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

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4.6

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4.4

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4.2

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (44)
Scenic View (44)
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Waterfront (41)
Romantic (37)
Good for a Date (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Business Meals (23)
Worth the Drive (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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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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 (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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·Dined on October 31, 2017

I think this is best steakhouse in San Diego. They season the steak perfectly and the hot plate with butter adds to steak nicely. We started with crab stuffed mushrooms which were excellent and you taste crab not filler and the ceaser salad, average. For sides tried some new items, the crab fried rice and corn pudding. The rice was crunchy and the corn too sweet. Would not order either again. Dessert was an apple tart which was good but didn't like the cinnamon ice cream. If you want a great steak thus is the place to come.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service, even better food! We had the 16oz ribeye and Chilean seabass. Soooo good!!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

A little run down for a place that is so expensive.
The service was very good.
The food was good, not great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We celebrate our 32nd. Wedding Anniversary. The table was very nice with petals (thank you) but I think the people have to be dress for “Special Occasion” and no people with sandals and shorts. We love the steaks, cream of spinash and mash potatoes. Why you don’t tell the people to dress nice???? Alsio was to loud inside, because of the children. This Restaurant has to be a “Special”, “Special”.
Also please update the Restrooms, are small and smell and change the carpet looks torn, old and smell too.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

En mi opinion Los cortes de carne son excelentes, los acompañamientos muy ordinarios y el ambiente es familiar informal ;
Las carnes las sirven en pequeños platos a temperatura de 45 grados y aunque te lo advierten es facil quemarse! Uno de nuestros amigos se quemo la mano y le llevaron un polvo para quemaduras porque sucede con frecuencia!
Para una cena prefiero un restaurante más formal.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The Caesar Salad was so delicious. We sat with our table overlooking the ocean. Great service too.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Top notch operation on every level!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We’ve been to Ruth’s Chris numerous times, but never this location. The restaurant itself is upscale, clean and inviting. Our server was awesome. However, for the first time we were actually disappointed. My wife’s steak, 6oz Filet, had quite a bit of fat. It was also over cooked. 2 things that we’ve never experienced at a Ruth’s Chris. Also not something you’d expect when paying $46 just for the steak alone. For appetizer we ordered the crab cakes. These were just ok. They were slightly cold in the middle. For the money spent I think we would prefer Trulucks or Island Prime.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Chelsea was a very attentive server who made our 6 month anniversary more significant than we anticipated. Lovely hostess who was knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very nice place for a special occasions, scenery of ocean is great for sunset dinner. Food and service was great. Defiantly will come back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Went there after I proposed to my girlfriend. They did a great job for our occasion.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent service and the food was amazing. Highly recommend this location as the views are amazing, especially at sunset

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Absolutely outstanding steak house in every respect. We have dined at 30 or so Ruth Chris' throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were crammed into a small table between two very large, noisy groups. Service was okay but we had asked twice for horseradish before it finally came. The steaks arrived a good ten minutes before the sides. I have liked Ruth's Chris in the past but will make sure my return trip will not be on a weekend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Ruth's Chris Steak House is an authentic place to be and celebrate with your love ones. the attention, the food, the location makes this place the best option .

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always an excellent time. Good and delicious steaks. Fast service and knowledgeable waiters ready to recommend any dish.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

We has great service, great food, and a nice view.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Waitress was Chelsea. She made our experience first class!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love this RC but not during restaurant week. If SD jammed pack and you couldn’t even hear anyone at he same table. Food was excellent. And so was service! :)

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great time with Peter who was maybe the best server we ever had. Friendly, funny, and knew everything about the menu. Wish they had a place to sit in the bar Maybe only 10 spots

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Long time customer, Fri came for dinner approx 5:30 had 6:00 reservations. Decided to sit at high top in bar as we ALWAYS do. Was told by male bartender could not have happy hour menu because it was TOO Much for the kitchen. What !!!! Really!!! It's Friday night he said happy hour only at bar. I questioned him further he finally relented and gave us HH menu. He THEN PASSED us OFF to female bartender. She was very good. At end of dinner when he saw we had spent $150 on dinner He THEN came back and tried to be nice. Toooo late!!! We also saw 8 people turned away from bar height tables and told no Happy Hour. YET tables except for ours were Empty in bar. Restaurant week may bring a few new customers BUT When YOU ALIENATE
your current and Loyal customers you are missing the point. Also my filet ordered medium well received very well done and my husband ordered medium received very rare. Very disappointed in restaurant won't be back any time soon!!!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful as always

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