Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris-pier5.com/
  • Phone: 4102300033x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
    Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Ivan Garcia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining Manager - Laine Dyson - 410.230.0033

Getting there

  • Cross Street: President Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5
Expect nothing less than an extraordinary meal and first class service from the Number One prime steak house in the world - Ruth's Chris Steak House. At Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5, you'll experience our contemporary decor coupled with distinctive dining traditions that you can only expect at the Number One steak house. At Ruth's Chris Steak House, we take steak seriously, but we're also serious about making sure you have a great time. So, whether you're looking for a place to unwind after a hectic day at work, planning a romantic dinner for two or that all important business meeting, feel free to laugh out loud and stay awhile and experience our sizzle.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5 reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)romantic (55)notable wine list (35)fit for foodies (30)good for groups (22)great for outdoor dining (15)scenic view (14)hot spot (11)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Yummmmmmm
    2toots
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We ended up sitting at the bar for dinner so we could watch the football game. Dining room looked elegant! I ordered the oysters for an appetizer and they were briny, cold & delicious. We took advantage of the 3 course menu-$49.99: Strawberry/blue cheese salad, chicken with to die for mashed potatoes & dessert. $59.99 Caesar salad, 11 oz Filet served with classic creamed spinach, dessert. Dessert was an adorable apple cheesecake & a couple of pieces of chocolate almond bark.. All portions were generous! My steak was delicious, but`I didn't know it was going to be served in clarified butter. My own personal taste is to have it unseasoned and just served without any added oil/butter (but that's just me) All in all-I would return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server may have needed a hug
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great experience over all. Our main server was a bit stern, gruff, & even intimidating to a few at our table. Maybe he was just having a bad day. The food & the wamth of the rest of the staff made up for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food is always great, the sizzle makes the meal, and top shelf service. You can never go wrong here. My son and I come pretty regularly and it's always an awesome night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Surprise Engagement Dinner
    Special
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was the night I proposed to my Sweetheart and the night was so SPECIAL!! The Menu I had designed by Ruth Chris Manager Laine Dyson was on point and my fiance' loved it, and the food was phenominal ecspecially the Filet and the Maryland Style Crab Cake, Our waitress Ashley was EXCELLENT and we never had to worry about anything she was on point!!!! The whole experience at Ruth Chris Pier 5 was PHENOMINAL and I'd recommend there restaurant to anyone!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth Chris Baltimore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent service as well as a massive wine list, Excellent menu for any taste
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific
    69erVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our meal was great, and love the Banana Crème Pie. Waiter recited specials like he was a robot!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty enjoyable experience overall
    DB25
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Yes, the restaurant food is a tad pricey, but I found the bar to be reasonably priced (wine, etc.). However, I like the fact that food was largely simple and they were able to make modifications for food allergies pretty easily. Overall, I found the food to be delicious. The service was OK, I didn't find it lacking but I also didn't find it exceptional as I expected it to be. The seating and lighting was really nice. Overall, I would return again for another try!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    kdubs
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was great. However I didn't appreciate being cramped in a small room. The room was all couples but still there was no elbow room, and at $50 a plate I expect to not have to hear the person's conversation next to me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remains Top Notch
    Deany4bs
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Ruth's Chris never fails to impress. The steaks were perfect. The sides were perfect. The service was outstanding. Yes Ruth's is expensive but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to its reputation
    Wease
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This place never disappoints. Best steakhouse period
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food GREAT Service
    Sansan40
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had a good time. Food was good but the service was even better. Our server Alton was awesome and knew how to anticipate our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So happy...
    WillEK82
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went to Ruth's Chris for our seventh wedding anniversary. We were seated right away and the restaurant had a great appearance. Food came quickly and servers were great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meateater
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Too expensive. Presentation of food is lacking, don't like the ala carte menu. When you pay that much for a steak it would be nice to have sides with it without paying extra. A slab of meat served on a cheap looking plate is not very attractive. And the meat was too greasy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was just ok in our opinion.....
    KimC
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I've definitely been to Ruth's Chris in multiple states and this one was just ok. The parking was $10 . Everywhere else it's complimentary and you give a tip. Also the food was cool but I wasn't overly impressed. Food portions were small.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The staff was friendly and efficient. Steaks were done perfectly and nice and hot!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've had better
    MJ123VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was good except for our steak fries-came to us cold. Brought our salad right away but waited forever for the entrees. Stuck us in some back room that was closed off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special times with my special man
    ablessedcoupleVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Once again we dined before taking our seats at Pier Six for Steely Dan. Although we chose to sit outside, our meal came prepared to our table piping hot. It was delicious and so were the 2 vodka on rocks I ordered. The only note I will make is that there were an city ordinance in place for people to smoke 15 feet away from the restaurant. The perimeter of the dining area outside apparently doesn't take that into consideration. We made the best of it and the show made up it too. Cheers
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alisa
    alisa
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Steak was fabulous, as were the hors doeuvres and sides. Our waiter was both very professional and personable - a tough combo to get just right. His name was Dean - he should be acknowledged by management Large portions - expensive but worth every dollar. Seated right on time in line with our reservation which is rare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit off this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've enjoyed the Ruth's Chris Pier 5 several times, but on our most recent visit the experience was hurried and pretty forgettable. The food, as always, was terrific, but the service was mediocre at best. Clearly the restaurant was overwhelmed, as was move of B-more with the Star Spangled celebration, but from the moment we arrived we felt as though we were an afterthought. The waiter, to be fair, had been sourced from another Ruth's Chris that day, apparently in expectation of that night's onslaught of reservations, but it seemed as though there was little in the way of pre-planning that had occured. The restaurant is very nice, but the condition of the men's room that night almost killed my appetite. Don't know that we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ruths Chris regular
    ExpierienceCritic1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ruths Chris is a place that myself and my boyfriend regularly dine at. We always request David,he is knowledgeable,friendly and down to earth. For my boyfriends 25th birthday we arrived to rose pedals on the table,compliments of David and the hostesses. So friendly and welcoming! We love Ruths Chris!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Place to Eat
    69erVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ruth Chris is one of our favorite Steakhouses. We got great food, and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    Jazmine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to celebrate my new job. We got there as the restuarante was opening so it was empty and quiet. This was perfect for a romantic setting. I booked my reservation through Open Table and they seem to save you a seat by the windows every time. Not exactly sure why but we enjoyed it! We got to see the people of the Inner Harbor roaming around on a beautiful day. My boyfriend who isn't a steak fan asked for a recommendation from our server and he is now a steak fan! Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good Restaurant
    FoodLover
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ruth Chris was very good; nice, quiet atmosphere of fine dining on the inside and it also had two outside decks. The menu offers a good selection of steak and seafood. If you are in the Inner Harbor area and you wish to have an upscale dining experience, I recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Concert
    Lovelyplace
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Always loved Ruth Chris steaks. Never had bad service at any location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth Chris is Nothing Special
    ImaFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Ruth Chris brand needs a make over. I don't like giving negative reviews, but in this case it is warranted. I know you're not supposed to go to a steakhouse for anything other than steak. I had crab cakes. The crab meat was over whelmed with pepper. I love spicy food, but crab meat has such a delicate flavor it can easily be ruined.The entire meal was just average. Normally, I can get some solace in the bread basket when the food misses the mark. Not in this case. The bread was dry and tasteless. I felt like I was eating paper. Ruth Chris needs to step up its game.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Go-To Steak Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This location is our first choice when choosing steak restaurants in Baltimore. The service is always first rate and the food never ever disappoints. Servings are so big that we either skip salad / soup and share two sides or we get salad or soup and share one side. Desserts are fabulous and are big enough to share. The wine list is extensive but the staff is knowledgeable and can make good suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth Chris Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was a wonderful experience! The main course was excellent. The wait staff was excellent. The desserts were excellent. We really enjoyed the bananas foster being made at our table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I really enjoy Ruth's Chris. Their food is consistently good. I feel like portions have been shrinking for a few years now, and the bill has been climbing upwards, which is my only complaint. They broil their steaks, and with a smaller steak, it is more difficult to achieve perfection in cooking with this method.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday/Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed the service by Reza; as well as the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Disapointed
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Although I gave the food, service and ambience 4 Stars I was really disappointed in the way the patrons were dressed last night and were seated to dine. When I think of Ruth Chris, I think of Class, Charm, and Special Treat. Although last night was not too classy. The Dress Code is right on the front door, and it clearly states no cut off's with fringe (there was) no athletic wear (there was) I even saw one guy come in what looked like cotton pajama pants. Also, shorts and T-shirts. My husband and I went to the Oriole game yesterday but made a point to go home and dress to dine. Maybe Ruth Chris is just no so special anymore. I was really disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Smiley
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food & ambience was great. Excellent service. I wil be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I always enjoy dining at this restaurant I cant wait to go again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pure Excellence
    AnotherSatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My party and I was very impressed w the good options, service and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    KrissyC
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Friendly service, excellent wine knowledge and delicious food. You get what you pay for - a class act!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Towanda
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always a pleasure to taste a new dish during restaurant week. Never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant Week Meal
    PickyEater
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A friend and I went during Restaurant Week - definitely plan to make reservations during that week. The menu was perfect for both of us, and we both completely cleared all of our plates (I generally don't!). Great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time.
    Tootie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went to this location during restaurant week. The food was amazing. Our server Alton was very attentive and friendly. Definitely will return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tillmoore2014VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was awesome and the service was outstanding!!!!! 5 stars
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have been to many Ruth Chris restaurants and have always enjoyed them. I was very surprised by my visit this time. When we entered the restaurant we were promptly greeted and then we were walked out of the main restaurant to an annex or add on to the restaurant. The room was playing loud music and they tried to stick us by the kitchen. Luckily a manager saw we weren't happy and moved us to another table. The food and wine were very good but the loud music and lighting were a disappointment. The server was very good even though he brought out my appetizer and salad at same time. It also took a long time for food to arrive. I probably would not go back to this Ruth Chris because of ambience but will visit others.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazzie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went on Restaurant Week....unfortuately the service was very slow. We were seated in the dining hall on the hotel side. We didn't care for it because it was loud (babies crying) and did not have a romantic feel. The food was good and the waitress was doing the best she could.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic