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: 8475513730
  • 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)romantic (51)notable wine list (29)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
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    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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  • Lived up to its reputation
    AreaDiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time dining at Ruth's Chris. It was every bit as good as we heard it would be - and better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food
    Teteof13
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Loved the food !!! Atmosphere was great ! Service not so hot. Even the table next to us was complaining ! But the manager made good . I was sort of surprised by the bad service . It has never happened before to us. Maybe the waiter was having a bad night. All in all I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fabulous!
    RedheadVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Never disappointing, always fabulous ! Tried the stuffed chicken and fell in love!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • august dining
    Dave
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First time at this Ruth Chris in South Barrington IL. was a very good experience. Love the steaks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What did go right...?
    JonJ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Waiter called the manager over once thing got out of hand and manager did his best to correct everything but the experience was a disaster. 3 time to get a steak correct... Really? It seemed the kitchen didn't read the order because they were only 1 out of 4 for meals prepared correctly to the order. Only excuse was under staffed kitchen on a Saturday night. I will give them a second chance because I have had great food and service before.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything's better with butter!
    RedheadVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Simply our favorite place to dine! We live to eat at the bar with Devin and crew!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    luvfoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I frequent the high end steak houses such as Mortons, Gibsons, Sullivans etc. and this was quite a disappointing experience. Our waitress was not very friendly or helpful in regard to the menu, we didn't receive the correct food, the shrimp was overcooked, the service slow, and we were overcharged and had to bring it to the attention of the server. Makes me wonder how many other customers were overcharged because they were not paying attention.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TKLZVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a good meal and our server was good but never really engaged with you as a customer. She was present but never really engaged
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I celebrated my birthday at Ruth's Chris, so there were seven of us. As appetizers, we enjoyed platters of calamari, shrimp, and crab cakes. Delicious! Then we had either filet mignon or rib eye, with béarnaise, fries, mashed potatoes, and creamed spinach. Some of the meat was not prepared exactly as we ordered, but it was tasty nevertheless. We had vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce for dessert. The service was very good. We would have preferred larger plates for the entrée and sides, to have meat and sides together.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Abby
    AbbyVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great as usual! The steaks are cooked to perfection. The complimentary birthday dessert was an added bonus and much appreciated
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Great service and food
    Yoyo12345667
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Their service along with food was unbelievable. Great for special occssion and romance. We sat in the two person booth, it was private and romantic. They even took a picture for our anniversary and that unexpected memory meant do much.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wifes Birthday Dinner
    Richard1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    From the car valet, reception to wait staff service was beyond reproach, and of course the food was fantastic, a must place to experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food and great service every time! We love coming here for birthdays and anniversaries. Food is consistent and great. Service is always perfect.
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    special occasion
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  • Delicious food!
    jeater
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. We made reservations on OpenTable Ruth's Chris did everything possible to make us feel welcome. From small touches like putting our names congratulating us on our anniversary on the menu, providing us with a photograph of the night and seating us in a private booth. The food was excellent, the ambience was wonderful. We had a great time thanks Ruth's Chris!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I went here to celebrate 26 years of marriage. The food was excellent as well as the service. The special little touches they added to our dining experience, customized menus and photo at the end our our evening, made our anniversary that much more special. We will definitely return for our next special occasion.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food
    Duanesworld
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great steaks and service, but bring you're credit cards, your gonna need them!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Experience
    sweets
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The restaurant was nice, but to dark. My steak was not cooked how I asked, but I did not want to send it back. because everything just seemed to take a long time and I wanted to eat with everyone else. The menu was a little hard to understand the waiter had to explain it to us. The best thing was the creme brulee, it was awesome. I think it was to expensive for me. I would not go there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Place to Eat
    pat9639
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were there last December, we thought the place was great then. As we were leaving we booked a Christmas Eve dinner for the family, but never made it. I was talking to the Manager, I told him everything was fantastic, including the server. I asked for a side I wish they had on the menu but, didn't was peas. His reply was you want peas, you got them. We never made it to Christmas Eve dinner, we were stuck out of town. We finally made it back there last Saturday evening, to my amazement, we had the same waiter. When he took my order, he said we also have your peas you requested last time. I was shocked, to my amazement, they actually made notes in the computer. I was very impressed. I will definitely be back there more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Friendly reception, immediately seated, excellent service, delicious food but a bit on the salty side. First time visit and as expected very expensive. I will definitely revisit, when I win the lotto.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Really Poor Service
    Ernie1Marian
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I took my fiancee to a birthday dinner at the South Barrington Ruth Chris, I have been to many other locations all over the U.S. and was sorely disappointed in the service, our waiter Justin was miffed that we ordered a $60 bottle of wine instead of the $150 bottle he recommended, from then on the service went down hill. My fiancee did not even receive the gratis birthday desert from our waiter, after I paid the bill and complained to the manager he was fairly benign about the whole thing. Very disappointing I will not go back to this location again, many other must feel the same way as the place was not crowded on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great all-around experience
    MikeWarren
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Steaks are excellent. Servers are very professional and friendly. The atmosphere was very comfortable. Even the side dishes were prepared with a high level of "taste enjoyment" involved.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South Barrington
    Billsing97VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The experience was comparable to other Ruth's Chris locations. For a high-end steak this is the place to go. The steak was prepared properly and it was high quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    DoloresVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Always reliable. Great place to have dinner. The food is always wonderful and the servers a very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable for one
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I love this restaurant and I go there if I want a great steak. The wife had a great meal but my steak was over salted.
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • micsteVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Steak great but Much too dark could hardly see the menu
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  • Great as always
    Becka
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have come here several times for celebrating different occasions and have always had a great time. Food was good as always and service was great too. Had two small kids with us and the server was awesome with them. Everyone even the kids loved their food and was looking for more. My mother has never been and it very slow eater and was impressed that her food was hot the entire time. That is not normally the case when she eats out. I would recommend going this restaurant either going as big group or just the two of you. Great food, drinks and desserts.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 18th Birthday for daughter
    Stu7117
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Went to Ruth's Chris for my daughter's 18th birthday. Chose this restaurant based on previous experiences at downtown and New Orleans locations. I was very disappointed. Service was horrible as waitress seemed untrained, nervous, and unattentive. Could not understand her premeal speech , and she never checked on our level of satisfaction with the food served. The steaks were just average quality, but the prices were extreme. The side dishes were too highly priced ($10.00 apiece) for what you received, as the serving size was very small compared to other local steakhouses. Was not large enough for sharing as advertised. Very unhappy and expensive experience, and would probably choose another restaurant for future celebration dinners.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful as always
    Lizandkats
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We go to Ruth's Chris for birthdays and anniversaries and are always pleased. They make a great effort to recognize your celebration without going over the top with it. We have never had anything but great food and their servers are wonderful.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twitt
    Twitt
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Best steak house I have been to in years have been back since this outing
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.