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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco
Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco
  • Address:
    1601 Van Ness Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3099/San-Francisco
  • Phone: (415) 673-0557
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Yusuf Kocabiyik
  • 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in San Francisco, 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: Vanessa Lee (415) 673-0557

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California
  • Public Transit: End of California Line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10.00 valet parking fee.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco
Ruth's Chris Steak House in San Francisco, 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "If you want the best filet in the city at a great price this is the place for you!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Best ribeye I've ever had. Also love the side dishes"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Had a pleasant dinner at this steak house. Food was good. Service really excellent."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Our entire meal was wonderful! Their chicken soup special, lobster appetizer and cheesecake were all very tasty, while their matchstick fries addicting. Each of our petite filet mignon was cooked to perfection and simply melted in our mouths!!! My 11 y.o. son was even craving for their steak the next day!...And so was I. Food was well-portioned and the service great!!! It's our favorite go to steakhouse for sure!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "as Harris.. My filet mignon was not as tender as a previous time at Ruth's Chris.. It was an end piece, and just not as good as what I've had at Harris..The waiter asked how our food when we had barely one bite, and never checked after that.. Never saw the waiter until much later in our dinner..Would have sent it back.."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We love going here even though so many GREAT places to go in San Francisco. The staff treats us like family and the food is always outstanding (hash browns to die for)!!!! Easy to get to and valet parking. Simply one of the best choices in fine San Francisco dining."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Not having steak for a real long time and I have never token my wife out to a decent steak house( outback doesn't count), we are ripe to have a decent steak. We were wrong. Our steak blew our taste buds off. Both of us were really satisfied with our meal. We ordered off from the classic menu... The rib eye and the fillet migon. The rib eye was juicy and hot. I can't believed I finished my meal. The wive ordered the fillet migon because it wasn't so fatty... As a result the steak I felt is a little dry compare to the rib eye. She went with medium so maybe medium rare would of been more juicy."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We made a reservation at Ruth's Chris Steak House for our 35th wedding anniversary dinner. We were seated at a great table, rose petals were placed on the table and we were given a complimentary glass of champagne which started the evening off very well. Our server was very attentive (until near the end of our meal a party of about 20 sat down in the same room as us), and we ordered the ahi tuna appetizer. It was delicious. We were not rushed at all. We then ordered a rib eye steak, a filet mignon, a side of sweet potatoes and a side of au gratin spinach. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious. We were quite full at this time, but decided to order the chocolate cake for dessert, and it was so large we could not finish it."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I often eat at Ruth's because they have just about the best steak in town. On a previous visit, I commented about the fact that I felt their corkage fee charge was too high, and I believe it has been lowered from $20 to $15, which is feel is more reasonable. I thank them for doing so. Last evening was another great steak; however, I warm you to stay away from the french fries which were tasteless. They either had been in a warming tray far too long or they were previously frozen, thawed, and deep friend. C'mon, it's not that hard to slice a potato, deep fry it, and serve it the way it should be served--hot, crispy, and with good taste. It's sad to serve a great steak with poor quality french fries."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is not as good as last few time. However, the wine is always good above average. I wonder if they changed for a new chef??"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The service was impeccable. I just got engaged, and they really went the extra mile! They put out roses on the table, and gave us each a complimentary glass of champagne! Plus when our dessert game, they wrote "Happy Engagement" on the plate in chocolate! They really went above and beyond and made it such a special dinner. I will be coming here from now on for any anniversaries, birthdays, etc! They really know how to celebrate and make you feel special. Plus, the food was delicious! We got the price-fixed menu, and everything was amazing. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "From the beginning to the end of my experience, my server was a rare sighting. He never stopped by and asked "how's everything" or if we needed anything else. My parents and I were out of water for most of the dinner. It wasn't until I asked another waiter who was passing by that apologized on my server's behalf saying "you should never be out of water, I'm so sorry." Even getting the check at the end of the meal was impossible. When we did get it, I put my credit card in and he didn't come get it until 20 minutes later (it probably would have taken longer if I had not waved him down) and apologized that he had forgotten that he gave us the check. I definitely wasn't expecting this type of service from high rated, popular restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Never disappointed with this place. By far the best steak I've ever had, and I've been to a lot of steak houses. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Definitely not someplace you want to go on a regular basis. Dinner ran $100 per person with only 4 bar drinks. The steaks are fabulous though. The last time I had one this good was also at Ruth's Chris 10-15 years ago. It was a memorable meal with great friends."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We visit Ruth's Chris a few times each year and it never fails to impress us with the excellent steak and polite, friendly service. The filet cooked in butter is fantastic, and I consider it the best in San Francisco."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "It's been a while since I've been to Ruth's Chris. I had fond memories of the good and service here before. But this time, either my taste has changed or other steakhouses I've been to are so much better, I was disappointed. The ribeye I ordered was too lean to a point it was bordering on being chewy and I ordered it medium rear. Service was very inconsistent, I actually got the feeling that our server ignored us because we didn't order the priciest cut nor any wine. I will not be back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Rib eye steak were tasty even though they were greasy. The tables are very close and we could hear the discussion and argument from the nearer table. We just spent an hour for our dinner and did not want to stay longer. The restaurant is good for a group but a little bit dark. The seating is tide too."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Valeted the car since no parking within a few blocks of restaurant. Ordered from the Prix fixe menu and our food and wine came so quickly. Loved the mixed green salad and dressing was just right not overwhelming. Our steaks were as ordered, medium rare and the grilled salmon was fresh and succulent and not overcooked. we finished our dinner in about an hour. It was the most efficient manner of serving dinner I have had. I have been using Open Table to book reservations for 2 years and this was the fastest and delectable meal I have eaten. Our server was very gracious and helpful. Our water glasses filled when half empty. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We did our regular trip to RCSH for Dine About Town -- it is a great deal, and I do appreciate their continued participation. This time the petite filets were excellent, but the service was not. While our waiter wad friendly, he seemed overworked and did not pay attention to details, including forgetting to put in our order for an additional appetizer. He apologized for his "poor handwriting", and the onion rings arrived as we were half way through the steaks, and were cold."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "They really want you to order from their ala carte menu, but we found the limited choices on the Dine About Town menu to be excellent, the food perfectly done and the portions just right. The service was excellent, too, once you got past the attitude."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I came here for Dine About Town and had a really good experience with reservations with the restaurant - some problems arose with my friends' schedules so I had to rebook our reservation a few times and they were very accommodating about it. Even when we arrived with a last minute change in the number of seats we needed, they made no fuss and gave us a different table without any problems. In the "Special Request", all I had written was that we were celebrating our friend's birthday. When we arrived, they had decorated the table for us and at the end brought out a special desert with a candle for our friend. It was very nice! The food itself was really good, definitely one of the best steaks I've ever had! Every other course was okay... "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The stuffed chicken is to die for, you have to try it you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Excellent steak! One of my favorite in the city. Excellent dessert!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The service is always excellent here. The filet is the best in the city and the sizzling butter is the topper!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "valet parking...yes....it's a must for a S.F Restaurant...kinda dark but that works for the romantic couple...front door was on spot and welcoming..arrive 20 minutes early and were seated right away..wait staff was lively and menu knowledgeable..my first time at the S.F Location and will definately go back again.."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We join the SF Dine in town activities.We ordered 2 Ruth's Chris Classic courses and one Dine in Town course last night. Salads are good, About main course, we all chose filet-medium rare, so yummy and awesome! Shirmp are ok. Well,we are so disappoined about dessert on the course menu, too sweet and we don't like it. If dessert on the Classic menu or dine in town menu can change to small cream brulee or small banana cream pie, i think will be better for the course. BTW,I need to say...Valet parking service is so excellent, when we ready to leave after dinner, our car is ready. Although we are disappoined the dessert on the course menu, we still enjoy dinner last night."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Overall great experience except for the wait. Don't understand why we had to wait so long. We saw people who came in later than got seated before us. Almost wanted to leave but since it was for our son's birthday we told ourselves to calm down and be pleasant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this location. Very enjoyable! The staff was very knowledgable and friendly. The bone-in filet was prepared to perfection. The hash browns with grilled onions and cheddar cheese were delicious! The special birthday dessert was a pleasant surprise. Ruth's Chris delivered again!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Great service better food I will advice either the steak or the stuff chicken can't go wrong at all with either"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We went here with another couple to celebrate our return from our destination wedding that they could not make. We made the reservation and noted that we are going to celebrate our wedding, when we arrived there was a table full of rose petals which was a very kind touch that was definitely noticed. It was nice that they actually cared why we were coming and added the little touch for an extra special, customized touch. The food was amazing, the fact that the plates come out at 500 degrees makes all of the difference in the world, with each bite being hot and soaked in sizzling butter. We also order the pecan sweet potato casserole, it was TO DIE FOR!!! it was a nice quiet, beautiful evening."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food is great. This is a great place for a special occasion. We celebrated my birthday and i has the cowboy ribeye. It was great. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Based on repeated outstanding experiences at other RC locations -- specifically Tampa -- I only found this one to be average. My filet was not anything special, and I think the restaurant itself (physically...decor, etc) seemed very worn and in need of a major overhaul. The bathroom was a little spotty, too, which makes me question the overall cleanliness of a restaurant. With all that being said, service was outstanding and our waitress took time and care in recommending the perfect wine to suit varying tastes in our party. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "...on Mother's Day! My parents and I truly enjoyed our experience from beginning to end. The excellent food and service there go hand in hand. Thanks, again!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good food, good service, and my lady friend also received a rose for Mother's day, which was a nice touch. Wine recommendation was also right on the money. Keep it up!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We love the Ruth's Chris chain and this SF location did not disappoint. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Best steak around town! Have been to every steakhouse in the city, and "The Chris" always tops them all"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Fa bu lous. Excellent food. Excellent staff. An amazing birthday dinner. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "For my husband's birthday we went to Ruth's Chris Steak House. Our table was waiting for us and was decorated with Happy Birthday confetti. The service was quick, friendly and professional. The food including Steak and Lobster was fabulous. We will return and not just for Birthdays. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have dined and many Ruth's Chris' restaurants around the US and feel compeled to report my first poor experience. My family of four dined at the SF location last Friday eve. Our food was very good, consistent with what you can expect at Ruth's Chris. We ordered a bottle of wine and discovered when it came that the vintage was a yr off. WE had to question our waiter who called over the sommelier who said they had just starting selling the new vintage (not as good as what we thought we were getting and that it would be the same price.) We declined that and ordered another choice. After a very long wait the mgr came one to say that choice had the same issue. The hadn't had time to update their wine list. Really?? "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This is the can't miss, no doubt about, staple restaurant in someone's arsenal. Good for groups or romantic dinner for 2, or celebration of birthday/anniversary. Ambience of that smoke wood steakhouse feel, incredible murmur of joyous conversation abuzz around you. Service is A+ from the time you walk into the place. Bar is impeccable meaning drinks were perfect. The food is exquisite which is why this place has to number one on your rotisserie for fine dining and why I keep going back"
    Dined on 4/26/2014