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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3099/San-Francisco
  • Phone: 4156730557
  • 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 4156730557

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)romantic (43)notable wine list (32)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • best service possible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Phil was our waiter extraordinaire. We didn't have to ask for anything, he was quick, polite and intuitive. He made the birthday girl giddy and gave us a memorable outing fit for VIPs.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roberto
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    always well worth the money. As always the food and the great service are always on hit. My server Jeremy was most excellent and made it a point to check in with me on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • marvelous
    kmlovescrsteakhouse
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    we had a wonderful anniversary dinner at the steakhouse!!! food was fine and delicious!!! again any time!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It was a busy night so if you want a romantic date night make sure you ask for a booth vice a table. The drinks were superb and the meal was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Food!!!
    NJOYGReatFOOD
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was absolutely exquisite!! Had Fillet Mignon and Lobster...cooked to perfection!!!! However the bar service and attitude of the bar tender left something to be desired! He had an attitude and was NOT friendly!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Miro
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great service along with some great meat and nice wine from reach wine list to choose from... Place needs more light and it's a bit out of touch in terms of furniture...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as usual
    Somm
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It wasn't a busy night I ordered a medium filet mignon and it seemed like it was med well, with too much tarragon butter on it, my date ordered a well done rib eye yet it was still pink in the middle.....on a slow night!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The steaks were delicious, done to perfection, but the entrees are extremely expensive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Porterhouse steak for two...
    monamu
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    There were 4 of us in our party and while this was not my first time visiting this establishment it was the first time for the other 3 guests in party. We ordered the Porterhouse steak for two with asparagus and au gratin potatoes and everything was FANTASTIC and the service by our Waitress Jessica was one of the best services I have ever received. We had a really nice dinner outing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • once again outstanding....
    skyosmom
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Ruth Chris never disappoints!!! The spicy lobster appetizer was to die for, the Poterhouse for 2 was perfect for my daughter and I and we both got lunch for the next day!! The creamed spinach and stuffed mushrooms were just amazing!!! The drinks were perfect, the Pre Fixx my daughters boyfriend ordered was delish and a perfect amount of food even for a big boy!!!! I just love this place!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    EXCELLENT SERVICE and excellent food. Definitely returning here in the near future. Steaks were delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok food
    Lambchops
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time here. Food is not worth the price on the menu. Had the lamb chops and it wouldn't even make it to top 10. Service was good though. Mediocre food served by friendly people = fine dining experience I guess. I wouldn't come back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak
    marviless
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    With all the other steak houses around the bay area this place is still on my top 3.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but noisy
    EyeContact
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food and service are excellent. However it gets tiresome to be seated adjacent to a large group of coworkers out on corporate night out when what I really wanted was a nice quiet environment for a dinner for 2. I should have asked to be reseated by the host should have realized that two people were going to be drowned out by the noise of a party of coworkers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite place for steaks
    alex2the2
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    When you're in the mood for a great steak, you must come here! I've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. Everything from the timing of the entrees to wine pairings never feels rushed, even when the place is busy. This visit happened to be an anniversary celebration and the staff made our night special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    giordano2002
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We love Ruth Chris, their steak is the best steak we've found in San Francisco so far and it's only a tad behind our all-time favorite steakhouse in NYC! Maybe a little too pricey to come here once per week but it's definitely worth it in terms of service and meat-quality. It's a great place to for celebrations and special occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    Giosox
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nice bar, good selection of wines by the glass, lighting a bit too dark. Even if half empty and with reservation they like to keep you waiting, probably to show people queuing visible from outside. Meat is great and sides are good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jimboca
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I have been going to R&C for years now. Almost exclusively in Edmonton and Toronto, and New Orleans and Nashville. I have to say that my wife was not satisfied with her rib eye steak. Unfortunately she is the type that doesn't say anything until we leave, as I know she would have received another one to her satisfaction. Her comment was that maybe R&C in the States, should get AAA Alberta beef. But short of that the staff was more than excellent. Kuddo's to them Jim Channon
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pretty awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have to say that it was an exceptional evening. We went for our anniversary and they had rose petals on the table and a great dessert. The service was very prompt but not hovering. The steaks were GREAT and the Lobster mac and cheese was heavenly. The wine list is incredible and the bottle we chose was far better than the price we paid for it. All in all it was pretty awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    What can I say about Ruth Chris; the food is always excellent, service stellar, atmosphere friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love this place, the food, the steaks are the best in the bay area. Gotta eat here for the steak lovers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent always fantastic
    shelly
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Fillet is amazing. Chopped salad is the best I've ever had. Desert was to die for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the filet!!!
    AwesomeFiletVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Try the Filet. I am never disappointed by the filet. The filet is the best in the city bar none!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT food! Not so hot service...
    ReaLreviewS
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food at Ruth's Chris was beyond amazing. I took my girlfriend there for her birthday, and we had a great time. The stuffed chicken is to die for. I'm still not all the way sure of what they stuff it with, but it's delicious. My only complaint would be the service, or our particular waiter. I decided to go with the regular stuffed chicken and not the 3-course meal design specials that they have, while my girlfriend did go with the 3-course. Because of this, I did not have an appetizer, so she offered to share some of her huge Cesar salad with me. A normal couple gesture. The waiter saw that I was eating some of her salad and seemed a little ticked off by it. The rest of the night he continuously made some unnecessary remarks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cocktail pairing dinner
    1bartenderVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    was very dissapointed. the speaker was not knowledgalbe and kept referring to his cue/index cards. he didnt seem to be able to answer questions and did so with some being incorrect. im a mixologist and corrected him several times cause i didnt want people to have mis-information. when i did that he continued to give me dagger eyes/dirty looks: not very professional. he also argued with several of the other guests when they had correct answers/comments. although the food was good he did not explain why the drinks were chosen for the meal at much lenght. he did not present the drinks at each serving as the meal was being served. most of the drinks were horrible; very sweet and undrinkable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfectly cooked Filet
    Sureguru
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My all time favorite steak restaurant is Alexander's. But food wise, Ruth's was up to par. I had the Filet mignon with Shrimp on top. The steak was perfectly cooked. Sides were excellent. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    mm77
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Took an out of town friend here for her birthday dinner at her request. Was not disappointed. The service was excellent and the ribeye steaks were perfectly prepared. Nothing new or innovative here but that's not what you are looking for at Ruth's. Nice wine list with some very nice modestly priced wines along with excellent high end ones. Ordered a bottle and then not needing another full bottle ordered two additional glasses. Thought the pour was very stingy for $15.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    Luvspicy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience at Ruth's Chris. The service was outstanding. The food was very good.I would recommend family or friend. From: Luvspicy
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious w/ great service
    Steak
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Can't beat the steaks from Ruth's Chris no matter where you travel. Very pleased to with the service and excellent waitress only added to the experience. Only small note was there was a large draft from the window at our table that made it a little chilly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor show
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ate at this restaurant on Saturday night and it is the poorest of the chain I have visited. Started badly by being told that I had to wait, the Lyonnaise potatoes were overdone to the extent that they looked and felt like crisps (potato chips) and replacement chips/fries tasted only of the burnt oil in which they had been fried so they were basically inedible. Waiter admitted he thought the potatoes were overdone when he brought them, so why give them to me? I chose Ruth's Chris because the half dozen other examples in the chain at which I have eaten have been outstanding and so I was expecting great things. Next time in San Francisco I will head straight to Morton's - prices there are little different and at least they know how to cook
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    SoAnoid
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our family truly enjoyed a celebratory B-day dinner. The table was decorated when we arrived, which was a welcome surprise. My food and service were both superb. The only disappointment (and this truly isn't the fault of the restaurant - but more of the sign of the times) was there were many families with kids - and the seating is very close - so it was noisy and there wasn't much privacy among diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    LovedNYC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Having been to many Ruth's Chris Steakhouse locations, you can always expect a consistent experience and San Francisco was no different. Service was outstanding and the steaks were awesome. It was the last night of our vacation and we wanted the best steaks to celebrate, and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse delivered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and recommendations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food is always delicious here, and the waiter was helpful with the recommendations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traveling to San Francisco
    Imthatonegirl86
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Waited 30 minutes past our reservation time for a table. Sat in the bar while waiting to get a drink and sat for a while until we had to flag down a server assistant to come help. Informed the host when we checked in that it was my birthday that day but nothing was said to me or done from our server. Very displeased with the overall experience of this visit. We frequent Ruth Chris in portland OR and have never been this disappointed in our experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing dinner
    Crystal
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The lobster and steak gets 5 stars!! I highly recommend getting the classic special
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner Experience
    FiveYears
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had a great Australian Moscato and SanFran finest water. The calamari appetizer was exquisite. My spouse's two pounder lobster was delicious and very meaty. My filet with shrimp was cooked to order. The dessert that came with the set menu needs to improve, it wasn't very good; especially those chocolate bars. Sorry, they need to be gone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bad service for pricey dinner
    mommaof3
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It took 15 minutes for our server to greet us, another 20 minutes to bring us complimentary bread, then when she took our order she didnt ask us how we want our steak, we have to tell her and she pretended thats what she heard us say..bad service we got from Janine.
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  • amazing
    LuisFloresAlvarez
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great filet mignon. Wine selection and customer service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The filet !
    AwesomeFiletVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    If you want the best filet in the city at a great price this is the place for you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Best ribeye I've ever had. Also love the side dishes
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.