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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
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (15)
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Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
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Hot Spot (4)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

We had an excellent server, his name was Michael. He provided excellent service and recommendations.

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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was good. Think the person who sat us could be better dressed and groomed, bartender was awesome. Food was great but overall worth $300...?

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Like the new renovations, especially in the bar/lounge. The restaurant is not too big, it is small enough to feel intimate and allow for a nice conversation. The steaks are always among Austin's best. Service is consistently good. Marco was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great as expected. My cocktail was awesome! Our waiter Vincent

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Upon seating us they did not offer us dark napkins and we both had dark pants on. When placing my white napkins in my lap, noticed that it was dirty so I gave it to the hostess and it took her a few minutes to bring me another one and once again it wasn't a dark napkin. I also saw at the next table that the hostess did have dark napkins for them but dropped one on the floor and proceeded to pick it up and still gave it to the diner. Pretty disgusting start.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome service. Awesome food. Me and my wife go there often..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding service and ambience. The food was good, but nothing special, especially for the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Went for husband's birthday. His meal was perfect. My lamb chops were over cooked but I did not send back. Everything else was just perfect!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Simply put, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is the best in Austin.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great time

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had one of the best steak meals I have had in years! Had enough to take home and enjoy the next morning also. And a free birthday cheesecake slice with ice-cream.
Yummy Yummy! I highly recommend Ruth's
Chris to all.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Birthday Celebration

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 on January 11, 2018

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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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Muy buenos Alimento y muy servicio el precio bueno

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 28, 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 28, 2017

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

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 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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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had a great time, I ordered all the sides so mom knew what I did as a prep cook for Ruth Chris Denver. Great to visit!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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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 (Oxford)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Hard to give this restaurant a bad review after so many great steak dinners, but when you ruin my Christmas Eve dinner with family, sorry- have to let you go RC. This has been our family favorite for years for Christmas Eve dinner. Booked a table for 6 at 7:30. Arrived on time and told there would be a wait. Bar area had been turned into dining area, so there was no place to sit and enjoy a cocktail. Not that we could get a cocktail! Only two bartenders, and they both ignored us completely for 15 minutes—no eye contact or acknowledgement that we were standing there trying to order, until finally my nephew yelled out “hey can we get a drink!”. Ten minutes later we had drinks, but no cocktail napkins. Bartender spilled part of my drink on counter and disappeared without handing me a napkin or wiping it up. Once again ignored completely. Hostess returned and asked if we would like to be seated immediately in the bar area. Uh NO! It’s Christmas Eve. Black tables cloths, cold, no atmosphere. Told her we would wait. Well 45 minutes plus later with no drink refills, we were finally seated in the back room - another add on I suppose. We have always been seated in the main dining room. No atmosphere here. Manager came over and told us to enjoy three free appetizers on the house for the wait. Seriously? Where were we going to go? I contemplated ordering 3 $105 Seafood Towers! Our waiter Clint was polite, but running in circles. I think we finally had appetizers at 9:30. Service definitely not up to the standards this restaurant has always offered, especially on holidays. Sloppy holiday planning on restaurant management’s part. We won’t go back next year. There are plenty of great steakhouses in Austin. Sadly, RC seems to be struggling to compete.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 22, 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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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 21, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on December 12, 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 9, 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 8, 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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