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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

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Romantic (19)
Business Meals (19)
Worth the Drive (13)
Scenic View (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Cozy (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

Good night with my sweetheart

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful evening, best table in the house😃

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I had a very bad experience with my server Luis.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful meal and terrific service!

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 (San Diego)·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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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always a great place to have a date.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (Hawaii)·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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Small seafood tower was amazing. B

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vip
 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Steaks really didn’t have much going for them. They were cooked correctly but the flavor wasn’t there, hardly worth $50 a steak.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was very good as well as the price for restaurant week. Although the steak I ordered was medium well it was overdone but still tasted so good. Would love to come back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent dining experience for two fussy diners. When we want the best of
everything and want to treat ourselves in a very special way, we go to
Ruth's Chris.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 21, 2018

Awesome service. I recommend this location to everyone. And if you looking to save on valet it's hella easy as the self park is right in front on the restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We go to Ruth’s Chris every year for our birthday and as usual it never disappoints! Our server Parker was the best server i have ever had! Food was outstanding as usual . They also gave us free dessert for our birthday . Excellent dining experience !

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food was amazing as usual. This location doesn't have the best views from the dining area. That's the only down side. Service was first class.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food wasn’t great. Steaks were no cooked as requested, shrimp that was supposed to be bbq’d tasted like it was boiled and was not dipped in butter, it was sitting in a butter soup.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

all excellent can't wait to return. employees were all very attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food and service was incredible! We always share our meals and the staff was so very gracious at splitting everything for us. The au gratin potatoes are always a favorite. And the bread pudding dessert was amazing. Of course the steak is always the best. Thanks for another great dining experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was exceptional and the food was good too. Nice way to start the weekend

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We've been regulars 21 years, mostly special occasions. We loved it and have raved about it, with great reviews. Service began slipping 2 years ago. It became slower and they forgot to provide the complimentary dessert and we had to ask them, which is embarrassing, since they ask in advance if it is a special occasion. Since food and service had been excellent, we came back. We wanted to give it a third chance. Our server, though friendly, was very slow, sinking to the point of ignoring us. We had to refill our champagne glasses several times. He initially charged us for the dessert, the size of which shrank to tiny. The bill stated "birthday dessert" with charge. Call this minor, but it was outrageous in our view, as we have been loyal patrons and have given them at least 5 thousand dollars over years. The portion size and quality also declined. The filets were same weight as listed; everything else was smaller. Chop salad was reduced to half size. For $ 17, there should be more than 3 bites. Vegetables were wilted/practically no dressing. Sides good but smaller. Salt level was ridiculous, but we did not want to wait another 30 minutes for a redo, so we put up with it. Prices are up about 20%. We would have been happy to pay for good food and service. We paid because we had to.
We were upset and spoke w/ the manager. I used a bad word, and apologized. Manager seemed nonplussed that we had a bad experience, after we described it. We mentioned one good thing: the bus woman was outstanding and should be promoted. She was far more attentive than our waiter. There were no attempt to comp any part of the meal. The manager could see how upset we were(wife crying). This is resting on laurels. I'm sure they still have a good reputation. Many rich executives on expense accts were there. Perhaps a big corporation took over (often results in decline). It is unlikely we will return as we do not want to risk having another bad experience spoil a special occasion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was good, very accommodating.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Table service was incredible- only issue was we had a reservation for 6:45 and was not seated until 7:15!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Anniversary 😃

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