Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3508/San-Diego
  • Phone: 6192331422
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Alfonso Serrano
  • 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 San Diego, CA - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: No matter what the occasion, Ruth's Chris is the perfect place to gather. We will work with you to customize any menu to meet your needs and budget. Work one-on-one with our Private Event Manager to select the right room and configuration, accommodate your A/V needs, and help enhance your event with floral arrangements and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Jaclyn Kinnon 6195508529

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet $5.00 per vehicle. Hotel parking & metered street parking also available. No charge for metered parking after 6:00pm.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
Ruth's Chris Steak House in San Diego, 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 - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)scenic view (87)romantic (74)notable wine list (36)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Dinner at San Diego Harbor View
    PriceyMemoryOrCheapRegret
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    PROS: VIEW! Our server suggested waiting for my guest to arrive before serving her Blue Crab Cakes. He was right of course; however, we want something to eat immediately upon seating. When I told him this he promptly served my flavorful Lobster Bisque and her Crab Cakes...5-Stars for accommodating my special ridiculous request without giving me hate looks...very professional! She arrived and was pleased to see her Crab Cakes were served (hot on their 500-degree plate). Her Barbecued Shrimp and my perfect large Filet with butter sautéed sliced mushrooms ensured our return. The Tempura Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Casserole with pecan crust, and Lobster Cheese Mac we also took home for others! CON: Call to turn elevator on. 5-Stars++
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's Birthday
    RicksReviewsVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ruth's made my wife's birthday a marvelous surprise. On top of their usually outstanding food and service, from birthday greetings from everyone in the place who called my wife by name, to having a birthday greeting in her name printed on the menu, to a or decorated table, everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • THAT SPECIAL TOUCH!
    Love4FineDining
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, preparing to send a loved one off or just want to treat yourself to a fine dining experience, Ruth's Chris Steak House-San Diego is your place. From start to finish, everything is top-notch. The staff, the menu, the wine list, the food, the service and the view, just AMAZING! Trust me the list goes on. My partner and I were in San Diego celebrating our 6th Anniversary and Ruth's Chris did everything possible to make our evening there special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely Disappointed
    TomAVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went to Ruth's Chris on Harbor Drive for our anniversary. We had reservations through Open Table and we were seated at a nice table with an ocean view very quickly. We both ordered the bone in fillet, one rare and one medium rare. We were served two NY Strip steaks both medium. They were very good quality but not what we ordered. We sent one back, which meant one of us had food while the other waited. OK, mix ups happen no biggie. We also had two sides; a salad (nothing to write about, it was a simple salad with goat cheese and nuts. You could get the same thing at 100 other places) and shoestring potatoes which arrived cold accompanied by a fried olive and a piece of plastic (that wound up in my gf's mouth).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Jim and I ate at Ruth's Chris Saturday night. The food, as always, was excellent. Blake, our favorite server, took such good care of us as he always does. It was a joy to sit and enjoy the evening and the view of the bay. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Favorite
    aztourist
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We vacation in San Diego every year, and dining here is one of the highlights! The food is always exceptional, and they offer a nice kid's menu as well. The sides are all served family style, which is great for sharing! The views of the harbor are gorgeous, and the sunsets are lovely. The service is excellent and above reproach. My entire family, including two teenagers and a pre-teen, always look forward to dining here as a very special treat, and we have never been disappointed!! I can't recommend it enough! It can seem pricey if you've never been before, but it is absolutely worth every single penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Foodie25
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Are there enough adjectives to explain how wonderful the steaks are? Divine, consistent, splendid....entire family loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aaron
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was excellent! However then Ribeye Steak was medium rare (ordered rare) & the steaks were tough for being prime beef. The other dinner items work great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful views, good food, pricey.
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was great and location can't be beat. But for the price, plates seem a little empty. The a la carte sides will hit you in the wallet if you don't share, so make sure you and your guest like the same foods.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Usual
    James
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service and the food was fantastic as usual and the view was outstanding. They had our table waiting just as requested.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Took my mother and father in-law to celebrate their birthdays. We had an absolutely wonderful dinner, excellent service and of course surrounded by a beautiful sunset. The food was delicious and certainly the dining experience we were hoping to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    mah535
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have been to San Diego twice and both times we have had a dinner here. This time it was for my wife's birthday. From the menu printed with a birthday greeting, to the best steak ever, to the complementary birthday dessert, it was all fantastic. Just remember that fantastic has a price. But being spoiled like this now and then is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The restaurant really made celebrating my wife's 50th birthday special. They provided a complimentary dessert and picture and even wrote Happy 50th on the menu. As usual, the food was wonderful and the server was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give a baby sitter a job!
    Justthefacts
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    For the life of me, I really don't understand WHY families with 'babies' take them to places like this. An expensive classy dining establishment seems like the wrong place for families with tiny children. If they can afford to eat here, they should be able to afford a baby sitter and not ruin others dining experience with their fussy crying kiddos. And, letting the toddlers 'explore' totally ruins the mood for many other diners. While our server was terrific and food absolutely delish, I wish the restaurant would have an age appropriate requirement.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    luvThisPlace
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    All my visits to Ruth Chris were memorable. I've had nothing but good experiences here. The food, service, and staff are outstanding. I love going here. The steaks are ALWAYS cooked to perfection and hot to the last bite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always impresses!
    Iris
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was spot on as usual and you can't beat the view! Our server, Ulton was such a delight and really took care if every detail. He even charmed our one year old grandson we brought along.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland steak, excellent service
    NameVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Started with the lobster appetizer: fair/good. Presentation was excellent, lobster wasn't overcooked, but not particularly flavorful. I had a petite rib eye: cooked as ordered (med rare), but under seasoned for a prime cut. The original shoe-strings fries were overcooked; returned for a much, much better serving of fries. Berries and cream for dessert: the cream is wonderful, but this time it was mostly cream and an insufficient number of berries to balance the cream. Interiors probably need an update. I had a small table at the window and it worked out great - far away from the noise. Service was excellent - a major improvement over my last visit. I can't remember the waiter's name (Von or Zan?), but he was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The perfect steakhouse on sandiego
    Jpierre
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We Went to the Ruth chrys steak house With my familly Just one word: PERFECTION
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    Businesstraveler
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This came highly recommended if you wanted a steak. I eat at a lot of steak houses but this one took the cake and I don't know that I would be able to eat anywhere for a while because I would compare it to this and most likely be thoroughly disappointed. Ruth's Chris was hamds down the best steak house ever! Great view of the bay, the ribeye is where it's at and melts in your mouth, the portions are almost shareable, and to top your meal off you have to go with the cremebrulee! Steaks come out on a sizzling plate right out of the oven and they are seasoned to perfection! I will be returning to San Diego just for this place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always win at Ruth Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Spent a perfect evening with 5 ladies. Service from Cecil and the entire team was top notch. Will always visit for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Enrique
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very good. RC is a guarantee everywhere ! I have been in different locations and the food & service are excellent. Congratulations!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beetle911
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was my second experience at Ruth's Chris. Both times the food and service was great. Great place for birthdays and special times when you want the best in food and service. Waiter was excellent and very attentive to our service. We had an excellent table location and the price for our entire dinner was very reasonable. Will book again at our next birthday or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, View, & Service
    Two4One
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We went for our Anniversary and they added rose petals to our table that just happened to equal the number of years we were celebrating. They took our picture and overall just made us feel special on our night out. This is one of my favorite places to eat and I recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday evening dining.
    SocialDOSCM
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We ate early evening and were seated in a nice booth. It was sunset, so the shades were being adjusted and tweaked with mixed success. But it's a San Diego Harbor view nonetheless! Steak was great. The lobster/mac appetizer was enough for two to share with some left to take home, it was superb! A really positive dining experience a little open to be romantic but really nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    risonrg
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Ruth's Chris on North Harbor Drive is one of our favorite fine dining restaurants! The food is consistently fantastic and the service (Peter, especially) goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we are well taken care of. We tried the new lobster macaroni and cheese, which came highly recommended, and it was terrific! I love their ribeye - served on 500 degree plates, so when they say "don't touch", DON'T TOUCH! - and they even took a picture of us and gave us a copy, which was great since we were celebrating our anniversary. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    AlyceFSU
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our first experience at the SD Ruth's Chris. We were seated in a booth (semi circle shaped, 4 people) facing the harbor and had a beautiful view. The service was outstanding and the food was delectable. After dinner we watched the fireworks over Sea World from our table while having dessert. It was a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unforgettable
    Unforgettable
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I just LOVE Ruth's Chris restaurant! It is my FAVORITE place to celebrate my birthday. I come EVERY year! I am in love with their cheese stuffed chicken breast!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We continue to return to this Ruth's Chris because of the consistency of great food, good service, and the overall comfort and ease of dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My husband steak, the bone in filet was wonderful, I had scallops they were ok. I thought the food for the price, lacked presentation. The plates they served there food on were coffee shop plates, which took away from the presentation of the food. The lyonaise potatoes that I ordered were not very good, the waiter replaced them with mashed potatoes that were much better. For two people our bill was 180.00 without the tip , we each had two drinks and one salad. All and all I would not go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks and lobster tail
    JonasVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Super great service, and super yummy food. Don't order too much cuz the entrée is very filling...unless you can eat a lot, then order all you want. Would definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris Doesn't Disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    As usual, we had the most fantastic dinner at Ruth's Chris on July 4. Our server, Blake, was terrific as always as he knows I have special dietary needs. The food was delicious and everything about the dinner was marvelous. The fireworks afterwards were also great. A wonderful evening overall.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • vegetarians, still luv this place!
    Luvbrunch
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Always come here for special occasions. First time was the day after our wedding. This weekend was to celebrate the in laws bday. Did not disappoint. Even the seafood was wonderful! Luv this place! Even wonderful view for the 4th of July fireworks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Obnoxious customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    There was an obnoxious customer that the manager and staff did not deal with. We were at the restaurant on 30 JUNE and a customer was cussing and yelling at other customers. He did not get thrown out. Very bad situation.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food that we ordered was great expecially the lobster mac n cheese.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YES, IT'S WORTH THE $$$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Wanted a romantic dinner for my husband's birthday - we love Ruth's Chris SH in Carmel Del Mar so I booked with Open Table for San Diego. No fuss. After rejecting the table offered to us too as too close to the blender at the bar, we waited another 15 minutes and were given a bay view window. Everything started to fall into place after that. Pricey dinner but overall a good experience. We would go back of course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints
    Encino
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Ruth's Chris has never disappointed us in the years we have been goin there. Great for special occasions or for anything else for that matter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth IT!!
    foodhead
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great restaurant. Best filet mignon. Best night ever!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's not to love?
    NineInchNeal
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    If you wish to have a great steak in a terrific setting, Ruth's Chris on Harbor is the place to go. Phenomenal food, matched with service that you can trust will always put yours and your guests enjoyment as their priority. The Lobster Mac-n-Cheese and Seared Ahi are my favorite starters, and I always end with Crème brûlée. Try them and you'll see why!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    Meredith
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My new husband took me to this excellent restaurant during our honeymoon. I'd never been to one and he wanted to show me what I'd been missing. When the food arrived it was hot, fresh and incredibly delicious!! The fact that the filet was still sizzling on the searing hot plate was impressive, but the flavor is what sold me. WOW! If I could make steak taste this good is never leave the house. Instead I'll return to the nearest Ruth's Chris at my next opportunity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Usual
    James
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    As always the service and selection and food was outstanding. They work extra hard to make your evening an enjoyable experience. Well done to all of you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate