Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/7357/Pasadena
  • Phone: (626) 583-8122
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Gary Watanabe
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Pasadena, 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: Ruth's Chris Steak House Pasadena offers private rooms for groups of 20 or more. Round table room available for groups of 5-9. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Maya Camara 8886419460

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Los Robles
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available. Garage across the street in the El Paseo Mall. Garage available in building access from Union Street.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Pasadena, 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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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)romantic (57)fit for foodies (43)notable wine list (32)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (21)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (11)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food
    SunmanVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Food rocked as always. Service was ok. Busser was ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris impeccable as always!
    xoxopri
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Impeccable as always. We dined at Ruth's Chris to celebrate a friend's birthday and had a wonderful evening. The food, service, and atmosphere was great, we will be back! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ScottCVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Awesome food, service, and experience. Would eat there every day if I could afford to do so.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and stellar service
    Janethebrit
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Try the spicy lobster! And, if you don't have a huge appetite, split a steak and 2 sides.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't go wrong
    OpentablefanVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Go to steak place in Pasadena. Won't disappoint. Service is always excellent. Not the most special restaurant, but if you need well cooked, seasoned steak, I don't go anywhere else but here. I found everywhere else in Pasadena is inconsistent, sometimes great and sometimes raise your eyebrow. So, before I go on a vegetarian binge, I stop by Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food, as always, was outstanding. But, it is too expensive of a restaurant to not have better service. Our server was inattentive. He took a very long time to check on us for dessert. My coffee came well before our shared dessert and there was no refill offered. And, something that I did not notice until the next day but that I feel is odd--my leftover fish was wrapped in tinfoil and placed in a bag as opposed to being placed in a to-go container. It made the left overs messy and difficult to reheat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best of the chain!
    DinerBerts
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    If you go to this Pasadena location, get the filet, but better yet, for the price, skip this one. Salad uninspiring, vegetables are better at home, au gratin potatoes and the rib eye overcooked. Sorry to say not worth the price. Our server was delightful, left a big tip, but regretted spending the money on the food!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had another excellent dining experience at Ruth's Chris in Pasadena. Service from Carl Allen was top notch. Appetizers, entrees, wine, and desert were all superb. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait quite a while past the time for a table and it was worth the wait. You are never rushed at Ruth's Chris and that is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak
    Chicagoholiday
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The porterhouse for 2 was the best steak I have had in ages- tender and perfectly cooked. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We went there to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The service was horrible and the food was not that good. We will never go there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    Yummm
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Service was excellent and lobster mac and cheese was too dry (not cheesy)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything As Expected
    Richele
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went for our daughter's 21st birthday. Everythig was wonderful from start to finish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine List
    Schweindel1
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Their wine list is huge but also expensive. I was not very please when they tried to pawn off a 2012 bottle when I ordered a 2010. They were serving the '12 by the glass but since I had drank the 2010 in New Zealand a few months back I specifically wanted the '10. Their response was "Oh, sorry we are out of that" They offered to bring the wine list back but ..No thanks....the 2010 was what I wanted. No credit was offered or given for the error and I genuinely feel that they were hoping that I did not catch the difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luveater
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Went there with my husband for our special occasion,the atmosphere was great and the food as well!!! Had a wonderful night out with Ruth's Chris steak house. And will definitely go there for our next special day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time and loved it!!
    LUCYBELLZOEVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had great service from Frances and Pedro , the food was outstanding and overall experience was GREAT!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour, 1 hour+50 min. wait
    BandJVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Arrived and checked in at 4:50 pm, seated at 6:40 pm. That's a 1 hour and 50 minute wait for a seat in the bar area for Happy Hour. After an hour wait we checked with the receptionist, she had crossed our name off the list. People show up at 4:30, pack the bar and don't move for 2 hours. It's a great deal, $8.00 for drinks and very good appetizers. But don't bother going there on a Friday evening, it's not worth the wait. We checked the regular menu, how about $68.00 for a bone-in filet, or a stuffed chicken breast dinner for $43.95? Too rich for me thank you.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DINNER
    DJ4FOOD
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    WAITERS WERE EXCELLENT, VERY FRIENDLY, ATTENTIVE, AND VERY HELPFUL.THE BEST STEAK THERE IS. THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT. WELL WORTH THE COST.NE
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slainte
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    As always, we had a delightful dining experience here. There was just a slight error in our order, & that was quickly rectified. The only other thing we would comment on was two babies crying loudly - & this certainly isn't anything that the restaurant can control.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dining experience
    Jade
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Of all the Ruth's Chris that I've been to, the Pasadena location stands out from the rest, especially the service. The staff was wonderful and very attentive. Food is perfect as always.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great juicy steak!!
    greatfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was excellent really enjoyed it and the service was excellent as well overall just a great experience will Dine again..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Ruth's Chris Pasadena is by far the best restaurant around! The service and food is 2nd to none. The bone in ribeye is the steak of choice and never disapoints!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal and service!
    Chasesgama
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Excellent meal and service! Friendly courteous host seated us. Our server was very pleasant and informative of items on the menu we might be interested in. Our meals were outstanding in flavor and presentation! We've enjoyed every Ruth's Chris Restaurant we've had the pleasure of enjoying a meal in.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great Steaks!
    elaineVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is our 'come to' place for a special occasion! Enjoyed a couple of their prix fixe choices the other night and I got the Scallops and my friend got the Filet/Shrimp combo. BOth delicious. Their creamed spinach is to die for as were the fingerling potatoes in chipotle sauce. And we always request the Chop Salad! SOOOOO good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful experience
    foodaholic
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    first time here and won't be the last. perfect birthday celebration for my boyfriend. servers (Vanessa and Domingo) were both very attentive and friendly. always had a smile on their face. they made our experience a memorable one. the food was amazing. it was great from start to finish. we would definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Ceecee
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I had a birthday dinner there. Our server, Karla, was outstanding. She made me feel like it was a special night. The food was delicious and the evening was lovely.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Filet
    stantheman
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had the filet with the bone-in which was a special. That was the first time in my life I had filet served that way. That says a lot about a restaurant, when you can have a truly unique dining experience. It was very good. The waiters were friendly and catering, even to the many children there that evening. It was the One Direction concert at the Rose Bowl. Unfortunately, the filet will be discontinued on Tuesday due to rising costs. I'm glad I got to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinning experience!
    Luvtwodineout22
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great restaurant for a special occasion with your significant other or a nice dinner with your girlfriends. Overall, the food was amazing and the drinks were yummy. I highly recommend the pomegranate martini..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    FoodMagnet
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ruth Chris is by far the ultimate in fine dining around the country. Outstanding evening with nice company and very seductive atmosphere
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion
    birthday
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Ruth's Chris Steak House really knows how to make a special occasion special. We were celebrating two birthdays. They personalized the menus with Happy Birthday with the person's name. They gave us an extra free portions and the desserts again were personalized with a candle. Our server was professional and attentive. From the time we walked through the door until we left, everyone went above and beyond to make our evening special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The steaks were as wonderful as we remembered them. The Lobster Bisque was exquisite
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice.
    HaroldyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything was absolutely delicious from the steaks to the fish to the desserts. Only thing is the lobster mac & cheese left a lot to be desired. More like lobster and cheese topped onto some basic elbow pasta. Would not order it again but everything else tasted great and we will be back again soon.
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  • Best Ever!
    Yaya2013VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This visit to celebrate my birthday was the best ever!! Patrick was amazing giving attention to every detail. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Normally great but........
    loydmanVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Probably got sat in the wrong dining room. Service was not what I'm used to at Ruth's Chris, nor was the ambience. Light and kind of loud. The Palm Desert Ruth's Chris puts Pasadena to shame on all fronts.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SimonsVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had requested for a private area in the open table notes section but was denied right on arrival. Too pricey for the service, quality of food was just ok. They need to innovate else there are better alternatives all around for customers to enjoy. Overall, not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprise
    Lily
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Surprise...they do have a kids menu. I always knew the food was awesome, but didn't know that the risk of taking my little one would turn out to prove successful thanks to awesome waiter. Gave her coloring page, small bowl of strawberries and a toy cow at the end. Great night! And food...amazing! Favorite steak house
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect night!
    MrTravel
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We decided to celebrate our anniversary for a night out in Pasadena at Ruth's Chris steak house and everything was perfect. The staff was excellent, the food was great, and we got a booth table as we requested through my Open Table App. on my cell phone. I definitely recommend Ruth's Chris for a romantic night out on the town, our menu's were even personalized with our names and that said Happy Anniversary. First class treatment without a doubt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Nonnie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ruth Chris was in no way disappointing! The Dodd was absolutely delicious, service was perfect and waiter was attentive; it was all together a great, great experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No food for us.
    MeatEater
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Wednesday night, restaurant half empty, reservations 6:15pm. We waited for an hour and never got more than drinks and bread. When I asked the waiter, he looked like a deer in headlights. I asked him how much longer before we get our corn chowder? He said, let me check. Then instead of coming back with two dishes of corn chowder, he says, it will be just a few minutes. I said bring a manager instead. Manager comes to our table and I said we are leaving because we have not received any food and it's been an hour. Before I let him try to explain I asked him, do you agree that starters should not take an hour to bring out? He said yes, to which I said at least you understand why we are leaving.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Higher Prices Demand High Execution
    Seaborn7VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    When you go to any steak house these days it is hard to believe the official BLS numbers on inflation, about 2.5% a year. I remember when a petite fillet at Chris was about $26. Don't think it was much more than a decade ago. Now you pay $40. The issue is the price of grain (for cattle feed) which is rising. Still, this is a problem everywhere and Chris remains a solid steak house choice. Only complaint this night was my filet was way overcooked and the waiter never returned to check. But, it was still a great meal and good experience. Think they have the best creamed spinach around. But instead of slightly over $100 for two, expect closer to $200, including the tip. And higher prices will demand better execution in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food good/service excellent
    yntbomVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The two of us who ordered steaks, liked them...didn't love them. My mom, though, loved her stuffed chicken which was oozing with cheese. The vegetable sides and fresh bread/butter were probably all of our favorites. Service was oustanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate