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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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4.5

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4.5

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4.2

value

4.0

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (9)
Scenic View (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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·Dined a day ago

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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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 9, 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 8, 2018

It was good, very accommodating.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 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 5, 2018

Anniversary 😃

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Had a great time as usual. Food is always predictable as is the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Server was great

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ruth Chris has the best tasting steaks hands down!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were celebrating my husband's birthday and food was delish!! Only problem was waiter kept saying Happy anniversary and not Happy birthday!! Rose petals on table nice touch!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our table was in the corner of the dining room. No big deal but definitely not great. Server was ok. It would’ve been nice if she looked at our table more when in the area. My steak was under. It happens and that’s ok. Sides were less than exciting. All and all, I like it here but not for what it costs and the above combined.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Was not thrilled with the service, and my steak was salty

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Ruth’s Chris has always been my favorite restaurant. Until now. Maybe it was just because it was Christmas Day and super busy, but that really only explains the waiter’s inattentiveness. (He was absolutely horrible.) It does not explain why my filet had way too much fat on it, and also does not explain why it just was not as tender as it should have been. Black Angus has better filet than I had the other night. Very sad.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Solid and consistent dining experience, each time we come.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Unfortunately the service was very bad and slow. It was Christmas which can be tricky but other tables were getting much quicker service. Place is looking very run down and for these prices everything should have been top notch. Sorry to say it wasn't.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Ruths chris is always a tremendous experience. The food is exceptional and the service is top notch. If you are wanting a steak unlike any other, then Ruths Chris is the place to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food and service!!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2017

If it wasn’t for Lynn (he’s the best) we would have left. Disappointing that we frequent this establishment as often as we do and they overbooked as bed as they do. Totally understand it’s Christmas Eve, but when you tell us you’re running 15 minutes behind and 45 minutes later we are still standing there waiting. You’d think a manager would offer some sort of apology and throw down a glass of champagne or something while we wait, nope! Lucky we knew Lynn was looking out for us and got us a table, he’s the best!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Waited almost1.5 hours for a table after our reservation time. Finally seated and had a great waiter(Porter is his name). Took our order and it continued downhill from there. Steaks were under cooked and waited and waited to have re done. All they did was put it back on the fire after telling me they would re make it. Tough,Tough when it arrived. Waiter beside himself. Asked manager to come over 3 times....no manager at which point he was willing to cover our dinner. Manager finally arrives tries to charge us for 1/2 the meal we did not eat. enough said this is the second time this has happened at this Ruth Chris, all other Ruth Chris restaurants have been excellent and a joy to eat at. We won't be back here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Waited over 30 minutes for table even though we had a reservation. Restaurant needs to account for large parties on holidays and limit reservations or space them farther apart. Learn the lesson for next year.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Eating at Ruth's Chris on Christmas Eve turned out to be a great decision. The restaurant was extremely busy but exceled in every category. It's hard to beat Ruth's Chris for steak but also the seafood is excellent as well.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Steak was not hot as it’s supposed to be. Not sizzling as claimed. Took guests there telling them how great the steak is and was disappointed. There was also some fat on he steak. Rest of the food was good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Delicious & professional! We had a fun lunch celebrating my friend’s birthday!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We where celebrating the Holidays & a birthdays however . My Lettuce Wedge salad had an ant. Good thing I done with my salad. Other than that I had a great experience

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good for our anniversary. New York steak too much gristle, petite filet and shrimp were dry, even for med well, and slightly tough. Disappointing. Dessert excellent. Service and waiter great and attentive and friendly. We will chose another steakhouse for the expense next time. Sorry!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We were with friends who had never dined with Ruth. They were extremely happy with the quality of the food and service. Our waiter, Casey, did a great job of keeping everything where it should be when it should be. He is a charming and knowledgable representative of the Ruth's Chris experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Not the typical Ruth's Chris experience. Service was bad (had to ask for dishes to be cleared from table, didn't see server for 15-20 mins at a time), and inventory/drinks were out of stock (no sparkling water - even bottled!, no Grgich Hills cab that was on the menu, no 7Up - for my moms favorite cocktail "7&7"). Watched another server, Adam, completely cater to his tables with that wonderful "wine & dine" flare that is synonymous with Ruths Chris.
Food was excellent, as always, and will continue to enjoy Ruths Chris - just not the Del Mar location. Had redeemed 2,000 open table points for $10 credit at this establishment and was told it could not be honored. The bill was eventually adjusted down $10.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Ruth’s Chris. The food was incredible and our server Greg remembered us from a visit months ago. Definitely a place to consider if you are looking for your next date night. 10/10

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

This was our first visit to Ruth's Chris. We had a party of 9 and everything from table setup to service to the dinners was excellent! Our waiter Greg was very attentive & friendly. Everyone was very pleased with their steak choices. The price was worth the environment and quality of food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was great as expected at a Ruth’s Chris. However, very displeased that we had a reservation for 7:00pm and we’re not seated until 8:15.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The reservations mean nothings we waited for a hour after we confirmed our reservations that day. They overbook as a practic I woul not recommend. Unless you you like waiting for an hour after reservations. We will not go back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best steakhouse in San Diego. We love it

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Waited over 10 minutes to be acknowledged by a waiter besides that everything was excellent

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Greg and Ryan were excellent! Amazing food and experience!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always a special time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A major dasappointment, and expensive, too. Waited 20-minutes for our reserved table. It's ready. No, not yet. OK,now?. Wait, maybe. Front desk staff poorly trained. Waiter brought water. Then disappeared. Finally took our drink orders and eventually got around to food. Steaks are always superb but the side dishes are ridiculously priced...and the table too small for four people with anything beyond a main course. We were prepared for a high cost meal...not our first time...but likely, our last. Bob's Chop House is superior by a wide margin. Then, to top off the evening and add insult to injury, valet parking charges $8.00 . With a $400+ meal, you might think they would validate? This was not a corporate outing. It was my wife's 70th birthday and we could afford the meal, thank god. But for that price, one would expect superior food and service across the board. It missed!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ok the meat is amazing but the place is way too busy, weird location (in a middle of clinics and health providers). Dinnerware is industrial and not very good at embellishing the experience.
So if you're a carnivore that doesn't mind a pseudo-fancy ambiance then go for it but you need deep pockets because it's not cheap.
Won't repeat unless I know I am not paying.

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