About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Indianapolis

Ruth's Chris Steak House is Indianapolis' preferred downtown dining location! Close to all major downtown hotels, Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana Convention Center and of course the Circle Centre Mall. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for 2, an important business dinner or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. Ruth's Chris never fails to please!

45 S. Illinois Street
Circle Centre Mall
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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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: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Lounge opens daily at 4 pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(317) 633-1313

Website:
http://www.ruthschrisindy.com/downtown

Entertainment:
Live piano Monday through Sunday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Catering:
Ruth’s Chris Steak House can offer our delicious award-winning cuisine at your home, office or special event. From small, intimate dinner parties to large corporate outings, we make sure to include every detail for your off-site special event. Our catering professionals arrange set-up, décor, event design and of course a delicious Ruth’s Chris menu executing the perfect event. We present the same mouthwatering New Orleans taste you expect from Ruth’s Chris…all priced to fit your budget.

Parking Details:
Valet, public lots, & street parking are available.

Executive Chef:
Nathan White

Private Party Facilities:
Looking to impress your family, business associates, or friends? Treat them to a special event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. From family gatherings and business meetings to charity fundraisers—our private dining professionals deliver a flawless execution so you can relax and enjoy your event. Our comfortable yet stylish atmosphere combined with uniquely decorated private dining rooms accommodate from 10 to 120 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Annemarie Stegemann: (317) 633-1313

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Indianapolis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

If this had been my only trip to this particular Ruth's Chris, I might not be as eager to return - here is my 3 day review.
I booked reservations for 3 nights in a row for business guests and the first night (Wednesday Dec 6) was spectacular. Our server on Wednesday (Sean) was perfectly on point with every aspect of service. We were seated in the dining room at a nice table and my guests were perfectly taken care of throughout the entire meal. From cocktails at the bar before being seated to walking back out the front door after dinner, everything was exceptional.
On Thursday I was unable to attend, but gave my reservation to clients who reported back that the experience was just the same - excellent as usual.
Friday night I had a 6:45 reservation and we were promptly seated in the bar area by the front door. I now know to request another table location if possible. The table was incredibly cramped and we had to move it in order for one of our party to take his seat. Being close to the door on a cold night is also undesirable as large groups come and go holding the doors open for each other. The bar area is great for drinks, but with the loud conversations and piano fighting for attention it is nearly impossible to have a low key business dinner. Our server on Friday was not exceptional in any way - definitely did not do anything wrong, but also not what would be expected at this location.
I will certainly return again and again as I have for a number of years, but this week was a 2/3 rather than a perfect score for each visit. The above star ratings are strictly for dining on 12/8/17.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Best steak I’ve ever had! Literally melted in my mouth. Also best crab cake I’ve ever had! Wine was great, as was our server, Jessie. He was super great at explaining everything. Had an awesome experience and will definitely be back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as usual for this location. Our server Sean did a fantastic job of taking care of my guests. This was the first of 3 consecutive nights of reservations that I made for business dinners during the week and by far the best. Outstanding food and service from all the staff we encountered on Wednesday night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Why anyone would go to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse with St. Elmo's right down the street baffles me. The steaks were good but all other items were ala carte and not exceptional. The sizzle platters with butter were interesting but the steak could have used more seasoning. Chopped salad we split was too small to split. The has brown casserole was interesting and was large enough to split. The dining room where we ate was loud, too loud to carry on a conversation. The wine carried a higher premium than most comparable steak houses.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always amazing best place in the city

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic food and great service. We’ll be back again soon.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always wonderful. Terrific service, great steaks.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great as always '!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner here, but ate off the regular menu. Kids menu really nice, he had 4 oz filet, choice of vegie, and ice cream. My steak was perfect. meals arrived on incredibly hot plate, so buttery sauce stayed hot whole meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We've been to this restaurant countless times. Worst experience we've ever had. Waiter lied to us. His boss lied to us. Loud drunks at bar. Food was average. It'll be a long time before we visit Ruth's again.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always great service but their Thanksgiving menu definitely fell short. Tiny portions and felt like I was eating at a cafeteria rather than a 5 star fancy restaurant. Definitely will not do that again. My date ordered off the regular menu which was stellar as usual.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had great service and great food. We where there for Thanksgiving with my mom who hates holidays because my dad passed away recently and she’s not at her best. I needed to preface that because the Manager That day was very attentive to her and tried to make her day better even though she had no ide what she was going through. I just wanted to say I appreciated the extra kindness and the free Crëme Brulëë you offered her. Thanks again the Schwegmans

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 19, 2017

16 weeks of marriage. Very nice experience

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Birthday celebration for my 15 year old daughter.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was a lunch buffet prior to the Colts game. There are new seats located by the restroom, which is a very busy area with a lot of people walking by. it's louder than normal. The service was less than typical and our drink service was below par.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Anniversary dinner

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall nice meal. Mentioned it was for husband's birthday but this was not acknowledged. Minor disappointment.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great night celebrating our friends Birthday!! Steaks were perfect and so was the service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was our first time and it was very memorable would do it again

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 30, 2017

18th Wedding anniversary would have been a little more romantic if we had been seated in a booth instead of in the middle of the room. There was booth seating available and the restaurant wasn't crowded.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

First visit to Ruth's Chris and it did not disappoint. Great food, wine, and atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Ruths Chris is just not like it used to be. At this price point it is all in the details, and they just were not there. Little things, like spotted glasses, forgetting a drink order, steak cooked wrong temperature. I expect that at Outback. But, it was not my money being spent, and my dogs enjoyed the leftovers.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding. But that is why we went there.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Staff was very nice, food was amazing. Seated us right away even though we showed up 20 minutes early. Would recommend to anyone looking to have a good meal with good drinks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Everything about our experience was top notch. We had a great time and will definitely visit again!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We asked for bread 4 times before it was actually brought to our table. Alcoholic beverages did not have much alcohol. I ordered 2 long island iced teas and normally I can't finish one. It was like drinking a Coke. Our guest ordered a gin and tonic and said it was mostly tonic.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great brunch before Colt's game. Service was poor. we were almost finished with our brunch before we were served our drinks. Waitress was more concerned about setting empty tables for lunch crowd.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I are celebrating our 18th anniversary and this was the first time we had ever been to one of these restaurants. The food was absolutely amazing they were probably the two best steaks we had ever had. And we would highly recommend the lobster mac and cheese.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great dinner with great service. Loved the little touches they provided to help celebrate our anniversary.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Dinner was excellent. Drinks were obviously not top shelf liquor
Service was also great.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great as Always, Mode and Kenny are the best!! Been eating at the bar for years. Always a great time...

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

That was my first time dining at Ruth's Chris and it was an phenomenal experience. I would recommend everyone to come and get the experience I received this weekend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Waiter was great.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our waiter Pat was very disappointing. I was apart of a party of 6 and every one of us are fine dining servers so we are very aware of the standards of service. Pat never greeted us with a hi or his name or anything, he never told us any features, did not card us and we're only 27, never checked back on us after we had our food, and the one time he chose to speak to us he purposely interrupted the birthday girls toast while she was in tears. Food was good but service was a disaster and upsetting because he made us feel as if we were inconveniencing him for even being there. On a lighter note, the server assistant Lyndon was absolutely amazing. He is a prime example of how a server should interact with their guests. He was always present, crumbed our table, kept our waters full, pre bussed our table, and was very personable with us. I think pat should be reminded that every table should be treated the same, whether they look as if they're millionaires or not.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Thank you to Amy for great service. She wasn't pushy and realized we needed time to visit before selecting something for dinner. The filets were cooked to our liking. The only complaint is I purposely asked to be seated away from the kitchen and got a table right by it.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Music was too loud, to enjoy a business meal. Had we been sat away from the bar, maybe our noise level would have been better. The food was amazing. Had the par deax meal combination for 49.95, which included an appetizer, side, entree and dessert. Great value. I had the 6oz filet w/2shrimp, Caesar salad, succotash and apple "pie" ala mode. Great value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

I had a group of customers out for dinner. There were six of us. Our server was excellent. The drinks were spot on. Our food was excellent. The total experience was 5 star. I look forward to spending another evening at this establishment the next time I am in town. Perfect!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent dinner for our anniversary. Staff certainly went out of their way to make it a special occasion.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

When I booked the reservation it didn't say that Sunday was a brunch buffet... Was very disappointed thought it was menu only.. on open table it didn't say a buffet would have never done that.. The buffet food was just average at best.. Was the 1st and last time for that experience.. Maybe on Sunday before a 1p game maybe could have a small menu... Even the Bloody Mary was awful!! Just wasn't worth the money we paid for it! Won't be back for brunch unless something changes and a small menu is available!!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went to a before football game brunch. The service was excellent and the variety of both breakfast and lunch food was very good. The quality and taste of all options was great! My favorites were the salmon and prime rib. Good value!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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