Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert

4.7
2494 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.

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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Ring in the New Year with Ruths. Celebrate with our 3-Course Ruth’s Classics menu starting at only $55. Our full dinner menu will also be available. We’ll be open early to host you and your loved ones. Celebrating at home? View our holiday takeout offers online by visiting order.ruthschris.com.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Celebrate Christmas Eve & Christmas Day with our 3-Course Ruth’s Classics menu starting at only $55. Our full dinner menu will also be available. We’ll be open early to host you and your loved ones. Celebrating at home? View our holiday takeout offers online by visiting order.ruthschris.com.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Celebrate Christmas Eve & Christmas Day with our 3-Course Ruth’s Classics menu starting at only $55. Our full dinner menu will also be available. We’ll be open early to host you and your loved ones. Celebrating at home? View our holiday takeout offers online by visiting order.ruthschris.com.

What 2494 people are saying
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BillM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Out of many menu items .

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vipEarl
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

53rd anniversary everyone even the patrons made it special. Always enjoy Ruth’s Chris.

LJ
vipLJE727
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

EH
ElisabethH
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very sophisticated atmosphere. Lobster was outstanding and filet mignon was cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For the good, petit filet and shrimp were excellent. Never been disappointed in entree at Ruth's Chris. The Felino Malbec wine was a great complement with right amount of spice. The mushroom side was also as good ever, although the garlic mashed were slightly less so. Perhaps a change in mashed recipe, as didn't have that amazing fluffiness I'm accustomed to. Pound cake and raspberry sorbet desserts were both very nice.
The not so good...oh my, the lobster bisque was awful. Sat in the bowl like oatmeal, and looked curdled when stirred. My best-case conclusion is that some plant-based substitute for cream was used, as it simply refused to blend. Taste was just off like some ingredient left out too long. I've had bisque numerous times at RC with always very good results. I immediately exchanged for Caesar Salad which was very good. Server took away bisque quickly with hardly a word from me, as if this has happened before. Small wonder if it has...
Service was efficient but somewhat cloying with more than one over-the-top attempts at humor. Not really the reservedly dry humor vibe I like (& usually get) from RC waiters.
Ambiance was bustling but not overbearing, as expected on Saturday night at RC.
I chose to not make issue out of the bisque or the slightly "weird" (my wife's word) jokes that waiter served up. Those things prevented a 5 star rating from a diehard RC fan. I'll be back, but maybe not to Palm Desert.

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vipNewdesertrats
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server, Melonie. Just perfect service! The food was delicious. It is one of favorite places in the Desert!

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vipPattiR
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!!!!

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MonicaT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and fantastic service!
Thank you again

SN
SteveN
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Asked for a private quiet table and was put in the Centre in worst table in the restaurant - there many booths available - steaks were not up to Ruth’s standard. So not the experience I had hoped for…. That said Colleen was excellent server and made the night enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had amazing food. The only downfall was we had to wait 15 minutes for anyone to serve us after we were seated.

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vipIrvinetraveler2
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kohl provided excellent service as did the support staff that helped him.

It was a very nice evening and the steak was outstanding. We were also happy to have the seafood tower back.....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner for Thanksgiving !

PT
PaulT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was great except for an appetizer the they offer was a Tuna Stack which is not offered at other Ruth Chris's . The appetizer that was replaced is a Seared AHI Tuna with ginger sauce. The Tuna Stack was not presented with the ginger sauce which turned out to be a big disappointment. Hopefully they put the Seared Ahi with ginger sauce back on the menu.

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kenneth10
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No surprises! Wonderful as always. The thanksgiving meal, the steak the lobster and all the fixings were lovely. Thanks for a great Thanksgiving dinner. And the wonderful service staff.

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vipchefbobcat
San Diego
162 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another stress free, enjoyable, flavorful, family Thanksgiving feast at Ruth's Chris - Palm Desert. Also, we had excellent service from Melissa and her support staff. Being a small family of four, it is much easier to have this wonderful restaurant cook our Thanksgiving dinner and as always, each diner leaves with a container of '"left overs" to enjoy the next day.

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DTfoodie
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice waiter, good value, and doggy bag for tomorrow😊

SM
SteveM
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Possibly the best turkey dinner I've every had. And they gave each of us a package of leftovers!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving was excellent

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect steak!

WD
WilliamD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! We will for sure go back again.

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ilike2eat
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great dinner and the service was as always , impeccable!

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vipelaineKOA
San Francisco
171 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening thanks to Ruth's Chris.....the lovely food, the sophisticated ambiance, great service and a dining room in which you could actually carry on a conversation.

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robertp
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wedge salad was below average. Lobster bisque was average. Ribeye was very good but the plate it came on was too small to add a vegetable if sharing (which everyone does). Wine selection was very good. Service was excellent.

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JonathanF
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband enjoyed his birthday dinner. Our steaks were cooked to perfection!
Our waiter Michael, exceeded expectations and provided exceptional service.

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vipDaveV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience2

Very inconsistent
Service was good, food was average at best.. The Del Mar location always seems to be consistently good..

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AndreaR
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my kids and husband for early special Faux Thanksgiving dinner. It was the best decision I made in a month!

We had wonderful cocktails, terrific appetizers (spicy shrimp was extra good) and then we ordered two porterhouses for the 5 of us. OK, yum! The meat was perfectly prepared and incredible. Sides were wonderful as well -- spinach, asparagus, garlic mashed.

Only negative was that they didn't have Pelligrino (or other bottled bubbly water), nor did they have any proper "digestives" to drink after dinner. The water, I can get past -- hard to get right now, but proper after dinner drinks should be on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was easily the best tasting dinner we have ever had! It was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Will definitely go again and I highly recommend!!!!

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MonicaT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual!

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Ddennis
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth’s Chris is always a hit. Food was delicious. Service we quick and friendly. Love this place

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, excellent food & beautiful environment! Love Ruth’s Chris Steakhouses!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food, environment, and hospitality!!

JD
JoeD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding from the time we walked in the door till we finished our meal and left. The food was as good as it gets. Just a wonderful dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, will go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak was ok. Baked potatoe seemed like it was microwaved

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Jack
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Entrees arrived 45 minutes after ordering them.

Caesar salad had thick grated cheese that overwhelmed the salad and the greens were not fresh.

Wife’s steak was sent back, it came out cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love Ruth Chris
Food is always delicious
Melody is fantastic at her job!!

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Margaret
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I love Ruth Chris but last night was horrible service. We waited over an hour after ordering to get our steak.
When asked what was taking so long they replied, “ everyone is having to wait tonight” really that was their reply? No Apologies at all!
After we asked they we just totally ignored until the Check came.
Ruth Chris is one of my favorite restaurants so this was very disappointing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good overall

GW
GaryW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in Ruth's Chris was an outstanding experience. The food was fabulous, the service great and overall very impressive.

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You can order delivery directly from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert using the Order Online button. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 779-1998.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert is rated 4.7 stars by 2494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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