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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg

4.4
4.4
1306 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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Ruth's Chris Steak House was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana by Ruth Fertel, a single mother of two who wanted a better life for herself and her two sons. She purchased "Chris" steakhouse in New Orleans which had been operated for 38 years prior. She changed the name to Ruth's Chris when a fire forced her to move from the original location. Today, there are 142 Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants across the globe.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 821-4139

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    We'll come to you. Let us cater your next meeting or special event. The food will be unforgettable, just the way Ruth did it. It's how we honor our founder and help you sit back and enjoy a perfect event.

  • Private party facilities

    With rooms perfect for parties, dinners, business meetings, presentations and more, we offer the best service for you and your guests. Our Private Dining Manager will help create an ideal environment for your event.The Sundial Room room offers an optional patio space overlooking 2nd Avenue that is picture-perfect for cocktails prior to dinner. Full audio/visual capabilities available with seating for 40 people. The Bayfront Room has optional patio space overlooking downtown St. Petersburg. The space is ideal for cocktails and mingling. Full audio/visual capabilities available with seating for 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Corie Champion: (727) 821-4139

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Cross street

    1st Street North

  • Parking details

    Complementary valet parking available, as well as metered street parking at $1 per hour with a $6 max.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Experiences

  • Caymus TasteMaker Dinner

    $130.00 per person

    Oct 12 - Oct 14, 2022
    Celebrate the Wagner family and their acclaimed portfolio of wines at this exclusive event. Explore the menu and reserve your spot today. Amuse-Bouche: Annie’s Chicory Salad with Italian vinaigrette paired with Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc. First Course: Pan-Seared Sea Scallop with lobster sauce paired with Mer Soleil Chardonnay. Second Course: Smoked Pork Belly with red cabbage & apple slaw paired with The Walking Fool Red Blend. Third Course: Filet with Rosemary Charred Wild Mushrooms with zucchini and twice-baked potatoes paired with Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon. Fourth Course: Mocha Espresso with vanilla bean chantilly cream served with Coffee & Tea. Price does not include tax and gratuity.
  • Veuve Clicquot TasteMaker Dinner

    $135.00 per person

    Nov 8 - Nov 10, 2022
    Life is better with bubbles, especially when the bubbles are Veuve Clicquot. Reserve your spot for this exclusive event today. Amuse-Bouche: Scallop Crudo with Asian pear relish paired with a Champagne Cocktail made with Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label. First Course: Prime Skirt Steak with soy-ginger chimichurri paired with Veuve Clicquot Champagne Rosé. Second Course: Fried Lobster Roll with yuzu aioli paired with Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label. Third Course: Filet with Shishito Pepper Butter Crust with golden cauliflower and herb-crusted sweet potato steak fries paired with Veuve Clicquot Champagne 2012 Vintage. Fourth Course: Coconut Cake with roasted pineapple served with Coffee & Tea. Price does not include tax and gratuity

Popular dishes

What 1,306 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Petersburg

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Petersburg

    Romantic

  • St. Petersburg

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience3
    Our waiter Curtis was incredible and the food was delicious as always. However, the front hostesses screwed multiple things up. It was a dinner for my husband’s birthday and it was just me and him. Our parents called to surprise us and pay for the bill - they said the front host stand was making it so complicated so they said forget it. We found out the next day my father paid for a bottle of champagne to be delivered to the table as a surprise - we never received it but someone else did because he was charged for it. Super disappointed
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex was an amazing server would request for Him everytime
  3. CR

    CathyR

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our waiters were perfectly attentive with respect to bringing the various courses at exactly the right time, suggestions as to what to have and keeping our wine/champagne glasses topped off. Praise for both Mark and Josh.
  4. H

    Holeham

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great spot to celebrate a special occasion.
  5. BM

    BrentM

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was terrible, took 2 hours to get food and was mediocre at best
  6. CE

    ChristyE

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, this restaurant came through with great food and service. Diego was excellent in his attention - gave us space to enjoy ourselves and yet readily available when needed.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great will be back!
  8. C

    Charlie

    Tampa

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The food for the wine dinner was below average for a Ruth's Chris. The pairings IMO were off. The steak was undercooked. I understand for large parties it is hard to get the temperature correct, but ours was almost raw.
  9. GM

    GeorgeM

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    This Ruth Chris is dated and the food is mediocre. We sent the lobster bisque three times to be reheated and it was still cool. For a $350 dinner we expected better.
  10. J

    Julienarie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Steak is always outstanding
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We sat down and waited for two hours and thirty minutes never got our food never saw our waiter until we stood up and walked out never done this before this restaurant was an embarrassment

    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint PetersburgResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for letting us know, and we apologize for the experience you had. We will connect with management on this matter.

  12. l

    luciam

    Miami

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Got a 7:45pm waited till almost 9:20pm still no food was served had to leave without eating.

    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint PetersburgResponded on September 6, 2022We apologize for not meeting your expectations, but appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We will pass along your feedback to management.

  13. TP

    TaliaP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Got sat proem and it took 20 minutes before we even got to order drinks, then sat there for over 2 hours waiting for our food that never came. We ended up leaving and going somewhere else to eat

    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint PetersburgResponded on September 6, 2022We’re sorry to hear about your experience, luciam, but the feedback is appreciated. We will pass along your feedback to management.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Worst part was waiting 1.5 hours from starters being finished to us receiving our steaks. They also lost my credit card so that was fun…

    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint PetersburgResponded on September 6, 2022We sincerely apologize for the experience you had, but thank you for bringing this to our attention. Your feedback has been relayed to our team.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    59 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    We checked in with the hostess 15 minutes before our 7:30 reservation. No other guests were waiting in that area at the time. Checked back a couple of times and the response was consistently ‘in 5 minutes’. Frustratingly we were finally seated at 8:15 (45 min after our reservation). We ordered entrees right away but they didn’t arrive until 9:45. A private function in the room next to our table appeared to be the sole focus for the entire kitchen and wait staff. Extremely poor management was the blatantly obvious driver and yet a manager never visited our table. Very disappointing experience for our 25th wedding anniversary celebration and for a place that prides themselves on providing nothing but superior service.

    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint PetersburgResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for both food quality and service we wish we'd made a better impression. Your valuable feedback has been shared with the local team for review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you in again soon.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for happy hour and food was delicious!!!
  17. RD

    RobertD

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with my husband celebrating our anniversary.
  18. JM

    JamesM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Our 52nd marriage anniversary. Ordered the bone-in filets for main course. The bone on my steak was so thick that the meat I salvaged was likely less than 6 ounces. Fortunately the wife’s filet had much less bone and she ended up bringing home at least half of her steak. I ordered a refill on my drink which never came and our waiter was so busy that I gave up trying to get his attention. We ordered decaf coffee with dessert and it was only warm and for me not drinkable. I’ve always liked this restaurant, but not this time. If i do return, I will be very careful as to what I order. It’s very expensive and we did not receive the value that we had come to except.

    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint PetersburgResponded on September 1, 2022JamesM, thank you for your honest comments. We are sorry to hear that you had a less than favorable experience. Your feedback is very important to us and essential for our growth, not only at this location but also as a brand. Your comments have been passed along for review and will help us improve moving forward. Thank you!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Order appetizer that never came in. Entree come before and the food was way under average. Was 2 days prior with a group of 8 told us we couldn’t get a table at 830 so we went to the bar when restaurant was empty.

    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint PetersburgResponded on August 29, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to review us, despite the fact that we weren’t able to provide the best experience. We will connect with management on this matter.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant experience at Ruth’s Chris Saint Pete!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was for my boyfriends birthday
  22. j

    justvisiting

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful birthday dinner!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. But, we were shocked when the check came and my glass of Merlot was $37! I’ll be sure to ask next time.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Keith our waiter, made the experience ! Steaks were prepared perfectly. Desserts, cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake were especially yummy .
  25. SJ

    SumpJ

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Restaurant. The steaks, lamb chops, crab cakes & lobster were delicious. My waiter Kristopher was amazing!! Very attentive. He is who we ask for each time we visit this location.
  26. JV

    JenniferV

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love St. Petersburg's Ruth's Chris because you can dine inside or out. The food is always excellent and the ambiance is great.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was terrible, slow and little attention paid. Last time I will go to this location, multiple disappointing to bad experiences. Crab cakes have added to much filller. Chicken dinner was prepared incorrectly, manager comped this entre but it was still not worth eating.
  28. FM

    FlaMark

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed the meal overall. The restaurant is nicely decorated and the noise level is quiet. The service was great, Tylor was a lovely server and just a nice person. The food was very good but extremely rich. I do feel the value was a little off; expensive. I’m always one who will pay for a good meal but it was a little expensive for me. Subtracting a 100.00 bottle of wine, our meal was almost 300.00. (2 steaks, two sides, one appetizer, one dessert, and two mixed drinks) yes, all of it was good but I’m not sure it was better then other steak houses.
  29. JB

    JackB

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Ruth's Chris is our favorite restaurant. This occasion was for my wife's birthday. The reservation staff and front desk staff were wonderful. The problem came when the wait staff took way to long to serve us. We were literally there for 2 1/2 hours and only had one glass of wine (never asked if we wanted another). The steaks were over cooked (a rarity in our experience) but still tasty. It was so late we had to ask for the deserts to be boxed so my son and daughter in law could get back to relive the baby sitter. I am sure we will continue to go but this was not one of our best experiences.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We hosted some friends that came all the way from Portugal to have some time with us, and we thought to give them the amazing experience of having one of the best meat in the US in Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. We booked a table to 09:45pm and we arrived just on time. The Manager indicated us the table and assigned Jane as our waitress. The start of this dinner couldn’t be worse. Jenn was clearly tired and definitely rude on a couple of occasions, first rolling her eyes at a 12 year old girl that doesn’t English and asked for her mother’s help to change from Sprite to Lemonade during the drink ordering. After the drinks were ordered Jenn came to refill the water and we wouldn’t even serve water like she did to water a plant. Even Ice dropped on the table, she didn’t pick it up, no apology, nothing. Jenn wasn’t clearly taking care of this table with a good attitude. I went to see the Manager and asked to replace Jenn by someone which the Manager agreed to do immediately. After this was communicated to Jenn we could hear her yelling at her Manager, causing an awkward atmosphere in the restaurant. Now, a game changer: Mark, was then assigned to our table and what a wonderful and different experience. Very professional, polite and nice to his customers. He took care of us and transformed a disaster into a pleasant meal and experience with our friends. We would like to thank Mark and his assistant which unfortunately we can’t remember his name and the Manager for sorting out the situation promptly.
  31. TF

    TamaraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, friendly and sizzling steaks. Favorite steak ever!
  32. RS

    RichS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and food is amazing.
  33. K

    Kb2017

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Horrible service. Waitress wasn’t good at all. Asked for bread three times. Had to ask fir refills. Had to send back a steak that was way undercooked. We have eaten at several Ruth’s Chris. This was awful.

    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint PetersburgResponded on July 17, 2022Kb2017 thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for both food quality and service we wish we'd made a better impression. Your valuable feedback has been shared with the local team for review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you in again soon.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mark and Joshua were very thorough explaining the menu items and also provided some great recommendations! I love this location. It never disappoints…we will be back! Thank you for helping celebrate the surprise dinner party! You guys rock!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really nice evening, we asked our steaks Pittsburg Style and it never failed to please us!
  36. L

    Larry

    New England

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my wife’s birthday. It was wonderful. They made her feel like she as the reason they opened that day! Steaks cooked perfectly and our waiter Kristopher, was fantastic!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Daughters birthday
  38. G

    G8torlenny

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My last trip to Ruth’s Chris was very disappointing. It’s been a long time but decided to try again. This trip was a 180. Both food and service was excellent. This what I have expected of fine dining. My only complaint was the interior is a bit dated and worn.
  39. N

    Nancyj

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  40. CZ

    CraigZ

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    I am a committed Ruth’s fan. We were at the Tampa Fl location when they opened in 1996. I still go to Tampa often. Many of the original employees are still there which is a testament to the brand and corporate management team. The St Pete location (I’ve been to many of their locations around the world) has never impressed. It almost feels like a franchise of Ruth’s. Lights at bar were broken. No big deal, we looked past that. Servers at bar. Nice enough folks but not in the same echelon of the “polished” team at Tampa and the other locations. Finally, my NY strip was a chewy -undesirable cut. Wife had the large filet. Both steaks were ordered medium and came out medium well. In closing, we love the brand but are reluctant to visit the St Pete location again. Just doesn’t hit the mark. Happy Dining. Craig Z.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg using the Order Online button. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 821-4139.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg is rated 4.4 stars by 1306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg

131 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st Street North

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complementary valet parking available, as well as metered street parking at $1 per hour with a $6 max.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (727) 821-4139

  • Catering

    We'll come to you. Let us cater your next meeting or special event. The food will be unforgettable, just the way Ruth did it. It's how we honor our founder and help you sit back and enjoy a perfect event.

  • Private party facilities

    With rooms perfect for parties, dinners, business meetings, presentations and more, we offer the best service for you and your guests. Our Private Dining Manager will help create an ideal environment for your event.The Sundial Room room offers an optional patio space overlooking 2nd Avenue that is picture-perfect for cocktails prior to dinner. Full audio/visual capabilities available with seating for 40 people. The Bayfront Room has optional patio space overlooking downtown St. Petersburg. The space is ideal for cocktails and mingling. Full audio/visual capabilities available with seating for 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Corie Champion: (727) 821-4139

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