Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wailea
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wailea

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wailea

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://ruthschris.com/
  • Phone: (808) 874-8880
  • Hours of Operation:
    Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Sundays 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Bader
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Here's a way to make any meeting memorable, any event a celebration... Private Dining at Ruth's Chris! Let your family, friends or associates enjoy the unparalleled Ruth's Chris menu and be pampered by the Aloha spirited Ruth's Chris staff. Make it Ruth's Chris for your next meeting, party or family gathering. -Outrigger Room, semi-private (Seats 40-75) -Large Groups are welcome to join us in our main dining room. Please call or email our special events manager for more information. Banquet menus are available. NEW! RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE LUNCHEONS! MINIMUMS APPLY. PLEASE INQUIRE
  • Private Party Contact: Deborah Wund 8088748880
  • Special Events: Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Hawaii) offers a Sizzlin’ Prime Time Menu featuring a 3-course menu starting at $39.95 (not including tax & gratuity.)Served nightly from 5-6:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: The Shops of Wailea
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant and shops.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wailea
Welcome to Ruth's Chris Steak House. When you visit Ruth's Chris, you soon understand that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the USDA prime steaks, broiled to perfection in a trademark 1800 degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, to the expertly executed seafood, island fresh fish, New Orleans inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and award winning wine list, this is a steakhouse to which others aspire.
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wailea reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)fit for foodies (25)romantic (20)notable wine list (19)good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • zin500
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food and service was not as good as it was a couple of days earlier. The baked potato was cold and the service wasn't very good. One of the steaks we got was chewy. Very disappointed this time as we went there after having great service and food the first time there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comes through as akways
    808JimVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    While Ruth's Chris well never be considered a bargain, it does offer value. Excellent quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mauitime
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went during restaurant week. Great value and service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excelent and the service was great.
    ONEGGWW
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    A great place to dine on great food and fine wines. The wine list was exceptional, the only problem was making a selection with so many great wines to chose from. The calamari was light and crisp. The wedge salad was perfect with the perfect amount of dressing. I usually have to ask for extra dressing. The bone in veal chop was to die for. Our waiter was informative and friendly and took great care we had a great meal. All and all a perfect dinning experience .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Socks808
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our family went to Ruth Chris Wailea this past Saturday and everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prawns & Mashed Potatoes were good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The hostess was a bit of a nightmare....................................
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Second time to a Ruth chris .the first time tin missasuaga Ontario had turned me off the restaurant ..I'm glad I gave it a second chance as this was a wonderful place with great food and Olivier was outstanding as our waiter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special night out
    TerryH
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We really enjoyed our evening at Ruth's Chris, it was wonderful service and amazing meals. It was our last evening on vacation and a lovely way to say farewell :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining Excellence
    MsMontaraBeach
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We were seated within minutes of our arrival. Every server was perfectly attentive - my water glass was always more than 3/4 full and I drink lots of water. Each dish was melt in your mouth delicious - particularly the ribeye steak cooked to a medium level. The second floor palm tree top and sky view was lovely. The dim lighting set a romantic mood, but did not promote menu readability for over 40 year old vision. The service and food were impeccable. I will definitely return when in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    Awesome
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This restaurant was perfect for our first dinner as husband and wife! The food was amazing but the staff made it so perfect!!! Steve and Brian were so attentive to our needs and we felt very special on our special day! Thank you to both of them for outstanding customer service!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what it once was
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The place was nearly empty at our early dinner time. The server spent all his time with the next table where there were people he and the staff were apparently familiar with. That table got all the attention from our server and other staff. The chop salads were good as usual but the steaks were not up to par. Prepared okay but not as flavorful as we're used to. Overall a huge disappintment. Next time we'll stick with the Lhaina location. Even if we stay in Wailea again, we won't visit this Ruth's location again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DARK
    mauimaddness
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It seems the lighting is getting dimmer and dimmer. Third time there has been inconsistently with temps on steaks. Always offers to make it right.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food but needs an update
    niknak311VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food is always good at Ruth's Chris. Just disappointing that people showed up wearing hats, board shorts and t-shirts. I get that this is Hawaii but put a little effort in when going to dinner. The RC in Irvine won't even let you in the dining room with a hat on. Might want to change it to a bar and grill. Still order the great steaks and sides but offer burgers etc because people are dressing way too casual for this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gathering at Ruth's Chris
    CanadianFoodieOnTheRoad
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Every year we come to Maui and every time we book a family dinner at Ruth's Chris in Wailea. The food is alway fantastic, especially their BBQ Shrimp. Enough for take-home, and enough for sharing. The waiters go out of their way to be accommodating and do their best to satisfy your whims and cravings. A little pricey but hey, you're in Hawaii and everything, everywhere is pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Venue
    deckVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    EXcellent value between 5 and 6. food was very good and service. Attentive but not overly so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GLPpizza
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have eaten hear several times they have the ability to serve a great steak, when it comes to seafood it's a 50/50 shot getting it cooked correctly, go for the steak nice place to go for quiet dinning waiters are always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal
    Dena
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were in Maui for our 26th anniversary and our dinner here was one of the best we had. The food was amazing and our wine perfectly complimented our meal. We're hoping to return to Maui and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    tseboldt
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was great and Josh was a great server. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess Nightmare-WHY???
    SwankieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We arrived for our reservation and there was no one in sight, after fifteen minutes a hostess showed up and ignored us, and started chatting with a couple three or four people behind us in line. She kept insisting in a loud voice that they should be seated with Steve, apparently someone she knew who was also dining at the time. She embarrassed the couple and the rest of the people waiting to be attended to, by yelling loudly at them. Finally the man told her, "Look we want to dine alone because we are discussing our wedding plans"! She acted huffy and was brusque and unpleasant when we were asking about being seated. 1st Impression So Bad. Affected how we felt about restaurant. Meal was expensive even for a Ruth's but flavorful and good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    Nokaoi
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Across the board a wonderful experience! For our special occasion it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    jimmywesVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service, food and ambiance are all superb. We really enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Azdave
    Azdave
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Service great. Food ok. Place is old and need updating. Pricey for all that is lacking
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, clueless hostess
    prymnumberVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We went for the food but were turned off by the hostess. When we first walked in without reservations, she told us the wait was 45 min. There were 4 of us and we saw many empty tables and staff milling about. So, I walked out, made a reservation with OpenTable, then walked back in saying now we have reservations. She checked the computer and told us the wait is now 5 min. This experience reinforced my love of OpenTable but totally turned us off to Ruth's in Maui. We would not recommend this place to our friends given there are better choices right next door.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 268 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wailea reviews archive.
  • GRaineyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This is always guaranteed to be a good steak dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience everytime
    juicysteaks
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I like this location we always come here for our anniversary. The server steve welcomes us back. they are nice .the manager mike came and checked us out.The food is always delicious. Well definitely be back again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    InternationalFoodie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The reason for the 3 stars is because the food was good, not great. We ordered a filet, petit filet, broccoli, creamed spinach, potatoes au gratin, and creme brûlée for desert. My petit filet was actually cooked beyond what I ordered. It was ok, but being a steak house and screwing up a steak is a big issue in my book. On another note, the service was great. I will probably try them one more time. When you pay Ruth Chris prices you expect to get great food. So if the next food experience is like the last, meaning not leaving me wanting more...I would not recommend it in the future. With so many great places to eat here on Maui, why pay the premium prices if the food does not match?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First ever poor quality filet
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I frequently dine at Ruths Chris Steakhouses during my travels. My wife enjoyed a delicious petite filet mignonette, I however, had a terrible cut and could eat only a small portion due to excess fat and sinew. The baked potatoe was dripping in butter and cheese fat, also unenjoyable. Our server was top notch however. I let him know of the situation and told him that I didn't expect anything. I just wanted the restaurant to know. The manage was kind in removing my filet from our bill. It still left me with a disappointment as Ruth's Chris is typically one of my favorites and this was one of our first dinners on our Maui vacation.
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  • Not worth it at all
    Liljaber
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Don't waste your time in Maui going here-there are so many better restaurants with fresh fish and products. Other Ruth Chris restaurants have been great, but this was a huge disappointment.
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  • Great Steak
    MrAl
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The steak in this place is as advertised - prime cuts. Extremely tender & prepared perfectly. The early bird menu option also provided a significant savings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food!
    CaylaVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Delicious steak, great wine list. There just isn't much of a view from the windows. Great service- my husband and I got our food rather quickly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess needs training
    Yumm808
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Hostess ignored us waiting for the doors to open at 5 even after we asked how long until opening. She then welcomed 2 parties without reservations. She sat them at booths and then walked us over to a table. It's not normally like that as we dine at this location often.
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  • Ruth's Chris just OK
    wappoocut
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We chose RC because we had tired of hotel food and wanted something reliably good. Having dined many times at several different RCs, I regret to say that this one disappointed. The food was average at best across the board. The only highlight was the still excellent service. If you find yourself in the same situation I described, save the money and locate a decent cheeseburger.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WaileaFoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was friendly and efficient, and the view was lovely. The steak would have been even tastier if the beef had been aged a bit more.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ruth rocks!!
    KiheiboiFoodie
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We love Ruth's for special occasions. Birthdays, mothers day, fathers day or just popping in craving some steak, lobster and vino. We will be back as uaual.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RC always good...
    DanremanVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Have dined in many RC...seldom disappointed. Pricey...around 100$ a person. Matt was our server...perfect. Put the broccoli au gratin back on menu...Matt had kitchen make for us... :) 2 bone in ny...very good. Worth 65$...not sure. Good martinis. Great corner table. Don't advertise happy hour in bar..there are only 6 seats at bar and not tables to sit in..u r deceiving the guests. RC is may fav steakhouse..best one is in Scottsdale
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kmcj5
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We have been big fans of the Ruth's Chris in our area (Irvine, CA) for many years. We were looking forward to visiting the restaurant in Wailea and enjoying a fabulous meal but were left extremely disappointed! We each had the petite filet and lobster tail. The steak was 1/2 the thickness we are accustomed to and the lobster wasn't sweet nor tender. We also had the creamed spinach, which is a usual favorite, and it was cold. Because of the disappointing meal, we even opted out of our usual dessert favorite, Creme Brûlée. The most discouraging thing is the lack of consistency and not knowing if other locations are held to the same standard. Next time we will think twice before we venture off the usual path for our Ruth's Chris meal.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so memorable
    mauigirlVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We've had dinner at Ruth's Wailea on many occasions and most of the dinners were quite good. My dining companions enjoyed their dinner but my steak was served to me cold though the plate was blazing hot. My steak must have been sitting around for quite some time before I received it and they popped it back in the oven before they served it to me but it didn't help. The dragon fruit sorbet was not good! Our server Steve was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruth's Chris
    monkeypod
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Come on its Ruth's Chris no matter which location you go.... it will always be amazing... this was our first time in Maui and as soon as we saw a Ruth's Chris we knew we had to go there for dinner one of the nights.... compared to the ones in California it was very quiet and not a full house but that's just because its on an Island.... if you are looking for a quiet place to go for a romantic dinner when your on vacation this is the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The staff is always very friendly
    maui4us
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The staff is always very friendly & professional. Mike (manager) & Steve (waiter) are the best! They play a big role inbwhy we choose to dine often at the Wailea store
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been Chris'd
    Randy
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    After hearing about Ruth Chris for so many years, we have finally gone. Why I have waited I do not know. My wife and I consider ourselves foodies and have dined all over the world.. why have we missed this place..was it because it was a chain?? I don't know, burt I have to say we were delightfully surprised. The food was outstanding. If one is ever going to have a steak in the world - here is the place. I thought we had found the ultimate steak place in a restaurant outside of Siena, Italy.. but RC- topped it. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.