Customer service here is always superb, they must have a great training/hiring program.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very Special Treat
    Couple
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My wife and I went to Ruth's Chris to celebrate our anniversary. It was a weeknight so the restaurant was not crowded which made the evening all the more special. The food was fantastic, as always. I had one of their Classic Dinners - reasonable portions of steak and lobster along with a salad and dessert. Not just a deal, but healthful portions. My wife had the shoestring potatoes - talk about a guilty pleasure! Delicious and plenty to share! The servers were fantastic - attentive to our needs, friendly with comments about our anniversary, but also gave us plenty of space to talk and be together. Overall a very special night at a very special place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweetest Day
    Primetaste
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was the perfect date night spot for a special occasion. The service was superb and the food was cooked to perfection as always. I like the different menu options that were featured (lobster mac and cheese).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Choices...
    onulaw76
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We gave this restaurant 3 chances and while it was good food and very good service, for the price - there is better in Cincinnati. Ruby has the steak market cornered in downtown (although definite props to Jimmy G's). If your plans call for you not needing to be in Downtown for dinner, then Capital Grille is hands down the best bang for your steak buck in the Cincinnati area. Ruth's Chris has a chain-feel to it (Capital Grille doesn't, in my opinion). The wine list here is great - excellent actually. Plenty of value and wide range in prices. The location on the Banks is also terrific, but all told, I don't believe that all adds up to me making a 4th visit there.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I went to a steak dinner to celebrate our 5th year anniversary awesome experience!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • d8tnite
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great food, enjoyable quiet atmosphere. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My birthday dinner
    bdaygirlVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I selected Ruth's Chris as the place where I would like to have my birthday dinner this year. It was supposed to be my husband, son, & his girlfriend to celebrate with me. However, my son wasn't feeling well, so it was just my husband & me. The weather was crummy, but we went anyway. I was greeted with a table that was decorated with birthday confetti & a birthday card. The meal was outstanding! So glad that I wanted to try this place for my birthday this year. Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We are big fans of Ruth's Chris. There was nothing about our experience at this particular location that we were disappointed in, except maybe with the guy behind us wearing a baseball cap (really?). We all had the filet which as usual was outstanding. The service was top notch. Our reservations were for 7:30 and we were seated promptly. By the time we left at 9:30 the bar was hopping.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    FoodieStarrVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Best upscale steakhouse in Cincinnati! Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First timer
    Purky
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Fantastic steak and service ! We will be back, soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PortRusch
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The shrimp appetizer is simply perfect! The shrimp is cooked to perfection and the sauce and bread to dip with is unbelievably decadent!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only the lucky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This place is ridiculously high priced but the food is outstanding. The menu is not up to date, however, and two things I tried to order, they did not have. The waitress forgot my app order, but we were given two desserts gratis. The presentation of the asparagus was sub par especially since it was touted as a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Celebrated our son's 21st birthday here and they made it special by having birthday confetti on the table, a birthday card waiting at his seat, a table by the windows, and one of the nicest birthday restaurant desserts I have seen. The filet was outstanding as was the ribeye. The augratin potatoes were a little too cheesy for my liking but were still quite good. Our kids loved the shoestring fries and the helping was very generous. Asparagus was excellent and so were our ceasar and farm salads. The service was exceptional - could not even suggest any improvements in this area. We will definitely return to celebrate our next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • excellent
    gina
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food and service we cannot wait to go back they even called us to let us know about several festivities going on and recommendations on where to park
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2nd Time at RC and same experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We were seated promptly at reservation time and had "best table in house" hostess said. View was nice, but had to ask several times to get the window shades up to see the view. Food well I am a big Jeff Ruby fan but thought we would give RC another try. My filet was dropping in butter when asked for light butter. Not a fan of their style of making them. Potatoes gratin was delicious and bread was subpar. Sorry RC you won't be seeing me again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    rheidemanVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My sister and brother-in-law had never been to Ruth's, so we went to celebrate her birthday. She had the "best steak ever." That says a lot in a meat eating city like Cincinnati! The filet mignon was tender, tasty and gives local competitors something to worry about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The only problem was the noise level I don't like the cafeteria feel.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    GreensburgINfamily
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went to Ruth's Chris to celebrate my husband's birthday. We have eaten at Ruth's Chris before, but not at this location. The service, food and atmosphere was all wonderful! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Sherry
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ruth Chris was very good. Food was wonderful. Service was wonderful. Little extras for our anniversary -- rose petals on the table, picture taken and give to us at the end of the meal. Only complaint was that we were not asked if we wanted dessert. It was brought to us automatically on a plate with Happy Anniversary on it and then our picture was taken. When we got our bill, there was a $4.50 charge on the bill for the dessert. I did not appreciate being charged for a dessert that I would not have ordered. It wasn't the $4.50, it was just kind of tacky to bring us an anniversary dessert and then charge us for it. Otherwise everything was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Anniversary
    greatdate
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Quite by accident I heard about restaurant week on its last day. But we were able to get a reservation to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. The steak at Ruth Chris was the best we'd ever eaten. We can never eat steak anywhere else. The wait staff was the best and though they were busy, they still made us feel special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CK1WM
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Honestly I would say I was disappointed.My Husband's Birthday was celebrated here. The table was decorated but he did not receive the "SURPRISE' that was promised at the end of the meal. My friends along with us participated in the Restaurant Week menu and up graded to a 16oz rib eye steak for an extra $18.This was average grade meat as far as I am concerned. I have gotten better quality meat myself from my own shopping choice . The side dishes were low quality The mushrooms were under cooked the mash potatoes tasted like Instant box potatoes. The sweet potato casserole was good and the petite bread pudding was nice. I wanted to check about the quality of the steak and asked the manager and he said this was there regular menu selection.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    rabbitml
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The most amazing steak that will melt in your mouth with excellent service and friendliness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeff Ruby's
    ambiance
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is a Jeff Ruby's establishment which speaks for itself. The service and food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding each and every visit
    Mrapplegate
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We are a middle income family but always save to eat at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Special occasions we are here. Give them a heads up and you'll find rose petals awaiting you at your table for an anniversary dinner. Service is always impeccable. You feel pampered because you have a head waiter and two or three assistants who help. The food is amazing, but I have to admit I don't venture far from my favorite, the fillet mignon and a side of mashed potatoes. The fillet melts in your mouth and the mashed potatoes are a perfect creamy delight. For dessert you can't go wrong with the chocolate sin cake. Chocolate dessert at its best. Let's just say you won't be disappointed when you eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb evening
    Eric4x4
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I took my girlfriend here during OpenTable week for her birthday. The hostess was extremely polite and professional. We were promptly seated and we had both a waiter and an assistant assigned to our table so service was expedient and well mannered. The atmosphere was warm and comfortable, and the little bit of confetti on the table (Happy birthday) was a perfect touch. While we had both planned on sticking to the open table menu, the filet and shrimp just looked too good to pass up. The caesar salad was perfectly dressed. The portion size was respectable assembled perfectly. The filet was cooked to exactly my request, med-rare and the meat was amazingly tender and flavorful. Desert was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary and Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was very good except my wife's filet was undercooked and delayed us leaving for Bengal 's game. Wait staff was very nice, accommodating, and professional. Celebrated a special occasion and the staff made it a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reputation precedes It's self
    Rianbyz
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Ruth's Chris is as lovely as you have heard. Our family of 4 recently visited during Restaurant Week to celebrate our anniversary and our last son leaving for college. The food was divine, wine list extensive and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm just not sold...
    abloomerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have now eaten at Ruth's Chris at least 5 times and I am unimpressed. I much prefer Mortons, Smith and Wolensky, or any of the Jeff Ruby establishments. Ruth's Chris soaks everything in butter and it's so heavy that I always leave not feeling well. The steak comes out in a puddle of butter. I've had the lobster tail twice and it's been overcooked each time. Bottomline, it's expensive and it should be a whole lot better for the dollar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    Birthday
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food and service were top notch. Took my husband for his birthday, we had a nice time. Our waiter "Scott" was very attentive and provided great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal - Will Be Back
    FancySingleGals
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Have been wanting to go to Ruth's Chris for a long time - even before one opened in Cincinnati. Downtown Restaurant Week was the perfect opportunity to check it out. I was seated at the top of the stairs. Initially, I did not care for the seat as everyone who entered walked past our table. However, through the course of the meal, I noticed it much less. View of the riverfront and the street activity below was great entertainment during dinner. Onto the food. My friend and I both ordered the filet-medium. It was deliciously seasoned and so tender. The middle of my steak seemed almost rare, however, the plates are heated to 500 degrees, so it cooked my meat as my meal progressed. So it was always medium. Definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Service
    Lov3s2eat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was delicious. Sweet Potato Casserole beyond my expectations. But, the star quality was the service. We went for Restaurant Week, very busy and easy to be passed over. However, there was never a time that we didn't feel "passed over". The attention to detail, water glasses always full, boxing up the left overs, knowledge of the wine list...Awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We tried this restaurant because the prices were a little lower for restaurant week downtown. We had a very good experience so we would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • exceed expections
    joey
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went during restaurant week and expected a lot less than we received. The sevice was outstanding from the front desk greeting to the goodby and thanking you for joining them to dine. The waiter was superior in handleing a party of six and his suggestion and explainations of items on the menu were great. First impressions are very important and the phone conversation regarding the reservations were so plesant and accomandating that i couldn't wait to get there. It was truly a pleasure to dine At Ruth's Chris in Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suzi
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food. The noise level was varied. We were in a small room with a largish party so until they left it was quite noisy. Pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate