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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar

Looking for a reservation? Call us at (858) 755-1454 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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.

11582 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Carmel Valley Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 755-1454

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/san-diego-del-mar

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.

Parking Details:
Valet is $5.00 per vehicle. Self parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Neftali Hernandez

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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Romantic (15)
Business Meals (15)
Scenic View (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
People Watching (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 21 hours ago

Adam and Weston did an amazing job attending. To us and providing excellent service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Very happy have always had excellent service excellent steaks. Great sides try the sweet potato casserole with scoop of ice cream . Highly recommended

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time to visit the Del Mar location. Lovely place. Beautiful view. Unfortunately, food was not up to the usual level of expertise and service was horrible. We ordered the crab stack which was way too spicy. Both of us had steak and lobster. Great price but the steak was not as tasty as some other locations. Lobster was jus okay. The potatoes were very dry and tasteless. Had a difficult time getting a glass of wine and when we finally did, we were almost done with our meals. Maybe just a bad night?

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service. Sides were not exceptional but they were good. Amazing steak.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Ruth Chris in Del Mar lacks atmosphere, esp. if you are seated upstairs. Known for it's steak, our rib-eye was sitting in butter. The chef really overdid it. The lobster bisque was thin and lacked any substantial pieces of lobster. The apps were good, spicy shrimp and crab stuffed mushrooms, however, the scalloped potatoes and the Brussel sprouts were dry and tasteless. Very disappointing dinner all in all. At the end of the day , this is a chain restaurant, but for the price, there are ten restaurants in San Diego I would prefer.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was good, albeit more expensive for the same quality that you can find elsewhere. But the noise level was unacceptable. The noise was not generated by any music, rather it all came from people trying to talk over the din. Upon leaving the restaurant I felt hoarse and exhausted rather than relaxed and satisfied.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Christa is amazing . Five star first class staff. Love the service and friendly staff. Excellent food.
Thanks

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The wine, appetizers, sides, were far better than the main entrées. Donnovans is much better! Our cowboy ribeye and bone- in filet was really not that flavorful and the side of lobster was so overcooked and so small it looked like a large shrimp!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The petite filet mignon was absolutely delicious! The steak stays hot a long time since the plate is heated to 500 degrees!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I come here 5 or 6 times a year. I can usually be guaranteed a fine consistently prepared meal. The tuna appetitizer was excellent as always and I enjoyed my crunchy wedge salad. This time, my filet was disappointing in that it still has a tendon running through it, which I had to work around. I ordered it medium rare and it was cold in the center. I don't like to complain so I decided just to take it home so I could dissect it later and warm it up a bit. The garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach were also spot on. There was a generous serving of shoestring potatoes. I wish they were not quite so toothpick thin, because the taste of oil was more dominant that the potato. My expectation was #2 pencil thin, which I believe would be more french fry like. I tried the berries and cream and was disappointed. There could not have been more than 8 to 10 quartered slices of strawberries swimming in cream. It was a pitiful end to the meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Friendly and accommodating bar staff created local following.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A waste of money! Had reservations for an anniversity dinner and still had to wait 45 min. Manager apologized for the wait an said he would do something "special" for us. He then disappeared and we never saw him again!

Our server Michael was very nice but the evening continued to go downhill. My $50 Petit Rib Eye steak was very tough and chewy. For this problem our two vegetable sides were removed from the check but of course we still paid for the steak I could not eat!

Since I had booked this evening as celebrating our 43 rd anniversity I was anticipating some small complimentary desert and mention of our special day. Nothing was said or done. We left disappointed and disgusted .

There are much better restaurants in the area where they provide excellent food and service.

The bar is pleasant and Chris the bartender was very personable and attentive. The only
good part of the evening!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful service and attention for our daughters birthday celebration! Will return for sure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Asked for my steak medium. When the steak got there it was purple in the middle. I ended up getting sick and was in bed the entire next day. Place is good, ambience is good. But for the price you pay, they should cook the steak the way you want.

I get it, I could have asked them to cook it in for longer, the alone makes me rate them low. Their doneness should be spot on for the lords you are paying.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Dinner was very good. I liked the bread they served in previous dinners.
Also, they changed the desserts. The chocolate dessert with the piece of chocolate was so good. It would be nice to offer this again.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Ruth Chris never disappoints. Steaks of highest quality. Great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fantastic experience! The food is already great but the staff made the entire experience that much better. We were celebrating my son's birthday and they made him feel turning 11 was such a special event. He has numerous food allergies and aside from giving him assurance on food safety, they decorated or table with Birthday confetti! Our server, Rebecca was phenomenal. We even had the opportunity to see the kitchen and meet the pastry chef (Diego)that made his special dessert. Tomahawk was delicious!!
We will definitely be back!

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food is generally very good; however, three of our party ordered filets medium rare and instead were medium well. The waitress was excellent.

This is a rather noisy restaurant so conversation is strained. There is no music.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Came for birthday and restaurant week, food and service were great for the most part. Only hiccup was the appetizers took a long time to come out and the kitchen accidentally almost sent out entrees first but it was fixed. Plus our server gave us a dessert off the normal menu for the birthday too!

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Best steak ever, potatoes, sweet potatoes, asparagus is the best. I always love this place. I like the hospitality and the atmosphere. I will definitely will come back for especial occasion

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Lynn was the most outstanding waiter I have ever come across. Exceptional. Five star

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a great time tonight

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I came here to celebrate my birthday. The food and service were great. I ordered the ribeye and each piece just melted in my mouth. It was the best I had ever had. I made the reservation through an email link sent by Ruth's Chris which stated that I would receive a "reservation reward." However, when the waiter brought the bill, the reward was not applied. So, while I had a wonderful dining experience overall, I felt that it was false advertising on Ruth Chris' part to send an email promising a reward when there was none.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We hit Ruths Chris once or twice a year, and the steak is always outstanding. Our waiter, Al, was very attentive and entertaining, which made the evening that much more enjoyable. We'll be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I travel to the Del Mar area for business and always try to catch one dinner at Ruth's Chris. Rebecca is a wonderful waitress. She remembered me from 6 months ago - amazing memory! Very pleasant and enthusiastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Waited 25 minutes for a single desert. And when we asked the waiter to box up our leftovers, only half of them were boxed up, which we didn't find out until we got home and opened them the next day.

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 (Guadalajara)·Dined on September 17, 2017

La mejor carne de la
Zona! Buena carta de vinos, y se debe probar el cheesecake!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Steak was excellent. Sea Bass very good-not great like it usually is. Seated in back of restaurant. I do not like the seating choices-how this dining area is laid out. Way in the back
Waiter was great.
Sides and salad were great

Coming back during breeders cup-made reservation months ago-we'll see what table they offer.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 11, 2017

My filet was overdone and our waiter never once check on us during our meal. Worst service. The manager did get me a new steak but shocked that a steak house served a well done steak when I ordered medium. I will stick to Mastros.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Return to Ruth's Chris was a very nice experience. Good steaks, side dishes, and a bottle of Prisoner. Service was excellent and the setting is very pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent service as always. Couldn't be happier. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great service by Michael and Louis. All steaks ordered were cooked perfectly, and quite possibly one of the best creme brulee's around!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The best filet mignon I've ever tasted. And the service was absolutely wonderful. We love Ruth's Chris Steak House. This restaurant is the best by far.
Go ahead folks, life goes by fast. Enjoy the best of San Diego. You won't regret it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great Beer, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was fabulous and our server was a true superstar!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was very average of what you would expect from an average chain steak house. Good steak, cooked precisely, but nothing special at all. The same with the appetizers and side dishes.

The ambiance was a little below average for this kind of restaurant. As my wife puts it, looks like a Marriott hotel restaurant. Not bad, but again, not great either.

The service was okay. Our waiter kept saying he didn't want to rush us but didn't want to forget us either and moved around, and took our order very quickly—exactly what would make guests feel rushed. We didn't care so we didn't feel rushed, but some people might.

Now, we are wine lovers. We brought our own wine. I was disappointed to find that the wine glasses are also average, with a hint of cleaning chemical residue that interfered with our wine bouquet. Our waiter did not offer to decant our wine, and poured the wine quickly into our glass—no finesse at all. I took a look at their wine list, it's also average.

It's not a restaurant I'd recommend. There are many other restaurants that will wow you with their steaks.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great time!!!!!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We dine at Ruth's Chris often and we are always very well treated and the food is always perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The meal was to thank a customer for their business. Only I had been to Ruth's Chris and I've been going visiting various locations since the 80's.

It was a great meal and the service was great.

I'll continue to visit in any town it's located.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Since we have two tiny kids, it's hard to find time for my wife and I to indulge in a favorite pastime: going to opulent steakhouses. So we were jazzed to get out to Ruth's on a Sunday night. We were met by the friendly host Jordan and shown to an awesome table with a perfect view of Torrey Pines. We were taken care of by Rebecca, with the assistance of Megan, and treated to a fabulous meal complemented by great wine and cocktails. Now, I can attest to the universal quality of the food at Ruth's Chris, but it's even more of a special event when the names of the staff are genuinely memorable, because they cared for us like family. Thanks for a great night guys, can't wait to see you again.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We love coming to the Del Mar Location. Everyone treats us awesome....Never had bad service...never had bad food

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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