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.

Specials

Ruth’s Happy Hour @ the Bar

Special valid Oct 17, 2017 - Feb 17, 2018 all week from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Ruth’s Happy Hour @ the Bar

Special valid Oct 17, 2017 - Feb 17, 2018 all week from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Details

Join us for Ruth’s Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl Happy Hour and experience Ruth’s Chris Steak House at prices that sizzle with savings. Visit http://ruthschris.net/menus/ruths-hour-menu-columbia-sc/ to view the menu or to learn more. Excludes Tax and Tip. DAILY FROM 4 PM – 6:30 PM. Take out orders are not available. Special valid Oct 17, 2017 - Feb 17, 2018 all week from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Let Ruth’s Chris take the stress out of Thanksgiving. Enjoy a traditional turkey feast (Adults: $39.95 | Children: $12.95) or celebrate in sizzling style and order from our award-winning menu.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

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

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

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.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

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 2018 in sizzling style.

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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4.4

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4.5

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4.3

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3.9

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (27)
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Business Meals (21)
Romantic (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Groups (11)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

My husbands birthday. Adam took excellent care of us!

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·Dined 6 days ago

First time at a Ruth's Chris and I cant wait to go back. My husband and I went out on a date night. Both loved our petite filets. Best we have ever had! Excellent service. Only thing i would change is that it was freezing in the restaurant. My husband had to leave his coat on the entire time. My coat was not something to eat in so i had to put it over my lap and freeze. The steak, sides and creme brulee were all delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was friendly but uneven, our server was young and not the level of professional that a restaurant charging this much should have on a Friday night. Bread was brought 15 minutes after we were seated, Caesar Salad had virtually no dressing on it. Steaks were presented on plates with splatter marks all around the food.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Cocktail party.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Never fails to please, well worth the money, great staff

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Now this is what a steak should taste like! Filet with a horseradish crust was outstanding! My friend's ribeye was equally as good, so we shared! Highly recommend the crab beignet starters! Very tasty and light with great crab inside. Sides and dessert were also excellent. My friend ordered from the petit meals but I ordered a la carte and we were both more than satisfied. Atmosphere was very relaxing and enjoyable but I wish there was more strategic lighting - I could barely read my menu. Will be coming back here though as it was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Really bad Strip Steak, barely average Filet. Far, far below expectations for the premium price. It just can't always be this bad, but this time it sure was. Hope you have better luck than we did, but luck shouldn't have anything to do with it at an upscale steakhouse. We have dined at Ruth's Chris all over the East Coast many times, and it is usually perfection. This was very disappointing.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Exquisite! The overall atmosphere for this restaurant was excellent! Very high class and sophisticated with an easy to approach steakhouse feel. Certainly not a place to go everyday, but certainly worth going!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Same as we’ve come to expect from Ruth Chris...good food, service and quick.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Parents weekend

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We did have a few glitches. My husband's steak was undercooked. Mine was perfect as was my daughters. The fact that his steak had to go back for additional cooking was not a great outcome. Also, the waiter spilled a bit of beer while pouring. These two mistakes resulted in the server providing a desert on the house and also comping the beer so thought that was excellent. The food was really delicious. too bad these two small problems occurred. otherwise would be a 5 star review.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very loud/very crazy energy in this restaurant. Couldn't even hear the waiter. I know the steaks are "prime" but from a health standpoint, I don't really think bragging about "corn-fed" steaks is much to brag about! (I'm a local food/grass-or-pasture raised gal!) Anyway, the waiter was good and helpful (even though we couldn't hear him over the noise)... The restaurant had no charm (just a busy cafeteria feeling) and the vibe was one of an overrated hotel bar to me. Lots of people in shorts and t-shirts. Not a romantic or special night out. If you like corn-fed steaks and sides (like sweet potato casserole!) you'd enjoy it. We really were just scrambling to eat on a busy weekend in Columbia. I'd give this "experience" a 2 out of 10 and the food a 5 out of 10.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Highly priced but very mediocre meat cuts. Should be better for $60 per portion (no side dishes included). No dry-aged meat on the menu, claimed marbling did not materialise. Disappointing for the money.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was spot on.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very quiet atmosphere. Food was delicious and your servers (Tony and Bryan) were awesome. Well worth the drive and price.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Celebrating a one year anniversary of open heart surgery.... how better than with steak! Ruth’s is a favorite, so why not!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was my partners birthday. He was already surprised that I actually planned something for him... This just took it over the top. So, thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I have never been disappointed with my visits to Ruth's Chris. The food was great. The wait staff was great. Overall, a great experience.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We dine at Ruth's Chris for our annual steak dinner. If you're indulging in a once-in-365-days meal, why not make it the best , right?

We each had the petite filet: seared crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. The broccoli side is steamed beautifully - tender crisp and bright green. My husband loved the baked potato - plain - with moist inside and chewy, flavorful skin.

Our server Nate was attentive and skillful. He knew the wines and brought tastes of a couple to help me decide.

All in all, a special evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This wasn't the fine dining experience we we looking for. It was merely expensive dining. My wife and I have dined at several other Ruth's Chris restaurants. Our expectations we not met.

We dressed up as we do for fine dining. It wasn't necessary. Many of the male diners wore T shirts and shorts... Really. Women were dresses similarly. There was a couple next to us with a child wearing a baseball hat backwards. So much fo atmosphere.

The food wasn't up to the restaurants standards either. My 16 oz ribeye was very fatty. About 1/5 of the steak was wasted to fat. My wife and I ordered Caesar salads. They forgot to put Parmesan on mine. My wife ordered creamed spinach. It was slightly warm. The shoestring fries were served at rom temperature.

Our waiter was okay. Once dinner was served he disappeared until it was time for the check. No one asked how we liked our meal.

Definitely not up to this chains standards.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was awesome and staff treated us like royalty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent as usual. Great service. We enjoy coming here often.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Ruth Chris and plan to make it once a month. Very nice experience for our first time visiting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Properly prepared and cooked steaks. Great impeccable service by Ken.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This was our fifth or sixth fabulous meal in this wonderful restaurant. Always excellent service, delicious food and wine! It Is the first place we go for a special meal when we visit our daughter at USC! Love love love!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was to the usual high standard, but what made the wvening was the service from our waiter, Ken... He was excellent. Wine list is extensive (almost too much so) and although a little pricey, has a good mix to fit any pocket.

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 (London)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Good. Expected the steaks to be more tasty.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great restaurant, service, food but way overpriced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great atmosphere for special occasions. Food and service was excellent. Thank you to the professional staff for a great evening

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

An absolutely wonderful meal. The service was excellent, the staff friendly, and the atmosphere was elegant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

AMAZING FOOD!!! THE ATMOSPHERE AND EVERYTHING WAS JUST GREAT. WE REALLY ENJOYED EVERYTHING AND PLAN TO VISIT AGAIN SOON.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

I took my husband there to celebrate his 80th Birthday. It was very special and the food and service was excellent, our waitress "Jenn" was excellent. All of the wait staff was very professional and customer conscious. We were able to have a quiet conversation and enjoy our meal without. It was very romantic. Thank you

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had an enjoyable experience. Service was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Had a great time!, our server was attentive to our every need without being overbearing, great ambience and the drinks were superb!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Although I am a frequenter of Ruth's Chris across the country, I was slightly disappointed by this location. The usual adherence to some level of dress was noticeably absent. Also, my dining companions food was improperly prepared. However, it was very promptly rectified. Our server was friendly and informative. She was also incredibly slow. It was a busy night though and I will chalk her long lapses to that. Overall it was a decent experience. It was just not what I am accustomed to from this establishment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Steak was not cooked as ordered, not typical for a Ruth Chris.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Dinner was fantastic as always. Jessica was a terrific server, not missing a thing! We were there celebrating our daughter's graduation from basic training and it was the perfect ending to our days with her !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food for the money paid was disappointing. Expected exceptional and did not get it

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