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

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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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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

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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

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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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87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
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Business Meals (16)
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Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My husbands birthday. Adam took excellent care of us!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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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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