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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar

4.5
1501 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(858) 755-1454
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Neftali Hernandez
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Catering
Ruth's Catering in San Diego, CA - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carmel Valley Road
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Parking details
Valet is $5.00 per vehicle. Self parking also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 1501 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Waiter was busy serving drinks for another table. No one refilled water glasses.

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vipGloria (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We always celebrate Valentines on a day other than the most crowded one of the year. We chose RC because we wanted to share a great steak. So glad we did. We had the same steak in Vegas about a year ago and this one was better. My favorite thing, besides the obvious...great steak....is that they serve their steaks on very hot plates. Hot plates are the key to savoring dinner. So many times my food becomes room temperature...on the cold side before I'm half finished. I do the same thing at home...warming drawer is key to keeping dinner warm on the plate.

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RibeyeFan (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

-Made reservations for 8pm, and waited 15min to be seated.
+Waiter greeted us by our party name.
- -Had to ask for house bread and plates.
++Entrees were excellent as expected. Cowboy Ribeye was excellent.
- -Waiter could have checked in on us more often.
-Dessert selection was limited.
+Desserts ordered were above average.
- -Bus staff lagged and was not well trained.
+Overall experience was good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Everything was fabulous, as usual!!!

We prefer to be seated in a certain section of the dining room and they save that info in their guest history so we don't even have to ask.

My family is always quite pleased with the extremely high quality with the food and service.

We highly recommend this dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was just awesome. It is expensive, but the food was worth it. The service is always good and the mule drink was very tasty. This is why we come back time after time.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good night with my sweetheart

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vipGregariousGourmet (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

All was well until the busboy spilled an entire glass of water on me. It also got into my purse, which was next to my chair. He gave me a couple of cloth napkins, but they are not absorbent. I began taking things out of my purse to dry them and spill out about 4 oz if water sitting in it. The manager came over to inquire if my iPhone still worked (it did). He sent two unordered deserts to the table — cheesecake with ice cream (weird). My ice cream came with a hair garnish. The manager then came over to see if we were satisfied (my silk blouse and pants were soaked and I wanted to leave) with the free deserts. I replied that my ice cream had a 2” brown hair and that had we wanted desert, it would have been chocolate. A piece of espresso-chocolate cake arrived. My husband, who hates coffee, took a bite and was grossed out. Manager again. This time, the unwanted desert was lava cake - again only one serving with one fork. And the manager came back. When I told him that we just wanted the check, he looked at me as though I was an ingrate, and haughtily informed me that he had comped our sides. So ... my clothes had to go to the dry cleaner, my wallet is ruined, I left without half of my steak which was boxed up on the now wet table, covered with 5 unordered and unwanted deserts, and this guy is acting like he saves our Valentines Day dinner by comping us $22 of food. Not hardly. And no apology from anybody except the busboy.

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randyk (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food, no matter what you order, cannot be beat. The portions are filling. The hospitality is warm, friendly and sincere ... and the atmosphere, most inviting.

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JohnT 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I love this place the waiter we had is awesome which made a huge impact in our experience. He was attentive and respectful. I just wish I remember his name. I also love that they don’t mind our 6month old baby crying they actually played with him and I didn’t felt any pressure. Overall it was a good experience and food is excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Our waiter wasn't attentive, he'd be better off valet parking.

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ameyer23 (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We were pretty pleased with our experience this time, however were disappointed at their unwillingness to allow us to PAY MORE to upgrade our steak in a combo they had. Our meal had an 11oz filet, so judging by the price of the individual filet vs a more expensive cut of meat, we should have just been able to pay the difference and get the cut we wanted. Seems a logical move to keep your LONG time customers happy - but they fell short this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The upstairs dining room felt crowded and unappealing. The waiter took my wife's dinner order and forgot to take mine. He just turned around and left. Later when serving our meal he upended the lamp on the table. Luckily it was battery operated and not a real candle. At the end he brought the bill and a ballpoint pen that was out of ink.

The food was good. However, we both had the petite filet and my wife's was not tender (felt fibrous). Everything else was up to the standards (for food) that we expect from this Ruth's Chris. Nevertheless, prices have escalated and it's becoming not a good value for the money.

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ShawnG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Fantastic ambience and better service with even better food. The place is the bomb!

Thank you for being so in tune with what is lacking in so many other places!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great evening for my mom’s 80th birthday. We at upstairs and it was a very nice setting with excellent service and food. Our waiter was also very helpful in suggesting some activities for us while we were in town. We took his advice and had a fantastic day!

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Premonsdaydinner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My husband and I had the surf and turf special and ribeye. The steak was exceptional! The lobster was delicious! The special is a great value. Our server Eva was very nice and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful evening, best table in the house😃

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Special birthday for a special friend and the staff made it even more special with their service, friendliness and caring. Had special menu with my friends name at the top. Very awesome.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I had a very bad experience with my server Luis.

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vipGGinNYCAIL (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good but the service extra special. The waiter waited hand and foot on my 90-year-old mother in-law. It was really special and a night for her to remember.

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vipAmro (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The restaurant has become dilapidated and unkempt. Bathroom was disturbing to go into, wood on mirrors peeling off, dirty paper towels everywhere, a buzzing noise from the electrical that resonated motels in he slums...I felt like I needed to wash my hands again after I left the bathroom.

Our server was irritated by us because my wife was pregnant and not ordering alcohol, and due to her reduced appetite we shared some appetizers and salad and he gave us a disdaining look.

Steak was good as it would be expected when bathed in butter.

Place needs to close, remodel or get new management. Won’t go back.

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vipRalphie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful meal and terrific service!

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HongKongGirl (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was great. No complaint.
8 oz fillet mignon was beautifully done. Acorn squash soup was tasty.
Service was not great. It took 20 mins to order drinks, took another 20 mins to take our orders.
I noticed people next table arrive after us and left before us.
It was pretty crowded for the restaurant week.
I will not go back there for a long time.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a great place to have a date.

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vippspca (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Was restaurant week and did not know this restaurant was participating. Great value and service.

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MayDecember (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Truly outstanding food. Service was friendly but a little slow. Ended up getting a free side since it took so long. Bathrooms were dirty so I told the manager.

I would go back again because the food was incredible

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vip2withfriends (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Small seafood tower was amazing. B

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vipmellen (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Went to Ruth's Chris for restaurant week. It was busy, as the date was also during the Torrey Pines open. We had difficulty getting seated, we arrived 15 mins before our reservation, but were sat 20 min after our reservation. Seems a couple of tables were sat before us, one even by the waiter himself. Guess he liked his regular customer. Once we were sat, the evening went flawlessly. Service was exceptional, food was perfect to order. The restaurant week menu is a great value for enjoying Ruth's Chris. We look foward to this event twice a year and typically enjoy going to Ruth's Chris.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent service from Shane and his sidekicks!
Our party had a great time!
Bread was warm and delicious.
Great venue, beautiful dining room, menu selection was vast.
Medium well 6oz filet had some burnt spots it most of it was tasty.
Mash was good, maybe a touch too much butter.
Mushroom crabcake was on the salty side.
Cheesecake and vanilla ice cream was a great pairing.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Fine food and dining. Great bread, butter, and coffe before the delicious meal.

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vipHappy2comment (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Run, don't walk for dinenr here for restaurant week - it was wonderful and a great value for $50. Frankly we'd be disappointed the last few times we'd been there and were pleasantly surprised. I choose the crab stuffed mushroom appetizer and could only eat two of them - delicious. Nice choice of two filets, salmon and chicken. My filet was the best I've had in ages.

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