Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/111123/Princeton
  • Phone: 6094520041
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mitchell A. Baculy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Princeton, NJ - 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: Cindy Riebel 6094520041

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking available.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Princeton, NJ 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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (62)romantic (43)notable wine list (24)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (16)vibrant bar scene (11)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (7)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Celebrating a birthday
    medearest
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Neither of us had been to a Ruth ' s Chris Steakhouse, but we will definitely go back. The food & service were impeccable. Had a great dining experience & the very picky birthday guy enjoyed himself immensely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is delicious every time we've been to Ruth's Chris. The only negfative is the specials are way to pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night on the town
    Pattivecch
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went back to princeton for a reunion,got in a day early and stopped in to Ruth's crist steak house.we were not dissapointed from beginning to end.the staff was very attentive and genuinely cared how we were enjoying dinner.the manager also stopped by to c that a good time was had by all,really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, but need to change...
    sancteeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was awsome, but the reception desk girls were rude and unkind.... But it was the same in Chicago and Mexico City.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Edamame
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was great, price fixed and a la carte. The service was nice. He gave my brother a small dessert, just so he didn't feel left out given that everyone else had a dessert. The only bone to pick was that we had to get their attention to get our water glasses filled. I would definitely go there again when I'm in the mood for a good steak dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    gckc
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Not what we remember. Appetizer was rushed. Filet was not center cut & lacked the signature Ruth's Chris butter flavor.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice wine list. Apps were delicious. Porterhouse for two and potatos au gratin were a bit of a let-down, just not up to standards. We've had a better dining experience at the Ruth's Chris in Atlantic City, NJ than in Princeton.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service - Great Food
    RalphVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always a pleasure coming to Ruth's Chris Princeton. Nino, our waiter, treats us like family, makes sure everything is perfect and always recommends the best wine and food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris Princeton wonderful
    Ollie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fantastic anniversary dinner at this restaurant. Food was exceptional as was the service provided by Pradeep. He was warm, sincere and welcoming; going above and beyond to ensure a beautiful evening and memory. The management's added touches of providing us the most romantic table as well as a complimentary anniversary photo and dessert were a thoughtful plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    foodie615
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was my first visit to Ruth's Chris and I really enjoyed my meal of steak and shrimp. My only complaint was that the food took way too long to arrive. Luckily, I was traveling on business and didn't have any time constraints that evening. Otherwise, it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Always guaranteed a consistent high quality meal and experience ! Only downside is that it has gotten increasingly pricey .
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughter's 20th Birthday dinner
    RonniesMate
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    In a Country where Steak/Grill restaurants are plentiful this in my opinion is First Class, & in a different class. The greeting is calm but professional; the tables are well positioned; the menu always interesting & the food great. Best of all is the Service; on both visits our Waiter was on top of everything without being intrusive. My Daughter's Birthday was topped with a beautifully prepared dessert with candle & Birthday wishes. Excellent value for that Special Occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much better than last time
    weluvsteakVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food and service were much better than last time - they got the steaks right (last time they were way off on the correct temperature) so it was a really good dining experience. Only negative was when it came time to leave - our waiter and his assistant disappeared for about 15 minutes and we had to gt the manager to get the check.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak ever
    NicholasVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a great time at Princeton's Ruth Chris , food was fresh and served perfectly. Our waiter Pradeed was both attentive and knew how all food items were prepared. Too bad we live so far away.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just OK and getting disappointing.
    JoeMVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I've been to this Ruth's Chris on several occasion, the last before now about a year ago. It had always been good but has seemed to decline both in food and service. We were four in our party and we each ordered steak and sides. Two of the four were underdone (medium rare instead of medium well) and had to be sent back, which always messes the rhythm of the meal with two people half done before the others start. The sides were MUCH smaller than ever and hardly "family style" for sharing. At $400 for 4 steaks, 3 small sides two Mojioto's, and an iced tea, this wasn't a good value. Our waiter Rob was nice but seemed very new. I have to think very hard before I go back. I get a much better meal and service at Capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food not prepared as requested
    DMac
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My filet was overcooked. They accommodated us by taking the item off our bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Therocket18
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very poor inattentive service. Very dissapointing. Very slow felt like we were not even there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reserveVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It is always a pleasure to dine at Ruth Chris @ Princeton. Nino our waiter is the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Steak was outstanding. Spinach and lamb chop a little too salty, especially the spinach.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We did a lot of waiting. Server seemed uninterested
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As expected we all had a terrific time, good and service were impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scott
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have an issue with the quality of the steak as well as the size of the steak. If I'm paying $20 for a ribeye I would expect the steak might have some large chunks of grizzle and I would expect the cook to wing it on cutting the steaks to size however if I'm paying $60 I expect the meat to be trimmed perfectly, prepaired perfectly and actually be 22 ounces. And there is no reason for a filet to be dry at med rare. I'm not the kind of person to make a stink so I didn't say anything. I do enjoy Atlantic city location and I recommend princeton takes some lessons from the Atlantic city location. This is my 3 rd visit and every time unsatisfied. I will no longer be going to Princeton Ruth Chris. I feel I wasted my money.
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  • Good good close to the hotel
    Chilifever
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We ate there because it was convenient and close to the hotel. the staff was awesome and accomodating for our 2-year old.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris
    Sizzling
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food was great, the service was great. Waiter was attentive - knew the name of our party before he approached the table. Very helpful with selections. First Class all the way. Expensive - about $300 for family of four, a couple of drinks, including tips. Great for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jersey
    Googie1
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We live in Richmond so the Jeresy location was an experience for us. The service and food were excellent. The interior was a little tired and seems to be in need of a refresh or light renovation. The decor seemed tired. It would have also been nice if the other diners weren't all in jeans and t shirts. We were shocked by the casual attire of the other guests. The employees seemed very pleasant and very proactive with all of the guests. You can tell there are great people that care working there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Princeton Steakhouse Fit For NYC!
    MrCrabtree
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The server and his assistant were very attentive. We changed our table to a booth and it was no problem! The drinks were excellent. The Dirty Goose Martini was awesome. Wines were great! The Crabtini appy was delicious! The Porterhouse for Two was done to perfection. We added a couple of 5 oz. Lobster Tails for an extra punch! All good!!! For sides, we had the Lobster Mac and Cheese which was excellent, and as we always do at steakhouses, we had the Creamed Spinach... Not great... It was a little plain and a tad too watery... Don't get me wrong, we finished the spinach, and it was certainly good. Topped it all off with the Bread Pudding and Apple Crisp desserts, and they were amazing! I definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fred
    Fred
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food and service are always outstanding here. Unfortunately, this time there was a gentleman sitting by us dressed like a slob with flip - flops on that he took off and was eating barefoot. How about a tiny little bit of dress requirement on a Saturday night. We were told it was a corporately owned Ruths Chris and they were told not to say anything about dress code issues. Come on.....really.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Steak Place
    ReynaldoVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food is Good ,though they should tone down the use of Butter. Though the cost is high, they do not rank with the Best Steak Houses
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to dine!
    Mjackso3
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food was perfect. Ambiance was unmatcheable!! I loved it and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We made reservation to celebrate a family members fiftieth birthday. It was a perfect evening. The meal was outstanding, service perfect to detail and our servers were warm and friendly I highly recommend this RC location and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency
    Nick
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This place is great food is consistently good time and time again service is on point and a family favorite...if there's anything to celebrate we do it at ruths Chris!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    DaymondawgVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a wonderful dining experience at Ruth Chris the other night. The food was great and the service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Tifflife
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Although pricier than some steak houses there is a reason for it. I go for the filet which comes on a hot plate with the sound of sizzling herb butter as it comes from the kitchen. My favorite filet thus far! I was pleasantly surprised to see there was a pre fix menu available with a dessert substitution for just $4 more. It's been a number since my last visit when I had the filet and at a different location and years later it was just as a remembered. Can't wait to go back and treat my husband for Father's Day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, bad service
    Foodie35VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dinner for 4 was great, everyone enjoyed their meal a lot. Our server, however, was bad. Surprising because they pride themselves on service. Our server forgot our appetizer, then forgot it again after we told him and he had it served with our dinner. After our dinner was over we waited at least 15 min before we got our check or were asked if we wanted dessert and that was only after we told the bus person to tell out waiter we wanted out check. I will go back, but I will make sure Ed is not our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Nino's wine recommendation was outstanding a - again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 591 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton reviews archive.
  • Predictably good
    dwilson608VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and went to Ruth's at the request of the birthday boy. He was pleased particularly with the birthday candle in his raspberry sorbet. The food and service was predictably good. I find the wine list very pricey but the selection decent for domestic wines.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Like Ruth Chris but ...
    stillsatisfiedbutVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I Like Ruth Chris but the menu is getting old and the quality of the meat is going down. RC's needs dining specials.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food and service
    presto
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Tables are too high in the booths. Or the seats are too low. We felt like we needed booster seats. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Shrimp cocktail was fresh, and lobster appetizer was delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steaks and Shrimp
    DJK1VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Classic steakhouse experience. Tender barbecue shrimp, medium rare filets, giant onion rings. Not fancy, just delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but ....
    CasinoNight
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was a very good dinner, but just fell short of other steakhouses in that class (Morton's, The Capital Grill). It still gets a recommendation and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.