Ruth's Chris Steak House - Destin
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Destin
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Destin

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ruthschrisdestin.com/
  • Phone: (850) 837-7884
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday thru Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Ruth's Chris Destin is located in the Silver Shells Resort, west of Henderson Beach State Park.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak
  • Executive Chef: Russ Johnson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Wine Room (Max capacity 8 guests)
    NOTE: To reserve the wine room you must speak to a manager. If a manager is not available at the time you call, please leave a message on our voice mail or with a host/hostess and a manager will return your call as soon as possible. 850.337.5108.

    Ruth's Room (Max Capacity 30 guests)

    New Orleans Inspired Courtyard (Max capacity 28 with patio furniture, Max capacity with banquet table and chair rentals 60)
  • Private Party Contact: Michael J. Thomas 8503375108x
  • Entertainment: We offer entertainment by Billboard Charting-National Recording Artist / Vocalist / Saxophonist Michael J Thomas-www.michaeljthomas.net
    Tues. thru Sat. "upon availability".

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Restaurant Row
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Destin
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 entrees. A variety of fresh-cooked vegetables, including seven kinds of potatoes, salads, homemade desserts & an extensive selection of over 400 domestic & imported wines complete your dining experience. Ruth's Chris never fails to please! Join us daily for happy hour 5-7PM.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Destin reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Excellent restaurant
    cygnus
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food is great and the service is always good. Very consistent quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night
    MJMcVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Everything was fantastic. Our waiter, Courtney, is THE BEST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • destinfun
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    First time in Destin. This was a great end to a great week. The food was good and the service was the best. Truly enjoyed the evening. Would repeat in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hibiscus01
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Took 2 of my grandchildren for a nice dinner. They loved the food!!!! Everyone was very promopt. Have dined at Ruth Chris many times, never disappointed. My only suggestion would be change the bread. Very stale and dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 30th Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary, and Ruth's Chris was an excellent choice. Excellent wine, service and food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My daughter and I decided to splurge on dinner one night while on vacation and we were so, so glad we did. Everything was amazing about the dining experience. The food was top notch and the wait staff amazing. I could go back in a minute! Well worth every dime we paid!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Barb
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Perfect for a special occasion. Enjoy the fact that you can hear what your companions are saying. No loud music to have to talk over. Michael's sax adds a wonderful touch to the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • goodfoodfinder
    goodfoodfinderVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Outstanding wait staff! Part of 3- all had different steaks-prepared 3 different ways-all were delicious! Will return next trip to Destin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious fare,Outstanding Ambience
    Tinydiny
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Once again Ruth's Chris has never let us down. The food and service was superb, unsurpassed in quality. We have dined all over the world and nothing compares to Ruth's Chris for consistency. We have decided that your establishment is the most beautifully arranged. It was not so dark as the others always seem to be. I had the special, the grouper with lump crab meat and béarnaise sauce and it was delicious. The NY strip that my husband had was served Pittsburgh style just as he ordered it with the perfect sear yet remained rare in the middle. His shrimp cocktail was delicious and so was the onion soup I enjoyed. The dessert of creme brûlée was just as delicious as always. Ah, but we love being able to depend on consistent perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice break from the beach
    BigEdAtlanta
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A nice respite from tourist traps. Good food, excellent service. I go there every time I am in Destin for a nice night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the same Ruth Chris experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Server was super pleasant when we saw him. Martini made incorrectly and had to be remade. My Filet was overlooked which surprised me as I have been to this restaurant in many cities and never had a food or service flaw. Now to the positives....the fried green tomato appetizer was Awesome!! Everyone else enjoyed their steaks and cooked to the requested temperature. The au gratin and creamed spinach sides were also delicious! The manager personally apologized and addressed the issue with my steak which I appreciated! The acoustics are not great. There was a VIP table on the other side of the restaurant who was loud and we could hear every word they said. I would try it again as this is atypical of my previous experiences as I mentioned!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently perfect
    BossRoss
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been dinning at Ruth Chris of Destin for almost 8 years and everything is always perfect. From Michal J. Thomas, the entire staff and management team always treat me and my children like family. Ask for Tara if she isn't there re book your reservation. Can never say enough how much Ruth Chris has opened my eyes on food, wine and proper service. The price and service will match the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a group
    YumYum
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We entertained 10 last Friday night and the food was fantastic, the service was perfect and we all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always!
    Julia
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This is a must do in Destin, FL. Great everything! WE always have a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steaks not exceptional
    JL2003
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    There was 8 of us, and all but one said their steaks were good. My steak was suppose to be medium, but was chewy like shoe leather. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful, and saw how tough my steak was, yet... Didnt offer a refund. I spoke to the manager on way out and he refunded for the one steak. Remainder of meal was excellent... But, this did not meet the usual experience I get at Rith's Chris... Which is normally my favorite steak house.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steaks
    bbc1013
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Great Place for a Great Steak cooked just right and served sizzling, stuffed mushroom's, cobb salad and potato's au gratin are also very good, you pay for what you get a Great Steak and sides. Worth a trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Dissapoints
    Tony
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Ruth's Chris is always a great spot for a nice, quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    Ooolala123
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We dine here every time we visit Destin. The service and food are always consistently excellent. Makes me hungry just to think about it! On this trip, we had an issue with the parking attendant. We did not tip him when he took our vehicle to park it. I guess he thought we were not going to tip. After our meal, he retrieved our vehicle and he received his tip. Once in the car, we realized he had turned the radio up blaring out the tunes and had set the air on 60 degrees and blasting! He will not keep us from returning to one of our favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Ruth Chris
    ElegantFoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The restaurant was very elegant and the service was great but the food was just alright. For the price I expected exceptional. Overall it was a good experience and I recommend trying it. You will feel like you are dining like a king or queen even if the food doesn't taste like it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris Is Dining Nirvana
    DrJimT
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We have never had anything less than a great dining experience at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. What else can I say.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Amazing
    alimel
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Ruth's Chris has amazing steaks, sides, and appetizers. It is not the regular beach restaurant. It's fancier. So, pull out a cute summer dress and go have an amazing steak! Wonderful service that you can't beat anywhere.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Destination Destin
    DustysMom
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    In Destin multiple times,but I can honestly say this was the worst visit. Main waiter,Robin, not very attentive, disappeared for long periods of time? They also must have a New Mgr, not the same from the last two years. Never saw him engage anyone, walked past our table and others multiple times, totally ignored the patrons. This restaurant was NOT busy. Empty tables all around us in the main dining room. The young man who assisted our main waiter, was absolutely delightful, Jerry was attentive, knowledgeable, perhaps he should be a waiter? He was definitely a "bright spot" of the evening, along with the young man who provided the entertainment. We could have stayed and listened to him all night!We love Ruth's Chris, will always be patrons!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food always
    kmorton
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Ruth Chris's always has great food and it delivered for Easter brunch. The noise level was a little higher than I would've liked. They sat us by a large group of children (not sure why as there was plenty of seating open). I would've asked to be moved if I knew it would be that loud. The wait staff was on their usual game at my visit. My husband asked for some more bread and did not get it until almost when the main course was served. I ran out of my drink for awhile before it was refilled. The food was spectacular! I would give it a second try since this isn't a usual for the restaraunt.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Dinner
    AlabamaVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Steaks were delicious! Great wine selection. Our entire meal was simply spectacular. Service was great and the atmosphere was upbeat, but elegant. We had six people in our party and we all had a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Vacadestin
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We had an amazing dining experience! My 13 year old dauhhter and her friend tried escargot and both loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday night table for three
    GPop
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Just a great place for an extra special dining experience. Appetizers, filets, sides, desserts, and one drink each for about $80 per person. The quality of the food, service, and ambience makes this a great place to dine for a special occasion. I highly recommend this great restaurant for any special occasion!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    JOYA
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Overall a great dinning experience my first choice to eat on a special occasion or anytime, I have been dinning at Ruth Chris steakhouse for the pass 9yrs. I enjoy every moment. Keep up the good job Thank You, Joya,N
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Valentine's Day
    Daniel
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We come here every year for Valentine's Day. The steaks and sides are wonderful, the service is great and the experience is first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Jnjinnc
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    We came here for my wife's birthday and were certainly not disappointed. Our server, Eugen, guided and made recommendations throughout our dining experience. Appetizers of escargot and crab stuffed mushroom caps, entree of the cowboy ribeye paired with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted garlic green beans and a wonderful comped dessert of the chocolate explosion, nothing was less than magnificent. Our server and his helper were very efficient, yet allowed us plenty of time for private moments. Never rushed, nonetheless the meal progressed at a comfortable clip. Drinks, appetizers, main course and dessert. Never rushed but always attended to. We could not have asked for more. A fine, quality steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special day
    hatae2cook
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    We loved the wine room for a group of 6. Very private. We all had different steaks, the T bone for two, ribeye and fillet. All were done to perfection. We shared sides of salad, baked potatoes and vegatables. All food was served hot. Our server was gracious and polite. I would recommend Ruth Chris for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    panhandlefoodie
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Frankly, I've had better steaks for less than the price of those at Ruth's Chris. I ordered my steak to be cooked medium- it was perfect. My boyfriend's steak however, was overcooked. He had ordered for his to be cooked medium and they made it well done. Hindsight, we should have sent it back, but honestly the restaurant made us very uncomfortable. We were sat in the very middle of the room so any request made felt like all eyes were turned toward us. Also, everything is a la carte so any sides or extras must be ordered separately from the steaks; the sides cost $9-13 per side- absolutely ridiculous. If you go to Ruth's Chris, expect to pay $55 to $80 per head for good food that can be gotten elsewhere for a better price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Grand Slam!
    fanofRuthChris
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Robin made our night out extra special by being super attentive to our needs. We have never had a negative dining experience at Ruth Chris.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service. Super
    Buff4stakeVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Great food and service. Super for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have never had a bad dining
    Diane
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    We have never had a bad dining experience at Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as ever
    Marco737
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Not cheap, but absolutely the best steaks out there ! Many locations in the US, Canada and even in Dubai. My favorite, always trying to find one where ever I am.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    cygnus
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Great food, best steaks in the area. Quite and nicely decorated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 40th Anniversary Celebration
    deby
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We spent our 40th wedding anniversary at Ruth's Chris in Destin, FL. The food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was perfect. The sax player, Michael J Thomas, played "our song" tableside and we felt like 18 year olds again. Thank you for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only 1 problem steak ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    only 1 problem steak ordered med and was well.this was taken care of by staff.thank you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Runner1
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Spent a very pleasant 2 hours dining with my wife at Ruth's in Destin. Quiet, lovely decor and excellent service. Our steaks and shripm were wonderful and Jon's tableside service was courteous and witty. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would recommend to anyone who is wanting to spend an unhurried evening dining out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite steak in Destin
    SealeX2
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    The food was fantastic. Of special note were the oysters Bienville and the escargot. Steak and venison specials were excellent. The very professional and friendly service made the experience completely enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.