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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville

Looking for a reservation? Call us at (865) 546-4696 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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.

950 Volunteer Landing Lane
Knoxville, TN 37915
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Neyland Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(865) 546-4696

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/knoxville

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet is available curbside & there is an additional self parking lot located just outside the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Terry Saunders

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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
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Scenic View (21)
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Romantic (17)
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Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (5)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (E. Tennessee)·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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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Corpus Christi)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·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.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·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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 (E. Tennessee)·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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 (E. Tennessee)·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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·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 😎

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (E. Tennessee)·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had the bone in New York strip. Slightly over cooked and over seasoned I would have to say they ruined what could have been a good piece of meat. Other person in my party had 2 petite filet and shrimp as always these are good. This restaurant's meat is a little above average. I don't know why I keep going here. Maybe I will remember next time i'm hungry.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Impromptu last minute late night reservation. The employees were so warm and welcoming, accommodating and checking that everything was perfect. The appetizers, entrees, and drinks were simply wonderful. A great night.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

One year anniversary

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This experience was not up to what we were expecting. My husband and I were going out for a special date, but now I wished we had gone somewhere else. The food was delicious, as usual, but the ambiance of this particular location is declining. We were crammed into a tiny table that was put in with a large group gathering in the rear room. It felt like we were at the kids table of an event we weren't even part of. The group was so loud it was difficult for us to converse and enjoy our meal. We would have been better off saving the money and going to a another local restaurant or going to a Ruth's Chris else where. I was so let down by this experience that we will not be going back to this location. It ruined the dinner portion of this special date for us.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was my first visit to a Ruth's Chris. My wifeboth of us being military this was a very special treat for us and we weren't disappointed. An amazing experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent service and food! Everything about the meal was perfect from start to finish!
The tuna app is one of our favorites and it was particularly excellent.
The steak was cooked perfectly and was delicious!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was great and the amount of staff was excellent for our Birthday event.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We love Ruth

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My husband ordered the traditional thanksgiving feast and was very satisfied with everything. I ordered some of the best lamb chops I've had in a long time.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I asked for a table next to the window through Open Table and that is exactly where we were seated. Service was excellent and steaks were very tasty, cooked perfectly and HOT. Asked for a bottle of wine on the list, they were out but recommended a more expensive wine, similar at the same price as my selection. The wine was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Outstanding service and food. Just delicious and a great experience as always.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Steak over cooked, wrong salad, wrong side, didn't bring bread

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Overall good. Waiter was a bit snippy at the outset but things smoothed over time. Food was typically good Ruth’s fare. A local celeb, Johnny Majors, sat next to us. We did note that certain parts of the place could use an overall; eg the material on our booth was frayed beyond normal wear and tear.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I'm just a Louisiana girl who loves Ruth's Chris - the Knoxville location lived up to Ruth's standards! Great bar to escape the rain and still watch the game! Knoxville and UT fans are awesome - we had a great time - thanks for the hospitality!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good evening and glad we were able to dine again at Ruth's Chris. Ken was helpful and accommodating with reservation and changes. Appreciated.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food at Ruth's Chris is reliably excellent. I love their selection, but would occasionally like to see more fish on the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our reservations were at 4:30, right when RC opened and they did not have one of the featured seasonal menu items, which was a disappointment. Our server told us they had run out; however, if they were already "out" at opening time, that tells me that the restaurant didn't have the item to begin with.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It was such a nice place - parking was easy and the food and ambiance was perfect. Thank you.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have dined at other Ruth's Chris resteraunts all across the country and have always enjoyed the experience. This location is no exception with great tasting, well prepared food and exceptional service. A very pleasant and enjoyable experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Steaks wonderful as usual. Amazing Caesar salad!!
Server was a little overloaded due to shortage of one server calling in sick...our soup order wasn't entered into the system. Corkage fee is very reasonable!!
Would be nice to have valet service more than just on weekends.
Amazing how CASUAL most people dressed at such a fine restaurant!!

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Never disappoints. Service was great. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Great dinner with family.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Bustling and lively restaurant to eat at overlooking the river in downtown Knoxville. Food and attention were outstanding, my only criticism is the lobster tails could be more plump and large for the value.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I had not been to Ruth’s Chris in a couple years, and I had forgotten how good their steaks were. Every thing was extremely good, and was a fantastic choice for a special occasion. Perfect service, and great ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a group of 12 and they were able to accommodate us. It was a great time and great meal!

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been to numerous Ruth's Chris Steak Houses across the country. Knoxville has one of the best. Outstanding food and service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent service and atmosphere. Expertly prepared food and cocktails, perfect cook on the sea bass and the blueberry mojito makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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