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

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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 - Princeton Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (35)
Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (25)
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Good for Birthdays (25)
Romantic (25)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Business Meals (12)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Drinks were not right even after sending back. Wrong salad came out. Steaks were undercooked. Mashed potatoes were cold. Manager took steaks back after advising that he would put new steaks on the grill. He brought back the same undercooked steaks. After giving my meal back, and asking for the check, desserts that came with the meal were bagged and placed in take out containers as though we were being sent out of the restaurant. Check comes and there was no accommodation at all. Manager implied that I should be pleased that the meal and the drinks I gave back were credited (as in the meals and drinks they screwed up and that we did not consume). This was a total fail and a total disappointment. The situation was totally mishandled. Ruth’s Chris Princeton is off of my list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Simple the best!!! Would recommend to others to try Ruth Chris of Princeton

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Disinterested bartender in bar area. Went here on the evening of a snowstorm. When the hostess called to confirm our reservation she asked if our attire was business casual! I found that to be offensive. Next time I would choose a steakhouse that cared more about their service than my attire.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Very good. Expensive but you get what you pay for. Food was great. Service was a bit under par.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was fantastic. I took my best friend for her birthday as it’s one of her favorite places. It is on the pricier side otherwise I’d go back more often and order a variation of food as everything was delicious. But I suppose if it were cheaper it wouldn’t taste so good!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

Have visited this Princeton location various times before . The food is always 5 stars and the service on this visit was also exceptional. The wait staff of Joe and Sean were attentive and courteous to both me and my wife . Even the parking attendant was excellent! I cannot say that for the three women at the hostess stand who where rude and disrespectful. I was running a little late due to Princeton route 1 traffic and had enough respect for the restaurant to call them and let them know I would be 15 minutes late even though when we got there the restaurant was nearly empty . The respect and courtesy was not reciprocal by those at the front desk . I would only give this location 1 star because they are so rude and disrespectful that it could ruin the whole occasion . All three of the hostesses that worked December 8 At 5:30 should realize that they are the first contact with customers . Even when we left all three where there , and I assume with the male manager ,and he too was rude . Usually when we leave a supposed professional restaurant the staff says, I hope you enjoyed your meal or goodnight , not ignore you . I won’t be back !
Cheers ,
Rev. Dr. Rob Fuggi

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

No point in making reservations - still have to wait 40 mins for a table !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Bartender too busy to make a martini full at $17.50 each. Never brought chips we asked for.
Ordered steak medium, took a long time for dinner to be brought out and one steak was well done. Quality of meat not good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and selection. Expensive...but very much in line with other higher end steak houses.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food great time will be back for food and drinks

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have been here close to a dozen times over the past few years and while the steak is always great, the ambiance, service, and apps/sides seems to be going down hill. For some reason we always seem to get stuck in some back room instead of the main dining room. We always ask for a specific waiter and we never get him. Not sure why he gave us his business card and told us to ask for him because we have only been sat with him once after requesting him multiple times.
All in all the steak is great here but not sure If it warrants a bill of $250. The sides and appetizers were warm and you can tell were sitting for a while before being brought out to us. This isn't the first time this has happened. I don't mind paying for a great meal, but there has to be a better over all consumer experience than what I have been experiencing as of late.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Visiting my family for Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

My wife and I have eaten at a couple of Ruth Chris Steakhouses and we found the ambience at Princeton the best but the food was not as good, at least this time, as it was in Atlantic City. I gave the restaurant an average on value because I think they are a little pricey, but all in all, for a romantic date, it was very nice.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was very poor, and very slow. After we talked to manager, server pouted. This was a Thanksgiving family dinner which made it even more disappointing.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had to wait ½ hour in the reception area to be seated. It was VERY crowded. Wait staff was buzzing to/from the kitchen to bar seating area with trays of food. It was not a safe situation. The caesar salad was good. THE BEST was the osso bucco ravioli appetizer!!! Would def reorder. Our filet and ribeye were cooked to perfection. Creamed spinach was too salty. Sweet potato casserole too sweet. The 1 lbs fully loaded potato and roasted brussel sprouts were delicious. Great cocktails and wine list. Would go back for Thanksgiving but secure a later than 5:30 reservation to avoid the larger crowd checking in around the 5-5:30 p.m. hour.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Ruth’s Chris consistently serves the best filet mignon I’ve ever eaten! We went there to celebrate Thanksgiving day. They had a special Thanksgiving menu with turkey, but we opted for steak instead. We began with a Caesar salad, which was delicious. I ordered my steak with a loaded baked potato and it was heavenly. For dessert we had a special treat – pumpkin cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. It was out of this world! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a good steak in a classy setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was excellent. I had the surf and turf. My steak was perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned. Shrimp was excellent. Very good acorn squash soup and delicious pumpkin cheesecake.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

On Thanksgiving it can be difficult to dine alone but the quality of the food and attentive service at Ruth Christ goes a long way to ameliorate that! On this occasion they offered a special consisting of the 6 ounce filet and two lobster tails. Both were done exactly as desired and presented wonderfully. The fingerling potatoes lyonnaise were also very good. I tried the grilled corn but despite the description they were practically flavorless. This was a rare misstep at this restaurant. The heritage tomato and mozzarella salad was excellent as was the creme brûlée.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wine recommendation was great. Dine there frequently. My ribeye was under seasoned than usual and more
Medium than “medium rare” requested. May have been on their hot plates too long or just slightly overcooked when prepared. The blue cheese crust I usually pair it with was complimenting.

Spicy shrimp app was spot on!

I’ll be back at some point.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always amazing steak and great seafood options !! Servers are fantastic !! Bone in Ribeye is great !!

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Save your money and go somewhere else—-totally overpriced.

I’ve been to this Ruth Chris on many occasions and this was the most disappointing visit—by far. The food was so so, the restroom was dirty, and our booth had holes in each of the bench seats. Our server was attentive and nice. Overall, not worth the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Birthday dinner was great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Vet disappointing experience. Medium well steak (should have been pink inside) was served very well done. Pear Martini was removed from menu. Slow service in removing plates from table.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The steaks were excellent, and the waiters attentive without being intrusive. And it is always great to be greeted by Crystal!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Love their service, their ambiance, and their food!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Birthday for my son. Confetti on table, Birthday card, and complementary dessert. Very attentive staff. Food was Excellent. I have eaten there in the past and had a great experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

ACCOMMODATED 8 PEOPLE IN SHORT ORDER! The restaurant added a special touch of glitter on the table for our 2 birthday kids (2 young adults). They even brought a special dessert and a card for each of them. Nice touch!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always great food and exceptional service. no worries for a special evening out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice atmosphere, good food.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Steaks were good, but not outstanding. Service was slow

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a great meal and great service as always. We cannot wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great tasting food with excellent service. My main complaint was we were seated in an auxiliary room for a special occasion 30th year anniversary.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The table service was up to standards of not many restaurants. ALL the dishes were cleared before coffee and dessert, usually bread, butter etc. gets left behind. I never felt that the waitress disappeared. Also the wait staff were not teens but seasoned veterans. For a large area the noise level was low and conversations from close tables did not intrude.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Been to Ruth Chris many times and I can't say anything bad about any of my visits. Excellent food, excellent service, and a great place for special occasions. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who doesn't want to be disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Enjoyable birthday celebration. Food and drink service were slow to the table but excellent tasting.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Too Pricey too pricey too pricey too pricey too pricey

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious steak. Excellent service. Perfect setting for a business dinner. Party of four and we all enjoyed our meal. Will definitely return.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was delicious and the price was high as expected at a Ruths Chris. But the service really set the meal apart. We had two servers (Mauricio and Sarah) and they were both fantastic. They were fun, personable and helped us select dishes. We enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome as always. Service is unmatched! Food is always cooked to perfection

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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