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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville

4.6
656 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(865) 546-4696
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Terry Saunders
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Catering
Ruth's Catering in Knoxville, TN - 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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Neyland Drive
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Parking details
Complimentary valet is available curbside & there is an additional self parking lot located just outside the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 656 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Awesome service & great dinner.

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Togle (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We always love our dinners at Ruth’s Chris! We had Darlene as our server and she is wonderful, we always request her but everyone there does a fabulous job!

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vipToddandErnie (E. Tennessee)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Night, the place was packed, but I was surprised how long it took them to clean empty tables?! We waited 20 mins past our reservation time, but the cocktails at the bar were excellent, albeit pricey, and the bar staff very nice. The food was delicious and the wait/bus staff were equally attentive. I think they had placed more tables in their dining room than normal (otherwise it's too cramped!), but it was Valentine's, so I'm not surprised. Overall it was a good experience, but I have had much better for the same amount of money at Fleming's.

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AMcCord (E. Tennessee)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The wait time to be seated was little to no wait. Our server was great and checked on us quite a bit. The food service was a bit slow. However, that is to be expected as it was Valentine’s Day. As for the food, I did think ribeye was a little too charred for medium well. Overall, we were please for a nice night out for Valentine’s Day.

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ScottS (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Service was not overbearing but just enough interaction to make the meal perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always love it here

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

They felt very under staffed. Our server could not provide us with the level of attention we are used to at Ruth’s Chris. My wife & I both ordered 8oz filets, I had 2 lobster tails with mine. Her steak was twice the size of mine. When I pointed it out to the manager he said it was only because mine was thicker, please dont

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RichardB (E. Tennessee)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was good as in the past but the table was too small in the middle of the room rather than by the window with a view of the Tennessee River.

Also in my reservation I requested flowers but no one at the restaurant directed me to the proper preferred florist.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The steaks were amazing- tender & flavorful and cooked perfectly! Our servers, Max & Max, took very good care of us- attentive, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Overall, awesome meal!!

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Ok food but nothing special. Connors or Flemings would be a better choice.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a very nice dinner with my wife and daughter. Another great Ruth Chris location! They are very consistent in their delivery of excellent food and top notch service. The view was also very nice at night - the restaurant overlooks the river and the lights at night create a great atmosphere. Expensive, but no more so than other top-tier steak places.

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was excellent and our server Brian was fantastic! We will definitely be going back when in Knoxville

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stellavol (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had an excellent meal prior to seeing "Harry Potter Live" at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. There were 6 of us, ranging in age from 7 to 60, and we all had wonderful food and a great birthday celebration for our grandson. The lobster bisque was my picky teenagers favorite ever! You have to try the seafood tower as a healthy shareable appetizer for all - presentation is spectacular, and everything was fresh and delicious. The filet's were fabulous! Thank you Ruth's Chris for a wonderful family experience! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent! The food was delicious! Ruth’s Chris made Celebrating my mom’s birthday perfect!

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Anniversary dinner. They gave us an exceptional table and kept referencing our anniversary. They brought us a complimentary dessert, and the couple at the table next to us got engaged!-so romantic. The filet is unparalleled. We’ve been there many times; it’s always been wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Our server was excellent!! The food was absolutely amazing!!! We had such a nice dinner! Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

One of our favorite evening dining establishments. The staff is always pleasant and friendly. Food is above average.

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

It was freezing in the restaurant. I am talking subartic temps. Food took forever to come out. Then had to wait for a medium rare steak not well done.

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Got to the location ~ 1 hr ahead of reservation, enjoyed a drink in the bar and were notified in person when our table was ready...no beepers, text, or name shouting...a nice touch

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vipKevin (E. Tennessee)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a New Year Eve Dinner so the restaurant was busy and that might have been the main reason for less than satisfactory service.

Our wine was good and the food arrived very quickly. When the food came out my plate broke on the server’s tray. He apologized and took the plate back to re-plate. We completely understood and was grateful the plate broke on the tray and not on the table. My food was very Ruth Chris quality, however my husband’s steak was fatty and not a good quality, but the time we noticed the waiter was gone on to other things. So after about 20 minutes we got his attention and told him about the steak. He took it back for a replacement. Another 20 minutes later we had the replacement, but I was completely finished with my dinner. So, my husband eat his steak alone. One of the managers brought the replacement with his apologies and quickly left without waiting to confirm the quality. This was OK, but would be nice for him to hang around until inspected. The steak was good so things went better.
Because there was no mashed potatoes we got another potato dish. But as said earlier the waiter wouldn’t add the up charge. So you probably would expect the way the night was going that the up charge would be in the check. Yep it was, however, I handed the waiter my card without inspecting the check. I know, never do that, but it’s Ruth Chris! I noticed the up charge before signing. So another 15 minutes while waiting for the waiter to get back before showing the up charge. He was very apologetic and went to the manager to have it fixed. This took a few minutes to get the $5 removed. It was and $200 later we left.

My biggest complaint was not the waiter, no potato, or rude hostess, it was that management couldn’t find the time to apologize and show that they cared about our experience. Maybe they should consider making the customer more important than the bottom line.

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Barry (Corpus Christi)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We always enjoy the Knoxville Ruth's Chris. We always request Darlene as our server and she is excellent. I shouldn't mention her name, but she deserves the kudos. Filet mignon and sides were excellent as always. Wonderful place to have dinner. We would visit there more often, but we are 65 miles away.

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vipJCobb007 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding food and next level service. Our official New Years Eve destination. Ruth's Chris sets the mood for the rest of the evening. This hometown favorite is light years ahead of the other locations we have visited nationwide.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipChips (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We were dining with friends that we rarely see on this trip to Ruth Chris. We had an experience that was less than the usual stellar ones from past visits. Although the server seemed very good, one person in our party ordered the three course meal and the soup was never delivered. Also, although the restaurant did not seem overwhelmed, it took nearly an hour to get our entrees, which was way too long. The sea bass and filets were excellent but the barbecued shrimp was disappointing, swimming in a rich sauce and the spinach with it was terribly salty. Still, this experience was an aberration and we will return.

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vipDave (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent!!

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disappointing (Nashville)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Food, ambience and Service all below par. If you're going to charge outrageous prices for a steak & al a cart items, at least make up for in outstanding service & food selection. We ordered the steak and twin lobster tails. Lobster tails were good the steak was equivalent to what we could've gotten at a Texas roadhouse !! And they served it on a small salad plate because they were out of dinner plates. How is a establishment of this caliber out of dinner plates at 5:30 in the evening ?? Service was slow and unprofessional. It wouldn't surprise me if our waiter was one of management that had to fill-in. Knoxville has better views and property, why in the world did they choose that location to build their restaurant ,which overlooks a junky old gas yard. Knoxvillians really need to get out of the area and see what the real world has to offer in fine dining. Disappointing.

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vipalimaccat (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We shared Christmas Eve dinner with a large group. The food and service were excellent and I very much enjoyed my cocktail. We had an issue with one of the steaks and it was corrected quickly.

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vipOpenTableVIP (E. Tennessee)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

So many special occasions exist while gathering in an establishment serving food; from the reunion, first date, anniversary, celebration...you name it, the restaurant fulfills! No other occasion is as special as a holiday occasion, and Ruth’s Chris Knoxville, accommodated, confirmed, and cheerfully fed my family holiday gathering in such a special way, that the description of food choices captivated hungry minds and educated willing taste buds! Although, albeit carelessness or indifference, the reason is pointless, in serving a steamed whole lobster when what was ordered was broiled whole lobster. The next time I have to pre-order whole lobster at Ruth's Chris Knoxville, because the kitchen has no salt water tank to keep lobsters everyday of the week, and I ask for my lobster broiled but get a steamed lobster, I will personally educate my server and chef, and between the two, they can pay for their mishap. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
3.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Food is good , seating was terrible felt like we were sitting in the hall way , service good until end of meal took 45 min to get desert 😎

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food , steak was really delicious. Server was great and love to have serve us next time.

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vipWhinetodine (E. Tennessee)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We dine at Ruth's Chris once a year usually in conjunction with a downtown event. This was a Saturday night and RC was busy. We arrived just a few minutes before our reservation. The 3 women at the reception desk appeared frantic with guests arriving and the phone ringing yet only 1 was actually busy. This annoys me because RC's practice is for customers to wait in the small and uncomfortable lobby standing with your coat on where you can watch this chaos. There is no apparent reason why you aren't seated immediately or at least greeted and advised that your table will be ready in a few minutes. We were eventually seated at a large booth set for 4 but there were 2 of us. Seems to me that the time we waited in the lobby could have been used to ensure that the table was ready for us--a party of 2. Ok, enough about this annoyance with RH's seating practice. Jason, with Chloe, served us. Both were pleasant and attentive. Jason is a veteran server. RH's wine list is one of the best anywhere. We ordered a bottle of Chateau Montelena Petite Sirah that was listed as 2010. I was pleasantly surprised when Jason delivered that bottle. He did say that it was the last one. This was an outstanding value. So often the year published on the wine list is not available but not tonight. I was surprised that Jason didn't offer to decant this wine. It was just fine after it was poured and got better with each pour. My husband and I had filets that were perfectly prepared. We each had a salad--wedge and chopped. Our sides were Brussel sprouts and au gratin potatoes. The potatoes were not too soft and as a result, very good. The sprouts were a little buttery and too soft. We will return to RC again. Be sure to ask for a "C-shaped" booth overlooking the Tennessee River. These are special and I'll be sure to request one next time.

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