Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia

4.4
1838 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. Broiled in a trademark 1,800° oven & served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, your steak is presented sizzling hot at your table.
Additionally, the menu includes select fresh seafood & other meat entrees, including seasonal specialties like foie gras, buffalo strip & scallops. A variety of fresh-cooked vegetables, including seven kinds of potatoes, salads, homemade desserts & an extensive selection of over 100 domestic & imported wines complete your dining experience.
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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 1838 people are saying
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EllieR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was professional and kind. Everyone was wonderful.

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FranklinP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This steak house is by far the best I've been to in a while. The ambiance is perfect for a date or anniversary. Although they are on the expensive side, the food and service are well worth it. Its not a place to go for a quick bite, but more of a place to relax and enjoy the people you are with. i Highly recommend this place.

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AshleyB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time and food as usual! Will be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was delightful, and wait time was very short and the Food….. WAS Delicious cause we ate everything ‼️‼️💪🏽❤️

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Sarah
Savannah
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration and everything was subpar and we enjoyed our special day. The seafood and chicken was prepared with great love. Our server Jennifer was outstanding.

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King
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Everything was good except the steak was well done, instead of med rare. Waiter saw and asked us this and he sent it back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very good and ambiance is quite

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HilarioV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and great food. Thank you for the wonderful dessert and making our Anniversary dinner something to remember.

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AllenH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was the best waiter ever. Will definitely go back

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likeasteak
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

ok meat, Harris Teeter grocery beef is better, R.Chris not wonderful, as it should be.

outback food is better for a third of the price

great service, lovely people and effort, many many glasses on the table, very clean' servers all over the place keeping table tidy

but $54 for a strip steak ala cart?

baked potato may have been microwaved, mashed potatoes not available?

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LisaC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

By far the worst Ruth's Chris I have been to. Very loud, crowded, moderately good food. Very disappointed in this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got seated quickly. The service was outstanding, Kenneth was thorough,attentive and very pleasant. All of the food we ordered was to perfection. I have no complaints.

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Np17
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The staff, and food were amazing

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RandallP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it, great food and great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rockie was a great server. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was great but service was poor. The guy would come in and go to every table but ours. We had to ask for refills for my son twice and poured our own wine since he never came back. Guessing he was nervous to come to our table because it took an hour and 15 minutes to get our food. We did have appetizers but the wait was excessive. We sat for 30 minutes with no food on the table and no one ever checked on us or our food. Once it arrived, food was great although steaks were slightly under cooked but still good. Very loud in the main dining area although our room was much more quiet, so that was a plus. I’ve been to other locations so I know this type of service isn’t typical.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was phenomenal as always!!! Ken’s customer service is out of this world! We will definitely be back!

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vipWinendine8
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating son going to USC. Everyone was great and super nice! Food was incredibly delicious!!! And our server was outstanding! She let us take our time and paced out our order. Sorry, I forgot her name…ooops! But she and everyone who helped her were terrific! So thanks!

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vipJohn
Charleston
61 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful celebration of anniversary! Shared appetizer of jumbo shrimp remoulade was delicious and enough for 2 people. Beef filets were done to perfection and so tender and deliciously outstanding. Chocolate sin cake (flourless) was wonderful.

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Sam567
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very courteous, expeditious, and thoughtful service. It was our anniversary and they made us feel very special. Our waiter Ken was phenomenal.

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tika
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Ruth Chris has always been the place that my husband and I choose to celebrate our anniversary’s. Well this 15th year anniversary was going to be celebrated at the place we love even although it was 1hr 15 mins away. The service was great from the greeter to our server. However, the food is not the best here. Hubby ordered lamb and man that lamb was salty as hell. My supposedly stuff chicken had no stuffing in it. I complained about mines because I expect to get what I ordered. Hubby hate sending food back to the kitchen so he ate his salty lamb which I keep saying, you have to say something, this place ain’t cheap so ask for what you want. This will probably be my last time at this location but won’t let this one deter us from others.

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PaushaunnL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The servers very nice and attentive and the food was delicious.

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StanleyC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was very disappointed with the clientele of the restaurant. I consider RC a upscale establishment but the clientele is what I would have expected at a fast food chicken restaurant. The atmosphere was more casual than upscale, but I guess that was to match the clientele

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from beginning to end is top notch! The waiters were courteous and made sure our orders were correct. The shrimp cocktail was delicious and was the best I've tasted in a long time! I ordered grilled Salmon and was also quite tasty. And for dessert the Apple Pie was excellent!

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CarlosP
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Ruth’s Chris! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the restaurant made it a memorable experience. We even received a complimentary dessert for the occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday there and everything was amazing. Ken our server was absolutely amazing. We will definitely be coming back to Ruth’s Chris and we will definitely be in Ken’s section.

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AshleeG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Took an hour and a half to get our food. Everything was excellent but that’s wayyy too long to wait for food

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vipDiner
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This was always the best service and menu, however not on Saturday. Our seating was fine but service was delayed. Our wine did not arrive before our Seafood Tower but both were excellent. Our steaks were not served without the sizzling plates and butter as requested. When we pointed the sizzling plates and melted butter she said she would correct it immediately. She returned with the same ribeye and T-bone on cold plates with the butter wiped off but no longer blue due to the sizzling plates. Our steaks were only overcooked but not the usual tenderness and beefy flavor. The cuts were subpar. My ribeye was not marbleized and chewy. My wife's T-bone was equally poor. The dessert was still good but the good start and finish is overwhelmed by the bad main events. This is a Steakhouse that we usually enjoyed.

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GREGORYA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a birthday with my love, had a great experience!

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BobC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always, the food was outstanding and the service was incredible!

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vipPhilA
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great wine list and superb steak

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday. Everything was awesome as always. Will definitely be coming back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on August 12, 2021

Thank you for your review! I am thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed his celebration and that we wow-ed you with our service. I'll be sure to pass your kind words of praise on to our team! We look forward to welcoming you in for another meal soon! Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waitress was great!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on August 12, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and review! Our servers can always be relied upon to go above and beyond. I'm thrilled to know that your night was so memorable, and I will pass your gratitude along to the team. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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vipfevre70
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have dined here twice. Dining room a little chilly at times but the food and service are great.

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CarlV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food quality is excellent, but prices are higher than warranted, in my opinion. Service was excellent, as well. We visited RC to celebrate our anniversary, and truly enjoyed most of the experience. Loud talkers at a nearby table made it hard to hear each other. Our server treated us to a complementary dessert, beautifully presented and bearing the label “anniversary” in cinnamon...very nice. The mini cheesecakes weren’t very good, but the thought was greatly appreciated.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on August 12, 2021

Carl, Thank you for the candid review! I'm glad to hear that it was an overall wonderful experience, with excellent food quality & service. However, I do apologize for the hiccups you witnessed, such as the loud ambiance of the dining room & disappointing cheesecakes. We appreciate this feedback & will keep it in mind for future celebrations. Overall, I'm glad that you had a nice anniversary & that we helped make a memorable evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Megan Cromwell, GM

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Thad
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exquisite!! Our evening was thoroughly enjoyable!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thad, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We aim to treat our guests to an amazing dining experience and it sounds like you enjoyed every aspect of your visit. We appreciate your feedback and hope to treat you to another experience again very soon! Best wishes, Megan Cromwell – General Manager

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Tom2001
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, but very pricey. Service was disappointing. Atmosphere or ambience was ok, but not what I expected.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on August 5, 2021

Hi Tom, thank you for reaching out regarding your recent visit. You have our sincerest apologies that your service fell short of our standards. We will be addressing these concerns so we may improve in the future. It is heartening to know that the food was excellent, but I would still love to personally apologize for the shortcomings of your visit. If you have a moment, please reach out to me at any time! Warm Regards, Megan Cromwell - General Manager (803) 212-6666

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

They were under staffed and it was very loud in there

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you for your candid feedback. Outstanding food, service, & value are things we strive for--& normally accomplish with ease! I apologize that the ambiance was not befitting of our standards. We don't want anything detracting from our dining experience, so I will be sure to more closely monitor the overall atmosphere & staffing levels. I would love to personally apologize & discuss your visit further, so please call me at your convenience Megan Cromwell - General Manager (803) 212-6666

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ThomasH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The wait staff was excellent. I’m just not sure that the food quality met the value of the price tag for the meal.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, Thomas! We are very happy to hear that the staff took great care of you! I will relay your concerns regarding the food to our chefs, as we strive to offer the highest level of quality and value with our menu selections. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at (803) 212-6666 if you'd like to share more details. Thank you for joining us, and we hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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Kindness4TheWin
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a really nice experience at Ruth’s Chris in Columbia. The food was excellent and our server was very friendly and professional. Like most steakhouses we’ve been to, the room was dark and the decor uninteresting, but the delicious meal made up for the lack of ambiance. Overall, we had a great dinner and would happily come back for another meal!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will join us again soon! We would love to earn that 5th star from you, so I will see if there is anything we can do to improve the ambiance of the dining room. But I am glad that it didn't detract from your meal, and we hope to serve you again soon! Warm Regards, Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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