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Ruth's Chris Steak House - West Des Moines, West Des Moines, IA

Ruth's Chris Steak House - West Des Moines

4.5
4.5
631 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Ruth's Chris Steak House in West Des Moines 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 416-6080
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    West Des Moines
  • Cross street
    Corner of Ashworth and Jordan Creek Parkway.
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Caymus Vineyards TasteMaker Dinner

    $130.00 per person

    Jul 16, 2024 only
    Caymus Vineyards is renowned for producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon wines, and for establishing the benchmark for premium Napa Valley red wines. Join us for a pairing experience featuring four wines from Caymus, alongside incredible chef-crafted courses. View the menu and reserve your seat. Amuse-Bouche: Chilled Spicy Shrimp Roulade, paired with Conundrum First Course: Chicken Caesar Croquette, paired with Mer Soleil Chardonnay Second Course: Cocoa Roasted Lamb Medallion, paired with Caymus Vineyards California Cabernet Third Course: Filet with Chimichurri Butter Crust, paired with Caymus Vineyards 50th Anniversary, Cabernet Sauvignon Fourth Course: Chocolate Cream Pie, served with Coffee & Tea Price excludes tax and gratuity
  • Moët & Chandon TasteMaker Dinner

    $155.00 per person

    Nov 5, 2024 only
    Menu Coming Soon
  • Woodford Reserve TasteMaker Dinner

    $130.00 per person

    Oct 15, 2024 only
    Menu Coming Soon

What 631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Steakhouse

  • Iowa

    Most Booked

  • Des Moines

    Romantic

  • Des Moines

    Good for special occasions

  • Des Moines

    Most Booked

631 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I go I have great experience and the food is amazing but my best dish is the stuff chicken breast.

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  2. Rallymaker

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service by the best waiter in the area.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My most recent dining experience was top notch! Hostess Jessie was extremely welcoming and made us an anniversary card! Server Justin killed it with the wine pairings. Best steak in town.

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  4. Steve

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paige at front desk was great. Server was solid. Food was very good but prices have escalated too quickly

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I have been there several times I have not had any issues. Recently, as of last weekend, we invited two groups of friends who didn’t have the best experience. Mainly the preparation of the steak. Although we work through it, it created a little bit of disappointment from our group. I appreciate everything done to try to make things better, we will always come back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Not worth the $$$$ Service was horrible! We waited over 2hrs for our meal. Will not be going back.

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  7. StevenH

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, a very pleasant experience. Went with a party of four for a birthday celebration. Food was very good. Service was excellent. Would definitely go again the weekend prior to this we went to Fleming’s for Easter. Had a horrible experience at Flemings entire meal was comped. Would definitely go back to Ruth’s Chris. For fine dining in DesMoines Iowa the options are limited. The next time we go out for fine dining the obvious choice will be Ruth’s Chris !!! Will recommend to friends.

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  8. MarkF

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is gorgeous and service was top notch! We celebrated our anniversary and they had rose petals on the table and offered a free desert to go which was a nice touch. I got the pre-fix meal which was good-salad, shrimp, potatoes, and filet. Everything was great except my steak was overcooked. My husband got the $78 ribeye plus salad and veggie-again steak VERY overcooked. We ate everything and the cut of meat was good-just the cook overcooked them. We did not like the hot plate-it took ten minutes for the food to cool enough to eat-and it kept cooking it. They should go away with the hot plates OR the chef needs to undercook to balance it out. For the price, we expect our steak cooked to our liking therefore we likely won't be back. Cocktails were delicious!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The highlights of my Easter brunch, Sam the waiter, Brittni the hostess with the green dress, and the carrot cake that could feed a family of 5 if ya tried.

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  10. JudyS

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Beautiful atmosphere and very helpful staff!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but the downstairs hostess was extremely rude for no reason and the service was terrible. We had the remind the waiter to take everyones order, he never refilled water even once the entire evening, we asked for more bread and never received it, it took over 20 minutes for one cocktail and we were never asked if we wanted another. We’ve eaten at Ruth Chris restaurants across the country and never had such a disappointing experience.

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  12. SarahS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent except the Ruth’s Chris sizzle we expected wasn’t delivered. The bone in fillet was excellent. The ribeye was overcooked. It felt that if the food had been delivered timely and still sizzling it would not have had the opportunity to continue cooking before reaching the table. This was our first Ruth’s Chris experience and will not let this deter us from visiting again. The sweet potatoes were phenomenal and the carrot cake was definitely worth every penny. We had a fantastic evening celebrating a milestone birthday and will return.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice design and wonderful service. Will definitely go back

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  14. romart03

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, beautiful space, but the timing was all over the place for food and drinks. We received our salads within minutes of ordering the food. Then our drinks took another 5-10 minutes to arrive. Then we waited for approximately 30 minutes for our entrees. The steaks were cooked medium and we asked for medium-rare. The food was good and the staff was kind. The timing made the experience less than special.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and atmosphere lovely and relaxing.

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  16. Kate

    Des Moines

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful! We had heard very slow service. However ours was prompt, fun and very helpful. Great time.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Was unaware of dress code regarding wearing hats. Tried celebrating anniversary with Ruth’s but they didn’t want us because of my hat. So we left and went to Flemings. It was great!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Johnny was fantastic! Our dining experience was definitely elevated with his expertise and vast wine knowledge. Will definitely be back to with friends and will request Johnny as our server. 🙂

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  19. ErikL

    Des Moines

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool new restaurant space within the upper and lower floor of a mixed residential commercial building. We were seated in the upper floor portion with a larger bar and seating area. The decor is very luxurious and contemporary. Service was A1, which is to be expected for the pricing. Steaks and sides were top notch, done to perfection. Great liquor selection for high end cocktails. Nothing about this place felt like a chain. The experience was unique to this location but keeping the expected quality of food and service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our wedding day with a family dinner following our exchange of vows. The service was second to none. The food was amazing.

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  21. ToddM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and low noise level considering the open room. Wonderful staff. Just wasn't impressed by the food. Shrimp was good but the 6 oz medium rare filet I had was medium plus. Honestly the filets we get at Costco that my wife grills taste far better than this did. The $14 garlic mashed potatoes pretty much had the consistency of instant and there really wasn't much garlic flavor at all. The bread however was great! All in all about a 3 star overall rating for me.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing meal at the bar with our family. Food was amazing and the service was perfect! Thank you Kevin!

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  23. KristineM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ♥️ Ruth’s Chris. So special & low noise. They did a great job w the design.

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  24. Cinder

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable. Each person from the host, to the server, to the valet treated us like welcome guests. Our food was generally very good and was prepared very well. I loved that the steaks served on hot plates. That attention to detail is welcome. I personally did not like the lobster bisque. While it had a nice amount of lobster, it was not creamy and tasted rather oily. Everything else was very good. The warm bread was delicious, and the cheesy potatoes au gratin were wonderful. The Cesar salad looked delicious, and my dining companion shared one of the delicious cheesy croutons that made me want more. The chocolate cake was decadently rich.

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  25. HelenT

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend and I had a wonderful experience! Our steaks were cooked perfectly to order and were full of flavor. All the food was excellent. Our waiter was fun and the service felt personal, not stuffy. All the wait staff did a great job. We really appreciated the manager stopping by our table to make sure we were receiving the service we needed. Top notch place! Will be back for sure!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Sherman I believe was his name, was amazing. We were celebrating our 54th Anniversary and he wished us HA and he was just very sweet. Very attentive. The best waiter. It was a lovely experience. Food was great. My husband didn’t love his steak I must admit, but everything else was great. Great ambience. They had red rose petals at our table for our Anniversary♥️. Tables had lighted candles. It was lovely

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  27. SarahM

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and great staff! This was our first time there and I think we found our new steak place! Only thing I wish was better was it was a little loud due to the other people in the dining room - not the fault of the restaurant. The décor of the restaurant was beautiful, we both ordered steaks that were cooked perfectly, the portion sizes of the sides were much larger than expected, and the cocktail I ordered was delicious.

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  28. DylanGemelli

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance of the restaurant is a 10 out of 10, along with the service and food. We will certainly be back and HIGHLY recommend!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed drinks and appetizers and sides. The steaks our table had and chicken just didn’t have any flavor to us. Service was good.

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  30. KellyR

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Main courses were excellent. Sides are too pricey for the portion size. Service should have been better for the amount charged. We took advantage of valet parking, attendants were very efficient and treated us well. Front desk was pleasant and professional

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  31. SueS

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had my son’s 30th birthday, my husband’s 60th and my mom’s 90th birthday celebration. All the servers were so kind and we were impressed with everyone and the food was sensational. Thank you for making this night special.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was excellent. Johnny also recommended great wines and his food recommendations were spot on.

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  33. TerryT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious!!! Waiter did a great job !!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately, it is no longer worth the high price.

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  35. SterlingS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were attended to by Marina. She knew her drinks and wine and knew how to help us navigate the menu and make suggestions. The steaks, as always, came out on boiling hot plates with butter boiling on and around the steaks. They were perfect. Great suggestions on the sides and salads. I had the chopped salad which was just a cacophony of great flavors fused together for a perfect combination. Every bite of the steak filet was perfect. Marina had a magical smile that was beautiful. Very friendly and amiable for our small group of 4. Someone recommended the bread pudding, so we all split one and tried some bites. None of us are break pudding fans, but we tried anyway.

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  36. RaKH

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The new restaurant is amazing. We’ve been to many Ruth’s Chris locations and this one is at the top. It was odd that we ordered a steakhouse salad and received a wedge, the server acknowledged that it was wrong but expected us to eat it. This is not acceptable in any restaurant. Food was great which is expected. Would like to see the mini dessert on the Ruth’s Classic that other locations offer.

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  37. Dawnj

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious food. Staff was so friendly and catering to us and our four year child. 10/10 recommend

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  38. jason

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Way over priced for what it is. Everything else was great

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  39. User348919

    Des Moines

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Kaylie was a nice server. Boxing up leftovers tableside is a silly experience as it takes servers away from customers dining. Whomever thought this was a good idea hates good service.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Ruth’s Chris and have been there many times.Our most recent experience was disappointing.The food was great but service was lacking.Our server was spread pretty thin but when paying as much as you do for a meal at RC the expectation is that service should be top notch. She rarely returned to ask if we needed anything? Drinks were not refilled, we were celebrating a birthday- no mention of it from our server. We asked about dessert, she brought us 1 menu for 3 people. Waited and waited for our check.The fire alarm went off-false alarm and not the restaurants fault but there was no direct communication that everything was ok or how long they may continue to go off.We overheard someone say this was the 3rd time this week that they had gone off. A manager came and apologized saying a painter caused the situation. Overall it was not a very pleasant meal.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - West Des Moines is rated 4.5 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ruth's Chris Steak House - West Des Moines

950 Jordan Creek Pkwy suite 1100, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of Ashworth and Jordan Creek Parkway.
  • Neighborhood
    West Des Moines
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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