Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia

4.2
1761 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.
Ruth's Chris never fails to please!
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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 1761 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DalaysL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best dining experience we’ve ever had- and we have been to Europe, dined frequently in NYC. This is the BEST overall experience! Our server Stephanie (I think!) was so sweet and knowledgeable and attentive and didn’t bother us much but was magically there when we needed her! The wait was not long at all for our food or our table and we came for our anniversary- everyone wished us well and congratulations. They even had celebratory confetti on the table! This is THE place for celebrations! They were a bit pricey- but worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!

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SamM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent upscale restaurant. The portions were accurately described. The items we ordered were well prepared. Our meal was delivered with prompt courteous service.

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Blah
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Sent my steak back because I ordered medium + and it was too red and juicy inside... it was left way too long we actually had to ask the waiter to bring it... it came back as well done with a little pink and burned on the outside!!
Paid too much money for the food to have it be mediocre!!

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vipCarolyn
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carter was an exception waitor and service person last night! He was so attentive to our special request to have a quick pace of meal ordering and delivery as so many of our medical professionals were tired from a long day. I would like to request his table section again the next time I bring important customers out to dinner in Columbia. Thank you, Carter for a terrific night!
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CapreseB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience1

I visited Ruth Chris on several occasions but this location in particular was sub-par. The food was not up to standards of other locations.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brief wait to be seated, (due to our slightly early arrival)... Our server was very attentive and offered timely tips and suggestions... She was attentive throughout our meal.. Everyone ordered Ribeyes and they were prepared perfectly... The sides were excellent, I highly recommend the sweet potato casserole...
I definitely recommend, and will definitely return...

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MichelleB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my wife here for her Mother's Day dinner. She enjoyed her filet but the lobster fell just a little short it was a little bit under cooked, the potatoes were not as creamy as they were last weekend when we celebrated her Mother's birthday here and the cheesecake really fell short she said it was not fresh and she loves cheesecake. Once again her filet was great as well as my new york strip, bread was nice and warm and salad was mixed perfectly. Our server Kaylyn was awesome and so professional and attentive.

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KarenJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great graduation dinner. Our server Shay was perfect.

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LeighG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server (Ken) was outstanding. He made our experience fun & he took very good care of us in spite of being very busy.

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Graduation
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Location for this couldn't have been more convenient but gotta say, kind of underwhelming for the high price you pay. They literally nickel and dime you for everything. Draft beer? $10. Side dishes for 4 people? Almost $50?

I know it's a "high end" steakhouse but call it what you want, it's overpriced. Perfect if you're on an expense account or someone else is paying but definitely not worth the price tag.

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vipBobofsquan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We ordered appetizers, got them and the server still hadn’t taken our order. Two of our steaks were raw and it took 20 min to get them back. The 6 other people in our party had finished dinner by the time the two steaks came back. Very disappointed - have been to Ruth’s Chris many times and for the price and the time we spent there, would probably not return to a Ruth’s Chris again.

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JohnM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College graduation

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LauraC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My steak was undercooked then they took it back and it came back overcooked. They should have cooked a new steak rather than adding additional time to the meat. Disappointing experience. My waiter also carded me. I am 50 years old and was eating with my 19year old son and his friends. He refused to serve me until I found my ID.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The Bone-in-Filet was ordered medium-rare and was served more on the rare side. Nothing truly special about the cut. I expected the filet to be much more tender. The au gratin potatoes were horrible. They were mushy and the cheeses they mixed didn’t work well.

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ShawnH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. Management was attentive to ensure we had a pleasant experience.

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JordanA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service. Didn’t care for the lobster bisque but everything was top notch.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on May 1, 2021

Jordan, 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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Hall
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time and the dinner was emaculate. We enjoyed everything from dinner to the service. Extremely empressed

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on May 1, 2021

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was unusually bland and timing of food delivery was awful.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for your candid rating. I'm disappointed that your dining experience fell below your expectations, and I encourage you to reach out to me directly at (803) 212-6666 if you'd like to share more details. I want to be sure your concerns are fully heard so we can improve moving forward. Hope to hear from you! Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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ChristyE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome! The waitress was very friendly.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 20, 2021

Christy, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will join us again soon! Best wishes, Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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CarolS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service good, food arrived on time & cooked per requests. Would like to have had parking ticket stamped as no where else to park except in the hotel parking lot.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 20, 2021

Carol, thank you for your feedback and review! We appreciate your patronage and hope to know how we can further improve in the future. Please give us a call if you have any additional feedback. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm Regards, Megan Cromwell - General Manager (803) 212-6666

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will join us again soon! Best wishes, Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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jparrish1108
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our experience until the end when we had to pay. Check wasn’t split correctly and it took forever to get paid and leave. It was ridiculous!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 20, 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! If you have any further feedback, please don't hesitate to give us a call and let us know how we can improve. Best wishes, Megan Cromwell – General Manager (803) 212-6666

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HeatherT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as always!!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 14, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated her birthday and I made 2 request to make her night as special as can be and ask them to make additions what they thought would be nice. They went well beyond imagined accommodating my request by her special dessert plate with her name on it in chocolate drizzle the most romantic seat in there sat higher to over look the whole floor to complimentary appetizers and dessert. Thank you to our server ken the manager and location operator my wife and I had the best night of our 9 years together and that was all to the staff Ruth's Chris of Columbia South Carolina.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 20, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Went for a birthday and our waiter (Ken) was exceptional! Ken made us feel welcomed and gave many recommendations. His calming and helpful demeanor allowed us to brag on the service and recommend this establishment.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 20, 2021

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

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SamuelM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my fiancé were treated like royalty. We haven’t been out in a long time and we could not have picked a better place to dine. Thank You Ruth Chris for making me look good!

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vipEllenR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We love Ruth Chris and frequent their various locations, but we were disappointed this time. Food was ok and steaks were a little fatty. Ordered shrimp that was just ok. It may have been the pandemic, but we have had much better experiences. So going to chalk it up to an off day. Service was great as always.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 20, 2021

Ellen, Thank you for your feedback! I am very disappointed to hear that your recent visit fell short of our standards as well as your expectations. I would love to discuss your visit further to apologize and learn how we can improve in the future. Your feedback is invaluable so please don't hesitate to reach out to me at any time. Warm regards, Megan Cromwell - General Manager (803) 212-6666

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CherylSwanier
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The steaks were burnt and the baked potato was cold.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 8, 2021

Ms. Swanier, Thank you for your candid review. I am disappointed to hear that the food has not lived up to your expectations. Our prime steak is what we're known best for, & I do apologize that we didn't deliver on that reputation. I would value the opportunity to speak with you further about your reservation and personally apologize. Please feel free to give me a call at your convenience. Megan Cromwell - General Manager (803) 212-6666

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YolandaG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was subpar. The au gratin potatoes tasted like the box potatoes. Lamb chops were overcooked. Replaced with pork chop that delivered swimming in some sauce. Food presentation was below standard for price

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 7, 2021

Yolanda, Thank you for your candid review. I am disappointed to hear that the food has not lived up to your expectations. Our prime steak is what we're known best for, & I do apologize that we didn't deliver on that reputation. I would value the opportunity to speak with you further about your reservation and personally apologize. Please feel free to give me a call at your convenience. Megan Cromwell - General Manager (803) 212-6666

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LisaR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Ruths Chris. They never disappoint! Service was amazing! Great staff!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 7, 2021

Lisa, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The steak was over cooked. Cesar salad not cold and lettuce was wilted. Staff was excellent and gracious.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for your candid review. While I am glad to hear that our staff took great care of you, I am disappointed to hear that the food has not lived up to your expectations. Our prime steak is what we're known best for, & I do apologize that we didn't deliver on that reputation. I would value the opportunity to speak with you further about your reservation and personally apologize. Please feel free to give me a call at your convenience. Megan Cromwell - General Manager (803) 212-6666

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vipFoodie
Charleston
44 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This was our first time in a restaurant in over a year. It was my husband's birthday. The restaurant knew that. I had requested a booth, but when we got there, we were told we would have to wait 15-20 minutes for a booth (on a Sunday night). We had a 6:15 reservation, which I made in advance. No thanks, I'm not waiting on a booth. The restaurant was extremely noisy. The service was AWFUL. No attention to service whatsoever. We asked for a second glass of wine...it came 20 minutes later after I talked to the manager, who apologized and said he would check back on us. Never saw him again. We were there for nearly 3 hours. It took forever to get our entrees. We paid $325 for a meal for two. We have dined in many Ruth's Chris. This was the worst experience we've ever had at a Ruth's Chris. BTW, the food was excellent when it finally appeared, but does not make up for the crappy service. For $325, we will take our business elsewhere.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! I am very disappointed to hear that your recent visit fell short of our standards as well as your expectations. I would love to discuss your visit further to apologize and learn how we can improve in the future. Your feedback is invaluable so please don't hesitate to reach out to me at any time. Warm regards, Megan Cromwell - General Manager (803) 212-6666

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Horrible
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Horrible. Will never eat here again. Not worth the price.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! I am very disappointed to hear that your recent visit fell short of our standards as well as your expectations. I would love to discuss your visit further to apologize and learn how we can improve in the future. Your feedback is invaluable so please don't hesitate to reach out to me at any time. Warm regards, Megan Cromwell - General Manager (803) 212-6666

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ADunn
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had a reservation and had to wait over 25 minutes.
The food was way too salty.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 7, 2021

Hello. Thank you for your feedback! I am very disappointed to hear that your recent visit fell short of our standards as well as your expectations. I would love to discuss your visit further to apologize and learn how we can improve in the future. Your feedback is invaluable so please don't hesitate to reach out to me at any time. Warm regards, Megan Cromwell - General Manager (803) 212-6666

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service!!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will join us again soon! Best wishes, Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will join us again soon! Best wishes, Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made my birthday extra special

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your birthday with us and hope you will join us again soon! Best wishes, Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and the manager Brenten is first class! He embodies the spirit of excellence. Glenn our waiter was phenomenal as well!!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will join us again soon! Best wishes, Megan Cromwell - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 6th anniversary. They went all out. My dessert was delicious

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia
Responded on March 14, 2021

Awesome! Thank you for choosing Ruth's Chris for your Anniversary celebration! 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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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia is rated 4.2 stars by 1761 OpenTable diners.

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