Ruth's Chris Steak House - Hartford
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Hartford

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Hartford

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/
  • Phone: (860) 666-2202
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm April 8th (Easter Sunday): 1:00pm - 7:00pm May 13th (Mother's Day): 12:00pm - 9:00pm We will also open for lunch for private parties (Certain conditions do apply)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ruth's Chris Steak House is the perfect location for your business meeting or family get together. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Seamus McNeally 8606662202

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kitts Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Hartford
Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. Broiled in a trademark 1800 degree oven & served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, your steak is presented sizzling hot at your table. In addition to steak, the menu features an assortment of chops, as well as fresh seafood and lobsters. We serve only the finest produce and offer over seven different types of potatoes. Dinner is not complete without trying one of our homemade desserts. Ruth's Chris is also proud of its award winning wine list featuring over 150 domestic and imported selections. At Ruth's Chris Steak House, there is truly something for everyone!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Hartford reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)fit for foodies (26)romantic (22)notable wine list (15)good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (9)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Over-rated and over-priced
    NightowlsNightOut
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Although everything was very good, there are many other Hartford area restaurants that offer equally good food, service, etc. at a far more reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service were very good
    IenjoyeatingoutVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food and service were very good but the location needs a facelift. The décor is dated, and the tables a bit too close together. We did have to wait 30 mins past out 8:30 pm dinner reservation, but I guess that is not unusual on a Saturday night. Having said all that, the hostess, and wait staff were friendly and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We started with the crab cakes which were outstanding, really delicious, among the best I have ever had. We also had the shrimp cocktail and caesar salad, both were also very good. For dinner we shared the porterhouse steak. It was also very good, not outstanding, but a solidly good steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service!
    Shell
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The service highlighted this great meal We went to celebrate our anniversary. The food wasa zingy delicious. We had the carpaccio appetizer and it was perfect. Covered our desire to have an app and a salad. We also had a few oysters that were also delicious. For our main course my husband had the bone-in New York strip. I had the petite filet and a crab cake All of it was cooked perfectly and did not disappoint. We ended with the chocolate explosion which was not all that unique but delicious nonethe less. Beyond d the wonderultimate food, we had excellent service. Plates were cleared prompt and the restaurant was probably staffed to deliver a superior experience to all their diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional
    jenn
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have never had a bad meal in this place-- impeccable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CT. Restaurant Week
    DCBC
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Excellent meal, Caesar salad, filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes and mushrooms which we shared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet and Savory
    dinner42
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Sweet as they placed rose petals on the table for our anniversary and savory as the food was delicious. Service was excellent. Thank you Becky.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As always, Ruth's Chris lived up to my expectations with another fine cut of beef and great service. We will return as often as possible!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was a great evening. Our Wedding Anniversary and they had spread rose peddles on the table and all the wait staff came by and congratulated us. At the end two small desserts complements of the house.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Diner two nights in a row
    Hungry
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had dinner here two nights in a row, Awesome both nights, staff was very attentive and professional. Love this Place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    JDS28
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    There is no question that Ruth's Chris is among the better dining experiences available in this region. From the quality and consistency of the food, extraordinary wine list, and helpful and attentive service, this is a five star destination for a special event or to impress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    Hungry
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The staff and food were amazing. A wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    ShamRockVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    From the moment we were greeted until we left the staff was excellent, attentive and professional. The food was outstanding and the table was ideally located for a business dinner. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Restaurant
    Neen
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great as always.. Never disappointed. We go out to dinner often, so Ruth Chris is always a great choice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special touches !!
    Peggy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was special; the service outstanding and ALL THE LITTLE TOUCHES (A PICTURE OF THE TWO OF US) MADE OUR 47th ANNIVERSARY VERY SPECIAL!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A surprise
    EatingCanada
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband recieved a gift certificate from a client. We decided to use it and take some friends for dinner. We had ben to Ruth Chris in Baltimore and in Bethesda andvwe would give them a C+. The Ruth Chris on the Berlin Turnpike was a definite A. The steak and sides were delicious and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    CJMRVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I compared this to a recent trip to the amazing Ruth's Chris in Sarasota, so I was a little disappointed. The food was good, but the steak plate was not buttery. The butter had burned off. The rosemary raspberry martini should have had muddled raspberries, but instead it had just one raspberry. Service was great, except that we felt rushed by their attentiveness. Lastly, we had the worst table in the restaurant. View of the bar, heavy kitchen traffic, and view of the reception desk/front door. Employees were rushing by our table and talking all night. Bread, creamed spinach, and calamari were delicious.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    Denise
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went here for a night out and had a great time. Steaks were cooked perfect and the staff was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 288 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Hartford reviews archive.
  • LoveToDine
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great Atmoshphere, Great Food, Great People. We popped in for a quick early evening bite. We sat in the bar area. Very nice Happy Hour offerings. Would highly recommend. I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well worth the price
    WannabeinbordeauxVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We use this restaurant for special occasions. It's pricey but you get more than enough for your money. The beef is unbeatable, every menu item is high quality and tasty. The service is very competent, attentive, and warm and friendly. Cocktails are the best. Not quite as fancy as Morton's or Fleming's, but a consistently better dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never fails
    KD1982
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is by far one of the best steak restaurants I have ever been to. I am never disappointed after a trip to Ruth Chris's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    Eric
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Went here for a night out and everything was great. Steaks were cooked perfect and the key lime pie was a great finish to the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Date night here was a treat. First class service from all FOH staff. Food was good, sides were poorly seasoned. Our potatoes were very salty and the vegetable had no seasoning at all. Best thing we had was the steak. It was cooked to perfection and outstandingly delicious. Some negatives that will prevent me from going back was the lack of attention to the restaurant. It was very very dusty and cob webs hanging from the ceiling; a complete turn-off. The booth we were seated in had noticeable dust on the woodwork, which made it very hard to feel comfortable. Overall it was a good experience, however the lack of cleanliness of the restaurant made it an unpleasant experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Been to Ruth Chris 100times or so. The steak was not prime quality . They also raised the price. Very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dress Up for Dinner Please
    1188Ashley
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Looks like people don't get dressed up for nice dinners anymore. I dine at plenty of Steak Houses in all the big cities in the US. This Ruth's restaurant is outdated and people were dining in shorts and sandals....? The steak was very good. the spinach salad was lackluster and backed potato was under cooked. Do you think a steak house should charge for a side of béarnaise sauce? Well maybe, but $8.00? I don’t need to go back as there are plenty of alternatives. The only reason I did was because I had 2 $100.00 gift cards.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Evening
    ShamRockVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 34th anniversary at Ruth's Chris and could not have enjoyed it more. The food was outstanding and only exceeded by the attentive professional staff. This is one of the best managed restaurants anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food and service, and especially great to have dinner in a restaurant that was not insanely loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FullServiceGM
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Spot on service. Attentive without being intrusive. The food was tasty and well prepared, though my wife felt her steak was slightly over cooked. All in all, a very good experience to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth Chris Steakhouse
    Caryn
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    On your voyage for the best steakhouse, Ruth Chris is definitely a must try. The service was fantastic and the food is delightful too. I tried the filet mignon and shrimp combination, and my mom had the T-bone. Next time I might considering ordering a step below my usual temperature preference as the beef continues to cook slightly on the sizzling hot plate brought to your table. Overall great choice if you are looking for an upscale steakhouse experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    jlss
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I called ahead and asked for a nice, quiet table for us to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were accommodated in every way. We selected a nice cabernet sauvignon from a good wine list, and had fabulous steak dinners. There were a number of tables with children in the restaurant, but not a one was noisy. The atmosphere and service were just right.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spring Evening Fine Dining
    TasteBuddiesVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The hostess was welcoming. Our table was just in the way of everything/everyone so it was distracting when our chairs kept getting bumped. Our server recognized this herself and later offered us a table change. We declined as we were already well into our salad and delicious warm bread. The food was hot upon arrival and well-prepared. Portion sizes were more than adequate. The dessert menu looked as great as it tasted. My entree came with a dessert, but our server gave my husband a complimentary dessert and expresso for both of us. We appreciated their insight (without us complaining), attention and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    ConnecticutFoodie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    If yo love good steak and attentive but not overbearing service you cannot go wrong here. Always superb.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not up to par
    WeSitAndEat
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Not up to par with other Ruth's Chris Steak houses. The food was just ok, but for $100 per person (without drinks) the food should be much better. The bone-in Ribeye should have had great flavor. I tasted like it was marinated in dish water. The service was excellent, all of the staff is very welcoming and attentive
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Dissapointment
    PNakano933
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Overbooked for a Saturday night. Service was very slow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Choice
    Shammy
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Shrimp appetizer was way over cooked, but our steaks and sides were up to Ruth's standards. Service was great but not like you would expect from an expensive big city chop house. Ambiance was good but again don't expect the same energy and vibe you would feel at a Ruth's in Chicago or even Providence. Still has the same prices. Steaks are exceptional but the "experience" is just good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    suchafoodie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I love the ambiance and great service that I receive whenever I go to Ruth's Chris. Please continue to keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    WildFire
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Steak = Ruth's Chris. When you really need a good steak dinner Ruth's is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Night
    Lesley
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My husband and I dined at Ruth's Chris for our anniversary. While the bill was higher by some margin than our normal date nights, we felt it was worth it. The food was great. The service was attentive without being "in your face." Everyone who worked there seemed to know it was our special day. Definitely a go-to for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    Kate
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Ruth Chris in Hartford has a great, attentive wait staff and is really a great place to enjoy a meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, our dinner at Ruth's
    Susan
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    As always, our dinner at Ruth's Chris steakhouse was incredible! The food, the staff, the atmosphere are all fantastic! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Meal
    lindy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had reservations for dinner to celebrate my husband's and daughter's birthdays. The lounge was so crowded that you could hardly enter the room. The parking was terribly difficult, and many patrons complained that there was no where to park. I know it was because of the large amount of snow, but it was frustrating. The restaurant was slammed, and many had to wait for their tables. With a reservation, we still waited almost 20 minutes. After we were seated the service was good and efficient. The beef was delicious, but the salad looked like it had been standing in the refrigerator for a while, somewhat wilted. Next time we will try for a week night in order to have quieter dining, but overall, a good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.