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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin

Looking for a reservation? Call us at (512) 477-7884 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Ruth's Chris Austin is hands down the finest steak house in the capital city. Whether you would like to host a private gathering, relax in our lounge, or treat yourself to the best steak around - Ruth's Chris has it all. Come on down and see for yourself why the Austin American Statesman awarded us "Best Steak in Austin."

107 W. 6th Street
The Scarborough Building
Austin, TX 78701
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lounge opens nightly at 4:30pm.

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 477-7884

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/austin

Executive Chef:
Angel Lopez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.5

service

4.4

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4.3

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4.0

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81% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere. the service is excellent and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place for a steak. It isn’t cheap, but reasonable for the quality of food and the setting. It is noteably quieter than similar steakhouses in the area and great for a couple looking for a tasty meal while focusing on each other. We were there for a date night with my wife. I didn’t make special arrangements before hand other than clicking “date” on the open table reservation. There was some subtle heart confetti on the table which added a very nice touch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

First time dining here for a special Anniversary dinner. This is not a kid friendly restaurant yet a group with small screaming children were sat by our anniversary table. We asked to move. Then we had the most underwhelming dinner of our lives. Filet didn't even look like a filet it was flat and salty and lacked flavor. Eddie V's and Steiner Steakhouse much better. The lamb chops were covered in salt the first time and were remade and the second order all 3 lamp chops were cooked at 3 different temperatures, rare, medium and too well done. Manager and Executive chef both apologized and did take it off our ticket but this is unacceptable. The lamb chops lacked flavor and were mostly fat. The sizzling hot plates are stupid and because there is hot oil it pops. So hopefully you aren't wearing nice clothes otherwise you will have grease stains on you. Gimmicky and unnecessary. The wine list is marked up 300+% . 2012 Jordan retails for $50 and you can get 1 glass here for $52! Thats ridiculous. The only great thing about the evening was we sat in the lounge and they had a mediocre live jazz band (bass, piano, vocals). We will never go back. Not worth the $$$

Tags: Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

I was a little disappointed in the flavor of my petite filet. It was not up to the usual standard. Lobster Mac was excellent as blue cheese wedge.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Muy buenos Alimento y muy servicio el precio bueno

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Worst dining experience ever. We came to celebrate my husbands birthday. Three of us ordered filets and none were cooked properly. We asked for them to be cooked more which they did and were still not correct. We were treated very rudely and told to leave. Never visiting again. When you are paying $$$ for food you expect to get what you want.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our reservation was not honored. Asked to wait in bar that was freezing. We came for the obstetrics and there was none left but tails. Not the same. The Chateau Simard was well priced and our server Rachael was delightful. Still this was our annual holiday family outing, always at Ruth’s Chris and we were very disappointed. We will not be going back.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Parking and valet was great. Arrived about 30 min early and checked in with the hostess. We were told we would be seated when they were ready for us, so we went to the bar. About 5 min after our reservation time I went to the hostess and asked how much longer until we were sat. She then told us we would be sat after it seemed like she realized they forgot about us.

Our waiter was knowledgeable and nice. My steak did not come with the added toppings. The manager came by and apologized for it. At the end of dinner asked for a cup of coffee and the check. All I received was the check.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We arrived 25 minutes early and were seated right away. Service was great. We asked for hot chocolate which was not an available beverage, but our server found a way to get it for us. 8 of us had 3 shared meals and 2 full meals. All was served hot and delicious without confusion.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was amazing and we both had a really good time celebrating her birthday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and service was spot on 😊 our waitress was very friendly and helpful and had good sense of humour which is nice and relaxing for both the customer and sever . Overall we had a lovely trip to Austin and one of our favourite restaurants 😊

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Healthy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It took an hour and a 1/2 to eat. The restaurant ran out of filet and bread. How do you run out of bread?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My family and I made reservations here for Christmas Day however they were running behind in their reservations and we were made to wait at least 20 minutes. But we made it work by having some drinks in the bar. Upon sitting at our table we were told by the server that they were out of quite a few items but we weren’t bothered by that either. Our server, Tanner, was AMAZING! Really nice guy and totally made the experience for us. Because when it was time for the food all of the steaks weren’t cooked to our order. Med rare became well done, medium came out medium rare... etc. Management was very gracious and comped the steaks for us. We’re chalking it up to an overly crowded night.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This our 3rd Christmas dinner here and we always enjoy the great food and outstanding service! Steaks cooked perfectly, wonderful sides and the seafood tower is amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We ate at the Austin Ruth's Chris on Christmas Day at 4:45. The food was as delicious as it always is at Ruth's Chris. The problem on this occasion was the service. It was very obvious that the restaurant is not used to handling the crowd that was there for Christmas dinner. Every table was full and continually turning over from our arrival until our departure. Our server was harried and kept apologizing for mistakes being made. He was certainly pleasant enough, but he was unfamiliar with the menu and overworked to the point of being unable to give us the attention that Ruth's Chris is famous for. Our drinks took too long to arrive. Our first courses arrived promptly, but while our plates were still half-full, our entrees arrived! His clearing of the table was sporadic - we had a party of five, and most times, plates were cleared only in front of some of us. In terms of service and attention to detail, it was not what we have come to expect from Ruth's Chris restaurants. We did not blame our server, though, because the management obviously placed him in an almost impossible situation. With most everyone having a reservation for Christmas dinner, the management should have been totally prepared for the numbers of diners they were to serve on that holiday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic birthday dinner. Would definitely recommend for any special occasion. Top notch service.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Host staff disorganized, rude. Hostess didn't turn around to answer me after saying, "ma'am?" 5 or 6 times because she was texting.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Ruth Chris is now what I consider a classic. It doesn’t disappoint. Always great food and friendly service. For the week before Christmas, it was full and noisy, but, I give it an A+

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We always go for the filet, best beef. The ambience is casual and not too loud. Didn’t give 5 stars because we waited 45 min for a table.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had a party of 8 gathered to celebrate my father’s 88th birthday. Guests ranged in age from 3 to 90 so we booked a 5:30 reservation, assuming we would be out in 2 hrs easily. We were there over 3 hrs! Service was painfully slow. Ordering process, food delivery, desserts out at 2 different times with about 10 minutes between them. Even getting the check was slow. We spent over 900.00 (including tips) for a great steak dinner with horrible service. So very disappointed as this was not our first time at Ruth’s Chris. Won’t be going back for a Special Occasion again.
~L. Cameron

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We decided to enjoy happy hour before taking in a show at Bass Concert Hall. The food and service was amazing. Thank you Hector for your outstanding customer service!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our waitress Megan was awesome. Food was great. Best place in Austin for a NY steak and a ribeye. Great wine selection. Wonderful evening. Great place for a wonderful dinning experience.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great restaurant We love the steaks and Augratin potatoes. Go there whenever we are in austin

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great time!! Great service and great food.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was great. Ask for Vincent and he will take care of you.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Birthday celebration!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Incredible service all the around.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I made a Thanksgiving reservation for 2. We just moved to Austin from San Diego a few days ago, so this is one of our 1st dining experiences here besides Uchi. The place was emptying out at the time we arrived 7:30ish, we were seated at a table by the exit door in the back room on the left. It was freezing there, please never let them seat you at that table in the colder months. We had to put on our jackets to eat dinner after waiting 15 mins to have our order taken. There was also a large group that was super loud in the room singing kids sing along songs, like even the adults. Onto the positive (singular) The food was good and consistent, I’ve been going to Ruth’s Chris since I was probably 15 years old with my family, I’m now 36 and it’s always been consistent.

The fact that they sat us in the freezing cold exit door table just kind of ruined the whole thanksgiving dining experience for us, we just wanted to eat as quick as possible and get out of the place.

We dine out a few days a week for dinner, so hopefully this isn’t the Austin norm. Will most likely dodge the Ruth’s Chris going forward. Cheers

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Another great visit to Ruth's Chris! I can't remember the last time I had a bad dinner here as its pretty consistent. I had the surf and turf with the ribeye and 2 lobster tails and it was great as always.. My girlfriend had the filet and we shared a few side dishes.. It was on Thanksgiving as well and all the servers were great! Our main server Megan was great and really funny..

You can't go wrong with Ruth's Chris!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My family’s second year to spend Thanksgiving at Ruth’s Chris! Food was delicious! Service was great thanks to Megan!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Go to Restaurant for Thanksgiving Lunch...have been there four years in a row. Awesomeness!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food and service. A little noisy with some of the kids, but not unbearable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A very mixed experience. I first dined at Ruth's Chris more than 30 years ago when they first opened in Houston. It was different with the sizzling plates and robust service. I've been to this location several times in the past 5 years and I just do not love it. From the second we walked in, all of the staff knew our names and greeted us accordingly - a very nice touch. The waiter was very friendly, informative and professional. He took our orders and the team approach from the staff began and things got off track. The appetizers were fine and served correctly. However, when the main courses arrived, the steaks were each served to an incorrect person. As the plates are too hat to touch, the steaks had to be reshuffled. In the past the waitstaff at steak houses have asked us to cut into the meat to see if it is the correct temperature. That did not happen here. Mine was slightly over cooked and was tough. Throughout the course of the meal we were invisible to the waiters. It was very disappointing.

I think there are better options for steaks in Austin. This may have been out last visit to Ruth's.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great& the service was excellent. Usually just go for special occasions, but had a gift certificate & I decided to use it with a friend.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Their cooling and heating suck! They crunch you into a space. My fam went here for a special holiday meal and the put a table of 8 next to the door, did our split meals super sloppy, no hot butter plates if you share and attitudes are weird from servers. This sucks compared to the same chain in Cancun, Vegas, Atlanta, Seattle, Miami or the like ... bartenders can be good but if you stay longer than waiting for your never ending wait for your bill, they ask you to move off the bar to ‘other area’ even if you just spend $250!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server Megan was great and very personable.food was well prepared and presentation was great. Overall we enjoyed our time and our meals.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food . Bad timing with the reserves.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Sometimes customers get in the way of Manangers worried about which section they're going to seat people. Hello!!! I'm a customer, I would like to spend a couple of hundred bucks with you tonight!!! Would you a least acknowledge me!!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was not at the level of Bob's or Vince Young. Think the time for Ruth's is past. Staff was wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service left a lot to be desired! Substandard of the fame the chain generated. The waiter brought the food before we had finished our salads and expected us to lend a hand to clear the table!

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