Ruth's Chris Steak House - Irvine

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Irvine, CA 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.
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Orange County
89 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was very busy at least 2 managers walking around to make sure everything ok
1. The restaurant very cold not good feeling we were not comfortable with the temperature
2. Waiting 15 minutes for the drink 44 minute fir the meat
3. Salad was fast but the vegetable not fresh I was to cold to return I wanted to eat and leave salad did not taste good .
4. Again very dry pierce of filet I have been there many times the meat not succulent again we waited so long for the meat and I am cold I wanted to eat and leave did not return
5. The baked potatoes tasted funny like was cooked in a dirty oven
6. Had to give my credit card to another server waited to long to have the check
Shame on you Ruth Chris for $ 200 meals you could have better food in a coffee shop
The sad part a lot if people there and nobody complain
I have been going there for years the last few times it is going down will never go back terrible it used to be the place to go to for a good salad and good steak
The last few times terrible ( Honolulu/ San Diego / Maui / Irvine ) I thought I give it another try that was not smart n my part

M
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iif I could find one thing to complain about it would be that tables are too crowed together.
Other than that food and service was outstanding.

DG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter Tom was terrific as was the rest of his team.
The Porterhouse for 2 was excellent as was the rest of the meal.
Noise level not too far from the Bar became increasingly loud. We dined from 6:15 - 7:30....
it increased.
Self parking isn't easy but c'est la vie....we could have used the valet
It was a fun "date-night" and we did enjoy a few left-overs the day after.

t
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth Chris, Irvine continues to be exceptional. A family gathering of 12. Helen our main server one of the best in the business. Timing of drinks, wine, food delivery perfect. Atmosphere of dining room wonderful.

A
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was wonderful as usual. Tried the seafood tower for the first time and it was delicious! Of course our steaks were amazing. Carter took great care of us and made it a very special evening!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gail was an amazing server!

B
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends for a retirement dinner

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carter was phenomenal! He made our visit memorable and was very delightful!

F
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, food and service. Bar is nice also!

MP
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, as usual. Unfortunately, our porterhouse for two, came under cooked a bit and had a membrane that made it quite chewy. They gladly put it back under the flame and then it was cooked perfectly, but it still was a bit chewy of course. Ribeye was great, but didn’t come cut up for sharing, a quick fix though. Service was great as always. We love sitting in the bar area, very lively!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were next to a large party who were very loud

GA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak anywhere! A favorite place for our family's special occasion gatherings.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would completely recommend Ruth's Christ in Irvine. The food was delicious and our server Matthew
was delightful. He was very personable and at ease. The wait staff in general was very nice and courteous and when we asked, they gave great recommendations. Sometimes it's just nice to treat yourself to a good quality, relaxing meal, and Ruth's Chris is definitely a great place to do so.

L
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Karen, was the ultimate professional and took great care of us. Jesus also was attentive to our water and bread needs. The food was exceptional, as always. My husband felt extra special because of the personalized menu and the elegant birthday dessert provided by the restaurant. We will return for many more special occasions!

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good. Service was awesome not impressed by ambiance . I made reservations with open table and our table was all the way in the back room. Spend so much money but ambiance was missing. When doing reservations request table in the main dining hall .

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gail was an amazing server! She made our celebration that much more special.

OT
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there to see our server Gail and stay for the food!. It is always a special day when we go to Ruth Chris and we go as often as we can!

DM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

I felt the service to be excellent but the food was very average. I have had the good fortune to eat great steak all over the world but unfortunately this steak was essentially ruined because it was served swimming in grease! My wife and I had stomach ache afterwards.
Side vegetables were steamed and plain which were fine.
Certainly not worth the high prices, not by a long shot!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

EL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From our arrival and drinks in the bar to the special dessert that was presented to my husband in honor
Of his retirement, we enjoyed every aspect of our meal. Melanie, our waitress was charming and professional. Although I returned my steak as too rare, and the sides were very delayed to the table, it was all made right by the GM when he returned my perfectly cooked steak and informed us that the sides were complementary because of the delay. ( We hadn’t yet brought the delay to anyone’s
attention.) so in spite of the problems I would rate the service as 5 stars. Every dish was delicious. A thoroughly wonderful evening.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Food was delicious, but a little hard to find healthy options. Overall, great night!

G
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was exceptional and was the standard expected from a phenomenal restaurant.

SF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always welcome you and have great service. Food is good too.

l
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gail is the best. We have requested her as our server for years and she is always a delight.

SC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently excellent. Best steaks and prepared perfectly.

WR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with the special. treatment we received for our anniversary. Great food and great service!

TC
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak ever - Carter is a great waiter. Very attentive and a great guy ! Can't wait to go back !

MD
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tom our waiter was excellent. We had reservations but ended up sitting in the bar area so we wouldn’t have to wait ( we arrived early). Very comfortable and the service was excellent. We both tried the classic three-course meal. Good value, decent portions.

J
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent Food! My Filet Migmon was absolutely Perfect!

OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Also this time excellent meat. Obviously very expensive, maybe too much! On this occasion, the Staff at the door was not very welcoming! Remember that a smile is free!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Birthday

M
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Disappointed in ribeye steak. Not cooked evenly. Right half Med Rare left half Med Well. Not as good as I remember it. Sides nothing special. Just not up to par. Sorry.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great loved everything specially the service was great

OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Always excellent meat. The restaurant is very noisy and the atmosphere is not very "fine". A tip for the Chef: creme brulè is a French dessert with eggs, milk, cream and vanilla ... keep it in the fridge but you have to caramelize it just before serving it!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my colleagues to a nice dinner.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Charlie and are there as usual steaks were perfect it was my husband‘s birthday and they brought him a nice cheesecake we enjoyed the evening and we loved our server Tom he was very kind and very friendly and I always tell everyone how much I love Ruth Chris

B
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious lobster mac & cheese. Tasty Fliet and Ribeye steaks. Excellent service from Matthew and Roberto.

TR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The steaks were delicious, seasoned just right and cooked to perfection. It tends to be in the pricey side of other high-end steak house restaurants though.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here on a Friday night, on a last moment idea, well I made reservations in the car as we were leaving Bakersfield to meet up with family in Irvine, so 4 hours prior!! Everything was great! Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and made some great suggestions, sweet potato casserole and Ruth’s cheesecake, oh my goodness, I don’t know how I’ve lived almost 60 years without knowing these items existed!! Also, the barbecue shrimp appetizer, stuff that I dream about!! Our party had the halibut (delicious), cowboy ribeye (wonderful), truffle crusted filet (yummy), and salmon (#1), no one left the table hungry or disappointed. If you’ve not been here before, don’t hesitate, get up off the couch, go put your shoes on and get over here, and don’t forget to bring your appetite!!

J
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Next to your table was a party of 20 people . They are not respect other customers. But server is good

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