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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Boston

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Boston, MA 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.

45 School Street
Old City Hall
Boston, MA 02108
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Cross Street:
Tremont

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 742-8401

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

Catering:
Ruth's Catering in Boston, MA - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.

Parking Details:
Valet (only available at night) is $21 per vehicle. A public lot is also available on Washington Street, PI Alley Parking Garage.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
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Romantic (24)
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Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
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Happy Hour (4)
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

I was a bit disappointment with the service and overall ambiance. While the waiter was good, he was not great nor provided excellent service. There were many times were we waited for a long period before he came over to check on us.

Also, we sat towards the back of the restaurant and had several broken glasses not to far from us. On one occasion glass particles hit my 5yr old.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a great time at Ruth Chris but didn’t feel well the next day or the day after. We contacted them but they never called us back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I was stuck in the basement - a small "banquet type" room is what I felt like. I was at one of two, two person table among large group tables with shooting people people. It felt like I was a Hooters. We just ordered quick and ate as fast as we could. We were unable to have a conversation. I booked the reservation days in advance - guess I needed to say put me somewhere nice instead of the dungeon. Total bummer. I will never go back and pay those prices for that.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wife’s Birthday

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lovely! We split the surf and turf special. The lobster was cooked perfectly. We had ordered the steak medium plus and it came out closer to medium rare, but it was delicious!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were very rushed. Our drinks, bread, appetizers & dinners all came within a 5 minutes, by 3 different waiters. Our waiter, though pleasant, got busy with another party & dismissed us. We asked for a bottle of sparkling & lime & someone quickly dropped one glass of club soda with lime & a straw. We had 7:00 reservations, paid our $250+ bill by 7:42. Furthermore, The valet said our car was ready, however, it wasn't there & we had to wait 20 min out in the cold. Terrible experience all around.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Staff was professional and attentive. Special recognition for our wedding anniversary. Food and presentation was superb!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

5 out of 5.

Only thing we missed out on was they will cut your food if you ask them too.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

4 of us went to dinner to celebrate a special birthday. The hostess/greeter was not very welcoming but efficient. I found the seating comfortable but a little close to the other tables. Which made it a bit noisy and without ambience. We had at least 3 servers at any given time-although we asked for more bread and never received it. The food was phenomenal and worth the trip-and I would go again despite the expense (we were prepared for that). We paid in cash with a gift card. Someone other than our waitress retrieved it. And she returned with it-asking if that was what we left! And there was cash and other gift cards. This upset us greatly thinking the other waiter was pulling a fast one on our waitress. It was a little disconcerting. We gave the wait staff our valet tickets but there cars were not retrieved until we went out and asked for them ourselves. Basically she didn’t do anything with them.
Basically we liked the place nice enough-loved the food-and thought the service was okay, nothing outstanding. Again the food was phenomenal!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was excellent as always!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

There were mice all over the restaurant!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As always the steaks were perfect, Cooked perfectly and unbelievably tasty

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was very good but seems a bit formulaic. The prices are quite high and the whole evening did not feel welcoming. Everyone was polite and responsive but we were just four more customers at a chain and not four people welcomed into a special experience. For these prices it should be more special.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We’ve enjoyed Ruth’s Chris restaurants throughout the US but was very disappointed with the quality of the steaks and level of service. We ordered a NY Strip and Filet both disappointing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food at Ruth’s Chris is always great and I have been to locations all over the country. The service at this location, and I have been there six times, is lacking. I am not sure if it is the culture of the area or other reasons. As a person who actually worked at Ruth’s Chris for years as a youth, training has definitely changed.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner at Ruth Chris and it was terrific.
Our waiter Alex was the best. A gentleman all the way.
Food was good and the cocktails were excellent.
We will be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent steak and accompaniments. Very nice atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Absolutely amazing ! From the wine to the food to the service ♥️

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My reservations were at 7:30 didn’t get seated till 8:15. My filet mignon was fatty !! Which it shouldn’t have any , we have dined at Ruth Chris all the time but I️ was very disappointed with this one in Boston , the hostess was not pleasant either . Not sure if I️ would return 😟

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The atmosphere and staff was excellent. I have been several times and always had great service and food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Ruth's Chris continues to offer some of the best steaks around in a casual but sophisticated environment. There are extensive wine and cocktail lists. Service is impeccble, friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Bartender/Server Serge was wonderful and helped to make our anniversary night. A true asset to your restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great dinner as always, this location was in an old City Hall, and was really neat. Food was delicious as expected.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

excellent food and settings if you get a table in the main room
which has a much better acoustic

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have been here multiple times and every time have had a great experience., except for this past time. The host was the piece of the experience that ruined it for us. She made no attempt to greet us or even look up at us. After I said hi and told her my first and last name she asked me to repeat it which I did. While looking at her list she once again asked me for my name. After she checked us in both myself and my guest went to the bathroom and came back maybe 3 mins later. And the host once again gave me the same lackluster amount of energy. She also once again asked me for my name 3 times to get me checked in. It was one of the worst checkin experiences I have ever had at ANY restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was good in the beginning but as the restaurant got filled, they seemed to forget our table

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 42 wedding anniversary and were certainly not disappointed. We were greeted by very friendly staff and when told our table was already
ready for us, we asked if we could go into the bar for a relaxing drink beforehand and they had no issues at all, so we knew right away we were not going to be rushed at all. Bartender was very nice and prepared a special martini for my wife and an outstanding gin & tonic for myself. After a relaxing time we went in to be seated and were taken to a nice table near the window overlooking the front entrance. Our waiter could not have been any better, Martin let us relax, explained everything in detail and joined in with conversation. The manager came by on several occasions to ask how our evening was going, which was nice. Never once did we feel rushed, which is what we were looking for. It was an excellent evening and we will certainly be back in the very near future, not because they gave us an unexpected desert on the house which was fantastic , but because of the way they made you feel welcome; and oh, the meal was worth every penny.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great steak, never disappoints. Setting in the Old City Hall is very unique

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time there. We were going to another restaurant but for bad reviews, we chose Ruths. We were not disappointed. The food was fabulous and our waiter Marin was very attentive and pleasant. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Another dinner with friends from overseas. And again impressed.
Food quality perfect. Waiter was a great guy, always there when necessary.
Steaks to the point and my wife said the fish was the best she had in her life.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ordered a seafood pyramid appetizer for the table, it was very expensive and very good; problem was our main meals arrived 2 minutes later. I do not want to think about how they kept our meals hot for the 15-20 minutes it took to eat the shell fish

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very crowded tables, my chair was hit all night by staff. Food was OK, not the quality of other Ruth Chris restaurants I have visited. Both my husband and myself had over cooked steaks. The other couples drinks were incorrect all night and they told them several times that it didn’t taste right! They finally figured out that they were being given a flavored Crown.Bartender forgot his glasses??? With the choices of restaurants in Boston, this would not be my pick of places to go. Convenient to our Hotel, got seated early!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our waiter was phenomenal.

HOWEVER, and I would have said something but it was our ten year anniversary. The male hostess with the black kinda long hair was rude— not taking my name.... speaking as if I should not have been there and told us to wait even though we had a reservation and turned away... sorry to have bothered his time.... outrageous.... will not be back and nor will all my clients and that is unfortunately true for you

And god forbid he could taste his greasy head and say goodbye then purposely see us and out head down

Disgusting display to have in our anniversary .

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and service was great, great ambiance as well!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The steak was excellent, however the French Onion soup was not very good at all. It a had almost a sweet burned flavor.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was amazing! Hashbrowns are SO worth a try and the steaks were perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was great as usual. SerbcSome lights were out in my seating area. Couldn't read the menu or really see the food.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food, Great Service, interesting venu...BUT Concierge (greeting staff)poor. Restaurant advertises valet parking but upon arrival there was no one on duty... Staff could not tell us where we should leave the car or with whom. Upon leaving after dinner they could not tell us where to meet the Valet or where our car might be. very disinterested in helping Really off putting. I know the Valet service is NOT part of the restaurant, but if you advertise the service then you should know about it and be courteously helpful to the guests...and by the way parking in Old Boston is a ZOO. It will be a while before we will want to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We have been coming to Ruth's Chris for at least five years every birthday we celebrate for my husband. Always delicious, always accommodating. We had a wonderful time again with year with our daughter and her husband.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We've been coming here for years and for the first time my review is mixed.
Firstly, thank you to the manager for ensuring we got got a quiet, romantic table for our anniversary. Martin, our server, was excellent, as were our steaks, however the shrimp was just average and the lobster mac & cheese was watery and flavorless. For the price, and the caliber of this restaurant, these sides should have been perfect but were far from it.
The special anniversary dessert we were offered was very nice.

Tags: Romantic
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