Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego

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It’s easy to indulge in Ruth’s Anywhere. Anytime. Call us at (619) 233-1422 to place an order for takeout and enjoy your favorites tonight.

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.

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MW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tommie was our waiter - and did a fantastic job the entire night. From the initial ordering process, to ensuring our drinks were topped off, and the recommendations for everything; Tommie had us covered!!

PS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ruth Chris is a great place to dine. We were glad to be able to celebrate a special occasion before locations begin temporary closures.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Lugar muy viejo en inmobiliario

Vinos regulares.

Muy caro para todo lo que lo conforma.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

JJ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Ordered the Rib eye and it was very average. I've had better rib-eye's at Outback. I would have returned it but did not want to ruin the occasion for my guest. Very disappointing experience.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
Responded on March 12, 2020

Jorge, thank you for your candid review. We strive for the highest brand standards in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. We would welcome the opportunity to earn back your business. Please send your contact information, including a phone number, to us as a private message so we may speak to you directly. Thank you!

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MR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Mary was great, her food suggestions were spot on and everything came out quickly and was delicious. We went early to see the sunset and got seated by window for a great view.

DM
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very lovely restaurant with good quality food. Host location a bit awkward when you come up the stairs, but obviously located if you come out of the elevator.

A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seats within minutes of arriving. Pre usual dinner was delicious. Tommie gave excellent service!

S
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak was a bit overdone, broccoli steamed too long but the overall experience was very good.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience but the only was that we were too close to the entrance and it was cool

SD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service from the host stand. We made a reservation for 6:30 through open table, did not get seated until 7:00. There were too many people waiting, nowhere to sit and no apologies or explanation from the hostesses as to why we waited so long to get our table. Food was just ok. Blue cheese wedge was good as was the Ribeye steak. The lobster tail however was not so good and did not taste fresh. Our waiter Sergio was nice but everyone else we encountered (ESPECIALLY the hostesses) had very poor customer service skills. We expected much more out of this place and will not return here again.

GL
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining spot - with a fabulous view of the San Diego Embarcadero and Harbor!
Been there dozens of times - and always try to stop there whenever we are in the greater San Diego area - just a wonderful place for a quality dinner!

m
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great environment! Here for a Birthday celebration and the menu had a customized Birthday wish for our Momma! Love this place, our waiters were so nice and answered any questions we had, and the food was DELICIOUS as well

j
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We both had the special steak and crab legs. I would not suggest ordering that I would go with one of their standard items on the regular menu.

OT
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent, albeit expensive.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as the first time we visited Ruth’s at this location. We enjoyed splendid meals, at a fair price along with excellent service.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing quality definitely lived up to the hype

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth’s Chris never disappoints! Food was excellent. Our waiter Murray was great. No complaints!

OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

20 Year Anniversary dinner. Great food as always. Ambiance could use improvement to feel more “fancy”.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waiter was exceptional, but that was the only highlight of our Valentine’s Day dinner. Just a word of advice, customer service is extremely important, especially at an establishment that prides itself with “exceptional food and incredible service” The hostess was lackluster in her service. Nothing to note and not impressed at all. She handed me the menu with a look of disdain and didn’t show any interest in her job. Not the quality of service that I have come to expect from a place my husband I spend $200 plus at. The salmon was way off from what I’ve ordered many times in the past from the location in Carmel Valley. The sauce was more like a sweet and sour instead of the buttery sauce. The presentation was completely different from that of other locations I’ve ordered this from. The tables were incredibly close to each other which made it awkward to have any personal conversation with my spouse. My experience with Ruth’s Chris has always been wonderful and that along with the food is the reason we come back time and time again. We tried this new location in hopes of having that same experience, but disappointingly it missed the mark for us.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
Responded on February 18, 2020

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. Please reply to us directly, or private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can further address your concerns. We hope you will give us another chance. Thank you!

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JB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall one of the best experiences in the 20 years we’ve been coming.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the staff were really great and food was excellent. the service was fast and good and very prompt

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed myself. The waiter was excellent

S
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with friends from out of town - were given a window table with a great view of the bay. The service was prompt, professional and very friendly, and the food was outstanding. It's a pricey place, but anyone going there should know that ahead of time - plus it's worth the cost.

B
Tahoe
34 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made a last minute reservation that was at 9:00pm. After arrival and check in we asked if we could just sit at the bar. James the bartender took excellent care of us. Food was great! Service was excellent! And he makes a mean dirty martini!

M
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Ruth Chris used to be a lovely restaurant. And expensive. It’s still expensive but is no longer lovely. The food is salty. The ambiance lacking and why oh why do 30 somethings go to a “grown up” restaurant and still want to act like they’re in a bar, talking and laughing so loud they disturb diners all around them.
It was a salty experience for sure.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
Responded on February 15, 2020

We are sorry to see that it looks like your experience with us was less than favorable. We would like to know more. Please consider sending us a private message with your contact information, including a phone number, so we can make this right. Thanks!

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Ruth Chris is my favorite place to go for any celebration.

CC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, our server (Tommie) was phenomenal only complaint was having to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time. But will go back. Steak and lobster were impeccable. A must visit.

JE
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our reservation is at 7:45PM, arrived at 7:40PM but didn't get a table until 8:15. A full 30 minutes wait for a reservation is unacceptable.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
Responded on February 11, 2020

Jay, thank you for your candid review. It is our goal to always provide an exceptional dining experience from start to finish. So that we can personally address your concerns, please private message us with your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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B
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was piping hot and outstandingly well prepared. No issues with the actual meal.
However the place was loud and felt more like a sports bar with a game on the tv and patrons reacting to plays. For this price point (180) for my wife and I with no alcoholic drinks I would have expected a much quieter and warm environment.
The bathrooms were filthy both my wife and I commented similarly on that experience.
Worst was our server who was pushy to get us to order and when the meal was completed stopped three separate times within 10 minutes to see if we were ready to pay. He saw we paid cash and then committed the ultimate sin asking if we wanted change back.
Next time we will probably try a different steakhouse.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
Responded on February 11, 2020

Bart, thank you for your candid review. We strive for the highest brand standards in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. We would welcome the opportunity to earn back your business. Please send your contact information, including a phone number, to us as a private message so we may speak to you directly. Thank you!

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our steaks were delicious. The side dishes were ok. We had asparagus, baked potatoes and also mashed potatoes. We had a 6:30 reservation and we were seated almost an hour later. It was very busy and loud that night. I don’t think we will be coming back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, David. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality, atmosphere and service. We do hope you'll consider giving us a second chance to make a great impression. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please with your contact information including a phone number.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing as always. Waiter was exceptional. My only pet peeve was getting seated. I made a reservation for 6:15 and we weren’t seated until 6:40....standing in a small waiting area with several other groups. I kept thinking, “why even make a reservation if you’re not gonna reserve a table

M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was perfect. Very friendly and attentive. The food was great as always. Just one little note, not a deal breaker, one of our sweat potato casseroles came out a tad bit burnt...was edible but noticeably burnt. Again, not a deal breaker as their food is usually perfect. Date night? Special occasion? I highly recommend.

A
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Servicio muy lento

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Did not know until after diner that 3 of the 5 steaks that were ordered were not cooked as requested. That was disappointing as the last time we dined in the Boston location my steak was well done which was supposed to be med rare. They did provide me with another steak but at the cost of eating separately, disappointed 2 out of the last three times. Singapore in the middle of the last three visits was great all around. My steaks have always been great and looked forward to when we are planing on stopping in but now the last couple of times the money paid was not worth the product delivered, unfortunately.
Thank you,
Michael D.

D
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with a nice view of the San Diego Bay sunset! Mouthwatering melt-in-your-mouth steak - great food in a fantastic venue!

VC
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. A little pricey but totally worth it.

M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The wait expectation given was a little off and the front of the house seemed a little confused to proper seating assignment. The food also seemed to be a step off in comparison to meat selection and it’s actual reception when compared to other times here. Overall, the location is wonderful and the service was excellent so it was a good night in the end.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I loved that they included a little message for my son on the menu! That was a nice surprise. The service was amazing, too.

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