About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Middleton

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!

2137 Deming Way
Madison, WI 53562
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:000pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
University Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 828-7884

Website:
http://www.ruthschrismadison.com/

Catering:
Yes

Executive Chef:
Trinidad Ocotl

Private Party Contact:
Lee Drapp: (608) 828-7884

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Middleton Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (12)
Cozy (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Casual (4)
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Authentic (3)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great experience! Meal was excellent and so was the service. We never fell rushed and our steaks were cooked perfectly

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was terrible in the bar and the restaurant. Food was ok at best. We won’t be back

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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food but bit pricey. Understand quality but prices bit steep

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was outstanding, food was amazing,
An amazing night out

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server Jennifer was terrific. The entire staff was attentive without hovering. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have going to the restaurant for years and it always exceeds expectations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always consistent preparation of the steaks here. They do enhance with salt and butter, and they tell you that, so be aware - I'd say on the verge of being a bit too salty. I'd like to see them have more affordable bottles of wine. Specialty cocktails selection was very good. Service has always been knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fabulous food. Great service. Wonderful atmosphere. Truly an enjoyable experience. We are looking forward to visiting the restaurant again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our original reservation was for four, but we had two more join us and Ruth Chris was very accommodating. With a phone call, they were able to add the two others on a Friday night during Restaurant Week.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food, the ambiance, the service were all incredible. We went here for restaurant week but ordered some extra items as well. It was a great experience and we will be back!!!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was excellent. Friendly front desk hostess. Servers, servers assistants and management was over the top customer service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, People Watching
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent service as usual. GUI did a great job as our server... personal, attentive, informative, knowledgeable and would definitely recommend. Our table was ready when we arrived. Thank you Lee for the visit to our table!

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Authentic, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was slow!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food and service. Mary our server this evening did an awesome job.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE dinner was fair. Served with the incorrect items numerous times. Expected better.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time there. It was excellent. Great service, friendly. I feel the prices were high but the quality was the best we ever had. I would go there for special ocassions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The meal was delicious! The service was excellent! The ambiance was good especially for a large room. Complaint cold by the window but didn’t dampen the experience to a great degree.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good food, service and ambiance. All the food was super hot and again, delicious. Be prepared for a big bill, but delicious!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Kevin from the bar was very kind and informative-loved my pomegranate martini! Luis was wonderful with our table service-very professional. Excellent night!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

All the way in order to my steak medium rare but the time they put it on the sizzling platter and I cut into it it was medium to medium well. I wonder they should factor that in when you order your doneness

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were chagrined to have to wait for an 8 PM table until 8:30 despite a reservation. We were not offered an apology by the people at the reservation desk. Given that it was Christmas Eve and we had to wait, a drink, or an amuse bouche, or even an apology would have seemed appropriate for what turned out to an expensive (as expected) meal..

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overall a great meal. The food was delicious. Great entrees and sides. Several of us had the filet and lobster tails. My son had the Lamp Chops. All were very tasty. Couple disappointments- waitress brought the wrong cocktail to my daughter - she drank it bc it was sometime before our waitress returned. When I told our waitress about it she just said “oh did you enjoy it though”. No offer to make it right, my daughter ordered another drink - this time the correct one was delivered. Basically we paid for a cocktail we didnt order- I didn’t want to put a damper on our holiday meal so I didn’t say anything more. Our after dinner coffee drink said it was topped with whip cream and chocolate. The drink came with neither. I’m sure the bartenders were busy but we were disappointed again in our drinks. I just think if you’re going to pay a premium price for cocktails they should be what you ordered as noted on the menu.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Overall not a fan of Ruth Chris, this location is exceptional. I would repeat without hesitation anytime I’m in the area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 19, 2017

2 guys wearing trucker caps seated in everyone’s view - ruined the speak experience.

Also no sizzle when food arrived!! Came for the sizzle.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

For our table of six - one steak was sent back once since it wasn't done enough and another steak was sent back twice - once for overcooked and once for undercooked. The last time it came was overcooked again but ate it anyway. The waitress was great and we were seen by a manager twice regarding the steaks. Was unfortunate that it couldn't be done right.

Then upon leaving couldn't find one person's jacket (took 10 minutes) to find it even with guest having to go into coat room to assist in search for jacket which employee finally found.

Overall disappointed!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. We’ll be back. Ruth’s Chris never disappoints. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent dining experience. We have eaten there several times before, and it never disappoints.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Waitress seemed like she had a better place to be, not observant, forgot a few things we asked for...

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Including tip the cost was $200 for me and my wife. It has to be a special occasion for us to spend that kind of money for a meal.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was our anniversary and as usual everything was great. This is a perfect place to celebrate for any occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent server! Food on the pricey side.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Young is an excellent waitress. We enjoyed her attention to detail and enjoyed our evening very much. Food and drinks were A+

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was average and not a good value for the
money.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

At first we were in a very, very loud area, which I know is supposed to be hip, but we couldn’t even hear each other due to a large group. We requested to be reseated, and were in a quiet area. The service was exceptional and food excellent. We usually shy away from chains because the food is subpar, but not here. Excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good flavor, much smaller portions than other Ruths Chris locations. Didn’t get seated right away, waited in bar.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The atmosphere was very nice. The service was excellent!!!

The food was great and it was just a special evening to share with a loved one.

I will return soon!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The sea bass was huge! Great wine List! Super waitress,Becky

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always good food and friendly, professional servers. This is a brand that knows who they are and consistently delivers. Love the special meal offering that includes choice of salad, side, and entree plus dessert. Great value (at either $54.95 or 44.95 depending on entree choice) and perfect portion size.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a delicious dinner. Everyone is so friendly. I left my purse on the table and they had it waiting for me when I went back to retrieve it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Family homecoming! Best steak we’ve had In Madison in recent time.

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