Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin

4.5
1251 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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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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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1251 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. The only negative was the ranch dressing tasted like mayonnaise.

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vipRachelG
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner and it was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Trip

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Travlznomor
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Ruth’s Chris has a special meaning for my wife and I. The experience was great as always.

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vipFoodie
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food quality was not up to the usual excellent standards. The steak plates were not hot and we had to request an extra one and the asparagus was overcooked. That said the service was outstanding.

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JohnM
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding drinks at bar to start off the evening. Very friendly staff & old school steakhouse ambiance. Food was superb-steaks cooked perfect.

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donna
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary this was a great experience . The food was delicious, it was quiet, the server Mel was so warm and friendly. Really great . Will go back.

JB
JBwithR
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience I enjoyed my birthday and the free bread pudding the calamari and lamb chops were fantastic

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AllysonG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was very disappointing our server was very sweet.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Responded on June 22, 2021

AllysonG, thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We always want your meal to be perfect so you can focus on enjoying your experience. We will work with our team to improve and hope to welcome you in again soon.

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LuisC
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the dining experience but believe the quality of food was not commensurate with the price of the same.

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vipBusinessDinner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my daughter and son-n-law for lunch on Father’s Day. The staff, atmosphere and food were excellent, great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Steak was under cooked. No flavor. The service was great. Our server was very professional, friendly and attentive.

Knowing that it was my wife’s birthday celebration they sat us in the back even though there was a nice corner seating in the front.

We have been to Ruth Chris several times and this was not the experience we are typically used to. It was very disappointing.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Responded on June 14, 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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Austin68
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner! Kelse, our server, was awesome!

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PattiA
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for State championship softball, and were please with shirt notice reservation accommodations.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

First crusted steak came out well done when I asked for med rare, second crusted steak came out crust-less with the heap of garlic on top as of it were an afterthought. Paid for the meal and left hungry! Extremely disappointing, will not return. #TRASH

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner of filet and lobster which was cooked perfect! We also had a delightful waitress named Megan who made our evening even more special! She recommended a delicious wine that paired nicely with our meal. We enjoyed the evening so much and will be back soon and will ask for Megan again!!

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viperikh
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As dependable a 10/10 experience as they come

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DebbandMike
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outstanding service from EVERY staff member we interacted with during our dinner yesterday evening! We were in Austin to celebrate our daughter’s graduation and it was a memorable experience thanks to the friendly staff! The food was delicious and perfectly cooked! From the valets, to the hostesses, to all of the wait staff... at every turn, we received kind words and greetings! We absolutely love eating at Ruth’s Chris and we highly recommend this location!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We typically visit once a year for our anniversary or my wife’s birthday. This visit was for my wife’s birthday. Our meal was excellent. She enjoyed blowing out the candle on her desert. Thanks for helping me make her day special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it & our server Kat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The place is just pretty basic inside. It looks like a fine dining steakhouse, nothing stand out or amazing. The servers were super nice and helpful. They didn’t forget anything or get any part of our order wrong. They were definitely the highlight of the whole restaurant. As far as food goes, for the amount of money we paid, it wasn’t all that amazing. I’ve had better more flavorful steaks at much less expensive restaurants in Austin. They do have a very good dirty Martini though. So that’s a plus.

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Krsherwood
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food; however 2/4 orders were messed up in terms of degree of cooked meat (Medium Filet not sure if by service person or kitchen).

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great Mother’s Day family dinner.

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vipdeenam
London
28 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always excellent filet and tip
Notch service. Reliable
Spicy shrimp and wedge salad also very good

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vipheretostay
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

For the price you pay here there are so many other places to go where the experience is above and beyond. The drinks were just ok, for old fashioneds they are still using regular ice cubes and it looked like a coke. For a $15 drink you need to up your ice cubes. The food wasn’t anything special, my steak was cooked perfectly medium rare but the taste of everything just wasn’t that great. The creamed spinach was bland, my steak was ok tasting and the creme brûlée was pretty good. For $300 though I will not be coming back. Also the amount of people in there that were wearing t-shirts with logos on them was alarming. I’m ok with causal but really it looked like a lot of people just rolled out of bed to go to dinner. The service was good, our waiter was attentive, the waiter who brought our food though, he bumped the plate and my crab fell off the steak on to the plate, totally fine things happen, some of it fell on to a napkin on the server tray. He took a Spoon and started scooping up things that fell off back onto my plate. Just everything seemed unprofessional here.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
Responded on May 2, 2021

heretostay, 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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vipRobertE
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

First steak was well done instead of medium rare. The replacement steak was not up to what I expected from Ruth’s in texture or taste. When they took my steak back they also took the lobster tail leaving me with nothing to eat. This was my first meal inside a restaurant in 13 months and I chose Ruth’s because of its usually high quality. I was very disappointed. I’m 61, grew up in New Orleans for my first 15 years and started going to Ruth’s when it was in a house on Broad Street.

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LewisThorn
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food ans service! A safe bet in Downtown Austin.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not impressed with the food quality

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vipVonnieS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overcooked steaks. Server was good and ambiance totally enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was truly the best steakhouse experience we have ever had. Our server, I believe his name was Mal, was very pleasant and took care of us very well. Every aspect of the meal was fantastic, and we will definitely be back when we are in Austin!!

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PaulS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Bad steak quality over overcooked

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GlenH
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The “background” music was WAY too loud, to the point of being obtrusive. The service was indifferent, far below our previous experiences at Ruth’s Chris. The side dishes were a disappointment and the coffee, like the service, was far below Ruth’s Chris previous standards. But the steaks themselves were excellent and prepared perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe Inside our waitress was amazing and the food came out quicker than I expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great weekend getaway in Austin with great food at Ruth’s Chris steak house. The valet parking was a bit of a mess but other than that it was a fine.

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KathyH
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & food.

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RonD
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decided to go to Ruth's Chris Steak House for a date since we had $100 in gift cards. The food was okay. I've never seen Alaskan King Crab Legs as small as those served. The waiter took our appetizer order and brought them back and randomly set them in front of people.

At the end of the meal, the manager came and said our gift cards couldn't be accepted because they are a corporate store and you can only use them at franchise stores.

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Debkgibbs
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening!! Our service was excellent. The osobucco ravioli was delicious!

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin is rated 4.5 stars by 1251 OpenTable diners.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ruthschris.com/giftcards/?utm_source=OT&utm_medium=online&utm_campaign=flashsale.

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.

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