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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena

Looking for a reservation? Call us at (626) 583-8122 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Pasadena, 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.

369 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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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 - 10:30pm Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Los Robles

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(626) 583-8122

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/pasadena

Catering:
Ruth's Catering in Pasadena, 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:
Valet parking available. Garage across the street in the El Paseo Mall. Garage available in building access from Union Street.

Executive Chef:
Gary Watanabe

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

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
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Cozy (10)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Casual (3)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Best Restaurant! Great food. Love this place! What a ribeye steak.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I had a great dinner and awesome service! I would recommend it to everyone! Must try their garlic mashed and the tomahawk ribeye so delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

GREAT SERVICE AND VERY ATTENTIVE...FROM THE WAITERS, SERVERS, MANAGER!!!!!!! FOOD WAS DELICIOUS...STEAK, LOBSTER, BANANA CREAM PIE, CHOCOLATE DUO...ALL EXCELLENT!!!!!!! I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK FOR MORE!!!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Again delicious! We go here a couple times a year and it is fantastic. Truly one of the best , if not THE best, steak house in the world. Cooked in clarified butter, this grass fed beef arrives sizzling hot on your plate. We love it every time! The service is impeccable and everything is superb. Can't recommend this highly enough!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

As always, the ambience was perfect for our Christmas dinner celebration. The meal was outstanding and service was top notch.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our server was fantastic, his name was Patrick. But, the poor guy was so overworked that we didn't see much of him in the last half of our meal. I spoke to the manager.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and service! You can never go wrong here.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our server, Jorge, excellent! Am going to look him up every time we go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were the last reservation of the day and were running a little late after a concert. The hostess, Jessica, was very kind and told me they'd be waiting for us. The restaurant had pretty much emptied out by the time we arrived, but we received wonderful service from our waiter, Joseph, who was assisted by Adam. (I was surprised to hear at the end of our meal that Joseph had only been working here since Thanksgiving. He had a lot of poise and knowledge and helped make our visit an enjoyable one.)
Was also pleasantly surprised to find a 3-course dining option on the first page of the menu that was perfect for our late-night meal and a very good value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Outstanding as always. Patrick, our server, seemed preoccupied with a nearby party of six, so service was spotty. Perhaps the two helpers could fill in for Patrick's absence so that all patrons could be served and taken care of. Food, as always, was outstanding!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best resturaunt in Pasadena. I've eaten at many Ruth Chris's & never been disappointed

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Joaquin and the former duke university center was the best service men I’ve ever encountered at Ruth Chris ! These two had great attitudes and made the dining experience the best I’ve ever seen

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

the steak was delicious, and the seabass is the best i have ever had

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Not your finest moment!!! Appeared to be short handed. Tables not turned timely. Matt explained that RC was trying something new. WHY on a holiday? Upon arrival, on time, were told 35 minutes. We were seated after 1 hour. Made the RESERVATION for 7:15pm 1 month ago. Need to employ text alert for seating. Hostesses wandered through the crowd looking for people to seat. Big meal not ok at 9pm. Steak was over cooked. Service was not what we have come to expect as a return customer. Overbooking only benefits RC. Wish our experience had been more positive. Very disappointing!!

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 (Amarillo)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner. Very busy. Ate at bar. Service excellent!!! Food very good!!! Great bargain.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Overall good with a couple items not meeting usual standards. Bread burnt and mashed potatoes runny.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Don’t don’t go there for the Thanksgiving set meal. Mass produced, conveyer belt food, obviously prepared well in advance (for example, we both dislike garlic but could not get potatoes without garlic in them, just not possible). I was expecting real roast turkey but we got some kind of mass produced turkey breast roll. The only possible dessert was pumpkin cheesecake, which we didn’t eat because neither of us like cheesecake or pumpkin. The service was super fast-paced obviously designed to get us in and out ASAP, our waiter kept hovering over us to take our plates while we were eating, and didn’t wait for us to ask for the check. It was presented moments after the dishes from the last course were taken away, as if to say “Now pay us and go”. It was supposed to be a special Thanksgiving meal for the two of us but instead it felt like a rushed, harried experience for which we paid $160. There won’t be a repeat next year, that’s for sure.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Exceptional table service and superb food quality. Highly recommended.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Ruth’s Chris never disappoints! Everything was perfect as usual.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service is terrific!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Thankful for the wonderful staff I loved Joaquin he was very attentive, the host could have been a little upbeat but that’s okay I would return for the food :)! Any day with my family

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Bone in filet is the bomb...also sweet potato casserole never disappoints! 😊YUM!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best Ruth's experience in a while! Server Julia was fantastic. She paid close attention to every detail, our special requests, and ensured our food and beverages were to our liking. Very energtic but not intrusive. Lamb chops were superb and the filet mignon was top-notch, juicy, flavorful, tender and a great cut. Creamed spinach, mushrooms and asparagus with hollandaise are the best sides...onion rings would be better but you have to order those in advance...definitely will next time. Wait staff very knowledgeable and hostess was professional and efficient.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice pre-theater dinner.
Seated at a banquette that would've been difficult for four, the three of us enjoyed a splendid dinner before the Pasadena Playhouse. My two companions ordered off the Classics menu -- filet/shrimp and ribeye -- and enjoyed them thoroughly. I opted for crabcakes, which were fresh tasting and meaty, but were not finished to my taste. Not the restaurant's fault, just the recipe.
Caesar salads and carrot ginger soup were big hits as starters. Shared side dishes were perfect accompaniments -- mashed potatoes, crab-fried rice, creamed spinach and fresh broccoli.
A few weeks ago, we ate at the Toronto store, which has brought back the excellent Key lime pie. Sadly Pasadena has not, although the cheesecake was scrumptious, with a nice citrusy accent. Berries with sweetened cream also made a great dessert. The apple galette was a little disappointing. More an apple pie with delusions of grandeur.
Service by Nicole was brisk and friendly. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, waddled off to the theater and will definitely be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Stringy asparagus, good filets, over priced wine list

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I love the food and cocktails not to mention the service was fantastic. I love it here. Happy Hour is also very good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the best meals my wife and I have had in years with great service, could not ask for more it was a very good time and we'll be back soon!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was my Birthday but no free desert, just a candle. Boo hoo!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Even though the rib eye was advertised as well marbled, I found it too dry and a bit tough. I requested medium rare but the steak was closer to medium. My partner's filet was also a bit well done. This is not the first time. Ruth Chris seems to do a poor job in cooking steaks to what the customer specifies.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service and delicious food, can’t wait to come back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love it! Great service. Hugo is awesome!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was great but I know it was busy because we waited quite a bit for our first course, and at some point, our glasses of water were empty for more than 15 minutes without anyone coming by to check on us. But we get it—it was a busy Saturday night. How about bussers who aren’t waiting tables to go around and check on water refills?

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was a tad noisy due to a toddler crying.
Loved our service Niel!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was simply amazing!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The restaurant did everything they could to make my birthday special. They even had a menu custom made just for me. A wonderful experience.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Came in on a Sunday night for my parent's 29th anniversary, service was outstanding, food was amazing (my grandma is a picky eater and she loved every single bite of it!!). I will be definitely coming back and highly recommend to give a try!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The steak / lamb chop was over cooked.. and the space is very crowded..

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary. We both had the Filet Mignon on the bone (Amazing), and shared the Lobster Mac n Cheese, Honey & Bacon Brussel Sprouts, and a bottle of New Zealand Pinot Noir. And for dessert, we shared a Complimentary apple fritter ala mode and two glasses of champagne. Another great dining experience at one of our favorite restaurants!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was my Birthday celebration. Surprise that waiter already knew what our drinks were.
foods were little pricey and the foods sometimes were kind of greasy, too much butter.Other than that, it's a good place to dine in.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our server was Julia and she took very good care of us. The food was exceptional as always. Thank you.

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