Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3839/Sarasota
  • Phone: (941) 924-9442
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Charles W. Amherst
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering in Sarasota, FL - 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: Deborah Ball 9419249442

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stickney Point Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking available 7 days a week, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Sarasota, FL 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 - Sarasota reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (31)notable wine list (13)romantic (13)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Nice slow-paced dinner
    DrDee
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We enjoyed a nice, slow dinner; even though it was Thanksgiving and the restaurant was busy, we did not feel rushed. The most delicious items were the salads. I had a green salad with beets and a champagne dressing that was excellent. I also had Salmon and it was very good. My husband had a green salad that was probably large enough for a lunch entrée, and he enjoyed it immensely. The only thing we were not wild about was our seating. I was against the wall, booth style, and my husband facing me in a chair, so he was staring at a wall (and me, ha, ha), rather than able to take in the ambience of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    Mary
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Lives up to its reputation - the food was excellent (served as ordered and hot on arrival) and the service was excellent. The prices were high, but you get what you pay for. Portions were large and they were ready with doggy bags. Great atmosphere, very attractive restaurant, not noisy even when filled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Everything was wonderful. The food , service, selection and ambience combined for a very enjoyable evening. We ordered different types of steaks and found them to be cooked perfectly. The vegetables/ side dishes were delicious. Our favorite is the creamed spinach but we have not tried any that we have not enjoyed. It continues to be listed as one of our favorites restaurants for a very nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had an excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Had an excellent experience at Ruth's Chris steakhouse in Sarasota. The manager even recognized me from my visit to the Tampa restaurant over a year ago.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    ejd77VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We enjoy going to Ruth Chris Steak House, no it's definitely not inexpensive but I would rather pay the price and get great food & service than pinch a penny and regret going out for dinner because of not so great food and not so great service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    CiteeGirl
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    This is a great spot for almost every dining situation. It's pricey, but you know that going in and you get what you pay for. Service is usually spot on, we had someone new so there were some inconsistencies but overall, it was very good. We love this place and think it is one of the best Ruth's Chris we've been to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed in Sarasota
    karenlovestodineout
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Ruth's Chris is usually a favorite go-to for fine/special occasion dining. This time, not so much. While my filet was cooked to perfection, my sister ordered hers medium + -pink center, but no red- and when she cut into hers, it was red, as in almost "walking". The waitress came over and she agreed it was not to her specifications and took it away. She ate the "side dishes" and waited. A few minutes later, the same steak came back and while it was now cooked as ordered, because it had just been re-cooked, it was dry and tough and as she said "not any better than a cheaper restaurant where you pay half the price for". There was no compensation offered, not even a free coffee or dessert. At Ruth's Chris prices, this is unacceptable!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My birthday dinner
    JJtlc
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Just had a fabulous evening at Ruth's Chris in Sarasota....celebrating my birthday. Everything was absolutely perfect as always. Outstanding service, amazing food, great ambiance.....and on this special night, special birthday touches! I forgot to mention....love the wine list..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks and trimmings
    archVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Always a fabulous traditional meal - steak, ceasar and wonderful vegies. Don't miss out on the desserts too. They were easily able to accomodate my gluten free husband.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • College son craved a steak!
    VermontKanaka
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    In Sarasota for Parents' Weekend at Ringling College, and while I would have loved seafood with a view, my 18-year-old son wanted a great steak. I figured that Ruth's Chris would be perfect for him and it was. Very noisy on Saturday night, but the service was attentive and the steaks hit the spot. Although extremely expensive, if your goal is a stiff drink and a delicious piece of red meat, you should be happy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and music
    Adam
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Liked the filet and salad and dessert, could hae done with less Michael Buble music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Patsy
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    The service was awesome with a happy anniversary greeting at the door as we arrived. Flower petals and a note from the staff also welcomed us on the table. They really pay attention to detail and making the dinner experience very special. And our meal selections of steak and lobster and my halibut special were perfectly cooked. Of course the wine and service were great. 8 years of marriage celebrated perfectly. Thank you Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Peter1
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    We had a party of 6 for a Birthday Party and it was fanastic --it was the first time we had gone --what a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Neighborhood Staple.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    It is always a treat to dine here. The food and service are always first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special evening with the family
    JohnkwparadiseVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    As always another fabulous meal at Ruth Chris. Overall service was excellent but halfway through our meals our server left us thirsty as our drinks were empty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak Restaurant in the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Never a bad meal, always professional wait staff and very friendly. This is the best steak place in Sarasota. Very classy, everything perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food outstanding service
    Della
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The best steaks ever! Great place to dine and celebrate a special occasion. We go at least once a month.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is terrific from the
    WjC1
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Food is terrific from the appetizers to desert, everything on the menu is outstanding. Service couldn't be better. The staff is attentive, polite, professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak restaurant
    JebRimla
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    We visit Sarasota for holiday each year and always come to Ruth's Chris for what we think are the best steaks around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always enjoy eating at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    We always enjoy eating at Ruth's Chris. The steaks, lamb chops and other main dishes are always excellent. If you don't like the steaks and chops served in hot butter, you need to order them without the butter. This isn't a problem for them, but some people are surprised when the food comes in a lot of hot butter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great culinary experience
    Jobabylegs
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    With all the hype I had heard about Ruth's Chris, I was afraid it would not live up to my expectations. However, it did that and more! I took 7 women there and had not even one little complaint about anything. Jeannie was our server and was very capable and attentive. The table was beautifully appointed, and the food of course was outstanding. The noise level was a bit high, but not enough to deter any of us from returning for another delicious meal. None of us could handle a desert, but I am sure that the next time we will do so. Making my reservation through Open Table was an easy and efficient way to do so. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    cindi
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Do not miss the porterhouse for 2. I have had it 4 times. I love some other places for special occasions but they do not have this delightful treat so my son and I always go for it!!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Noisy. Lacks intimacy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Went for anniversary. Very noisy. Excellent food and service. Don't go for romantic event
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Service was extremely slow. We had to ask for our entree several times. They gave us a complimentary dessert because of the wait. I ordered almost well done on my steak and it was red and had to send it back. My guest ordered medium and got well done. It took us 3 hrs. to have dinner. Way too long.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    enjoylife
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The food and service were execellent making for a very enjoyable evening! We highly recommend Ruth's Chris Steak House to anyone for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food prepared
    WjC1
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Outstanding food prepared to perfection, warm and friendly staff. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually great, but not tonight!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Usually the food is outstanding, however tonight I orderd the Petit Filet dinner and the Ahi Tuna appetizer. The Ahi Tuna wasn't as fresh as it could be, and the Petit Filet was not the same standard of beef as the larger order. I am always hesitant to order to the Petit Filet as it never tastes as good as the larger order. The waiters swear it is the same cut, but I am convinced that it isn't. I have dined at Ruth Chris over 200 times, and I'm sad to say that this lower grade of beef is consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    The entire dining experience was outstanding from service, food, ambiance. I must do restaurant when in the Sarasota area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced food disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    The ambiance is perfection, as is the service, and the bartender makes a super drink, but the overpriced food was a major disappointment. We went there for the steaks and that's what we ordered, petite filet and a rib eye. Perhaps the fact that they were swimming in butter didn't help, but by the time I trimmed all the fat and grizzle from the rib eye there was barely 6 ounces of my 12 ounce steak. The petite filet had the same pool and the grain of the meat was as it should be, but it was a much firmer meat. The sides were good, not great. My final thoughts, next time I will go to Flemings or Michaels on East! This was not worth the cholesterol!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Special Occasion restaurant
    BellaGirl
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Good food, great service, exactly as expected from Ruth's Chris. No surprises, but just solid, worth the extra money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation stop
    LongPoleLax
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    We decided to stop at tried and true establishment for our first night of vacation. As always, the food was excellent. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was good. Our reservations were early in the evening and it was the Florida "off-season" so the restaurant was not very busy. Not being a wine person, I was a little disappointed in the beer selections. Overall, a great meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome, once again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Just a real "go-to" place. The food and service is always right on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Annivesary!
    Knowgreatfood
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    My wife, daughter and I were vacationing and decided to go somewhere very nice for our 30th wedding anniversary. They greeted us with "Happy Anniversary" and decorated the table with a few Rose Petals. The ladies really enjoyed their cocktails and I enjoyed a very good New Zealand Savignon Blanc. Wife and daughter has the filet special with seafood trio. I had the strip. All was delicious and executed to perfection. We were treated to a complimentary desert trio that was great. The manager caught us at the door on the way out to make sure we enjoyed our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior Service
    KatB
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    The staff is simply the best, from the hostess to the valet to the wait staff. They are attentive but not overbearing and they know how to pace a meal properly. We happened to be there on a night where a large party was celebrating a birthday, and although the group was a little loud, we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food have always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Service and food have always been top-notch at this Ruth's Chris. The steaks are uniformly very tasty as are the sides and the wine list should satisfy the most discriminating afficionados. What can I say....it's a terrific steak house. And, oh yes,Kristen is the best hostess in Sarasota!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Ribeye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    All was good except for the large ribeye that we split...poorest quality for a good steak house in years. Sorry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We celebrated my daughter's
    ChesterMOMVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    We celebrated my daughter's 18th birthday at Ruth's Chris. The food was excellent as always, but, surprisingly we had terrible service! First, we waited an extrodinarily long time between the appetizers and our meal...twice the server stopped to apologize for the delay. Secondly, when the main course was served, only 5 of the 6 meals appeared, and again the server apologized when the last meal arrived several minutes later. It's unheard of for a restaurant of this caliber to not serve everyone's meals together. Third, my son's steak was medium rare when he ordered medium well and we had to send it back to be cooked a bit more. Three strikes...at Ruth Chris? Really a dissappoinment, especially for the cost - we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An awful experience! The
    Floridafoodie
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    An awful experience! The food was terrible and the service even worse. This was a special occassion for us--it will always be memorable for the wrong reasons.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for celebrations
    FineDiner
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Went for husbands birthday- he'd never been. We lucked out by picking a perfect time- early (5pm) the restaurant was quiet and we received all of the wait staff's attention. We were seated in a semi-private room tucked away from the main seating. The food, service and environment were superb and the hubby thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He also raved about the left overs the next day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We can always count on a great meal at Ruth's Chris. The whole experience is what we expected from this restaurant. Our server was excellent, which added to a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet