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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3509/Walnut-Creek
  • Phone: (925) 977-3477
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Castillo
  • 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 Walnut Creek, CA - 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: Ruth's Chris - Walnut Creek offers private dining for small and large groups. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Aimee Graham (888) 339-4761

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Locust
  • Public Transit: Walnut Creek Bart
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Walnut Creek, CA 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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Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first experience at this restaurant. The food was excellent the steaks were tender and very juicy and all of the side dishes we fabulous especially the mashed potatoes The service was terrific Our waiter Nick was knowledgeable and friendly. He did an excellent job. We had a visit from the manager and he was very warm and friendly. We will be back!! !"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our experience did not match our expectation of fine dining at Ruth's Chris given what we paid. 3 request for lemon before it came. Steaks were not cooked properly, one medium rare came out medium with almost no pink, another came out raw. Both lacked the seared crust effect. Lobster appetizer was good, but not great. Crab cakes were good. My chopped salad was very good, as were the fries. We had requested a booth because my husband has a hearing impairment but were told it was reserved for more than 4 people. Again, for what we paid, the steaks should be perfectly cooked and crusty outside and the service should be outstanding."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Upon booking my reservation, I specifically noted special requests & they were not honored. Consequently, our reservation was at 8:00 PM but were seated at 8:30 PM. They called to confirm our special request (to welcome us with drinks), but when we arrived they simply said they were behind. We love Ruth Chris & would like the level of service to be top priority beginning as we arrive. Our server was gracious & extremely accommodating, but we wanted this experience since our arrival."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had my wife's birthday here with 7 people. The staff provided us with the best spot in a quiet section and nice view. The food was FANTASTIC. The steak was the best I have ever tasted."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We always find this is the place to go for our special occasions. The company was great as well as the service and food."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "When we made reservations for our 22nd wedding anniversary we made it clear of the occasion and requested a quiet private table. We arrived 15 minutes before the restaurant opened to ensure the best seating. Even being seated FIRST we were placed right in the middle of the 'run way' at a table meant for 4! No rose petals as they do for anniversaries were placed on the table. Two tables over a couple was later seated at a quiet booth- no petals on their table which leads me to believe no special occasion for them- why weren't we seated there? We could have chosen ANY establishment to celebrate our 22nd anniversary. I'm sure the one we choose next year will listen and honor us. Also, the waitress was drowning in heavy scented perfume!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed the food here but usually sit in the bar area where we have had great service as well. This time disappointed because our server was not very good. My husband wanted a 6 oz filet and she said that it was only available in 4 or 8 oz. At the end of the meal we were handed a flyer with some steak dinners listed...yes a 6 oz filet was on it. We were brought the wrong salad, but it was exchanged. We ordered wine with our dinner but it did not arrive until we were almost done. The salad was not adequately dressed and boring. Our steak with shrimp was lacking the famous "crust" that we love from Ruth's Chris, but tasted good. Shoestring potatoes are excellent as is creamed spinach."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We were excited to go to Ruth's Chris to have some good steaks. To make it short, the steak was really good, but for the amount of $$$ we spent we'd really expect better service. Simple things - our water glasses were not refilled (we ended up flagging someone down to get them refilled), a glass of wine we ordered came quite a bit late. It just felt like they forgot about us unless we pushed for stuff to be brought to us. At over $200 for the two of us, I expected better service."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good food, service, and ambiance. Not cheap. For special times."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Expensive, but the portions and quality are consistently good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good for special occasion. We go for the Classics menu - an appetizer, main dish, a side and a dessert. Pretty good deal."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Always a great experience. The staff is always attentive, and professional."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Love this place. Soooo expensive but worth it for a special occasion. Service was impeccable and they were lovely to my 11 year old son celebrating his birthday."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I am never disappointed with the food and service at Ruth's Chris, specifically the Walnut Creek, CA location. I have tried almost the entire menu and everything has been excellent. And although I have never experienced anything less than excellent with my meal, they are willing to do what it takes to make your dinner perfect even bring you out a second steak if you believe your current steak is unsatisfactory. The wine list is amazing and the apps are phenomenal as well. Only thing to keep in mind though is that this level of service and quality does not come cheap, be ready to spend a couple hundred on a dinner for two."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Too noisy for quiet conversation. Service good but not great. Prefer Morton's instead."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was great and I love Open Table for making it so easy to make a reservation."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had the ceased salad, Lamb chops and baked potatoes plus amazing cocktails and a very good pinot noir. The food is really amazing. The service was superb. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife is a vegetarian that eats seafood. She will "tolerate" my having a steak from time to time if there is seafood on the menu as an option for her. In all of the times that we have been to Ruth's Chris my wife has been absolutely and completely satisfied with her seafood selection. This time she ordered the sea bass. It was stringy, not flaky, and had a bite to its taste. The wait staff brought her the grilled salmon to replace it and it also had a bite to the taste. One also only got one cup of after dinner coffee. No refill ever came."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Sadly, we were very disappointed with our recent Ruth Chris experience. We celebrated my husband's birthday on Father's Day and it was very busy so we decided to come in earlier than we usually dine. Requested a table along the window but seated us in front room. They didn't have the request. So, we waited 20 min for table along window...Had issues with food...They ended up taking my fish off our bill because they could not correctly cook it in the given time, they said. We should have sent my mother-in-laws fish back, too but it embarrasses her when I do that... but the fish was all overcooked. Had to send the steak back to be cooked a little more...Our waiter was great but we suffered from too many people on the holiday ...."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were seated promptly after a great valet service. Nick was our waiter and very helpful in his description of the experience we were to have. The wedge salad is to die for; I wouldn't go overboard on the crabtini little taste. But the steaks and lobsters were the best you have ever eaten and a combo for Father's Day well priced. The molten cake a bit tasteless but the cheesecake incredible. WE were visited by the manager and our dad given a nice father's day card with coupon worth $25 on our next visit which visit we will."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "You won't find a better steak. I've been to many upscale restaurants and have not found the quality of steaks to be the same or even close to Ruth's Chris. Know which cut of meat you prefer. I like the more lean cuts, so my choice is the filet. Porterhouse is excellent as well."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My dad loves this place and I love taking him. The food and service is always reliably good. The steaks were cooked as ordered. The server was adequately attentive. Some don't like the buttered salt & pepper steak and prefer other spots. I enjoy the the extra flavoring. It's seasoned great for my taste. The sides are always good. mash potatoes, spinach. We asked for raw tomatoes versus the broiled ones."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "first time ever to have given ruth's chris steak house a bad review. steak was super fatty. had to actually ask for water instead of the usual attentive waitstaff with their pitcher of water just ready to pour. i expected the same excellent service whether we sit in the dining room or at the bar since we ordered from the same menu & not from the bar menu. nick, the waitstaff did not even try to compensate us for the fatty steak; maybe he could have given us the sorbet for free. or nick could've asked the manager to talk to us since we let him know we were not happy. & as a side note, this was not our first time; we dine at ruth's chris steak house pretty often"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The wait staff is not as attentive as other fine dining restaurants. They forgot to make sure table setting matched are party size of 2 and kept extra table settings until after appetizers arrived. They used to put flower petals on anniversary dinner reservation tables, but it did not happen. The waiter commented it was missing the special touches but did not fix it. Service was slow. Manager stopped by and said everything okay very quickly as he was walking by as if it was an after thought once he was at another table for a one time & didn't know about the special anniversary celebration. The saving grace was the high quality of the food, consistent taste from the chef/and kitchen to team, and the friendly busboy."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "As always, this is one of the best dinner houses in the bay area. We have always had great service and outstanding meals. Everyone who loves good food and service will love this place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My first time here and it was a wonderful experience. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "From walking in the door the customer service was outstanding. The food was wonderful and the service was a 10. The steaks were cooked to perfection. I definitely will go back. Great cocktails too!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Excellent meal. Slow service to start. Noisy kids. Overall one of the best meals food wise at Ruth Cris."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Good was great as always. Server could have be more attentive. Had to ask more than once a couple of things. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Definitely come here on a special occasion, and definitely do not come here without a special occasion. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is beautiful, and the price is.... devastating. The staff were friendly and made the occasion feel special. I split the "Porterhouse for 2" with my girlfriend- which would have been better named "Porterhouse for 5" as the portions was so big. My sister and parents each ordered fillets, which, as expected, were top-notch, quality steaks. For sides we took the sweet potato casserole (a must order), spinach au gratin, and steamed broccoli.. Pros (+) & Cons (-) + Quality of food + Classy atmosphere in restaurant + Easy to get a reservation + Lots of parking near by - Price"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were treated with a little something extra on our special occassion, and it was highly appreciated. Excellent service, food, and quality."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "One of our favorite date night spots when we have a taste for great steaks. Very attentive service. Consistently good!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Loved this place!!!! Service was great and the staff was awesome. Will be back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have tried all of the steak restaurants in the East Bay. None beats Ruth Chris "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience for our Anniversary! Rose petals were scattered on our table, service was impeccable and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We've been to this particular Ruth's Chris several times. The food and/or service can be hit or miss sometimes. This night, all was good. The food was terrific and the service was excellent. I did find out that I am not a fan of blue crab. The crab cocktail was not good but not because it wasn't good. The crab was fresh and abundant - I guess I just don't like the texture of blue crab. Lesson learned. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Wow. We arrived early and were sitting down in just a few minutes. Cocktails were excellent. Bread was so good we had a second loaf. I'm on a low salt diet so the lobster bisque would have had less salt if I hade made it for me, but it was good and probably salted right for most people. Fillets were cooked to order and tender. Mashed potatoes and creamed spinach were perfect. Cheesecake was excellent. Server was friendly and took good care of us the entire time. I would definitely drive the hour each way to return here again for a special occasion dinner. Yes it is pricier than other steakhouse chains, but the excellent food and service are worth it for those special occasion times. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "A few months ago, my wife commented that she had never had the opportunity to eat at Chris Ruth's. The next day I made reservations for her birthday which coincided with friends being in town. I was looking forward to a memorable dinner but for some reason that night was not going to be memorable. 2 things threw our dinner off; 1) we were seated on time ... But it took 25 minutes for someone to come to our table to check on us (and we had to as a busboy to get someone) 2) missing one plate ... when food arrived, we were missing one of our guest's plate which the waitress forgot to order in the kitchen I assume that there was something else happening that night which would explain what happened to us. Unfortunate ..."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have been to a lot of steak houses and this by far was the best steak I have ever eaten! We came here for our 5 year anniversary and they treated us like royalty. Even spread fresh rose petals on our table. It was great. I want to go once a month now because I know I will be craving that steak. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "First time I've tried this steakhouse. Definitely fell into what I had been expecting but I still loved it. Service was on spot and everyone was friendly. The fillet was cooked exactly how I wanted and every bite was complete euphoria. What really got me was their hot plates.. Seriously genius! Kept our steaks warm throughout the table conversation. Can't wait to come back here"
    Dined on 5/22/2014