About 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.

2 Village Blvd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(609) 452-0041

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

Catering:
Ruth's Catering in Princeton, NJ - 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:
Self parking available.

Executive Chef:
Mitchell A. Baculy

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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.3

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4.4

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3.8

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for Birthdays (30)
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Romantic (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Business Meals (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was too slow. Food did not taste as normal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place. Only downfall was being seated 20 minutes late from our reservation time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and service. Had a great time and will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Shrimp, steak, onions, and shoestring potatoes - all excellent. Great bread and butter too. A staple steakhouse in a large field of steakhouses. Easy parking.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

enjoyed the dinner although there were a few hiccups . the service was terrible. our waited disappeared for long periods of time , played remained in table and no one cleared then for at least 20 mins . we had to ask 2 other servers for the check .
they offered a 3 course meal which was a good price , the caesar salad was delicious , the filet was over cooked , i ordered med rare - for a steakhouse they need to get their temperatures accurate . they forgot to bring a loaded baked potato - instead of taking it back they brought the toppings to the table .
it’s a beautiful restaurant , but they need to step up there game .
it’s a

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and food. Never disappoints
You can never choose a bad dish.
Wait staff is great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Unbelievable service.
Our waitress was patient, informed, and great with suggestions.

The entries (cowboy ribeye and lamb chops) were Above and Beyond

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

My meal was fine. Dissapointed with my wifes. Her crab cakes were sub standard and lobster mac & cheese was barely warm. Others got a valentines rose-not my wife! Weve always enjoyed the food and service- not this time. Our waiter Eddie was less than attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Always fabulous, it is our go-to restaurant for a special occasion.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It was perfect for Valentines , the porter house steak was excellent for 2 and the price is reasonable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My Wife an I love this place. Food was great. staff was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I ve been there so many times with my wife or with my family over the years. This time I was dissapointed. We felt very rushed . We got the appetizers before the drinks !!! . I had to ask for the drink s twice . One of them was a Diet Coke !! This never happens in a small pizza place around the corner !! The appetizers came in less than 5 minutes even before we started talking...
They were rushing to take my wife’s appetizer dish away ...
ON THE OTHER HAND we asked for a cheese cake and capputino .. the cake came after I was far done with the capputino which was way below average...
I DONT EXPECT TO GO TO CELEBRATE AN EARLY VALENTINE DAY WITH MY WIFE ,PAY ALMOST 300$AND GET THIS KIND SERVICE ..
I ONLY EXPECT EXCELLENCE FROM THEM .
THATS WHY I GO THERE
YOU CAN GIVE MY NAME . I AM NOT HAPPY
IAM NOT GOING THERE ULNESS I HEAR FROM THEM. ALL MY IN-LAWS ,GO TO RUTH CHRIS TOO.
DR NAMI & SHANNON KHULUSI
7327591333

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Susan was great, food was great. We always enjoy our visit...it’s our favorite spot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our reservation was for 6:15 - but we arrived a little early (just about 6:00). Even though our table was clear and set, the hostess made us wait until our reservation time. Others came in with the same reservation time and were seated well before us.

Princeton Ruth's just doesn't seem to have that "pizzazz" it used to have, especially for the price point.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is good but service was awful and it is extremely overpriced for the experience

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The wait staff was slow and terrible. Food was forgotten. The food was not up to the quality of our normal Ruth Chris in Weehawken

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A little disappointed! Overpriced for average food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our favroite place. Went at the end of the night so it was weird not to have the same attentive service. Staff and restaurant seemed to be winding down. Food was still amazing as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

All employees are extremely nice, including our server; however, it was not that busy and many things were forgotten. First, starting with water, I had asked for lemons and didn’t get them until I asked a second time 20 minutes later-this was the same for getting my mom’s sweetener for her iced tea. Second, while delicious, calamari was very chewy. Third, my iceberg wedge was brown-and they did credit us for it, but just disappointing for a place like Ruth’s Chris. Finally, I was out of water for more than ten minutes before I had to flag someone down for more.

On a high note, the steaks were cooked perfectly and the sides were all delicious.

Overall, we had an enjoyable time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic food and service. A bit on the pricey side but well worth the quality of the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very salty lamb chops

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

staff was very attentive did not rush us made our Anniversary Dinner special food is terrific
can't go wrong just a pleasant evening

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I truly enjoyed the food as always. Our waitress was great, her assistant not so much because he barely came around and the waitress cleared most of the empties herself.

The food came quickly and was excellent.

However, the bartender took awhile to get drink order and as soon as it finally came, we had to leave to get our table. Perhaps he was clearing up from the dinner shift inasmuch as our dinner was later at 8:45.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful meal, excellent service, delicious food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great!!! Birthday dinner was nice and special. Server was awesome with my 2 year old m

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our order was basic standard steakhouse order. Out steaks were not the right temp. Quality of meat was poor. Augratin potatoes were under cooked. Mushrooms were good. I eat out weekly around the country at steakhouses and also other Ruth’s Chris. This experience had my client an I wishing we went to Outback instead

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best Steak House in the area. This restaurant has a perfect combination of good food, good service and a comfortable experience. Nothing is ever bad, although sometimes service cold be a little better. I like the Capital Grill better, but this is a lot closer. Prices could be better, but it is OK for a special ocasion

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Been to a few Ruth Chris, this one is top notch. Food is great and the service is always great. Matt has been are server on a few occasions and he’s great. Will be going back again. Thank you.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Worst service we have EVER had, manager was worse than that, VERY DISAPPOINTING

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our food was delicious and our server was friendly, but it took an hour from when we first sat down to when we received our entrees. Granted it was a Saturday night but we had a 6:30 reservation; we were seated approx 6:45p and dinner came out just before 8p.

I am sure we will go back but I wouldn't eat that "early" again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner at Ruth’s Chris is always a fantastic experience. The food is cooked to perfection and the drinks are delicious. Our waitress Samantha went above and beyond to make our first night out post (second) baby absolutely perfect - she was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and very attentive. I always look forward to my meals here, and will be back in the (hopefully) near future.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We always stop for dinner at Ruth’s after the theater and are never disappointed! The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the service is top notch. Food is always prepared as ordered. One of my favorite dishes is the potatoes at gratin. We stopped here recently with friends that have never been to a Ruth Chris’ before and they were very satisfied with the choice of restaurant and extremely impressed with he food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Thank you so much for making our anniversary so wonderful! My boyfriend and I were blown away by our server Matt and had an amazing experience. The food was delicious as always! Thank you again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The worst service of any Ruth’s Chris I have ever visited. We find a Ruth’s Chris in every city we travel. We brought our daughters who were visiting Princeton, for a nice dinner. We spent 2 1/2 hours in the restaurant for a simple dinner. Steaks were over cooked and sent back. Side dishes were cold. Staff disappeared and would not refill beverages or clear dishes. I would not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Relaxed pace, bread & butter was delicious, salad selection extensive and tasty, filet was done perfectly(med-rare) but surprisingly not juicy, my wife had the lamb chops which were superb. Then the desserts were over the top.
I will go for the rib eye next time, I guess the filet’s are too lean.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fine dining at it’s best

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

What we love about Ruth Chris is everything else. We know we are going to get a great steak but our appetizer, (veal ossin bocci ravioli) and our vegetable, ( roasted brussel sprouts) were fantastic. Add a great bottle of wine and a personable waiter and it all adds up to a prefect anniversary dinner
Thanks, Tom and Kathy

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As always steak for 2 was greAt. Service very professional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was excellent as usual, service was slow tonight for some reason though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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