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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Middleton
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Middleton

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Middleton Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ruthschrismadison.com
  • Phone: (608) 828-7884
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:000pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Trinidad Ocotl
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Yes
  • Private Party Contact: Lee Drapp (608) 828-7884

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Middleton
Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. Broiled in a trademark 1,800° oven & served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, your steak is presented sizzling hot at your table.
Additionally, the menu includes select fresh seafood & other meat entrees, including seasonal specialties like foie gras, buffalo strip & scallops. A variety of fresh-cooked vegetables, including seven kinds of potatoes, salads, homemade desserts & an extensive selection of over 100 domestic & imported wines complete your dining experience.
Ruth's Chris never fails to please!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food and outstanding service. One of our favorites. Only disappointment was when we arrived at 4:55 for a 5:00 reservation was told they would be seating us in 15 min. When I pointed out that it was 5 min to 5, I was told, "Perhaps our clock is off". While we sat there in lobby waiting we realized why the delay, the staff was parading in while we sat there, the majority after 5. We were seated at 5:07, which is really quite promptly, no big deal. I don't care how they deal with their employees, but if they allow them to come in late, while customers wait, they really should use a back door."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Unfortunately we were unable to eat dinner at Ruth's Chris. We had a 7pm dinner reservation, and by 8:15 we were still not seated, and it looked like it was going to be at least another 15-30 minutes. We left, and went somewhere else."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Excellent food/experience as always. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "What a wonderful meal. Great attention to detail. You will feel pampered."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful! Excellent meal and great service! We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were there for restaurant week. We were very pleased with the excellent food and selection for this "special menu" event. Further, I believe that the service and food were at an equal standard as to if we had ordered off the regular menu."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The problem with this restaurant is the extreme air conditioning and the lack of light to read the menu. While each staff member has small a light for the guest this is not optimal. However the steaks are great."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This is the best place in Madison for steaks. Never had a bad steak here. Service is always good."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is one of my go to restaurants when I'm in the mood for a great steak. I know the food and service will always be excellent. I am never let down, and always enjoy the experience. While a bit on the pricy side, it is worth the treat. The atmosphere is very comfortable and clean."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We absolutely loved dinner. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Katie was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Service was great, very attentive to our needs and very friendly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Steak was delicious! Salad was very good too. I had the small filet and the chopped salad. We also ordered creamed spinach for the table."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "If you are looking for a predictably-great steak, Ruth's Chris is a no brained. It's pricey, but the steaks are always perfectly prepared. The sides are enjoyable. The desserts are enticing. Good spot when you don't want any unpleasant surprises."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Dining at Ruth's Chris Steak House is always a memorable occasion! The service is outstanding - friendly, helpful and fast - and the food is superb! We love dining out at Ruth's Chris."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a 7pm reservation & after waiting 20 minutes sitting at our table & not seeing our waitress, we asked the receptionist if there was a problem. We waited about another five minutes until the waitress came over & took our drink order. My husband's soup was cold but since no one checked on us, there was not an opportunity to have it heated. Both of our steaks were delicious but this was over shadowed by the fact that wait staff found it necessary to slip between my husband's chair & the table next to us...constantly bumping into him. There was plenty of room to go around the table, however the wait staff chose not to take that option."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were celebrating 2 birthdays and an anniversary. Had a private room not requested but worked great. The waiter recognized we were celebrating several occasions and surprised with a great and varied desert. The Entrees were also excellent. We've not had a bad meal or service here."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Need to recruit some professional wait staff. Not near the level of service I expect for a 4 star restaurant. They also need a sommelier."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My steak was good but for the price I would have expected great. My wife was very happy with her sea bass "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Embience ok, food was ok, but service was very slow which detracted from the evening. Why should I pay upper $ for this."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was top notch. We shared each course including the calamari, chop salad, porterhouse for 2, spinach au gratin and caramelized banana creme pie. Every course was delectable. Service was near perfect. Always there when we wanted it without hovering."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We had ordered 3 appetizers and they were all good , however the lobster bites were fantastic!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Quite pricey but for a reason. The food, service and ambiance is second to none. You are not hurried. They have an excellent sense of timing when delivering food. They truly want you to have a very special experience. They even gave us a free bottle of champagne for our 25th anniversary."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Ruth's Chris was a wonderful dining experience! From our waiter - top notch Luis - to the meal, its preparation and presentation and, of course, the taste! It was all great!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything about the visit was wonderful. The food excellent and the wait staff was incredibly attentive and we had things at our table before we even needed to ask for them. There was absolutely nothing that was "just okay". However, the bill seems excessive. I understand ordering everything a la carte, but this is a meal where, if it weren't for a gift card, it would have been unreasonable for me to justify what we spent for two people. After taking $100 off, we still paid more than what we normally spend on the two of us at other steak places. Very excellent place, especially to celebrate a special occasion, but make sure to bring your wallet!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was not impressed with anything. The food was o.k. but not outstanding. Definitely overpriced for the quality. Perhaps we're spoiled here in Madison with many local restaurants featuring better food, better fine dining atmosphere and better service. The atmosphere seemed quite artificial to us. Cookie cutter decor and our waiter seemed more like an actor than genuinely engaged with us. At least in Madison, take your dining dollars to a local restaurant for more ambiance and equal quality food at a better price."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Took husband out for his birthday. Service and attention was excellent. Food was good but not memorable. The prices were higher than need be. Really felt like we paid for the wait staff not the meal. Drinks were terribly overpriced as well. Overall it was a very nice experience, just not something we would do often."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Thank you for making our wedding anniversary celebration so memorable. From the greeters congratulations, to the rose petals on the table, the perfect atmosphere, warm fire and complementary dessert - it was an evening we will never forget. Thank you all for making it special for us."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "i had typically heard good things about rc so i tried it while up in the madison wi area; wouldn't rule it out again, but at home in chicago i will likely stick with gibsons or chop house etc seems a little better values avail overall & food just as good; i was glad we got to eat/sit at the pre-made reservation time (8:15pm) for 2. I was disappointed we weren't outright told not to expect a table any earlier (although we had called, drove over & arrived about an hour earlier because a change in our evening schedule). this coupled with that many other people seemed upset about their wait times who were there before us. if place was backed up , probably i should have been told that from the get go when we called. waitress was nice"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I made reservations for a romantic post-Valentine's Day dinner. We were there on a Saturday night and the restaurant was so noisy we couldn't even talk. All we could hear were the conversations from the tables around us. And, the tables were so crammed into the space that there was no hope of any privacy at all. The tables in our area were sat side by side so it was almost like we were eating dinner with the couple next to us. It was awkward and uncomfortable. Very disappointing considering how expensive the meal is. The food was good, huge portions of the sides, and the servers were friendly, but overall, it was a very disappointing night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had to wait 30 minutes to be seated even though we had reservations. Understandable because it was Valentine's Day, but was not expected. My steak was over cooked. Don't think the meal and service was worth $200."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great, as usual. But the service on this busy night was slower than expected. My wife and I both ordered the Surf and Turf, but were disappointed that there were no plates to put the lobster tail shells (no room on the main plate). Our server was busy and not able to check-in with us as often as he should have. The place was packed on this special night (Valentine's Day) and the parking situation was horrible...we found a parking spot quite a ways away from the restaurant and had to navigate an icy parking lot (in extremely cold weather)...no valet parking, which would have been nice. All-in-all, the food made up for the short-comings noted above. We still love the place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was packed at Ruth's Chris as it's restaurant week. We were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation. The bar was full but we found a seat for our short wait."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I loved my steak! We had a table of 8 and the service was excellent,on a very busy night. Extensive wine list and great signature cocktails. I would go again. Not for children,though."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This restaurant is a great date spot. The bar atmosphere is fun and the bartenders were great! Server was fun and knowledgeable about the menu. Only issue I had was the wait time. We made reservations at 8:00 and weren't seated until 9. We saw many couples arrive later than us and received a table before us. One couple even made reservations for 9 and were seated before us."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "My friend and I dined here for Restaurant Week and loved the ambiance as well as the food. The service was mediocre but I'm guessing it was because it was restaurant week (expecting lower tips, more diners, crabby customers, etc.). Bus boys cleared our plates immediately and our water glasses were always full. Manager stopped at our table to check on meal. Overall a great experience but the waitress got what she deserved, which wasn't a large tip."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Albeit restaurant week, one would think an upscale place like this would be prepared. Instead, complete chaos prevailed with servers matching with their attitudes. The foyer was PACKED with people which made for loud and intrusive dining. The food was average at best. Our waitress was rude and offensive. I have been here several times in the past and will not go any time in the near future...."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Had a great meal and wonderful service. We are dairy and gluten intolerant and they made sure our order was prepared with these restrictions."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Recently dined at both Flemings and Ruth's Chris for the first time. Everything about the meal at Ruth's Chris was excellent, the best steak I've ever had and cooked perfectly, Flemings meal was unremarkable, steak was over cooked, not seasoned at all and gristly. Service at Flemings felt very forced and rehearsed. At Ruth's the service felt natural and not pushy. For the kind of money both restaurants charge you expect a memorable experience. Got it at Ruth's Chris."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Excellent as always. We've spent 3 out of the last 4 of our Christmas Eve wedding anniversaries at Ruth's Chris. It always makes for a memorable evening. We'll be back next year!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "They overbooked reservations. Everyone had to wait 30-45 minutes minimum. Not good on Christmas Eve. Schedules ruined. Steaks are top of the line!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013