Ruth's Chris Steak House - Waltham

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$50 and over
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Waltham, MA 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipPaulaL
New England
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here! Food was delicious. So happy they brought back the fried calamari! So good! Service was incredible again as always. Mike at the bar is an outstanding server/bartender. His drinks are the best but his knowledge, friendly demeanor and warm welcome is what brings us back every time! Such a relaxing atmosphere and a great night! Until the next time...

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vipEricS
New England
59 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good from start to finish. Great drinks, bread, wedge salad, steaks and salmon. House salad was boring. Stuffed chicken didn't seem to be stuffed. Would have liked key lime pie on the dessert menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really great steak! Excellent wine list. Nice overall experience. Maybe a bit understaffed due to Covid but waiters tried.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I’ve had better experiences at Ruth’s Chris. Seems COVID has knocked them down a peg in the service and seafood supply categories.

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RyanM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A really cool place, but not sure what makes the food very expensive. Server Zach was great, and would recommend him!

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vipTheNightChef
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and worth the price for a special occasion. Very attentive & thoughtful service.

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Leeann
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Right from the start the food was a flop. Cosmo was so bitter with pure lime juice, crab stuffed mushrooms were overpowered with garlic, ribeye was tough and edges were over cooked, sides were cold.
$300+ later... not satisfied.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Waltham
Responded on August 24, 2021

Leeann, thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food and beverage quality and what you describe is not consistent with our standards. We will work hard to improve and appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was fantastic, from the food, service, and atmosphere. We will definitely be visiting again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I don’t know if the food served at this location is different than the one downtown Boston but it was awful. The mashed potatoes tasted like the box ones you mix with water and filet mignon looked and tasted and looked like it was a cheaper cut of steak. It was disappointing.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Waltham
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality and what you describe is not consistent with our standards. We will work hard to improve and appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

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SPC73
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was family getting together for dinner. We had a wonderful time! Outstanding food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food!

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PatriciaO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Melt in your mouth steak, mashed potatoes and spinach were also delicious. I was not 100% happy with our server. She was extremely friendly to the booth behind us but we felt like we were bothering her/

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Sunshineblueskies
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Birthday celebration, everything was fabulous!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all the service is food, drinks was amazing only thing I didn’t like was the guy who came to give us water didn’t speak and we was praying he wasn’t our waiter and which he was not. But over all we loved it

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vipKirtzy
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine Restaurant Week value. Great steaks and sides. Waiter Zach is excellent.

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SharonP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Skip this resturant. Rude server. Items never brought to the table. Worst dining experience. I had to complain to the manager when after 15 minutes my sauce never arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Steak was great the service was great! My only comment would be the Brussel sprouts werent too great. Very plain and barely any flavor. The au gratin i believe is how you spell it were also just okay. But the sweet potato casserole was AMAZING! Almost got a second one for dessert haha! Definitely will be returning again! Wish i knew the name of my server because she was amazing great advice when it came to picking out a wine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Denise, our server was AMAZING!

Only thing I was disappointed about were the mashed potatoes. They definitely do not taste the same (thumbs down). Other than that, everything was great!

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vipelaines
New England
48 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There is nothing like the sizzling platter. You should dine here.

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Jimbo
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Salad was tasteless. Steaks were excellent. Out of the wine that I ordered. Michael was a great waiter but had too many tables, had to ask three times to refill water and three times for coffee refill. He was very pleasant and apologetic. Left him big tip!!! 30%.

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Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Waltham location is beautiful.
We love this restaurant.

JW
vipJamesW
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Went to the Waltham location for Dine Out Boston.

Don’t make the same mistake!…this place is housed in a dark, dreary space. No classy, steakhouse feel. Entire experience replicated a bad hotel function dinner.

Limited choices on the menu - one salad that was all mesclun greens with two croutons and two cherry tomatoes. My husband asked for a. On vinaigrette dressing and got a very good blue cheese but salad was BORING! Where’s out steakhouse wedge??

Steaks were either a filet or 12 oz. strip. His filet was overcooked and untrimmed - really ugly; my strip was overcooked and had to be sent back, despite the fact that I told the server when ordering that the medium she insisted upon would be much rarer, it was not. Manager did bring another steak fast (said he took it from another order!)

Dessert? A disastrous lump of HEAVY “whiskey” bread pudding served on a plate with no mint sprig, whipped cream or ice cream. Really ugly and like a brick.

Capital Grill has it ALL OVER this place for better food, a steakhouse feel, choices, service and class.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Waltham
Responded on August 20, 2021

JamesW we appreciate you writing about your recent visit with us. Guest satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us and your feedback has been shared with the local team so they can work to improve. Thank you for providing your feedback.

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Experience was good. Small details were missed but we understand...maybe your restaurant was short staffed. Had to ask for water to be filled more than 1x where normally that would never happen. Upon arriving our waitress asked if there was a special occasion. We said yes anniversary. She said great!! We were not acknowleged --even when desert was brought out. No big deal as I guess she forgot but as we have celebrated special occasions with u in the past. We know that the wait staff tries to make u feel special and does a little something. That did not happen. Food was great. Thx u!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great loved everything!

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MaMaG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Our server was fabulous. We are so glad we gave Ruth's Chris a try.

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vipfsteele
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service: Unprofessional. inattentive and rude. Threw the bill on the table right after dinner plates removed and before dessert served. No asking if we wanted a drink etc. Of course no asking if we wanted anything when plates were placed in front of us.
Management: unprofessional and did not acknowledge an issue or discuss, no apology just gave us a dessert. Maybe he was a "trainee" - looked like he was 22 ! Dessert neve came so we left after 15-20 minutes.
Salad: limp greens uninspired
Potato: Bad
Creamy spinach: Good
Steak: very good

This had nothing to do with COVID. It is bad management and poor staff training. If there is a problem with staffing, don't accept the reservation. They had enough time for the "required spiel about the history of Ruth's Chris, etc.

We stopped going to Ruth's Chris years ago and thought we would give it another try. Now we remember why we stopped going.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Waltham
Responded on August 19, 2021

fsteele, thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for both food quality and service we wish we'd made a better impression. Your valuable feedback has been shared with the local team for review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service was not great, the server came over and greeted the table by saying hi and didn't say much more. We ordered an appetizer and no one ever came to check how it was or take the rest of our order until long after the appetizer was gone. Rather than just bringing our dessert out they asked if we would prefer to take it home. I felt that the experience was rushed and the service was not worth the cost. Additionally we were celebrating our anniversary and had requested a booth on our reservation, there was no booth available and our anniversary was not even acknowledged.

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AnitaJ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Steak cooked to order and our server “Aunti”Steve was attentive and wicked funny. We enjoyed everything.

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StephenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Waitress was very attentive and made our visit very pleasant and enjoyable. The food was prepared as ordered and lived up to Ruth Chris' standards. The seafood tower was awesome.

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Kristen
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

First time at this restaurant. Was expecting so much more. Had a filet that was ok. Better than average but I was expecting exceptional.

JC
JanetC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for Dine Out Boston.
Food was fantastic. Filets tender and cooked just right.
Only complaint was the 3 course take out order that was missing the desert. Disappointed to find this out when the meal was delivered to a relative
that couldn't join us at the restaurant for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. The service was awesome, food was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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EricaD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Momma D was a great waitress! However the customers did not seem please to see a group of young women of color. Nevertheless we still had a great time.

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Specialplace
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, atmosphere and attendance to needs. Highly recommend.

CG
ChristineG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal as always. The filet is so tender and flavorful. Service was impeccable. 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KT
vipKathrynT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Unfortunately the experience was not positive. Food was good but the service and speed of food delivery as well as the clearing between courses was not great.

KD
KarenDee
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve “Auntie” was our server! He is the BEST. He got our personalities and matched them immediately. He was very knowledgeable Ruth’s Chris and an amazing server. The runner was great as well. Steaks done perfectly. Atmosphere perfect and location is so convenient! Everyone should ask for Auntie to be their server!

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AnneMarie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our granddaughter’s 13th Birthday and we wanted to have a special night with her! It was wonderful!!! The table was decorated with birthday confetti, and I brought a small cake that they were happy to serve and sing Happy Birthday! She was thrilled!
The food was excellent! Even though only 13 she enjoyed a large sirloin!
Thing couldn’t have been better!
Thank you!
AnneMarie Mahoney

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Waltham is rated 4.6 stars by 1143 OpenTable diners.

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