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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert

Looking for a reservation? Call us at (760) 779-1998 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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.

74740 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm ; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Cook & Deep Canyon

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 779-1998

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/palm-desert

Catering:
Ruth's Catering in Palm Desert, CA - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking or self-parking in private lot.

Executive Chef:
Hector Ramirez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert Ratings and Reviews

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
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Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely as always

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vip
·Dined 6 days ago

We’ve been going to Ruth’s Chris for over 15 years back home and over 3 years here in the valley. Over the years we have dined at a Ruth’s Chris likely over 200 times. While the service was very good, our experience last Friday was quite disappointing. There are numerous locals who have also expressed disappointment with the food quality, preparation, and check/receipt issues since the recent change in ownership/management. We hope the new owners/managers will recognize the issues and bring the standards back up to what we know it can be.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Ambience was really good service was attentive. Steaks were really good side dishes were excellent. Loved the roasted brussel sprouts tossed with honey and bacon and the fire roasted corn. Makes us want to make them. Cocktails were DELICIOUS. We had the New York strip and the ribeye. Perfectly cooked.

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vip
·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fabulous bread, fantastic shoestring fries, terrific fillet mignon, delicious vegetables, and wonderful dessert. Service was excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food is slightly above average, 3 out of 8 sides were cold. Server was kind, but barely around. I'd say over priced overall.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everything was outstanding as usual, with the exception of sending back 2 filets , that were very undercooked. Creme brûlée were fantastic. We ordered 2 glasses of wine we assumed were house, and were charged $42. Did not want to make a fuss with good friends!!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We have visited this restaurant several times over the past few years. Things are beginning to change and not for the better. I ordered an ordinary cocktail and to my shock it was $15.

Second the Lyonnaise potatoes have now become fingerling potatoes which are awful.

I am sorry to experience that Ruth Chris's is now an ordinary restaurant, but still expensive.

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vip
·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had a Petite Filet mignon and it was perfect. My wife had shrimp and they were good. My baked potato was under cooked and the other sides were very pricy.
I just expect the potato to be cooked

Better high end steak houses out there.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
·Dined on October 31, 2017

First time we’ve ever had tough steak at Ruth’s Chris. It’s disappointing because they are usually excellent and for the price they should be.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Took an hour and a half to get a steak and lamb chops. Waiter was nice but seemed very inexperienced and slow in attending to us.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Come here every year for our wedding anniversary. Food always good and this place will never disappoint. Always walk out with a picture as a keepsake. Staff is always pleasant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing service, went above and beyond to make our celebration special and memorable

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vip
·Dined on October 26, 2017

We went to Ruth's for two birthday celebrations, my sister-in -law Marilyn and our friend Jim. We've been to Ruth's many times, mostly for special occasions like b'days and anniversaries. Service was fine but seemed a bit slow. All our food was delicious. We had Jim-lamb chops (excellent), John-rib eye steak (excellent), Marilyn-filet mignon (excellent), Karen-3 crab cakes (very good), Ronnie (filet mignon+shrimp) very good. Two b'day desserts which we appreciated. Treated very well. Look forward to next visit.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We celebrated my husbands birthday with another couple and the meal was perfect. Our waitress and server were attentive and gracious. The food was wonderful. The shrimp cocktail was perfectly prepared. But the main event...the steak was unbelievably delicious. It was cooked to perfection and the sides were quite large so we shared a few of them. Only downside was we were seated near a table with a terrible toddler and parents that didn’t handle him too well. It was distracting. Not a place for kids. All and all a great evening,

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
·Dined on October 18, 2017

The steak was delicious as always, but our server seemed distracted and was somewhat unprofessional. He made it feel more like a meal on a cruise ship than at a fine restaurant, and our steak was not served oscar style as requested. Au gratin potatoes were amazing, however.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
·Dined on October 15, 2017

Ruth's Chris is one of my favorites in the desert. The food is fantastic and the service is usually amazing.

But last night, the service was so consistently bad that it totally overshadowed the amazing food. Very disappointing.

1. The servers repeatedly reached across guests to serve food instead of walking around the table to serve properly
2. All of our steaks were brought to the table while we were still enjoying our salads. We sent them back so we could finish our salads, and they brought them back 15 minutes later. One had to be sent back due to overcooking
3. At least 3 times, towards the end of dinner, wait staff stopped by to see if they could clear our plates while one of our party was still eating.
4. While we were enjoying desert, the wait staff were setting up tables in the dining room for the next day, and were doing so loudly ... silverware clanking and glasses clinking ... it seemed they wanted to send a message to us ... their last table of the evening ... that they were ready to go home.

My dinner guests had never been to Ruths' Chris and I took them there and had raved about the food and service. It was embarrassing to have had this experience with them.

When I go to a nice restaurant, I don't mind spending a bit for a wonderful meal, but I expect great service.

Sadly, Ruth's Chris missed the mark badly last night.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

one of the best steaks I have ever enjoyed, the flavor profile is awesome

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

It was amazing !

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vip
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Most delicious ribeye steak, cooked to perfection! Sides of garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach were also exceptional. Food is well prepared with fresh ingredients. 3 course dinner, with salad, main course and dessert is perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, would highly recommend this expierence

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

As always the food was incredible. The atmosphere was fantastic. The restaurant was packed so we had to wait for our table even though we had a reservation and they knew it was our anniversary, (comping our drinks would’ve been a nice touch). The service was attentive but our server was so detached that it was a bit awkward. Maybe she was having an off night. I highly recommend this place though it is the best steak ever.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
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vip
·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a delight to dine at this Ruth Chris.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always Good.

Neer had a bad meal in over 30 years in eating in many other locations

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I should have believed the reviews I read warning prospective diners about Ruth's Chris. It was so disappointing. I took my mother there for her 95th birthday. They seated us right next to the kitchen door so we had waiters and noise constantly. I told our waitress it was my mother's 95th birthday and she literally went away and came back and threw some happy birthday confetti on the table and walked away. I will never go there again. I would have complained right there on the spot but it would have upset my mother too much. So sad.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I was there for my 50th birthday with a friend. I can always count on consistency at Ruth's Chris, and as usual, they didn't disappoint!
Great meal! Thanks for the birthday treats Lee Ann!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very expensive $46 - 51 for just the steak - no sides. Albeit, the best filet ever. There was a snag in their coordination with Marriott for the 10% discount requiring a conversation with the manager but it was all squared away eventually. Check the bills if using a gift card because they failed to give full value the first time. It again it all worked out.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great service and the food was outstanding! Would definitely recommend!

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The service was poor as the server forgot to put in one of the steak orders and we had to look for her for a second drink as she was too busy with a large party in a separate room. The steak wasn't up to RC usual standards. The RC in San Diego is superb, but the Palm Desert location consistently falls short.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
·Dined on September 17, 2017

Celebrating my sister's birthday and our anniversary. Ruth's Chris lives up to our highest standards for a special occasion dinner at a very special place. We've had Danielle our server several times before, she is a real delight to talk to and takes very good care of us. My sister and I both had the excellent filet mignon and my husband had one of the very best rib eye steaks available in Palm Desert area. Sides: mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole w/pecan crust and creamed spinach are always delicious. John's sister is due for a visit next month, for her birthday, and we'll look forward to revisiting Ruth's again soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The staff is very accommodating. Service was as excellent as the food! Will be back sooner than later!

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

we went for a birthday celebration. our friends steak was definitely wrong sized for his order.we asked why it was half the size of ours, the waitress said it shrinks in cooking???
bad for our return and insult to our intelligence.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

This dining experience was great as always! Well done!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wonderful place to celebrate 55 years of marriage!! Ambiance, food, service, all were superb.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

All the staff were great but our waiter Gabe was exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Dale, the general manager, and his staff were amazing. In addition to the incredible food, they made sure our total dining experience was awesome!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun
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vip
·Dined on September 4, 2017

Consistently delicious. Happy hour menu excellent with generous portions at great prices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ruth's Chris restaurants almost anywhere (not Las Vegas) are excellent in every respect, and always dependable. Certainly the best place for steak in the Coachella Valley. The night we were there they were full, and waitstaff were pressed--but they did not falter. Nor did the kitchen.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Frankly, one Ruth's Chris is like another. The exterior and interior design nay vary a bit but not the food quality, service or price. In that respect Ruth's is always reliable.

Four of us dined on the lower priced, summer, prix fixed menu. We also ordered one bottle of the lower priced bottles of wine ($45), and two Armold Palmer's. Two deserts were comped because of a birthday and an anniversary. $288 including tip. As always, bring your wallet and have a good time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

You can't beat the amazing steaks topped with butter and served on a hot plate. A wonderful meal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
·Dined on August 26, 2017

The service was the worse I have ever had at a Ruth Chris., which I frequent often. When they called and verified my reservation, I inquired of women can wear hats. The answer was that we would never ask a lady to remove her hat. I asked even if it's a baseball hat? I received the same answer. Now I have a hair condition and was pleased to hear that because I would not remove my hat and would go to another establishment. When we arrived I was asked to remove my hat which I told the hostess that I had spoke to someone before coming and would not be removing my hat. It was a very uncomfortable situation. I let it go and moved on. The waitress came and we placed drink orders in which they forgot half of and we had to remind her after we had already received our first course. We asked for extra salad dressing which we did not receive until we had to ask a manager since our waitress never came back to the table. The main course came and I asked for my steak medium rare and it came well done. I had to get the busboy to take my steak back because yet again, no waitress in site. I was treating all of my staff to dinner and all 6 of my employees had finished their entire steaks and all of the sides were gone and I still had not received my steak. My assistant had to go the the hostess to get someone to bring my steak out, which by now I didn't even want since everyone was already done with their meals. Not even an apology. I have always raved about Ruth Chris. I frequent the Pasadena restaurant and go in every location I travel (Maui, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills, etc). Very disappointing and will NEVER go to this Ruth Chris again.

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