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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lahaina reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (26)romantic (21)scenic view (20)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (11)notable wine list (11)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    One of the best steaks I have ever had and I have had some good ones in my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    JuJu
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    goodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgood
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service.
    WilliamsFirm
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This restaurant provided a very nice non-seafood option. Great view of the Maui sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tough Rib-eye Steak
    Dinner2Two
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've visited this Ruth's Chris several times in the past and had excellent experiences. Unfortunately I tried the rib-eye steak instead of the filet, and was very disappointed. Oddly enough, this steak was very tough to cut and chew, and not as juicy as one would expect from a $50 rib-eye. The Manager brought me a replacement, and it was not any better. Good news is this steak was taken off the tab, but I will not try the rib-eye again and will stick with the usually awesome filet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great steak
    Luv2go2OakBrook
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Although this location could use a little sprucing up, as well as the addition of my favorite Harvest salad, their house merlot & salads are both $7 in the bar until 6PM. My sister & I are in our 70's and could never eat an entire steak so they very graciously split the large filet for us, as well as one of the sides. They placed us in one of their red leather booths facing the ocean and treated us like Queens, one waiter even opening the ladies room door for me! The manager, an Asian gentleman, was thoughtful in providing a copy of their 5-6 early dinner special menu, even though we began our meal in the bar. The bartender was friendly and accomadating. It is expensive but the experience is 5 star! I would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lahaina Maui Ruth's Chris
    foodie4uVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our server, Juan, was the best and oh-so professional. Our porterhouse for 2 had to be sent back to the kitchen. We ordered medium-rare and it came out well-done. They did correct this for us, so all was good. The only gripe I really had about the evening is that the Manager, Craig, did not immediately come to our table to correct our problem, he left it for our server to do. He came to us at the end of the evening to see how our dinner was. Not a good relection on Ruth's Chris. We will definitely go back next time on Maui and have Juan take care of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Celebrate!
    foodandwinefan
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We chose Ruth's Chris to celebrate our first LEGAL wedding anniversary (we've been together 18 years and, thanks to marriage equality in NM, were just able to legally marry last year) and were not disappointed! Everyone on staff, from the host to the GM, knew it was our anniversary and made a point to congratulate us. Every bite and sip was delish - you cannot beat a RC ribeye with a nice Pinot Noir. We will definitely return on our next trip to Lahaina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner.
    ChasM
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great Ceasar salad, excellent fillets and Lyonnaise potatoes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aloha Maui
    Jonzy58
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We celebrated our 10th year wedding anniversary in Maui at Ruth 's Chris. The waiter was excellent and the food was superb. The experience was well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BRATTY CHILDREN
    MauifoodyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I'VE BEEN TO THE RESTAURANT TWICE IN THE LAST MONTH AND BOTH TIMES WE'VE HAD TO ENDURE TODDLERS, SMALL CHILDREN AND PARENTS WHO ARE OBLIVIOUS TO THEIR BRATS. AFTER FIVE, NO ONE UNDER VOTING AGE SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN THE RESTAURANT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always delicious
    zbrat789
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I had the petit filet mignon and it was perfect! We've eaten at Ruth's Chris in many cities and it is always good. The service this time was not quite as attentive as I would have preferred but overall, it was a great dinner. I would definitely recommend Ruth's Chris!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good. Go hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We ordered the Porterhouse for two, the filet portion of the steak was great! The New York side was chewy, I suggest just ordering your own separate steaks, filet is my favorite, medium rare, I also love the tuna sashimi
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 222 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lahaina reviews archive.
  • Management
    Food
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I asked to see the manager with a question over the bill. When he approached us his tone was immediately belligerent as if he was to busy to be bothered. My wife and I felt we were under attack. This is definitely no way to treat customers. I would expect he will be replaced soon.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skin
    iluvsteak
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We have eaten at many Ruth's Chris's and this one ranks among the best. Maybe it was because of the view of the ocean at Maui, but the food and service seemed a cut above. We love Ruth's Chris and highly recommend this one on Maui when you finally get tired of seafood and want a real steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food!
    KickMeKate
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    As per usual, their steak is just perfect, delicious and amazing. Ordered the barbecue shrimp which is always terrific. Kept the sauce to dip the bread. Glass of wine and a beer for my husband and I. Both had rare filets that were perfect and delicious, split the mashed potatoes. Wonderful meal and our server took terrific care of us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Befef without equal,
    restaurantsnobVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Whenever we come to Maui when we have exhausted our yes for fish and seafood we head to Ruth's Chris. On this visit we were rewarded with the most flavorful, tender, perfectly cooked ribeyes we have ever eaten!!! WE were also appreciative of the selection of good wine in half-bottles. Enough to cmpliment or meal and not leave us worrying aabout the drive home. Our only issue is the choice and volume of the music. Too lively and too loud for a nice relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good steak house.
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    There are some great places for steaks in Maui but if you want the comforting feeling of a chain restaurant then this is the place, every time we go it's good...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maui Ruths Chris
    lisakg64
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Great Ocean Side Restaurant, Great food, Great views
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family still talks about our special visit to Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lahaina. The food, service, and spectacular ocean view cannot be passed up when visiting Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Anniversary Dinner
    wegotgarrett
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Our experience with Open Table and Ruth's Chris was excellent. I needed to update the time on my reservation and it was very easy to modify with Open Table. Ruth's Chris was ready for us when we arrived. Since it was our anniversary, fresh flowers were placed on the table. Our waiter was very thoughtful of our Anniversary and brought out chocolate covered strawberries along with our dessert order. The food was great and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 素晴らしいサンセットを眺めながら。
    kino
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    知人の紹介で行ってきましたが、18時頃に入店し、サンセットを眺めつつディナーをしました。 接客もしっかりしていて、食事も美味しかったです。特にレタスウェッジ、オニオングラタンスープはすごく美味しかったです。勿論リブアイも美味しかったですが、少し脂身に弱いので、フィレに大人しくしとけばよかったと少しだけ後悔しました。笑 真ん中ではパーティーらしきものがセットアップされようとしていたので、聞いてみたところ、プレ・ウェディング・パーティーとのことで店員さんとそのご家族でアットホームな雰囲気で仕度していたので、とてもよかったです。 マウイにいったら再訪したいと思えるお店でした。
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expected
    foodiefromkauai
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Atmosphere very nice, service very good. Granted reservation request for back booth. Ordered 2 ribeye steaks ($50/ea) & several side dishes (extra $$$) All sides were excellent (oysters rockefeller, creamed spinach, augratin potatoes). 1 steak was perfectly cooked (as ordered), excellent quality/grade. The other was unchewable. Although our server, very polite, friendly, provided excellent rec on wine was attentive PRIOR to food arriving (but presented by someone else), he didn't come by to check on us/our steaks. Came by after our leftovers were boxed up and time to order dessert. Expessed our dissatification to the guy who delivered our food/took away our plates. Wasn't concerned saying, "you never know how a steak will turn out".
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip this Ruth's
    Heim4
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We're a Ruth's Chris loving family...but, this is the 3rd yr in a row we've tried (and been disappointed by) this location. It's evident to me the same standards/recipes don't apply here. Steaks were tough (all 4, how could filets or cowboy cuts ever be tough?) plus they had an overload of butter - I mean, I like the popping buttery hot plate just like the next guy, but it was total overkill; which ruined the sides as they'd land in a pool of it! Swimming in a pool aside, not even the sides could save this meal...the mashed potatoes were super thinned out, sweet potato side was clearly missing marshmallows & lacking enough brown sugar, the shoestring potatoes (I know, we like starchy carbs!) tasted fishy... A 4-star joint with dirty oil?!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    RTorres
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Ruth's Chris is a long time favorite of ours. Lahaina did not disappoint. Good was excellent as always, had a bottle of one of our favorite wines and they made our visit special with added touches for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a special occasion
    Brett
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Me and my wife celebrated our honeymoon here and enjoyed every bit of it! The view, the food, the smells, the people, the warm amazing bread, an old fashion and a raspberry lemon drop. Everything was delicious and they even threw in a free dessert for our celebration. Awesome place and they seem to have a more relaxed dress code than the other RC's I've been to.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great As Always
    Texsgentleman
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We always have a dinner at Ruth's when we stay at our timeshare in Maui. We had planned to try a new restaurant in Lahaina and thinking we would not need a reservation for 5:00pm. WRONG. It was an hour wait. I used my iPhone to book at Ruth's on Open Table. We got a table in 10 minutes just before it filled up. Thanks Open Table! The food was great as it is every time we have been to ANY Ruth's ......ANYWHERE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hugely disappointed
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We have dined here many times on prior trips to Maui and frequent Ruth's Chris on travels to other cities. This facility is tired and uninviting. My meal began with a martini with a glass barely above the halfway level. Next came a salad served at room temp and barely any dressing. Next came my sirloin perfectly done which was very fatty and had several large veins of grizzle which ran throughout the steak. Not at all commensurate with the cost. My three other dining companions were all equally unimpressed. If this were a $25 steak, I would accept this. It was not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a let down
    Thetam100VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Always so good in every way. Never a let down!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the price I expected a
    robin96761
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    For the price I expected a much better filet. I've been to many Ruth's Chris restaurants over the years and was very disappointed. I was also shocked to learn that they don't offer any grass-fed beef options.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait staff needs to slow down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Juan our waiter and the rest of the wait staff were very rushed during our entire meal. When he would ask us a question he would not wait for our reply but would either keep talking or start walking away. The rest of the wait staff were just as rude. The restaurant was not even moderately busy to justify this kind of behavior.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Susan
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We've been to Ruth's Chris in Lahaina and always had a lovely experience, but the hostess set the tone for this visit seating us after another party of the same size who checked in after us, and we had a long wait for a second glass of wine. The food was delicious, but the service wasn't up to par with previous visits.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    Worldtraveler
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I've traveled the world over and have eaten at many restaurants - both inexpensive and expensive. Reject the temptation on this one. Way overpriced, for very average food. There are far better restaurants in Lahaina to spend $100 a person at.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maui
    GameVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Wonderful place, excellent service, great food. Will return hopefully next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Difficult to park close. Busser
    Tony
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Difficult to park close. Busser over filled my wifes glass and poured water over the table, just said sorry and disappeared. Waited an age for food, finally got entree an hour after ordering, which was all we had. When it came the food was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth's Chris
    GameVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Great food and wonderful service. Will Again return. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Value Not Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Steaks were very good, but for $50 they should be outstanding. Potatoes were burnt. Visited this restaurant every year for sometime. Really disappointed. Very over priced! Will not return next year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bad fries/great crab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The service was great, the server very friendly and helpful. But the french fries were soggy and greasy. Some of the worst I have eaten actually, but the crab cakes were the best I have ever had. Pricey, but really, really great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    Pikoliko
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Have been to Ruth's Chris in many other cities, and this one did not live up to standards. The steak was fantastic, but everything else was mediocre at best. Mashed potatoes looked like soup. Tomato salad had no flavour. The decor was dated and it didn't have a great ambience. For the prices that they charge, we were extremely disappointed! Next time we will go to Longhi's across the street.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Tinker50
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    From the Bar Waiter to the Dinner Waiter, we where welcomed, and had a lovely dining experience. Food was very good, drinks where good, and beautiful view!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way Overpriced
    AKDragonfly
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    We visited this restaurant recently while in Maui. The food was good, but it wasn't GREAT, and certainly not worth the outrageous cost. We have had better elsewhere, and of course always better at home. The service was outstanding. We would not go back, and would not recommend, primarily because it is ridiculously expensive for what it is. Don't get me wrong, we are more than willing to pay for exceptional food, and certainly have - but this did not rise to that occasion.
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    • Noise LevelModerate