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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
  • Email: knoxville@ruthschris.com
  • 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I went for Valentine's Day and the atmosphere and meal was everything I expected. I usually go to Ruth Chris at once a year for a special occasion and really enjoy the food and so does my wife. I really enjoy the fillet steak and lobster tails."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This is the premier special occasion destination in Knoxville and the surrounding area. The food as well as the service are always five star. The management team of Paul, Roland, and Shannon are very attentive to their patrons needs. We have never been disappointed to have Steve as our waiter as he takes that aspect of our dining experience to the next level. My wife and I are looking forward to celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary there this spring!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our waiter Steve was great,but i feel that his support staff were a little slow in the things to help him to provide a overall great service experience.."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a fantastic experience for valentines day, best steak I've had ever!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My family and I have a wonderful time celebrating my dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. The food and service were excellent! Would recommend this place to anyone for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We visit here often, since we live nearby. Ruth's Chris does what they do very well. We have had Steve as our waiter several times and trust his judgment on wines, which are a main feature at the restaurant. Steaks are outstanding. We enjoy the cocktails as well. There is a nice view of the river at this location, plus it is a nice room. If you like great steak, you probably already know about Ruth's Chris and if not, give it a try. This is the best steak we know of in Knoxville."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The food and ambiance were as one would expect from Ruth's Chris. The service delivered by Brandon was, at a minimum, on par with the service received from any of the previous Ruth's Chris's I have dined at before. Very well performed."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We dine here every time we are in Knoxville which is several times a year. This time was probably the least impressive of all of our visits. Our waitstaff was almost in attentive and when we were given a moment if their time, it was as if they were so rushed that we felt we were a bother. We had to ask where our cocktails were as they came after the appetizers, had to ask for more wine where as usually in a restauarants of this caliber, that is a given. Finally my steak was over cooked but with the waiter that we had, we decided to let it go. The steak was still delicious but brown thru out with a hint of pink does change the flavor."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Yes it's a chain restaurant, but in this case, it's a good thing. They have their menu down to a science. Easily the best steak and the best service in Knoxville. Everything on the menu is fantastic. If you go, I recommend asking for Jim to be your server. He provides a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "I took my family here for my own birthday. I had mentioned it was a birthday dinner in the reservation and they definitely read it and prepared. All the servers knew it, asked about it. The table was decorated for the occasion along with a card from the manager. Food and service were excellent. Our server Sarah knew the menu, knew the wine list, was a real pro."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "The dining experience was outstanding. Steaks come out sizzling and they were top quality and melted in your mouth. I would highly recommend it for the quality of the food and the view of the river - very romantic. The service was impeccable."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "everything was wonderful!! appetizers, entrees, drinks, wine, the view and the service! go here...you won't regret it!"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Overall very good but expensive for the service and quality of food. Great for the special occasion but there are plenty of great restaurants in the Knoxville area at less than half the cost with as good or better meals and service. Up front the staff are great from greeting at the curb to seating you at the table. From there you are in waiting game and good luck on which server you get. I am sure there are outstanding servers but ours was a bit on the ordinary side. Nice enough and proficient in the job, just a little slow and not what you would expect at this caliber of restaurant."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Always have exceptional food at every special occasion visit."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "My wife and I wanted to celebrate our first anniversary at a nice upscale restaurant and Ruth's Chris was the perfect spot. Welcomed with a friendly smile when we walked in the door and the friendly service never stopped from then until we left. Waiter was extremely knowledgeable on menu and wine list and even brought some sample wine for us to try of which was his recommendation. Ruth's Chris provided a beautiful "Happy Anniversary" desert that was delectable. Great service all the way around making for a great first anniversary for me and my wife."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "First i will start with the staff who was fantastic! We arrived at 4pm for our 4:30 reservations with the intent of sitting at the bar for a few drinks before dinner. We were greeted and sat at the bar for 15 min or so, then ushered to our table. We sat across from a young father and his 9 yo daughter who we later found out was celebrating her birthday as was my wife. We made light conversation with the father and young lady and wished her a very happy birthday. The waiter caught wind of this and unprompted kneeled beside the little girl and told her that it was her special day and she could be assured she would be treated like the princess she was; he did not disappoint! He made that little girls night and in doing so he made ours."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Food was exceptional…. I had the wild salomn… amazing. Everything is prepared exactly the way you want it!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Great Chain with a great location on the TN river. Service is outstanding with the perfect amount of Southern Charm in the staff!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "It was a fine dining experience with one exception. My dining companion ordered a 16 oz, ribeye, rare. It was cooked perfectly. However, it had a large amount of gristle throughout, which was totally unexpected, given that Ruth's Chris takes pride in the quality of the beef it servess. . The evening and the food would have been very enjoyable except for the quality of the ribeye. We felt that at the prices charged the steak should have been tender and better-trimmed to eliminate the gristle. ."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "My steak was fatty and way too high a price. Didn't care for the hostess telling me to remove my ballcap to eat. I paid over 100 dollars for the meal and I should have been able to eat naked if I wanted to at that price!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Wine service excellent, but blinding sun at beginning of meal ... staff declined to lower blinds or pull drapes....and, inexplicably, no bread plates despite 7-10 visits to table by staff with bread sitting on tablecloth(they failed to notice or correct). However, food was worth returning for."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Even if you've been to Ruth's Chris before, you should check this one out. Great location, and giant patio."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Had another wonderful dinner at Ruth's Chris. I don't eat beef myself, so you'd think I wouldn't be drawn to a "steak house," but it is so much more than steak. Although I am sure the steaks are amazing, and my husband would agree, the seafood and poultry choices are always some of the best meals of my life. On this visit I had the scallops on the specials menu. They were literally some of the best I've ever had. And the stuffed chicken breast which is always on the menu is one of my favorite all time dishes."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "The downside was they were out of two diners' beverage selections. We arrived a few minutes prior to the reservation and there was really nowhere to sit and wait as the bar was jammed. The food was especially good . This is one superior chain!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This dining experience was great. The atmosphere was quiet and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Thanks to online reservations there was no wait and the waitress attended to us promptly. The steaks were amazing and the wine list is superb. This was a great first experience at this restaurant and will definitely return."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "My husband and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we were very pleased with the atmosphere, service, décor and the food. We will definitely return again."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We were there to celebrate a belated 80th birthday for a dear family friend and his wife. The staff was simply incredible, service was "next level" and the food, as always, delicious! I lopve this place and will return often when in Knoxville!"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "My husband and I celebrated his retirement at Ruth's Chris. We had an excellent time. The food was fantastic as expected, the staff was very friendly, excellent services. I highly recommend and we will continue to visit them."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Ruth's Chris does what they do very well -- steak and wine. We've been there many times and have always had a good experience. The Knoxville location is in a nice space and the wait staff is attentive and engaged. Recommended for anyone that wants a good steak in Knoxville."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "Food was awesome, however service was very slow and not often enough for a Ruths Chris."
    Dined on 8/12/2013