About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Ft. Lauderdale

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Ft. Lauderdale, FL 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.

2525 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
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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 - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 565-2338

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/ft-lauderdale

Catering:
Ruth's Catering in Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 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:
Complimentary valet parking

Executive Chef:
Marcos Herndanez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Ft. Lauderdale Ratings and Reviews

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82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Four of the five steaks ordered for our table were completely cooked incorrectly and the service was AWFUL. This was a very disappointing meal and dining experience. Given that Ruth’s Chris is a STEAKHOUSE, one would assume they know how to cook a steak. Even though they “attempt” to fix the mistakes, you end up with a meal that is miss timed and no one enjoys the experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

There were many choices for Valentine's Day. We chose Ruth's Chris. We have not been to this location for a number of years but it was memorable enough that we decided we would come here for Valentine's Day dinner. We chose to celebrate on Thursday because 2.14.18 was Ash Wednesday, but we also know that the actual date can be crazy and we wanted to have a relaxing evening. We were not disappointed. We chose the shrimp cocktail appy and for our entree the porterhouse for 2. Our sides were roasted brussels and fingerling potatoes. We added a lobster tail which was the only item - while delicious - was probably not worth ordering as a side. The bread pudding was very good; sweet and different from mothers but very tasty and way more than enough for at least 2!
From the morning when delightful Gloria confirmed til leaving with our server Mike making our evening superb, we know we made the best choice. All of the staff was efficient and friendly. We will return in the future. Thank you.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Server was attentive, manager came by twice and was very helpful. Amazing food as always just very pricey.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great and so was the service

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·Dined 4 days ago

Heard so much hype about it. Tried it for the first time for Valentine's Day. WANTED to like it, but it was mediocre. The steak had gristle in it, so I'm glad I didn't get a more expensive cut. The sides were mediocre as well. A friend told me that he used to work there and they MICROWAVE the food! And I believe it! Two hundred dollars not well spent. I'll try someplace else next time. Or Outback. Lol.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Our service was fabulous. The food was awesome and we always enjoy the service and the team at Ruth Chris

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Once again exceeded my expectations.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was delicious, but the restaurant needs a massive redo on the decorating. The carpet was old and needed replacing. It is not what a fine steak house should look like. If you look past that, the serice was great, had a good wine list and the steak was great. The tables were so close together that we had to get up so people could walk by. Overall, I think you can find better steak houses.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and steaks but horrible service marred the entire evening. We’ve been waiting two years to come back here – after or before cruises it’s our special place! Unfortunately we had to wait for 30 minutes to be seated at a table for six. That wasn’t so bad, but neither the waitress nor the assistant server ever came over to the table to welcome us to take drink orders or anything for over 15 minutes. The rest of the evening was just like that ... Very strange and extremely disappointing to spend $600 and have that kind of experience.Thankfully the wonderful manager gave us a generous gift certificate before we left because I expressed my displeasure. We did not want anything from him but it was a very nice gesture and we will return. Just can’t get back that special night with our grown kids from also over the country. Not the way to kick off a cruise. This is highly unusual for a Ruth’s Chris.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had not been to Ruth Chris for some time. I was disappointed to hear that they no longer offer Steaks "Au Poivre" style, which is very common in upscale steak places. They would not even entertain a special request (given how easy it is to make the sauce).

The tables are much closer together, in an effort to fit more people, so the overall ambiance has changed from what it used to be.

Overall the food was delicious, and the service was great. However, it may be a while before I go back. I have tried Morton's, Del Frisco's, and other top named steak houses, and they do go out of their way to accommodate requests (especially at these prices).

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The whole experience was fantastic. It was good to be at a Ruth Chris resteraunt since we are from Columbus and they closed that one.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great evening. Pat our waitress was fantastic. Food great.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Life is simple. When you want the best, go to the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Celebrating our Granddaughters 2 year Birthday and they were fabulous

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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service. Everything cooked to perfection. Definitely a special occasion treat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2018

It was just a nice relaxed evening w good friends and great food and the service was excellent

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Staff was excellent in recognizing event. Server was good but dinner meal was noticeably slow. The classic sizzling plate was not experienced in delivering meal. Special selection did not have the appropriate portion of potato, and the broccoli serving was not edible. The glaring unsatisfactory experience was that my ribeye steak was extremely fatty. Management was attentive in taking off the check, but really wanted to have a good steak to eat. Thank goodness I ate the bread and appetizer.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant was a joke. It's a food chain below average at best steak house. In fact it's probably the worst steak house in all of Fort Lauderdale.
1. The service staff is inexperienced, unknowledgeable and overwhelmed.
2. The kids meals are a joke.
3. Ambiance is weak, very weak.
4. Way over priced for the sub par food and under performing service.
5. I would recommend 5-10 other steak restaurants in the area that are much better than Ruth Chris.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great as was the service. The ambiance is a bit bland - it's one big room with no dividing walls so the noise level was high and the lighting was too bright.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Overall a lovely evening. The calamari appetizer was delicious! We ordered the celebration dinner with 2 lobster tails and the rib eye steak. The rib eye steak was very fatty (we know a rib eye tends to be fatty). What started out as a 16 oz steak was probably no more than 10 oz of meat. It was cooked perfectly and we did enjoy it. We ordered the shoestring french fries which are usually very good but this time they were overcooked and cold.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Celebrated my wife’s birthday and the experience couldn’t have been better. The table was decorated with happy birthday confetti and a card from the restaurant. After dining on our delicious filets from the complete dinner option, our server Dominique took our photo and made the whole evening feel special. The all the courses were perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better time.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We came for the steaks and they were delicious. Our service was very slow. We had to keep asking a second time. Very expensive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent food and the server Tommy was extremely accommodating. My sister said it was the best steak she ever had.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This is our favorite Ruth's Chris. We live in Michigan and every year when we visit Florida this is one of the restaurants that we choose to eat at. It is not on the water, so location is not what brings us back. It is the service and the food. Nicholas was our waiter. He was young, but did a nice job. Food was good as usual. We had the 2 cowboy steaks and the filet. There were three of us. We also split the chopped salad, baked potato, and spinach. You definitely want to share those sides. We chose the cowboy steaks because you can get two meals out of them. Anyway, I'd recommend this restaurant if you're in the mood for steak.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Experience was great as always and our waiter, Miguel Barradas was exceptionally awesome.....

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Only one bathroom. No real fix for trying to make remaining bathroom uni-sex.

A little loud. While the wait staff were nice they all appeared to be 18 yrs old and lacked a little polish. Food was good.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I went for my 30th birthday and I really enjoyed it! My waiter was amazing and funny! The table was de prayed with birthday confetti and a card from the rest which I thought was sweet!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I have been going to the place for years. I love it exactly how they used to do it. Hot sizzling plates steak cooked to perfection. This time was not the case at all. GOOD PLACE GONE BAD!!!!

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food quality was excellent as per usual. However we felt that the service was a little off tonight. Our waitress was not very reactive. Waited quite awhile before getting greeted. Slow to react. Main meal arrived and old plates still on table. Not the best server by a long shot.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

On honeymoon

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Not as organized as it used to be. Carolyn, who was the hostess for years, was not there so therefore we were forgotten. Our reservations were at 6:30, which we were a few minutes early. We went to the bar and waited 20 minutes until we went out to the hostess to see if our table was ready. They seated us immediately after that. Our server, Pat, was pleasant, but after the dinner was served she seemed to busy to get back to us in a prompt manner.
Our meal was great. The steaks were cooked perfectly and so tender. The Caesar salad and the creamed spinach were good as always.

It's nice that they have finally redecorated, as it was musty for years. Not sure who the manager is as no manager stopped by like they used to do.

We were celebrating our anniversary, which they made notice by sprinkling rose petals on our table and took a picture after we had finished dinner. That was a nice touch.

All in all, we had a pleasant dinner.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was as well.
There were two of us celebrating our birthdays and Ruth’s Chris honored both of us by decorating the table, giving both us a birthday card, as well as a complementary dessert each, and it was absolutely delicious.
I would highly recommend this elegant restaurant to celebrate special occasions

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years ever

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Cream spinach was horrible but the steaks and wine were PERFECT

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was outstanding! We were well taken care of and our dinner was worth every penny! Absolutely delicious!

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 (Surrey)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had Jared for our server and he was excellent! He gave great food suggestions and brought a nice little dessert for my friend’s bday

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food 10/10
Service 10/10
Interior 6/10
Desperately needs an interior update or restructuring.
Food alone was classic top quality of Ruth’s.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was delicious and service was great. Out of the restaurant’s control was the couple making out intensely behind us throughout the meal. All in all, excellent otherwise.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

All wonderful

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The true test of a restaurant would be on a hi-volume, hi-stress day like Christmas, and I must say that Ruth's Chris certainly has their act together. Although they were mobbed when we arrived for our reservation, we were seated a short time later. Our server, Jennypher, was most pleasant, knowledgeable, and efficient. The steaks and sides we ordered were perfect and delicious. All in all, a solid "10."

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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