Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Louisville, KY 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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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Took an hour to get our food. Waiter was so so. Food was great.

JG
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Ask for a table where you don't have to stare into the sun. Food and service were great, but pricey.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a reso for 8pm for 7. We arrived early around 7:45 and weren’t seated until almost 8:40. Our server had been double sat with 2 large parties and wasn’t equipped to handle it. Furthermore, there wasn’t anyone offering to help him. It took half an hour to get drinks and by then everyone was starving and irritated. We were celebrating TWO 40th bdays in our party (inc my husbands) and the whole night ended up being pretty frustrating. Also- he asked about what we were celebrating and then nothing else was done about it- a special desert, etc. We’ve dined at at least 10 Ruth’s around the world and this was by far the worst. Disappointed bc it’s my husbands fav restaurant.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your candid review. We strive for the highest brand standards in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. We would welcome the opportunity to earn back your business. Please send your contact information, including a phone number, to us as a private message so we may speak to you directly. Thank you!

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RD
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food were both excellent, however the noise level would not allow a pleasant dining experience. I have always enjoyed Ruth's Chris, however, my evening experience was poor due to loud and unruly patrons with no regard for other diners. A shame

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, Roger. 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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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great everything. We’ll be back.

l
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very much what you would expect from Ruth’s Chris: high end food and service for high end prices. Food was very good, just a slight notch below what we’ve had at other similar establishments.

P
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. A server spilled a Shirley temple all over the table and got some on my wife’s purse. Everyone apologized profusely. Accidents happen! The manager came over and comped our desserts and offered to pay for cleaning/replacement. Exactly what any restaurant SHOULD do, but Ruth’s just did it better.

LT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was absolutely amazing!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

My night out with friends started great. Our waitress, Stacey, was so friendly. However it went downhill quickly. We first asked if anything could be done about the temperature - the room was freezing. We asked a second time and she said she’d get me a sheet to wrap around me. That still never showed and we asked another waitress who passed by and she kindly found me a coat in the lost and found. Stacey was at our table later when a rude cook came out of the kitchen asking her to explain our salad order (2 salads split with 3 people - it wasn’t hard). He then brought out the salads and slammed the tray on the stand, embarrassing Stacey. Not 2 minutes later the same guy came out with our entrees and asked if we were ready. Uh, you just brought us our salads so you would know we aren’t ready for entrees yet. We spoke to the manager at this point and he apologized and said he would address it. Later, when the entrees were brought, they brought me the wrong steak so my friends had to wait for them to cook my steak. Stacey apologized and offered a free desert which i was not interested in anyway. My friends’ steaks were terrible and they only ate a few bites because it was too hard to cut. In the end, we got a whopping $25 off our bill.

I know Stacey felt horrible as she came over again and apologized profusely. I know it was heartfelt, but everything was off about the dining room and it was so disappointing.

Every two years, this group of friends get together for one last evening to celebrate our friendship (we live in different cities, and one being from Australia). We always choose an upscale restaurant for our last meal. This was such a disappointment for what we paid. We’ll find another place next time in Louisville.

BTW, if you do eat here, have dinner in the bar - the ladies there were fantastic.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are very sad to hear that you did not enjoy your most recent experience with us, and we would like to work to make it right. Please reach out to us directly with your contact information, including a phone number. We hope to hear from you soon.

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D
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best evening at Ruths’ Chris! We were celebrate birthday and were treated like kings and queens. Our server Christopher, made us feel like we were the only people in the room. He offered great suggestions, which we used, and our dinner was delicious and beautifully presented! We ordered one dessert and he brought 4! We just had a delightful evening!
Thank you Christopher!!

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We were there for a small birthday gathering of 4 people and we were seated in the way too small and cramped for 500 people bar area. Apparently there was some kind of event going on and we could barely hear our own thoughts. It would have been nice to have been seated in some other part of the restaurant. Other than that Garth was a fantastic server and the food was absolutely amazing.

p
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday family dinner. Lovely. Pleasant, friendly staff.

JW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

While waiting to be seated we listened to a customer bicker with staff about his track suit (dress code violation) while he cursed on is phone. He should have been told to leave. Side dishes like mashed potato's and creamed spinach were fine but not great. Wife got crab cakes and they were dry and mediocre. Waiter dropped and broke glass near our table and customers stepped on glass because they walked away to get a dust pan. Overall it was underwhelming for 185 bucks.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on October 1, 2019

Joel, thank you for your candid review. 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. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please reach out to us directly with your contact information including a phone number. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner!

RP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Perfect night

P
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful sunset views during dinner. You can go outside for photos to remember your special day. Excellent service in an upscale atmosphere. I know they are known for their steaks but I always get the sea bass. Sea bass is wonderful it’s a slight sweet twist from the Citrus butter and pineapple sweet potato hash.

RR
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an outstanding meal to celebrate my birthday! 😋

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We had a 7:15 reservation and showed up on time to be seated about 7:35 or 7:40.

We were seated in the back where several parties were going on, making things very loud.

Servers were excellent but “the kitchen is backed up” and we did not receive our main course until ~8:30-40.

I can’t speak for others in my party but my $59 T-bone was fair at best. I ordered it rare, which was cooked to order but every bite was gristle and hard to chew. I find it hard to believe this was a prime steak. The others ordered filets and we pleased with those.

The calamari opener was $18 for a small plate and not a great value.

I spent >$400 for a family of 4 and will choose another restaurant next time. When you spend that kind of money, you just can’t take the risk of a poor experience

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We have received your note which includes your contact information. I have logged your feedback as an official corporate complaint and have shared your comments with our Regional Vice President and management team for this location. They would like to reach out to you personally to speak with you about your experience. You can expect to hear from someone within the next 2-3 business days. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

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CP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2 waiters were great. Food was very good. Steak was perfect. Why wife wore black pants and the hostess saw this and gave her a black napkin cause the white napkin would shed on her pants

FH
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable. Amazing food surpassed only by excellent service by Ryan and staff

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for our anniversary. Got there early to have a drink on the deck, the views were beautiful but the deck and furniture there was not clean, dated, and just fair. Had to wave down servers to get a drink. Got to our table for dinner, and they had a few rose petals on the table but that was it and no one seemed to care that it was a special day other than they brought out a strawberry shortcake at the end. I don't like strawberry shortcake and had they asked I would have told them. Food is good, but overpriced. Server's assistant kept taking my silverware (I had to ask for it twice). Definitely not worth the money we spent, sadly.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on September 24, 2019

We appreciate you celebrating with us. Our goal is to create positive lasting memories for our a guests and 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 reach out to us directly with your contact information including a phone number.

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P
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved the food! Outstanding as usual!

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We waited 50 minutes to be seated (past our reservation time). Then, we were seated at someone else’s table and they just removed the anniversary card sitting there and told us to ignore the rose petals around the table. Our waiter was very confused.

Also, there is a posted dress code with zero enforcement. We’ve come an average of twice a year for the last decade and may never go back after this experience. There were people in sweat pants, exposed undergarments, ball caps, and despite the signs, they were still around. The women’s restroom ran out of toilet paper completely and looked as though it could fit into a place that costs 1/3 what this does.

For what you pay to eat here, I expect at least some effort to make it a nice experience. I could have gone to Outback and experienced a better atmosphere than we did at Ruth’s Chris. It’s such a shame. The food is still excellent, but this experience may have cost you 4 long time customers.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on September 24, 2019

Our goal is to provide only the best food and service to each and every guest. We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. So that we can make things right, please send your contact information in a private message and please include a phone number so we may speak to you directly. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Tomahawk steak for two and it was cooked perfectly. Service was attentive but not oppressive. It was a great evening out.

j
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 40th wedding anniversary. We always celebrate at a Ruth Chris restaurant. Different location every year. This location was outstanding. Excellent!!!

KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our steaks, as always, were second to none. Easily the best steak in Louisville. Our server, Christopher, was equally perfect. Thanks for a great evening!

FH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, my server very tentative to our needs stayed on top of everything,would make sure we were okay ask if we need anything.

KP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun experience in the Kaden Tower, nicely decorated. The steaks are yummy.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Food amazing service amazing. Our first time there and by far a lot more to come.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time for my wife's birthday. Can't wait to return.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Mark, and for choosing us to host your wife's special day! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food and views. will return. like weekly specials

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on September 12, 2019

We are so glad to hear this! Thank you for leaving a great review!

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OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Anniversary dinner was delicious. Always a special occasion when you dine at Ruth’s Chris!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on September 12, 2019

Happy anniversary! We're thrilled that you chose to celebrate with us, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed everything.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time having a delicious meal. Service was outstanding

B
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great celebration of39th wedding anniversary
All aspects were superb

JH
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. The Seafood Tower is delicious!

o
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

very rude people at next table complaining about everything
please dont let them in again
your 40 OZ ribeye shouldnt have a 24 oz bone

KK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This was our third time at Ruth Chris and it will be our last.
The quality of their food has gone down with each visit.
Service and ambiance were excellent, but we were there for great steaks, and they were not!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on September 18, 2019

Kevin, thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality and what you describe is not consistent with our standards. Please reply to us directly with your contact information, including a phone number so we may speak with you further regarding this experience.

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OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Problems getting the table level so we had to move to another table just before the steaks came out. Steaks were overcooked. Very unlike other visits to my favorite restaurant. I will still go back

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Responded on September 18, 2019

We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. This is not at all the experience we aim to provide. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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s
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The service was slow as always

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