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: 6265838122
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (107)romantic (69)fit for foodies (49)good for groups (40)notable wine list (36)neighborhood gem (22)vibrant bar scene (18)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (7)late-night find (7)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • First time and loved it!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • 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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Ever!
    Yaya2013
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak
    DannyD
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The flavor of the ribeye was amazing cooked perfectly
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MidasVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had an excellent dinner made up of an assortment of appetizers and vegetable sides. Even though Ruth's Chris is known as a steak house, the side dishes are done very well and we chose to to go that route. It was a most enjoyable dinner. The service was excellent and we had a wonderful evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday Treat!
    Jmes
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The place was perfect. The menu was outstanding. Very difficult to choose what to have. My wife does not eat meat, but does do seafood. The scallops were done perfectly and flavorful. I had the filet and shrimp. I don't think I ever had a better filet, and the shrimp was a nice touch. The presentation and service was consistent with a five star restaurant. Although it may seem expensive, you certainly get more than what you pay for at Ruth's Chris!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food.
    SilverOrchid
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went on our anniversary. Everyone, even the person who sat us down at our table, was so attentive! Great details of our Anniversary that we will cherish forever. Jaime the bartender was on top of it when it came to our drinks. Patrick and Jose were extraordinary waiters that went above and beyond our needs. To top it off, the food was top notch. I have eaten at several restaurants and the food here was excellent, by far the best I have tasted.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trina
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I booked a reservation for a really good friend of mine and his wife for a really special night out. I made it a point to put in the OpenTable note section that the reservation was for them and not for me. Upon arriving the person who would have normally checked them in without hesitation, gave them a pretty hard time and couldn't understand why they weren't me (the person who made the reservation). My friends were seated for a bit in the waiting area while things were sorted out and when they were brought back up to the desk, apparently the girl finally saw the note. When they were finally seated, the food was bland and service was just okay. Steak was fabulous as always but that was it! :-\ I will continue to go to Beverly Hills instead.
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  • Pre-Bar Exam dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our server Patrick was excellent! The food was decent, but we were blown away by the service. The ambience was also nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Corporate at its best
    VivaDineVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    DineLA reminds us how good the steaks are here. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sure coming back!!
    Justdee
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have been meaning to try this place on behalf of our friends who go at least once a month. We loved it! Great staff, friendly and attentive. Great food even though we got the dinela menu. Overall great experience to celebrate our 45 months together. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE
    Mogreen1959
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I treated a friend to this rest. as a gift who'd wanted to go for years. Service and food was excellent. I will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    After many recommendations to eat here, I finally took the opportunity to try it out with the great deal via Dine LA. As soon as I arrived (15 mins before my reservation time), I was seated immediately. Service was great, I did not need to ask for any refills and everything was brought to my table timely. As for the food, all my friends were right, I was not disappointed. The ribeye and filet were amazing. Can't wait to come back and try some different cuts of steak as well as some new sides. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves steak!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indulging a carnivore in the family
    LadybergVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Usually we go for happy hour. The one here is outstanding! Dinner here is special occasion time. The place is impeccable, the service top notch, and the steak is off the charts. Even the sides are nicely presented and delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night at Ruth's
    Jassstar
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went to Ruth's for my anniversary. It was pleasant but our waiter wasn't completely listening. He made two mistakes on our order. He was nice and apologized and eventually got it right. I ordered my steak medium rare. The steak came out on the tough side. Typically, I'm very satisfied with food quality at Ruth's. Thus night I wasn't impressed. Even the mashed potatoes seemed like instant potatoes out of a box. I'm not sure what happened. To top it off, it took an extraordinarily long time for our food to come out. The staff was very nice to our two year old daughter who accompanied us to dinner. Out of the many times we've visited, this was the worst. Always impressed each time before this last visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We came here during dineLA to treat my mom for her birthday and she loved it. The seared ahi tuna was delicious with a kick of wasabi in every bite. The corn chowder was one of the best we've ever had but lobster bisque was a bit disappointing, it left a weird after taste in my mouth. My favorite side was the creamed spinach. We also got the mashed potatoes and mushrooms, too bad there were only 6mushrooms. And lastly the garlic sea bass according to my mom was really good,she finished all of it. And as for the cowboy ribeye, a MUST TRY. It was so juicy, flavorful, it melts in your mouth. Thank you ruth chris steak house, i know i will be going back. Ps thank you shawn for being very attentive and helping us with anything we needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    myra2u
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Ruth Chris is a favorite of mine. I love the great food and service it provides. The last visit topped them all. Three wonderful entree's were served along side selected wines from Nickel and Nickel Winery they were superb!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th Anniversary Dinner
    sfoster911
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was my first time at Ruth's Chris. I was looking for a place to take my Best Friend for there 30 Anniversary Dinner. Ruth's Chris made it a special and wonderful evening. Thank you, OpenTable for your recommendation. S. Foster
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Customer Service
    ClassyFineFilipina
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Jin was our waiter and he was great! What I love about Ruth's Chris, is that they greet you by your name. Well, Jin blew me away when said my last name correctly! My last name is difficult to pronounce but he was on point. I also liked that the manager, Paul, asked to see how our dinning experience was. Very professional. The staff overall was awesome. I wish I remembered their names so I can personally give them a shout-out. I will be definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.