Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3503/Fairfax
  • Phone: (703) 266-1004
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Evins
  • 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, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Fairfax, VA - 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 - Fairfax offers 3 private rooms: the Patriot Room - accommodating up to 24 guests, the Monument Room - accommodating up to 40 guests & the Potomac Room - accommodating up to 65 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Ellen Fatigati 8883658576

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Government County Pkwy
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking. Public lot also available.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Fairfax, VA 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 - Fairfax reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (93)romantic (51)notable wine list (45)fit for foodies (43)good for groups (37)neighborhood gem (20)vibrant bar scene (15)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (8)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Love this place
    JenTVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I know that we are going to have great food and a great time at Ruth Chris. Our Server, Tim, is always awesome. We request him and he has gotten to know our likes. Peas Au'Gratin are the best! So was the potatoes and sweet potatoes. Over the top good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris Steaks are the Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I don't think I've had any better steaks than the steaks I've had at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    BDayBoy
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Excellent welcome, waiter was top notch and the food was very good
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FreeFox
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Always top quality food and service. Treated us speca=ial for our 41st anniversary
    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.
  • Was once a great restaurant
    Inspector7
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Ruth's Chris Fairfax used to be good when it first opened. Great waiters, great food. Alas, nevermore. The last few times we dined there the service wasn't as expected for a fine dining experience and the steaks weren't cooked quite right. This time is my last for a long while: --manager never came around to check on things. Just a hostess counting tables. --what kind of New Orlean's restaurant doesn't have french press coffee? They took it off the menu. Sigh. They don't even have sweetened ice tea. --several steaks were not cooked as ordered or were cooked variably throughout --waiter didn't recite the specials menu --waiter didn't ask if we wanted coffee after meal --waiter messed up desert order for two guests and still charged the wrong price for one desert after told --waiter left water glasses unfilled multiple times --waiter didn't refill soft drinks unless prompted --waiter needs training --Masood was a great waiter from another table --dining room temperature was comfortable until about halfway through meal then the heat came on, must have gone up to 80, no exaggeration. Had to ask to get the temperature lowered to be more comfortable. People at other tables were sweating. --restaurant was packed when we arrived but then pretty much cleared out around 9pm--used to be packed a lot longer. Good things: Sweet potato casserole, deserts, decor, Masood, Better luck next time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ruths Chris is the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We love Ruths Chris Fairfax. Awesone people and service especially Domingo and Cameron.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Dining at Ruth's Chris was a disappointment. The food was only fair yet the price extraordinary. The price is not a problem and I knew the price before making reservations. It's just disappointing when the food is mediocre and you feel like you've been had. A great steak is one of life's pleasures. I have steak in just about every steak house in the northern VA area. I know a good steak. The Ribeye I had a Ruth's Chris was tough with lack of marbling and HAD NO calotte (cap). The "cap" is the greatest part of the cut. It was gone. BUT, what I did get was something the waiter told us about 3 times, and their TV commercials harp on...we did get a 500 degree plate. 15 years ago my experience at Ruth's Chris was incredibly fantastic. Not this time. This steak at came no where near the quality I consistently get at other go-to restaurants. I tipped well and smiled and otherwise enjoyed. Perhaps I may try again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was special
    2eatout
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Everything about our visit was special. The service was great, the food was exceptional -- the best sea bass I have had and a great steak. Everyone was friendly and helpful. It was my husband's birthday and they made that special with a special dessert. Even the women who took us to our table said happy birthday. No embarrassing singing. Everything was class. We will go to this restaurant again and again. The classic 3-course dinner was exceptional and a good price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris Never Disappoints
    MaryV
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were celebrating my husband's birthday and the staff at Ruth's Chris did everything imaginable to make it a special occasion, from personally greeting him with birthday wishes upon arrival, to the recognition of the occasion by each member of the staff who waited on us, to the lovely dessert inscribed with his name and birthday wishes. Our waiter, Masood, was absolutely wonderful. And as always, the food was excellent. The steaks were the most tender I've ever had and the seafood was really fresh. I would definitely recommend this Ruth's Chris to anyone who wants a good meal, regardless of the occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    CTPINTLVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    As always, this place is a constant. Great Filet's and great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great B'day dinner for daughter
    TraveldineVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Ruth's Chris is always a solid pick for a steakhouse and the one in Fairfax (where I live) is one of the better ones. We went for my 13-year-old daughter's birthday. They decorated the table with confetti, comped our desert and knew her name when we walked in. Love the uppercut can and the rib eye. Service was fantastic as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good as expected.
    FairfaxCIty
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A bit loud and very crowded, but it was SAT night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    rosanna34
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Ruth's Chris Steak House always delivers! Remains one of our favorite restaurants for so many reasons. The steak is prepared to perfection and melts in your mouth. The sides are delicious and remind me of home cooking done with care. Would highly recommend the restaurant for special occasions or just a night out for the very best in steak and customer service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Serendipidious
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Ruth's Chris this past weekend. My husband often takes his office managers here for celebratory lunches and has been pleased every time. I had been here several times before also. The steaks are amazing. The chef prepares them to perfection. The salads are always fresh and crisp. We both love the mashed potatoes. Ruth's Chris is a very good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    bh00000
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Had a great time celebrating my mother's bday with my wife and 5 year old daughter. Will come again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinning experience
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have been to. I dine here at least twice a month. The mixed grill is an outstanding dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had the worst experience...
    Krishv2
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was our first time at the resturant and we (me, my husband and 2 kids) went with a lot of expectations....the worst part was the server. He went down the list of specials onetime...and if we had a question or asked him to repeat something he was extremely unhappy and was showing a lot of attitude... Both my order and my daughter's was coming with the dessert but he said it didn't and charged us for it...he is the worst server I have ever seen...and because of him I don't want to ever go to this resturant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    Csc0223
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We celebrated my daughter's birthday here for the second time, and it was a lovely experience. Decorations on the table set a festive tone, and the food and service were just excellent. Anthony was a great server, attentive and helpful but not intrusive. A special dessert was the perfect ending for a memorable occasion. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They had an off night
    DiningOutTonight
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had been to Ruth's Chris a lot and have always had good meals and service there, but this time it was different. The wait staff seemed preoccupied and not as outgoing as they have been in the past. My steak had a lot of fat in it and was not prepared as ordered. It took about ten mins to get a cappuccino and then another 20 mins to get the check after chasing down the waiter. The prices have gone up again too. Compared to our experience at Mortons last week Ruth's Chris let us down this time and did not make our dinner special at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great
    redtruck
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always a great evening out. The food is great and the wait staff better. Our first choice for special times.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner with family
    lovefood2
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have gone to Ruth's Chris Steak House in Fairfax many times. Family favorite for all occasions and the food is good! Family fav lamb chops, salmon & ribeye steak. Sides are good also and its all served family style. Wine list & cocktails very good also. Service is always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Experience
    Janet
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had an out-of-town visitor and wanted to take her to a "special" restaurant. We chose the right place when we chose Ruth's Chris. The food was delicious. I had maybe the best filet I have ever eaten - cooked to perfection and melt-in-your-mouth. The sides are generous and great for sharing, especially the sweet potato casserole which is to die for. We received the most excellent, attentive service from our server, Min. It was a meal our visitor is still talking about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time Experience
    Alex
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My wife and I went to Ruth's Chris to celebrate a special work achievement. It was our first time and we were immediately impressed with the attentiveness and quality of service. I mean c'mon, they swapped my napkin from white to black so lint didn't get on my suit pants. We got the Ruth's Classic (one app, one entré, one side and the dessert). I had the corn chowder, ceaser salad, filet and smoky chipotle fingerling potatoes. Everything was top notch and delicious and we will absolutely be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening out ...
    DBEEVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was the best meal we have had at Ruths in a long time. We both chose off the Classic menu. The scallops were delicious and just to our liking. We tried the side of chipotle potatoes for the first time. Excellent and we highly recommend. The green beans with garlic were very tasty with just the right garlic flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great service..Great Food..Good ambience ..what more does one need !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal but expensive
    Harrton
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We found the restaurant to be much larger than what it appeared. Bar area was small. Great wine list. We had the crab stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer and they were delicious. We decided to do the classic menus rather than ordering ala carte. The steaks were excellent. We came here on our 25th anniversary. I recommend it for a special occasion and not for everyday dining. The bar menu seemed reasonably priced. I felt the titian cost of our meal was a bit high, this was most affected by the low priced bottle of wine we had($40) and that was the least expensive. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a standout in this price range
    Baxter
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a nice anniversary dinner here. Service and food are above average, but not so exceptional as to command the high prices of the menu items--all in all, not a standout in this price range.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • strange service this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had two servers. One who waited on us and the other who smiled and stood right behind the one who waited on us. While we didn't need the bread, they said they would be bringing some over but never did. Not sure what happened there...but the salads and petite filets were just what we wanted and it satisfied. We'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as Always
    SteakLover
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went for an early dinner and chose selections off of the seasonal menu. The food was perfect and wine was great. This is our special occasion destination and the professional waitstaff always makes for a memorable experience. We love those hot plates!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Very Expensive
    ffrancois
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was great and the service was fine. It is a very nice atmosphere but the bar being so close and open to the dining room made it a little louder than it needed to be. The prices are very high despite the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Gem
    enjoydining
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We dined here for restaurant week and had my 94 years young mother with us as well as our three high school kids. The selection was great and the food was wonderful. All the entrees were cooked to perfection. It' hard to please mom but she really enjoyed her blue crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great RW Dinner
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went for restaurant week and really enjoyed the filet, chicken breast, and crabcake special along with Caesar salads. Service and attentiveness is always great. Areally nice dinner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!!!
    Gayle
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As usual, we are never disappointed. Megan always ensures we have a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week surprise
    SnickersVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our entire party did the Restaurant Week menu and we were all very happy with our choices. everything was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls Night Out
    Dana
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a great time! Service & food fabulous. The Fairfax location is by far the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • #1 Restaurant
    renee1021
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Saturday, August 16, 2014 was my first time going to Ruth's Chris Steak House. I have heard about the restaurants for years but never had the opportunity to dine there until restaurant week. The food, service, and ambience was outstanding. I could hear myself talk but couldn't hear everything that was going on around me. I just love that a man in a suit brought my food to me Ladies (single that is) the men are very good looking. I know what does that have to do with the food. I'm actually planning to take my son and to go a few more time before the weather goes south. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that how great everything was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth's Chris - Fairfax, VA
    foodman69
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Second trip to this location. First trip, my dad received the wrong main dish so he had to wait while his main dish was sent back. We were there for his birthday, embarrassing. Second trip, every time food arrived, it had to be moved like a merry-go-round and shifted because the food was placed in front of the wrong person. The last straw on trip 2 was a Ruth's Filet I ordered coming in a "To Go" bag when I ordered it to eat at the table. It was even overcooked. The waiter fixed everything but again, why can't it be right on the first try? Too bad too that this location did away with their French press for coffee - it was excellent coffee. More is expected and more should be delivered from a Ruth's though than this location manages.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very big and crowded
    Norm
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Was here for Restaurant week diner and seated next to the kitchen door which operated like a bee hive in front of me. LOTS of traffic which was distracting and also had to listen to the table next to me that had a non stop talker who loved what he had to share. Steak was perfectly cooked along with the stuffed chicken breast. Garlic potatoes did not have the rich flavor that I expected. Menu items were way out of my budget but the Restaurant week prices were a good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Anniversary so US!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was our anniversary, and we love to have a great meal at Ruth's Chris Steak House for the occasion. They repeated their quality food and service for us again this year. They sprinkled Happy Anniversary sparkles on the table and even brought a special Happy Anniversary surprise and offered to take our picture to commemorate our celebration. Great night!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and Good Service
    FoodieAtHeart
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was great and the atmosphere as always was terrific. The only critique I had is that they were fairly slow to get our drink order to us, which we had to remind them about after 10+ minutes; everything else about the service was beyond reproach (water was kept filled, we were asked if we wanted more bread, they cleared dishes quickly)
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate