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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/16519/Knoxville
  • Phone: (865) 546-4696
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Terry Saunders
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, 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, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Knoxville, TN - 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: No matter what the occasion, Ruth's Chris is the perfect place to gather. We will work with you to customize any menu to meet your needs and budget. Work one-on-one with our Private Event Manager to select the right room and configuration, accommodate your A/V needs, and help enhance your event with floral arrangements and more. For more information please feel free to email salesknoxville@ruthschris.com
  • Private Party Contact: Shawna Frazier (865) 546-4696

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Neyland Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet is available curbside & there is an additional self parking lot located just outside the restaurant.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Knoxville, TN 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "All three members of our party ordered a filet, Ruth's signature dish. They were cooked properly and had a good flavor, although I would recommend asking for light or no butter, as all three of ours were heavy on butter, which in my opinion detracted from the flavor of the meat. The cut of the meat was fine, although two of us had multiple gristles in ours. The lyonnaise potatoes are always a treat. We also enjoy the creamed spinach. Our waiter, Rob was fantastic. One of the best service we have ever had at a Ruth's Chris, and that is saying something!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We've dined here many times and the experience is always outstanding. This time around, we had variety of steaks, sides, and lobster, plus an outstanding 2007 wine from Nickel and Nickel. That was followed by dessert. Even though our reservation was later than we normally eat, we did not feel rushed. The service was great as always. Highly recommended for those who enjoy a great steak!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Was in town for business and decided to try this restaurant. Sat on the deck, enjoyed the view of the Tenn River. Service was wonderful, meal was great. I don't drink, but had a great glass of iced tea."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Slow and inattentive service in the dining room. I've dined in many Ruth's Chris Steakhouse's throughout the country. Ths experience may be the time that stops that in the future."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My fiancé and I went out for a birthday dinner and it was fantastic. We had the entire patio to ourselves almost the entire dinner. It was a great view of the river and the service was amazing, we had two servers who took care of our every whim. Their names were Tracy and Michelle. They went above and beyond to make it a great meal. The manager checked on us several times to ensure everything was excellent. The food was amazing as always and we left stuffed."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "It was a perfect night to dine outdoors overlooking the Tennessee River! There were not many diners so we had the deck almost to ourselves. We had great steaks and wonderful Alaskan salmon with crab. The waiter was very helpful and polite. Wine list seemed a bit high for the selections. Would highly recommend for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed when I dine at Ruth Chris. The service is outstanding - truly outstanding, all the way from the very attentive double servers to the valet out front. The food is wonderful - and when my steak is as excellent as it always is, I don't mind the price. Sides are very large - easy to share. There were five of us - and we each ordered a different side which provided a wide range for each of us to sample. Everyone enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Took the lady for our anniversary 6/27/14. I ordered the strip 44$ Med rare and the wife ordered the salmon special, steak was burnt badly the salmon was barely edible the table next to us returned there's twice, I had waited ten minutes after our food arrived for Steve to return from smoke break presumably to return my steak he took it never asked if I wanted another and never saw him again had to get the clean up lady to get my bill which was brought by another waitor, was shocked a manager didn't come out to apologize for the steak. Would not return on a gift card you can get a better steak at ye olde and better salmon at Sullivan's."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Ruth Chris never disappoints. Foods exceptional, servers are very accommodating and knowledgeable, ambiance and view is one of the best in Knoxville. It's our go to place for special occasions!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wife's birthday. I had the Cowboy Ribeye, juicy and very tasty. Wife had Petit filet and shrimp, also good. They comped the dessert for her birthday gift. Smart."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great filet and great drinks. Server, Jennifer from North Knoxville was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "THE place for steak, in my opinion. Everything tasty, well prepared, and beautifully presented. Classy. Views of the river are among the best. Love the fixed price menu options. They are a great value."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We bring my parents once a year as a Christmas gift from the year before. We wait until a few months after Christmas to have something to look forward to. We always have a wonderful time and eat way too much delicious food! The wait staff is always top notch!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have dined at this restaurant on a few occasions, and always find it to be a solid and very good experience. The food is very good, with high quality steaks and good sides and salads. There is a great selection of cocktails and wines by the glass that change periodically. The dining space is open and inviting, with good seats along the riverside, or along the wine storage, where a high quality and diverse selection is available. Service is always warm and friendly, and done with the exact amount of attention. Ruth's Chris Knoxville is a highly recommended destination for Knoxville, especially for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This was another bad experience at Ruth Chris. Food came out under cooked and when sent back it was dripping in oil and was not consumable. This has happened every time we have been to Ruth Chris recently. What has happened?? If you pay over $100 for dinner you expect to be able to eat it. Very disappointing!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a great view by the window as requested on Opentable reservation. The table had been set with happy birthday confetti and a card from the manager. The service and food were excellent."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Ruth's Chris has no comparison , best of the best, our favorite place for special occasions , no one can make beef this good"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. Jennifer, our server, is such a delight. Best restaurant experience and steak in Knoxville, second to none. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We celebrated our 7th anniversary here and couldn't have been more satisfied. Our server, Sarah, was brilliant, friendly and very accommodating. We had a minor issue with my wife's meal, but she helped correct it quickly and even offered a side to take home, along with a dessert in celebration of our occasion. Little things make the difference and make a night out a fantastic time. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This was our 44 anniversary...Jacob was our server....wonderful view....great food...we must have been wished happy anniversary a dozen times from the hostesses to the servers to the manager....attentive and there when we wanted something...simple gestures make and made a difference. We used valet parking...when we were taking care of the bill, Jacob had the valet bring our car up so it was waiting curbside at the front door when we left. Thank you to Jacob and to the staff at Ruth Chris' .... A nice touch was when they called in the afternoon to confirm our reservation verbally...we had already received email confirmation...."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great choice as always! Good food, good service, and a great time with my wife on her birthday! "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Went for Mother's Day...food was fabulous, service was fantastic! Worth it for a special occasion!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Best Ruth Chris experience that I had ever shared with my family!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I've been to a lot of steakhouses from Las Vegas to up and down the East Coast, but never this one... I was impressed. The shrimp and filet was an absolutely fantastic entree. The meat was tender, flavorful, and cooked just perfect!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "RUTH CHRIS AS ,ALWAYS, WAS GREAT!FOOD WAS PREPARED JUST RIGHT. WE O TO A RUTH CHRIS WHEREVER WE TRAVEL "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I had a great meal. The waitress was very nice and keep asking us if we needed anything and if the food was to our satisfaction. The only problem was when it was time for us to leave we had to wait over 15 minutes to get our to go deserts."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We dine at Ruth's Chris periodically, mostly during the evening. This time we went for Easter lunch and had salad, steak, and a drink. Service was outstanding as always and the food is perfectly prepared. It's hard to beat a steak at Ruth's Chris is the bottom line. During the daylight hours, the view of the river was quite nice as well and the space is light filled. We'd always recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good steak in Knoxville."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great filet, great sides, and great service. Great upscale restaurant."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My wife and I loved celebrating her birthday at Ruth's Chris. The staff was friendly and made us feel special. Sarah, our server was outstanding. The steak was exceptional. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Yes they have locations all over the country, but the food and service are always excellent! This is also an excellent location overlooking the Tennessee river."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Knoxville, TN. It was our first dining experience at this restaurant, and our expectations were high. Making the appointment online was very convenient. I requested a quiet table, and we were seated at a small table in front of a large window overlooking the bay. Our table was decorated with Happy Anniversary confetti, and a personal note from the manager was at our table thanking us for choosing Ruth's Chris Steakhouse to celebrate our anniversary. The atmosphere, service, food, and wine were exceptional. It is a wonderful place for a special, romantic occasion. "
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Quality of the food was excellent, service was excellent, top notch!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My Husband took me out for a date night to Ruth's Chris last Friday night and it was wonderful! Our food was prepared perfectly and they accommodated our Gluten allergy without any issues. They had a great wine list with one of our favorites listed, a Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon! It was a romantic and scrumptious experience! Will definitely go back again! Love my hubby so much!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The place was busy on a Saturday night and a bit uncomfortable and loud. Really disliked the coconut pineapple bread pudding. Waiter was nice, but had too many tables to keep up with."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The service was not terrific and nor was the food. I had to send my steak back because it was a very tough cut of filet mignon. One of my family's entree came out incorrect. I found the sides to be incredibly under seasoned. Our desserts came out wrong and not together. I think they need to get it together. I found the whole experience to be incredibly overrated. I will most likely not return."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal here. It is consistent and excellent. I can't tell you about anything other than the steaks, because I can't bring myself to order something else. However, it is not inexpensive - $14 for a Martini and the wine list starts at about $50."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "You can never go wrong with Ruth's Chris! We always have a wonderful meal. The service was good and the food was excellent as well as awesome dirty martinis! Enjoyed the new side dishes especially the lobster mac n cheese! Keep it up and we will continue to come back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I took my fiancé here for valentines day an as usual it was great. We had been to the one in Asheville but this was our first time to the one in Knoxville. Great view of the river from our table. Our server Andrew was friendly and very knowledgable. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I have eaten at your restaurant dozens of times, both in Knoxville and in Nashville. I usually have a very good experience with excellent steaks. This visit was very dissapointing. Your filet was NOT good, not a good lean cut and not the usual good flavor. The service, however was wonderful as always. I will be back, and I expect better next time. I am not a person who often complains, and I usually give very favorable feedback, but this time was not up to your usual good standards. Sorry."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined here many times since it is near our home. As most folks know Ruth's Chris is all about steak. As the saying goes, those who like this sort of thing will find it to be the sort of thing they like. This time around, we had bone-in filets, cocktails, wine, and dessert. The wine selection is great and we've gotten to know a great waiter, Steve, over time, who knows a lot about our tastes and suggests interesting bottles. The space at this location is nice and overlooks the river near downtown. If you want a great steak in this part of Knoxville, this is the place to get it."
    Dined on 2/16/2014