Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ruthschris.net/reservations/columbia/
  • Phone: (803) 212-6666
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room Hours:
    Lunch Served Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM

    Dinner Served Nightly:
    Sunday – Thursday 3 PM – 10 PM
    Friday & Saturday 3 PM – 11 PM
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    2014 Special Holiday Hours:
    Thanksgiving: 11 AM – 10 PM
    Christmas Eve: 11 AM – 10 PM
    Christmas Day: 11 AM – 10 PM
    New Years Eve: 11 AM – Midnight
    New Years Day: 11 AM – 10 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chef Nick Piotrowski
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Experience the sensation of private dining at Ruth's Chris and treat your special guests to an unforgettable dining experience. Here you will find a wide array of information to help guide you through your event planning process at our restaurants located in metropolitan Atlanta, Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama, and Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

    It will be our pleasure to host your next party, meeting or banquet. To learn how, just visit us at: http://ruthschris.net/private_dining
  • Private Party Facilities: The Senate Room, Accommodates up to 30 guests
    The Park Room, Accommodates form 8 to 20 guests

    Delectable. Intimate. Impressive.

    Experience the sensation of private dining at Ruth’s Chris and treat your special guests to unforgettable dining for your next business gathering, family celebration, or anything in between.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Howle (803) 476-1306x
  • Entertainment: RUTH'S HOUR
    Join us for Ruth’s Hour and experience Ruth’s Chris Steak House at prices that sizzle with savings. Monday – Thursday from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

    Click the link below to view the menu:
    http://ruthschris.net/ruthshour/columbia/
  • Special Events: Visit us at http://ruthschris.net/events to view our special menus and events.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking at the front entrance of the Hilton Columbia Center.
    Self-parking in city lot in attached garage behind the hotel
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. Broiled in a trademark 1,800° oven & served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, your steak is presented sizzling hot at your table.
Additionally, the menu includes select fresh seafood & other meat entrees, including seasonal specialties like foie gras, buffalo strip & scallops. A variety of fresh-cooked vegetables, including seven kinds of potatoes, salads, homemade desserts & an extensive selection of over 100 domestic & imported wines complete your dining experience.
Ruth's Chris never fails to please!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)romantic (20)fit for foodies (16)notable wine list (15)good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Ken is an outstanding waiter!
    ryndroma
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I've ate at a number of different Ruth's Chris restaurants over the years and while they have delicious steaks and good service, this is the first time I have wanted to write a review for one. Why is that? Ken, our waiter, went above and beyond what is fair to expect to make us happy. He was delayed in taking our order, so he had a complimentary appetizer sent to our table to hold us over until he could get to us. He was friendly, attentive and just pleasant throughout the meal. I would dine here again just because of him. Our food was delicious too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it VERY much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Great place - great food - great service - surprisingly robust and awesome craft beer selection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tony
    Consistency
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Second time going....still great!!! I will be going back....im a steak man...they know how to do steaks!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food!
    Yumyumfood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Pricey food but well worth the money. Awesome experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had reservations, however, were seated late. Service was adequate; lacked any personal touch. Once we ordered, the food was served in a timely manner. One steak, ordered medium rare, was overcooked. An average rating for overall, disappointing for a Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Par to Ruth's Chris standards
    NCJC
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As always, Ruth's Chris delivered. We were in Columbia for a family date night. We frequent the Uptown Charlotte location, but this was our first visit to the Columbia location. The wine recommendation was delicious, as were our steaks. The service was great and we walked away a happy family. The restaurant itself is not as elegant as others, clearly a hotel restaurant, but it was still very nice. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food At Ruth's
    bardoVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Dined at Ruth Chris' a lot but never in Columbia, SC. It was good as all the other branches have been. Very consistent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Again!
    bardoVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We dine often at Ruth Chris restaurants and this was the first time in Columbia, SC. As always the food and service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SPECIAL BIRTHDAY
    subsail
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was our first time at Ruth's Chris Steak House and what a wonderful experience. The steaks were exceptional and the service was as good as I have ever had. We were promptly seated on our arrival and our server Sam seemed to know when we needed something. We both had the Filet and it was the best steak I have ever had. To make our evening extra special they gave us both a wonderful desert to help us celebrate my wonderful ladies birthday.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RUTH CHRIS
    CBAAA108
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - THEY DON'T RUSH YOU, VERY RELAXED AND ELEGANT ATMOSPHERE. GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE ANY OCCASSION.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I hoped for
    NiseyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Though the staff was friendly, it was not a good dining experience. The first iPad menu we were given didn't work. We were never given the specials, but we heard them given to another table after we placed our order. We had a crab appetizer that was good, but everything else was so-so. Grizzly, over-cooked, lamb chops. Over-salted, over-buttered, stuffed chicken, and bread pudding that tasted like week old chopped up donuts. Maybe the only thing safe to order is steak. Way too much money for a meal that no one was happy with. Even the wine was bad. We will not be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    cvivian78
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our third time dining at Ruth Chris. We are always impressed by the attentive staff and delicious food. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mlee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent steak. Even though they don't use dry aged steak. It is still one of my top steak houses. T
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service, Poor Parents
    RoadWarrior2VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Took my wife and daughter to Ruth's Chris during parents weekend at USC. We had a 9pm reservation - seated at 9:35pm. We waited at the bar standing with a scotch and glass of wine for $45. Finally seated, our first appetizer came out relatively quickly but the second appetizer went missing for a half hour. The bottle of wine presented was a younger vintage than what was shown on the wine but I didn't want to take the time to send it back. Steaks finally came out sizzling around 11pm. The food was great as it always is at Ruth's Chris but the service was dissapointing for a $500 meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Service was spot on, we felt so welcomed and every course was perfect. Best steaks in town and the scallop special was right on time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion
    Special4me
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding. The service was awesome and very attentive. All the staff wished us a happy anniversary throughout the evening. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection. The lobster Mac n cheese was over-the-top delicious. One of our favorite places to go for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It never gets old!
    Superior
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love! Love! Love, my dining experience. The waiter was incredibly awesome and the food is always amazing no matter what you get. My only problem with this place is that I eat too much! But I guess that's my fault.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great accommodation made by Manager
    FDFIIIVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We arrived 15 minutes late for what was already a late reservation (10PM) which was the time the dining room normally closed. Upon hearing our situation the manager and staff respondedy by seating us in the dining room and serving us a great meal. They stayed more than two hours past their normal quitting time, it was greatly appreciated. They even accommodated 10 other late night arrivals. We greatly appreciated their efforts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good fod great ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service and the food was excellent. Loved where we were seated because it was just us two and it was more food that we could eat so we had leftovers for the next day. All in all a great evening very romantic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasurable experience
    GamecockMom
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were greeted warmly, seated promptly, and enjoyed a delicious meal with impeccable service. This was our second visit, and I'm sure we will continue to dine there on our future visits to Columbia.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around
    4seasonsfan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food, service were outstanding as we shared a final meal dropping off our son at USC. Waiter was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Serene and Elegant; yet Simple
    NasijarviVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As I was thinking about what to say here, it occurred to me that what attracts us to Ruth's Chris is not its outstanding reputation for beef, but its combination of simply prepared food in an elegant setting with a calmness that we don't often find in other restaurants. I should say that we had lobster tail and a swordfish special and both were prepared to perfection.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Any Occasion made Special :)
    HHIRealtor
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Ruth's Chris in Columbia is awesome. Their steaks melt in your mouth and have flavors that no other restaurant can capture. Their staff has mastered the true meaning of southern hospitality. I would recommend Ruth's Chris to anyone who enjoys great food and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had a great dinner with my wife. Made our anniversary special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 344 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia reviews archive.
  • Not as enjoyable as it normally is
    GFDiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    While my husband and I love dining here for a great steak, we also enjoy the usually quiet atmosphere. This trip was different, however. We were seated near the front, where there was an extremely large, extremely noisy debutant birthday party. It was not only noisy, but disruptive due to the constant posing for pictures, children up & down running from table to table & even the adults were constantly back and forth, from table to table & in and out of the dining room. This was certainly not as enjoyable as it usually is, but we love dining here & will return to Columbia for another meal at Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer price
    wing1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Ten dollars for a Draft Beer is way too high, even if it is a local craft brew.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Service were excellent
    Buster05
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I decided to have a night out, chose Ruth Chris for reputation, and food quality. Server was excellent. Food(steaks) were great, filet, and a ribeye, both cooked perfectly and tender, had Chocalate Sin cake, and Banana Pudding. everything was excellent. Pricey, but worth the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Much More Than Expected !!!
    angiejan19
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Fabulous food, incredible staff, truly a treat. Our daughter graduated Basic and we celebrated there. Upon completion of our meal, they brought her this HUGE slice of cake to celebrate her graduation and to honor her for choosing to serve her country. Totally loved the entire event!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Celebrating Anniversary
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We decided to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary at our Ruth's Chris. It was better than we both expected! Thank everyone for making us feel so special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive but good
    ArtS
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    At $80 per person, you could certainly find a less expensive fillet but it was good and the service was excellent. I would save this as a destination for a special occasion as a gift, rather than a place to go on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistant
    choice4lunch
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food is always solid and service exceptional. Great, affordable for lunch too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Celebration
    1plus1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband is a great father who deserves nothing but the best. That's why we chose Ruth's Chris Steak House for our Father's Day Meal and as usual we were not disappointed. The experience was simply wonderful - from the ambience, to the service, to the quality of the meals that we ordered. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    From start to finish the meal took 1hr. and 50 minutes. Unacceptable. Wrong Steak was brought out first and then when the correct one was brought to the table the plate was so hot you couldn't touch it but the steak itself was cold. It would not even melt the butter I put on it. Then to top it off the steak was extremely fatty. Couldn't eat half of it. Chewed it but couldn't swallow it, too fatty. A filet from this restaurant should have been quality. It was not!!! Will not eat here again. My opinion of Ruth Chris has changed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was not dissapointed
    thegraduate
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I went there for graduation and it lives up to the reviews. The ambience was fantastic and the service was outstanding, i was amazed from start to finish. The menu is on an ipad and that's something I've never seen every before in a restaurant and it completely blew me away. The T-bone steak was the best I've had from any restaurant ever and there were so many other options. I'd definitely go back if I needed to celebrate a super special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Being really busy the night of our dinner I was able to drop off my table decorations and balloons the staff had it completely ready when we arrived I was impressed and thankful!!!The dinner was amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in Columbia
    BradVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I visit Columbia a few times a year and always make to Ruth's Chris. This time it was with a family group of 7 and it was very enjoyable. Between us, we had a combination of steak and seafood and were pleased all around. Professional service, great food and a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok - again
    NikkoVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    My wife and I ate here for our anniversary. We've eaten here a few times in the past and never been blown away, but it's generally a solid meal. Our filets were cooked fine, but were just ok in taste. The real disappointment was the sides. The lobster mac & cheese tasted day old and reheated. The cream spinach was not to my liking - seemed to have too little 'cream' - but my wife thought it was ok. The staff and servers did a good job so the setting was nice for the occasion - but the restaurant has been quiet all the times I've been there. That's not a bad thing...just generally not my preference. Not a bad place to have dinner - just not great either.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We ate at Ruth's on the 21st of May. My husband was home on R&R from Afghanistan and we were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. We had not eaten at a Ruth Chris's before. Our waitress, Becca, was incredible. She was excited about our special occasion and made it very nice for us. She was upbeat and excited about the food she was serving. She came and waited on us but not excessively. The food was good, but the ambiance and our service was what really made the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Steaks!
    THEPBQ
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I enjoyed the consistent quality of the steaks. Very nice temperature, but eat fast so that it doesn't keep cooking. Not much lobster in the lobster mac and cheese, but it was tasty. Wonderful shrimp and medallion combo. Adding Crab to a filet was a bit pricey, but a nice addition. Good service, and suggestions from the servers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening.
    31giftgal
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We dined at this location to celebrate my husband's birthday with special friends. The meal was outstanding! We enjoyed filet, grilled shrimp and the best desserts - creme brulee and banana pudding! YUM - Our server was spot on with his recommendations for the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.