Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fresno
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fresno

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fresno

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/111113/Fresno
  • Phone: 5594900358
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Tommy Chavez
  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Fresno, CA the same flavor, service and expertise from Ruth's Chris to you! 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 Steak House offers expert planning assistance and custom menu options for your entertaining needs. Our warm hospitality and responsive, professional service ensure that your private party, banquet, reception, rehearsal dinner or any special event will meet your highest expectations.
  • Private Party Contact: Misty DeFlitch 8776256099

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: A valet is available on Friday and Saturday nights for a fee of $5.00. Self parking is available all week long.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fresno
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Fresno, CA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fresno reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (13)romantic (8)notable wine list (8)fit for foodies (6)hot spot (5)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Ruth Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    If you don't mind the cost this is a great place to eat. The cowboy ribeye is amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food
    fresnobest
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was fantastic and the service was the best we have ever encountered. Thank you for a fabulous experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WineAndDine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Friendly, fine dining experience. We brought friends who had never dined at Ruth's before. Our waiter, Scott Beal, made them feel welcome & comfortable. He was a great waiter & his recommendations were delicious. We appreciated that the chef was willing to split our salads & baked potatoes for us (per our request since the portions were very generous). Our rib eye & filet mignon steaks were cooked perfectly. We were able to chat with each other and eat at a comfortable pace. We never felt rushed & had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    GandG
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A last minute decision to go out for dinner brought us to Ruth's Chris, via Opentable. We're not steak eaters but were pleasantly surprised by their seafood items, which were nicely prepared and not overcooked. Good wine by the glass selections. Service was a little precious - servers could tone it down a little. Otherwise no complaints.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiters were awesome!!
    donahue1980
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The wait staff was great. The good of course was amazing. The ambiance was just right.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Iluvsteak
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The meal was outstanding . The interior of restaurant was a little stuffy.my guests. & I enjoyed ourselves
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faith
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    the food and service were fantastic however extremely expensive. One of the guests had the stuffed chicken, steak and lobster and two of the rib eyes--everything including the service was good. It is too expensive for a weekly night out but for special occasions I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 169 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fresno reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were celebrating two wedding anniversaries and the evening was perfect
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and Steak
    JMCSEC
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    At first, our waiter was attentive. Thereafter, he fell apart. He was very nice, but it appeared over tabled. It looked like he was covering 5 tables when we arrived. He took a bit long to take our order. We ordered the same salads and dressing, but gave us the incorrect dressing. He forgot my wife had ordered creamed spinach rather than green beans. As for food, we ordered the crab cakes as an appetizer. These were fine and tasted fresh. The steak is another story. It was way over buttered. In fact, it was like butter soup with steak. If your calorie counting, tell the waiter to hold the butter or have them lighten the load. Everything else was fine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating a special birthday
    specialist
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We were celebrating a special birthday and that is exactly what we felt! Special!!! The service was great. Definitely made us feel like we were the only ones there! Food was outstanding!!! We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Evening
    Doug
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This particular visit was on a Monday evening. We thought service would be good being it was not a weekend or some special occasion. We were wrong. The restaurant did not have enough help. Our party of 5 took over 2 1/2 hours. Our sever was good he was just over extended. For a $500 tab I expect more. Probably will be awhile before I return back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Special Occasion Play
    Beagle47VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is an excellent Fresno choice for a special occasion or moderate up-scale bar experience though it is a chain. I am always impressed by the service here. The ambiance is quiet, classy and while a chain seemingly unique perhaps as much for the experience as the decor. The meat dishes are best as one might expect; the Mrs. and I have never been disappointed with a Filet and/or mashed potatoes. Steamed vegetables are a safe bet as is a red wine off the half-bottle list or an Old Fashioned, neat and dry.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Poor
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Ruth's Chris. We expected the same superior experienced as our last year anniversary. Sad to say it was less than mediocre. The food as always was amazing! However our service was extremely slow. I believe that we were somehow lost in the shuffle. We waited approximately 20-25 minutes between each course. It was to the point of feeling awkward. We were there for almost 2 1/2 hrs. Our server attempted to redeem herself at the end by being extra friendly, however to no avail. The damage had already been done. We will definitely go back because of the food. I hope they get it together by then.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    hufnc002
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Service was great, food was delicious, management was on point, hostess was professional ans courteous. I saw a lot of team work. Overall it was a fantastic first experience at Ruth Chris.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our special occasion
    Marc
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our dinner was, as usual for Ruth Chris's, excellent....but for the first time we felt that our server was out of synch with our dinner. No glasses for our champagne & then 2 different glasses & no ice bucket until asked......a few other things along the way... But overall another great Ruth Chris experience!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    Jsp1792
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    My husband took me here for my 60th BD dinner. It was perfect ! It's not our first time here. We find Ruth's Chris consistently delicious and the service is excellent. I especially l like the variety of choices I get for gluten free options. Wonderful menu.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Good greasy buttery steak. Indigestion special Side loaded with grease. But what do you expect from a steakhouse. Steak a bit tough too much butter but very hot. Excellent service
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Dining
    dining
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We actually were able to dine instead of just eat and without a TV blaring in our face!
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our birthday dinner at Ruth Chris's
    Marc
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had a great experience there for a birthday dinner. We've been there several times before, but this time was one of the best visits. I believe our waiter did an outstanding job and would ask for him again....trouble is, I've forgotten his name! If he gets a chance to know about this review, tell him he made it a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Dinnerout
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Had dinner with my husband on Saturday night. The food was fantastic and our waiter "Andrew" was excellent. We had a great time and are looking forward to going again. Definitely worth the cost!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak!
    BusinessDinnerGuy
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Better experience this time than last. The food was great, and the service was good, and we were seated in a much better location for conversation. I would definitely recommend over the competition (Flemings in particular).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feb 15 is Valentine's Day!!!!
    Vex8us1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I have 4 children so needless to say, our "Date Nights" are few and far between. He surprised me for the day after Valentine's with the Cirque de la Symphonie as entertainment. But prior to attending that affair, he took me to Ruth Chris. We are both enjoy a great "Cab" and boy did they have a selection!!! We both ordered the calamari as an appetizer, umm...yummy, and it came to our table quick!!! I thought it was for some other patron. And then we moved on to our steaks. Succulent and full of flavor. No sauce is needed. Then I ordered their sweet potato casserole. Let me tell ya, you owe it to yourself to try it at least once in your lifetime. My husband's lucky that I didn't stick a fork in his hand!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad horrible experince
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My time at Ruth Chris's was terrible and ruined my valentines day.. I highly doubt I'll ever return to this location..
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful experience
    Tmama
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is not the sort of place that you go on a date and the guy spends the entire time watching the game over your shoulder. Everything is prepared simply & deliciously. No 25-spice blends or 12-ingredient dishes, here; just really well prepared food that tastes exactly as it should. The ambiance is pretty good, but the bar was a little noisy, which can be heard from everywhere else in the restaurant. Overall, It was a wonderful meal and is the best date restaurant in Fresno, in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great steaks!
    Looking4local
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    A perfect place for a special date night or night out with friends. The food is always good, staff makes the experience a pleasure. The quiet atmosphere is great for enjoying conversation as you dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 5 year anniversary experience
    Tomsombat
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    my wife and I had the most wonderful evening enjoying the best service we've ever experience. we felt like kings and queens. we will definitely be back for more. thank you for such a warm welcoming first time dining. God Bless
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak & Lamb!!!
    Aly1
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Everything from the service to the meal was amazing. Try the spicy crispy lobster appetizer. Best ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    All the food was very good, the sea bass absolutely melted in my mouth and was well seasoned. We will certainly spend another special occasion at Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Christmas Dinner
    LuckyOne
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    There aren't many restaurants open on Christmas Day in Fresno, and we were tired of going to the old standby, so we decided to make it a really special occasion and go to Ruth's Chris. It was just what we needed. The food is pricey but fabulous and the ambience is elegant. The greeters and servers were cheerful, helpful, and attentive without being intrusive. The petite filet and the sea bass were fresh and flavorful and cooked perfectly. It was a treat that we hope to experience again next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak and side dishes.
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Excellent steak and side dishes. Were will return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    FoodLuvr
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Entire experience was wonderful. Quickly seated, attentive wait staff, great wine selection, and most of all....food was amazing. Best Chilean Sea Bass to date. Quality and flavor you expect at these prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    ronniesmother
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    I took my son to your restaurant for his 25th birthday. He is a trained chef with a degree in food preparation and restaurant management. I asked him his opinion (and he is very critical) he said he would give your restaurant a 4 rating. The person who was helping the waitress was good but hovered a little to much. The acoustics were not admirable. Not sure if it was the noise coming from the bar, but I could not hear my son very well when he was speaking to me. If both those expectations would have been met, he would have rated it 5 stars. He never gives anyone a rating above 3 except for you and Hunan's. As the food is wonderful in both restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday
    baldnavychief
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I initiated the reservation through open table. I called the afternoon of the reservation. After informing the caller I would be on time, I also mentioned it was my birthday. Upon arrival, I was greeted with a Happy Birthday from the hostess. After being seated, we saw that there were birthday sprinkles on the table cloth. Each worker who assisted at the table made sure they said happy birthday. It was nice since they knew it was me. Service was OUTSTANDING!!! The waiter was there when he should have been and was not when he was not needed. This was a pleasurable experience, I will return!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • " Steak " Your Claim on Ruth Chris
    Jade
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    This was my first time ever at this restaurant and I plan on going again! The ambiance is very nice, dark wood and artwork. The real magic Of this place is the service and the food. You will never want for anything The waiters and servers are top notch. The food is DELICIOUS !! It is expensive but well worth it. There were several families there With children but I wouldn't take anyone younger than a teenager
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Show
    RoadTraveler
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Easily the best restaurant in Fresno. Ruth's Chris is dependable anywhere for a business dinner, but the one in Fresno has a very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Good location in the north part of town. Highly recommend!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-so
    Greg
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I guess I expected something fantastic, but I've had better steaks in small-town diners and better seafood in Pismo and Monterey. The service was excellent, but the meal itself was pretty common fare. I won't be back unless someone else pays for it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What you would expect
    Guchmyster
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    First of all we always love dining at Ruth's Chris and the food and service is always top notch. Stuffing ourselves is never the goal but somehow we never make it to dessert... I personally have a ribeye or filet in mind but the specials are always so darn tempting if not (deliciously) tempting. You can't go wrong if you've got a special occasion (the staff will go out of their way for you) or like us you just want to get out of the house. Actually, the best time to go is if someone else has something to celebrate (b/c I always want a chance to dine here again!). Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Quality Grub
    Dano
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We have never been let down by Ruth's Kris. Service is excellent, food is mouth watering. My son is a picky eater but he loves the steak here. I had the Sea Bass and it was mouth watering. No one came away from the table dissatisfied. We all were full and smiling on the way home.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth Goes All Out
    SamsVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Ruth's Chris is always a worthy stop on your dining agenda. Excellent food, service and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal
    Fresnofisherdoc
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Great salmon and shrimp, seasoned with hot peppers for my wife. I had the ribeye, cooked exactly as I had ordered. Baked potato, broccoli and spinach were good enough to make a meal. But I wasn't going to pass up a chance at a great steak. I wasn't disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.