Ruth's Chris Steak House - Northbrook

4.6
1759 Reviews
$50 and over
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Northbrook, IL 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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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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1759 people are saying
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Jennifer
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quiet. No many people. Food was fresh and great

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vipEric
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for special occasions. Excellent service and practiced safety protocols.

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vipMarkK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Ruth’s Chris steak house! We were celebrating my wife’s girlfriend’s birthday and found everything to be top notch! The Filet Mignon was the best with the herbed butter on top. The Crab cakes with bernaise sauce were over the top excellent. The Chilean Sea Bass was under cooked but still tasted good. Overall, I highly recommend Ruth’s Chris Steak House for a memorable dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were celebrating our 20th anniversary. We tried Ruth Chris. After we were seated, it was 15 minutes before our server appeared. Nice guy - name was Alex. However, we ordered champagne - and he gives us ONE GLASS! Huh? It took a few minutes to track him down again and explain his error. Instead of immediately fixing the problem, he insisted on taking our order first. He lectured us about wearing masks whenever we ineteracted with him. So we had to don and undon throughout the night. We finished our bread. No replacement. I ordered my steak MW; he confirmed a bit of pink. It came burnt to a crisp. Everything about the place was slooooow, even though there were very few people there. There are too many great steak houses in our area to ever consider going back to this dark and dreary place.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Northbrook
Responded on October 23, 2020

We appreciate you celebrating with us, but regret hearing your experience was less than perfect. Would you please private message us and share more about your experience? Please include your contact information and phone number. We would welcome the chance to make things right.

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BigRio
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Cowboy Ribeye was incredible! Cooked medium well to perfection.

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vipMIKEJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Patrons not masking when servers come to table and large parties sitting close to other tables

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Geeg
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom hasn't been out to dinner in quite a long time. It was the perfect place go. The service was excellent, thank you Fernando. The food was amazing; steaks that melted in your mouth and sides that made your eyes close when you savored them. Great care was taken to make you feel comfortable and safe during these uncertain times.

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vipJimW
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best medium rare ribeye ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I loved the drinks & the ambiance was nice also.

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HealthyScratch
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I have dined at this location many times and have had consistently above average food quality and service. Ruth's has always been expensive, so there were no new surprises there. However, the menu pricing struck me as particularly excessive when considering the entree size and the quality of the food and experience. I have previously preferred this location to others in the Chicago area but may need to rethink this. The filet, $50, was average. I advised beforehand that the dinner was for a special event and that I would like that acknowledged and a special dessert for the honoree. Neither happened. The somewhat humorless service was average but our server, who did an OK job, clearly was tasked with too many tables. They did very well with COVID-19 measures. Overall, unimpressed and will make a different choice next time.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Northbrook
Responded on October 13, 2020

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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vipDAVIDS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good!

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vipChicagoDan
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The waitstaff were great, food was excellent. The clientele really leave something to be desired. I really don’t need to listen to multiple cell phone conversations and TickTock videos playing in the background. This restaurant seriously needs to have a cell phone policy, I won’t be back.

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LashaunT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender Martini was the best server. He suggested the Lemon Drop Martini and it was on point! Steaks were cooked to perfection!

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vipRoxanneB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite steaks in town,done to perfection! Had a wonderful birthday celebration! Felt as safe as we can in these times. Very clean and tables were safely distanced. Food is consistently amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great! The settings was nice and clean, but a bit cold as October’s breeze would come through the door when people arrived. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 management was unable to allow a group of people wearing their masks sing happy birthday to my husband and then return to seats after. This was a bit upsetting, considering we agreed to make it quick and wear mask. Besides this, everyone enjoyed themselves and again the food was fantastic! I wolf definitely go again, but just as a date night for two! I don’t think it’s worth the money to set up an event larger than 6 people until the pandemic is over.

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HollehP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steaks were delicious! I love the chopped salad too. Appetizers of spicy shrimp and calamari was excellent. Atmosphere is very quiet and intimate setting. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, Great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great

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vipBG1StCharles
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, waiter was attentive. Steak is always the best. Veal ravioli appetizer was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my wife in to celebrate her birthday. Everything was perfect. The service, food and atmosphere were excellent. We look forward to coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

People were allowed to watch videos on their phones very loudly. The videos were clearly violent in nature and had profanity. The service and food was great. Our sever was amazing (Suzy). My only complaint is that nothing was said to the people who were clearly out of line. I don’t think I’ll return to this location again.

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vipthomastom
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great meal, great service and we will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made sure the table well presented for the occasion. They were following all COVID 19 rules and restricts. The service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was at the Restaurant last night for dinner and I wasn’t happy at all with the service. Upon arrival I noticed that there were some people in the dining area with hats and unmasked. I was asked to remove my hat, and repeatedly asked to remain masked unless dining or drinking. Those rules didn’t apply to every guest. In addition, I had to send my drinking glasses back because they had lip prints and residue from other guests prior to my arrival. Also, I had to return my dinner napkin as it had a long strand of hair attached to it and my silverware. My chicken beast came out lukewarm , dry and flavorless. My salmon arrived undercooked. I was very disappointed at the level of service. I enjoy Ruth Chris, however this experience has made me no longer desire it in the future.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Northbrook
Responded on September 23, 2020

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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vipNeec
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Initially, we expected an outdoor section of this restaurant as I requested in my reservation. There is only indoor dining. Surprise!
The restaurant has rich dark woods in decor. It’s lighting is low. Our waiter was thorough in explanation of the restaurants history. Interesting. We were one of three tables in the dining section. After 20 minutes or so, our waiter (Alex) finally returned to our table. We gave him our drink order. Another 10 mins before we got our drinks. On to ordering an appetizer. The wedge salad was delicious and plentiful. We sat idle fro another 20 mins until we approached the hostess asking where our waiter was. He returned explaining we was in a meeting. Huh? He took our dinner order. We listened to the unloading of silverware in the nearby kitchen for a long time. One and a half hours later from when we entered, we were served our entree. The steaks and shrimp were outstanding as well as the garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. It’s priced ala cart and is expensive. The manager approached our table and asked how our dinner was. We explained great food but terrible service. He said he was sorry to hear that.
Nothing more. No effort was made at all to remedy our experience. No anniversary extension offered either.
We’d never return. For such an expensive place, they’re missing a simple way to run a successful business with respect, good service and follow through.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Northbrook
Responded on September 23, 2020

We realize that celebrations are special moments, so we are very concerned to hear that your experience wasn't what you were expecting. Would you please contact via private message and share more about your experience? Please send your contact information, including a phone number. We would welcome the chance to make things better.

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vipWadeK
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night out. The service was great along with the food. This is by far our favorite Steak house.

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JenniferK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated right away and told happy anniversary which was nice. Our server Fernando was SO good and so attentive. The food was AMAZING. We also had a rare bottle of red wine which was so delicious. I love it there and I’m so picky about steak places. I will be back soon. So yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipKathyA
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fillet delicious and top quality as always. That sizzling piece of meat is so tender. Tables and staff follow social distancing guidelines. Felt very comfortable dining there.
We had a gift certificate which is why we dined there. However the $20M in ppp loans to Ruth's Chris will make this small business owner think twice about returning.

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vipFrank
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful dinner and was attended to by Buntit.

He was extremely attentive and catered to our requests.

He made our 50th anniversary dinner special. We will return.

Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I enjoyed my meal and so did my husband.
The masks and other Covid accommodations were handled perfectly, but of course it still puts a bit of a dampener on things..
We will return , maybe after the restrictions are lifted .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Waiter wrote himself a tip 👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience1

Personally think Ruth Chris is just a restaurant that has went downhill for me! The food is nasty all the time! Service was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Ruth Chris is always fabulous! One of my favorite restaurants on the North Shore.

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John
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always outstanding. One of our favorites.

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RCfan
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy that Ruth's Chris is open! Everyone was friendly and accommodating and we felt very pampered.

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PammieSue
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent, our go-to for a guaranteed, 5-star meal. All of our food was cooked to perfection, right down to the crunchy vegetables. Everything was "right out of the oven" hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went to celebrate my daughters birthday. We (4) all had filets that were asked to be cooked medium. Only one of those came out medium - others were cooked too long and none were the same thickness. Sides are ok, nothing spectacular. I get that restaurants are having a hard time right now, but the portion sizes, quality of food (down to the berries on the dessert) were sub par at best. Not what I would expect at Ruth’s Chris. This was our first visit to this Ruth’s Chris location. I would not go back; Sorry. Just a very expensive meal to be disappointed with.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Northbrook
Responded on August 11, 2020

We realize that celebrations are special moments, so we are very concerned to hear that your experience wasn't what you were expecting. Would you please contact via private message and share more about your experience? Please send your contact information, including a phone number. We would welcome the chance to make things better.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fernando is the best server ever. HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I took my wife there for a surprise birthday dinner. Was harassed about my hat at the door which I took off, understandable. Was seated by a very loud crowd swearing and yelling on their phones and with each other. 4 out 5 people seated there had there boxers hanging out. If a hat is such a dress code violation I would think having boxers being shown at the dining table would be unacceptable. Spoke with a manager who did not want to address my concerns and said he cannot see, when I’m fact as they got up to walk you can clearly see under garments showing. Out food was cold when it came to the table and we have Never had this situation at the Barrington location very up scale compared to the Northbrook location and their staff mannerism. Overall unacceptable service for the amount of money we spent there. And another major let down was the birthday cake. Poorly plated dessert without even a Happy Birthday written on there which the waitress tried to say they do not usually write but the Barrington location does. We have gone there every year for my wife’s birthday because it is her favorite and she has never felt the way she did today especially! VERY DISAPPOINTING!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Northbrook
Responded on August 5, 2020

We are sorry to hear this, and would like to speak to you further. Would you please send your contact information, including a phone number, in a private reply to us? We appreciate your business and would welcome the opportunity to make this right!

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Northbrook is rated 4.6 stars by 1759 OpenTable diners.

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