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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville

4.8
1123 Reviews
$31 to $50
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Knoxville, TN 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1123 people are saying
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4.8
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EddieR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Ruth's very much. We started with a the Seafood tower, it was the bomb and we could have stopped with just that, then we had a Caesar salad, I think it was the best I have ever tasted. Wife ordered the lobster tails with a filet and I ordered the sea Bass. The sea bass tasted as good if not better than the lobster. For sides we had the Broccoli (cooked to perfection) and sweet Potatoes, was like a desert...very very good.
Looking forward to returning.

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vipJimM
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First bad meal I’ve had here. My fillet was over cooked (ordered medium rare) and very dry, almost no flavor. Crab claws were very good. Not sure the quality of the beef is up to their standard for the fillet. My wife’s ribeye was also cooked to her liking and excellent.

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LisaS
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our daughters 22nd birthday and had a nice table on the end of the porch outside. Steven did a wonderful job taking care of us. However there were no petite filets available and a few other sides that we missed. In that situation, I don’t understand why a large filet isn’t cut down to accommodate a request. We had a nice evening and we felt well taken care of.

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vipOscarJimenezYenny
Monterrey
37 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent. Filet & Lobster....amazing

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JimD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The NY Strip was too tough to eat everything else excellent!

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vipFoodette
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling between Ohio and Florida and decided to stop in Knoxville. The Ruth’s Chris is on the river and the setting is magnificent. Our server team was led by Branden and he was exceptional. We sat in the bar as we did not have
Reservation and the hostess (Paula or Pamela I believe) was so nice and very friendly in helping us secure a spot since the restaurant was booked (to covid approved capacity that is). We had filet and it was perfectly cooked and also enjoyed creamed spinach, loaded potato and wedge salad. We shared everything and the team made sure it was all split and that we each had all our own accoutrements. I recommend this lovely spot 110%.

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MelanieM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak!! Sad brussel sprouts are no longer on menu.

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vipVilimS
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive but unobtrusive service, excellent food and great drinks. Felt very welcome and treated very well. Highly recommend!

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vipnyc25
Naples
48 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good meals and service. Will return soon.

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MDavid
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It would be nice if the restaurant would introduce, or at least encourage minimum dress code.

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SamC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

When you are ready for a special meal that includes the proper atmosphere for good conservation with quiet, unobtrusive yet timely service - treat someone special to dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House. You will be pleased that you did.

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vipEricS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location with beautiful view of the river. Great food

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Parsons
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. A wonderful evening out in spite of the pandemic

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! It's always nice to sit outside with a view of the river and downtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor Patio dining is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner!

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vipCathyR
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Steven was awesome.... food was delicious as always! Ruth’s Chris is consistently great🇺🇸

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Son’s birthday dinner. This is his favorite restaurant. Great food and service!

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vipLisaD
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrating friends birthday. Mashed potatoes were cold, had to send back. Steak was good. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Ruth’s Chris to celebrate our anniversary and it was absolutely fantastic. The food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. I highly recommend Ruth’s Chris for any special occasion.

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LizaO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service have never disappointed us at Ruth's Chris!!

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Scott
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at Ruth's Chris Steak House, Jason was our waiter and he was great. He made the experience even better, he made sure to get our names and use our names during our dinner. Great atmosphere, great drinks and great food.

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RichardC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except the price. Most expensive steak my wife and I have ever eaten.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11 year Anniversary Dinner. We come every year. Love this place!

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NOMORE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff - steak was just ok. It wasn't the best cut for a filet - was kinda surprised.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ,beautiful atmosphere great service

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KeithK
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Ruth’s Chris always is fantastic. Great service and fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came to celebrate our anniversary! Typically, I hate long dinners, but I felt so relaxed here. I felt taken care of by our waiter without him pestering us every five minutes. Because our favorite side wasn’t on the menu at the time, he recommended something different that we really enjoyed! It was such a great night!

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vipCanadianlady
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious steak and lobster

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We frequent displays and I've noticed the quality of service has gone down quite a bit. Seeing as this is one of the only fine dining places in the area it's a no brainer but for the price I feel like the experience is not worth it. There were dirty napkins on the floor along with shrimp tails etc. We finished our appetizers before our drinks were even brought to us. Dishes we're piled skyhigh to the point that we had to get up and walk it to another table so we have room. Just doesn't seem worth it for $500 dinner. My steak knife dropped on the ground and I asked for a replacement the gentleman told me I didn't need one to just use my butter knife. I understand where he was going with that but I don't really think that that is up to his discretion. We had a party of 10 on my husband's birthday two months ago and our experience was atrocious, gave this place another chance and once again was let down. Doubtful we will be returning, maybe to any other Ruth's Chris as well.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville
Responded on August 31, 2020

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. Please reply to us directly, or private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can further address your concerns. We hope you will give us another chance. Thank you!

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BrandyW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect! It is expensive so we usually only go for special occasions but it is worth every penny. The Lobster Mac is one of the best things you’ll ever eat.

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Frank
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice facility, good views. Food always great. Nice people. Parking is easy.

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CharlesC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been going about 4 to 6 times a year and have always been happy.

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KevinM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb, steak and lobster were great.
Stuffed mushrooms, to die for.
Desert excellent
Chloe was a fine server.
Only issue was asparagus was tooth pick thin,

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vipMurvul
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipSusanT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our waiter was great. My chop salad was nothing like I’ve had in the past. Huge pieces of onion, no hearts of palm, very plain. My petite filet was ordered medium. When it came out it was rare. I sent it back and again it was quite rare again.

This is the first time I e ever been disappointed in the food at a Ruth Chris.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality, atmosphere and service. We do hope you'll consider giving us a second chance to make a great impression. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please with your contact information including a phone number.

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MaryE
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding friendly service, beautifully prepared food, and interesting wine selections make this spot our family's favorite for a special occasion or date night! Dine on the lovely porch along the river or inside at nicely spaced tables- everything is done right at this Ruth's Chris!

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vipRCfood
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and service from Darlene and Jonathan. We are frequent diners and will be back again soon.

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vipTNMEN
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough about the Ruths Chris in Knoxville. From the time you enter to the time you leave you will have the utmost in wonderful Southern hospitality. Friendly smiling faces and of course the food. I’ve been lucky to have really made several friends here and I’m looking to more future visits. The food is always fresh and to your liking. And the views are some of the best in Knoxville and our beautiful, Tennessee River. A special shoutout to one of the managers, Jonathan and the best bartender, Ardon. Please try this location our when in Knoxville or just when you want to treat yourself special. You will not be disappointed, guaranteed!!!!

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PaulaH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual. The 8 oz fillet was delicious, although it had just a tad too much seasoning. But still it was wonderful.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville is rated 4.8 stars by 1123 OpenTable diners.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ruthschris.com/giftcards/?utm_source=OT&utm_medium=online&utm_campaign=flashsale.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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