Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin

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OPENING SOON: This location will open on June 5.

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."

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vipTxdan
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always! Bartender was friendly and helpful.

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MikeT
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service from Jaden!!

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vipJodiA
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great booth, great service (thanks Colton), great date night. Only disappointment was the wine, the "special" bottle, the Caymus, was not robust enough for the streak. I'll stick with my own choice not the upsell next time. Not that it will stop us from returning, the food is pricey but amazing and worth every cent.

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PhilC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We ate at Perry's the previous night and paid approximately the same. The filet at Perry's was cooked perfectly, seasoned well and every bite was buttery and flavorful. By comparison, the filet at Ruth's was much firmer, almost dry (while still being cooked rare). The butter running from the mashed potatoes was enough to cover the plate in a layer of about 1/8 of an inch.

My wife and I were both very disappointed with the quality.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Responded on March 5, 2020

Phil, 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. Please reply to us directly with your contact information, including a phone number so we may speak with you further regarding this experience.

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vipMaryS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday. Food was delicious and service was very good.

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Gator16
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The steaks were good, they were out of salmon and the sea bass was inedible and sent back (it was too sweet and gelatinous in texture). The service was VERY slow, which they apologized for, but only at the end when we were already annoyed. The shoe string fries were thin very crunchy chips...like for topping a salad with crunch. We wish we passed on those. The fingerling potatoes and onions were delicious. Overall, too much money for a less than ideal experience. We won’t go back as there are better options for a filet.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Responded on February 28, 2020

We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. This is not at all the experience we aim to provide. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you

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jackk
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
53 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply superb!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely great! Food came out fast and was hot and fresh

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came for Valentine’s Day celebration. Late dinner at 10pm. We came and waited at the bar had a drink which was nice area to wait. We were seated at our table which was nicely presented. Now the food... I had lamb chops request medium i had to send back cause they were to pink. My date had the chicken roasted i believe is the name and it takes a longer time we were advised of that but it was a hour for food. When we got our food the waitress dropped the lobster tail on the carry tray then said “ I promise it’s clean” we waited a hour so we worked with her. The lobster tail was cold... like refrigerator cold. She said she would have a new one prepped and sent out. When it came back it was the same one just warmed up..that was upsetting. She ended up taking it off our bill. The chicken was very delicious. Good drinks also.
This wouldn’t stop me from coming back though.

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vipAustinste
Austin
92 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went t Ruth’s Chris after a show at 10 PM. I was surprised how busy it was. The tired staff did a great job of being friendly, efficient and helpful all night. I had the filet and it was great. We truly enjoyed the meal.

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JoshuaC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had a horrible experience on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant was not even half-full. There were (at most) 1/3 of the tables sat. We ordered top shelf drinks and food yet had to wait an hour and 15 minutes for our dinner. We were never offered bread, yet were completely starving by the time our food finally came out. We had to get up and find a hostess to find out what was going on. The steaks were medium well when we ordered medium rare- we (again) had to get up and find someone to mention that and they STILL didn’t offer to remake our food and it was borderline inedible it was so chewy and overdone- BUT, we were starving at this point so we ate. The spinach was bland- we had to (again) get up and go ask for salt because no one ever came by to see how things were. The hostess we asked to get us salt said “of course!.” 10 minutes later, when the spinach was now cold, we had to get up (again) and find salt in the bar. We basically waited on ourselves. If we could have refilled our empty drinks, we would have. It was not only a disappointing experience, it ruined our very rare, much anticipated date night. This used to be “our place,” but now, we will probably never go back. If they had been slammed and busy, I’d have been more empathetic. But we spent 250$ on a VERY disappointing and borderline inedible meal and the compensation was them comping one steak. The steak we left hardly touched on the table? Yes, that one.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. This is certainly not how we wanted your visit to go. We'd like to learn more -- please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number so that we can reach out to you directly. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The first table we sat at was unstable and we have to change tables. Afterwards the service was veryyyyy slow. The kale with ham side was horrible (has a vinegar and very salty taste, had to send it back and replace with asparagus). It took us 2.5 hrs to finally eat. I have never been to a Ruth's Chris and the service was that slow. Not sure if I will be coming back here.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you for your candid review. Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please reach out to us directly with your contact information including a phone number. Thank you!

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vipNixie
London
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was all cold. Service was off. Not the usual showing and certainly a disappointing evening

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Responded on February 15, 2020

Nixie, 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. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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vipKevinM
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We have been there many times the way back to the 90s. However, they were overwhelmed with Valentine's Day and it showed greatly. Watching guest from tables get up to get their own plates was a first at Ruth's. Propping the back door open to cool off the restaurant only to let the workers conversations and smoke into the restaurant near the back tables. No bread because they were low on butter. Watching the staff try to deliver food from one table to the next asking did you order...because they did not mark where the food needed to go. Giving up on desert and looking at the steak center as a meat mush that was over tenderized, that may be the last time we try on the exact Valentine's day.

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ToniD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Kitchen times were a bit slow. Our reservation was at 6. We were sat at approx 5:50 and completed all courses around 8:15. Server (John) was fantastic and the food was perfect.

It’s Valentines Day, so a bit slower kitchen times are to be expected, but we stared to feel like the entrees were really dragging and the manager came over and apologized.

All in all, a great meal in a nice atmosphere. We’ll definitely be back.

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JamesW
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We scheduled our reservation for 4:00 p.m. to avoid the Valentine Day rush and there were already quite a few patrons in the dining room. The hostess was very hospitably and immediately wished us a Happy Anniversary. Our waitress was outstanding and extremely attentive to my wife's special needs. She is in recovery from radiation therapy in her mouth and many spices, no matter how mild, can cause severe pain. She experienced no discomfort at all. The food was all delicious and they gave us a coupon for $25.00 off our next visit. I assure you that we will use it.

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AnneC
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I had a great experience here 13 years ago & we finally went back & the experience was just as great! Allie the hostess was very friendly & attentive in letting us know when our table was ready! She checked on us several times!
We enjoyed a drink at the bar while we waited a bit for our table. Our drinks were awesome! Our steak was perfectly cooked & our server John was awesome! He was very friendly & made sure our evening was perfect! He even treated us to dessert!
Thank you again for a great evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentines dinner
We had a wonderful time. Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Good food and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter John was great ! Food was awesome, our Porterhouse was on point! Only bad thing I can say was they don’t offer a military discount ! We flew in from California to enjoy Austin for an early Anniversary & Valentines weekend. My husband is deploying soon so we wanted a special weekend!

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vipKERI
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not up to the chains standards. Disappointing

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vipCWBK
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, John was excellent. Food was excellent, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My steak, undercooked. My boyfriend’s overcooked. Overall the meal was amazing but

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carbondale
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We very likely will never return to this restaurant.

Reasons why:
1) our Crab-stuffed mushroom appetizer was blasé. It was merely four medium size mushrooms topped with small globs of a lackluster crab mixture.

2) my wife’s serving of porterhouse-for-two was tough/ hard to chew, ( sirloin side ). How I wish she would have been served the tenderloin ).

3) our lobster mac-and-cheese was similar to #1

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vipTRAYI
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Beau was great!

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vipToofdoc
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was a superb waiter, and everything was done to perfection. We were a mixture of adults and teenagers, and the wait staff handled everyone's individual requirements perfectly. Due to weather forecast, there were many cancellations, so we felt like we had the place to ourselves, but never felt rushed to leave. Thanks for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary go to restaurant! Never disappoints!

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VanessaS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Our server and bus boy were both incredibly nice. We were seated 45 minutes after our reservation and our steak was tough (we both ordered medium). Overall we were both disappointed in the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were quite disappointed by our visit on NYE. We arrived 25 minutes early but were still not seated an hour later. If I had not complained at that point, I think we would have waited even longer. The hostess was rude and very flustered. The whole place was unorganized and seriously mismanaged. The service was grossly understaffed and slow. The food was very good, but unfortunately not good enough to make the visit a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a reservation at 7:15 and didn’t get seated until 8:30. The hostess were not apologetic at all.

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NickJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and bar staff were great despite how busy it was on New Year's Eve. However, our reservation via Open Table was not actually a reservation. Ruth's Chris does NOT take reservation for bar seating, despite Open Table offering the option. We waited for seats to open up at the bar and ultimately had a great meal and experience, but others should know for future reservation bookings.

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vipMichelle
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Decided to celebrate New Years early. Food was good. However the service was only decent. Our waiter was great when he remembered to get back to our table since we were the only occupied table in the area. The rest were seated at the bar. He was very professional, cordial and funny. Only wished he had paid more attention to us.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Responded on January 1, 2020

Michelle, it appears that your experience could have been better. We would like the opportunity to learn more and gain your feedback on where we can improve. Please consider privately responding with your contact information, including a phone number so we may speak to you directly!

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vipbigtexan
San Antonio
101 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood tower is an excellent choice for a large appetizer. Filet was perfect.

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klcheng
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a little problem with an extra long wait due to it being Christmas day and the restaurant was short-staffed. Food was below the normal standard as well probably because the kitchen rushed to make our order at the end. But the manager was very polite and took care of us by waiving the bill. We will be back on a different day, since Ruth's Chris has always been a great experience this experience was a fluke.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John, our server, was just wonderful. All of dinner was superb

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RobertF
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

My wife and I order the steak and lobster plates and both steaks were very under cooked. When we informed our server, he took our plates back to the kitchen and the chef put them under the broiler. When he returned with our steaks, they were BURNT on the outside. We decided not to send them back a second time, but my wife and I were extremely disappointed with the food. We eat out often at high-end steakhouses such as Vince Young’s Sullivan, Fleming's, and Perry’s to name a few; this was our only disappointment at this price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Miles, was excellent. The food is consistently delicious. This is our new favorite place for the holidays.

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StillLOVEthisplace
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel did a great job waiting on us. He was very attentive and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great but steaks came to the table late, not sizzling and a bit cool. Asparagus was overcooked and hollandaise was cold and coagulated. Definitely not what I am used to here. Disappointed.

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