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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 5133810491x
  • 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 WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (107)romantic (70)notable wine list (47)fit for foodies (34)good for groups (19)scenic view (18)neighborhood gem (15)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reputation precedes It's self
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Elistar
    Elistar
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was great! Seasoned perfectly and fresh. The service was average, I had to find a waiter to get an iced tea refill. Reservations were made 8 days prior and we were seated in the bar area. We were told we didn't qualify for "Happy Hour" because we were not in the bar. However, we were in the same room as the noisy bar and were seated 3 -4 feet from it! It was a little disappointing, but the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We dined at Ruth's Chris for the first time during Restaurant Week. Our party of four agreed upon leaving that we'd just had an average meal. Our salads and entrees--steaks and crab cakes--were very good. However, the side dishes we had including mushrooms, potatoes and creamed spinach were rather bland. The restaurant ran out of bread which was very disappointing. We were looking forward to the bread pudding dessert but it too was did not live up to the good reviews we had read about it from Ruth's Chris restaurants in other cities. Overall, this visit did not entice us to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and Underwhelming
    PinkOrchid
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We dined during restaurant week, and were disappointed with both the food and the service. We were left waiting both to order and to receive the check, and the servers seemed confused and uncoordinated. They were attentive however, refilling drinks and bread for the table. As far as the food, the steak had too much just unrendered fat, and all the sides were heavy and greasy. Crabcakes were delicious, but there were a lot of shell pieces in the meat. For the hefty price, it wasn't worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed….
    dinerater
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Doesn't compare to Jeff Ruby's..The filet at Ruby's (8 oz.) was superior AND 2 oz. larger! (In fact, the 6oz. filet at Prime 47 was better than the 6oz. filet at Ruth Chris!!) Plus the dessert at Jeff Ruby's was a FULL-SIZE piece of delicious cheesecake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great restaurant week treat!
    DrLisa
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The steak was absolutely amazinbg-- the most tender ever. Portions were good. Waiter was very friendly and helpful
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    RestaurantJunkie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Delicious food; great service; overall fantastic restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent! Service was OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our food was delicious! However, our server was more focused on the large noisy party sitting next to us...made several mistakes with our drinks, desserts and overall neglected our table. We love Ruth Chris and decided to celebrate our anniversary there...we will return but will ask to be seated away from large parties, ruined the ambience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food and service were absolutely great. It is still just too darn expensive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    retgunplt
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. Food was excellent. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. The remainder of the staff were professional, courteous, and helpful. Was an excellent finish to a wonderful Anniversary. Thank You.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Temp
    Bo13
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The temp inside the resturant was so hot. Our waiter was sweating like crazy as he was waiting on us. And it was to the point it was uncomfortable. Hard to enjoy your meal while you yourself are sweating.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great date night
    luker
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    my wife and i celebrated her birthday recently there, and enjoyed our time. Exceptional service and good food -- loved the lobster bisque and scallops.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    WheresthebeefVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I, along with a fly that would not leave our table, celebrated our 22nd anniversary at this restaurant. I ordered the $60 16 oz bone-in-filet, which end up being 11 ounces of bone. She had 4 forty dollar scallops. Both of our meals were bland to say the least and we were starving 30 minutes later after having dropped nearly $200 for dinner. For the record, I'm not complaining about the price, it's what you expect, but at least give me a portion large enough that I don't leave still hungry, or one that is so flavorful that I'm wowed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My lobster was perfect, sweet, succulent, shelled and fit for a king!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always one that never disappoints
    PepperridgeVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had to go to a concert and they were very quick with getting the food out! Thank you for that!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tasty food
    Mikemill07
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was fantastic. Spent 5 yr anniversary with wife, and it was a memorable dining experience thanks to the staff at RCS. Would reccomend dining at least 3 hrs prior to a nearby event to ensure you can get out and be on time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • E. David
    A1Service
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was an fantastic experience, it gave my wife and I an opportunity to spend some quality time with our dear friends while enjoying a great meal in the heart of Cincinnati. The ambiance is elegant yet comfortable and the service is was just outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone that I know, especially visitors or residents of The Queen City.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Caution
    CoolBreezeVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was excellent! HOWEVER, I noticed that the waiter did not return my credit card after I paid...he claimed that he couldn't find it. He eventually "found it" several minutes later. He also attempted to charge me $22 for a $12 glass of wine. A great meal was ruined by the potential of identity theft. I am now in the process of canceling and replacing my credit card
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    First time dining and can't wait to go back! It was so good and perfect for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steaks in town!!!
    WineMe1
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We always have good service, and immediately think of Ruth's Chris when we want to go out for steak. Their steaks are top notch. Never any waste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Place was nice. Had a great table with a view. Service was excellent. Food was good next time hold the butter it was a little to saucy for a steak. Food presentation was poor. Too small of a plate. Price was high but expected that. I think paying those prices I will stick with rubys. Mainly for the food
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  • Outstanding food and service
    SteakLovers
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Steaks were outstanding. Waiter, Andrew, was one of the best we have ever experienced. Everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    They were awesome and recognized our Anniversary! There was a card and rose pedals on the table, it was awesome! We enjoyed the sweet potato soufflé it is to die for!!Server was very nice and helpful.Will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    SmarVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was a totally romantic dinner for our 45th wedding anniversary. From the rose-petaled table to the steaks to the outstanding dessert, everything was superb. Highly recommend Ruth's Chris for a special evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for Celebrations!!
    Mludy33VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Ruth Chris and it was absolutely perfect. We had wonderful service, the food was outstanding, and we couldn't have been more satisfied. We will most definitely be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty darned good
    GandL
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My wife and I went for a belated anniversary dinner. After a balky start with finding the valet on a game night (it'll be in front of the Freedom Center), and a slightly frazzled bar staff, we had a lovely dinner. My only complaint would be that the wine markups are a tad stiff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was very good. Perfect for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First and last time
    Uptowngirl
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This was my first time at the Cincinnati Ruth's Chris and to say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Morton's or Ruby's would've been the better choice. The service was great but the food was awful. The dining room was not full so I can't say the kitchen was overwhelmed. I ordered the two lobster tails and 11oz filet, spinach and au gratin potatoes to be split with my boyfriend. They cut the steak at the table and put it on a very hot plate which continued to cook the meat. My medium temp was now very well done. They took it back and brought me a new one 22 minutes later! The boyfriend was finished and everything else was now cold. After speaking to the manager, the steak was taken of the bill.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    loveRuths
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My husband and I went to Ruth's Chris to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary with another couple. The service and food was absolutely wonderful and first class. The restaurant even had rose petals on the table with a happy anniversary card and after dinner took our picture which gave us memories to take home. We loved the evening of celebration.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.