Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville

4.4
1946 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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Ruth Chris Steak House in Louisville, KY serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1800° 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Foodie
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good at Ruth’s

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vipAnthony
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service!!! The food on the special pre fixed menu was a great value

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating love

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my fiancé’s birthday was a special evening. Enjoyed every minute of our time at Ruth’s Chris. Service was spectacular and food was perfect. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were excellent. It was a great experience for my wife and I.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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Julia
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christopher our waiter was excellent and as always the food Is the best in town.

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vipfoodlover55
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Because of a staff shortage, it wasn't quite the FIVE-STAR experience that we're used to at Ruth's Chris. However, Christopher did an awesome job (like always).

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my mother’s 85th birthday. They could not have been nicer. They sprinkled fresh rose petals on our table as we sat down. The service was perfect and well paced. We never felt rushed. Food was exceptional as always. It’s our go to restaurant for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Started off very slow, we waited at the table for about 10 min for anyone to acknowledge that we were sitting there. Then the waitress came over and asked if she could start us with a drink while filling up our water. The drinks took about another 15 min. Our appetizers came before our drinks came. The spicy shrimp was good the crab cake was mediocre, it needed a sauce. The menu wasn’t very well explained, the only recommendation was the filet really. It was ok but we all got truffle butter which had a smell like gasoline/propane and was completely liquid normally I’ve seen it either on the steak or on the side but not in a bowl runny. Everyone else’s steaks were not done to their standards. My son ordered a bone in strip medium and it was more like medium rare. My husband ordered the cowboy medium and it was still purple. My sis in law ordered the filet medium it was very purple as well. The bread was good and the lobster Mac and cheese was good which towards the end of our dinner the manager came around telling us that they are getting rid and replacing it with truffle butter Mac and cheese. So your getting rid of the best thing on the table! Wow…. We knew we shouldn’t have swayed away from Jeff Ruby’s but we got a gift card for Xmas and thank goodness because I would’ve been mad if I paid full price, very overpriced for quality of food.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on January 11, 2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review us, despite the fact that we weren’t able to provide the best experience. Your feedback has been relayed to our team.

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vipThomasO
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unlike the recent reviews over the past month, this was an excellent experience. Attentive, but unobtrusive service. 11 ounce filets cooked to perfection (1 medium rare; 1 medium). Filets came out sizzling. Ruth's Chris preparation of its filets outpaces its national rivals like Morton's and regional stalwarts like Jeff Ruby's. Veuve Clicquot Champagne stock was out (probably owing to the Holidays and New Year's). Alternative of a massively overpriced (3.5 times retail -- hardly surprising for a steakhouse) domestic Roederer Estate Brut was crisp and refreshing. Only "surprise" for the evening was that the bread was delivered, one piece eaten, then summarily taken away 15 minutes before the filets arrived.
Overall a wonderful experience -- as it should be for a bill of $290 for 2 filets, a bottle of excellent California sparkling, with brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wife’s initial steak was way overcooked. Replacement was perfect and they were out of her favorite dessert!

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vipJamieS
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food2service3ambience4

2nd poor experience. Thought last time was a fluke. Bread was stale and cold. Fries were soggy and cold. Steak was just mediocre. Filets were unevenly cooked, fatty, and had a lot of tendons. Plate didn’t seem as hot as it was in the past. Something has changed at Ruth Chris Louisville. I don’t recommend it. There are much better fine dining options to settle for bad experiences.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on January 3, 2022

So sorry we did not meet your expectations. Your comments will be shared with the rest of the team.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipJoeML
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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vipMaryJ
Louisville
94 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!! Steak came out bubbling with butter!! I can still smell the BUTTER. Service people went above and beyond. In this world of hard to find workers the service industry has took a huge hit. I can tell that this group of people were working together to keep it together. We had a wonderful time and they made sure of it. Class act as ALWAYS!

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vipLovestodine
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb!! Bathrooms were gross and run down. Service great!

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CharlieB25
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve nice quiet setting

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KH21386
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Over 45 min wait after reservation time and bad service but food was good.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on January 2, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. While we are glad to know your food was excellent, but sad to hear that the service and wait time didn't live up to your expectations. We never want our guests to leave feeling disappointed. We hope to have the change to serve you again soon!

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NatAce452
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Ruth Chris in Louisville! Great food and service can't go wrong regardless of what you order, always a great time!!

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kmonsour
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible service on a busy NYE. Wonderful food as always.

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vipDavidF
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Table we sat ate was blowing air conditioning and was extremely cold. Service was horrible. Waited 45 minutes to an hour for our food once we ordered. Side dish was cold when we got it and had to sent it back. Service was horrible. Waitress never checked on us. Waited 30 minutes to get our check once we asked for it. You would think for a $200 meal for 2 people we would get at least decent service. Will not be back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on January 2, 2022

We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. This is not at all the experience we aim to provide. We have passed your feedback along to the upper management team for this location to ensure this doesn't happen again. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Server was abysmal! Kept forgetting what we asked for and acted like it was the first of four requests for MULTIPLE things!

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GeraldL
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was terrible steak ordered medium was more than well done Iced tea was so weak you could read a newspaper through it
Waitress was the best part of the evening she was very pleasant although she really had no control of the food
This was our 40th wedding anniversary and Ruth Chris made it very memory although not in a Good way
Think we are done within restaurant
They took the steak off of our bill but we only have ONE 40th anniversary to celebrate
Still have 140.00
On my card I purchased for this dinner but really question if we will use it or not

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point as usual. Kiki was great.

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vipLovegoodfood
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a reservation for 8:15 but waited about thirty minutes to be seated. Bar and table service was slow, but good. My steak was initially underdone, but came back hot and perfect. The food was delicious.

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vipPhillipC
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We love eating here but this was a bad night. We found out a lot of staff had called in and they were very under staffed. With knowing this and being regulars we expected longer times and maybe hard to get drinks etc... We had good service when it came to getting drinks because we were at a bar table. However the food service and quality that we know and expect were not there. We order fries as an appetizer a literal did not get them for over 45 minutes. My wife asked about them twice to make sure they didn't come out with our food. Luckily they didn't but did come out with the salads that we ordered almost 30 minutes after the fries. Steaks came out about 20 minutes after salad. However we ordered two Cowboy Ribeyes, Ribeye and Lobster tail, and stuff chicken. We got the two meals correct, we got one Cowboy Ribeye that wasn't cooked right and had zero flavor., and we got a T-bone instead of a Ribeye. Our sides were all barely warm but still ok to eat. We finally got all food but it just did not taste like it should and has in the past. I hope they get the staff problem taken care of soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We eat here once every month or two and normally have a wonderful experience. This is one of our favorite venues with a great atmosphere but tonight was a major disappointment. Once we sat down, we had to wait quite a bit of time for our drinks and another server actually asked us if we had been waited on yet. Once we got our drinks, I ordered a bottle of wine to be served with dinner and then we ordered salads and main entree. After we received our entrees, the wine never came and we were told a manager should be bringing it shortly. After I had inquired twice where it was I finally canceled the wine because we were almost done with our meal. After we finished, we had to wait over 20 minuted for our dirty plates to be removed. We wanted after dinner drinks/desserts but by the time that could actually happen, we were all so frustrated, we just asked for our check. This is not the experience I expected, nor have had in the past, at a 5 star restaurant where our bill for 6 people was $600 without alcohol because it was never served. Thoroughly disappointed! We will go back but this experience left a bad taste.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on December 31, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear we disappointed you. Your remarks will be shared with the team.

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vipGary
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Horrible service. They were understaffed and unprepared. Our server was fantastic but she was covering to many tables. The restaurant was not prepared for the start of the evening. It took 15 minutes to be seated when they just opened

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JuliaW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 24th anniversary. Kathleen provided us with amazing service! From the rose petals on our table, excellent food and beautiful atmosphere, we couldn’t have asked for better night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Next time I’ll tell them not to sit us by a baby. I’m sorry but it’s very disrespectful for people to bring a baby to an upscale restaurant that doesn’t offer a Childrens menu or high chairs (hint hint) and have the people around them who are paying for an expensive meal listen to their baby cry. Shame on management.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and we will go back. We really enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner experience. Everything was cooked and perfect.

JA
JacquelineA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice holiday dinner with my mom. Service was very nice

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vipshauns
Louisville
77 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Ruth's Chris was exceptional as they dealt with the holiday crowd and limited staff. The food and service, as always was excellent. Thank you for making this holiday a wonderful family event.

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Diana
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was slow. We were there 1 hour and 40 minutes. Water glasses were filled 3 times before entrees were served. However food was wonderful! Worth the wait.

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AlanL
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service on Christmas Day. The food was served very hot and spaced out nicely between coarses.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Both steaks were way over cooked. For the $$, would expect more. Over rated. Other steak houses in Louisville are far better in all aspects-ambiance, service, wine/bourbon selection, food.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville is rated 4.4 stars by 1946 OpenTable diners.

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