Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Princeton, NJ 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.
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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was intolerably slow and our waitress forgot our requests on more than one occasion! I ordered a second drink, but by the time she remembered it, we were done eating and I canceled the order.
I have dined here on many occasions, but I have never experienced such poor service!

RK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Au grautin potatoes were raw for the third time in a row. Wont be back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded a day ago

Rick, thank you for your candid review. We strive for the highest brand standards in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. We would welcome the opportunity to earn back your business. Please send your contact information, including a phone number, to us as a private message so we may speak to you directly. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner for my husband. The table was set with festive confetti and a birthday card. Very nice touch.
We also had a birthday dessert.

t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food and service was phenomenal had the filet with the truffle butter crust and the chopped salad and both were delicious

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary dinner but the food took forever to arrive at the table. We had 7:30p reservations and didn’t leave there until 10:30p. The small seafood tower didn’t get to our table for 40 mins after we ordered it. It was our first course. Food tastes delicious but it took a long time for all the food to arrive. They were not that busy but we did notice that they had a group/party room/event. We felt like they were understaffed. We received a complimentary strawberry shortcake for our anniversary which was very nice. Our salads and porterhouse for two was amazing!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on October 3, 2019

We appreciate you celebrating with us. Our goal is to create positive lasting memories for our a guests and we do hope you'll consider giving us a second chance to make a great impression. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please reach out to us directly with your contact information including a phone number.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best steak places around. Wonderful food of all types. Service was top notch.

Main issue was our work meeting of over 10 people was interrupted for 20 mins by a baby crying next to us who obviously was not feeling well. Hard to have work discussions at that point.

SE
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We typically have dinner at Ruth Chris (or some other high end steakhouse) when we are travelling. We were very disappointed in our meal. The restaurant was NOT busy but the service was terrible. The server seemed more interested in performing his "side work" instead of serving us. There were significant gaps in time between the time we saw him. Drinks took forever to arrive. Food was clearly sitting in the window a while before he bothered to bring it to us - notwithstanding the 500 degree plates, our steaks were cold and the butter was no longer sizzling. Our potato side dish was cold. Because everything took so long, we had to have our desserts packed to go and rushed out of the restaurant to get our son back to the train. In all, it was a very disappointing meal (at $120 per person).

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you for your review, Sherry. We are very sad to hear that you did not enjoy your most recent experience with us, and we would like to work to make it right. Please reach out to us directly with your contact information, including a phone number. We hope to hear from you soon.

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P
Atlantic City
47 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful dinner. They made my birthday special. Decorated table birthday card deserts for me and my husband. Our dinners were delicious great service and totally pleasant. Hi

CR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. My wife and I had a delicious dinner. Steak was prepared perfect. Sides were tasty too!

UD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Do not try to use an online gift card purchased through their website. The restaurant WILL NOT HONOR them.

Not being able to use our gift card happened to us twice. The first time that we attempted to pay for our meals with our gift card ($100 value), we were told, by both the restaurant manager and the gift card company, that the gift card # didn't exist. A week later, after working with the gift card company, they managed to locate our gift card # and they emailed us a link to the gift card (the restaurant manager was also notified that the gift card was valid). Using the link provided to us by the gift card company, we printed it.

We attempted to use our newly printed gift card again, three months later during another visit. However, the SAME restaurant manager told us again that the gift card # was invalid. Similar to our first visit, he contacted the gift card company and was told this time that the card no longer had value and had been used three times already in FL (we were never in FL). The purchases were in the amounts of $75, $25, $25 and actually made prior to our original attempt at using the gift card. The gift card that we purchased remains unused by us, and we again had to pay out of pocket a second time for our meals.

Upstanding businesses make every attempt to reconcile problems that a customer is experiencing, and certainly they would for a customer that has experienced the SAME EXACT PROBLEM a SECOND TIME. However, at both of our visits, while experiencing the same problem, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton RESTAURANT MANAGER SHRUGGED HIS SHOULDERS and told us he WISHED there was something that he could do. This is not how an honest and respectable business would respond.

We WISH to let everyone we know that Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - Princeton will never be recommended by us due to their POOR customer service and attitudes towards their customers.

I
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Consistent delicious food and courteous staff yet inattentive service and disingenuous. The decor is unlike any of the typical locations of the brand. Worth sharing to those expecting the usual.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality, atmosphere and service. We do hope you'll consider giving us a second chance to make a great impression. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please with your contact information including a phone number.

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B
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Throughly enjoyed our meal!

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Not really liking the “ new “ cream spinach. Too much cream . Cheesecake in some type of graham cracker cup covered with a liquidly sour cream topping was horrible. Not eaten , not even offered a different desert. This was after the server spilled my wife’s martini by knocking it over in front of her while serving her shrimp cocktail appetizer. Then while I was eating my creamy spinach, there was a large part of the spinach kitchen warming bag that made in into my mouth. Even the manager was shocked. A bad night at a great restaurant.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Went to Ruth’s Chris because we had a gift certificate and we were attending a concert later in the evening in Princeton. We made an early reservation to allow time for a leisurely meal.

I am not in general a fan of chains nor of steakhouses but knew what to expect in general.

We were placed in an overflow room that looked like it is not send for private events; the main dining room is very attractive in the usual steakhouse style with comfortable booths and banquettes. This room felt industrial, with folding partitions etc.

Service was prompt to a fault. Arrived at 5:30, ordered appetizers and mains. Mains were brought as we took the last bite of our appetizers, before table was even cleared.

We were out the door in about an hour and a quarter.

Steak was nicely cooked. My wife’s crab cakes were bready. Creamed spinach and potato sides were fair.

I know that it is standard at steakhouses, but nonetheless irks me to pay $60 for a steak that doesn’t even come with a piece of parsley for garnish, let alone veg or potato.

Would not return.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on September 24, 2019

We appreciate you writing about your recent visit with us. Guest satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We'd like to learn more. Please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number, so that we may directly address your concerns. Thank you!

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MI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service were excellent. Seating at booth was tight, and it was not possible to read menus without additional light. But we were not hurried, and the evening was very pleasant.

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Ruth's to celebrate our anniversary, and as always the food and service is top notch.
Their meets are the best and even if you are not a meet eater, the Chilean Sea Bass is special.
If you dare have the creamy spinach, guarantee not to take any home cause you will not stop eating it.

Its not the cheapest meal you will experience but its will be one of the best.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We have gone to this location on several special occasions. The atmosphere has gone from relaxing and ambient to that of a casual restaurant. The price says “special occasion “ but the noise and casually dressed crowds say “TGIF”.

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

There was an extremely loud and obnoxious loud party. Mgmt was unable and not very willing to deal with them. Took all fun out of the evening.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you for your candid review. We strive for the highest brand standards in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. We would welcome the opportunity to earn back your business. Please send your contact information, including a phone number, to us as a private message so we may speak to you directly. Thank you!

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TE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply elegant and Amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any person who likes great service and great food .

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Table of 6 elder gentleman and women next to us. Ordered 6 coffees and 6 deserts which caused the server to be away from us for almost a half hour. Otherwise great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious steak, great service and my son was pleasantly surprised by complimentary slice of cake to celebrate his new job

RM
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

While the food and service was excellent I seriously question the price of some items. Excessively expensive. For example, a glass of beer from the tap was $11.50, a bake potato was $10.00. That’s outrageous! A glass of wine is normally more expensive than a glass of beer. Not at Ruth’s Chris. Very disappointing.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The experience that we had at this restaurant was not acceptable. It took over an hour for us to get the main course after we had eaten our salads. We were repeatedly told that our meal was coming soon. It would’ve behooved management to come over and explain what the problem was and offer us something, a free drink, money off the bill. Instead nothing was said until I went to complain at the end of the meal at which time a free dessert was offered after we’d already had dessert. I think next time we have a special event we will look elsewhere to eat.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on September 4, 2019

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. Please reply to us directly, or private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can further address your concerns. We hope you will give us another chance. Thank you!

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D
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was slow, and was not at the table enough... First bad experience we've had at a Ruth's Chris

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on September 4, 2019

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. Please reply to us directly, or private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can further address your concerns. We hope you will give us another chance. Thank you!

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S
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service

JP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall Ok. Couple of bumps in the road. Service staff stretched a little causing service to be a little less attentive than I would have liked. Large seafood tower not served with shell crackers, had to ask, large side lobster mac and cheese, no serving spoon, had to ask, coffee desert and Ice cream, no spoon with service had to ask. Water refill, had to ask. Servers more interested in setting tables for next day service. Overall OK but for 700.00 meal should have been better. Tipped at 25% should have tipped less.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have gone to Ruths Chris the last few years for our anniversary based on the consistency of service and good, and were not disappointed this year. From rose petals on the table, to a complementary picture to note the event, and a final congratulatory dessert, everything was perfect - and the food great once again!

M
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG!! The food and service was amazing. The server was amazing, everything she recommended to us was great.

We will definitely be coming back.

LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was superb and they could not do anything else to make us feel special. I was shocked the filet minion was tasteless and the lobster was so tiny. Baked potato was delicious. Too much food wish I had ordered the petite filet mignon. Nice touch with picture taking and rose petals.

TR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Very disappointed with the steak last night

f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh and the food were fantastic!

PB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived at the table, they had a birthday card for my daughter and confetti on the table. They all wished her a happy birthday and made her dinner extra-special. The food was delicious and the service excellent!

F
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was fair, by no means very good/outstanding and the pricing was considerably outrageous compared to their competition.
I really wanted to like this restaurant due to the proximity to my home, but the ambiance and service cannot overcome the bland entrees coupled with the excessive costs.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sylvia was exceptional from the time we walked through the door. She was welcoming and so warm and friendly. The entire greeting staff were great! Actual food Service/waiter was a bit slow and could have been better. All in all nice dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and environment overall is very expected and well presented . jimmy as our waitress has been a wonderful delight for the night , big smile , professional suggestions has enhance the experience a lot.

We v been RC in many different countries and cities , tonight is defiantly one of the best .

ML
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My all time favorite steak. Great food and service.

d
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating both daughters birthdays and couldn’t have been more pleased with the entire experience. Great food, great service.

GO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak I’ve ever had. The service was fantastic. They are very attentive. Great wine selection as well. A little pricey but that was expected. I would definitely go back.

L
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The meal was good, enjoyed the service and atmosphere

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