Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pittsburgh

4.6
1380 reviews
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Since 1987 Ruth's Chris Steak House in Pittsburgh has been serving diners the finest USDA prime Beef. The steaks are broiled at 1800 degrees and served on a 500 degree plate so the steaks stay hot and juicy from beginning to end. Our New Orleans inspired appetizers, fresh seafood, signature side dishes, and incredible homemade desserts give you dining options like no other.
Located in PPG Place, the crown jewel of the Pittsburgh skyline, you will find Ruth's Chris Steak House within walking distance of all the downtown businesses, Market Square, and the Cultural District.
The restaurant serves "sizzling" lunches Monday through Friday and dinner seven nights a week.
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Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant evening of great food and great service. After a very busy week, I am ready to unwind and be pampered. Ruth’s Chris creates that perfect environment. Their service is purposeful and not hovering. When that service is combined with great food, it is a recipe for perfection!

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S
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Mother’s Day dinner. Food was excellent. Service was slightly below normal level of excellence due to high volume of diners. Did not like being seated in overflow area vs main dining room.

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K
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always welcoming and warm atmosphere. Food and service first rate.

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J
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Our calamari was over cooked. The 6 oz filet did not seem up to standards with the regular 8 oz filets that I normally get at Ruth’s Chris. I did not care for the shrimp being served on the same dish as my filet. The creamed spinach was excellent as usual. Overall, I was disappointed in the filet and the price I paid. The restaurant didn’t do anything special for Mother’s Day.

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JC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate my Mother's Day! The food was delicious and the service was terrific.

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JR
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth Chris is our favorite restaurant, if you haven’t been you’re really missing out on something special. The downtown Pittsburgh restaurant is newly remodeled and it really looks great. The service is fantastic, ask for Melissa she’s one of the best there. Start off with the spicy fried lobster as an appetizer. The steaks are unbelievable. They come to your table literally sizzling. If you’re a seafood person the lobster tail is the best I ever had, and it’s huge. The sweet potato casserole, broccoli & au-gratin potatoes are to die for, and please don’t get me started on the lobster mac & cheese (UNBELIEVABLE!) if you like a cocktail with your meal the bar has everything and the drinks are fantastic.
Gotta tell you it can be a little pricey but it’s an dining experience worth every penny.

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m
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always have very high expectation s for Ruth’s Chris as it usually does not disappoint. Our meal last night while good was not great. My Cowboy Ribeye lacked flavor and my wife’s lobster was not as flavorful as we are use to at Ruth’s Chris. Every restaurant can have a bad night.

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BP
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become our favorite steak house. The service is excellent - much better than a few of the other steak houses in the area.
It was at a good noise level so we could talk and have a nice time.
I can't say enough on how happy we were!

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OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took the Mothers there for Mother’s Day. First time for all. We all really enjoyed it. My steak was prepared perfectly and was just the right portion. My glass of chianti was yum!! Thank you for our service.

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C
Pittsburgh
44 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, from the main course, sides & desert!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought I was the king of cooking steaks but this was the best ribeye I've had in a long time.

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our servers who were personable and attentive. We’ve eaten at many Ruth’s Chris restaurants and the food is always flawless. Special occasions are perfectly handled and we will be back!

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, great service

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M
Pittsburgh
65 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Usually this is a sure bet for a fine meal, this time only so so . We arrived for our reservation on time but were told it would be a bit as they were “getting some tables ready”. We could easily see several tables that were ready but ......
Our server was very friendly and efficient but only two meals were up to par. Third steak was very poorly prepared which was reported to a manager who promised a quick resolution. So that left two people with entrees and sides that were getting cooler by the minute. It took way too long for the same steak to reappear, now very “well done” vs medium rare as originally ordered.
In the managers defense, he did comp the price of the ill prepared steak. What was expected to be a special dinner was pretty much compromised. Once again I must emphasize that our server handled it well.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The shrimp cocktail was too firm, was just ok, the 5oz Lobster was rubbery, too chewy. I was pleased w/11oz filet, lil overcooked, but amazing flavor, good. I thought the potatoes au gratin were flavorless(did taste the onions), wouldnt get them again... I felt the server & busstaff to be very attentive, and Management extremely visible & interactive. I spent my Birthday dinning by self, @ 59, my choice, but was tad disappointed w/only food items, not all. I worked in business 40+ years, i know 1st hand how difficult it is to satisfy/please people, especially those who dont know food !!! THANKS for your time. David Sweeney 4/16/2019 @ 5:30

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OT
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy with the service and the meal. The new renovations are beautiful!

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OT
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was fantastic

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PM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and scallops! Service was excellent. Three people from the staff recognized my wife's birthday. Well worth it.

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EW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary dinner was excellent! Beautiful, upscale decor, waitress that was spot on, beef that melted in your mouth, and a final touch anniversary dessert...oh...and freshly brewed coffee! We are going back!

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JB
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was with some trepidation that we went there for a birthday celebration for my brother who had flown over for a vacation from the UK. He's always been a fan of RC but since his last visit was before the redecoration and menu changes I was not sure he'd like since since many of our favorite items have been disappearing from the menu over the last few years such that it had been nearly a year since we were there.
However we were all very pleased to see a couple of our old favorites either still there or re-introduced. Our server was wonderful and really helped make the experience special.
Overall a great time and we will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate our son’s birthday. The food was prepared perfectly and “sizzling”. My scallops were excellent. Gave our son a dessert with a lit candle even. Thank you!!!

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food but there was some delay in service. Found ourselves waiting a lot. Still great time.

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L
Pittsburgh
50 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only place where I have to order my steak rare, due to the sizzle. Great combinations with their sides and the steak make the experience perfect for sharing with friends and family.

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S
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Ruth's Chris. From the host who seated us to our server, they acknowledged our special occasion. The food (as always) was delicious. We were even treated to a special dessert with a Happy Anniversary wish on the platter. We will continue going to Ruth's Chris and recommend it to all our friends. Thank you!

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OT
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was perfect, and the booth was great -server did not
Do anything special for bday even though they knew it was being celebrated... first time this has ever Happened and will not have her again!

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NB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you go here, get the sweet potato casserole, it changed my life. Everything was pretty good, steak was of quality and the waitress we had was very professional.

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N
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I was happy to see the scallops back on the menu. Also they still make the original crab cocktail for my wife which is her favorite. Since the remodel, the restaurant seems to have lost its coziness. Sit in the back where the original decor is intact. I was surprised at how loud it was this time and I think it’s the new part that makes it seem loud. I should have asked to move my table in the back. I did tell them when they confirmed my reservation that I wanted a seat in the old part but they seated me on the edge of the old vs new in the middle of the room. I had the bone in strip ordered medium rare. It was disappointing. It was cooked too much for my liking but in all fairness, I told them it was fine. I didn’t want to wait for a new one. Also I know this sounds pompous, but the steaks weren’t served with the usual sizzle that makes you feel like you are really getting something special. There was very little if any sizzle going on. Lastly, it was our anniversary and they knew that when we were seated. The waitress didn’t mention it and our shared dessert plate didn’t have Happy Anniversary written in chocolate like all my previous experiences. Had I remembered to ask for David, he would have made sure our anniversary was acknowledged. Overall not a good experience this time. Competition for steak houses in Pittsburgh is intense and Ruth’s Chris needs to step up their game.

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B
Pittsburgh
106 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had show tickets and waiter made sure we got out on time. Great job.

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal! Exceptional experience from start to finish. Hope to go back soon!

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W
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fillet not as good as used to be. No lunch special anymore.

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CA
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth's Chris hands down has the best steaks around. No other steakhouse comes close.

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FH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Prompt service, perfect Sazerac, but the garlic mashed potatoes were watery and devoid of flavor.

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L
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and had a great time. Food was delicious! It is a little noisy though.

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LE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the delicious food for my birthday dinner!

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JC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was very attentive, waiter was friendly and helpful with selection, food was phenomenal. Will definitely return.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our only disappointment was that the waiter promoted the king salmon. That it had a buttery taste and so on and on. My wife said it tasted like any other salmon. She questioned this and the manager or whoever he was wearing a sport coat and a tie. They had like a little meeting at first the I feel he gave us the most bs answer. Everyone has a different taste palette so to someone else they may notice the taste difference. It was my wife’s 50th birthday and several employees wished a happy birthday which was nice.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The bleu salad was more like a slaw -- way too overdressed for a salad

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LG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

The new decor is so sterile. I remember the old Ruth’s Chris and the ambiance was so much warmer. Our table was in the very back of the room. Thank goodness the customers at the next table were finished with their meal and ready to leave. They were so loud and obnoxious. Half of our table had to face the wall. My husbands filet came out too well done. He asked for medium. Sent it back and meanwhile we started eating. His came out about 10 minutes and the problem with that is we all started eating. By the time he got his we were 1/2 way finished and he was full from eating the sides. Mine was also too well done but I opted to eat mine. Service was excellent and they couldn’t stop apologizing. Sorry to say but we will not be coming back to Ruth’s Chris.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! We went there and had a good evening. The service was excellent!

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S
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pre- ballet - excellent meal and service. Nice seafood selection too!

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