Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3507/Palm-Desert
  • Phone: (760) 779-1998
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; 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: Hector Ramirez
  • 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Palm Desert, CA - 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: Anita Owens-Decuir 7607791998

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Cook & Deep Canyon
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking or self-parking in private lot.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Palm Desert, CA 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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)romantic (38)notable wine list (22)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (13)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Patrick was Outstanding waiter.
    BrendeVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Very enjoyable dining experience due to terrific wIter. Food delicious and consistent as other Ruth Chris we have visited.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Solid Experience
    AuntBopBop
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    great steak day in day out. ambience is outdated but the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best shoestring fries in the world!
    Syls
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We always come for my birthday my husband's birthday and our wedding anniversary. Fillet mignon with out the butter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awful in every way
    lakeviewdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This chain restaurant was terrible. The food is served on hot plates "540 degrees." This is a stupid gimmick which caused my wife's steak, served medium, to continue to cook and as she ate it became well done shoe leather. (And they call themselves a steak restaurant!) My fish was cooked in so much butter it was totally inedible, and I was really hungry. The service is focused on delivering the "Ruth's Chris pitch" but once we ordered they were nonexistent. I wouldn't go back if it was free.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So so food.
    Scotty
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The real flavors of the dishes were masked in iveruse of buttery sauces and cheese. I enjoyed Morton's and Lawrys much more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruth's Chris
    jas1
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is our family's favorite Ruth's Chris. As always, a great meal and good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good steak
    George
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything was great, service and food. Spur of the moment decision, never been disappointed at Ruth Chris's ( Vegas, Irvine, Thousand Oaks, etc)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best place place for steak
    foreveryoungVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    A favorite or ours. always consistent and always great food, wine and outstanding servicefor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance
    Luvfood
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Ambiance is great. service wonderful. Unfortunately, this time the steak is dry.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced and not that good
    BanditVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Have had wonderful meals here before. This time the steak was mediocre, the hot plate with the butter all over it overcooked the meat
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent cocktails and food
    SuziQVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We enjoyed excellent service from the staff. Our cocktails were very good, followed by meals that were cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    toddwex
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food and service are always great! We love this place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    LizzyVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was our first time at this location-we were frequent Ruth's Chris customers in Illinois...and we were happy to experience the same reliable excellent food and service we have at other RC locations. Brian, our waiter, was attentive without being overbearing. We had the filet and lobster tail 3 course special and it was excellent-perfectly prepared rare plus and the salads and sides and dessert were wonderful. I had mentioned my birthday in the reservations and as we were seated they put birthday sprinkles all over the table which gave the meal a special touch as did the candle and ice cream with the dessert!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Shan
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were celebrating two birthdays. Our waiter Brian was excellent. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Great food, great service and beautiful desserts with happy birthday written in chocolate. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    ronniem1971VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Dining at Ruth's Chris is always special, and celebrating our 43rd wedding anniv. was no exception. Our server Danielle is a gem and a delight. She's very personable and we enjoy interacting with her. Service was impeccable as always. We'd never tried the corn chowder before and we both enjoyed it. John had a ribeye done to perfection and my filet mignon w/lobster tail was excellent. Haven't had lobster anywhere for quite awhile and the lobster here was a real treat. Delicious! We enjoyed a very nice anniverary-dessert treat also. thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Elena
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Dinner was awesome, steak and lobster cooked to my expectation, broccoli au gratin is fabulous with sweet potato casserole to follow. Good wine list. This Ruth's is a bit farther than my local OC and Pasadena. I will go here again before eating at the loud Ruth's in Orange County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So over-rated
    Skeptical
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Second time visiting Ruth's Chris. Service: Slow response, slow serving. Food: Nothing special. Under-cooked meat. Wine list: Not impressed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent service
    Momz
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our first visit to the Ruth's Chris in Palm Desert, although we have been to others. Jodi was wonderful - very attentive and congenial. We ordered from the Classics menu and the ribeye was OK - not great. Too much gristle, but it was cooked perfectly and tasty. The lobster tail was a bit overcooked and a little chewy. Overall a good meal. Although the restaurant was not yet very busy, we were stuck in a booth by the kitchen. I know somebody has to sit there. Perhaps when I return I'll request a booth away from the kitchen when I make my reservation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic experience
    AnnandDavid
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We dined at Ruth ' s Chris with friends (who raved about this restaurant). Now we will rave about it too!!!! You can enjoy the three course menu (extremely reasonable for a restaurant of this caliber) or have a porterhouse fit for a king.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A perfect evening to celebrate another birthday with friends, fabulous food and fine wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No longer special
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We dined at Ruth's Chris for our wedding anniversary. This restaurant has been our staple for special occasions and has rarely disappointed except for this last visit. We have enjoyed Ruth's Chris not only for it's superb steaks but for its warm personalized service. This seems to have gone the was of commercialization. Even though we had a reservation that stated it was our anniversary and that it was for 2 people, we arrived at our table with 4 places set . The food, while good was no longer special. My filet was just average. the side dishes were also average. For a premium price I expect premium service and this was no longer the case.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way
    Janice949VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    From our server to the food to the wine list, everything was excellent. We enjoyed the 3 course prix fixed dinner @ $55 each and a terrific bottle of wine. Dinner was mostly paced well. It's a pricey dinner but we really enjoyed it! We would return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • erodVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We where seated right away, OK table. we waited 15 to 20 min for waiter to take drink order. and another 30 to 40 after cocktails to order. they brought corn chowder instead of lobster bisque, by then we where hungry so my wife kept the chowder and they brought the bisque. they brought the bread after the bisque and salad (strange). we finally received our dinner. it was very good. not bad service but not 5 star service, service more conducive to a french resturant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris never fails
    CosmicRays
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I ate here the weekend we got engaged. The food was excellent then and remains so. The steaks are always prepared as-ordered, though you will want to get your steak on a cold plate or else it will continue to cook after it arrives. They've always been able to accommodate with jalapenos in our potato dishes. Staff is always friendly and they're fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melanie Christmas rocks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Melanie was amazing. Very friendly and had the perfect timing for when to come check on us. Staff overall was amazing and the food is always top notch. We will be back next time we are in Palm Desert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • above average
    Bossman
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have to admit, slightly disappointed by the steak. It was very tender, cooked perfectly but didn't care much for the seasoning they normally put on top of it. Expected a little more from the side dishes, Lobster Mac & Cheese, asparagus, very good just not outstanding. After dinner coffee was barely lukewarm. Service was above average, but I've dined at other 5 star restaurants and literally the service was right there every single second you were ready for it. Here we waited on a few different occasions to ask for something, there wasn't even someone helping another table that we could have asked. Not quite the service I expect when I drop almost $250 for a nice dinner for 2.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always
    Krollsluvruths
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Ruth's is our "go to" restaurant whether it be a special occasion or just because we love the food, service and atmosphere - we don't even have to look at a menu and our favorite server Jeanette even knows our cocktail order without asking - very impressive - GREAT NIGHT OF FINE DINING!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebration at Ruth's
    Denny
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    From the sparkle on the table to the final cup of espresso, this dinner was a great anniversary celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Let Down
    AceHandyman
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    They closed the Ruths Chris where we live, so we were glad to find one for the first dinner out on our vacation. Great Food and Service as always!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special events
    Gomojo10VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is the best restaurant in the entire Coachella Valley to celebrate a special event. Everyone in the restaurant is friendly, professional, and enthusiastic about what ever we are celebrating. And you can always count on a great meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad 40Th Aniversary Dinner
    KP10
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had my entre (swordfish) returned twice since it was not up to the standard of Ruth Chris Restaurants. I specifically asked the server if their swordfish was the center cut "filet mignon" type of portion and was told "yes". Both pieces of the swordfish was not the same center cut "filet mignon". As had 3 weeks earlier at the Irvine RC Location. One of the managers at the Palm Desert location, Ray McCann inspected the return two pieces of the swordfish and agreed with me that these entrees do not meet what is advertised nor do they meet the Ruth Chris standards and should never had been served to me. I was stilled charged for my entrée.Can you believe it?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relax with Friends
    RandyandOlivia
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    One of our favorite places to eat. fantastic steak and the salmon was out of this world delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Royalty
    MrAndMrsMartinez
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went here during my honeymoon with my husband, and it was incredible! We asked them to do something special, and they put rose petals all over our table and printed special menus for us! They treated us like royalty!! I felt so special! On top of the best service I have ever had, the food is the best I have ever eaten hands down! If you have the opportunity to go, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special occasion restaurant
    Elena
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    First time dining at Ruth's Chris was perfect setting for our anniversary - beautifully decorated interior, several dining rooms away from the lively bar area - we were seated in a very quiet area as we requested. Lobster bisque and corn chowder starters were delicious and full servings - two of us had petite filets with prawns - perfectly cooked and seasoned. The other two enjoyed large scallops… Sides were creamed spinach and green beans with roasted garlic - all delicious. Deserts were cheese cake and the best bread pudding with whiskey sauce we've every had. Prices are a bit high but OK for a special occasion out. We will definitely return. Servers were a special treat - friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another excellent night out!
    SoozieqzVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were celebrating a friends promotion and wanted to bring them somewhere fabulous that they have never been so Ruth's Chris fit the bill perfectly! We were greeted warmly by everyone from the valet to the manager. Service was superb, as always. We took advantage of the special Ruth's Classic menu which is a fantastic deal for an incredible meal. Filets & Rib Eye's arrived on those sizzling plates, making quite an impression!As anticipated, every bite was delicious. Our friends were truly blown away by the experience and I'm certain we will all be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 655 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert reviews archive.
  • Chad
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It was very nice, perfect for food and service, romantic also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family weekend Get-a-way
    FamilyFirst
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My 4yr old, his father and myself got out of the LA hustle and bustle for a quick cheap getaway to Palm desert! We had no real plans besides a nice hotel room poolside and a Family style Saturday night dinner! Ruth's Chris sealed the deal for us and helped us make our getaway a memorable one! Thank you -the Seymores
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best time
    Blast
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Had a blast :)))). Would come back in a heart beat-- staff was so much fun- can't wait to get another offer
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIRST RATE!
    OCDINERVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Never disappointed with great service and food at Ruth's Chris!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    upernikaw
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Had the Filet and it was excellent as usual. Every time we have been here we have had an excellent experience. Server was knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating with my wife's gluten issues.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet