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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based on recent ratings
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4.4

service

4.4

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4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Romantic (27)
Business Meals (24)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Notable Wine List (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
People Watching (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had dinner reservations for New Years Eve and opted for a table in the bar area instead of the dining room. Great choice! Lively atmosphere with same great service! Perfect start to a great evening!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Was here for New Year's Eve date night. Food was great and it made for a nice evening. We did have a couple of issues, though. First, our food came at awkward times - we were eating our salads and appetizers when the steaks arrived. It was way too early and it was weird to have to send it back to wait. Second issue was that the plates weren't wiped off before serving. It was a bit surprising given we were at a fine dining restaurant. Overall, it was a great evening, our server was great, and we'd go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent place, ... service was above exceptional

Tags: Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great food and service nice options on wine as well

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food and atmosphere...good for special occasions

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was quite good as expected. Wine is overpriced. Service was adequate. Waited a long time for water and first glasses of wine. Room is quiet..rare in restraunt these days.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent ambiance, food and service!!!! The staff was awesome!!!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Have dined here many times for personal and business. I very much enjoy their steaks and
the sides are absolutely delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was a special event in the sense that my two adult children and one granddaughter were together for the first time in a long time. Ruth's Chris is always my first choice for such occasions and we have yet to regret our choice.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The last two times we have been to this location we have had bad service & some of the meals were cold. No sizzling plates for several people in our party. The filets had gristle and were the cap of the filet instead of center cut.
There were several items added to our check that we didn’t order.
Just a bad experience for our last two celebrations!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We dined with Ruth Chris’ for Christmas. Austin was our waiter and he was fabulous and made nice recommendations. We both enjoyed our dinner and tried the sweet potato casserole with vanilla ice cream and frangelica. I wouldn’t have ever paired them together, but it was delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My husband and I were delighted that Ruth's Chris was open on Christmas Day! Thank you! Our steaks were very tender and well seasoned. We both ordered medium well filets. My husband's steak was actually cooked medium, and my steak was well done; but we chose not to bring this to the server's attention since it was a holiday which likely presented challenges for the kitchen staff. The mushroom couscous side and the mashed potatoes were both a bit heavily seasoned with garlic for our taste. We would not order these sides again, but It would be nice to have an option to Ruth's Chris' delicious French fries.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food, as always, was very good. Perhaps it was because it was Christmas Day the service was really stretched. Unsweetened tea turned into sweetened tea, water glasses remained empty, and follow up to food preparation was non- existent. All in all, not worth the premium price unless the whole experience warrants it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was the best we ever had at this particular Ruth Chris. Past visits were disappointing but on this night Brian and Jessica were extremely helpful, attentive and pleasant. We enjoyed ourselves very much and the food was perfect! Thank you!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a wonderful evening with BBQ Shrimp appetizer with bread. It was Devine. We had a fried lobster bites with a Thai sauce that was good too. The Filets and RibEye steak were melt in your mouth, and sooo flavorful even with just salt and pepper seasoning. The table shared several sides that were also delicious.

A quick bite in the bar is also a great idea before or after events at the Colonial Life Arena.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

My dining experience was great. My waiter, Tony, was absolutely wonderful. He made sure that I was taken care of the entire time I was there. The food was delicious and exceeded ny expectations. I would dine here again and also recommend to others as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Usually is awesome, but last time the ribeye steak and the Shrimp was with the that frozen meat taste. Hope next time will be good again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The steaks were by far the best I’ve ever had and the servers were friendly but the sides were luke warm and my meal included dessert which wenever got because it was taking so long....the servers only came around about once every 30 minutes but when they did they were extremely friendly ....the steaks were worth the money but everything else was disappointing considering the amount of money that was spent

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Ken was our server and he, with his team, were outstanding . It was my partners birthday. He was greeted as a special guest, treated to a delicious shrimp appetizer and a special dessert compliments of the house. This being our first visit, we were excited to be served a Ruth's chris steak. The ribeye and the filet were delicious but not exceptional in flavor. This is not a romantic place for dinner. By 7:30pm the dinning room was very noisy with lots of foot traffic all around. We paid for fine dining service and got it. The next day I discovered a mistake made on the check. I called and it was taken care of promptly. We'll go back to try some other items on the menu but will sit in the bar where the noise level and more casual dining seems appropriate.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We were sat next to a table with a child, who even though she was adorable, pretty much screamed the entire time they were sitting next to us (they left right at delivery of our main course). The thrill of Ruth's Chris is the sizzling plates and the delicious steaks. None of our plates were sizzling and one of the steaks was definitely overcooked. That steak was taken back, prepared appropriately which was appreciated but you could tell there was a higher quality of that cut, the plate was sizzling, and the taste of that steak was much better than the previous ones. I feel that for a restaurant of this quality and price, all the cuts should be similar and care taken to cook appropriately. I hesitate to recommend this location due to the experience but hope that it was a one off experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Incredible service, food was amazing - as usual. Highly Recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The service we received from Chris was sub par to say the least. I’ve never received such poor level of service. We were in town from Atlanta, and have dined at the Centennial Park location , and received excellent service. Based on our dining experience this past weekend, I can’t imagine ever dining with you all again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Ask to be seated with Ken.. very attentive. His recommendations are on point.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I was disappointed, and didn't think this matched my usual experience with Ruth's Chris. The wait staff was excellent, but the delivery of food was slow. I had a tomato/mozzarella salad, and there was no balsamic dressing on it, so it was very bland. I ordered a medium filet steak, and found it rather tough. All in all, given the price, I didn't think it measured up.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent establishment for any occasion . Love the hosts friendly disposition, all the servers are top notch.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We came for my Wife’s birthday with a party of six. The food was exceptional and the wait staff was excellent. Will come again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

As always, Ruth's Chris does not let you down. Of course, we had steaks. The bbq shrimp appetizer was very nice...even the bread is memorable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Joseph, our waiter, was great. Very personable and even gave us a take home dessert because it was my birthday. Great meal. Everything was fantastic!!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Drive 5 hours to have Thanksgiving dinner with the family There must have been a “disturbance in the kitchen” ; the food started off with salads. The salads look like they didn’t have enough lettuce to go around so they skimped on the portions.

Then the meal came but not all at once. 3 of us got our meals while the 4th person didn’t get his Cowboy Ribeye for over 20 min.

As far as the meals : one persons was perfect as ordered

The turkey dinner looked like they ran out of turkey. Threw some shredded white and dark meat leftovers on the plate and served it.

The large filet was undercooked and looked like they rushed it out

The cowboy bone in ribeye was 20 min late to the table and was very undercooked. Even though it came on a hot sizzling plate the meat was cold to the touch

Not what you would expect from a high end steak restaurant

The manager and server were apologetic and even took ribeye steak off the bill.

We have enjoyed wonderful Thanksgiving meals at Ruth Chris’ in Richmond VA in the past and were disappointed with the food quality on this visit here in Columbia. It appeared that the restaurant overbooked and the kitchen was overwhelmed. The staff was pleasant and attentive but the meal certainly was not the quality we expected

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving Special was AWFUL, just awful. The stuffing was too salty to eat, one bite and done. The Turkey consisted of carving scraps, not a single slice, not one. Having spent 32 years in the Food Service Industry I'm positive there was 2 ounces of Turkey, no more. The liquid Cranberry tasted medicinal, like clove juice. The mashed potatoes were served cold, not even warm. Couldn't get a bread refill . Lisa seemed overwhelmed but still professional.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service from management. The prior evening they were able to accommodate two additional to our party and called late that night to confirm. Was there for Thanksgiving with family. Food was good, however Service got progressively worse throughout the dinner.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

As usual our Thanksgiving meal was wonderful, service excellent, will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was my first time but it definitely won't be my last. We had such an amazing time.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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