Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar

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2002 Reviews
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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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Gather your loved ones around our table this Christmas and leave all the planning, cooking and preparation to us. We’ll be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so you can sit back and enjoy time well spent. Indulge in our special holiday Surf & Turf starting at $49.95, or enjoy your favorites from our full dinner menu, available all day. Select locations open early.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Start your New Year’s Eve at Ruth’s and end the year with some sizzle. Join us for our special Celebration Menu featuring Surf & Turf starting at $49.95, or enjoy your favorite cut from one of our USDA Prime steaks. Dinner menu also available all day.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2002 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very pleasant we had our server who did a great job and the assistant who helped him was amazing! The restaurant was professional and made us feel special for my Dads birthday and it being our first time. We would definitely come back again

F
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food experience and the wait staff are unbelievable. They really made my son's birthday special. What I found not as well was that my wife's steak was well done (dry) when she asked for medium. We were hungry at this point so we ate it. Also my filet was salty. I don't remember it being so last time we came. I am hoping it was just a fluke as my son's 40 oz porterhouse was properly seasoned and cooked. Mashed potatoes and potato leek soup are on target.

NY
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner - expensive restaurant, fine for a special occasion. Service and food excellent

KB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The service wasn’t good. The person refilling waters would reach over with large metal pitcher to fill glasses rather than picking up glass and filling it to the side of the table. As a result he knocked over my husband’s cocktail. It took quite awhile before this was replaced and we had moved on in the meal. The waiter served ice cold coffee that had to be replaced. The waiter would also interrupt conversation at the table. Too many waiters squeezed around the tray to serve us mumbling confused ly about who got what. The side of asparagus I ordered was tough. Steak was good, but for that price it should be. The evening was a flop—I’ll avoid RUTH’S Chris in the future.

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

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. Please reply to us directly, or private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can further address your concerns. We hope you will give us another chance. Thank you!

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C
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is "Incredible"!!!

VJ
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done and comforting, as usual. My favorite place to dine. Wonderful to be sent home with a perfect to-go Thanksgiving meal package at end of meal. Excellent bubbles and wine options. Service was top notch, despite being extremely busy for the holiday. Warm applause to staff, and to management for being well prepared to handle the crowds with absolute grace. Thank you.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Our waiter was great but we had to wait 40 minutes just to get our first course.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Awesome! Great Turkey Dinner!

RG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For special occasions we always go to Ruth's Chris Steak House its the best!
We enjoy the ambiance and the awesome food! It's the only place we love.
We have this thing my husband and I, we have a check list of all the locations we have been to and want to go to. We can now check Del Mar off.
You can send us to other locations and will go =-)
Cancun
Panama
San Francisco (our first)
Anaheim
Irvine *
San Diego
Del Mar
Palm Springs
Beverly Hills

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife Birthday

g
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Del Mar Ruth's Chris location always has great service and great food. With the new remodel, the interior is also awesome.

T
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was late. Overpriced. But that’s too be expected at Ruth’s Chris

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and also for sharing your comments. We’re concerned to hear you were not as pleased as you could be with your recent experience, as we strive to provide only the best quality food and service to our guests. Should you wish to share more details, please consider responding directly with your contact information including a phone number. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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JO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Frustrating evening starting out. Made 8:00 reservation, arrived on time only to be told they were running behind. It happens. The problem was with communication. When asked about the length of time before being seated we were told "clearing the table" now. 20 minutes later we were seated. Why not be honest and say it will be 20 minutes.

Once seated as usual the food and service was great!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on November 19, 2019

We are always open to guest feedback and appreciate you sharing about your experience. We aim to make every visit to Ruth's Chris an excellent one for all of our guests. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please reach out to us directly with your contact information including a phone number.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love Ruth’s Chris. August visit was perfect. November visit was not as pleasant. Meals ordered were great, except the Salmon, which was over cooked.
Slow response from server, too slow.
Cocktails and dessert took too long to arrive.
We will return, hope service is better.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, perfect food, perfect ambience as always!!!

KB
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & Exceptional service

TC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rick our server was the BEST! Food fab, ambiance super!

H
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! Our waiter was very attentive and fun. We were there for our Anniversary. I always forget how expensive a glass of wine is here, but that didn't stop me from ordering two glasses!

The hostess who checked us in was not friendly, which was a shame, since that is the first person you encounter.

We will go back for special occasions.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Too long wait until being seated, even table is available.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on November 14, 2019

We are always open to guest feedback and appreciate you sharing about your experience. We aim to make every visit to Ruth's Chris an excellent one for all of our guests. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please reach out to us directly with your contact information including a phone number.

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff! Very friendly and attentive. The restaurant was crowded, so lots of conversations going on. However, with the high ceilings, the noise level was not distracting at all. Food was excellent as always!

v
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Horrible service on the patio - do NOT sit outside!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on November 13, 2019

We are sorry to hear this, Vanessa, and would like to speak to you further. Would you please send your contact information, including a phone number, in a private reply to us? We appreciate your business and would welcome the opportunity to make this right!

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EM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Extremely slow service. Over priced. Upstairs dining room felt more like a conference room.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. Please reply to us directly, or private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can further address your concerns. We hope you will give us another chance. Thank you!

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L
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The ratings above apply to inside the restaurant. We were very disappointed in the parking attendant. Upon arrival, we asked about handicap parking. The attendant told us he would take care of it and when we came back out after our dinner we were told we had to pay the $9 and he was not very courteous about the whole situation. We have never had to pay for handicap parking in the past.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great superb customer service.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on November 1, 2019

Feedback from guests like you helps us to continually strive to provide world-class hospitality and excellent food. We appreciate you taking the time to write this great review. Thank you for dining with us and we hope you will join us again soon.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable as was the food,

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it. Hope to welcome you back again soon!

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T
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

NN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever, Rich, was very kind, thoughtful and professional.

RF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Phil was gracious and took great care of making our anniversary dining experience really special!

JG
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really slow coming out but when it did it was amazing.

MS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two birthdays

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for our friends

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family guests

b
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and views!

DP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job, thank you so much!!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on October 15, 2019

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

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L
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, Good Service

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott was AwEsOmE!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CK
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat!

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