Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert

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It’s easy to indulge in Ruth’s Anywhere. Anytime. Call us at (760) 779-1998 to place an order for takeout and enjoy your favorites tonight.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Palm Desert, CA 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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BB
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael, our server was phenomenal! Our steaks were perfection.

JD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, our server Ann, was fantastic.
The food was very good, the preparation was fantastic.
The sommelier introduced us to some wonderful champagne.
Can’t wait to return

r
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only concern was the lack of dress code enforcement. Two men were in colored plain t-shirts; one man was in medical scrubs; at least one man (at another table) wore his baseball cap the entire time - there may have been more, but the entire table was not in my line of sight. Blue jeans and tennis shoes as well as the above mentioned items are NOT business casual attire. They should have been stopped at the check in desk.
I realize that may be a touchy situation, but a dress code requirement is a dress code requirement.
A particular bonus for the evening was having our picture taken at the table and presented to us in a nice folder.
All in all, a lovely evening.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We made reservs at Ruths because it was a special birthday for my husband. We have been going to Ruths for 25 years and always had the 16oz New York, its my husbands favorite steak anywhere. They had a special that was a 16 oz NY and 8 Crab legs it sounded good so we ordered it. The steak was not sizzling and it was thin, tough and full of grizzle.
VERY DISAPPOINTING.
WE HAVE NEVER HAD SUCH A POOR STEAK at Ruths before!
My husband told the server to take it off the bill, a manager never came to the table and when the birthday dessert was served it was a cold doughy little apple thing.We didn't eat it VERY DISAPPOINTING!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert
Responded on March 15, 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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BK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved a nice round table in the center room and received a very nice center table.

Great service -great food

BB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Service was beyond the best. Just an incredible experience.

OT
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were very disappointed in the service and quality of food . Have been to Ruth Chris over many years and everything was below par . The Tomahawk steak was tough , and overpriced for the portion size !
Service was disorganized and overall poor .
May not return ...

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our first time there , the ambiance is very nice and servers are very attendant and friendly ; the food was good but not excellent for the prices .

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for your candid review. We offer a variety of special promotions and prix fixe menus throughout the year to bring great value to our guests. Please reach out to your local Ruth's Chris Steak House to learn more about current promotions or feel free to sign up for our email notifications to keep you informed about all our upcoming events and promotions!

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r
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is the 2nd time we have had this server and honestly she’s not a favorite. She doesn’t come back enough to check on you but that may not be her fault perhaps she just has too many tables. I asked for my vegetables cooked a certain way they were not, our steaks were not cooked the way we requested either but we ate them anyway, 2 of us asked for Bernaise sauce she only brought 1 so then you are waiting while your steak gets cold for it to come out. We ordered the chocolate duo for dessert the whipped cream had turned sour. We had to flag down the lady seating a new table because the server never came back over. She took the dessert off our check so that was good. Im sure the management doesn’t care about my complaints but we eat here once a month and we expect more for $300.

PR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at several different Ruth Chris restaurants, but the atmosphere at this one in Palm Desert was so much nicer - quieter, and a warmer feel.
The food, as always, was excellent. The servers are very friendly and attentive. Ruth Chris is just one of my very favorite restaurants.

JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Wine list was disgusting. Chardonnay starts at $47.00 for a bottle of Kendall Jackson - and not the good Kendall. It was the cheap Kendall with a screw top. Same as they sell at Stater Bros market for $10.00. Top Chardonnay was Far Niente for $145.00. Did not offer any “Daou” or Robert Talbot. We both ordered the fixed price 3 course dinner, filet with creamed spinach and bread pudding. None of it was nearly as good as the similar fare at The Pacific Dining Car in Santa Monica. The coffee was inexpensive but poor. The San Pellegrino was reasonable. The service was excellent. Definitely not worth the exhorbitant price. I don’t plan to ever visit any Ruth’s Chris again.

J
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

For some reason, service was spotty. Took much longer than usual to have order taken and long delays between order taken and food served. Also, this was a birthday dinner, but no recognition was given to the birthday person. What's the point of indicating a birthday when no one acknowledges it at the restaurant.

Also, the glass of a very average red wine priced at $24.00 was excessive. Nothing special! This is a bottle of wine I can purchase at Cosco or Trader Joes for a fraction of the cost. I find that this is price-gouging when they're already making a ton of money on alcohol.

Finally, my filet mignon (price $55) that I ordered medium rare was very rare. The server offered to return it to the chef to cook longer, but I decline, fearing the steak would be either ovecooked putting it back on the fire.

A
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food, ambiance and atmosphere at Ruth’s Chris. Worth the money! Some of the best filet I have ever had!

RL
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ordered the combo king crab legs and New York special
The crab was a joke it was pretty bad , really sad little pieces of king crab, they should be ashmed to serve and charge a large fee for that meal

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth Chris never lets us down, there ribeye is simply the best. There banana cream pie dessert is to die for as well.

S
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We really enjoy the menu and consistently great steaks at RC but this time the food fell short of our usual experience. We all ordered our steaks medium well and all of them came to us at least medium rare and in my husband’s case rare. He had to send his back. They were also completely out of their signature bread pudding which one person in our party had really been looking forward to having. The waitress gave a free portion of another dessert option but it was super small and not as good as the original. The service was great and the waitress apologized for the steaks but it left us disappointed with a meal we were all looking forward to enjoying.

r
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I thoroughly enjoy our dinner. Whenever we are in the area, we try to get to this restaurant.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and loved it from our first steps in the building. The food was amazing! Our Server (Devon) was awesome and had great recommendations for us. We’ll be back for sure.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day after dinner.

DJ
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

After making a reservation 2 months earlier via OpenTable, still had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Restaurant was very loud, making conversing quite difficult. The filet was okay, but not great. Chef's staff neglected to remove all of the silver skin from filet.

TE
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We go to Ruth's Chris every Valentine's. I had the Rib steak which I would rate as just fair. Wy wife had fillet minion which I would rate as excellent. We had potatoes Au Gratin which were good. Sorry to report that their corkage fee is gone from $15 to $20 little pricey in my opinion.

1
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was below Ruth’s Chris standards. We dine at different Ruth’s Chris Restaurants periodically. It was Valentines Day, and I made reservations in December.
Samatha was the name of the gal at the reception desk. She was not in a good mood, never smiled, and was not pleasant to guests or her co-workers. I don’t think she could handle the pressure of so many guests waiting to be seated. I saw the manager come to the front desk to talk to her, but don’t know what about, as her attitude didn’t change.
After finally getting seated, which was a nice table, service began w/the young man who poured water into the glasses. He poured water into my glass, but he missed and water was all over. I used my napkin to mop it up. It was soaked. Things like this happen, but he should have been trained to clean up the mess, not stand there and let the guest do it.
Our server, Gerrero, was not that great, either.
I think he had too many tables, and therefore, his service suffered.
The food was very good... the salad could have used a little more dressing as noted by the only two who had salad, and the béarnaise sauce was too thick and the quantity was about one tablespoon. Thank goodness the steaks were cooked perfectly.
We left very disappointed in the service at the table and front desk ( just Samantha). The other hostess was very friendly.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. This is certainly not how we wanted your visit to go. We'd like to learn more -- please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number so that we can reach out to you directly. Thank you!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We had a reservation for 12. We were on time and were told it would be a few minutes. After 20 minutes we asked if there was a problem and were told the Manager would talk to us. Ten minutes later he appeared and told us that we would have to break up into two groups. Our Servers were nice and the food was good. But, you get a much better experience on all levels at LG.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert
Responded on February 15, 2020

We appreciate you writing about your recent visit with us. Guest satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We'd like to learn more. Please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number, so that we may directly address your concerns. Thank you!

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PC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentines and it was wonderful. Manage gave us a 25 gift card amazing!

SM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place except the super small cocktails that cost 2x more than anywhere else
In the area, in the future no more cocktails will be ordered also no Pinot Grigio on wine by the glass menu.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and team

EA
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent. I ordered the filet with the twin lobster tails. The filet was prepared as ordered. It was very tender. The lobster tails were delicious. My husband had the ribeye
Ruth's Classic. It was seasoned perfectly. The service was outstanding. I will definitely dine there again.

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was wonderful, the service very good, and the food was excellent. The nicest feature was table placement, as we were a twosome and were placed among other twosomes which allowed table to table conversations which were very enjoyable.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

C
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely 3 hr dining experience. Excellent server Guerreo, quiet setting, perfectly prepared food.

L
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was not quite as good as we have experienced in the past. Also, my filet had grizzle, not the usual Ruth Chris filet. I should have complained but I didn’t. With that said, we will still return to Ruth’s Chris.

MP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,, fine service, brought our own wine, lovely ambiance. All superb!

KP
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!!
Excellent service!!

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went over the weekend. The service was amazing and the food was excellent. My steak was cooked perfect. The sweet potato casserole side is one of my favorites.

AV
San Diego
134 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t disappoint!
Amazing amazing, on all aspects!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An early Valentines date, we enjoyed everything! Excellent service!

JS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Great food, and excellent service.

W
San Francisco
13 reviews