Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in San Diego (Del Mar), CA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and views!

DP
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job, thank you so much!!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded a day ago

We are so glad to hear this, Don! Thank you for leaving a great review!

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L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, Good Service

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott was AwEsOmE!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Scott, was great. He was attentive, had great recommendations & was very friendly. In fact, the entire wait staff was great! I think it was Brandon that always kept our waters full & bread on the table. I would definitely recommend the Del Mar location to anyone looking for a great dining experience with awesome food!

LM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice experience. We felt welcomed and food was fantastic! Thank you.

CK
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat!

P
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are regulars there but the The food wasn’t as good as usual this time.

PT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The only issue that we experience was that we asked for our leftover meals, but were never returned to us.

Other then that , everything was great.

KM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great. The service lacking. Our waiter Luis was not having a good day and we suffered the consequences. Service was rushed. He wanted us in and out of there. He missed part of our order and by the time he came back to see how things were going it was too late for him to put the order in. We passed, as we were almost done. I wish we had the waiter on the next table. He was pleasant and service minded. I'm very disappointed in the service. The food was very good. I would hesitate to go back, though.

S
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

We have dined here several times before. We have attended wine maker dinners as well. It is a beautiful space. That is until restaurant week when we were shuttled upstairs into a horrible space with dirty carpet and fold away tables and chairs; it looked like it was a space used for events and NOT for regular dining. The space and the guests were not what we were used to seeing at any Ruth’s Chris. Huge tables of multiple guests. Service was decent as always but it felt like a machine. I understand the concept behind Restaurant Week; however our experience was NOTHING like when we have dined in the beautiful space downstairs with the gorgeous view. Not to be an elitist but was was a very poor very uncomfortable experience for us We are not inclined to return at all after being so poorly treated

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and the service

l
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great celebrating my birthday there. We had great service and food was excellent.

ED
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our yearly visit during restaurant week. Always a great time with great food and service.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Requested a table near the window or a booth a week prior for my birthday. They tried to seat us in their awful upstairs banquet room with neither a view or a booth (and smells like sterno). After a bit of a wait we were relocated to a lovely table in the main room. Unfortunately the waiter Tony was pushy on appetizers and then not very attentive in general. Ruth's Chris is not new, it's not our first visit by any means, and we know what to expect, usually. Tonight was sub par.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded 6 minutes ago

We know that celebrations are special moments, so we are concerned to hear that your recent experience wasn’t what you were expecting. Would you please contact us directly and share more details with us in a private message? Please send your contact information, including a phone number. We would welcome the chance to make things better.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I was disappointed because I specifically requested for a booth but when we got there, we didn’t get a booth. This was my first time at this location as I usually dine at the Harbor Drive location. Usually, birthday celebrant’s name is on the menu however, this location did not have the celebrant’s name. Food selection was also disappointing compared to what I’m used to at the Harbor Drive location. I guess I would just have to keep dining there and will never come back to this Del Mar location. Frustrating because you would think you’d get the same experience since it’s the same restaurant. Was I wrong.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening, attentive waiter Shane, food par excellence as always

DD
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Bubba was great.

A
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is always fantastic. The service is ofter very slow, but friendly.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful dinner & a big thank you to Rich for making us feel very special!

MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my daughter to dinner to celebrate her 18th birthday. The staff made the evening special.

NB
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very cold in this restaurant. Took forever to get our main dish.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Ruth Chris delivers the highest quality dining experience! Delicious, meticulous service, superior ambiance.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YAMA best waiter EVER. Great food as usual the chopped salad is absolutely amazing they treated us to a great birthday dessert I’m not gonna lie though it is pricey

CH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. No complaints from me.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

It was by far the worst experience it’s ever been going to a Ruth’s Chris establishment . I go quite frequently and this was horrible. I was literally waiting for my food for a hour .

JD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday set up for their guests

TE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch! We had great food and service. Cannot wait to go back.

WM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary there and they made everything just right for this special occasion. Kudo's to our server Yuma and the rest of the team.

A
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to this weeks for a very long time and went to recently celebrate my birthday.

TF
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

They mixed up our order. We ordered one regular filet and 1 small. Got 2 small and was charged for 2 regular. $53. Each versus $48. Each.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered the Cowboy Reiye steak medium rare and it was overcooked, my second glass of vine was not what I ordered.

K
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is so tasty. Obviously, the steaks are incredible. Our favorites are the shoestring fries and the sweet potato casserole. I wish the curtains were open earlier so we could see the views and the noise level could get a little loud. Overall, I would completely recommend for any special occasion.

K
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was phenomenal! The food was amazing! Definitely a great place to bring your spouse or loved one.

DP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good service and excellent steaks. Also the Chop salad and sweet potato.

TH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The foods were great and service was great. However, the noise levels were higher than I like.

FD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Have a difficult time understanding how the negative reviews have taken place because we have enjoyed outstanding food and service at Ruth Chris’ for 35 years.

MC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Wait staff was inexperienced and the food service was extremely slow. It took almost 2 hours to eat. We were prompt to order our food when the server came to our table, but the food took forever!

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