About Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in San Diego, CA 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.

1355 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(619) 233-1422

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/san-diego

Catering:
Ruth's Catering in San Diego, CA - 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:
Valet $5.00 per vehicle. Hotel parking & metered street parking also available. No charge for metered parking after 6:00pm.

Executive Chef:
Alfonso Serrano

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 - San Diego Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (47)
Special Occasion (47)
Scenic View (41)
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Good for a Date (37)
Romantic (36)
Waterfront (36)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Business Meals (20)
Worth the Drive (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Fun (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

This place never disappoints and is worth the money. Great service, food and drinks.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Started with apps of lobster bisque, salty, and needed sherry or creme fraiche to brighten the flavor. Would not order again. Hubby got tempura lobster and not really worth the price. Loved the Cowboy ribeye but wasn't happy with corn side dish. Had more green peppers than corn. Overall not the best meal in terms if apps and the one side. Steak was good but could have used more crust.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was great. Our waiter was attentive. We ordered calamari, a ribeye and Caesar salad. The calamari was unique and probably the one I enjoyed most. Ribeye seemed like it needed more pepper. I didn’t really enjoy it. Definitely not the best steak I’ve had. Caesar was overly dressed.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Tasty Ribeye, Diry Goose Martini always delicious!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were surprised to get a babysitter tonight so took advantage of a birthday gift card from my dad. My husband and I loved our night out and the food was everything I wanted from a date night.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Honestsly a good steak but prices are too ridiculous to give higher rating! A lloz filet for 51 and another 6 to put blea cheese on it. Hard to imagine how steak houses stay in business.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing food and customer care, one of our most favorite date night place to dine . Always consistently amazing! The Harbor location is the best Ruth Chris in California!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious steaks, spinach, stuffed mushrooms. Consistently excellent service (Chris was our waiter). Have never had a disappointing meal

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

La ensalada Wedge muy buena y el petit filet término medio espectacular. Altamente recomendables.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food & service. Chris our waiter was very courteous & efficient but not overbearing. The place was busy for New Year’s but the atmosphere was nice once we were seated. The steak was cooked just right & the ahi had excellent flavor.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and, as well as numerous friends have eaten at Ruth’s Chris many times and the food and service has always been excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Impeccable sercice, steak cooked to perfection by far the best steak in the san diego area

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is our 4th time at this restaurant . This time we noticed that the value for food has gone down. Great place for a special occasion. Waiter did not calculate our bill correctly and ended up having to give us a $100 refund on our credit card .

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The interior is quite stuffy and dated. Food was good. Service was a little slow getting to us and filling waters.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service, but we were sat at a table 35 minutes post our reservation time.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ala carte but well worth it

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great Service
Our steaks were done perfectly, tasted amazing.
I would recommend the Bread pudding for dessert.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Overpriced for food quality. Cocktails and beer were great. Service was fantastic. Bottom line if you are looking for a great steak, not the place to go. However, if you are looking for great service, drinks, and overall atmosphere it’s definitely a great place.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had an excellent evening at the restaurant.
Great food, fast service.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our server, Hoku was amazing! Great food too. Steak was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Gave it 3 stars overall because they were not prepared for the Christmas crowds. We made a reservation 3 days in advance for an 8pm seating. Upon arrival we were told they were running 15 minutes behind which ended up being 30min. We ended up sitting at the bar instead of waiting for the table we put in a reservation in. It was super busy and you can tell they were not ready for such a busy evening. Pretty disappointing especially with the prices you pay. The saving factor was the server at the bar was great and the food was excellent. But, not a good impression coming in for the first time on Christmas and it's a sh*t show the moment you enter.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was good. The only thing was that I asked for my lamb to be medium and it came out a little more rare.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Arrived 15 min before reservation time and were told we would be seated right on time. We got seated 20 min after reservation time. I believe we were overlooked until I questioned reception desk. I ordered filet medium and it came rare. Only saving grace of the evening was the excellent serving staff! Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse is way superior to Ruth Chris in my opinion but was not an option for Christmas Day as they were closed. You need to step up your game!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Where do you start? This was Xmas Eve, 5 adults for a special dinner we hosted for three Sailors who couldn't be home for Christmas. We were placed in a room with large parties with screaming kids running around. It was also freezing in there. The service was horrible, took an hour and a half to get our food and then the sides and lobster were cold. Service was terrible, our small table was ignored. Will not be back! What a terrible experience on what was suppose to be a joyous occasion.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas at Ruths Chris is just perfect!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Not for Christmas. The food and waiter were great. However, it appears the restaurant was packed with extra tables and the crowd was overwhelming. Literal elbow to elbow standing room only at the host station where we stood for 25 minutes after our reservation time. Name calling for tables of groups is expected in, say, a pizza joint. If you are paying over a hundred dollars per person, you should be able to expect more.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food, good service. We had a 30 minute wait to be seated with a reservation.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

One of the best in San Diego! Awesome view! Fantastic Food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Took family out for Christmas dinner. Dad said it was the best meal he had ever eaten (especially since I was buying, not him). His date also loved it, as did my date. So a
table of 4 had great food and the experience won't look be forgotten.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas fellowship was great and the server was absolutely phenomenal. It’s a great place to eat overlooking the pacific.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

First time dining at restaurant and I was very-very happy with our waiter (Jason) and his assistant (Mike) who recommended the desert, Sweet Potato with two scoops of vanilla ice cream! All I can say is "WOW" it was soooo good...great job!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very excellent dining experience, very prompt service and an excellent booth. Thank you to all and hope to see you again soon.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner at Ruth Chris was a treat. The food is so delicious and the service cannot be beat. Pamela was our server and did a fantastic job.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Special birthday lunch was cooked to perfection. The service excellent as always

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Really terrible service. Terrible.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was just average, atmosphere was old & dingy.
Very disappointed in this restaurant overall

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was delicious ,the server Ben was great looking forward to a return trip

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a wonderful birthday celebration dinner. The filet and shrimp was wonderful and I love the creamed spinach. Pricey but nice for a special occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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