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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville

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683 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
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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 683 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As always, our dining experience at Ruth's Chris was great! In particular, our server Sabrina was the best! She was so professional, friendly and spot on with her timing of each and every course and suggestions on the menu. I would recommend her to our friends and who dine there with their children - we live in Nashville and not only do we have a Ruth's Chris but many other dining options as well. This trip was every bit as good or better as any of the experiences we have had in Nashville. Again, Sabrina is the absolute best and we hope to see her again soon!
Thank you for a wonderful evening in Knoxville!
Julie Casteel

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A+ all the way!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent service as always. We had both steaks and seafood and found all food to delicious!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food, combined with outstanding service never gets old at Ruth Chris. Always the place to go with out of town family visiting.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We made reservations for Easter. Server was very attentive, but:
1. Salad fork still had food on it from last diner.
2. One 8 oz steak was as requested, but second, supposed to be medium, was bloody once you cut through the outer edge.
3. Chef would not add several mushroom to one steak without ordering the entire mushroom side dish. Very poor customer appreciation for the prices charged!
4. Total bill, including 20% tip, was $192.00. Very high for two people for what you received.
5. Assume that this location must derive most income from guests on business expense paid cards. Average person cannot afford these prices!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Took family after Lady Vols softball game. The server was very familiar with the Gluten-free menu and did a phenomenal job ensuring my wife and child were taken care of. My kids even got a bonus and got their picture made with a Lady Vol athlete outside the restaurant. Great experience, great food

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Brian was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Is Ruth Chris say no more as always excellent

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing service every time we visit Ruth's Chris! Food and service are excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our waiter Jeremy was very personable, professional and attentive. He was not overbearing, which was perfect for us. We had a great time and meal.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Best meal ever! I wife and I will definitely be back sooner than our most recent a gap between visits! The meal is always pricey but it was well worth the experience!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food was spectacular, steaks out of this world-good, as usual. Server seemed a little busy, never brought us the appetizer we ordered. I don't think he heard us order it-- he seemed a little distracted.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food and service. Wine is remarkable. Staged Leap cab!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The food and service is always good. I took my wife here for her birthday. It is expensive, but you will have great meal. They also have some price fix menus, which are good but selections are limited. I wish they would bring back the escargot appetizer and the broiled tomato side dish. Great place for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great ambiance. Beautiful view. My steak was over cooked.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Perfect in every way, waiters treated us like royalty!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We visited for my wife’s birthday and the swrvive and food was awesome. The steaks were perfectly cooked and the lobster macaroni is fantastic. Sides are family style and more than enough for two.

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2.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Filets were tough! Asparagus was cold and undercooked. Crab stuffed mushrooms were not very good.

Server kept trying to up sell. Annoying. Anniversary dessert was mediocre.

Overall a disappointing experience. Worst meal we have had there. Not sure we will return

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food good as always. Service not nearly as attentive as usual. We split a wedge salad. He brought the wedge and two empty plates then cut and plated by the table. That was awkward. Filet (m rare) was tiny bit on tough side.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our son ordered the 11 oz. filet to be cooked medium well but when it was served it had only been cooked rare to medium rare. The waitress promptly took it back and apologized. When the filet was brought back, it was only cooked medium at best. We didn’t bother sending it back again but my son only ate around the edges. The waitress never checked back to inquire again after it was returned to us and we were not offered a discount on this portion of the meal. He only ate about 2 oz. of the steak so it was very obvious he was unsatisfied.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was okay. We had a late reservation and you could tell that we were about to get the rush treatment in an effort to get us out quickly. Waiter was excellent, but the rest not so much.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Service and dinner were wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always a great place to dine with friends! Our server, Jeremy, was great - always anticipated our needs.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Superb service, excellent food, very impressed and pleased overall. Expensive but worth it!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Steak was fabulous, tender and delicious. We ordered the shrimp cocktail and it was nice they include 4 large shrimp on a layer of fresh lettuces. (We could have skipped the salad course)
Other high end steak places only give you 3 shrimps.
We both had the filets and they were cooked to perfection.
Wait staff was attentive and made sure the courses came at the right time instead of all at once.
I am Gluten Free and they were able to accommodate easily.
They have a GF flourless chocolate cake that was devine! Worth taking home.
A real enjoyable evening.
A note worth mentioning. They serve the steaks on a plate sizzling with butter. (Very HOt). Next time I will ask to forgo the sizzling butter but if you don’t mind -the butter is lip smackin good!!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Awesome service & great dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Celebrated Valentine’s Day with my wife

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always love it here

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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