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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/
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Ten dollars for a Draft Beer is way too high, even if it is a local craft brew."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food is always solid and service exceptional. Great, affordable for lunch too."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My wife and I both got a filet and it was grainy and tough. Very much overcooked and overpriced for the meat that was supposed to be of the best cut. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I had heard a lot of good things about this place, and it pretty much lived up to the hype. The food was really good, and the service was outstanding. The decor and ambiance were nice, but nothing spectacular. Overall I give it a thumbs up"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As expected, wonderful ribeye, filets and family sides. GREAT wait staff! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food did not send me into outer orbit. It was just 'good'. My partner had to send his steak back because it was not prepared as ordered and I was quite thirsty for a good portion of the meal because my water was not refilled. Did I feel like it was worth the amount of my check...absolutely not! But it is a must to experience at least once."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "it was freezing in the restaurant. to be fair, the wait staff felt the same; apparently the thermostat is controlled by the hotel. the mood was dark because draperies as thick as tapestries covered the windows completely. eliminating any natural light. Coloring is baroque. Not opposed-it's cozy in the winter. but maybe some lively flowers, lighter silverware and crystal might be a change for spring. however, all staff was energetic, welcoming and responsive to our needs. food was great--not surprisingly as agriculture and the cost of raising and growing food becomes more expensive, the portion sizes seemed smaller than even last time I was here. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have been to the Columbia location of Ruth's Chris numerous times. Each time the food and service has been impeccable. The only disappointment is the noise level of the many tables in a small space."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was great and so was the service. Everyone from the hostess to the servers were very pleasant and helpful. i will gladly return to this Ruth's Chris. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "It was my wife's and I seventh wedding anniversary. From the moment we entered we greetly by name and seated at our table. The servers did an excellent job of explaining the menu and portion sizes. We had a great time and we will definitely go back for another date night. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "5 people loved it including a vegetarian, someone on a diet, and a young teen."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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
  • "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