Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington
Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington

Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/111125/South-Barrington
  • Phone: (847) 551-3730
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Joel Hassanali
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in South Barrington, IL - 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: For business or pleasure your private event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in South Barrington will be talked about for all of the right reasons. There is a dedicated sales manager at each location to oversee all the details of your event from start to finish.
  • Private Party Contact: Christi Kordek 8883383129

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 59
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking and there is ample self parking available at the restaurant
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington
Ruth's Chris Steak House in South Barrington, IL 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 WinnerRomantic
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (73)romantic (59)fit for foodies (34)notable wine list (32)good for groups (25)neighborhood gem (13)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • I love Ruth Chris but something was slightly off
    Tamara
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Food, service, everything was not the usual. First time ever to have a lackluster meal. I guess no one is perfect
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time is the charm
    perfectVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    first time at this establishment. had the veal chop which was wonderful. tender and flavorful, perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great but over priced
    rdgrnr
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    All the people working there were great. Very nice and attentive without being annoying. The food was great but very over priced. Don't think any steak all by its self with no side is worth over $40.00. Before the tip a meal for two with one glass of wine per person was over $150.00.. Our booth was way to dark could not read the menu. Not sure if I would go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent steaks
    mrb268
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    the way how they do their steaks is awesome. it comes on a hot plate with an crusty outside. the inner part is cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    SchaumburgFoodie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I dined here with two friends this week. It was the third time I've been here for dinner. The service was very attentive and prompt, as it was the other times I was here. The steaks are well-marbled and done perfectly, but could have a better char. My asparagus was rather wimpy, but the hollandaise was excellent. The desserts looked good, but I was too full to order.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite to par
    Foodie62
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Although the service and ambiance were great, the food didn't meet up to our expectations. The Caesar salad was covered with so much cheese you couldn't even taste the romaine lettuce or any of the seasonings. The Chilean Sea Bass was undercooked in the middle and the Lobster Mac and Cheese was not hot when it arrived at our table. Lamb Chops were okay nothing spectacular. The Manager did remove the Sea Bass from the bill without question, which is why we will return for another try in the future.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    BobF
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The calamari was rubbery, the steaks were lukewarm and flavorless, the onions greasy. You'd expect a lot more for a party of four that spent over $500. Never again. If you want a good meal, go to Wildfire.
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  • Melts in your mouth
    NightOutDiners
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The steaks melt in your mouth and the sides are just as delicious. This is our favorite steakhouse by far. They offer a wide range of drinks as well, perfect for any occasion. The service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS
    StellarVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I have dined here several times in the past. The dinner is always great. I love the stuffed chicken. It is so delicious. This is a great place to visit! You'll enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another memorable dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is the second time we've had the opportunity to dine at this restaurant. We were celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and the quality was as memorable as our first experience at Ruth's Chris. We love this location. Staff was very attentive and followed up on us to ensure our dining experience was perfect. Staff was nice to take a picture of us as well. We look forward to our next opportunity to dine at Ruth Chris's again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Lamb chops grisley baked potatoes cold not at these prices
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  • Great food and service
    TolerBear1VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Been dining here for decades;love this place-great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HARD TO FIND BUT FOOD IS GREAT
    DADDYL1VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    GREAT FOOD BUT IS VERY HARD TO FIND IF YOU ARE NOT FROM THAT AREA. THE RESTURANT IS LOCATED IN A SHOPPING CENTER WITH NO CLEAR DIRECTIONS. WE HAD TO CALL THE RESTURANT WHILE DRIVING AROUND IN THE MALL TO GET MORE SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS. GPS ONLY GOT US TO THE MALL ENTRANCE. A SIGN STATING WHERE RUTH CHRIS IS LOCATED IN THE MALL WOULD HELPFUL. ONCE THERE THE RUTH CHRIS TRADATION WAS PRESENT. WE HAD RESERVATIONS AND WERE SITTED WITHIN 5 MINUTES. THE SERVER WAS VERY LIVELY AND PLEASANT, THE MANAGER CAME BY AND EVEN BOUGHT US OUR COCKTAILS. WE WOIULD RECOMMEND THE SPOT WITHOUT RESERVATION.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Muffin34VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My parents have been trying to get me to Ruth's Chris for over 10 years and I've finally made it. Great food, great service and a great place for conversation. Dinner for 3 was pricey; however, for a special occasion I'm willing to spend that much.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    CindyF
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We love Ruth's Chris for special celebrations. Our family of 4 enjoyed a wonderful meal with lots of great flavors/menu items. There was a small issue with the wrong spinach dish coming out but it was fixed right away. My kids wish we'd eat there more but then it wouldn't be a special treat. Another great perk of dining here for a special occasion, they take a photo for you and have it printed before you leave.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best of the Best
    new2dine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was perfect. The service was outstanding. A very special place for our very special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service
    Datenightdinner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had been here before but it was my dates first time coming and the service and food was amazing! We will most definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic service and great food
    djmich
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great place for a special occassoon with excellent food. Expensive but worth it
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service!
    FC82
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Server Omar was awesome! Food is amazing along with atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcharged for mediocre meals
    timepilot7
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were charged $44 for something we didn't order which I didn't catch until I got home and in addition there was a mysterious $4 charge that is invisible on the bill but shows up in the total which really ticked me off. The service was slow which was OK for us but others may be annoyed. The steaks were very good but sides and desserts were very disappointing. Mash potatoes and asparagus were warm not hot, cheesecake and apple dessert were awful. Overall it was a mediocre meal for premium price.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, even better service!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We both had Classic Ruth's selections. Food was great, every bite. Genna(sic?) Provided excellent service without being a bother. Her assistant Jordan kept our booth area clean and removed plates at the opportune times. These 2 really made a great dinner exceptional.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicago-like fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I felt like we had driven all the way into Chicago rather than the short distance to South Barrington once we sat down at Ruths Chris. We were celebrating a very special occasion, and thanks to Open Table we were treated very special. Food was perfect, service was perfect, atmosphere was perfect. Cost keeps Ruth's Chris reserved for special occasions only.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and delicious food!
    fancydiners
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our dinner for two was fantastic, we shared the delicious crab stuffed mushrooms with a martini before the main course and for dinner we ordered the Rib eye (a bit tough surprisingly for Ruth's Chris) and the Bone in Filet which was fantastic! We shared Potatoes Augratin, creamed spinach and asparagus - again, all delicious. Our server was Omar and his assistant Ivette. Ask for their section when you go, they are superb! Excellent service! We've eaten at Ruth's Chris in Los Angeles & Florida so we knew what to expect in both food and service and we weren't disappointed! This restaurant is expensive (our bill was almost $300 for 2 of us - with no coffee & dessert!) but it's worth it! Not a place for children or even teenagers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I CAN STILL HEAR THE SIZZLE
    DOUGIEZVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday experience. Fabulous food and service. Nothing can beat the 500 degree plate or prime steak done as only Ruth's can. Try the Crabtini fro an app. Our server was the best ever at any Ruth's I have ever been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous steak & service
    daleann
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    You can't go wrong with Ruth's Chris. Delicious raspberry & rosemary martini, memorable steaks - prepared to perfection, terrific service & wonderful ambiance. This place has it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    Barb
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Delicious food and wine along with friendly and efficient service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great Ambiance. Way too expensive for what you got...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great place for a special occasion. Food and service are excellent. My only complaint is that the lighting is dim. It was hard to read the menu. Just turn it up a touch and it would be perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst service ever
    JoeRodriguezVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have been to Ruth Chris many times, this one is night and day different from the rest. We had the worst waiter (service) ever, our waiter would never even make it at McDonalds. We asked him (Jovani i believe) to take our picture and he almost had a melt down and told us "he would have to take a raincheck" and began to ramble on about how busy he was with other tables. A place like Ruth Chris should properly train all wait staff and if needed have enough waiters to cover customer requests weather it be a glass of water or a simple picture.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but......
    hermd
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was very good. The service was great, there were a few hiccups.... the food that was delivered to the table looked and smelled great but it was not the rite cut nor the rite temperature, however they did rectify the situation right away "no big deal it happens to everyone" then there was a another little faux pas... The server made a dessert recommendation with a beautiful wine pairing and suddenly everything was ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YodaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our very busy seventeen year old grand daughter loves Ruth Chris. She was able to wedge her family and grand parents into a Sunday after noon birthday dinner. An excellent meal, a hit with all. We were all overserved, only due to our own overzealous appetites. Appetizers and salads are were we should have stopped. A round table for six was perfect for a lively conversation, and simplified plate passing. One guest in attendance had very specific dietary needs, which were met with a little free thinking by our waitress and razzle dazzle by the chef. When looking for a special occasion and a very fine meal, you can not go wrong at Ruth Chris. Keep in mind this is not cheap eats, but it is wonderful.
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  • devine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We're always so pleased with the food and the service and plan to dine there more often in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!!
    Sharon
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had the porterhouse steak for two, and it was delicious...just melted in your mouth. Oh, and I do want to mention the yummy crab cakes we had for an appetizer and the creamy lobster bisque. The espresso martini was the perfect dessert after having eaten so much for dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK
    JPT52
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was very good but the Filet's we ordered were average in taste and a little on the tough side. Of all the Ruth Chris facilities I've been to this had the lowest by far on the Streak/Filet rating. Not a $150+ Meal for 2.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cancelled due to power outage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Unfortunately due to a major storm the restaurant lost power and we were unable to dine. I know this is something beyond the restaurant's control, but it was extremely disappointing as we were celebrating our 5th Wedding anniversary. We did get a call from the restaurant alerting us to the closure, but we were already on our way to the restaurant when we received it. We look forward to rescheduling hopefully in the near future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    htchkl8t
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The dish I ordered sounded better on the menu that what was actually presented. I ordered the chefs special Chilean Sea Bass with Crab meat and it was supposed to have some basil tomato accompaniment but all it was were two large beef steak tomato slices. I do have to say the Sweet Potato side dish I had was good but to me read more along the lines of a dessert versus a savory side. No need to return. I tried it and that is good enough for me. My husband who is a meat guy wasn't that impressed as well. More hype than a delicious bite.
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  • poor management
    jones
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went to this location to celebrate our son going to college. He ordered his fillet Medium-well. It came out BURNT. Manager took it back, BUT HE DIDN"T COME BACK WITH THE NEW ONE. Nieither did our waitress, it was the BUS BOY. REALLY??? Not only that the second Medium-well fillet was RAW! And the waitress took that one back and then the manager returned that one to the table , finally was done correctly. Then our son ordered ice cream for dessert, no big deal, right? He gets served a FILTHY SPOON. Then we either expected the fillet to be credited or at least the ice cream, got neither, nor did the manager care to come back to our table. NEVER GO BACK TO THIS LOCATION AGAIN
    Special Features:
    romantic
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  • solid dinner
    TheWolfsVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We returned here for the 5th time with my in-laws as it is very close to their home. Always consistent food and service--very tasty--cowboy ribeye awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday Nite
    lwmllady
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fun night with friends who it turned out were celebrating a major anniversary and the waitress made it very special for them a nice dessert. The food was excellent and hot when served and they gave us plenty of time to chat in between courses and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jewels
    Jewels
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food good, but prices are outrageous for ala carte!! I'd rather go to Cooper's Hawk for a steak, there food is spectular and prices reasonable. The only reason this restaurant will make it is due to location....South Barrington is a ritzy area. If located anywhere else, place would eventual close down.
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