Ruth's Chris Steak House - Clayton
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Clayton

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Clayton

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/
  • Phone: 3147839900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ruth’s Chris, Clayton has 5 private rooms and
    outdoor patio available for private events. We seat groups from 6 to 100 in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere. Meetings, birthdays or rehearsal dinners, you will enjoy our New Orleans inspired cuisine of prime meats, fresh seafood, side dishes and desserts
  • Private Party Contact: Mindy DeBold 3147839900x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Forsyth
  • Public Transit: Metro Link/N. Hanley
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available after 5:30pm daily for a fee of $3.00. A parking garage is available on site as well as street parking in the area.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Clayton
Ruth's Chris offers a warm & elegant atmosphere with a staff that caters to your every need only to be matched by the highest quality food & wine list in town. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for 2, an important business dinner or a private party, fully handicapped accessible, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. Ruth's Chris never fails to please!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Clayton reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)romantic (27)notable wine list (23)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (11)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Steak overcooked
    Lauren
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ordered 6oz filet with crab legs...was quite bummed when my steak came out over cooked. They of course took care of it and made me another one cooked perfectly, but it was unfortunate to not get to enjoy the crab with the steak, as I had to eat the crab while waiting for the new steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We celebrated our 15 years anniversary this weekend and chose Ruth Chris Steakhouse in Clayton for our dining venue. We had wonderful time, everyone from the front desk to our server was just amazing. They made sure that our evening was unforgettable. The food was quite amazing and we literally cleaned our plates :) Thank you for amazing food and customer service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Poppag
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was a great find for my wife and I. We love the location, atmosphere, and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary
    SteakluverVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ruth Chris is one of our favorite restaurants. So it was fitting to go there an celebrate our anniversary. Everything was wonderful from the minute we walked in the door. The food is always consistently amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun night
    hads
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    we sat out side for happy hour - lovely evening - food was very good and a great bargain
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy At Ruth Chris
    Delightful
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food is always cooked to perfection; just as specified. The best food in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic staff, fantastic food!
    Alwaysaproject7
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The staff was absolutely wonderful, paying attention to every detail. The food was delicious, and the portion size was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bruno
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The welcoming staff was very attentive and the service was very nic e as well. I realize that it was restaurant week but the steak was very tough and difficult to ear. The salmon was excellent in flavor according to the other couple. It was a nice touch to receive the birthday cream cheese sample. It was a pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Janice
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went during restaurant week in Clayton so it was very affordable. Everything was excellent! The steaks were the best we have had in years! While the regular menu is out of my normal price range, I will "save up" to go there on special occasions. Our server was very attentive without being intrusive. I had expected a bit "less", since we were there for restaurant week, and her earnings were going to take a hit from lower checks, thus tips. But we were made to feel like the wealthiest patrons.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My only complaints were that the music did not fit the atmosphere. And a family showed up wearing tshirts and shorts. The service was Great. The food was wonderful. The decor was very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner - Clayton Restaurant Week
    KS13
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We've eaten here on several occasions but this time we came during Clayton Restaurant Week. The menu had a great selection, and most of the items were the quality that you would expect from Ruth's Chris, except for the pre-selected dessert - a so-called mini version of their carrot cake. What was served was a cold, dry carrot cake brownie. While my guest had the pre-selected dessert, I opted to upgrade to the creme brulee, which was delicious as usual. Other than the dessert, everything else about our meal was wonderful. Our server Darryl was awesome, professional and friendly. I hope they continue to participate in restaurant week, but reconsider the dessert selection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service /excellent food
    LuxuryTravelerOnABudget
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Steak was prepared perfectly... Lovely quiet dinner. Server Tim was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the trip
    Nikki
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I loved the service in this place. You can tell that the staff have been trained well. In addition, the food was excellent. The lobster bisque soup was flavorful, chicken cooked to perfection, and dessert to die for. My dining partner had a steak that arrived sizzling and oh so mouthwatering juicy. The shrimp were seasoned and cooked perfectly. It was very busy on a Friday night when we went so the noise levels, I'm assuming, were louder than normal. Overall a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The best part of our visit was the server John. He knew so much about the restaurant and he was extremely personable. I look forward to visiting again and I would request John. We set outside because the inside was freezing
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Patrice
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everyone that we encountered at Ruth Chris provided stellar customer service. The waiter was very attentive without being worrisome and made great suggestions. I ordered the blackened salmon which was delicious and my husband stated that his filet was the same. Our drinks never got below half. The manager also introduced himself to ensure that we were having a great experience. The ambiance was very nice. I stated to my husband that the background music was nice and at the perfect volume. We truly enjoyed everything about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It could be very expensive. Dinner was very good. Our waitress had a good personality and was patient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flynn
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was an outstanding dining experience. A professional waiter (Mike S) who was excellent, terrific attention paid to us by the staff, a perfectly mixed martini and glass of wine. The food was perfect. Steak, blackened salmon, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and finished off with carrot cake. One of the best meals we have had in many years. 5 stars+++
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clayton Restaurant Week- 2014
    stlouisfoodie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Special dinner options for this event were very good. The four us really enjoyed our meals. When making the reservation, I mentioned that we were celebrating our 48th anniversary. From the confirming phone call, to the hostesses, to all of our wait staff, each person congratulated us. The hostess even spread rose petals on the table as she sat us. Our server, Gretchen, who was on her own for the first time, was very good. Great personality and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion
    StLEd
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our girlfriend group likes to get together a few times a year for a really nice dinner. This was our third time at RC and it met all expectations. Wonderful service and great food. Just a low buzz in the room - energetic but we could still hear each other without having to speak loudly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SL55 Guy
    SaintLewis
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    1st time visit. A hit. Simply put. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ArchitectSteve
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Superb experience - great food, service, and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had a great time there. Hadn't been in a long time. The food was just as good if not better than we remembered and our server, Daryll, treated us as if we were his only table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite
    Carnivore
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    As usual, the food was delicious. Unfortunately, sides came out tepid rather than hot. The restaurant was very busy, so we did not comment or send them back. Service is always attentive and friendly, both from the primary server and the rest of the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Fabulous
    5Promo
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Our dining experience was great! Jeff, Staci, and John are all awesome! We truly appreciate businesses that go out of their way to make customers feel appreciated. Customer service is an art...and they are awesome at it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Steakhouse in Clayton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food is awesome. It's my favorite steakhouse in St. Louis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The salmon that was ordered was not prepared properly. However, because of this the waiter did not charge us for the salmon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an overall disappointment
    JimS
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've been to Ruth's many times, and to this restaurant several times. We had a reservation for a Saturday and were taken to a table adjacent to the service hallway. After objection and a few minutes, we were taken into an empty dining room and given a table in the corner. It generally seems that this restaurant places the dining tables too close together for dining comfort. Service was good, my filet was outstanding, the steaks for my sons not so much. Salads were disappointing; my chopped salad, shared with my daughter-in-law, was tired and minuscule in portion. Vegetables were just ok. Creamed spinach and sweet potatoes were up to par, mashed potatoes and asparagus were not. We were disappointed and won't be back anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too pricey for just Ok
    Foodie4sure
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Menu selection poor. I expected to have more of a seafood selection than just Salmon. The tables are way too close together for the price you pay for a meal. I felt like we were eating dinner with the table next to us because we could hear their entire conversation & they were not necessarily loud talkers. I did order from the Pre-Fixe menu...Salad, 6oz filet, stuffed chicken, roasted tomato, creamed spinach & small creme brulee'. Stuffed chicken was cooked well & was very good. Filet was too done. Actually it was probably too small to cook medium. Husband ordered the Ribeye which he said was cooked very good & tastey however, too pricey considering you have to order your sides separately.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 370 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Clayton reviews archive.
  • Steaks done right
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Since eating at Ruth's Chris, my husband and I will never order another steak from any other place...the way that they cook the steaks, the cuts of meat that they serve, and the different crusts that you can put on your steak is so perfect that my mouth is watering just thinking about them! The wine list is amazing and the specials that they have are well worth getting. The restaurant is beautiful, staff is amazing, and manager was always present, friendly, and on top of it! I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to eat the best steak and have a romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frustrating!!!
    RandyK
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    After an expensive day of furniture shopping, my wife and I decided to dine at Ruth's Chris in Clayton. Rather than hassle with finding a place to park, we opted to use valet parking, which was trouble-free. So far, so good. When I told the hostess that we did not have a reservation, she said that other than eating at a high top table in the bar, the restaurant was booked all evening and no tables would be available. Upon leaving, my wife used her smart phone, and made a reservation for only 15 minutes later through Open Table. At least Open Table is user-friendly! Other than being frustrated by an inflexible and unaccommodating hostess, our filet dinners in the dining room were outstanding.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this restaurant
    lovemyfish55VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The food was outstanding. We had the pre-set menu, and it was great, even the price. Darryl was our server and he was very good, pleasant, knowledgeable about the menu, and everything was handled very nice. We have dined there before, and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food
    connie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    the food and service was great except didnt get the bread.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've dined there before with always a very pleasant experience, but this fell below my expectations. The service was slow and disjointed. The food was just ok. Also, "No shirt, No service" should also include underwear showing no service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service needs more stars
    jhench
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    steaks and side dishes were up to Ruth's typical standards, but our server deserves more than 5 stars. Darryl was properly attentive without hovering, corrected a kitchen mistake without making a big deal and had the personality of PR king. we walked out with huge smiles. it was our anniversary and the rose petals on the table were a nice touch. even tho there was a large outdoor dining area, it was next to some huge machinery which pretty well ruined the ambience.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    dcdine
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    we were not impressed by Easter Brunch. A restaurant with the credibilty and caliber of this we expected much more.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A classic steakhouse!
    KazTheMad
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This is a classic place that is a cut above the rest. I consider Ruth Chris' Steakhouse to be in the top-tier of St. Louis steakhouses -- in the same breath as Annie Gunn's, Kriese, Stony River's Steakhouse and Morton's. What differentiates Ruth's is the ambiance, service and quality. Go there for a romantic dinner, a laid back lunch or to dine with some friends. They cater to all occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had an issue with my steak however Ms. Stacy took ownership promptly of the well done Steak and as I told her she handled this potential disaster courteously & professionally. I was impressed. Leo Biermann
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food- stop splashing the wate
    RobBroVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    As always, the food and steaks at Ruth's was delicious. One comment because it has happened to me 3 times now.. when the waiter pours the water into the glasses they pour it so fast that the ice plunks into the glass and it splashes!!! SLOW DOWN or get some sort of strainer for the pitcher. It is not elegant. Also, not excited to see the waiters carrying all of the empty cardboard boxes from the bar to the back of the restaurant. Should have been done long before guests arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Slow Service - Food was Great
    HawaiianTravelerVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    It took over an hour from the time we sat down until our appetizers arrived. The manager offered her apology and comped the apps. The food was great but with the delays in getting the food it made for a very average dining experience. I have eaten at several Ruth Chris restaurants and have always gotten great service so something was off that night. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A birthday to remember!
    catch22
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We had a phenomenal time dining at Ruth's Chris! Everything was absolutely perfect! We had made reservations and in the reservation I had said that it was my boyfriends birthday and everyone who we came in contact with told him happy birthday! It was absolutely fabulous!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.