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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4.7

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4.6

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4.6

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4.2

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (29)
Special Occasion (29)
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Romantic (23)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
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Notable Wine List (11)
Cozy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Casual (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (3)
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our waiter was amazing. He asked us if we were here for a special occasion which we were. My fiance recently received a promotion. Our steak was melt in your mouth delicious. Our waiter knew when to stop by and when not to interrupt. At the end of our dinner, he brought out chocolate covered strawberries that spelled out "congratulations". It definitely made our night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good service, good food, always one of the best steaks in town among many steakhouses to choose from.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Waiter was very accomodating

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great meal!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I just wanted to drop a quick line about our (my) dining experience on Saturday. Let me start by saying there was (4) of us and everything was fantastic other than my steak. I believe we had 2 fillets, 1 crab cake (an an entree) and I had the rib-eye. The place looked fantastic as usual and the staff was also top notch. I wish I could remember the name of our waiter because he was excellent. Again, please let me reiterate that the drinks, the other 3 entrees and the sides were all excellent. I ordered the rib-eye for 2 reasons. One, its always my favorite cut of meat and 2 because over the last month and a half or so I was able to dine at several of the local steak house''s so just for me, I wanted to compare. This is where it went down hill. I was brought the first rib-eye and it was good/not great and actually had quite of bit of gristle (not fat) on it. The flavor was merely average. Our waiter asked how it was and I was honest "it was just okay". There was not a lot wrong but for Ruth Chris and 50.00 I expected much much more. He swiftly took my steak and asked to let him make it right. I agreed. A lady manager, I presume, then came to my table and assured me they would fix the issue and that she would check back on me. She did not come back. My new rib-eye arrived and to be 100 percent honest it was basically the same steak with less gristle. Again, good not great. It just didn't have that burst of flavor that you, at least I, expect from a top level steak house. I felt like I could have achieved this flavor profile with a good cut of meat from Meijer and my backyard grill. I was at Red 2 weeks ago, also had the ribeye and in just my humble opinion, there was no comparison. At a 160.00 bill I guess I just expected much more from Ruth Chris.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The tomahawk ribeye was excellent. Cooked to perfection despite its massive thickness.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have dinned at Ruth Chris many times. We live in Chicago but have family in Indy. Most of the time our experience has been nice. I do believe they serve one of the best steaks however on this night, everything was average to below average. We had at 9:15pm reservation so decided to have a drink in the bar. The bar area was a mess and the place was packed. Getting a drink was nearly impossible. The restaurant was also freezing cold. We were sat in the room closest to the door and were so cold we ate with our coats on. I had the surf and turf. The lobster tail was small and my steak was over-cooked. Even the shrimp cocktail seemed like smaller pieces of shrimp and it was filled with cabbage and hardly any cocktail sauce. Our creamed spinach came out luke warm at best. I’ve definitely had better dinners at Ruth Chris but not that night. We walked away feeling we should have spent our $150 at another place.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Although the temperature outside was very cold on NYE, the temperature in the dining room was very brisk, uncomfortable in fact. Many people had their coats and jackets on. This is unacceptable for a place like this.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dinner and the service were great. It was cold in the restaurant though.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and great service on NYE! My wife and I had a great time!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another fabulous dinner with delicious food and service!!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome food, but very expensive. Has to be for a special occasion.
Everything priced a la carte.

A little noisy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always great at this location

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner. Fabulous food and wine and staff.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to Ruth’s for Christmas Eve dinner. Our family has been doing a special dinner for the last several years. It was a cold evening and we were warmly greeted by the valet service and the hostess. We had a great waitress was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. We had melt in your mouth steaks and two delicious sides. We ended our evening with fresh raspberries with vanilla ice cream and we shared a piece of carrot cake. I would definitely recommend the carrot cake. On our way out we were thanked for dining with them and wished a Merry Christmas.

We will definitely return again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had fabulous service and delicious steaks on Christmas Eve. It was festive and elegant. It's definitely a place for special occasions. It's expensive but worth every penny.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

There was absolutely no ambience in the room we dined in. The bar area was beautiful, and I looked forward to a pretty room with candles or something pretty. It looked like a banquet room. Very plain and very packed w people.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food, service and fun! Appreciated the special attention for my mother’s 89th birthday! Our server was excellent!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Will definitely not go back, calamari were over cooked tasted like crispy rubber, steak was tender but was overloaded with butter ... when I took first bite I burned my tongue. The crab cakes Well all bread crumbs .. you could NOT taste any of the fish. The osso buco ravioli well I could not taste any of the osso buco and the ravioli was over cooked. The Sweet potatoes casserole was delicious but my plate was so hot that it was not enjoyable to eat. I would choose a different restaurant next time ... will definitely not come back. This was my anniversary gift to my wife and she disliked it.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food and service were both wonderful! It is the perfect location to celebrate any special occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Did not like location of our table in the bar , was very cramped against the window and a wall and was loud.
I think for a high end restaurant the tables should have more room to get around. Have been there many times and was the worse experience. Service was not as good either

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful food and superb service. Pricey but food was worth it. Great wine also

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our meal was simply delicious. I would recommend the Harvest Salad, filet and baked potato. This was enough food for 2 people.
Service was great!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fabulous staff, excellent dinner! A must do at the holidays

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Our server, Mike was wonderful...professional, knowledgeable, engaging. We enjoyed a lovely birthday celebration. The apple dessert (not on the menu) was fantastic. I highly suggest adding this dessert to the regular menu.

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent experience! Very best steaks you will find anywhere. Very attentive staff. A very special evening on the occasion of our 34th wedding anniversary. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The only place we go to celebrate our anniversary. As always, delicious food, attentive service, and wonderful evening for our special celebration.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Could not have asked for anything better!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Of all the steakhouses in Indy, this has to be the worse value. If the prices drop...it would be ok. However, the steak tasted like something we could make at home. Does not compare to the competitors in the area. I had a $16.50 old fashioned drink...it tasted great= but why would it be over $12?? really?
I cannot recommend this place to anyone...costs are too high for food that wasn't anything special...and the sides were bland. Regular cheesecake was subpar... but the chocolate mouse cheesecake was the best.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was delicious. I was pleased with the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The waiter could have been more attentive. We waited a while to get our bill. We couldn’t find him to flag him down

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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 December 2, 2017

Awesome experience for our evening out on our 33rd anniversary. Food, service & atmosphere was outstanding! We will be back soon. We highly recommend Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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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 '!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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