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: 9419249442
  • 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
33 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (27)notable wine list (14)romantic (12)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Best steak
    BobHVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Still serving the best flavored steak. Good drinks and service. Always a good experience in Sarasota.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still the best steak
    rudytootie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    WE had a delicious meal at Ruth's Chris. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Wine excellent, waiter just right, he was attentive, but not too much. Just what we wanted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    Christmas
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took a very good friend to dinner for her birthday, the food was excellent, service was impeccable. Ruth cris staff signed a birthday card and put birthday confetti on the table. It was very tastefully done, and desert for my friends birthday was included. Awesome dinner!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Waiter had table of 8 and other tables. We were not a priority. Poured our own champagne. Waited for drinks. disappointed. Should have been a experience like it was a little special. None of that. Spent 350.00 not worth it...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great steaks
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    as usual for others in this chain great steaks and excellent service. would definitely go back the next time I'm in the area
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasantly surprised
    LilburnFoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I'm not usually a fan of chains but we (family) ended up going here merely as a function of location. We all enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The food was good, the service was good and the only thing keeping me from giving it a higher rating is that it did still have that "chain" feel. For those of you that understand what that means, you get it. That is really the only bad thing I have to say about my experience. The funny part is my dad has refused to go to a RC restaurant because they ruined one of his ties with the "sizzle" 20 years ago and has refused to go to one since. He is now a big fan as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have never been here and anything but amazing food and service!! This is our favorite spot for celebrations. They always make it special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Server left early without informing our group. Delay in getting food. Manager never came over to inform us of server change. Food is great, service needs to improve.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    RHJSNJ
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The meal was good, but not great. Server/wait staff could have been more attentive, especially since the restaurant was not overly crowded. We did not feel the meal was worth the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing steaks
    Randi
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I really enjoy coming to Ruth Chris steakhouse. The staff is very accommodating. The food is always excellent the waiters or are very tentative. I have to say this is one of my favorite restaurants in Sarasota.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Cbarb
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The service was great but the food was marginal for the price. Tough lamb chops and mediocre filet. Very surprised to see ball caps and shorts as the attire of choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always excellent
    jfkbikeVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    IMHO this is one of the best if not the best Ruth's in the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Laga
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Totally enjoyed the experience, our steaks were cooked to perfection, the service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lady of Group
    Redhead62
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had a great time. Great food for everyone except for one gentleman who ordered an appetizer as main meal along with the others for a main meal and it was cold. He was disappointed. He is the one who recommended and paid for the group. We still had a nice experience. Thank You.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    hawleyhallers
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Sevice was not rushed. Ribeye steakes were cooked as requested and were fabulous. Great creamed spinach. Appreciated the complimentary "anniversary" dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak house
    WjC1
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This is a favorite in Sarasota. The food is outstanding, and the staff is wonderful, they always makes you feel welcome. Its a great Fathers day dinner but you better make reservation early as they will fill up quickly. In the past my wife and I have celebrated several special occasions here. On our anniversary we arrived to find rose petals on our table and a card signed by the entire staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The waiter was great, but too many people asking to clear the same plates. Took away bread plates, we were still using.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Awesome
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Steaks are the best I have ever had, and I have traveled to 35 countries over 30 USA states.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is excellent, well prepared
    SteakLover
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Service here is professional and friendly. You are welcomed and made to feel comfortable. The overall experience is well worth the price, although it does not fit into the average budget for more than once every couple of months. The quality is the best, you can get a steak for less, but it will not taste as good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 253 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota reviews archive.
  • Amazingly Fancy
    aznboi589
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This place was a gem to find, I took my date here to have a romantic dinner and was surprised to find how professional it was. We had a small chat with the waitress as to what to pick and she was very helpful on helping us decide in what we had. The restaurant itself was vibrant and professional. Even though only some people dressed up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not dine here again
    LWRFoodie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have lived in the Sarasota area since 2006. Never tried Ruth's Chris so for a special occasion we decided to try it. Steak was not cooked correctly and very oily tasting, Lobster mac was terrible full of awful green pepper taste, lobster tough and over cooked. Service was decent. After we brought up the issue we were comped $76.00 for a $270.00 bill (2 adults, 2 children) and we received free coffee and a desert. I will say they really tried to make it better but at that point it was too late. We will not try this again. Too expensive for low quality food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day/Birthday Celebration
    Momma
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our service was outstanding and the food was excellent. We arrived about 10 minutes early and had one of the first reservations of the evening. the hostess was gracious and let us sit inside while they finished opening. I would recommend this as a great place for that special dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with my Husband
    SarasotaLady
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I had a wonderful dinner last week with my husband at Ruth's Chris Steak House. I had the rib eye and it was delicious. My husband ordered the veal chop and was also fantastic. I can't wait to go back. PS They make wonderful martinis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rebelrouser
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Superb, as always, at Ruth Chris. Best steak of any high-end restaurant, period! Our waiter, Jimmy, was one of the most attentative and accomodating we have ever had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Place!
    dinner4two
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    My husband and I have celebrated two special events at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Sarasota. We were pleasantly surprised both times! The service was impeccable, the food was superb, and the ambience was wonderful. The staff went out of their way to make both occasions memorable. Our table was decorated with rose petals or glitter, plus a greeting card signed by the entire staff. A complimentary dessert was offered to us on both occasions. Our waiter even took a photo of us and presented it to us in a special card, at the end of our dinner. We have never been pampered like this at any restaurant before. We can't wait to go back to Ruth's Chris for our next celebration!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter
    golfshawnee
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food wAs great and service was awesome. The steAk was to die for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    bailey1pet
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have never had a bad meal here. We celabrated our 50th Anniversary here and they couldn't be accomadating, Just love this place
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A place you can count on!
    karenlovestodineout
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely dinner at Ruth's Chris Saturday night..... food as always was delicious, (no matter how hard I try and no matter which steak I buy, it never matches the quality at Ruth's Chris!) The lobster bisque was superb as always and we finished our meal with the chocolate explosion! Service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening! Can't wait to go back! Excellent food and service and love knowing you can count on this when you dine here!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience
    Juliusteasin
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great Ambience, My food was ok and I could not seem to keep my waiter to be my waiter. Every time I needed something I had to ask someone else that was around. I had a hair in my salad and he did not even apologize and the manager did not even come over and see how things were. Was looking to make this place my new hangout but I think I would pass on it
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food
    CHSfood
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Shrimp, escargot, Dover sole and the wine was fantastic. The wait staff was delightful and very accommodating. This was our second time eating here and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    ladywolf
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had a reservation but opted to sit in the bar that night. It feels more intimate in there. My only disappointment was the number of small children eating in there as well. I feel like a bar should be an adults only experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best there is!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We enjoyed Ruth's Chris Sarasota very much. Great food great service, a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    MarymountVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Enjoyed perfect evening, great service and wonderful food.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!!
    Diane
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary at Ruth Chris-what an experience! The maitre'd wished us Happy Anniversay, led us to the table that had rose petals strewn on it and a anniversary card signed by the staff. The service was perfect, along with the food. Our dessert was complementary, then our picture was taken and presented in a frame. Wow-they know how to make you comfortable and appreciated. Would go back again...........
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed!!
    ejd77
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We have been going to Ruth Chris for the last 14/ 15 years. It was always my favorite place....until now! The sad thing is, we were celebrating our anniversary. Those hot, hot plates they speak of....not so hot this time. Both myself and my husband had to send our food back, to be cooked more. When my salmon came back, it was still not cooked enough and the plate was not even hot. The cheesecake I took home, had fruit on top, suppose to be fresh fruit but honestly the fruit tasted bad. I don't know if we will be going back, sooo sad!! Such a shame!!
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  • Superb dinning
    BigE
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Quality and Consistency, ALWAYS at Ruth's Chris, in every city ,the same magnificent meal and service you can expect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we were disappointed. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    we were disappointed. The server was more interested in selling than serving. We were not made to feel like guests.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top rate and food is great
    scorno
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Ruth's Chris is an excellent choice for great food, service, and upscale feeling. From entrance to exit the staff is there to serve and make you feel special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening.
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Very good food and service as it should be for the high prices. It is a good choice when looking for a good steak and salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Avery pleasant dining experience. I had mentioned that it was our anniversary upon making the reservation and requested a booth. There were rose petals and a note signed by the staff wishing us a happy anniversary on the table when we arrived and then they brought us a free dessert of our choice. The steaks of course were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.