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Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Flame creates the sizzle at our high-end American steakhouse. The finest cuts of beef and seafood are prepared to impress and delight in an atmosphere of rich wood, comfortable colors, fresh flower centerpieces and warm lighting. Traditional steaks or chops of beef, lamb or pork are prepared as cuts or on the bone. Try our impressive Ruthie's signature line of steaks such as the filet marmalade, Maryland ribeye or, our latest, the French onion filet. Seafood is at its best in the hands of Executive Chef Zeph Leaton. His attention to detail and delicate touch complete the best sautéed or grilled fish and seafood dishes imaginable. Chilean sea bass, wild-caught salmon, Australian lobster tail, and Argentinian red shrimp help to complete a menu dedicated to extraordinary dining.

To complement your fine dining experience, enjoy libations you’d expect from a metropolitan hot-spot. Our wine selection is vast and designed to be the best in Eastern Iowa.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 84 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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Pharmman
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beef and seafood, all fixed just as ordered. Love this place. Quiet, and wonderful staff.

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DouglasF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu favorites that are listed never seem to be available even when listed. Last couple of times no dessert specials (which they are famous for). Creme Brulee has shrunk since the last visit. Masks which are supposedly required aren't enforced. Only went this time as it is an anniversary tradition for us (our 29th)

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CatC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Received comps for dinner at Ruthies. Nice looking place and all servers masked up. Surprisingly quiet given how close to the gaming floor it is. Shrimp cocktail was excellent! Pheasant civet very one note and messy to eat. The Caesar salad was served very oddly with whole Romaine leaves dripping with dressing and two whole anchovies on a toast point. Very messy to eat and odd. Rosemary rack of lamb was very good but the polenta under was very liquidy, Shrimp and mussels was again super messy to eat as they leave tails on the shrimp and the mussels were tough - would not recommend this dish
Drink are strong but small. Wine was very nice. Very pricey for the quality so would not be a regular unless the comps keep coming.

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lobster and steak... sides were really good and nice portions... love the breads and butters... service was top notch

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joycer
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, no longer any nice "Steak Houses" in or around Iowa City. So glad we found this place in November, now we wouldn't think of going any other place. Filets are amazing, Wedge salad is to die for and I had their French Onion soup... Delicious!! Highly recommend Ruthie's!!!

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LisaT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, awesome service-but really loud patrons at a couple of tables! Maybe it was just the certain crowd but kinda ruined a fabulous meal!

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SkylarD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were absolutely perfect, the service was very warm and friendly and the atmosphere was calm and romantic

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RichardC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Just the right tone for ourselves and our guests. Menu was explained well and our birthday guest was very well treated

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CarolineW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding!!! One of the best restaurants we've been to.

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TerranceD
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

RE-opening has its issues,. Waiter was rather new and had a hard time multi-tasking, but was very courteous and helpful. Waited 20 minutes to get our first drinks after ordering. IT got better as the evening went on.

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JeremyS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food was outstanding, service was friendly and prompt, can’t think of anything they could do better.

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SGADFDA
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am glad this restaurant opened back up. Food was tasty. Service was great. Before the pandemic, demand was really high at this place. Reservations are now recommended and I am glad there is a website to this. Thanks Opentable

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on June 20, 2020

Thank you for the stars and comments! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to have you back again soon! -Ali Salow, Ruthie's Fine Dining Manager

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Beth
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I made mention of my son's 30th birthday in the reservation and when we arrived at the restaurant. Usually at high priced steak houses they will give you a mini dessert with a candle. Nothing. Disappointed.

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JoanneG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Great steak!
Service was above and beyond !

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DonaH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the New York strip, shrimp and mussel ravioli, meal was so yummy, the side dishes were cool, when we pointed it out to the server it was immediately taken care of, wonderful service. Would recommend Ruthie's as a great place to dine. Wonderful service and food. We will be back.

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Responded on June 20, 2020

Thank you, Dona. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service. Please come back again soon! -Ali Salow, Ruthie's Fine Dining Manager

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MelodeeK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating here and was pleasantly surprised. The service was impeccable the the selections were varied and delicious. Would definitely go again!

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BourbonLover
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service top notch. Drinks and wine selection exceptional. Steaks good. Nice date night evening out with my husband. But wish they would have a dress code because this dining room is not a “t-shirt and ball cap joint”. I was in a dress and my husband a sport coat, nothing fancy, but we were the best dressed table for a Saturday night. Reflection on our society more than this restaurant.

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vipJim32887
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a nice ambiance and was quiet. The food was very good with a marginal value. Our server, Stephanie was excellent. She was attentive to every detail and did extremely well albeit her second day.

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vipDonO
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My second time to Ruthie's. First time was very good. This time the Steak was not prepared well. Caesar was very small. The Wine list and the price of the wine was very good.

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TrudyD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place great food and the best staff I have ever seen. Always something new on the menu.

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AmandaGail
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had Brandy as our waitress the last two times we've visited Ruthie's. She's awesome! Very knowledgeable, and knows the ins and outs of the restaurant. Very fast service. Food came out at perfect timing between courses. We love Ruthie's!

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SamF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here 3 times with my wife and each time the food and atmosphere have been incredible. We cant wait to come back.

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TBhill
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Ruthie’s. It never disappoints! The food is amazing every time. My favorite was the wedge salad-best I’ve ever had!y husband and I had the beef medallions and shrimp. Both were cooked perfectly & were delicious ! Our server was attentive even though he was taking care of several tables. We’ll be back!

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, a bit pricey but worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

It took awhile for the server to come over to our table and had to keep reminding him about things. Food was very good.

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debw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I absolutely love Ruthies! It is such a special restaurant to celebrate special times. Our filet was very flavorful and tender, garlic mashed potatoes yummy, but the broccolini was a bit over cooked. I’m definitely going back!

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice meal with friend. Good food and atmosphere.

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chatan03
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It's pricier than an Outback Steakhouse and the like, but so worth it. The food and the service is always amazing.

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Responded on January 16, 2020

Thanks for the review!!

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vipEricS
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a busy New Year’s Eve night, so I think things were a tad rushed and they were too overwhelmed to deliver their usual level of refinement. The food just wasn’t up to the quality we’ve experienced there before.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE dinner with my lady provided an early start to the festivities, with tenderloin medallions, seared sea bass, slivers au gratin', roasted mushrooms and of course creme brulee'. Nate was both attentive and accommodating, seeing to our every need. Happy 2020 to all!

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CyndieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great; service was just the right amount of attentive; very nice atmosphere

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you, Cyndie! We look forward to your next visit!

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vipJillM
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch and food was beyond amazing.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thanks for the review, Jill! Hope to see you in again soon!

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SusanB
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had lobster tails, cooked to perfection, husband had new York strip, med.rare, also excellent, blue cheese wedge, yum!!

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you, Susan for the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal!

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Kiki
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food/service at Ruthie's is always stellar. I do think the pricing is on the high side, but it's definitely worth it for a special occasion.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you, Kiki. We hope you dine with us again soon!

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I was excited to try out Ruthie's Steak House with my husband for their advertised Thanksgiving dinner. We were very pleasantly greeted by top notch service and a warm, very classy atmosphere. However, though we had reservations for Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day, it was just 1 entry item on their full list of menu items. This might be great for people who want something other than a traditional turkey menu. But we were ready to splurge, thinking it was for a special thanksgiving meal, but instead we paid $29 ++ for a plate of very dried out turkey roll ups with stuffing inside, a little dollop of garlic mashed potatoes, and 3 roast baby carrots. Nothing else. No gravy, cranberries, and no option for pumpkin pie (my thanksgiving meal standards). We ended up paying extra to have salad, which we enjoy with ever meal. We left room for desert, since we could not bare our way thru the dry turkey, but the desert menu seemed pretty standard, and nothing special or festive about it, so we chose to forgo that. The wine recommendation we received from expert there was very good, and because of the service and atmosphere, we left not completely disappointed. But we would never go back for their Thanksgiving dinner. They did serve an included small bread basket with special butters and olive oil dip which was very good, as well as ceasar salad we ordered, so I have confidence that they would have other very good menu items, so we will likely go back and try again when we want a classy dinner atmosphere.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on December 27, 2019

Hi Sandra- We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our Thanksgiving entree. Please give us another try and we would be happy to make menu reccomendations for you. Thank you for your feedback.

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JohnO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have excellent service and food.
Always a special evening at Ruthie's.

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TinaP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was incredible from atmosphere to service to food. Cannot wait to go there again.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you, Tina!

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BenjaminH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our first experience was perfect. Prices on first sight look high, however, quality and taste made it very worthwhile.

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JimS
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Kyle was great recommending wine! Thank you!

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StacyG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Quiet inside so you don’t feel like your eating in the middle of a casino. Steak, lobster, crab cakes, creamed corn, Brussels sprouts were all great! Homemade margarita was outstanding. Very pricey but worth the money.

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