Ruth's Chris Steak House - Downtown Honolulu
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Downtown Honolulu

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Downtown Honolulu

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/
  • Phone: 8085993860
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Sundays 4:00pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Eli Low
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining at Ruth's Chris Steak House is the perfect way to make any meeting memorable and any event a celebration. Let your family, friends or associates enjoy the unparalleled Ruth's Chris Menu and be pampered by the Aloha spirited staff. Make Ruth's Chris Steak House the place for your next meeting, party or family gathering. - Alii Room, private (seats 12) - Victoria Room, private (seats 36) - Paradise Room, semi-private (seats 50) - Main Dining Room, semi-private (seats to 75) NEW! RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE LUNCHEONS! MINIMUMS APPLY. PLEASE INQUIRE.
  • Private Party Contact: Emi Espinda 8085952205
  • Special Events: Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Hawaii)offers the Sizzlin’ Prime Time Dinner Special featuring a 3-course menu starting at $39.95 (not including tax & gratuity.)Served nightly from 5-6:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Street
  • Public Transit: Directly across the street from the Waterfront Plaza/Restaurant Row complex.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is complimentary with a validated stamp for 3.5 hours. Valet service is available on South Street for $4 with validation.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Downtown Honolulu
Welcome to Ruth's Chris Steak House. When you visit Ruth's Chris, you soon understand that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the USDA prime steaks, broiled to perfection in a trademark 1800 degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, to the expertly executed seafood, island fresh fish, New Orleans inspired appetizers, unforgettable dessert and an award winning wine list, you will find that this is the steakhouse to which others aspire.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Downtown Honolulu reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)romantic (40)notable wine list (24)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Dad's 81st birthday
    JaxRVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We've had many company dinners here, so there was no doubt we would have a nice dinner for my father in-laws belated birthday celebration. It also happened to be the night before they would close for renovations. Service was great but we were a little disappointed that they had run out of so many things before we even ordered our food. Despite that, were still able to have a great dinner party. They really made up for it by bringing us two kinds of complimentary desserts. Great customer service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    GinaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    always a great steak, cooked to perfection. Not overdone, just perfect. The rest of the food was just ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Raina
    Rairai
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The place never lets me down! Always a great meal. Service is excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dining!
    Food4thought
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything was great!!! We started with a Caesar salad and ordered a filet mignon, which was broiled to perfection. Shared two sides - broccoli and potatoes au gratin, and a chocolate lava cake with ice cream. I have been to this location 8 times and the food is always SUPERB!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly off this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great tasting side dish specials (honey glazed brussel sprouts, southwestern mac n cheese) but the sprouts were slightly undercooked and the mac/cheese sat too long before being served and was only slightly warm. Both ribeye steaks were tasty but not of the usual Ruth's Chris caliber and definitely not worth the price this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    StAn
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This wasn't our first time to Ruth Chris for dinner so we knew the food was going to be excellent, which it was. But this is our first time going for a special occasion, we went for our 5 year anniversary and they did an amazing job at making it a special night for the two of us. I would definitely recommend to anyone celebrating an anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Tanya35
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent steak and alacarte veggies. Stuffed Chicken was okay. I wouldn't get it again- probably go for the fish. Specialty cocktail lemonade was tasty! Nice that they give you a birthday coupon on your next visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth visiting
    babyimp
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I ordered Fillet and Cowboy ribeye. Cowboy ribeye steak was great and well seasoned, but fillet steak was a little bit dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treated like royalty!
    Kikomom
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My husband and I decided to celebrate the anniversary of our first meeting, not date, the day we met. A girl came over to scatter red rose petals on the table to "set the mood"--so sweet, right? I would later figure out that this is their sign that the guests are celebrating an anniversary (birthday is orchids in a martini glass). Every staff member who passes your table wishes you a happy anniversary. Really nice touch. We had a fabulous filet dinner with our favorite sides (creamed spinach is a winner!) and were trying to decide on a dessert when our waiter brought us a flaming strawberry dessert to celebrate. This was wonderful also, but the gifts kept coming. We were given a gift certificate to come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Celebration place!
    FoodieMama
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Service here is always attentive, friendly & helpful. Extra touches w/ birthday champagne and dessert were very appreciated. Steaks were done perfectly and servings of sides generous and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meat
    Marco
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went there in a group of 6 and we got very good meat and an attentive service
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still superb after all these years!
    justinthyme
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was there on the night Ruth's Chris at Waterfront Plaza opened back in the late '80s. It was wonderful then, and remains so today -- never-fail food preparation, always delicious offerings, finely-polished service from its professional staff, and gracious ambiance from start to finish. Premium pricing aside, what's not to like about this iconic dining stop?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heaven
    NanaHen
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Took my BF for his birthday dinner. Service and food were incredible. I asked that the keep his birthday "discreetly" and they did. We had champagne to start and a strawberry-chocolate flambe for dessert. AND they gave him a $20 gift card to use on a future visit. Glad we went here to celebrate his monumental 60th birthday. Thank you Ruth's Chris!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Chris and Jill as well as the entire staff makes this restaurant my favorite place to enjoy fine dining!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sharing over good food
    Kamaki
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My friend and I had to share our summer experiences. We had generous drinks and yummyiferous appetizers! The entrees and accompaniments were attractive and delicious. We had to skip dessert because we ate so well. Murph, our waiter, was attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service ruined it
    Kailuachick
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went to celebrate my birthday the other night. While the good, as expected, was great, our server was awkward and not knowledgeable. He seemed confused by most questions, didn't know how to order a martini, forgot our drinks, and set a large fire to the table. After three guys came by to put it out, I at least expected a visit and apology from a manager, but no one even addressed it. Our server, while nice, obviously didn't have the knowledge or experience to serve at a restaurant of that caliber. I blame management most of all for obviously not caring about the dining experience they project.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Attentive service, filet and ribeye of high quality. Complimentary champagne and dessert for a birthday is a very nice touch. Parking is plentiful on weekends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raw Steak
    Hawaii808VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Ordered two medium rare ribeye steaks and was give a steak done medium, the other rare. Ordered brussel sprouts and the came to the table under cooked. They were apologitic and offered to pay for our dessert. I would have preferred a well cooked steak instead.
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  • Service is da best!
    HawaiiAloha
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Oyster rockefeller, stuffed mushrooms, rib eye steak (medium rare), creamed spinach, sweet potato, and broccoli are all very consistent. The rib eye is simply outstanding! Always goes well with my Crown Royal on the rocks! But what stands out the most is the SERVICE by the hostesses, waiter, and wait help. Always, always friendly and not imposing. Waiter Chris Harano is da best - - a gentleman who knows his trade well, and is knowledgeable in conversing with the multitude of various guests. He's the 'gem' of our experience at Ruth Chris Honolulu. My guests included my daughter who resides in Tokyo and sister-in-law who resides in New Jersey - - they just loved Chris (and the rib eye steaks)!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak in Honolulu
    HKLCVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is the first time I heard them say they "wet age" their beef. Maybe that's why I like it. I think the dry aged beef tastes like, well, rotting beef. Or maybe it is the fact that it comes on a 500 degree plate that has butter on it. Or maybe because it was cooked to perfection...okay, my husband's steak was way overdone...but we pointed it out, they knew it was overdone, were very apologetic, and refired his order very quickly. None of that attitude you usually get when you send something back. The appetizers were great. My bbq shrimp could have easily been an entree, but I shared with my family and it was delicious. The sides were also good. I would definitely recommend the mac and cheese and the brussel sprouts. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gets better every time.
    diningrepeaters
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our party of 8 people had an enjoyable evening of fine wining and dining. The atmosphere and service was enjoyable. Leilani and George were very attentive, quick and courteous. They made our dining experience a memorable one. Ruth Chris is one the restaurants we enjoy eating at and make it a point to return to.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SarahB
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food was good but not amazing for that price you have to pay for. Service is good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoyable evening!
    HiroReviews
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We always have a good time at Ruth's Chris in Ala Moana. Delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts, very attentive service, and great atmosphere. It will be our go to place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service?!?
    JPlunkett
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Server (Andy) was uninterested in anything besides collecting check and looking for tip. I watched her do it to several tables. Seemed irritated by our (simple) requests. Bought a bottle of wine - had to pour it myself - as server would stop by and did not care our wineglasses were empty. (It was NOT busy) - if I wanted to pour my own $$$ bottle of wine - I would have stayed home and had twice as nice of a bottle... When the check came - she hovered, even grabbing it before I was done! I was so irritated I spoke to the manager about it on the way out. Food was good - they got everything right there - my wife's steak was right after it was redone. Manager very helpful in that regard - overall the server tanked the whole expirence.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing 5th anniversary dinner.
    Hoomana
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food, great ambiance, shared conversation with other diners. Such a great way to enjoy an anniversary. The wait staff very helpful and attentive they helped to put the icing on the cake for us. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    audiboy808
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there and couldn't be happier we did. The staff very friendly, courteous, informative, very accommodating. The table was setup very nice they did a wonderful heart shaped design made out of rose pedals. Our waiter Kevin very good gave us the run down of the menu and specials of the night. He always checked on us to see if everything was going ok. Even the manager Laura stopped by to see how we were doing. Our food was great I ordered it medium rare boom cooked to perfection. Then our desserts wow it was good. Just the over all experience we had there was very top notch. We hadn't been there in a long time but after this experience looks like we'll be going a little more often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Foodie2
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    From beginning to end, our experience at Ruth's Chris last night was excellent. As soon as we walked through the door, our birthday dinner celebration was treated to the richness of the famed Ruth's Chris service and menu. I think we found a new special occasion restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    bustersfriend
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went to Ruth's Chris Steak house to celebrate my son's 31st birthday. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated. They brought my son a glass of champagne to start with and delicious bread for everyone. We opted to go with the Early Bird Special. All the steaks were outstanding! And the portions were so generous that we couldn't finish the steak, not even my 31 year old son! After dinner, the waiter brought over strawberries flambe, which was also delicious. What a great way to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, but noisy ambiance
    Carnivore808
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Really enjoyed the food. Steaks were top notch and perfectly cooked. Only problem was they seated us next to a party of 100 guests. As a result, upon arrival, it was noisy and people were standing around and drinking right next to our table. This made conversation difficult and we felt uncomfortable. We were celebrating our anniversary and would've enjoyed a quieter evening. The staff was wonderful, but it was difficult to truly enjoy the evening with so many people near us and so much noise. We asked to be moved, but the restaurant was crowded and so we got moved, but one table over. A little help, but not enough. Great food but ambiance was noisy and bad. A regular table would've made this anniversary awesome.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall
    Yuki
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Overall great rest, service was friendly and efficient. Wud return on special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perk
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Excellent food and service. The waiters were very attentive and were there when you needed them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great friendly service, GREAT steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We go for the early bird special (before 6 pm) - my daughter's favorite place. Love the escargot, which is in addition to the special. Service is outstanding - friendly, remembers customers, good timing on the courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food!
    evbj
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I love their steaks especially the filet mignon! Though it's pricey, it is worth it especially for special occasions. Good for dates, too!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, excellent
    Ordinaryjoe
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went to Ruth's for dinner for our anniversary. We were greeted with anniversary well wishes from start to finish by all the staff. We received a complimentary glass of champagne which was a nice touch. Shared an order of caesar salad, ordered the porterhouse steak to share, along with side orders of broccoli and mushrooms. The food was mind blowing! The salad and sides were fresh, tasty and plentiful, and the steak just melted in your mouth. Our meal was finished off with a complimentary strawberry flambé dessert which was the right amount after this bountiful feast. Our waiter, George, and all the staff there made it a wonderful experience. It's pricey, but you will definitely get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Kamaaina
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Arrived 1/2 hour early for our reservation & found out they have "Happy Hour". We had the calamari & stuffed mushroom. Both were very tasty & hot. Our server answered our questions about the drinks specials & were very patient. We were torn between staying in the lounge or our table. If we had a booth we would have stayed in the lounge as the service was excellent. The hostess were understanding as we tried to decide. At the table red rose petals on them & glasses of complimentary champagne, plus a dessert at the end of our meal. This made me feel like a special honored guest. The early bird special is a value but even better when it is enough food for the two of you & the quality of the food is still there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never fails to surpass expectations
    candymandibleVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I seldom go to Ruth's Chris but I'm always happy when I do. This time I went for my birthday because I had a gift card burning a hole in my purse - and on that note I must commend Ruth's Chris for having a "it never expires" policy on gift cards. I had the filet mignon, which was cooked perfectly. Their baked potato is mysteriously superior to other baked potatoes. They offered me a great glass of sparkling wine and a very entertaining flaming strawberry dessert in honor of my birthday. And because I was in such a good mood I went for the banana pie, which was HUGE. Our waiter was personable but efficient. This had to have been one of the most enjoyable birthday meals I've had for a long time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebration Dinner
    FoodiesrockonVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Don and his staff are fantastic. We were celebrating our anniversary and my husband's birthday. Our server Justin was right on point without being pushy or hovering. As usual, food was excellent. The steaks (bone in rib-eye and filet) were delicious. Will definitely return. Had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 505 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Downtown Honolulu reviews archive.
  • Love steak!
    Born2enjoy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    More on the pricey side. Everyyhing was ala carte, no set menus. We all had the ribeye steak which was excellent; tender and juicy. The restaurant was crowded and on the noise level was high. I expected service to be better...we asked for more bread, but never received it. Had to ask twice for hot water refill for my tea.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night success!
    datenite10
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Very busy when we were first seated and service was slow but picked up shortly after our first drink. We were treated like the only table from then on out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eathearty
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Excellent food and service. Wait staff tries to accommodate your every wish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic