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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4.4

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4.4

value

3.8

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for Birthdays (28)
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Good for a Date (27)
Romantic (27)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Business Meals (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

Fine dining at it’s best

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined on January 15, 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 13, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food and service are always great here

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a lovely evening celebrating our birthdays!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Very quiet on New Year's Day. We waited 20 minutes before we had to corral a waitperson. Apparently no one was assigned to our table. By 40 minutes we finally got drinks.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was wonderful ! The only recommendation would be to freshen up the booth seating. The seats were not comfortable, they were worn and uncomfortable.

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

A great place to dine. The food is outstanding. The restaurant did not enforce their dress code. We saw guest in sneakers, jeans without a jacket. I was disappointed with that.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was slow but it was New Year’s Eve. I’ve been coming to Ruth’s Chris for many years but never had such a bad experience! My friends desert had a AA battery in it. He noticed it didn’t taste right but had a few bites before the battery was discovered.

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

Was hoping for a nice quiet dining experience with my husband but instead we were quite disappointed. We have dined at this Ruth Chris several times in the past and tonight was completely off night. First we arrived at 8:05 for our 8:15 reservations and did not get seated until after 8:35. Then we were seated in the overflow dining area next to a large loud party. Second, my steak arrived on a hot, but not sizzling plate only to find my steak was barely warm to the touch. After waving the table hostess down she took it away and come back in a few minutes with my steak which was now over cooked. Third, but not last our server was less than attentive all evening to our table and gave us the feeling that we were an afterthought to her. On two occasions we had to grab the attention of another server and table hostess to get us what we needed. She even messed up our bill and had to get it fixed.

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

Waitress was pushing all high priced items which was completely obvious. The prices are too high!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ate here with my wife on NYE, one of the busiest nights of the year. We were seated precisely at our reservation time in the main dining room and received courteous and knowledgeable service throughout. Food was cooked perfectly and as advertised our steaks came out sizzling with very hot sides. Coffee was refilled three times, as dessert took 15-20 minutes to arrive at our table after being served coffee. Ice cream arrived in freshly scooped condition.

Despite the high prices, I cannot understand why other reviewers (for any restaurant, not just RC) complain that on NYE they “expected a quiet dinner” or that (paraphrasing) “the food was cold, under/overdone, service was slow/poor”. There’s an upper limit for EVERY restaurant where the kitchen and waitstaff find themselves “in the weeds”. In my experience, even the best places are usually sub par on NYE. This time we got lucky, I guess.

To people who arrived around 8 on NYE and expected that they’d be seated immediately, I apologize because we were having a beautiful romantic celebratory dinner (no alcoholic drinks) and taking our time, plus the service was starting to slip. We left at 8:00 after being seated at 5:45. When exiting we observed the huge crowds in the waiting area due to the frenetic pace inside the restaurant, and that’s why we try to eat an earlier dinner at expensive restaurants on what we know will be busy nights. It saves us from being disappointed in both the food and the service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

You alway know what your getting at a Ruth chris , the food was very good...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I am surprised that you don't list great steaks as one of the reasons to recommend you. I come to your restaurant because you make one of the best steaks I have ever eaten in a restaurant. I make fabulous steaks myself, but sometimes it is easier to go out when you MUST have a good steak.

The other reason I love Ruth Chris is the way you serve the steak. It remains hot from the first to last bite. In any other steakhouse, I get through half the steak and give up - because it gets cold. And I cannot and will not eat a cold steak. And I hate eating steak really fast.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was perfect - helpful, friendly, accessible, knowledgeable and efficient without being overbearing. Everything we had, from the seafood tower appetizer, to the salads, to the perfectly done flavorful and tender steaks, was excellent, and prepared exactly as ordered. Extraordinary wine list. Quiet, warm atmosphere that let us talk to each other (a rarity these days). Yes, it's a bit pricey, but comparable to any NYC steakhouse and frankly, better than most.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I made a reservation for 8pm. Upon arrival to the restaurant, I checked in with the hostess who said it would be a 10 min wait. Unfortunately, 10 mins turned into 20 mins and my name still was not called. I returned to the hostess table and she said it would be another 10-15 mins. I informed her I would go to the lounge area, considering it was fairly empty and order from there. In the lounge area, I sat at a table for approximately 10 min. During this time, none of the staff gave me a menu or asked if I needed anything. I then went up to the bar and asked for a menu and then looked it over at my seat. Another 15 mins passed, and no one took my order. When I was walking out, the bartender came to the table and asked to take my order. I then voiced my frustration and she apologized. The service this night was horrible and I will not be returning back to this location.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Bad, disgusting. do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. Horrible service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Are there for Christmas and although it was crowded, it was really good. We will go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and service. Servers were pleasant, helpful. Overall, a wonderful romantic evening that was enhanced by our choice of restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was good, but very pricey. The sides are small portions. The service was only ok. At a place like this I expected an higher level of attentiveness. After we were served our dinner, we didn’t see our waiter for long time. I had to track down an assistant server to ask for more water since our glasses had been depleted. She said ok, disappeared but then came back and said someone else will bring it out as she started to help another table with packaging up their leftovers. We ordered coffee with our dessert. No servers asked us if we wanted more coffee. For the prices they charge, I was expect much better service.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food took too long to be served. We had to rush desert

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We’ve been to Ruths Chris several times for special occasions which is why we selected it for christmas dinner. Restaurant was crowded as you would expect on a holiday but was disappointed when not one, but two of our ala carte items were COLD and one of our steaks needed to be sent back. This is a dinner we are paying a lot for - would have hoped all items would be correct - and we could eat as a family.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was terrific, as was most of the restaurant staff (valet, coat check, table bussing). Our server may have been new, because there were some key points that were missed, which I detailed privately to management. I would recommend Ruth's Chris in Princeton to anyone, our server notwithstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was excellent, the staff was great very nice time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Xmas

Excellent steaks!

Problem:
Service was fair to good! Busy that day!

BEWARE: if you change the type of liquor in your martini, you get hit Hard $21!!

Great atmosphere!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Don’t book this restaurant on a busy day. We booked for a Christmas Eve family reunion and were very disappointed. They should inform guest that they may be seated in a large banquet room rather than the main dining room. Difference of night and day. The ambiance was poor.

With all the extra guests, the kitchen had problems, over cooked meat and undercooked lobster.

What they did is wrong. You book a premium location at a premium price and get poorly cooked food and seated in a corner looking at a blank wall. At least the family company was wonderful. Had the management been forthcoming and mentioned the seating arrangement, we could have made a decision to go elsewhere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The greatest dinner we've ever had. We celebrated our anniversary and Ruth Chris was nothing less than phenomenal. They placed rose petals on the table, took our picture and treated our anniversary with appreciation. I've never had food taste so good as the food at Ruth Chris. I had the New York Strip and it was a spiritual experience. The stuffed mushrooms were amazing and my girlfriend's barbacue shrimp was 10 out of 10. The best dining experience we've ever had.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was delicious! You are sure to always have a tasty meal at this restaurant.

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

Our server Alyssa was amazing!!! She was soo good and very nice to us! We had a great time and our food was delicious and we will def be returning!!!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

If you do not plan on drinking, plan on bad service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good , very expensive, very special occasion.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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