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: 8032126666
  • 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

    HALF-OFF PRIME BITES DURING RUTH'S HOUR
    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: 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)romantic (28)notable wine list (15)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (9)great for lunch (7)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Not what I was expecting.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My first time eating here
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    As expected, wonderful ribeye, filets and family sides. GREAT wait staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Borderline meeting expectation
    EatsTooMuch
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 322 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    TheFamilyS
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great experience
    steakluva
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Gary
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very, viey slow service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Very, viey slow service and we we sere not offered any cracked pepper with our salad. I expect better from Ruth's Crist.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special day
    Lena
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Keydet
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Cut Above
    Richard
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud and too dark for business.
    CarolynVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    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 .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth Chris
    frost
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    Tree
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Celebrated our 5 year anniversary.; service and food was great
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had an great time being
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I had an great time being my first.The food was Excellent and the staff was wonderful.I will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    MsLovely
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but worth it
    Cookie
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall