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

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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 - 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

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Waterfront (39)
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Scenic View (38)
Romantic (37)
Good for a Date (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Business Meals (22)
Worth the Drive (14)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Cozy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Casual (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
People Watching (6)
Fun (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Ahi Tuna was over cooked but steak and lobster were good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

As always Ruth's never disappoints!
Steak prepared to perfection and the Service was outstanding!
We'll be back!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Ruth's Chris on the waterfront never disappoints. Best Steaks Ever! It was a 5-star meal, yet again. Bravo!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Once again. Filet was perfectly cooked. Sweet potato casserole was delicious. And shrimp cocktail with the mustard dipping sauce was superb. Everything was done right. Bread was hot and fresh. Never disappointed. Our waitress was fun, energetic, and very attentive. Cannot wait to go back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Todo muy bien, excelente servicio y amables

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Took my husband for his birthday: the table had 'happy birthday' confetti (not overdone), the waiter was exceptionally helpful and wished my husband a happy birthday. The service was outstanding, the food is incomparable...and the atmosphere was perfect! We had a table at the window so saw the sunset - a beautiful evening, wonderful meal! We will definitely be heading to Ruth's Chris again for his birthday and any special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It wasn't real personable like some of the other Ruth's Chris we have been to. The steak was good but the potato was still on the hard side. the noise level was very high and somewhat uncomfortable.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I've dined here many times over the years and many other Ruth Chris around the USA. Always first class steaks. I had the NY, my lady had the filet. They were both excellent!!! Will be back, for sure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Me and my family love Ruth’s Chris and have been fans for years, we’ve never been disappointed on any visit. The food, service and ambiance always make it a pleasant time here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

R’sCSH really made my partners birthday a truly special occasion, with a custom printed menu that said “Happy Birthday, (his name)!” and a complementary birthday creme brûlée that was exquisite. This was my first time to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, but it most definitely will not be the last!
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a great experience dining at Ruth's Chris for our first time. We were told that the food was outstanding and it turned out it was. The service was outstanding. Friendly, helpful and quick. The warmed plates were an added surprise as our steak and lobster tails stayed at a perfect temperature while dining. We would return to this location again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Terrific food. When I want a great steak I always go to Ruth’s Chris.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have been going here for thanksgiviing for past 5 years and are always happy with the food and service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

New tradition eating at Ruth Chris's for Thanksgiving. I love this place for steaks but they do a fabulous job with Thanksgiving dinner. They even give leftovers. Must try! So much easier!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Peter was as good as the meal. Great food and service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The harbor setting in San Diego enables diners to have a nice view of the water if seated by the window. Their booths are spacious and very comfortable although not near the window. The steaks we had were very tender and juicy and cooked exactly as we requested. We also enjoyed the sides and dessert. We also appreciated the good service and hostess the day we were there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Birthday dinner. Our server Liz was excellent! Great food and amazing service!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Was a very pleasant steaks were tender and juicy, the apple crumble cheesecake was amazing and truly delightful.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Every time I come here, the steak is always on point. Consistency is key.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Steaks are to die for

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Without a doubt - the best filets in San Diego. The sizzling plates nail it every time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went here for a special birthday. Liz was a fabulous server! Love the $15 corkage charge. Thanks for the table overlooking the water. Lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

From the time we arrived until the moment we left, we received attentive service. Our server Cecil was knowledgeable & seemed top really like whay help does. Everyone works as a team. All were invested to ensure our glasses were not empty and our food was delivered or removed as needed. Truly enjoyable experiance.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

You can't go wrong with Ruth's Chris -- no one serves a steak better.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was not good. This place has gone down hill.
2 of the 4 meals made our guests sick.
Server disputed who should receive a specific meal brought to table based on seat number not our order.

overall bad experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The steak as always was perfect!! Can always count on having the best at Ruth Chris.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Ruth Chris is always great. Food is wonderful, service couldn't be better.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We liked the atmosphere @ Ruth’s Chris, the service was great. The noise level around us was a little disruptive. The ribeye steak was tasty and done just right. Loved the cremini mushrooms but the mashed potatoes were too thin. We would come here again because our overall experience was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My birhtday!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very pricey. Everything else was great.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food is phenomenal. Service was great. A bit louder than preferred for a special occasion but we just love the food. Very nice to see the pre-fixe still on there along with some new menu items!

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious as always! We had a great table with a view of the bay, and the service was excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I love the food but even with a reservation, we were seated at a table in the corner next to a party of 10. This is not the first time it has happened. I'm not sure if tipping the hostess would help. Guess we'll try that next time.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding food. I had the NY strip, she had the Filet. This location was on the noisier end that what I'm usually used to so be warned. Great place for a good dinner but not if you want a quiet romantic place.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place. Fillet amazing!! Lobster Mac N Cheese is amazing also!!!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was great until dessert. It was my wife’s 62nd birthday. Creme brûlée was suggested. I figured they would put a candle in it or something novel. Kept waiting and asking, couldn’t seem to deliver. After 17 minutes gave up and left, no photos to take without the dessert.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food, great service, perfect for a birthday dinner. Will be recommending to everyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very busy but fabulous as always

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had been to this restaurant before but this time it was disappointing. Ruth Chris used to serve outstanding steaks. We ordered our steak medium well, just pink in the middle. The steaks came out red, barely cooked.
We send them back for additional cooking and the meet came out chewy. This was not the way we had planned to celebrate my husband's birthday.
The chocolate dessert was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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