Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lahaina
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lahaina

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lahaina

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/
  • Phone: 8086618815x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Sundays 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Warren Seta
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Here's a way to make any meeting memorable, any event a celebration. Private dining at Ruth's Chris! Let you family, friends or associates enjoy the unparalleled Ruth's Chris menu and be pampered by the Aloha spirited staff. Make it Ruth's Chris for your next meeting, party or family gathering. - Maile Room, private (seats 10-30) - Large groups are welcome to join us in our main dining room. Please call or email our special events manager for more information. Banquet menus are available. NEW! RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE LUNCHEONS! MINIMUMS APPLY. PLEASE INQUIRE.
  • Private Party Contact: Denise Neary 8086618815x
  • Special Events: Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Hawaii) offers a Sizzlin’ Prime Time Dinner Special featuring a 3-course menu starting at $39.95 (not including tax & gratuity.)Served nightly from 5-6:00pm. Happy Hour served in the lounge from 5-7pm

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is located at the Lahaina Center. Parking is validated for 2 hours. After 2 hours, there is a charge of $1 per hour.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lahaina
Welcome to Ruth's Chris Steak House.
When you visit Ruth's Chris, you soon understand that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the USDA prime steaks, broiled to perfection in a trademark 1800 degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, to the expertly executed seafood, island fresh fish, New Orleans inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and an award winning wine list, this is a steakhouse to which others aspire.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lahaina reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)romantic (19)scenic view (19)fit for foodies (12)notable wine list (11)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • We went here knowing what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/15/2010
    We went here knowing what to expect, having been to several different outlets of this chain. As always the food was very good, but for the same money there are plenty of other options in Lahaina we preferred. Service was OK, anything less would have been unacceptable, and we have encountered far better both in Maui, and in other Ruth Chris establishments. The staff was trying, they just couldn't seem to pull it off.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server was very patient with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/14/2010
    Server was very patient with our 4some, including one member who was rather indecisive and sometimes difficult. Answered all our questions and was accommodating when that one member of our party decided he didn't like what he'd ordered and brought him a more-than-suitable replacement. Great steaks at a rather pricey cost.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server was good- not great.
    Aloha1734VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2010
    Our server was good- not great. We ordered the BBQ shrimp as an appetizer & had to send it back. It was refrigerator cold. The server did make it right,but that's not the way to start off a "fine dining" experience. In Maui we like the Plantation House much better in comparison. The view is nice though here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold food, poor service....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/29/2010
    The McDonalds of Steak Houses, ; baked potato cold (we were there a half hour after opening, only 2 other tables, we should have been rocked out on EVERYTHING!)poured our own wine every single glass, for a $!%. dollar of wine, I expected some semblance of wine service-I'm sure the waitress expected to be tipped on that $150.00!) Items missing or lukewarm. Once server was aware of inconsistency, she avoided us big time. Then, the "Molten" chocolate cake was cold! No warm chocolate oozing out, just cake surrounding a ball of chocolate! Sorry, Ruth's, very dissapointed on a special event evening.
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  • Everything was wonderfully
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2010
    Everything was wonderfully prepared, as always. It was so good that we ate there twice within our 1 week stay on Maui. We had the ribeye and the crab legs along with creamed spinach au gratin (a must!) and the consistency I expect from RC's was on full display. The one thing we didn't like was the cheesecake, which was dry. But they brought us a banana creme brûlée instead which was unbelievably good (I think they only serve this in Hawaii, as I have not had it at other RC locations.) Our server Bob is definitely worth requesting, as he was so attentive, friendly and cheerful. The rest of the staff by the way was also very friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went to Ruth Chris Lahaina
    lakers24
    Dined on 8/10/2010
    Went to Ruth Chris Lahaina from our previous experiences at other Ruth Chris Steak House around US. Was a total disappointment due to the reasons below!!! Choice of appetizer was not available and also choice of dinner was not available. Ended up ordering what they had in stock. I would not go to a another Ruth Chris steak house if I have not been there previously. Total disaster
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  • Great experience at RC in
    jamie
    Dined on 8/3/2010
    Great experience at RC in Lahaina. It's been 4 years since I've been to a RC due to a HORRIBLE experience at their Irvine, CA. location. The service was simply FANTASTIC. We have 4 kids including a 5 year old and a 6 mos baby and our server ANDY couldn't have been better. He opened this location some 13 years ago and one would think that he was still in his first month based on his positive energy, attentiveness to the kids and impeccable hospitality and patience. Thanks to Andy for making our visit to RC a memorable one! My 11 & 13 year old now have a new "favorite" restaurant thanks to Andy and the perfectly cooked steak!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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  • BOB OUR SERVER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE
    9999VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2010
    BOB OUR SERVER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND WE HAD SERVICE WITH A SMILE. CHRIS, THE MANAGER WAS EXCELLENT.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The gumbo was a good rendition
    davidVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2010
    The gumbo was a good rendition of the New Orleans standard; our steaks came to table perfectly prepared as ordered. Side dishes were generous enough to share. Wine list was quite varied. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BOB WAS EXCELLENT AND THE
    9999VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2010
    BOB WAS EXCELLENT AND THE MANAGER CHRIS WAS ATTENTIVE.
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  • Always a fabulous meal and
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2010
    Always a fabulous meal and the view of Lahaina harbor is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • We had the most incredible
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2010
    We had the most incredible meal at this Ruth's Chris Steak House. The food was absolutely incredible and so was the service. Everything was top notch! One of the best restaurants we ate at during our visit to Maui!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BOB WAS EXCELLENT . THE SERVICE
    9999VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2010
    BOB WAS EXCELLENT . THE SERVICE AND THE FOOD WAS GREAT.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Literally no one in the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/29/2010
    Literally no one in the restaurant and the hostess had to try to 'find' a table for us. Server was bored and looked around the room as he talked about the specials. Menus were missing pages and desert menu even hadn't been updated since they were offering a 'seasonal holiday pumpkin cheesecake.' Food was good as it is at any Ruth's Chris, but I predict this location will be closing soon. We surely won't be back.
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  • Upon our arrival we were seated
    Outstanding
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    Upon our arrival we were seated right away. We then sat for roughly 15 minutes before anyone even approached our table. They brought our water and then we waited again for service. The waitress was very nice - tried to push us into eating immediately and we told her we wanted to order drinks and enjoy them for a few minutes before ordering. One thing we have learned about this location, if ordering a filet, you need to request a center cut otherwise you will probably end up with the end cut. Two large parties came in and were seated next to us which was fine but our waitress had them both. Once she started with them, our service was unacceptable. Great place and view, they just need to do something about their wait staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ruth's Chris never disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/11/2010
    Ruth's Chris never disappoints. If you are in the mood for a steak to offset all the fish you'll have in the islands, then definitely go here.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couldn't believe that with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/28/2010
    Couldn't believe that with empty tables and a reservation, we needed to wait 5-10 minutes to be seated. RC consistent quality was available in Maui. Was a welcome break in the abundant seafood available in Maui.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My visit to Ruth Chris in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/25/2009
    My visit to Ruth Chris in Lahaina didn't start out too good. First of all the hostess wanted to seat my party in a dark corner. I made reservations weeks in advance and I thought we would have had a better table and one with a view. The hostess did move us but she was not happy about it. I requested my steak be cooked well and it came rare. The waiter apologized several times and took the steak back to be cooked more but when he came back it was still pink inside. Again very apologetic. The manager came over and apologized and asked if I wanted another steak and I said no. He took my steak off the bill, gave me a glass of champagne and bought me desert again apologizing. So my visit ended better than it began. I would return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff were very prompt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/12/2009
    The staff were very prompt in getting our dinner and told us about the specials that they had on. The food was fantastic and we really enjoyed ourselves.
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  • Nice to see this very pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2009
    Nice to see this very pricey chain offer some price concessions. We ordered off the prix fixe menu which saved a considerable amount of money on dinner for 4. The food was excellent as always at this chain
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  • The food was terrific but
    CTLeftyVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2009
    The food was terrific but the service was not. We ate the special price fixed meal and the choices were good. The salad was fresh and a nice size. The petit filet mignon was perfectly cooked and tender. The house speciaty bread pudding was incredible. The portion was large and very good. If the service were better, this would have been the best meal on the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff was nothing short
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2009
    The staff was nothing short of the finest service I've received in a long while. Great food, wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The resturant was very accomadating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/6/2009
    The resturant was very accomadating and the food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were so turned off by the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/20/2009
    We were so turned off by the price/value ratio here it's difficult to be really objective. Although the food was fine, it was definitely not even close to outstanding -- way overpriced, especially when compared to the other really excellent restaurants in that same price range on Maui. Sorry, but we will not go back, and can't recommend it.
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  • Expensive but good food. Service
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2008
    Expensive but good food. Service slow. Coffee served somewhat cold
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably one of the few Ruth's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/9/2008
    Probably one of the few Ruth's Chris restaurant with an Oceanview. Try to make your reservations around sunset, probably 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, depending on the time of year. Service and Food is consistent with other Ruth's Chris restaurants
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The three others in my party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    The three others in my party had not been to a Ruth's Chris before. I must say that our waitress was top notch that night and made sure we all had a very enjoyable dining experience. Thank You, Gary Skaggs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • My husband & I were looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    My husband & I were looking forward to a good steak. Unfortunately there were two mishaps; one was he ordered the cowboy ribeye and when it came was without the bone. He ordered it because it was on the bone. We waited 10 minutes,this is while I was already eating mine giving him pieces of my petite filet. The order came,it was blood rare, he had ordered medium. At this point he said he wasn't going to eat any steak."Just bring our check." The mgr came over and he comped my husband's wine and salad. How embarrased I was that I got to eat and he didn't, nothing else was offered. It was disappointing for $65. My suggestion, ALWAYS repeat back the customers order. Why wasn't this done? If we go back my husband doesnt want Jaun for a server.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • I have been to Ruth's Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    I have been to Ruth's Chris Steak Houses in California and New York, but this was the first time in Hawaii. The food and atmosphere was consistent with the other locations. We really enjoyed it (as always), and I appreciate the staff being so friendly to our 1-year old son. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter informed us upon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Our waiter informed us upon arrival that the restaurant was short staffed that night. However, we received excellent service. Waiter was attentive and meal timing was impeccable. Only drawback was that our favorite cheesecake was not up to par, a bit frozen in the middle. Cheesecake experience was the only weak portion of our evening and it was likely related to being short staffed. We reside in Orange County, CA but we will definitely return to Ruth's Chris Lahaina when vacationing in Maui in the future.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • horrible service and food.
    Michele
    Dined on 3/11/2008
    horrible service and food. we had to send back three entrees. the waitrss was so busy chatting to another table she forgot the wine......steak was raw, and requested medium, potatoes were ice cold and totally forgot one vegetable. unfortunately way over priced for the service and food we received. the steaks were awimming in butter. disgusting
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  • Great food and nice wine selection.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2008
    Great food and nice wine selection. Too much noise and didn't really have any ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic