Ruth's Chris Steak House - Middleton

4.8
591 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. Broiled in a trademark 1,800° oven & served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, your steak is presented sizzling hot at your table.
Additionally, the menu includes select fresh seafood & other meat entrees, including seasonal specialties like foie gras, buffalo strip & scallops. A variety of fresh-cooked vegetables, including seven kinds of potatoes, salads, homemade desserts & an extensive selection of over 100 domestic & imported wines complete your dining experience.
Ruth's Chris never fails to please!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:000pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(608) 828-7884
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Trinidad Ocotl
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Private party contact
Lee Drapp: (608) 828-7884
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Catering
Yes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
University Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

The gift of time together. Now that’s Christmas. Make the most of every moment when you celebrate around one of our tables. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Before the countdown clock is set, before the bubbly is chilled, before the resolutions are made, make a reservation to start your New Year’s Eve celebration at Ruth’s Chris.
Raise a toast with a hand-crafted cocktail or a selection from our award-winning wine list and make the last night of 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 591 People Are Saying
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MJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We made a last minute decision to go to dinner with my husband and Ruth’s is our go to. We normally have Young as our waitress but we instead had Amanda and she was AMAZING!! The food is always good but the service with either Young or Amanda makes the difference! We now call before we go to see if they are working and if we can sit in their section!

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KM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I have eaten as Ruth Chris Location all around the county and always been completely satisfied. Every single time I have ordered the NY Strip for entree and bread pudding for dessert. All those dozens of times the appearance, size, taste and texture have been nearly identical at all locations and during repeat visits to each location.

This was not the case here at this Middleton Location on this visit. While the drinks and appetizers and sides were as expected. The steak I received was not at all. At every other location the steak has been large and thick, perfectly cooked with wonderful searing and taste and texture, and I have never been able to finish more than have the steak after appetizers and sides and saving room for dessert.

The "NY Strip" I received at this location looked, and tasted, like a cheap cut from the local grocery store, it wasn't even an inch thick while every other cut Ive had at other locations has been at least 2 inches or more, grey and unappealing in appearance, fatty, had no sear or flavor whatsoever, just a bit of pepper and butter. Not at all a professional or fine steak in appearance or flavor. I'm not crazy, I have had the same steak at different ruth chris locations at least 30 times, I sat just looking and poking at it for a bit wondering if I had lost my mind, took a bite and left to go eat at rare after.

Absolutely disappointing, while I will continue to visit ruth chris in other locations, I will have to consider ever coming back to this location. And if I do, it will be with picture and video proof of the steaks I receive at other Ruth Chris locations to compare to theirs and will certainly not be paying for an inferior and outright deceitful product they were happy to serve here.

Just be careful, if you don't think you're getting the steak you are paying for, here, you apparently really aren't.

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DH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the waitress whose name was Young was outstanding and we had a wonderful evening!

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IB
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here for a fundraiser event and it was fantastic. Great energy and turnout. It was a wonderful event.

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DM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite place. Other great steaks in Madison but I believe this is the best.

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G
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The steak that I had and the Salmon my wife had was excellent. Service started out great but as dinner went on it was definitely lacking. Over 15 minutes to clear the plates from the table after we were done eating.

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H
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful wait staff. Be prepared when the bill comes, but it is so worth the experience.

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CV
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service and food were excellent. The walleye entree was amazing.

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H
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be sure to ask for Young as your server...She's the best

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HS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my husband and my favorite restaurants. Always consistently amazing steak. Great service and atmosphere. It's convenient place to go after a sporting event at UW-Madison. Alfredo was an excellent server and made sure our experience was perfect! We'll definitely be back!

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the second time I have eaten at a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. We sought this one out because of the fantastic meal we had at the first one. We were not disappointed. The steaks were amazing and the service was great. Jennifer was our waitress and she made us feel as if we were her only customers. I'm looking forward to visiting the Ruth's Chris down by St. Louis next!

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MA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ruth’s Cris spoils you for all other restaurants.
The food is perfectly prepared and the service extraordinary.

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MW
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Menu has many choices, and my family said it was the best dinner we’ve ever had.
Will definitely be returning. Thanks for a great evening.

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RM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The service was fair. It took a long time for my kids to get their water, which is atypical for Ruth's Chris.

The corn side was horrible, I would highly recommend against getting this. The calamari appetizer was drenched in sauce and thus it was very soggy. It's not that hard to make good calamari and they failed at that.

The steak was cooked perfectly.

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R
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Lamb chops were phenomenal! Steaks were as well! Our waiter, GUI, was awesome!!

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EG
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable time with Gui ( I think that's how you spell it) as our server. He was knowledgeable about the wines and menu items, humorous, and very attentive. The food was delicious, however, it was a little shocking to see the calorie count of each item on the menu. It did influence our choice of entree.

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth’s Chris never disappoints in any way. We have been going out for this type of meal 4 to 5 times per year for quite a while. Overall dining experiences at Similar local restaurants seem to vary from time to time. But we are never dissatisfied or disappointed when we dine st Ruth’s Chris. Top rate meat and seafood. Side dishes always scrumptious, cooked perfectly and served hot. We always linger and they are always gracious. Even if one tends away from chains this one will remain my personal favorite for steak. Yum.

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c
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was not suitable for a high end restaurant. In Madison, better service and comparable food for the price is available at Johnny Delmonicos, Capitol Chop House, and Flemings.

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HF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We visited Ruth's Chris and was incredibly pleased with the quality of food, presentation and atmosphere. Normally, I prefer to visit restaurants that are unique and/or locally sourced. Being a franchise/chain type restaurant, I was not expecting such flavorful food and elegant presentation. I do feel service could have been better. In no way was the service poor, it was above average. The price vs value was reasonable, however I would expect more attentiveness from the servers and staff, based on the ambiance of the restaurant. Our twelve year old son always asks to go back for the steak. They have a great kids menu but he ordered off the full menu. Compared to local favorites like Johnny Delmonicos, Ottos, Tempest and Tornado Room, our experience and tastes were completely satisfied and we will definitely be back.

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PW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Thank goodness it was restaurant week in Madison or it’s a little too rich for a soon to be divorce lady!

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CH
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here. The food is excellent and the service is, too. Will definitely come back.

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S
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. The filets are done to perfection and they have a wide variety of wines and sides.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive wait staff, overall wonderful steak dinner!

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n
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Restaurant Week and the steak was awesome as was the Walleye. Great service!

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Y
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My last dining experience was excellent, as always. I really enjoyed the outstanding service
and attention to detail. "Young" is always a delightful and attentive waitperson.

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TW
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service— waitperson remembered us from earlier visits and treated us extremely well.
Porterhouse steak (shared) was delicious.
Ambience was very comfortable. Not at all rushed.
Very satisfactory for a special night out, if one can afford the tab.

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KP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a nice birthday dinner.. I was upset that no server said happy birthday to our guest and didn’t offer a special birthday dessert for him for a bill over $1,200... I hope you find that hospitality goes a longer way when you make the extra effort to have something to offer for the person for their special occasion

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G
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

A single older woman comes to a good restaurant with a reservation. Why do they plunk her in the worst table in the place, in the corner, by a drafty door, or at the most uncomfortable booth? You tell me! In any event, the manager here, with a nasty tone of voice, asks me, “well where would you like to sit?” I would never come back here but the food is great and the waiter, Ismael, was fantastic. The manager? Well maybe he needs a refresher course in human relations!

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bar service on my visit was poor. Finally served by a manager. Bar staff needed retraining. Dining room staff was excellent, however.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were originallyseated at a table that was so dark we could hardly see each other across the table. Fortunately our waiter reseated us and from there the food and service were great.

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MR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The table was decorated and the staff congratulated him upon arrival which pleased him. The birthday dessert was a plus. Everyone was very nice and our wait person, Honee, was excellent. Our steaks were delicious. Thank you

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JK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kala was a fantastic server. She did everything just perfectly. The food was amazing

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DR
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly what you expect for fine dinning in Madison...

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our usual excellent experience at Ruth's Chris was dashed this time. All three of our menus were stained on the inside pages, the water and wine glasses were dirty on the inside and lipstick marks, and the calamari wasn't prepared to standard. Thankfully our excellent server and the overall great steak will bring us back to try again but very disappointing presentation this time.

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G
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the better Ruths Chris that I have been to. Great meal

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d
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met with another couple. We all were extremely happy with the food! Steaks are extremely good. One of us had the ahi tuna and it look delicious. Thinly sliced. The brussel sprouts weren't the way that I like them, but they were still good. Our service was outstanding. Thank you for a great night out! We were there for 4 hours!! We had to wait out a hail storm!

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L
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The appetizer (small seafood tower), salads and sides were terrific. Steaks varied. Ribeye was grand, t-bone fatty, both tenderloins great. Server at table and in bar area were professional, pleasant, efficient.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

It was my wife's bday, the website said you get a free desert on your birthday, but we were never offered one. Also the steak was very mediocre at best.

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OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Reservations for an Easter dinner. Ambience and Service were exceptional. My daughter & I ordered the Petite Filet w/shrimp and a side order of mashed potatoes. The presentation of the meal was lack luster, with the shrimp being scattered on the plate. My husband and son ordered different entrees.

Having eaten the same entrees for dinner and different items throughout our day we both fell ill over the next 10-12 hours. I called the restaurant to see if any other patrons had fallen ill. Spoke with Ashley regarding our dining experience and she was a bit defensive about their food quality and handling and told me it must have something I had consumed earlier in my day and it was not their problem.

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DE
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome as always and Gui, our server was very good and attentive. It’s always a pleasant experience when dining at Ruth’s Chris.

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