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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5

Expect nothing less than an extraordinary meal and first class service from the Number One prime steak house in the world - Ruth's Chris Steak House. At Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5, you'll experience our contemporary decor coupled with distinctive dining traditions that you can only expect at the Number One steak house. At Ruth's Chris Steak House, we take steak seriously, but we're also serious about making sure you have a great time. So, whether you're looking for a place to unwind after a hectic day at work, planning a romantic dinner for two or that all important business meeting, feel free to laugh out loud and stay awhile and experience our sizzle.

711 Eastern Avenue
Pier 5, Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
President Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 230-0033

Website:
http://www.ruthschris-pier5.com/

Catering:
Private Dining Manager - Catie Buffington (cbuffington@serioussteaks.com) - 410.230.0033

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Available

Executive Chef:
Brad Cleaver

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Opening early @ 3PM
Regular Dinner Menu available

Private Dining

Private Dining-- Alcove Room: Seats up to 14 guests -- Harbor "D": Seats up to 50 guests -- Wine Room: Seats up to 30 guests-- Seasonal Patio: Seats up to 80 guests -- Harbor East: Seats up to 100 guests -- Entire Restaurant: Seats up to 150 guests.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

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4.6

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4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 14, 2012

I love this Ruth Chris. The crab cakes were delicious, no filler. The portions are very generous, 3 adults were able to share the mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. Our waiter, Chris, was very knowledgeable and able to anticipate our needs (we had four kids with us and Chris cleared the glasses and knives, and immediately got the kids apple juice). We're definitely going back for restaurant week!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 4, 2012

As stated previously, food was good & service was very good. BUT 4 problems ...
3 minor, 1 major. Minor first ... We wanted to see the inner harbor fireworks and I asked to be seated outside ... it was implied that you could see the fireworks from out table ... one can not see the fireworks from any of their tables. Second minor - Tried to order a Pina Colada for myself & a Milkskake for my grandson - no blender outside & they can't go to the inside bar to get those things. Third minor - The owner of this restuarant was walking in the eating area with a lit cigar. MAJOR problem ... it took well over 30 minutes to get our car from valet parking and another 30 minutes to get from the front of the restuarant to the main street.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 4, 2012

Ruth's Chris Steak House was selected for our July 4th dinner, and they did not disappoint us. We asked for a window seating and were granted one of the best views in the restaurant. Our server was totally knowledgeable of all menu and special items. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The waiter's suggestion that we split a side turned out to be spot on for our appetites. The caesar salad was fresh and crisp, and the asparagus was not over cooked. This was the best meal we have ever had at Ruth's Chris.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Disappointed with steaks this time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2012

We had a wonderful time AGAIN! We enjoy coming to Ruth's Chris at Pier 5, it is a great place to eat when we have a hot date night downtown.

Thank you Ruth's Chris staff for another great evening! Our server, was fantastic AGAIN! We had the same server that we had from a previous dinner outing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 22, 2012

Excellent food and services as always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2012

The service and food was excellent!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2012

We went to Ruth's Chris Pier 5 for Fathers Day and to enjoy the Sailabration in Baltimore. When we arrived we were seated at our reservation time. A server came over after about 5 minutes. He took our drink order and walked away. 30 minutes passed and no drinks and no server. We watched him go to every table numerous times but walked right passed us. Being a server in the past and knowing it was a busy day, we tried to remain patient. Eventually my patience ran thin and I got up from the table and contacted the manager. He had a new server to our table within minutes and our service experience was greatly improved. My sons grilled cheese was horrible though. All in all it was not our best experience there, but we will give it another try.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 16, 2012

Great place to go for the Sailagration!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2012

Ruth's Chris was amazing! The server was delightful, friendly, patient, and observant. The food was delicious! The food brought joy to the taste buds of everyone at the table! Dad and Grand-dad enjoyed their meals which made the experience 10x greater! Thank you Ruth's Chris at Pier 5!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 15, 2012

We only go to the pier v location. I have been to other ones but services and food is just better for some reason.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 15, 2012

Steak was over cooked otherwise pretty good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 12, 2012

The steaks are supposed to come out sizzling hot. So hot that you can't even touch the plate. My husband was able to pick his plate up and the steak was overdone. They took the steak back to heat it up, which, in turn, overcooked it even more!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 11, 2012

We asked to be seated at a booth in the bar. As my guest sat down I was pushed out of the way by a man in a suit running through the bar. He ran to the table And told my guest she could not sit there and they had other booths in the dining room. Everyone dining in the bar stopped eating and all eyes were on us. Very humiliating. He then took us to a table in the walkway next to the server station, a horrible table. We finally settled on a booth next to the loud kitchen. During our entire meal and 250 dollars later, no one ever sat at the booth in the bar. We asked for the male host's name that told us we could not sit there and we were shocked to find out he was the GM! Never Again!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 8, 2012

Food is good, but many portions are huge and pricey, especially sides.
Service good, and they charge for Valet Parking, unlike most downtown restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 5, 2012

Christopher McEntee was the best server I have ever had. My wife and I went there because we had a gift card and it was our 1 year wedding anniversary. Chris made it a very special occasion and was super attentive and personal. Both my wife and I have been servers in our lives and I can say without a doubt Chris is one of the best I have ever seen!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 26, 2012

The food at this Ruth's Cris location was wonderful - and we have absolutely no complaints about that. However, the service was slow and somewhat unprofessional given the cost of the meal. We were waiting in the bar for our table to be ready (which is fine), and when our table was ready the hostess stood at the entrance to the bar and shouted (yes, shouted) our name to get our attention like we were in a cafeteria. Not cool. This location is very touristy with casual diners stopping in from the Inner Harbor. So if you expecting an elegant dining experience with professional staff, as in the other Ruth's Cris location in Baltimore, sadly this one falls short.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Not as good as other restaurant in the area

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Waited for everything. Bad food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2012

I have nothing but great things to say about our Ruth's Chris Pier 5 experience. It was Mother's Day and the restaurant was busy. We didn't realize, since this was our 1st time there, that outside dining was an option until we arrived at the venue. When we request outside dinning, although our table was already set for us inside, we were immediately reseated without issue. Dan, our server, was excellent. He showed us wonderful attention and made the guest of honor , the Mother, feel special. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions and general dining.
Dr. Jody Schmidt

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 6, 2012

Service was horrendous. I didn't see the waitress for 10 to 15 minutes after being seated. Drinks were not served for 15 minutes after that. Appetizer was presented in a timely manner but the entree was very late. To cap off the bad experience I had to go to the manager to get my credit card back. After instructing the waitress I was pressed for time she took my card and disappeared. In her defense, she appeared to be stretched too thin having tables inside and out and far too many of them. I will not return! Extremely loud atmosphere for fine dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 4, 2012

Great food!!! And the greatest service! We will be back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 27, 2012

A consistent gem. Though our steak felll from its typical rating of "superb" down to "very good," we still consider Ruth's Chris one of our all-time favorites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 17, 2012

It was a special birthday for my grand-daugther and it wasn't made to feel special for her. Someone mentioned it when we entered and she received some type of desert as we were about to leave-almost as if it had been an after thought. She would have received more special attention at Denny's or TGI Fridays. In an effort to make it up to her we went to Fleming's a few days later and the effort they extended to make her feel special was totally different. Ruth's Chris is off of my list of restaurants to frequent - Fleming's is the one I will recommend to friends, family and business associates. What was intended to be be a special night with family for a special occassion was ruined by the experience at Ruth Chris. Never again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 10, 2012

This was by far not a Ruth's Chris we were used too standard and price wise. Water Street and Bethesda locations were by far superior to this location. To start with every other location has a 3 course menu. When we asked about this menu, we were told that they didn't participate in this. Also food and server were extremely slow. Side dishes came out cold and undercooked. Not worth the money for Ruth's Chris and the location was not up to the expectations we have seen elsewhere. My advice is go to Water Street location about 5 blocks away for true Ruth's Chris experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 9, 2012

WOW...THE NIGHT DINING WAS GREAT AND CURIOSITY TO OUR WAITER...CRAIG..AMAZING

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 9, 2012

Great Food, Great Service enough said.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2012

VERY expensive, but the steaks are GREAT. Most menu pricing is ala carte, the ribeye and many other steaks will feed 2 as well as the side dishes, so order accordingly, Easter special menu was great, Mother's Day special menu lacked comparitively and was the same price. You can go to happy hour at the bar and get the same food much cheaper..try that first.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2012

The waiter was not good. I asked for salad dressing an did not see him until the salad was eaten. Finally he came to the table with the dressing and did not say anything about being late with it. The steak was tough. I said something to the waiter and he did not do anything. I though he would have at least offered me a new one. When the billed came he charged me for dessert. The dessert was included in the price. He started to argue with me saying I have to pay for it. I finally got thru to him and he realized it was in the price of the meal. I like Ruth Chris but don't think I will go back to this one again.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 7, 2012

I have been dining at Ruth Chris for mutiple years and have never had a bad experience. The cosistency is always there. The steak my guest had was a little on the rare side but she still enjoyed it

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 7, 2012

What a great dinner! Lauren was fabalous and made our visit part of a memorable experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 3, 2012

Don't get me wrong. It was very good, our service was not top notch but they gave the poor guy 7 tables to wait! I though they give them 3?????
Overall Annapolis one is much, much, better!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2012

Always great but needs salt and pepper at table

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 24, 2012

All was good. Wasn't happy when they ran my card twice. Still waiting for the credit to hit my account. But overall, very good. The Pier 5 location was very casual compared to other RC locations that I have been to.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 17, 2012

Ruth Chris has added entree specials to their menu on weekend nights. This is a fantastic idea and the Mahi special served this weekend was amazing! A welcome change to the regular menu.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 11, 2012

Food and service was very good (as usual). Was a little noiser than past visits as we were seated next to the kitchen. I was a little surprised that staff did not acknowledge the special occassion (29th wedding anniversary) as this has always been done in the past. We also went earlier in the day than we usually do (4:30) and found this a nice time as the restaurant was not crowded.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 8, 2012

Good time......kids enjoyed it......steaks were amazing!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 3, 2012

We had a wonderful experience and a great dinner. Our waiter Mel was excellent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 27, 2012

Food was excellent. Not a great place to conduct a business dinner, was hard to hear across the table from my client. Overall service was great and Ruth Chris is always a good decision. Great location!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 25, 2012

Great choice for our anniversary dinner.
The crabcake was probably the best I've ever had as was the bread pudding.

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