Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/7198/Nashville
  • Phone: 6153200163
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Gary Garrett
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Nashville, 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.
  • Private Party Contact: Tina Tackett 6153200163

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking at restaurant entrance.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Nashville, 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)romantic (32)good for groups (20)notable wine list (20)fit for foodies (9)vibrant bar scene (6)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Birthday dinner
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Made us feel special and food/service was excellent. The petite filet is more than enough. Fries and dessert excellent too. Waiter (Earl) was excellent and very nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!
    JoJo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Ruth's Chris with another couple and it was phenomenal!! The lobster tail was one of the best ones I have had in a while.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great
    Charfoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Sure it is a chain, but this place never fails. Always great service and spot on food. Service is without flaw. Make sure to get your stem oscar style. That right they actually have a great crab cake outside of the state of Maryland. The steaks are aways cooked to perfection and the drawn butter on a smoking hot pate is the perfect signature.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful first time
    rachelanne57
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had a great first time experience at this location. The food was excellent and the waiter was very informative of menu items. Wonderful date night place. I would recommend to anyone looking for great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    LanmanVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ruth's Chris is and always has been my favorite steak house. The food is always outstanding. AND the service is tops.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for business Discussions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent service, Nice atmosphere for business discussions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    StayAwayVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Everything was great, the food, the service and the company of my son and his friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Good service.
    Marc
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Never a disappointment. Went with friends. Great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food
    Jprosser40
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The 16 oz ribeye was the best steak I have ever had. My wife and I had a great date night
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lansch
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had a wonderful meal at Ruth's Chris. The service and food were top notch and we are looking forward to going back again in the very near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good As Usual
    SmokeyVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good experience but pricey. I'm not sure their product merits their exorbitant prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • black and bloody...
    JCFoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    ...Or steaks done "Pittsburg Rare" require and extremely hot fire searing the steak for a very short time. Most steak houses can't do it even though they think they can. Cut through the crusty black surfaces and the delicious aged beef juicy beef melts in your mouth. Sides were welk thought out. Anthony, our waiter, was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary here and they added little touches like a personalized card to really enhance the experience. Food is great but watch the hot plates!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpectedly average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Used to dine here several times a year, but not recently. Table had four settings and our reservation was for two. Handed menus but took a second request to have the other settings cleared. Felt somewhat rushed, particularly at the end when it seemed that table-turning was the priority and we were not lingering. Not a $100pp experience. It was very crowded so I guess maybe I'm in the minority in thinking this, but there are newer entrants to the downtown Nashville dining scene and it is understandable as to why these places have a weeks(s) in advance reservation requirements.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Oldguard1954
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The steak and lobster tail was fantastic. Piping hot from start to finish. The service was wonderful we lacked nothing. My desert was complimentary as a birthday gift. My only complaint is when you are paying top dollar for the meal and ambiance, business casual should me just that. At the next table was a lady in flip flops and jean shorts. At another table was a group of four two with ball caps and one in shorts with a tank top. I guess that the standards have relaxed. I had told my daughters that they had to dress for the occasion and they were a little upset with me when they saw others didn't have to. All in all the meal was great and our experience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow
    ItalianamerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Service was slower than it should have been. Rib eye came out VERY rare but was ordered medium. I expected more from a place where you pay premium prices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a celebration
    HughJeter
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I took my niece here to celebrate her college graduation. She had not been to the restaurant at Ruth's Chris before (to the bar, yes), and she loved it. She had a seafood special and said it was one of her best meals ever. I had a steak, and it was perfect as usual. She gets another degree next year, so we have yet another reason to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth Chris
    Tamikofood42
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great atmosphere and food. We really liked the bar scene and will go back to dine at the bar. The service was fantastic as well
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day dinner
    EwhtnVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband chose the restaurant and our whole family enjoyed a delicious meal. Great food, great service by Joe, and great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth Chris Nashville
    Glofton
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our food was wonderful. Our waiter must have been having an off night or maybe she was just new. We spent more than 45 minutes just waiting on the check and our dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steaklover
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great place. Wonderful server, attentive to all our needs. The food was outstanding. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    CaptainVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Especially recommend the blackened ribeye. Medium. Seasoned and grilled to perfection
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place for that special night.
    wildcard357
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I took my wife to Ruth's for my anniversary and it was rememberable. We got there and the free valet was courteous. The setting was very dim but romantic. My wife and I loved the selection of meat cut but giggled at the prices. It felt like the prices of a celebrity dinner. It was our anniversary so it wasn't an option. Food didn't take that long at all. Sides were a good size dish. Wine was delicious but did not have too many sweet wines.The steaks were so unbelievable. My wife actually would not stop smiling it was that good. The waiters explained every detail and answered all questions asked in a professional manner. I would not suggest a group event unless everyone has separate checks. Everything was perfect except for the price !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, Exceptional.
    KITEDVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The best Ruth's Chris In the system that I have visited with the exception of the Original Ruth's which was in a class by itself, probably never to be duplicated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David G
    NashvilleVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Business dinner for 5. Medium rare came out well done. Took a while to find waiter. Sent back and came back raw. By then the table was done.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 401 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville reviews archive.
  • Tweedy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We always find the service and certainly the food very good. We sat in the small room and loved that. I will request that again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced
    aggie
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Service was excellent. Atmosphere was great. Steaks were good, and cooked as ordered. Side portion size is huge. Only issue is price. Waaaaay to high even with all else mentioned.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • REC Nite
    KITEDVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Ran late on reservations. Tried to keep updated. Meredith took very good care of us. Steaks were Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Tucker
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The service and food were both outstanding as usual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every now and then
    LBoz
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I took my mom here for mother's day because my Dad used to take her to the one in Houston when he was alive. I thought it would be a really special thing for her but the food was just good, not amazing. I feel it was overpriced compared to newer more vibrant restaurants on the scene here in Nashville. $18 for what turned out to be a 4 shrimp appetizer was ridiculous. Overall the $250 final bill was really high for 3 people so I'm not sure if we will come again or not.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner at Ruth's Chris in Nashvill
    Mich
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We just had a wonderful dinner at Ruths Chris Steakhouse ( our son's favorite restaurant) in Nashville. The staff were polite with a wonderful Southern charm and the food was delicious. This is about the fifth time we have been there and we ALWAYS have a wonderful time. I would highly reccoment this restaurant for a good dinner or a special occasion, such as our sons college graduation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK I guess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were there on a Friday night. Steaks came out cooked to order but were very salty. Sides were average. Service was great. Ambiance? Not so much. Noise level very high. It's been some time since we were at Ruth's Chris and I think we're going to keep looking for that perfect steakhouse.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hchan77659VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food and service were above average. We enjoyed our meal as alwways. Thank you
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jewels
    Jewels
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Food, Service and Ambience great. Went with a group of friends and we all enjoyed out meals
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Ruth's Chris I've been to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    25 minutes to get a drink, even then it wasn't what I ordered. had to ask for menus , everyone's steak was over cooked. They offered to cook new one's but we didn't have time. After that, the manager didn't even come over.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another excellent Dining Experience
    ELMJ28
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had another fantastic meal at Ruth's Chris - Nashville. The food, service, and atmosphere were stellar. Exactly what you would hope for and expect.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Matt
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This is our go to place for special occasions. It might not be new and trendy, but it is consistently great! Try the sweet potato casserole!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    SSASVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The steaks are very good. Everything else disappoints. I asked our server to describe the steaks and quality to our guests from France. What we got, in addition, to the factoid that she was a 17 year veteran, was a reading of the chef's specials. No enthusiasm and downright boring. I then did her job after she left. A little spark can help sell lots of $51 bone in fillets! Any requested change resulted in a botched dish - smaller Caesar salad was interpreted as a salad with light dressing! I have been visiting this restaurant for years, and it gets more dowdy each year. I now get why other steakhouses get more favorable reviews. They are taking their clients for granted and the empty house I visited the other night, is proof.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was amazing, came
    Jonfromne
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was amazing, came out fast, hot and cooked just the way we wanted. Our server Tony was a little slow and took him about 20 min to bring the check to us, walked by us a few times and never said a word to us. Other than that, place was worth it
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i love it
    loved
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    thie is a place I that would always prefer to any other place to eat. it was my friends first time and he fell in love from the service to the food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall