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Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington
Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington
  • Address:
    100 West Higgins Road
    Suite U-1
    South Barrington, IL 60010
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/111125/South-Barrington
  • Email: southbarrington@ruthschris.com
  • 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: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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 (888) 338-3129

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "As always, the food was excellent. But the service was not up to par of the other Ruth's Chris locations I have visited. We had to wait 20 minutes for a table, even with reservations, and then the dining room was only 2/3 full. If they are not fully staffed on a Saturday evening, when will they ever be fully staffed? Then we had a couple incidents with the service once we did get seated. They were relatively minor issues, but for Ruth's Chris I expect impeccable service. I have always had this in the past at other locations, but that was not the case this time around. With so many good choices in the area, I will think twice before heading here again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant! Food and service are fantastic!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Service and ambiance were as good as anyone could possibly expect. My wife and I went there for our anniversary. I had the large porterhouse and it was just ok. It was actually disappointing for the price. I've had much better tasting steaks at a variety of Chicago steak houses. I wouldn't have the steak there again but I absolutely love the place. They paid great attention to detail and the server and entire service team were wonderful. Unfortunately, the main reason we went there was for a great steak. Irrespective of what you order you will enjoy your overall experience."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "The atmosphere is perfect for a night out as a couple or with friends. The filet was unbelievable. The sides and wine were perfect. Our waitress was a great help and very professional. Great night out - thanks!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've been here several times for special occasions. Always a great experience. Superior staff, awesome steaks and a wine list that cannot be beat."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Luv Ruth's Chris, best food ever especially their Filet, caution!! Hot plate!!!! Fantastic experience!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Although the food was generally very good (i.e. good steak, potato au gratin, and chocolate cake dessert), but the spicy lobster appetizer was a miss for me. It just tasted like deep fried spicy batter. The service was also very good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service was great, wine was fine. Food was way overpriced so go there prepared to pay!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Not our first visit to one of Ruth's Chris Steak House's so we were expected the same level of service as we've experienced at other locations (San Dieogo was perfection!). Unfortunately our evening was tarnished by very slow service that was mind boggling. It took 20 min. for water served and orders, another 20 for salad/bread to be served, and a 45 min. wait before our main entrees. What could have easily been a wonderful night of dinning turned very frustrating given the level of expectations set forth by Ruth's Chris. I asked repeatedly if there was an issue in the kitchen and although apologetic was given no explanation. To finish the host only provided our last glasses of whine on the house which seemed less than sufficient."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went there for my wife's birthday with my son and his fiancee. As usual the staff and servers were friendly, prompt and attentive. My wife is gluten free and they had a menu for gluten free and was able to modify a standard entree to be gluten free to accommodate her food concern. The only glitch was my rib eye being slightly overcooked, but they took care of it immediately and prepared another one immediately without any trouble. I really appreciated that. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Steaks tasted excellent, but one was cooked incorrectly and was sent back, and one was the wrong size ordered, but they didn't do anything about that."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Service was outstanding however, both my husband and I had to send back our steaks again! We requested medium and they were rare. The last time we dined at Ruth Chris I had to send my steak back twice and ate alone since my husband had his meal while I was waiting for my steak. This time since we both had to send the steaks back, so we ate together. When spending this much money at a steak house, I expect the steak to be cooked as ordered the first time."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "When I made my reservation I specified it was my wife's birthday so I wanted it to be special for her so I called and let them know it was her birthday and thy said they would put happy birthday on her dessert plate and they didn't. It would have been a nice little surprise also when I went to the bathroom I specified to the hostess that they remember the birthday and they said yes! They still forgot. I've been to Ruth Chris many times the one in Barrington and the one in Chicago they have always had great service I was disappointed. I might return"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Always a great experience at Ruth Chris Steakhouse!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I would have given Ruth's Chris 5 stars for an Overall rating, except for the fact that we were seated next to a large party and at times, it was hard to hear people at our table. Also, although the service was friendly, it was slow. It took 3 or 4 requests before the bread showed up. However, when the food finally arrived, it was awesome. Our steaks were seasoned and cooked to perfection, and the potato side dishes could not have been tastier. This is still our "go to" restaurant for any special occasion."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I like this restaurant, been there numerous time but prefer to sit in the main restaurant not the side room."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The restaurant was, as always, excellent. Steak done as requested, appetizer tasty and the service was very fine. They had everything just right and called to confirm at which time they asked about my favorite dessert. Not on the menu that night but prepared for me. I've been to Ruth's Chris in several States and it is always special."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I go to Ruth Chris, almost every year for his birthday, and usually we go downtown. I live in the Schaumburg area, so I decided to give this location a shot. I was very impressed. Much more romantic."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I went there for a night away from the kids. It was a perfect date night. The food was delicious, and the service was really great. They even offered a really affordable fixed menu with a salad, main entree, and dessert. So good! I highly recommend Ruth Chris. I love this place!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was our second visit to this restaurant. The experience was very disappointing compared to the wonderful dinner we had on Thanksgiving Day. We both had the prix fixe surf & turf dinner. The lobster tails were good, but my wife's filet was grizzly and inedible. The rest of the meal was nothing special. The service was slow and impersonal. . The restaurant did replace the steak promptly with a very nice one, but the experience is not what you expect from a high-end steak house. Our bill (meals plus deserts) was over $150, without beverages. We will probably not be back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was not attentive. I had to send my steak back twice. Not sure if I will go again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "It was a birthday celebration and they never brought a birthday dessert. Very disappointing. Usually they bring a beautiful plate of dessert for special occasions"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This is a place that stands out...Food, service, desserts, salads...each wonderful, but it is pricey. Be prepared. We were there with another couple, did not order a bottle of wine, but we each had one glass of wine, shared one dessert among the four of us, and had four salads and entrees among the four of us. Total with tip was well north of $400. We expected it to be that high, but it still surprising since we did pass on the many $70-150 bottles of wine (very few less expensive). Quality of steaks was great. The garlic shrimp was not impressive-- too soupy. Skip it. Portions are large. Ambiance is classy & quiet--woody and leather. Service is excellent. Do not miss having a dessert- you deserve it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "A group of 7 carnivorous men were looking for a great meal. Ruth's Chris provided. With such a large group, we ordered almost every appetizer and side available and weren't disappointed with a single one. My favorite appetizer was either the spicy lobster or fried calamari. As for sides, I was pleasantly surprised with the brussel sprouts with bacon garnish. For my entree, I usually order the filet but listened to a friend who suggested the cowboy ribeye. I don't like to fight with my meat, so I wouldn't choose it again in the future. Nonetheless, the butter topping on each steak is awesome. Most noteable was the creme brulee dessert, simply some of the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food is great, but the layout of the restaurant presents some challenges. If you are in a booth, it is a nice experience. If you are in a table in the open restaurant, you feel in the way and get bumped a lot as people walk by - guests and servers."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nothing is better than their amazing steaks that comes on sizzling hot plates! Kind of pricey, but well worth it! Best filet I have ever had. We had a very romantic area too!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Loved the attention from more than one person and such great servcie."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food was great, very tasty, a little high on the salt content. While the food did not taste oversalted, the next day I could tell I injested too much sodium. Wait staff were friendly and knowledgable, the bus boy a little green, he burned his fingers picking up a hot dish. Some of the wait staff, not our server were a little loud with customers 2 tables away which was a distraction from our dining, and the time we were there there was a customer who was having difficulties with the way her steak kept coming out, and the fact that there were numerous staff around their table, meant others were not being serviced. We have dined at Ruth's Chris at the Northbrook location which was by far superior to this location."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food and service so much better than when it first opened. Now we don't feel the need to travel to Chicago for a romantic dinner. As always the steak was great!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I'm always a fan of Ruth Chris, but I have to say that I will never go around Valentines day again. First of all I was seated in the banquet area because of the out pouring of reservations. I paid a lot of money and I love the atmosphere in the main dining room and that's where I wanted to sit. The food was good but not like when I go there on a regular Saturday night . I felt like it was more like banquet food. So these are the reasons I am disappointed . But in the past it's always been excellent !"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "we were disappointed by Ruth's Chris that night and don't plan on returning. Made the mistake of ordering something other than a steak, in this case the rack of lamb, and found out that they don't know how to cook lamb. Ordered the lamb "medium" and it was raw on the inside. The manager saw that it was raw and had it taken back to the kitchen. As I feared, it came back "well done" and was almost uneatable. I expected a place like Ruth's Chris to offer to comp the entrée since they totally messed it up. But no offer came. We're now looking for a new favorite "special occasion go to" restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "As always the food was excellent. Very accommodating, pleasant and professional staff. I do like the fact they offer you a black napkin in place of the white napkin if you are wearing black. This way no white lint is left on your clothing. They think of everything to please the dining guest. Will be back!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great birthday dinner for my son. They even took a picture, had it printed out, and presented it to us. Loved that. Service and food outstanding...as always!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Everyone's steak at the table was not cooked to what they had ordered. The steaks were undercooked - every single one. Medium well should not have any red in it. Medium shouldn't have it either. Even after sending one of the steaks back it was not cooked to temperature. You would think someone would say is there still something not right when except for one bite the steak was wrapped to go. The waiter had too many tables seated at once so he could not spend the time with his tables. Rest of the food was good. Would not go to this steak place and order a steak - what does that say?"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Have frequented Ruth's in multiple locations across the US. This was the best food and service to date. Only criticism would be we struggled to hear each other. Great evening!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We don't dine at Ruth's Chris very often but when we do it is always wonderful. The food is outstanding and the service impeccable. For a fine dining experience it can't be beat. Splurge-you're worth it!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "While the food was acceptable we found the pricing not equal to the quality. We were there during Restaurant Week and chose from that menu. With 2 glasses of wine and tip the total was $175.00. While everything was adequate we probably will skip it next time."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great, the waitress was very kind with us. It was a great experience dinning there."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in the door the service was great, Our server Karen was very helpful with picking the perfect wine and overall just the perfect night at Ruth Chris!!! thank you A evening to remember!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Everything from the pre-dinner drink at the bar to the last bite of dessert was wonderful. We went for Restaurant Week, which provided a 3-course meal for $44. It would be easy to spend $100 per person on a normal night, which I don't consider out of line with the other Chicago area steakhouses. I would even like to go back to enjoy a few more martinis and the bar menu."
    Dined on 1/31/2014