Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tampa
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tampa

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3841/Tampa
  • Phone: 8132821118
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: George Snyder
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Tampa, 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: Yadira Navarro 8132821118

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking or self parking behind restaurant. Public parking is also available at the Mission Centre (Shopper's Drug Mart) located on 24th Ave and 4th St. SW
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tampa
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Tampa, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)romantic (33)notable wine list (30)good for groups (26)fit for foodies (22)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (13)neighborhood gem (6)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Just OK
    LikestoeatVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We dine at RC Tampa when on town visiting family. They offer a great appetizer, main course, dessert special that I get every time we're here. That said the filet this time wasn't up to their usual standards.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Firebug
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Every part of the experience was outstanding. The waiters catered to our every need and more. The steaks we ordered came out on a sizzling plate and cooked perfectly. The only downside was the barely warm coffee served with desert. I will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Ruth Chris's is always a pleasure. Interesting drinks, wonderful steaks, big meaty lobster tails. We both had the filet and lobster tail classic meal with the harvest salad. Individual sides big enough to share. Maintaining their high standards.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mfams
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Service was great and the table was beautifully set.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a disappointment!!
    ChickieC629
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food, wine and service were exceptional as always! There is just simply no comparison for the phenomenal steaks and sides offered at Ruth's. If I could have the sizzling steaks everyday I would!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Ruth's Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent service and food.....this was not a special occasion for my wife and I, but they made it feel like it was. We continue to come back for consistent, great quality steak and accompaniments.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome steak
    racerross
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my wife for her birthday. I got a rib eye that cooked to perfection. My wife got the filet with shrimp. It was all delicious. Both steaks were among the best I've ever had. When we tried to order 2 sides each, the waiter informed us that the sides were family style. I appreciated that an one side each was more than we could eat. The potatoes au gratin were as memorable as the steaks. I would definitely recommend Ruth's Chris to anyone who wants the highest quality food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic anniversary dinner
    TBearTpa
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    this was the first visit for my fiance to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse so I wanted to make it something special.we got there right on time valet was quick to take the car and park it. We were greeted in the lobby and take into a very nice table. food and service we're both excellent along with a nice bottle of winerose petals cover the table which gave a nice effect.we will certainly return for another visit soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid business dinner venue
    CHSFlyerVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent service and right on target with Ruth chris standards. Our waiter Louis was one of the best and very helpful with recommendations
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want steak?
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Classic steakhouse is what you get at Ruth's Chris. Steak made to absolute perfection. Whole lobster perfectly cooked and served. Excellent mushrooms both as a side and stuffed with crabmeat. And the wine list is truly noteworthy - great choices for every budget.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Ellen
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent dinner and service! We have been to several Ruth's Chris and the Tampa location was one of the best ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    DivaL62347
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food and service was wonderful! I was celebrating my beau's 59th birthday and the restaurant location was a surprise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very enjoyable evening
    Great
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was suburb .atmosphere great.server adiquate but no personality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for a special occasion
    table42
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Booked online. Table was ready right on time. This is the only ruth chris with a sushi bar. I highly recommend having some as an appetizerbefore you have the best 11 Oz filet in town. Great place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night dinner
    Trinity
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great ambiance .... Great for special occasions & date night!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bubbles1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I had a lovely meal at Ruth Chris for our Wedding Anniversary, everything was perfect. One criticism, wish that they would not let people (particularly men) wear shorts and T shirts in the restaurant, it brings down what we think they are trying to achieve here - elegant, fine dining? It was Saturday night and we were dressed up and people came looking like they just got back from a theme park. I know this is Florida but come on guys. Other than that we thought the food was excellent and our server (Louis) superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a treat
    pepelepugh
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The fine folks here always treat us like royalty. We always have the best experience and never have ahad any issues.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daddy & Daughter Date Night.
    TampaResident
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I took my 10 year old daughter here for a date night because I had been traveling and hadn't had some quality one on one time with her. The staff was very polite, extremely professional and did a wonderful job of making her feel special. The food was excellent and very consistent with other Ruth's Chris' I have visited across the south. I would highly recommend the restaurant here in Tampa.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MargayVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My dinner was great as I had the petite filet, however my husband was extremely disappointed with his steak. He had the special blackened ribeye and it was so rare I was surprised it wasn't mooing. He should have sent it back but he didn't.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restuarant
    Fantastic
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was excellent and service was fantastic!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    FoodieExtraordinare
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We were seated in the lounge area because my hubby was wearing his cowboy hat (which he wears everywhere!). That was fine, except the noise level was sooo loud that I couldn't hear some of the conversation at our own table. Ordered the filet medium rare and it was almost completely brown in the center. A few trace markings of pink. Very disappointing for such an upscale place. Probably will not go again.
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  • divinedining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Recommend Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for an outstanding menu with oodles of choices to select from. The dinner 'packages' were perfect. The food was delicious and the wait staff extremely helpful, well prepared and friendly. Location is convenient to where we live.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frustrated
    DougW
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Our dinner was to celebrate both 49 and 29 year anniversaries. When I made the reservation I was clear this was an anniversary celebration. The mask and service were fine but I kept waiting for the anniversary recognition. .. nothing. Seems the comments were lost from Open Table to the restaurant. Very frustrating. My suggestion, double check with the restaurant directly for special occasions. The manager was gracious but what could they do after the fact.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My son chose Ruth's Chris for his 17th birthday dinner with family. There were five in our party and the service started out wonderfully. However, it dramatically slowed as the dinner progressed and it honestly took close to 20 minutes for our server to bring us the bill. Other than that, our food was very good and overall experience pleasant :-)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints......
    ShowwalterVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Quality of food and level service are always great......value/price relationship is a bit top heavy skewed to over priced Prix Fixe is a excellent deal compared to the regular A la carte menu. Good wine selections from Cali, France and South America. 100% US Beef is a plus
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Melt in your mouth
    FoodJunkie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Although the service was a tad slow, the food was perfect. The steaks were cooked exactly to order and the sides were delicious. Our wine paired nicely...the meal was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 386 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tampa reviews archive.
  • A celebration night!
    TampaDeb
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We went as a party of 13, which included 6 kids. Service was excellent. We had a team of 3 headed by Gregg! All dishes were excellent from apps to dessert! Of course everyone's steak was delicious! Thank you for helping us celebrate birthdays, communion, Prek graduation and a new business!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Amazing
    familyof4
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food was amazing, but the service was out of this world. I had my 14 year old and 6 year old with us and the staff treated them like kings. Our waitress was very helpful to our 6 year old. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone. I highly recommend the New York Stripe and the Cheesecake.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst Steak Ever!
    OCatch
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I'm a regular customer because of the quality of the steaks and service. Not this time! I order a full size Filet; routinely ask them to butterfly-filet and cook to order. In the past, they always come through as requested. This time, it appeared they picked the worst piece of scrap I've ever seen; completely laced with grissle, and tried to pass it off as a prime cut filet. I sent it back and the second attempt presented was a cut that looked good, yet was blood-dripping red inside (I ordered it "hot pink center - medium") and a sharp-ended wooden skewer was hidden inside the cut! The third try was finally presented as ordered. And this was only one of the dissappointments of the night. Probably won't be back any time soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Stu542VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Typically I stay away from "chain" restaurants as I feel they have no personality and get all their food items from the Sysco truck however I was quite happy with my visit to Ruth Chris. Our waiter, Austin, was very knowledgeable and attentive. He recommended many menu items as well as being honest about what items were not so popular. Often the waiter only says that everything is great or recommends the most expensive items. I could not give the food an "outstanding" only because I need to save that for truly impressive "one of" creations however the service was absolutely 5 star.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing once again
    DallasGirl
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We indicated on the reservation it was for an anniversary dinner, and when we arrived, we had rose petals across our table! Our server, Maria, greeted us with a welcoming smile and wished us a Happy Anniversary. She took our order and came back promptly to check on us throughout the entire meal. Maria was extremely friendly, warm and overall made our experience wonderful from start to finish. The filet's were cooked perfectly, still sizzling on the plate when they arrived, and very tasty. The au gratin potatoes were a little different from the last time we ordered them..but still very good and cheesy. I tried the Sangria, which is made in house and it was delicious. The entire meal from start to finish was mouth watering and wonderful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wrong decision?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    After much debating on which stake house to have dinner at we chose Ruth Chris over Charley's because we had never eaten at Charley's and did not want to have a bad meal tonight, so we went with what we were familiar with having never been disappointed at Ruth Chris. After our meal we thought we should have given the other stake house a try. My son's fillet had to be re-turned THREE times to get the desired temperature (medium). Each time the waiter apologized, but still this should never happen when you are paying that much for a prime cut of beef. By the time the steak was cooked the ends were beyond well done. I expected a visit from the manager to at least offer to comp a desert, but was never visited by the manager to apologize.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Disappointed
    CherylL
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My kids and I took my mother here for Mother's Day. It is a treat for us to go to Ruth's Chris as it is pricey and not convenient to our house. We were treated nice and each given a rose. Our server was very attentive and humorous. I was disappointed however that my $40 steak was filled with fat and gristle and over cooked. My son's came nearly raw. I was served a lukewarm baked potato which they took back and heated. Both my son and I were turned off by the steaks and ended up picking around the rest of our food. Normally their steaks are so delicious and tender. Very disappointing especially for the price we paid.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's day Special
    yummyx2
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Very nice. Made us mothers feel very special. Food was very fresh and cocktails were nice and strong. Our waiters were very nice patient and attentive. Dessert was amazing and appetizers were super tasty!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Love Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
    Daddyyoung
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We always dine at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for most special occasions, anniversaries, birthdays etc. While dining there, you are always made to feel special the moment you are greeted by the hostesses. We always expect and receive great food but on this occasion there was a manager - maitre d named Tony. He just took this dining experience over he top. His goal was to make you happy no matter what it took. Great personality, makes me want to dine there on a regular basis. Thanks again Tony, this Mother's Day was sooooooooo special, thanks to you we all left feeling great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls night out
    Birthdaygirlon222
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    8 of us for a dinner out without husband's or children celebrating just because we can. Waiters were attentive and patient. Food was great, drinks were perfect and dessert was good. I would like more dessert choices but overall, this dining experience was wonderful and we'll do it again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Johnc
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    2nd time in Ruth's. Best steak in town. The service was absolutely fantastic. You feel special.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steakhouse
    GrantVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This place has great food. The service is exceptional. Everything is high quality. The filet mignon cooked in garlic butter is amazing. All the sides are amazing. The deserts are amazing. You need to eat here.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't Delay!!
    Beth
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Do not wait for a special occasion to treat yourself to this amazing restaurant. Lovely, delicious dinner. Calm, relaxing atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening of dining at Ruths Chris. The food was exceptional and the wait staff were very polite and made conversations with us - we had an early dining time so they had a little more time. We appreciated it too!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.