Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
whiskey, lump crab
4oz Lobster Tail
Tuscan kale, roast squash, candied pecans, wild mushrooms, pomegranate, apple cider bacon vinaigrette
Amazing food and great service.
Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate the feedback and hope to hear from you again.
We dined at Ruthie’s as one of the only open restaurants on Thanksgiving near Iowa City. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent service and outstanding food as I have been living on the east coast and going to steakhouses in DC and New York, and the only downside was the ambiance is not on par with the food and service. The steaks were perfectly prepared and the sides were all very good. We had 8 people and our waitress was Bradie (spelling?). She was excellent and took good care of the party. She made recommendations when asked, and was timely on everything including checking on the table. One of our party was vegetarian, which I didn’t know, and she had excellent options with the sides and appetizers though an entree option would have been good too. Everyone was very full and so several split a dessert that they enjoyed. I’d return happily.
Thank you for the kind words and dining with us on Thanksgiving. We're glad to hear that Brady provided exceptional service to your group and you all enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass along your feedback to our Chef and Food & Beverage Director. We appreciate the five-star review and we hope to see you again soon.
Birthday dinner. Food was very good. Everyone’s steak and prime rib was cooked perfectly. Not over cooked. And great service
Happy belated birthday! Thank you for celebrating at Ruthie's. We're glad to hear that you received exceptional service for your group and you all enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you back soon for your next special occasion.
Our meal at Ruthie's as quite good. The service was pretty good, though it seemed that our server was over worked. One complaint, though trivial is important to mention. We told the server that we were going to split a caesar salad, as she said it was big enough for two. The split portions of the caesar were ridiculous - as in 5 small pieces of romaine and some cheese. But the real kicker was tacking on a $2 split fee. Really? On a $300 bill, you are going to add a fee to split a salad - when we didn't even ask for you to split it. I thought that was petty and unnecessary.
Overall, the steaks were great.
Hello Frank, Thank you for the review. If there is ever any issue with your meal or bill, please be sure to let our Ruthie's manager know while you are here and we will work our best to remedy it. We will pass along the feedback regarding the split portions and bill. If there is anything else that we can do to make your next dining experience an even better one, please let us know. Thank you.
Food is always delicious and our server was exceptional.
Thank you for the 5-star review, Carmen! We appreciate your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Our meal at Ruthie’s made our 50th anniversary a special one.
Happy Belated Anniversary, Dan! Thank you for celebrating at Ruthie's. We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again soon.
Amazing food and great service
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're glad to hear that you received exceptional service and enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you back soon.
Great atmosphere, service, and food like always. However, on this occasion the food quality with regards to the scallop special was a little disappointing. Given that the scallops was the house special for the night one would expect fresh tasty scallops for the price and overall the scallops were average. Otherwise, can't wait to eat there again.
Thank you for the feedback, Ken. We are sorry that the scallops did not meet the high standard that we set for a featured dish and that information will be passed along to our restaurant chef. That being said, it is nice hearing that the rest of your visit was to your satisfaction. Thanks for your continued patronage and we look forward to seeing you next time.
It was excellent
Awesome thank you so much! We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience.
It was absolutely perfect as always! I had missed the crab bisque, my favorite! Perfect with a delicious steak. ❤❤❤ Staff is always friendly, call you by name,best place to eat in the area.
So awesome to hear, Joyce! Great choices on the crab bisque and steak, by the way. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
For Midwest Casino fine dining, it is above average. The seating is not crowded and the wait staff are excellent. It is separated from the casino so there is no cigarette smoke drifting into the eating area. It is a scratch kitchen and the food is high quality. It offers a quaint experience with a fine dining ambience.
Thank you, Matthew. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your experience at Ruthie's. Our staff is dedicated to providing only the best when it comes to food and service.
Beautiful quiet place.
Thank you so much for the positive review! We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience at Ruthie's.
I’m always skeptical about casino food, but this steakhouse was top notch.
Thank you! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Ruthie's. Rest assured that all of our food and service is also of the highest quality throughout our restaurants.
Our first time dining at Ruthie's in Riverside Resort and Casino and we were thoroughly impressed. Charred Romaine Lettuce Salad Pork Chop Truffle Fries Filet and Baked Potato all spot on. generous pours of wine by the glass and fantastic service from our server katlyn are all why we'll be back Thank You Ruthie's
Thank you so much for these glowing remarks and recommendation, Joseph. Excellent dish choices, by the way! Our entire staff puts great care and pride into providing the very best in an all-around experience. We appreciate you dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon for dinner.
Love all of their food and the service was wonderful
Thank you so much! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Ruthie's. Our staff takes great pride in providing friendly, knowledgeable, and professional service.
It was our first time eating at Ruthie's. Definitely eat there again!
Well then welcome to Ruthie's, Joan! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to seeing you next time.
Lovely staff, happy to help you snd very good food
Thank you, Terry. We are proud to have a friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff that is here to assist with whatever is needed to make the very best of your dining experience.
Great service from Kelly. The entrees were excellent. Ate at 8:00PM, out of some side dishes. A loud group in the middle of the main dining room. Even with those issues it was a great experience.
Thank you for the feedback, Roger. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience despite the unexpected noisiness and reduced sides options. These are both areas that we will be sure to address so that future visits are to the fullest of standards that we set for ourselves.
Enjoyed our Sunday evening dinner (7:00 reservation) - restaurant was quiet, but waitress was attentive and very helpful. Steaks were done to perfection and side orders were delicious. The crab bisque was outstanding. Would recommend !
Thank you for the kind words and recommendation, Paul. Great choices on going with the steaks and crab bisque, by the way. Those are two of our most popular dishes. We appreciate you dining with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Prime rib was very tough, not served with au jus and after we asked for it when meal was served, we were more than half done before they brought it out. Server brought new things to the table but didn't clear empty glasses, appetizer plates, etc.
We are disappointed to hear this and we apologize that your meal was not to the high standard that we set for ourselves. Your feedback is appreciated as we will immediately address these areas with our kitchen and waiting staff.
Great meal and awesome service! A must when we are in the area.
This is so awesome to hear, Brian! We strive for only the best so it is wonderful hearing that we met that mark. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
A lovely surprise in my new favorite resort casino in iowa
Awesome thanks so much, James! We love to hear this kind of feedback. Please come back to see us anytime.
Under staffed at first but other servers showed up eventually. Large group seated after we ordered so was a bit louder than normal. Ended up being a great evening. Food was amazing!
Thank you, Brian. We have a wonderful team that is committed to providing the very best for each guest. Your patience and understanding during these times is greatly appreciated.
Outstanding as always. Lobster, steaks, salmon, and shrimp all perfectly prepared!
Lobster, steaks, salmon, and shrimp? Sounds like an awesome dinner, Colleen! Thank you for dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Everything was very good. I would suggest that the head chef bring together the wait staff prior to opening and review each offering on the menu. Especially the entrees. I'm sure most patrons have questions, especially for non steak offerings.
Thank you for the feedback, Robert. We will certainly share this with our staff.
Very good service and the food was excellent!
Thank you so much! We strive to provide only the best for guests.
Some might think Ruthie's is expensive but the experience was worth the cost. Even without the casino I would chose to dine at Ruthie's.
Hello, Tom. We appreciate those kind words and recommendation. Everyone deserves an evening to enjoy themselves and experience the very best in fine dining. Thank you for stopping in to visit and we hope to see you again soon.
When we got there, they had it all together. Great service, Great food, and Great atmosphere!! Everything we ordered had Excellent favor. Had a Wonderful Anniversary dinner. Thank you, The Miller's
It was our pleasure, Tammy! We love to help celebrate big events so we appreciate you sharing your special anniversary day with us. Here's to a year of good health and happiness!
The food and the sevice was excellent! I would recommend the bisque; better than any I've ever had.
Thank you so much, Pearl! You made a great choice with the crab bisque as it is one of our most popular starters. We appreciate you stopping in and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
This restaurant is trying to be fancy instead of simply being good. It's all booths with no tables. The steaks were no better than we have at home. There wasn't a single unadulterated vegetable on the menu. They have the only salt shaker that you can't get salt out of. Not worth the price.
Thank you for the feedback. If you ever have any questions or concerns about our menu items, our staff will be happy to assist you.
Anniversary. Great food and service.
Thank you, Elizabeth! Celebrating special occasions is one of our favorite events so we appreciate you sharing yours with us. Here's to another year!
Fantastic as always! Best steaks and lobster in the region.
That's very high praise, Colleen! Thank you! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your latest trip to Ruthie's.
The poached egg on the crab cake was over cooked and the cauliflower was in desperate need of seasoning. Everything else was great. Steak was cooked perfect.
We are thrilled to hear about your satisfaction with the steak and your overall experience. The poached egg and cauliflower conditions are disappointing and we will be sure to address that with our kitchen staff. If there are ever any future concerns with your dishes, please be sure to let our wait staff or manager know and they will be sure to promptly correct or resolve any issues. Thank you.
Have dined there several times. The food is amazing, the wait staff, wonderful! Have not had an opportunity to meet the chef yet, but he is a 5 star Michelin chef in my book!!
Would HIGHLY recommend dining here to everyone!!
This is the kind of stuff that we love hearing, Patricia! Our staff takes the greatest pride in providing exceptional service and meal quality for our guests. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to the kitchen staff. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
My wife and I went to Ruthies for our 25th Anniversary. It was my first time ever eating there. The experience was very memorable. The waiting staff was perfectly attentive and timely in everything she did. The steak I had was the best steak I've ever had at a restaurant. The appetizers " fried oysters and Pheasant Civet " were delicious as well. I will definitely go back again.
This is all so wonderful to hear, Clay! Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. Helping celebrate special occasions is one of our favorite things to do, so we appreciate you sharing such a momentous event with us. You also made great dish choices, as the oysters and pheasant civet are both popular starters.
Unfortunately not one of our party of 8 enjoyed the food. The fish tasted frozen, steaks were tough and the lamb was to far done to eat.
Oh no this is disappointing to hear. We apologize about the condition of your dishes and we will be sure to pass along your concerns to our kitchen staff.
Great food! Excellent service. Best steak I’ve had in a long time.
Sweet this is what we like to hear, Michelle! Great food and great time are what strive for at Ruthie's. We appreciate you dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Our meal and service was fabulous. My husband really liked the margaritas and great wine selection for me. You must try the Delmonico ribeye steak, so delicious. Our server was Brady and she did an excellent job. Highly recommend dining at Ruthie's Steak & Seafood.
Thank you for the kind words and recommendation, Carmen! It is so wonderful to hear that you had such a positive all-around experience. The Delmonico ribeye is a specialty, so great choice there. We are also pleased to hear that your service was top-notch. Brady is an awesome member of our Ruthie's team and we are very fortunate to have her. Please feel free to join us again for another great evening.
This place has really gone downhill. We usually only go there for special occasions since it is so expensive but also so good. It used to be a one of a kind experience because the food, staff and ambiance were so special. We went there for our wedding anniversary and felt rushed even though there were plenty of tables open. Our server must have been used to people getting in and out quickly. We wanted to take our time. The kitchen was out of the items we wanted to order so we had to pay extra for something else similar. My wife's steak tasted excellent but was very fatty even after asking for a leaner cut. My seabass was very small for the price and tasted awful fishy. We also shared a shrimp cocktail and had soup with our meal along with some mixed drinks. The bartender did an excellent job. However, one of our shrimp still had the "blood" line in it and our server seemed confused about why we wanted a different one. He also didn't seem to have a good knowledge of the menu since he had to keep checking with the kitchen when we had questions. Another server also refilled our water and took away our plates for us. Overall, the experience was just fair even after about $180 with tip for the two of us. We will probably go somewhere else for our next special occasion.
Hello, Jerry. I'm very sorry to hear this. It's our highest priority to provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience and top notch food. I let our Chef know about the concerns with those dishes so that we can get this corrected. Additionally, I will continue training our servers to be knowledgeable about the menu and provide excellent service. Please accept our sincere apology for this unfortunate incident and I thank you for letting us know. Sincerely, Ali Salow, Manager
The entire staff is always so welcoming. Food is excellent, service exceptional, a great place for a nice evening out with wonderful food.
Thank you so much, Joyce! We strive to provide only the very best for our guests.
Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort is rated 4.6 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.
Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.riversidecasinoandresort.com/gifts.html.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.