Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris-durham.com/
  • Phone: 9193610123x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining Manager - Carly Tortorello- Davis - 919.361.0123

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Renaissance Parkway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Durham is located in the Renaissance Center at Southpoint; adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn.

Whether you’re planning a casual dinner with friends, a party to celebrate, business meeting or banquet or a romantic dinner, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the most distinctive dining destination in the area. Ruth’s Chris professional, but personable staff will make your evening a sizzling success with first class service that is attentive but never fussy.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)romantic (31)notable wine list (16)fit for foodies (15)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Delicious Steak- SLOW Food Delivery
    look4gddiningVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I'll begin by saying the manager took my steak entree off our bill because the wait for it was beyond acceptable. It was, in all it's buttery goodness, absolutely delicious. All of the food was very good but the wait for it was just too long. ~~ I found the restaurant in need of a bit of an update: the wallpaper & wall prints seemed stark & a bit cheap. Dimming the lights & putting candles on the tables may help a bit. Some of the people dining there seemed to have just come from the mall or perhaps Walmart, based on how they were dressed. Just didn't have that Ruth's Chris upscale feeling. Wine list is good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awful experience
    Eatout
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went to Ruth Chris to celebrate our anniversary. Our service was absolutely horrible. Our waiter ignored our table the duration of dinner. It took about 25 minutes to get our salads and 30 minutes to get drink refills. I asked the manager for help but he did not do much. It still took forever to get our bill after that. One of our meals was comped for the awful service but I still will never return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful birthday experience
    tarheelVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Thank you Ruth's Chris in Durham for making my father's birthday dinner very special. From the moment we stepped out of the car for valet to the end of our meal, everything was wonderful. Everyone was so friendly, they all wished him a happy birthday, our table was prepared before hand with flowers, and the staff was very attentive. Our waiter, although seemed a little shy, was very kind and got our order perfect without delay. We even eventually made him laugh :) We have had a wonderful experience at the Greensboro location in the past with a large group and were happy about the same type of dining experience at this location as well. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Meal
    DiningTreat
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    As always the meals at Ruth's CHris Steak House are superb and the service excellent. For fine dining this is our place to go when we want a real treat!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Pleasure
    Amber
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We always have a wonderful time every time we go to Ruths Christ…. The strawberry Blue cheese salad with almonds was AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    ratch
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Going to Ruth's Chris has become a ritual for my daughter and I she loves to put on her nice clothes and go to a fancy restaurant. The steaks are awesome doesn't get any better. Any special occasion and we are off to Ruth's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining
    Giastorms
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a great experience as fist time diners at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. The hostesses were polite and the servers were always ensuring we were comfortable and well informed about the menu. The food was top notch and for quality food and service the prices were of no concern. We will definitely done here again. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's the small things
    Conrad
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have always been a Ruth Chris supporter and felt the exuberant pricing was justified because of great service and exceptional food. The last few times I visited my favorite Ruth Chris (Durham) I have noticed the service becoming mediocre at best. Broccoli was served raw and cold, by the time the new broccoli arrived dinner was over but we were still charged on the final check. I made a comment to the waiter, he told me to speak to the manager. The manager came over but would not offer to take the 9.50 off my check? A table for two at $250+ and you need to ask not to pay for cold and raw food?? If you going to charge a premium the food and service should reflect.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for romantic evening
    FishandVeggies
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Took my husband for a special, romantic night out. The service was outstanding! They make you feel like you have your own personal wait staff. The steak came out sizzling. My husband loved it because his steak was warm during the entire meal. The sides are big enough to share. Only 1 or 2 sides are necessary for 2 people. If possible, save room for dessert. We had a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Ruth's Chris goes not a winner
    Mdillon703
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I'm a loyal Ruth's Chris customer all over the country. This particular location is just not up to par on any of the levels. I won't repeat here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok but over priced
    notrich
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Wanted to show best friends a really good dinner out for all their help so went to RC's. Knew it would be expensive but went anyway. Relied on specials shown on company website but did not read fine print. After getting there found the specials listed but at much higher price than website. Waitress informed me that those were corporate sites that had rates I had seen and they were not one. Our waitress had an attitude all night, not listening to our questions carefully and just seemed to have a superiority complex. Was not made to feel welcome. Food was good, but not great as expected. I have had better overall meals but we had a good time anyway. Just overpriced for what you got.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    Hannah
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Love the petite fillet. Makes my mouth water. Best steak in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 16th Anniversary
    16thAnniversary
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our experience was "AWESOME". The staff helped me with a surprise for my wife as we were celebrating our 16th anniversary. The environment was great. The food was great. The staff was great and it really made the celebration one to remember for years to come.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    GromitVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Went for the lobster they are offering this summer. It was delicious. I love the service, the food, and classy atmosphere. Never disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service sets tone
    WantToBeARavingFan
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We were there to celebrate a special occasion and were looking forward to exemplary service and a perfect steak. The food was OK at best. The bread was hard as rock. We could actually hit it on the table. When we asked for fresh bread, we received it, but not until 45 seconds before our entrees and our server mentioned three times that he hoped we liked it because "he baked it himself". One steak was perfect, one was the wrong temperature. The succotash was OK- nothing wrong with it other than it was almost cold. The au gratin potatoes were still cold in the center of the dish, leading us to feel like this was a frozen, pre-portioned side that had been reheated improperly. The server had no business in a fine dining restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Experience
    travelerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have dined at many Ruth Chris' Restaurants, including in Hong Kong, and this Durham, NC gem lived up to their great reputation. The food, the service, the attention to detail, all were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris Durham
    goodfoodeater
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was good as usual. Service was a bit too cloying. Server sounded like he was performing an act. Not the best ambience as fairly noisy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took a group of 8 (6 adults + 2 children) for Father's Day dinner. It was a wonderful experience. The service was great. The food was great. The atmosphere was great. I will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak great!
    Grandaughters15129
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The steaks were great and so were the potatoes as we had 3 different kinds for our table of five. The asparagus was not something that we would order again, no taste, and not cooked to our preference. The other food was so good that we would not dare complain about the asparagus. An enjoyable evening by all!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok
    myoung
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Was traveling and needed a good dinner. Did not get it here. Food was ok, and service the same. In a hotel. So groups of guests and rather loud. Both Ribeyes were so full of fat, half was on our plate s when I finished. They cleared our table before even asking if we were done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Melt-in-your-mouth steak!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    My husband & I shared the porterhouse for 2 and thought we won't finish it.. it was sooo good we couldn't stay away from it. We added the blue cheese crust and it was just mmm. It was perfectly cooked (med rare) and was served on very hot platter. My daughter got the veal tbone and loved it--- I mentioned in my reservation that it was my husbands birthday. They served us a slice of cheesecake w/ a candle for my husband (free of charge). That was a nice touch! Their food is always great BUT ITS REALLY THEIR SERVICE THAT MAKE US COME BACK FOR MORE!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service rest rooms clean
    Jerryturner
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    the food was excellent the service was excellent the waitress was excellent the manager was great the overall experience was excellent thank you I will be back soon thank you for a wonderful experience we've always had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time guest
    Sparks
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I REALLY wish I had another waiter. Darryl seemed to be annoyed, sort of the service I've received when the waiter thinks that a one person table isn't worth it. He was too casual, uninterested, as if he was ready to leave and I was holding him up. My first experience, however, was what made me come back in the first place. It seemed like everyone rolled out the red carpet for me. This time, not even close. This time, my food wasn't as good. I don't know if it's because it was late and restaurant week, but my food didn't seem fresh, it seemed precooked. My chicken was DRY, too spicy and burnt. My gumbo was flavorless. I didn't voice this while I was there because I already felt like a bother, I just wanted to pay and leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris - Always great!
    sporges
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My Wife & I love eating here, it is very hard to find another place that delivers as good a steak and also excellent, attentive service. Definitely a place for special occasions but in this case, you most certainly get what you pay for! The fillet is simply superb, and every starter / side / dessert and even the coffee is also top notch. Great wine & drinks list as well. Did I mention the amazing service? Really, what is not to like! (aside from other diners in the room shouting at the top of their lungs so everyone else can hear their conversation as well - but that was not Ruth's Chris' fault, some people just have no class)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect anniversary meal
    ladym
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    really had a great time. perfect food (get the barbecued shrimp app), delightful wine. great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant week dinner!
    DandLfromNC
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our dinner at Ruth's Chris was perfect. Our meal was amazing. We tried the seafood gumbo and blue cheese and apple salad and then ordered the filet. As always, everything was cooked perfectly. We finished up with dessert (Chocolate Sin Cake!!) and coffee and had a really relaxing time. Our waiters were fun, polite and friendly and made our evening very special. We will be sure to take advantage of restaurant week again next year and plan to dine again at Ruth's Chris more often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly Cook Steak
    MEEOWW
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Ruth Chris is a GREAT place to go for steak. Your steak is always as per your request. Their seafood dishes are excellent too. Love their Chocolate Sin Cake is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening with a glitch
    PillrollerVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My two grandsons and I love this place because we love steak. My wife is more of a vegaterian. She ordered a vegatable plate and the waiter returned and said that steak fries were not available on vegatable plate but all the other potato sides were. Kind of strange and also cheap..But other than that were were pleased..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Standish
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I've been here a few times and it never disappoints. I wanted to see how their Triangle Resturant Menu was and I was pleased with the selection. The 4oz filet was plenty with the other two courses. It would have been nice to have a side included, we ended up spending more to have a veggie with our meal. Tomil was a great waiter; very attentive and wonderful personality.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality eats
    lgmah
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the sizzling scallop appetizer, the petite filet and ribeye, cooked perfectly medium rare, and the mushrooms are a must have. Also, the Caesar salad was delicious. We really enjoyed the Malbec, but I can't remember what bottle we ordered. The service wasn't perfect, but it was nothing to really complain about. And we've been to this restaurant about 20 other times, and this is the first time the service wasn't pretty perfect. So this will not keep us from returning. The place is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Donzer
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was a great visit to Ruth's Chris. We have been at at least 8 different Ruth's Chris Steak Houses over the past decade. They have been extremely consistent in their quality of food and service. You just can't go wrong with those sizzling, perfectly cooked steaks and luscious sides.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 528 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham reviews archive.
  • Busy weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Due to graduations the restaurant was very busy and appeared to expand into a banquet area. The tables were not very nice and the ambience was poor. They tried to make it nice but it was disappointing to go to such a nice place and sit in what seemed like a hotel ballroom.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day dinner
    Awsome
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I think that the waitress was on point. The place was beautiful and we were given roses and gift cards.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot and Delicious
    FoodLover
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Ruth's Chris is not your everyday steakhouse! It's more of a special occasion kind of restaurant where the low lights and quiet lend to a romantic celebration. We, however, were there to celebrate a college graduation and Mother's Day all rolled into one. The six of us had a wonderful steak meal that was hot and delicious....and when I say hot, I mean hot. The plates come out hot and the steak is still sizzling when it arrives at your table. Our waiters were attentive and helpful in determining how many sides to get for the number of people as well as to keep our water glasses filled without ever running dry. A great place to dine, but it is pricey so consider it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service was lacking
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    While the food was very good, the service left a bad taste in our mouths. We felt like we had to search for our server when we needed something as he did not check in with us very often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Surprising Service
    Unusualservice
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We are used to having excellent service and food at Ruth Chris. This experience was the worse that we have had. Though we had a reservation, we had to wait 10 minutes. The salads were excellent. The waiters kept our glasses filled. My son ordered a lettuce wedge without blue cheese but with balsamic dressing as his entree.when it came it was full blue cheese-had to be sent back. My son could eat very little on the menu. My husband's steak was over cooked. My steak and my daughters shrimp were great. After the food was on the table, the server didn't return. My husband had to go to the front desk so we could get the server to return with the bill. We know it is graduation time but this was not representative of Ruth Chris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service/so so food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We ordered 5 entrees and 3 side dishes and a bottle of wine. Our entrees arrived. Ten to fifteen minutes later we had to ask for our sides. Problem was we couldn't find our waiter and when we saw him, he didn't look our way. Finally another waiter sent him over. By then our entrees were cold. He came back with one of the sides wrong and the other one cold. One of our sides was asparagus with hollandaise. The first time it arrived it seemed like it was right out of the fridge. When he corrected it he kept warning us that the plate was VERY hot. I think they just put the vegetables onto a hot plate to cook them. It was not at all steamed or soft. It was warm this time but still raw. Very poor showing Ruth Chris for the price!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Ribeye was delicious
    mslady1006
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I was bring my boyfriend here for his birthday, when we arrived the host greeted us and told him Happy Birthday, they put rose petals on the table, which I thought was a nice touch. Our server was knowledgable and very friendly, the whole evening went very well, the low lighting made it romantic. Th food was delicious, I have absolutely no complaints, bravo!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks!
    Rarebird
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The crabmeat cocktail was outstanding! The oysters were delicious but whoever opened them needs more practice because there were many pieces of shell in them which was disappointing. They had a wonderful children's menu with a great selection of entrees. We had filets & strip steaks & they were all cooked to perfection & wonderful. The sides are big & are easily shared. A nice cocktail menu & the house wines were very nice. Dessert menu was well rounded & a nice selection of after dinner coffees. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth Chris never lets you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Ruth Chris never lets you down...consistently good. Serrver was excellent and the food comes piping hot! It was a terrific evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet