Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston

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An iconic American steakhouse with New Orleans flare, Ruth’s Chris delights steak enthusiasts around the world with their custom-aged, USDA Prime steaks, served with their signature sizzle and legendary hospitality. Whether you are looking to treat yourself to an extraordinary cut of steak, such as the classic New York Strip, or you simply want to unwind with a handcrafted, vintage-inspired cocktail, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the perfect place to indulge your senses in sizzling style. Conveniently located in the heart of Market Street, Ruth's Chris offers private party accommodations for 10 - 80 guests. Reservations are recommended.
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Kick off the holidays in sizzling style. Celebrate the season with friends and family at Ruth’s Chris Steak House this Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Give yourself the gift of a stress free Christmas, with dinner at Ruth’s Chris. Open Christmas Day, our sizzling steaks are sure to become your new favorite holiday tradition.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Enjoy our festive Steak & Lobster feature alongside a glass of bubbly and ring in 2020 in sizzling style.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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TF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas party

J
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Excellent dinner.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you James for leaving us a five star review! I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another top-notch meal! Warmest Regards Christine Bennett

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AS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our thanksgiving dinner at Ruth’s Chris was perfect, as always. We even got in a little earlier than our reservation time. We felt welcome right away and appreciate the staff taking time away from their own festivities to be there.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you April for leaving us such a great review. I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future for many more celebrations to come. Warmest Regards, Christine Bennett

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving with the family. Our 2nd time doing this. Will definitely return another year!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving us such a great review! I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed everything and look forward to having you back again soon for another great meal. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for leaving us a five star review! I am thrilled to have your support and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another great meal. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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LC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to pop in for the busy Thanksgiving holiday. To handle the number of diners, they had opened the room reserved for private parties. At first we were placed at a table in the corner where the two chairs were facing into the corner. It was not too busy at that time and we requested to move to another table. The staff was great and we did recommend reconsideration of the placement for that corner table. There was a wonderful traditional Thanksgiving meal as well as all the items on the regular menu. The staff was wonderful as we noticed they paid particular attention to the special requests of each table near us. It was a little louder than we normal like however, with the number of families dining in that open room, we thought it was reasonable. We would recommend this Ruth's Chris Steak House in Charleston at any time of year.

JF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The traditional Thanksgiving meal was one of the best we've had. A great choice if you're not cooking for Thanksgiving but want to take family out for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Jerry for your positive review! I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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DW
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good late lunch (@ Thanksgiving)! Certainly will return for the full RC experience at dinner time! Nice “quality” and excellent service from our waiter, “David”! Well done!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you David for your positive review! I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another top-notch experience. Best Regards, Christine Bennett

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RC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family went had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. The food and service was incredible as always !

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you Rob for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. I am thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving day celebration with us, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future for many more celebrations to come. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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AK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Class Service, ambiance & food were on our menu for Pre-Thanksgiving Holidays! Our choice was Ruth’s Cris Steak House, Charleston, SC. We are treated & serviced like Royalty! Thank You to the Staff!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you so much for your support Aleene! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another top-notch experience. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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EH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Started with mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat - superb, Caesar salad, 6oz filet with lobster tail followed and then dessert - bread pudding and cheesecake. Had a heart evening.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you Ellison for leaving us such a kind review. I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another top-notch experience. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was impeccable. Scott was great!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five star review! I am glad to see that everything was wonderful and look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another great experience. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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D
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

This was our 3rd time with issues at the Charleston SC Ruth Chris. We are done with this one.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you David for your candid feedback. I am beyond disappointed to hear about your experiences at our restaurant. I can assure you that our primary concern is providing the highest standards of food, service and gracious hospitality to our guest - things we normally handle with ease. So that I may personally apologize and make the situation right I encourage you to reach out on my direct line. (843) 793-4224. I hope to hear from you soon. Best Regards, Christine Bennett, General Manager

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent and reliable place for a special meal. The bartenders made us feel special. The service in the restaraunt was great as well. The food was top notch. We always consider the other fancy Charleston establishments but we often decide you simply can’t miss at Ruth’s Chris.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 24, 2019

Thank you Jeffrey for leaving us such a great review. I am thrilled to have your support, and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future for another top-notch meal. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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HB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

host were not friendly like most locations. Our waitress talked to other servers while we waited on her many times. Some of our food was cold and some wasn't cooked long enough. Shocked seeing how their other locations have been 5 star.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you Heather for your candid feedback. I am beyond disappointed to hear about your experience at our restaurant. There is no excuse for what you described in your comment, and is definitely not a reflection of our highest brand standards. So that I may personally apologize and make the situation right I encourage you to reach out on my direct line. (864)-412-7845 I hope to hear from you soon. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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SI
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at a Ruth’s. The wait staff was extremely attentive. The bartender was confused by the request to get the “dirty rocks” with the martini and included ice in the martini. Then when they tried to fix it, rather than make a fresh one, they just removed the ice, serving a less than full drink.

The sides were great. We all had the filets. They were very tasty but not the same very tender quality you receive at a Morton’s or Smith & Wollansky’s.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you Stephen for your Candid feed back. While I’m glad to hear that the wait staff was attentive I am disappointed that your meal and bar experience did not live up to our highest brand standards. So that I may personally apologize and ensure you give us a second chance to make a great impression I encourage you to reach out on my direct line. (864)-412-7845 I hope to hear from you soon. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I expect steak at this price to be far more tender, without the gristle. Yes, they heat the plates but the baked potato was not hot. I guess I expect more from a $200 meal...

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you Jim for your candid feedback. I am disappointed to hear that your meal did not live up to our highest brand standards. So that I may personally apologize and ensure that you give us a second chance to make a great impression I encourage you to reach out on my direct line. 864-412-7845 Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service. Experienced and helpful waiter. Calamari was outstanding. Ribeye was saturated in butter. Could not taste the steak at all. I had the bourbon shrimp added to mine and although the shrimp was ok, they ruined the steak due to the excessive use of butter. Fingerling potatoes were bland. I expected better for the money spent.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. While I’m glad to hear that the service was great I am disappointed to know that your meal did not live up to our highest brand standards. So that I may personally apologize and ensure that you give us a second chance I encourage you to reach out on my direct line at your convenience . (864)-412-7845 I hope to hear from you soon. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, Director of Operations

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LR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Taylor was amazing ! She went out of her way to make sure we had a good night!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you Lori for taking the time to leave us a five star review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future for another amazing meal. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, General Manager

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Server was very good

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five star review. I am thrilled to have your support and look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another fantastic meal. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, General Manager

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, you cannot beat Ruth's Chris for a superb meal and service. It is however pricey but worth splurging on special occasions.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you Ken for leaving us a five star review! I am thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future for another amazing meal. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, General Manager

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OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth Chris is the pinnacle of steakhouses. Large wine selections and cocktails start you off. The blue cheese crusted filet mignon was an”11” ! The creamed spinach and cheesy au gratin side dishes were served family style so there was more than enough for two to share. Face it, it’s expensive, but if you are looking for an outstanding meal- a memorable time and 5 star service, this is it! Creme Brûlée topped it off.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such an outstanding review! I am thrilled to have your support and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future for another top-notch meal. Best Regards, Kirk Watkins, General Manager

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RW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. Edwin, our server, and his helpers were courteous and attentive.

BB
Oklahoma City
48 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around as expected!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was polite and very attentive. Thanks and see you soon

m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at just past peak dinner time, we were seated as soon as our party was complete. Bartender checked with us to make sure we were all set to go to dinner, nice touch. Service was very attentive. High marks to our waiter, Scott! We asked a couple of questions about how the steaks are prepared and the what is the difference between ribeye and strip steaks (for the benefit of our young guest mainly), All in all we had a great meal.

ES
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as always. Would recommend to everyone especially if you want to impress someone.

LJ
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

steak was cooked perfect. great value from the value selection. my wife choose this and was more food for less than what i choose! i got the 8oz filet for 49.00 she got the 6oz filet with 4 shrimp for 45.00 and it came with a salad and dessert. bring your own wine for a 15.00 cork fee and you will save a ton on wine.

HG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

First, let me say our server, Tomica, was excellent. Very attentive and friendly. Now, on to the bad. I requested a booth when I made the reservation. Although the restaurant was near empty, they tried to seat us in a booth next to the kitchen door. The food was below average. BBQ shrimp were a little fishy tasting; and the steaks were bland/under-seasoned. The strawberry shortcake was laughable. A stale piece of cake with strawberry jam spread on top with a few pieces of strawberry. What a disappointment. Ruth's isn't what it used to be.

KD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

If this was my first time to a Ruth Chris, I would not go back. As it is, I would not go back to this location. Food quality was poor, there was no ambiance to the bar area or main dining room. Service was good, but everything else below standard.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Large event was going on and took the attention, ambience, and service away from the limited amount of regular customers.

SS
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Birthday dinner for my 17 year old son and me- we share close birthdays and my husband surprised me with the evening alone with my teen to celebrate. My son’s filet was good. The server had a great attitude and was on top of it. Everything else was incredibly disappointing.
Dining room had just a few smaller tables filled, and one large party of 6 when we arrived. The lights were full blast and we were seated in the middle of what felt like a dining hall. Incredibly quiet, no mood or ambiance.
My wine glass was finger printed and the glass smelled like dirty dish water when I drank from it. I didn’t want to start the night off complaining so I lived with it.
The seafood tower for 2 was a smattering of very small pieces of crab (4 pieces the size of my thumb-no joke), 2 cocktail sauce-sized cups full of shelled blue crab, and the equivalent of about half a lobster claw/leg plus 4 large prawns. The shrimp was still slightly frozen in one bite. Not at all worth the price.
My son ran out of water. It was eventually filled, but mine was not.
Our food came out timely. The steak was nice and he devoured it. My sea bass was cold (even on an 1800 degree plate) and the butter on top was not melted. It was not flaky throughout and probably wasn’t cooked through. I didn’t send it back- waiter busy. My son was enjoying his steak.
The lobster Mac was good, but not hot. Cheese was melted and there was more lobster on top than in our whole seafood tower- but milk was under the macaroni and it clearly hadn’t been warmed thoroughly.
I ran out of water. Had to ask for it, and then it quickly came straight from the tap- no ice. My son wasn’t offered more water.
Our birthday dessert was disappointing bread pudding, dry and flavorless. And we were charged for dessert even though they were kind enough to write happy birthday on the plate. Odd that wasn’t comped.
We definitely won’t be returning. Price tag of $250 before tip, and not even up to chain restaurant standards.

JM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back. The food, staff and ambience were wonderful. A gluten free menu made my night so simple and my meal was delicious. Thank you.

MG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion that kind of got over shadowed by the long wait. After being seated, we sat at the table for 15-20 minutes before we were acknowledged by a gentleman who still wasn’t our waiter. Once our waiter for the night introduced herself we thought things would be smooth sailing, but it wasn’t. The waiter Tomeka was extremely nice, but was stretched thin between all of her tables. Our drinks went without being filled and the dessert was forgotten. Ruth Chris is one of our favorite places to dine and we would like for that type service not to happen again of to anyone else.

F
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable experience, great customer experience and the food was wonderful.

BG
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was only surpassed by the service we received from Kevan. She was great! Fried lobster, NY strip and Rib eye were absolutely perfect. Crime brûlée for my wife’s birthday was also excellent and a nice touch being complimentary.
Great dinner!

B
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The bisque was not good but everything else was great

AL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not prepared as ordered; service was very, very slow so I did not send it back.

J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Had a reservation for 8:00 for my girlfriend's birthday. We had a show to attend at 10:00, so getting seated at 8:30 and finally receiving a bottle of wine at 8:40 was not ideal as we then had to rush our order and scarf our steaks in record time. Thankfully the food was great and our waiter was very understanding of our schedule, but I was pretty disappointed in the wait time despite making a reservation a week in advance. I've never had this issue at other Ruth's Chris locations, not sure that I'll return to this one.

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