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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ruthschris.net/reservations/columbia/
  • Email: info@ruthschris.net
  • Phone: (803) 212-6666
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 2:45pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef Paul Cernansky
  • 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
  • Private Party Contact: Alicia Olive (803) 476-1306
  • Entertainment: PRIME TIME MENU
    Enjoy a full 3-course meal including your choice of soup or salad, an entree, a personal side and your choice of dessert starting at $42.00 (plus tax and gratuity). Offered daily until 6:30 PM. To view details, go to: http://ruthschris.net/primetime

    Ruth's Chris is thrilled to offer our Prime Bites Bar Menu with half-priced bar menu items during special Ruth's Hours. To view details, go to: http://ruthschris.net/primebites
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Very, viey slow service and we we sere not offered any cracked pepper with our salad. I expect better from Ruth's Crist."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had four clients with me so no one said much during dinner until I saw all five of us took three bites of our steaks and quit. Mine was the poorest rib eye I have had in years. When we got to our hotel I asked the others about their dinner. They were polite at first then unloaded on how awful it was. Their comments were: tough, no flavor, cheap meat and never again. This was my fault. I made last minute reservations as we were returning from the masters and RC was one of the few with openings...in fact it was fairly empty."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My Birthday celebration. It was a nice scenario, food was served promptly. Waiter bought out free appetizer for my table and surprise me with a birthday desert. When a mistake was made on my food order the manager aplogized abd took the charge off and correctex order.All guest of my party was very pleased with the food.and the atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We took our two college students to Ruth's Chris in Columbia to celebrate my husband's birthday. They do not get too many good meals out as they are on the meal plan, this was such a treat! The steaks were perfect, and I ordered fish, which was in my opinion, better than the steak! The dirty martini was perfection as well! So nice to be able to take our children to nice restaurant, and know they truly appreciate the experience! Will be back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Josh was great Food great as expected Attentive staff and management they will make sure your Experience is a great one We will be back"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "5 people loved it including a vegetarian, someone on a diet, and a young teen."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "By far the best service and atmosphere I've experienced in Columbia! The food was amazing and was served HOT!!!! I loved it! Everyone was nice and the level of professionalism was far beyond average! I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I requested quiet table in corner for business and they would not a accommodate.sea bass was very acidic w sour tomatoes on top. Not special restaurant ."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This Columbia SC location reminds me that this is a franchise. Two days prior I visited the Ruth Chris in Chreokee NC and it was amazing. This one not so much. The beef was overlooked even after sending it back. Just not the same quality as the others I visited."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Celebrated our 5 year anniversary.; service and food was great"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I had an great time being my first.The food was Excellent and the staff was wonderful.I will be back."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We had heard lots of comments about how terrific (but expensive) Ruth's Chris is - so we had to check it out to see if it was worth it. Our waiter was helpful, polite and engaging. Ordered appetizers, steak and sides - the servings were huge! The quality was excellent. When the waiter learned we were celebrating a belated Valentine's, he said he had something special for us. We were given two sample desserts, compliments of the house...a delicious (and perfect size) ending to a wonderful meal. We were prepared for a large check so the total was not a surprise. The experience was exactly what we had hoped it would be and worth every penny. We will definitely go back for another special occasion in the future."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I really enjoyed everything, it was my first time dining in and will not be my last. I want to try other things off the menu, I would def recommend to everyone."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, & atmosphere. Perfect restaurant for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Very friendly staff, prompt service. Steak was good, salmon overly salted, tomatoes were under ripe and overly sweetened, side items charged individually($$$) - served in large portions enough for two but would be better to serve smaller portions more reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere but food was average and very overpriced. If you're interested in this type of meal, would recommend Outback Steakhouse on Harbison Road - better food at less than half the price."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Our new favorite lunch spot ! Amazing food and great prices for an amazing mid day treat !"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I went to dine @ this fine restaurant on a Sunday to celebrate a late Valentines Day ant to celebrate my significant other birthday everything was wonderful they did everything that I asked of them they came out with the surprise cake on time along with his balloons and gifts the food was well worth the amount that we always pay, the servers paid attention to who they were serving they were very well mannered & took lovely care of us I happen to see a couple there with their children and that was a good experience I never would have recommend children at this restaurant until I seen the children that were there it seems like it would be a good fit if you did need to bring any of your children as long as they have s type of ententertainment."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "It was Valentine's weekend and there seemed to be long periods than expected between getting drinks refilled, bread, and food to the table, but again, it was Valentine's weekend. Also, the waiter appeared to be new as he seemed to give conflicting information surrounding the food choices and availability. Nevertheless, he was polite and generally gave sufficient service. Overall, I really my enjoyed my dining experience, as the food was superb! I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I've eaten at this restaurant 5 times now, and I was expecting a lot more than I got. Our server was rather sarcastic and didn't seem like much of a people person. After waiting, we were brought the wrong food and our server didn't even realize it. When our food was brought out my steak was undercooked so it had to be sent back and cooked up. While waiting our sides got cold, as well as my date's food. When the manager asked if we would like hot sides we said yes, and they were never brought to us. We received a $16 on our $100+ bill. The overall experience was okay, but I spoke so highly of the restaurant to my date, who had never been, and now I'm embarrassed to have done so."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ruth's Chris was, as always, very good. However, they appear to not enforce a dress code at all. I understand they want to make a buck and most likely don't want to get involved in a confrontation, in the event they have to turn someone away, but come on Ruth's Chris!!! Blue jeans, T-shirts with pot leaves on them, ball caps turned backwards, sneakers and etc were all seen on Februaury 15th, when a good number of appropriately dressed people were out celebrating a nice, belated Valentine's Day dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for valentines day and it was great. I finally got a chance to say my vows and give my wife a new ring during dinner here. Great place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Loved the food and service really made our Valentine's Day extra special... Love the atmosphere and the dim candlelight tables.My Husband and I don't get alot of alone time so we decided on a really nice romantic restaurant to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. We certainly made the right decision made our night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always a great place for a special occasion. Consistent good food and good service. They also have great happy hour food if we can ever make it there early enough to take advantage of the deals."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I love Ruth Chris. It is my favorite restaurant in Columbia SC. The food is always the best. We ate there 7-9 Feb 2014."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We took our son here to celebrate his graduation from Boot Camp. Lovey restaurant with excellent food and service."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "nice restaurant, but food, especially the steaks, was just adequate. I had the 12 ounce filet. it was tender enough, but lacked any taste. service was outstanding. Kenny was our server. the dinner was certainly not worth the $440 price which did include gratuity, this was for fours people."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was good, staff was great. Went during restaurant week and had the special which wasn't all that special. The steak was great but the shrimp was meh at best."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "You would think at a steak house my review would mention steaks first. The steaks at Ruth's Chris have always been good. But for whatever reasons, since the first time we went there the first week they were open, the bread was subpar. We get there about once a year and it has never improved--until now. If you are going to pay premium prices, everything, including the bread, ought to be first class. Finally, they got the bread right."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I love Ruth Chris steaks, especially the fillet. It is so tender and flavorful. It is pricey so we took advantage of the restaurant week menu and it was absolutely delicious. Our waiter Oscar was very friendly and a joy to be around. He was so inviting and a really nice person."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Ruth Chris. My son and daughter was excited when they celebrated their anniversary there that I wanted to try it also. I was very glad that I did choose Ruth Chris for my husband's 60th birthday celebration. The food was delicious and I have been telling everybody the experience. I only wish I could visit it more than once a year."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "They should have been better prepared for restaurant week. We sat there 20-30 min. before offered drinks. Steak was good like usual. Shrimp overcooked, tough. Potatoe side dish tasted like it was made with old potatoes. Waiter presented check before dessert was offered, and it was included in special, bread pudding, which was dry and subpar. Definitely wont go back when they are offering special deals."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Having lived in New Orleans and knowing of Mrs. Fertel and having eaten at her place in Metarie we find that her whole idea of great food and ambiance and service has translated perfectly to her restaurants outside of New Orleans - that is something other New Orleans restaurants have not done as well. It is always thrilling to come to Ruth's and remember our days in New Orleans and enjoying the same great experience."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "This restaurant has the best food of any restaurant anywhere! Anything you order, is top of the line. Amazing staff!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "My husband and I went there for our anniversary.We had the filet and shrimp.The gumbo, mashed potatoes and breadpudding were ok.the filet were the best steak we had!We also ordered crab cake n sweet potato casserole.The crab cakes were fresh w/minimal seasonings.The casserole was the best side dish. They forgot our gumbos, mistake I didn't expect from a restaurant like this.But, the manager brought us a samples of desserts. The price was expected. It would still be nice to be cheaper. I must add that I expected more as far as the atmosphere.The carpet was hideous and arts on the walls were not impressive. Quite an disappointment, actually, if you take out the food and the people. I expected something grander from a place charge so much."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I absolutely loved my experience at Ruth's Chris this week! The food was amazing and the service was even better! Big thumbs up to the staff!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We dined in the bar area on Christmas night. Although quite busy and there was plentiful wait and bar staff, it took our server a good 10 minutes to approach us and close to another 10 minutes for him to return with menus. Once we got through this bumpiness things smoothed out. Our food and wine were very good, although it was just appetizers. The crab cakes were good, but did not merit their $18 price tag. In the bar area we were amused and entertained by the not-so-elegant guests that wandered in and planted themselves. For instance, 8 kids and 5 adults tried to cram into two bar booths and all the waiters ignored them . The class, sophistication and distinctive cuisine from the 1990s is gone. (Note - very limited parking in the area)."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The best steak I have ever had. A little pricey, but well worth it for a perfect steak and the royal treatment."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Nothing special about the steak. The pudding cake was nasty. The sauce was the worst. The service was slow for 3 ppl working on 1 table..."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My husband and I are frequent diners of your restaurant and decided to join you this past weekend. I didn't realize initially it was restaurant week when I decided to make reservations. The restaurant was of course very busy but it was very slow getting food. The waitress was just ok. She asked if this was our first time dining with you and of course we said no. I guess that's why she didn't tell us the specials of the day. We overheard her tell other tables about them and had we heard you were serving the Lobster Diablo we definitely would've ordered it because it's one of our favorites. Ruth ' s Chris is my favorite place to dine and will continue to be. We will definitely not dine in when you're having something major going on."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Couple's Date Night Out made great by a simple and delicious menu. Probably the best fried calamari I've ever eaten. Would recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 1/10/2014