Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar

4.8
2231 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
We are currently serving guests through limited patio seating, takeout & delivery.

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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Safety precautions

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I came here tonight to celebrate a special occasion
We are regulars and I was very disappointed in the quality of steak that my husband received. It had a vein in it and was not a $60 piece of meat by any stretch.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded 3 days ago

We realize that celebrations are special moments, so we are very concerned to hear that your experience wasn't what you were expecting. Would you please contact via private message and share more about your experience? Please send your contact information, including a phone number. We would welcome the chance to make things better.

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vipSusanandJohnRogers2018
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is beautiful to sit outside . The patio is such a nice way to have a social distant dinner in a inviting atmosphere.

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vipLynnVonB
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the pandemic, seating was only on the patio. Beautiful setting, sunset over the lagoon. Firewall and patio heaters kept temperature comfortable.

70th birthday dinner. Food and service spectacular, as always.
Birthday dessert was delicious and festive.

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FrenchKitty
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy we were able to keep our yearly tradition even with the pandemic. Plenty of heaters to keep you warm (especially by the "fire wall"). Service and the food was great as always even if the menu was lightened up a little, they did keep the goodies (filet, crême brulée). The staff were just soooo nice. Thank you.

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Descontento
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fui con mi hijo y comimos muy bien

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love Ruth’s Chris 🙋🏽‍♀️

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vipGeorge
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual. Jon gave us above and beyond service.

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vipLooking4agem
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salads, steaks, cocktails, wine, service - virtually everything was outstanding as usual EXCEPT for the fries. In the first place, their amazing shoestring potatoes have not been on the menu since outdoor only dining began. Why? Absolutely no idea why such a classic steakhouse item is not available, yet mediocre french fries are offered. Definitely not up to what we have come to expect at Ruth's Chris. In an effort to replicate what we enjoy most about the shoestring potatoes, we requested that the fries be 'well done'. Well, they were certainly brown, but not crispy in the least. Very disappointed, but hoping to see the return of the shoestring potatoes to round out what is otherwise a virtually perfect dining experience!

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Renee
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was very nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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Jill
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One steak had to go back because it was over cooked, the potatoes were a little too greasy. The soup wasn’t hot when we got it. The service was great and our server got our new steak promptly! They brought us fresh potatoes but then didn’t give them to us in our leftover box! I’d say the service was better than the food, but still delicious!

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JaimeB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Valentine’s Day. We always enjoy our meals at Ruth’s Chris,

Rich is by far our favorite server. We’re alittle disappointed when he’s not but that’s been on rare occasion.

He is always very welcoming, friendly, attentive. He remembers our drinks, wraps the bones for our dogs, and this time sent us home with a dessert on him.

Great food, exceptional service!!!

We’ll be back

TK
TarynK
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service never disappoints, the waiter was very attentive and steaks were delish. Unfortunately only outdoor dining was available so I was nervous it was going to be too cold at 8pm but they had so many heaters I didn't even need to wear a jacket!

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Saulillo
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience, very tasty and hot food. Great service! Would definitely recommend and be back.

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Foodisfun
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth's is always great and this locationI visited for the first time while traveling. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive server

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richardb
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and service-a little noisy traffic from freeway

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect as always and service was great. Heaters on the patio were warm.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Plenty of heaters even with outdoor dining on a cold night. Food excellent!!

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Pennez
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My friend loved her petite filet. I did not like my shrimp
on top of mashed potatoes-weird combo and shrimp were smallish and seemed like frozen shrimp. Not good. Salads were ok. Prices though are very high for quality. Also usually high priced restaurants do not bring checks before they’re asked for-it happened here. For their prices the restaurant should learn to be more upscale.

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vipMarcB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Initially we were seated in a cold area and asked to be moved. The request was accommodated, which was great. Our order was taken after five minutes and out salad came out five minutes later which was fine. Then we proceeded to wait another 50 Minutes for our main course (our waiter never checked on us during that time). When the steaks were delivered by the waiter they were not on the signature sizzling steaks and sides were cold (not from resting the meat). The manager came over and obtained new plates and sides. That said, the quality of the meat was average at best.
Manager was great. Server was very sub-par and so was the food. Frankly, a waste of $200 and an evening out.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on December 17, 2020

We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. This is not at all the experience we aim to provide. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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RandyH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday night for my girlfriend and I plus her first experience there. Could not have been better. Rich our waiter was amazing. Food was off the blazin chain great and managers were on top of everything and friendly. Looking forward to returning. A+++!!!

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vipsocalgirl
San Diego
83 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining outdoor at Ruth’s Chris. Set up is very nice. Good space around tables, outside fire and plenty of heat. Amazing service. Dinner was great.

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Michelle
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Ruths Chris location is always excellent!! The Management, staff, atmosphere, food, drinks, all top notch. The staff goes above and beyond for every expectation. Our server was Julius. He was friendly and professional and we never had to ask for a drink refill, etc. He was on top of it the entire meal. The steak and lobster were cooked to perfection! I look forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with our server-Chris! Food was prepared
with perfections!

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DarrinM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience1

They sat us at the end of the fire wall. Only half the table was covered by the heat and it was minimal. We asked for an additional heater and they said they did not have one to provide. We were left extremely cold and so was our food before we could finish the meal.

Make sure you know where you are going to sit or expect it to be too cold to enjoy.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on December 17, 2020

We are sorry to hear this 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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JennyZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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Ajax74
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service, and ambiance. Will come back

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ErikaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and welcoming from the door in to saying goodbye. Very nice seating. Great food. Staff and atmosphere outstanding.

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Tracy
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere! I loved the outdoor seating. Lots of room and lots of outdoor heating. Perfection!!!

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docb
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great opportunity to eat a fabulous meal out on their new patio. The firepits were awesome and it felt great to have a 5 star meal even during a pandemic. Great Job Ruth Chris!

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vipReinaP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great server! We were seated outside and it was very comfortable.

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DoctorAndy
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RC Del Mar has done a fantastic job with their outdoor dining area.

Great service, great food, great ambience.

Love this place.

Dr. Chang

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briana
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Not much to add to that. Paying $60 for a steak is always a bit to swallow but everything else makes up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary so we thought we have a family date. With our son we came here and the food was amazing! The service was amazing. My son and husband loved their cracked pepper fillets. They enjoyed the piping hot plates that continued to cook their medium rare meat. Our server, Scott, was so nice, so were all the other servers. They were also very accommodating to my vegetarian diet. They were sure to congratulate us on our special occasion too. When we ordered desert they brought them out with “Happy Anniversary” written on our plates in chocolate! It was so sweet! Overall it was a wonderful night with great food and amazing service.

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KayBee
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining and everything was great - will be back for the next special occasion in our family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Tony was short with us, rude... and lied to us about having the simplest things such as berries and ice cream so when the next waiter walked by (sweet as ever) we asked him the same question and low and behold out came the ice cream and berries. Total jerk. We eat here quite a bit... by far the WORST SERVICE ever at Carmel Valley Ruth Chris!! Sad....

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. This is certainly not how we wanted your visit to go. We'd like to learn more -- please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number so that we can reach out to you directly. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
77 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always very good. Great service and great food!!!
Thank you

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Roxnran
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The portions were very small for the price. The service and atmosphere were good.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar is rated 4.8 stars by 2231 OpenTable diners.

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