About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham

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.

Renaissance Center at Southpoint
7007 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC 27713
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Renaissance Parkway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 361-0123

Website:
http://www.ruthschris-durham.com/

Catering:
PRIVATE EVENTS
With rooms perfect for parties, dinners, business meetings, presentations and more, we offer the best service for you and your guests. Our Private Dining Manager will help create an ideal environment for your event.

PRIVATE DINING MENUS
When you book a private party at Ruth’s Chris, every detail will be executed flawlessly. The food will be unforgettable, just the way Ruth did it. It’s how we honor our founder and help you enjoy a perfect event.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Capitol Room - Seats up to 24 guests University Room - Seats up to 30 guests Capital & University combined seats up to 60 guests Wine Room seats up to 56 guests. With access to the Hotel Banquet facilities; Ruth's Chris Steak House can catering your next large event; accommodating up to 1

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.4

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3.9

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (17)
Business Meals (16)
Romantic (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Cozy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
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Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

I had read some of the negative reviews prior to going to our diner reservation. We did not have any of the problems mentioned in the reviews. Our server John was excellent. Our food was served timely, hot and cooked as specified. Special thanks to Manger, Matt. We had a great dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Surprisingly poor service for Ruth Chris. The server was more interested in cleaning up the table so they could put stuff away then she was in either what we needed or getting the check. The rest of the waiters and staff were moving tables and rearranging the restaurant and setting up for opening The following day, a few yelling back-and-forth about basketball and a couple complaining that they had to move Tables.

Surprisingly and shockingly poor for Ruth Chris. I’ve generally had pretty positive experiences with them elsewhere.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and great service. It was just a bit too crowded for my tastes. We had to ask to be moved to a cozier spot, but it still didn't feel cozy and romantic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Waiter was warm, positive and friendly. Food including the wine was very good.

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·Dined 6 days ago

As always, meal was excellent. Server was personable but not very attentive. On Valentine's Day, one expects slower-than-average service; however, server did not appear to have too many tables. The wait to get drinks, dessert menu, check, etc. was much too long. My date and I were otherwise pleased with our dining experience, especially how quickly our entrees were prepared. The server experience will not keep us from returning!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

For Valentine's week, we went to Ruth's Chris Feb 14, but we went to Capital Grill Saturday, Feb 10. Ruth's 11 ounce fillet mignon steak was slighly better (more buttery), but the treatment was better at Capital grill. Capital presented my date a red rose. We received a between-course appetizer treat. And, while we did not order desert, Capital Grill brought us two mini-cheesecakes anyway, which were gratis.

With tip, I spent $300 at each restaurant. If in 2019 Valentine's Day should fall on a weekend (this year it fell on a Wednesday), then we will be eating at Capital Grill and skipping Ruth's Chris. It has become "just okay" for the money.

Finally, while Ruth's Chris did give me a $25 off coupon towards our next dinner there, it expires on March 30. I think expiration dates are for coupons from Burger King. I don't need any extra pressure in life to keep up with a 45-day expiration date. It's a very generous coupon, but it shouldn't expire so soon.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

I think Ruth's Chris is a little overpriced. However, service was outstanding and our server, Christos, made some recommendations that we appreciated.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

The Durham location didn’t honor my preference for a booth (seating).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2018

It was awful, the service was great but i had a long piece of air in my lobster.. That ruined it for me.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic ! Celebrated my anniversary!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our 22nd wedding anniversary

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our 48th Anniversary. Service was very good, food was great b

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My husband and I visited during Restaurant Week. I made a reservation plenty of time ahead and a table was ready and waiting for us when we walked in a few minutes early. We were seated and given water promptly. The waitress came to ask if we had questions - although we were prepared to order immediately (thanks to the availability of the shortened online menu) she did not take our order and hurriedly left our table. We finally ordered and although the restaurant was not busy our first course came out at about average speed. My husband ordered the seafood/sausage gumbo. It was boasted to include sausage, shrimp, and crab meat. Within the bowl he received, there were two quarter slices of sausage, one shrimp, and no crab. He said the broth was amazing but not at all what he was expecting. My Caesar salad was very delicious and the size was absolutely perfect. We ordered the pork tenderloin and salmon as our entrees and added the scalloped potatoes and fiery corn as our sides. The corn was amazing and I highly recommend. The potatoes were under-seasoned but fine. My salmon was overcooked and way too salty. I covered it with the under-seasoned potatoes and it was balanced. Dessert was delicious. Overall, the $100 price tag was a bit much considering the food was slightly above average, but the atmosphere and service was very average. So at the end of the day, I'm not really sure what you're paying for when you go on a regular night. Underwhelming to say the least.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and service but it was “restaurant week” in Durham and the crowd was a bit more “boisterous” than normal.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food as always was excellent. The service also was excellent. We go to this restaurant at least 4 times a year and always on our anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food and service were excellent as always. However, we were not prepared for the loud noise
level which was due to the restaurant week special. That will not prevent our returning there
for another fine meal and great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Tried this out during Triangle Restaurant Week. Excellent fixed price menu and good value. Christos was an outstanding server and the food was very good. Not the best steak I've ever had and not worth the full price, but it was great for a restaurant week option. You can get a comparable meal at a better value but you can't beat the authentic steakhouse atmosphere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

That was my first time visiting the establishment. The wait time was as expected for restaurant week. Good seating area, nice and quiet. Lighting was good. Waiter was lovely, however our food came an hour after we ordered. We noticed other patrons who came in after us was served their food before ours (we were party of 3). Food was amazing though, and he offered a free side of mashed potatoes for the wait. Drinks were good, and so was dessert. The bathrooms could use some work. Toilets weren't working properly, and no toilet tissue on top of that. Overall, nice visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

From the start of our dining experience at Ruth Chris’s with the friendly, helpful, professional efficient staff to the satisfying dessert, we enjoyed it all. The food was delicious and I appreciate the attention the staff paid to my food allergy. Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

AJ our server was amazing! We enjoyed the ‘restaurant week” prifixe menu with a few extras.
It was all delicious and amazing!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was great in all aspects!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was very crowded as usual for a Friday and restaurant week. My steak was undercooked, potato had large black spots throughout, and the steak was woefully under seasoned. I was pretty disappointed. The service was attentive but the fact that nothing was done to rectify missteps was surprising.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Pharrah was our server and she was wonderful. Perfectly timed meal, very knowledgeable and accommodating. Food was delicious and I tried new dishes as well as old favorites.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was as fabulous as it has always been. Though very friendly, the server was not quite as professional this time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We enjoyed Amanda’s service and courtesy! And Curt (Manager) was very hospitable and professional!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Never miss at this location with the food and service, exceptional

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service at the bar was terrible and the food quality was not much better. I would not recommend this restaurant to any one.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic service on a very busy night. Will return

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Delish! Excellent wine suggestion and our food was perfect!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Although the dinners were very good the service was not. Our server seemed to forget about us, walking right past our table several times without acknowledgement. Although I enjoy a leisurely dinner, not over 2 hours on a weeknight when working the next day.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Atmosphere, waitress, food was outstanding.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server, Kevin did a great job! The food was awesome as always. It was our 10th New Years at Ruth Chris.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was a bit disappointed in my meal, my wife was pretty happy with hers. I had the pumpkin soup, was not really hot and I did not enjoy the flavor. Perhaps just a personal preference. I had the 8oz filet and it was average at best. The texture and flavor did not seem to match my previous Ruth's Chris experience. Hard to describe, but not a very flavorful steak and that is why we came here. We had bread pudding for desert. Had to send it back. First time half of it was warm, the other half was just plain cold. The next version was about three-fourths hot, but one side was still cold. Did not bother sending back a third time. On the other hand my wife was very happy with salad, sea bass and brussel sprouts. Tried her fish, was very good. Service above average, friendly staff, manager stopped by. Overall a bit disappointing compared to other Ruth's Chris experiences.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was delicious, service was fast and our server, Pharrah, was great.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful evening with great food and service. Danielle did a great job and the manager Kurt always adds a special touch. Love this place!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was slightly above average. Definitely not worth the price tag. We usually dine at locally owned restaurants and decided to give this a try for a sense of nostalgia (we dined at one 18 years ago on our honeymoon). It wasn't nearly as good as we remembered. I definitely recommend local options for about half or two/thirds the cost.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was good except some members in our party ordered the mashed potatoes which did not retain their temperature long enough during the meal. I recommend the broccoli instead, which is what I ordered. My steak was slightly overcooked in that I ordered it medium and it was closer to medium well. The service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

It is true that our steaks were expertly cooked and delicious. Everything else about the experience was lackluster. Very overpriced. Lobster was over cooked. Our waiter wasn't warm or inviting. They were out of the bottle of wine we ordered. I would never go back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food great service!!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was fantastic! We got together for Christmas Eve and enjoyed an amazing dinner. Food was delicious and we even learned the history of the restaurant from a manager (we inquired). Very pleasant experience, we will be back.

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