Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg

4.6
986 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarq04
Tampa
92 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great setting outside with a nice breeze, great service, and excellent food.

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Lewkane
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Servers made our night extra special. The whole experience down to the delectable dessert was unforgettable. Me and my wife will definitely be returning.

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vipGreatTime
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night celebrating Father's Day! Fantastic service from Christopher and Aimee. Food was fantastic. Christopher suggested a great bottle of wine for our meal! Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The staff was very nice they did a good job. The decor was fine nothing special but the food was a big disappointment especially since our bill was just under 500.00. We were really looking forward to a special meal for my sons high school graduation. The steak was nothing special really just ok but considering the price they charge it should have been one of the best meals we ever ate. Was not worth what I spend for a month of groceries. Every side dish was separate and also nothing special. It’s in a nice location we always love dtsp but we won’t be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Didn’t have seafood towers or Don Julio Anejo. Server was great and understanding. We left and went to your competition Sea Salt and was able to order what we came for!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg
Responded 2 days ago

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!

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TyAH
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There are so many far better places in St. Petersburg to go that are one offs. Going to this chain location reaffirms that fact even more. The Lobster bisque was bland, the crab cakes as well. The French Onion Soup was passable. I opted for the Truffle crusted ribeye as that was a "feature" for the evening. I ordered it Med. Rare per my usual choice. Steak was overdone and tasted like it was bathed in salt. I usually like my steaks without much accompaniment so I suppose it may have just been preference. My wife ordered the filet prepared the same way but also echoed my comment. The wait staff did not have much input on anything I had questions about and did not attempt to steer me toward any one choice. I ordered a bottle of the featured Cab which was good and our bread pudding and irish coffee desserts were nice as well. All in all a pretty marginal experience for a date night and the money spent. The location and the name probably lend itself to more "out of towner" or corporate clientele but if you are a local there are for better choices in the area that are not volume based chain houses.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet atmosphere with delicious food. Service was amazing. All of the staff were over the top courteous to everyone. They even added personal touches to everyone’s service by using our names and putting rose petals on the table before we arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and service was great! Will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and very pleased.

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vipLOUIS
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary on Saturday. The hostesses were very kind and friendly. Our table was nicely decorated with rose petals. We had our favorite waiter, Chad. He always makes sure everything is perfect for us. Our meal as flawless. Filets with lobster, garlic mashed, crab stuffed mushrooms and chocolate sin cake. Thank you for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were cooked perfect and the sweet potato casserole was delicious !
This was our second visit in the same week.

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JaeP
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

In my opinion Ruth Chris is overrated and over priced. But then again it is a chain so it’s understandable. Only came because we had gotten gift cards as wedding gifts. I wouldn’t go back. I’ve had better steaks at better steakhouse/chop house.

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cindyr
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

The food was good. We indicated on our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary. We do not usually go to such expensive restaurants, so our anniversary dinner was special for us. The table was set with rose petals, which was a nice touch. However, we were seated in the front of the restaurant, facing the bar with sports playing on the TV in front of us. There was a large group who gathered around the bar awaiting their table (for the entire time we were there). They were very loud and I felt like we were in an Applebee's, not a top-notch restaurant. The restaurant did not seem busy so it was confusing why a couple celebrating their anniversary would have been seated in such an unromantic spot. Furthermore, the waitresses and waiters did not even seem to notice or apologize for the interruption. I even had to ask one waiter to repeat his question, because it was so loud, I couldn't hear him. I was very disappointed to drop over $200 on an experience like this. Although it wasn't the waiter's or waitress's fault, they should have acknowledged the situation and offered to move us somewhere else. We will not be visiting again.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg
Responded on June 11, 2021

cindyr, 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!

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JamesH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service-celebrated our anniversary and was recognized buy 4 different staff members.
Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our Anniversary dinner was amazing!

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TJBray
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ruth's Chris staff was very nice. The service was great. However, for a top-end steak restaurant, the men's bathroom was quite filthy. Around the wastebasket, there were used paper towels all around the floor, where patrons threw them as they were walking out. This was the case when I used the facilities when I arrived and nothing had changed the hour or so later when I had left.

The 16oz Ribeye that I ordered arrived it was cooked perfectly. The parmesan truffle topping was very good. However, the cut of meat was very tough. With the steak knife, I basically had to saw through the steak for each bite. This issue was communicated and shown to the server who graciously took the ~$60 steak off our bill and gave my wife and me complimentary desserts.

This was my second time at Ruth's Chris and compared to other steak restaurants in the Tampa/St Pete area, it is pretty average. For the price, the expectation to have a steak basically melt apart with each slice of a knife should be the norm.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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Runnergirls4u
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Jody is one of the best at the St. Pete location. Very attentive without being pushy. My husband’s steak was a little over done, but everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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ReginaN
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Great good and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The staff made me feel special on my birthday.

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TimothyV
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Au gratin potatoes were lumpy. Should change to slices like normal. Service was excellent. Really catered to us. Enjoyed both waitresses.

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AlisonA
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had fabulous service for our special evening. The food was not as good as other smaller, private steakhouses, but it wasn’t bad. Definitely higher end of a commercial chain restaurant food. Gary and nima made the night fabulous and made up for the food!

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DougW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. I had the filet shrimp with mashed potatoes Caesar salad and lobster bisque. The filet was perfectly cooked and the lobster bisque was the best I’ve ever had . The service was impeccable.

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Brese
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a wonderful experience for a steak house with great steak and excellent service. They are consistent, across the board. You know what to expect, and the quality is superb. The "corporate varnish" leaves something unique left to be desired if you are looking for something of a localized experience, but that would come at a cost of consistency, I think. Whenever I am looking for familiarity Ruth Chris is good choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio

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SamJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy a perfectly cooked Filet and a nice bottle of vino!

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vipRobynT
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed every minute of it!

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LateNYEParty
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not sure what happened but that was the driest and toughest filet I’ve eaten. Was looking forward to a good steak and fell flat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Our server was awesome!

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vipBridge
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day dinner - always have a great experience

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vipCarolB
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and our meal was Amazing..

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TaijuanM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good and I had a good time the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a nice Mother’s Day experience for me. They checked all the boxes of a 5 star restaurant. Great area.

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EthanS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Graduation Dinner. Food was great. One steak was undercooked to what we ordered.Sides were a lot smaller than I remember

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vipKevin
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye is my favorite! Crab cakes and the spicy shrimp are great appetizers! Always fantastic!

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Tina
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We went for an early Mother’s Day dinner last weekend. Just not as good as it used to be. My filet, which I ordered medium, was rare on one end and medium well on the other. I decided to add the crab legs to my steak and they were a huge disappointment. Tiny, and over cooked and dry. Definitely not worth the EXTRA $32! The best best part of my dinner was the Creme Brûlée- other than that- not much better than an average steakhouse.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg is rated 4.6 stars by 986 OpenTable diners.

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