Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham

4.5
1054 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(919) 361-0123
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Renaissance Parkway
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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

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4.5
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4.7
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4.5
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best steak I’ve ever tasted! Everything was delicious. Wait staff was courteous and had the perfect amount of interaction...not too much conversation, but attentive enough to remove plates, refill wine, etc. We loved it!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. Our waiter Chris was excellent. Steaks superior.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food had good flavor, but it was not prepared as well or as creatively as I would have expected for a meal at this price point. My salmon was slightly overdone and my partner's stuffed chicken was a little dry and was cumbersome to eat. The bread and salad were just okay. Positives were our server and the chocolate sin cake which was rich in chocolate flavor and had a good texture. We went during Triangle Restaurant Week and won't return at the full or promotional price.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I’ve dined here before. Sometimes a little loud, but this is a favorite for my hubs and I. Steak is always delicious

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our waiter John D was absolutely amazing! He was very informative of the menu and suggested a great wine to pair with my steak.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We went to Ruth's Chris on a gift card, so we weren't as concerned about the bill as we might usually be. We had a lovely experience, treated like royalty by all the staff members, including the General Manager. We were there to celebrate our 60th birthdays, and everyone wished us happy birthday, and tended to us very warmly. The wine we selected was delicious, and although my caesar salad was delicious, my husband liked the seafood gumbo "ok." Our filets were cooked perfectly to end up being served on the 500 degree plate. The lobster mac-and-cheese that we shared was amazing, and our desserts delectable! We were seated early against the wall, which was quiet and seemed private. Two families were seated later, and the music was loud enough that all was stil well. Our excellent waiter, John, was personable and knowledgable, and helped us to have a very nice evening at Ruth's Chris at Southpoint.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I frequent Ruth Chris often and love the atmosphere and attention that I'm shown.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent Restaurant Week Meal. Lovely waitress (Chelsea)

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Had a great experience at Ruth's Chris for restaurant week. Thomas was an excellent server and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Always great service and food!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great! Ambiance was quite nice and meal was at a relaxed pace.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Very nice place relaxing atmosphere , waiter was very attentive and helpful. Food was wonderful a little pricey with everything being a` la carte. Everyone makes you feel welcome.
This would be a great place for a special evening out with family or friends.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I have never been disappointed with Ruth's Chris. The steaks are the best of any I've ever had. Ruth's Chris is pricey, so I pretty much only go during Restaurant Week. Our dining partner brings his own fine wine to share; I think that the corkage fee of $50 for two bottles is too high. Our server was particularly good on this recent visit.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fantastic meal and value with the Classics Menu. Lauren was very courteous and professional

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Overpriced as usual but one of few places serving Prime cuts. Ambiance and wine choices give them a slight edge over other sparse steak choices but otherwise, meh.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We dined here for my daughters boyfriends birthday and to celebrate her getting a new job. It is one of our favorite places. The steaks, sides, deserts and the service are alway excellent. My wife and I alway get the Porterhouse for Two and it NEVER disappoints. A bit pricey but you know you are going to come away with a great meal and some good memories.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Love this Ruth Chris!!!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Graduation/Mother’s day

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excessive wait time for food which was undercooked (chicken). Meal was reheated, rather than replaced... rather unsanitary to take partially eaten food into the kitchen.
I mentioned that despite our 5pm reservation, we were running late for a 7pm show. I asked for and did not receive replacement silverware. I had to waste the entree and was not even offered a discount. No mention of the fact that we missed getting the dessert included with the meal. Nearly forgot, that our original Bill's were wrong adding further delay. Needless to say, we were late for the show.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great service and food.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

everything was great on mothers day and i understand its very busy but we had to ask for bread and more water and we werent checked on for a long time after meal came.ive been to ruth chris 30-40 times in my life and the service is usually impeccable.meal was great as always.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Took entirely to long for food to be served. Servers not really utilizing team work. Our waiter was good but just not the caliber for a fine dining experience at the cost.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were seated promptly at 1:00. Our entrees arrived at 3:00. The restaurant took conference rooms at the adjoining Holiday inn to seat more people than can fit in the restaurant. But they couldn’t handle that many people. Greed for more heads resulted in a poor experience. Food was good, but not special. Ordered their version of filet Oscar. RC is proud of their 500 degree plates. But serving lump crab directly on that plate (instead of on the steak) ruined the crab and asparagus.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Didn’t know about the room with windows, we sat in the dark, dank part of the restaurant with no ambiance. The place needs an overhaul to reach RC standards.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Absolutely terrible service. Our reservation was on Mother’s Day for 12:30 and we were not seated until almost 1. It took another hour for us to get our food after placing the order. Half of our party had to leave early and they bagged the wrong food in the to-go order. Instead of remaking the order so that those of us who stayed would have our correct order, they brought out the food that they forgot to bag and said they made a mistake but made no attempt to correct it. The manager was nice enough and came by and ended up taking the order they screwed up off the bill. I left hungry after paying over $400 for the meal. Absolutely not worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A little pricy but great food and service for a special graduation dinner

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I have never been to a Ruth Chris. It was my first and last time there. Everything was nice but there was a table across from us and the woman literally YELLED our entire dinner. We couldn't even hear each other speak. My boyfriend had a Rib-eye and it was good. Great cut and flavor, very tender but for $60, I have had better on a grill at home. My 10 year old had the lamb chops. Those were really good but a little tough. Great flavor though. My other son and I had crab cakes. Definitely NOT worth the $21 or $36 we spent on one and two of them. I can get jumbo lump for $35 and make six crab cakes with more crab than these had. I know because I did it not too long ago. We shared creamed spinach and Au gratin potatoes. The potatoes were too hard and too thick. Neither dish had much flavor. Overall, while the food was decent, it definitely was not worth the price spent for dishes with no sides. I've had much better for much less and I travel and eat out A LOT. Try the Capital City Chop House at the airport, Second Empire in Raleigh or Littler in downtown Durham before you spend money going here. $250 dollars for four people with four entrees and two sides to share. NO one had BEVERAGES! It was WAY too much to pay for the meal we had. It was a huge disappointment. I've worked and eaten in a countless number of fine dining establishments. This one did not live up to the hype. I think at this point, Ruth Chris and Angus Barn are just phoning it in on name alone.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I have been to Ruth’s before. The level of attention and quality of service at this location was not the same that I am used to. They also overcooked my meat selection which I decided to just accept as served. Overall it is still a nice restaurant to visit. I think they just had a bad day.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful service, and I was happy to have a selection of vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Dining at Ruth Chris Steakhouse was a pleasure. The service was very pleasant and efficient. We both really enjoyed the food. It was flavorful and delicious. We definitely will dine here again. It is at the top of my partner’s list for enjoyable fine dining.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

11 oz filet drastically undercooked. Sweet potato casserole overdone with sugar and cream Spinach served cold.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Our waiter AJ was awesome for the second time. We had the pleasure of being served by him in February (Valentine's Day) and in April (Earth Week). Everything was perfect on both occasions!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Had a new waitress (1st night at Ruth’s Chris) but she was great and very friendly. Manager checked several times to ensure all was going well. Another fantastic meal at this location. Always feel at home here

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Wonderful service by Andrea. Staff made grandson feel special on his 15th birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Husbands birthday... great meal and service!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The Waiter (AJ) was very personable, knowledgeable of the Menu and attentive to my guests specific questions and requests. The Food was prepared to everyone's satisfaction and beef cooked exactly as requested by each person in the party.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Service was great at the bar. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Everything was done with excellence! The food, the ambience and the service. Our waitress was the best. She was very accommodating and did everything to ensure we had a positive experience.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I had the small filet, and it was one of the best steaks I've ever had in my life. Cooked a perfect medium-rare, melt in your mouth, perfectly seasoned. Amazing dinner.

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