Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham

4.5
1430 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Durham is located in the Renaissance Center at Southpoint; adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn.

Whether you’re planning a casual dinner with friends, a party to celebrate, business meeting or banquet or a romantic dinner, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the most distinctive dining destination in the area. Ruth’s Chris professional, but personable staff will make your evening a sizzling success with first class service that is attentive but never fussy.

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
What 1430 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly the high-quality food and service that I have come to expect from Ruth's Chris over the years!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner. Service was great! Would definitely recommend.

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BJHB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Every dish was perfect...the soup, salad, potatoes, mushrooms, steaks, cheesecake. Just exquisite. Service by Steven was impeccable.

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JoanneD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quiet steak house, exceptional food.
Service attentive.

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fjn3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and as always the food was excelent.

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vipAnne1111
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was awesome! I ordered a filet and it came out medium like I ordered, but they serve the streaks on a 500 degree plate and as I ate my steak it continued to cook. When I was halfway through it was closer to well done so I used my bread plate for a while. It was a great cut but it was over cooked and dry from the plate. The sides were very good and presented beautifully. I would suggest ordering your steak less done than you like it or asking for a regular plate instead of the hot one.

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Angie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive.
Got a free apron for fathered day. Nice touch.

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NancyM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pineapple tini and steak was just right. The sweet potato casserole was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every done and experience is a wow factor.
I really appreciate the constant first class service we receive.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Father had an amazing Father’s Day. Thank you so much for making it EXTRA special for him!!

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MarthaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only complaint at all - it was cold for women with sleeveless tops.

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vipBernie2013
Tahoe
44 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were great as always! Had an enjoyable birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Father’s Day a week early.

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DANP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience1

Good food. Terrible service. Come to expect this at the Durham location

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vipTomB
Raleigh
46 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We have eaten here several times over the past year. The food continues to be good but the restaurant has declined due to lack of dress code and rude clientele. The table of four next to us watched a soccer game on an ipad the entire dinner. They were openly loud and obnoxious. Unlike other Ruth's Chris, there is not a dress code so anything goes - shorts, tank tops, jerseys, tattered blue jeans, etc. It's like eating at Golden Corral with high prices! Management does not seem to care.
Our server, Steve, was excellent. He was polite and attentive.

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Ava99
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food very good as always. Our server was delightful.

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DebbieC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great food and service.

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, It's always a great place to go when you want to count on fabulous food and service.

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vipKarenS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good. Pace of service was slow, our server was good but had no one helping him with service and all the other servers did. A few menu and bar items were not available due to non delivery or equipment broken, also place settings (teaspoons) were in the wash so we did not have any for dessert, had to use big spoon for coffee etc. Also we were seated at a small 2 person booth, my husband is 6’5” so seating was uncomfortable, there were open tables in the dining room so we should have been seated elsewhere. Managers were very nice and came around to check on us but should have been aware of of these situations. We frequently dine at Ruth Chris locations but were very surprised by what we experienced last night, for the amount charged you expect more from this establishment

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gchi
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It took more than 30 minutes from when we arrived before we had any drinks on the table. When the food came, two of the steaks were undercooked. It took 10 minutes to flag down a server from a different area. Our waitress could not be found. When she did show up and ask how things were, I told her and her response was that she was busy serving. Then the steaks came back and they were still undercooked! Also, my ribeye was pretty thin. Not thick like I’ve had before. The champagne that we ordered at the beginning g of the meal and finished before the food arrived remained on the table until the end. Bad food and bad service.

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vipMarkH
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food was excellent. Absolutely understands the Ruth’s Chris experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were celebrating my sons graduation from UNC. We have visited this location before and had very positive experiences;
However, this was far from meeting our expectations. We were rushed by the staff (so bad my husband asked if he was in a hurry and the waiter responded they were short staffed) water not replaced timely, drinks forgotten, my husbands old fashion was horrible, food came out while we were still eating salads, table was never wiped for crumbs, had to request bread multiple times, forgot we ordered dessert, no toilet tissue in restaurant and then no towels in restaurant, lots of issues. A manager never came over to apologize for food being brought out early. They didn’t know who had which meal; gave my husband my sons steak, mixed up salads. Completely unacceptable. Especially for a $500+ meal for 4 people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was poor. After bringing the seafood gumbo I had to wait to catch the eye of someone to get a spoon. Waiter got my daughters order wrong and didn’t put in the order for one of our veggies. If you are going to charge premium prices the service should be commensurate.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was great, the food was really good. Mushrooms and au gratin potatoes were the best.

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DelishaC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ivan was excellent.. we really enjoyed his personality.

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Kristie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My family enjoyed a Very nice Mother’s Day lunch !

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vipDurhamDave
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Was good as it always is, but had to mark off some points for where they sat us (ton of table open, and same tables open when we left, so we know they weren't taken, but they seat us at table right by hostess stand/front door.) Also, order asparagus as a side and the were anemic stalks, very thin and wilty, not firm and sturdy. Hard to cut with even a knife. Wasn't impressed on this visit, have to say. Not the best impression on my wife for Mother's Day too, but oh well.....

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Yvonne
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Ruth Chris is our home town favorite restaurant. We tried the Durham location while we out there. The decor of the restaurant is pretty average steak house, not mounting to high end. The service is average as well, may need more training, although the waiter we had was fair nice with good attitude. The food server, however, delivered food poorly. One of my son got grease on the back of his suits by the time we leaving the restaurant. The steak was good as expected (but not very attractive looking), the sides were way overly greasy, the excess oil in the plates are not acceptable from Ruth Chris name. brussels sprouts were under cooked with tons of grease, and mashed potato appears sit too long, the butter is separated from the potato mesh. It was a birthday celebration dinner, but we have to ask for the birthday candle which was very lame and unattractive piece of cake some sort...kind disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this Ruth Chris . It doesn’t feel like a franchise. The service was great. I go there quite frequently when I’m in Durham.

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KristineP
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for an early Mother's Day celebration and had an amazing time. Andrew, our server, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu - as well as gracious with all the ad hoc questions/requests of everyone in our group.

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CBear
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! My boyfriend and I enjoyed the evening dining experience! I will come again!

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Dcollins
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and relaxing.

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vipMariaE
County Durham
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super evening at this iconic restaurant! Thank you to our lovely server, Alex for taking such good care of us. Fabulous filet mignon steaks cooked to perfection washed down with a crisp Pinot Grigio! Will definitely be back!

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vipAidaN
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Service was mediocre. We had to wait over 20 minutes to order appetizers. Our meat was not cooked as ordered. It was really an overpriced disappointment.

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viplouist
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruths Chris always delivers a fine meal with equally attentive service. it's a winner all the way, and has a GREAT PATIO!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, but for 2 adults and a child with an appetizer, a bottle of wine and tip, the bill was over $300. While the steak is amazing, I am not sure it is worth the price.

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vipwoodfiregrill
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant. The waiter was excellent, but he was a bit busy and mot as attentive as we normally receive. But it was a great mean.

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vipDeniseL
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Jefferson bourbon tasting and had a great time!

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eric
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and atmosphere. Watches Covid protocols.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham using the Order Online button. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 361-0123.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham is rated 4.5 stars by 1430 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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