Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3505/San-Diego/Del-Mar
  • Phone: 8587551454
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Neftali Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in San Diego, CA - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ruth's Chris - Del Mar offers 2 private rooms, the Torrey Pines room seats up to 30 guests while the Mezzanine/Upstairs seats up to 85 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Bobby Daitch 8772750570

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camel Valley Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is $5.00 per vehicle. Self parking also available.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Ruth's Chris Steak House in San Diego (Del Mar), CA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)romantic (55)fit for foodies (40)notable wine list (40)scenic view (37)good for groups (37)neighborhood gem (26)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (9)late-night find (9)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Ruth's Chris Rocks!
    mber
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Our steaks were fabulous, perfectly cooked as were our shared sides and ahi tuna appetizer. Service was outstanding without hovering.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Saulillo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am not giving 5 stars only because of my table being on the corner which was not the best way to celebrate my birthday. But I have to admit everything else was PERFECT. Service was great, food was delicious and the ambiance fantastic. Will definitely go back but hoping not to get a terrible table location like this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • my wife's birthday
    GreatLunchVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Was a very nice and fun evening . All the staff was very friendly and efficient . great food and drinks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated...
    Mojoman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Do not go to Ruth's Chris if you are looking for value or truly 5 star food. The steaks were excellent to be certain, but no more remarkable than offerings you'd get at other restaurants with similar menu offerings 30-40% lower in price. The service was excellent, however. Appetizers and table bread were excellent, sides were very good, but everything is a la carte unless you choose their prix fixe menu. Expect a $200.00 tab for two with appetizer, salad, entree, two sides and two cocktails, not counting tip. The very pleasant dining area decor is of understated elegance with an adequate space between tables to have a semi-private conversation. This restaurant was worth going to once. That's about it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good.
    cardiffdiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Again, we had an excellent dining experience at Ruth's Chris. We came for my mom's birthday (she had always wanted to come) and it didn't disappoint. Of the 6 in our group, 5 of us got steak (fillet) and everyone enjoyed it very much. The sides were great as well (spinach, scallop potatoes, and mushrooms.) Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great steaks and beautiful view
    diningdane
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We went with our kids and had a lovely meal during the extension of the San Diego restaurant week. Really good choices on the menu and at a great value. Kids' menu also really good. Amazing steaks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT
    rodger
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Ruth's Chris has been a favorite for years, this visit was as good or better than in the past
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable Service
    MicheleVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We tend to dine out at least once a week and Ruth's Chris Steak House in Del Mar was by far the BEST customer service we have ever had. Everyone was so accommodating and friendly. And the food was phenomenal. I highly recommend dining here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent service and food. Will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE Best Deal for Restaurant Week
    JMeezee
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and I come to Ruth's Chris every time Restaurant Week comes around. The food and the service are always top-notch, and the value of the Restaurant Week dinner menu can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    meh0128
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is the 3rd Ruth Chris I've been to and each time has been awesome. The food, the atmosphere and the service has been top notch. Oh and my drinks were very good also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food
    lindysu
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went to Ruth'S Cris Steak House for our anniversary during restaurant week. They put rose petals on our table & our waitress was terrific she brought us a special dessert even though we ordered the restaurant week menu. Lots of food that was all very good. I am not much of a steak person but my filet was done to perfection. The only thing that I found somewhat dismaying is some of the other diners. This is a beautiful expensive restaurant, a place to dress nicely & have an enjoyable meal. Some of the other diners looked like they had been going to MacDonalds rather than someplace nice. Shame on them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the steak place
    mggal
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is the best place to enjoy during restaurant week! The value is amazing, and it is the only spot where I order steak. I like mine very rare and no other restaurant cooks it to my liking. I look forward to a great meal at R. Chris'
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Santaluzer
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have been to RC several times and the service is always great. The food this trip was OK but below the standard and our expectation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Can't rate this anything but the best. Great food and service from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner!
    EatingoutVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal. Everyone was very attentive. The appetizer was exceptional. I will definitely recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    JAMRanck
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We came here with our 1 y/o son during restaurant week and we had a pleasant experience. The food was delicious, most of the staff were very nice, and the manager, Danny came up and asked us how was our meal. However, we didn't really see much of our server, John. He was busy with other tables. But other servers were very attentive. I wish I remembered their names but I think it was Jordan and another guy with red hair (not bright red). SDRW menu they offered were delicious and I am glad they brought the stuffed mushroom back. They did not minimize the food they offer, however, they should be more generous with the side dishes. Yet, everything else was fine. Thank you Ruth's Chris of Delmar! We will be back again :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sub-Par for Restaurant Week?
    GoodEater
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Granted, I haven't been to a Ruth's Chris in over 15 years, so my memory of it as being excellent may have been enhanced by the passage of time. It was a decent steak, perfectly cooked, but it was not a life-changing meal by any stretch of the imagination. Definitely not worth the price tag. Our Restaurant Week "bargain" ended up at $150 out the door, and I only had one cocktail and my husband had one domestic beer. It really didn't live up to the hype. Not sure if it's the quality of the whole chain or just this location, but I won't be going back. There are better places to spend my hard-earned cash.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jkw82
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Decided to take advantage of San Diego Restaurant Week and have a romantic night out. Kind of impossible to enjoy when your surrounded by screaming toddlers and loud preteens watching movies on their parents phone. Since this a multi-level restaurant, how about seating those with kids in one area and those sans kids someplace else? This is coming from a mother of 2 young kids, including a screaming toddler.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Copycateaters
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was very good. Loved it and we will definitely be back. Told co-workers about it and they are going this weekend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for special dinner
    WesB
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Really enjoyed the prompt and continued service. Food (rib-eye and filet) was delicious and cooked perfectly. Crab stuffed mushrooms and seared Ahi were great too. We were a party of 4 and had a great table on the 2nd floor. Highly recommended if you haven't tried this place, or return if you have.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    dinerpdp
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Excellent food. Fabulous service. Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best steak
    sdgal
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This has become our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Every time we go to Ruth's Chris, we leave exclaiming, "that was the best steak I have ever had!" The entire dining experience is worth the expense.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good!!
    abscVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food and service were excellent. We loved the shoe string potatoes, great steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In a word...THE BEST!!!
    GoodEats
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    OK so that's 2 words...Everything was the best we have ever had from service to food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had a great celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was great. Food was very good. plates were just as big as the steak so it made it difficult for cutting and sides
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Waitress Ive had in years
    Annettemypet
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 21st anniversary. We have dined this establishment before and wanted to give it another try after our last experience. When you go to Ruth's Chris, you should order steak, and the last visit I had ordered seafood. When the hostess sat us, I wasn't thrilled with the booth, a highly trafficked area. When Sheena greeted us, she was charming with a great sense of humor and she aimed to please. Sheena was the most exceptional waitress, she really, really wanted this to be a special occasion for us. She truly listened to what kind of pallets we had and made the perfect recommendations when it came to ordering cocktails, red wine and the best dessert to top it off. Always Order the bone-in!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just a great place and experience
    tilesVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    you can never go wrong at Ruth's Chris in Del Mar. From the minute you walk in the door you know it is going to be a good dinner. Everyone is attentive and the food is great. Menu is a delight - If you like steak there is non better in town. I had the filet and friends had the lamb chops - came to the table sizzling and delicious. Wine list is great - from affordable pairings w dinner to some really nice high end wines. Wait staff doesn't hover but always seems to be there to pour another glass of wine. We go there a lot for the special nights and generally start w the folks in the bar. Nice to start there w a drink and conversation w the folks sitting around waiting to be seated. Recommend this as a great go to restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't go Wrong
    SocalFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always awesome! Service impeccable, cocktails amazing. Food: To. Die. For. BBQ shrimp. Ahi, soups, steaks. Always on par. A favorite anytime!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Does not disappoint. Notified the host that we were running behind and didn't have any problems. Thanks for a fabulous dinner before our John Legend concert!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    Rachel
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We gave this restaurant another after a dining experience with disappointing service because the manager had found out about the lack of attention from our server and offered his assurances that it was not their usual standard of service. We're glad we came back because the food was great, the service was great, and the environment was comfortable (not too formal, not too casual). We will be back again. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Bob56
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Recent dinner was terrific! Handled last-minute reservation perfectly, seated us at table with excellent view right away, waiter helped us save a few bucks by offering prix fixe with a few substitutions to match what we were ready to order (waiter and server Chris were top-notch), corkage was reasonable, and ambiance was great. Recently had a couple slip-ups at the restaurant with some order mistakes or delays, but everything was perfect for us this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    GloberVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of the very best restaurants in all of San Diego - everything outstanding!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still my favorite steak house
    Skip
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have had many wonderful meals at Ruth's Chris Steak House, this was not one of them. The first rib eye, ordered medium rare, arrived medium well. The Manager saw Me cutting and examining the steak, came right over and apologized. He took the steak and brought back another one which was rare. Not wanting any further adou, I said it was fine. It was also the poorest quality of meat I have had at RCSH. the quality of service was excellent! The side dishes and dessert were really good! The Manager, waiters and hostesses were wonderful! I'll be back; we all make unintended errors sometimes. Thanks 30+ years of great meals!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the Sizzle
    KGirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We can always expect and get the best steak! Love coming here and the location is close to home. Great bar and happy hour, but often really crowded.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have celebrated a few Ann Dinners eating at Ruths Chris. This By far has been the best experience in our 22 years of marriage. We have dined all over the world at Ruth's Chris but Wow this locations was amazing. The hostess asked us if we were celebrating anything, we mentioned it was our 22nd Ann and before we knew it she was gone and back escorting us to our table. When we saw our table we both were shocked at the attention to detail. The hostess had arranged red rose petals and confetti on the table. She told us that they wanted to make this the best night ever. Boy she wasn't kidding. Our waiter had been filled in and greeted us with Happy 22nd Ann and thank you for celebrating it with us. The whole night was perfect!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mcschnoodles03
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have dined here at least 7 times. We were seated at the same table 3 out of 7 (all but one time we were a couple). The server was clearly over whelmed. I ordered a medium well steak with a hot buttered plate in case it wasn't cooked to my liking. We had 4 servers and a manager in 2 hours, so there was confusion. My medium -well steak was in the words of the server "rare at best". By the time I got my man course my husband was finished his t-bone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the1guy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    you dont even need a knife for the steaks, the view is awesome and service is great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice touch
    pecasbill
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I noticed that my wife's menu had a lower price for an item than mine did. I thought I would have a little fun so I told the waiter that I would have the item at the price on her menu not the price on my menu. Of course the check came with the price on my menu as expected. We brought our own bottle of wine. When the check came I noticed that there was no corkage fee for the wine and told the waiter that he forgot to charge me. He said that he and management discussed the corkage fee and decided to wave the charge because I pointed out the menu pricing error. I told waiter that it was not necessary but much appreciated. As usual, a lovely dinner with great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    JudyH
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We were escorted to our table immediately and as I had expressed it was my daughter's 50th birthday as we were seated they sprinkled little happy birthday "dust' all around the center of table. We opened our menu's and there at top of the menu page they had printed on a machine Happy 50th birthday Cindy Davis. It was on all our men yes. So classy and memorable. She asked if she could take that page home and they brought her all four if our menus. It was a night to remember and she couldn't wait to take a picture of menu & put it on Facebook. Thank you for sending the correct info to Ruth Chris in Del Mar, CA
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.