About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia

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.
Ruth's Chris never fails to please!

Hilton Hotel
924-A Senate St.
Columbia, SC 29201
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Served Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM

Dinner Served Nightly:
Sunday – Thursday 3 PM – 10 PM
Friday & Saturday 3 PM – 11 PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(803) 212-6666

Website:
http://ruthschris.net/our-restaurants/columbia-sc/

Entertainment:
RUTH'S HOUR
Experience food and drink from Ruth’s Chris Steak House at prices that sizzle with savings. DAILY FROM 4 PM – 6:30 PM, exclusively in the bar & lounge areas.

Click the link below to view the menu:
http://ruthschris.net/menus/ruths-hour-menu-columbia-sc/

Catering:
Experience the sensation of private dining at Ruth's Chris and treat your special guests to an unforgettable dining experience. Here you will find a wide array of information to help guide you through your event planning process at our restaurants located in metropolitan Atlanta, Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama, and Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

It will be our pleasure to host your next party, meeting or banquet. To learn how, just visit us at: http://ruthschris.net/private-dining/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking at the front entrance of the Hilton Columbia Center.
Self-parking in city lot in attached garage behind the hotel

Executive Chef:
Chef Nick Piotrowski

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit us at http://ruthschris.net/promotions/ to view our special menus and events.

Private Dining

Featuring USDA Prime steaks, served with the signature sizzle and legendary hospitality, private dining at Ruth’s Chris is synonymous with refined taste, exceptional service and top-notch cuisine. Conveniently located in the Congaree Vista, Ruth’s Chris can accommodate groups from 10-220 guests.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia Ratings and Reviews

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (46)
Romantic (40)
Special Occasion (40)
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Good for a Date (39)
Business Meals (33)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Cozy (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Fun (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I tried calling ..it shows 187.50...it should be 177.50.....the bill I added wrong but the everything was right except the total...I added wrong.....call me at 803 261 7076....thanks for your help.....the waiter and the food were great

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing! Walked in and I was so surprise and happy to see such a romantic setting

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was exemplary even for Valentines Day. Food arrived on time and as ordered.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (大阪)·Dined 3 days ago

Great except table leaf was collapsing on my knee constantly!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was our 32 anniversary. Service was great and good amazing. At the end of the evening they gave us a créeme brûlée for both which was a nice touch. Wine selection amazing. Obviously will go back there

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·Dined 3 days ago

The truth of Ruth’s Chris is you’re paying for the experience. The staff is attentive and respectful, as well as incredibly diligent in making sure your evening goes well. The food is very good, but there are many other restaurants that provide similarly high quality and good tasting food for a fraction of the cost. Referring back to my prior statement, Ruth’s Chris isn’t the best value out there but overall is a very good choice to take that special someone in your life on occasion.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

Superb restaurant and amazing food! Love, Love! The service was still impeccable even on a busy day like Valentines Day!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

I had the worst experience ever at a Ruth's Chris restaurant this week. My college aged daughters and I have celebrated Valentine's Day with a lunch or dinner since they were in the 7th and 8th grades respectively. This time we chose Ruth's Chris because they have awesome lunch options. When we got there we were informed that they were not offering the normal lunch because of the Valentines Day holiday. So at 11:15 am our choices were only from the dinner menu. (i.e. Steaks, chicken, fish, etc--NO SANDWICHES) Rather than accommodating us, the manager suggested that we get up from our seat in the dining room and sit in the bar area and order from the "bar bites" menu. This is despite the fact that we were essentially the only ones in the place at that time.... I have eaten at the Charlotte Uptown location for years and have spent thousands of dollars there with my family and business associates because of their dedication to customer service. The Columbia location obviously does not understand or value that concept.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Nice evening. Great meal. Very tasty. Wait staff was very nice.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

The sweet potato soufflé is amazing. As it relates to the steaks, they’re good. To me, Ruth’s Chris may be losing their magic. Many more comparative steak restaurants are out there with better delivery for less.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We arrived at the time of our reservation (8:15), but we were not seated until after 8:45. The restaurant said they had no record of our reservation through OpenTable.

Most of the food was very good, but my steak was average.

For a special occasion (mother-in-law’s 80th birthday), the wait was surprisingly long and the service overall was less than we expected from Ruth’s Chris.

Will think twice before returning.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was ok, we didn’t receive our appetizer until after we received our main course. Had to ask for them still at that point. I believe it is way overpriced.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is not the first time we went to Ruth's Chris but apparently Saturday evenings the staff is overwhelmed and not in the best mood to attend to customers. It was also VERY loud. We had better steaks here before.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

WAITRESS was absolutely fantastic! Food Suburb Dinning area beautiful and Quiet!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had lunch with an old friend. Perfect location for conversation.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

That place was nice and the food was great!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Took my daughter after daddy/daughter dance for special date night. Got seated at 7:45. Waiter Tony was awesome! Steaks finally came out at 9. Both steaks ordered med well but came out well well done. Tony apologized and sent back. Second time filet was even more well done then first time. Todd the manager came out and apologized and comped the meal for our inconvenience. Also a date across from is was wearing very provocative clothes where her entire breast were revealed several times and made my daughter very uncomfortable. Also lots of F words coming from that table. Was not the experience or the memory Inwas trying to create w my daughter. I have been here several other times and had no issues. Not sure if I would go back again? Tony and Todd were very kind and at least they tried thier beat to right the wrong.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Have eaten at Ruth's several times and this was my only somewhat disappointing experience. The steak was not up to standard, the shrimp and grits had sauce poured over it and the normally great Au Gratin potatoes were very average.
For the price you expect a wow factor, and on this occasion there was no wow.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Unfortunately this was the first negative experience I have had a Ruth Chris Steakhouse. Our party consisted of four people, there for a business meal. Our wait time, most likely due to a large party in the back, was almost one hour. Service was lackluster at best. Water was refilled but as a group we were hardly checked on the entire dinner.

Food for two of the three was undercooked. The last steak was overcooked. Lobster add-ons were not great, although Shrimp was out of this world. Sides were great as usual. Creme brulee was terrible, hard and cold.

We discussed our experience with the Manager, he was apologetic but didn't make up for it in any way.

With so much great food in Columbia, we'll save money next time and go to some of the surrounding resturants that ended up being much better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was fabulous as always, but there must gave been something going on behind the scenes because the service was very slow.

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

My husband and I dined as we were traveling and passing through Columbia SC, we have gone to your restaurant in Pittsburgh several times. It has been awhile since we have eaten there so we made a trip there. I was very disappointed when I ordered a cocktail which was pricey and was brought about 2 Oz's. Of the drink in a shaker. My husband actually thought it was an initial pour and they left the shaker which wasn't so! Our bill was over $250 which is not a surprise however I probably would have ordered another drink or 2 if we weren't price gouged for the cocktails.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our first visit here, so we were excited! $300 down the drain. Worst dining experience in years. Hubs and I both ordered steaks (of course). Hubs medium, me med rare- both came raw. Server acted like we were at fault. Sent them back, mine returned still raw in the middle. By that time (there were other issues w our meal that caused my salad to come w the steak- and more!), we weren’t hungry any more and asked for food boxed and the check bc had to hurry to pick up kid. Server then disappeared for over 30min and we had to track him down. Hubs and I both had stomach issues after. Will not return.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, Great drinks, Great ambience and Great times!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our 55th wedding anniversary and Iwanted somewhere special for the occasion. Ruth Chris was perfect, our waiter ;Jaimie (sp) was fantastic and food was very good. Overall, this was an excellent experience and will certainly do it again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

To have two servers per table and only one of three tables in the restaurant for lunch, I would have liked better service and for the tables to be sat further apart.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I enjoyed the food, as it had been years since I came to Ruth Chris for restaurant week. Would like more choices for the specials, as there was both the Prix Fixe and a seasonal menu, and I would have loved to mix and match the two to pick the things I loved from each.

All food was good, except the bread pudding with the Prix Fixe. I thought the dessert would come out warm, but it was cold, bready, and hard to eat. Other than that, the rest of the food was good, even the au gratin potatoes, which I've never really liked until I tried Ruth Chris' version.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Would have been fantastic except calamari was cold and greasy. Hard to mess up an appetizer but my guest did not want to say anything so it just went to the trash un-eaten.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We chose Ruth's Chris my birthday. Birthday was noted on the reservation. The hostess even asked who's birthday it was when we arrived. Nothing 'Special" was done. The website states that if you tell them it is a 'Special" occasion that they would arrange a "Special" dessert. This is the 2nd time OpenTable was used and was told it was a "Special" occasion and nothing was done.

The food and ambiance were very nice. The food was delicious. But we were disappointed knowing our request was ignored.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My husband and I went to Ruth’s Chris steak house to celebrate our anniversary and birthday. Our food was delicious, our server; Ken, was excellent and attentive to our needs. We enjoyed the menu provided during Restaurant Week. It could not have been a better choice. The petite fillet was cooked to perfection and the whiskey bread pudding was oh so yummy. I highly recommend this restaurant. We plan to visit again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Ordered a medium rare ribeye. Received a well done ribeye. Manager was called to table. He ordered another ribeye medium rare ribeye for me. I got back a beyond well done ribeye. Left the restaurant without getting an steak at all. Also ordered the fried lobster appetizer and got a glazed broiled lobster appetizer. In a nut shell the service and kitchen management were horrible . This is coming from a regular diner at Ruth Chris all over the nation.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Filets’ were “normal” for Ruth’s Chris-i.e., outstanding. Gumbo excellent and authentic. Balsamic tomatoes and mozzarella salad was very good.
Waiter up-sold me on fresh sea bass as “the better option today” when I selected salmon to begin with. That was disappointing; seasoned and cooked well but fishy taste. Bread pudding on the dry side. Out of local brewery beer featured on the menu. Red wine was superb

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food and great service! Perfect place to stop in before USC home games.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The server Bryan was very good. I enjoyed the customer service that he provided

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The occasion was celebrating life of a friend and her bucket list. It was a lovely evening with good conversation and food. Our Server Evans and those working with him were customer focused. My friend really enjoyed her night out of celebrating life.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was good, but not great. It came out very hot which was nice. Unfortunately the food wasn’t worth the price. The atmosphere and service on the other hand was fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Place was great, however it was a little cold inside on this occasion. My wife had to wear her coat to keep herself warm.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The service was very commendable. The restaurant staff was understanding and accommodating when my date's arrival was delayed. The valet service performed a wonderful "recovery" for me when I mistakenly left a present in my vehicle. Also, Ken, our server, was very prompt, courteous, and sociable. I will request him upon my next visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I really enjoyed the customer service as well as the food. I have been a customer at Ruths for many years. Moreover, their breakfast is very well structured. I recommend anyone to dine at this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent experience the service was impeccable our server was on point if you’re go to dine here his name is Bryan do your self a favor and request him

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food and service is excellent like always. I have been going to this location since 2011. Chef Charles represents excellence. Dr. Kevin McClendon

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