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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4.7

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4.5

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4.5

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3.9

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90% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (7)
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Happy Hour (5)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was slow!!

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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (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 30, 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 25, 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 25, 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 20, 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 20, 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 17, 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 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 5, 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 3, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 2, 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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·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 20, 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 19, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 19, 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 18, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 13, 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 12, 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 29, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

From a national traveler and steakhouse lover: Steaks were ordered by all (3 different types) and quite surprised as I have always had a taller thicker steak. The two filet's - 11 oz. were maximum 1.5" tall and both slightly over cooked from requests of rare plus & medium rare. Big fan of RC's but this visit was below normal expectations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Anniversary dinner. Romantic atmosphere with attentive and helpful staff. Best steak I have ever ordered!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was great, we were not rushed, the food came out timely, the steak plates were awesome - very hot to the touch but unique, we loved that. The prices are a bit over the top, but you get what you pay for, the food and service are second to none. The high prices will keep me from visiting frequently, but I will visit once per year for a special occasion - coupons could help this for good customers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and great service as usual! Porterhouse for 2 was excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Ruth's Chris is always consistent with some of the best steaks available. This visit did not disappoint, and was backed by impeccable service from our wait staff.

Standard ribeye steak, blue cheese encrusted, was wonderful, and to complement, I had both a wedge salad and the soup special of the day, a carrot soup laced with cilantro oil that was truly excellent. Ending with a dessert and espresso, it was a memorable night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was amazing and the wait staff was very attentive. They knew it was our wedding anniversary so there were rose petals on the table when we arrived.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great service

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Mediocre food and service for $200 for two. Will not repeat.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

As usual, the food was amazing! Server was great also. Only have 1 complaint, the lighting was very bad in the whole place. I had the crab fried rice-best rice ever!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Check-out the Sunday Celebration dinner at Ruth's Chris. My spouse and I love it and often invite friends to join us. On Sundays it's quiet and relaxed and is a great way to end the weekend. Ruth's Chris has a special menu. For $36.95 per person, diners have a choice of salad or soup, an entree of either a 6 oz filet, ravioli, chicken or walleye, a side dish of either mashed potatoes, spinach or corn, and dessert choice of ice cream or whatever is being featured (the apple pastry is the only one that has not been good). We have always gotten the filet, which is small but plenty for us. The full menu is available also. The service is friendly and efficient.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 12, 2017

It was our 21st anniversary and we really appreciated that Julie, the assistant manager bought us an appetizer to help us celebrate. Everyone was super nice and lots of staff stopped by to say congratulation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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