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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Diego

4.6
2143 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(619) 233-1422
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alfonso Serrano
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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.
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Parking details
Valet $5.00 per vehicle. Hotel parking & metered street parking also available. No charge for metered parking after 6:00pm.
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
What 2143 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

As always, EXCELLENT ! outstanding service from our server Luis.

Highly recommend this place and ask for Luis.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

First time dining here and it was extravagant! The wife and I had a date night so I decided to try a new place and glad I did. I wish we would have came here sooner! Top notch on all levels from the Host, the Waiter, the food and wine selection. If you're worried about cost then this isn't the place for you. If you're splurging or planning a nice night out with your spouse, friends, family, whatever...then Ruth's Chris will not let you down. Can't wait to come back again, especially since we didn't get to try dessert cause we were so full. Side portions are big as you can see and are be good for a few people to share. Our Waiter, Peter, was awesome! He took the time to go through the menu with us, answer questions and made solid recommendations. The steaks are to die for, the meat just melts in your mouth and makes you not want to stop savoring each bite. Brussel sprouts with bacon...delish, sweet potato with crusted pecan on top was also bomb and would suffice for a dessert with ice cream...so tasty! My mouth is watering just explaining the food...of you haven't been, you have to stop in...your taste buds will thank you.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

35th wedding anniversary. The strewed rose petals on our white tablecloth! Nice touch. My wife’s steak and sweet potato casserole were fantastic. My lamb chops were scrumptious. My only negative were the Brussels sprouts. I grew up loving them and was sadly disappointed in the lack of tenderness. I asked before ordering how they are prepared, and was told they are oven roasted, then sautéed with bacon in bacon fat and butter. My experience of them was that they were tough to chew, especially at the stalk end, which is understandable, but you would think that, if any part of a piece of food you would serve to a customer could not be presented as a positive experience, you would remove that part first. Still, overall, it was a wonderful evening. I am not certain, though, that it was worth what was charged.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Outstanding Service by Sergio, and food was excellent as always. Celebrating my wife’s 75th. Always our choice for special dinners.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Service started out excellent. But after entre served, waiter "disappeared". Waited 20+ min after entre finished to get pre-ordered dessert (after complaining). Steaks were average, though this is a "steak place".

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service and the food was top notch. I love coming to Ruth's Chris. Thank you, Jason, for the quality service. I'll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was a great birthday my new favorite place

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Alles Besten, Top Steakhouse

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Waiters were very nice and attentive but this food is so overpriced. The only reason we went was because I had $100 gift certificate. It’s just way overpriced for what you get

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our server, Pamela was absolutely wonderful! She was attentive and very thoughtful. We love Ruth Chris but she made the overall experience even better!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My reservation was at 8:15pm on a Saturday night. I did not get seated until 8:40pm, due to running behind. The people that were dining there were not dressed up to code. There were people in there with slippers, sport shirts and very very casual. That was the very strange part of Ruth Chris. I’ve been to Los Angeles & San Francisco’s Ruth Chris, and they sure have a tight management. It felt as if I wanted to Cheesecake Factory. Food and server, joe were amazing. He was kind, respectful and his service was amazing. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very crowded. Sun coming through the windows was bothersome. Food and service were good.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The service provided was very slow and the waitress was very mean person

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Lovely view, attentive pleasant servers. Food was okay but seems not quite as good as in the past. Servers were attired in uniforms that were poorly fitted - all three gentlemen had their sleeves dragging thru food and drink.

Disappointed- as always- that diners come to eat a $100 dinner wearing shorts, tee shirts, flip flops or what appear to be bathing suit cover ups. I imagine that RC could up their game a bit if only they tried.

We came because we had been given a gift card, but this is a place best left to tourists and prom dates. We spent over $250 for two of us — I can think of 20 other much nicer spots to spend that on a weeknight.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Extraordinario todo lo que comimos
La carne estupenda y el servicio igual
Con gusto regresaremos

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Longtime favorite but they failed to deliver this time. Had to wait 20 min past reservation time for our table .Service was slow and they took 3 times to cook one of our steaks right. Awkward when everyone else is done and the last person gets their food. Did not comp us the meal. For the price they need to do a better job. Has always been our gold standard for steakhouses but will be trying some others before we come back.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Mark was an excellent waiter. Perfect meal all around.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I have always enjoyed Ruth’s Chris. Everything was a little off in our recent visit. We were taken to a booth were there was a child laying in our seats sleeping and the hostess didn’t know what to do. We all just ackwardly stood there for several minutes while the guests with the child ignored us and we waited for the waiter to arrive and address.

There was a bread plate missing the table and candle not lit. We waited at least 15 minutes before any water or bread was served. Very little bread was served and we had to ask for replenishment 3 times. The shoe string potatoes were over cooked and hard. The meat was good ( but not up to usual exceptional quality) the ribeye for two was actually smaller then gettting two cowboy ribeyes which I had specifically asked about. I have Big hungry teenage boys! My cocktail was removed from the table before I was finished. I mentioned to the bus boy and he again was unsure how to handle as hadn’t taken it. All and all and off evening and not the Service, profesionalism, value or experience I expect from a $325+ dinner for 4 and I didn’t even order an entree!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

16th birthday and Easter

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was my husband‘s birthday Saturday night before Easter very crowded.
I ordered lamb was completely over cooked and had to send it back. Unfortunately we did not get to eat together I had to bring it home. We go to Ruth Chris a few times a year one of our favorite places but sometimes it’s hit and miss.

They were kind enough to come to my wine it took a very long time for us to get our food.
We won’t be going back for sometime going to take a break.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Can't say enough. The atmosphere of this place is like no other. Perfect place for a date and the people are friendly and very professional. The calamari is the best I have ever had. And my steak was cooked to perfection. Best meal I have had in a long time. Would recommend this place to anyone. Worth every dime. I was so full but couldn't stop eating. I don't normally leave reviews but my experience here was so good I felt I had to. Thank you guy's for a great meal and a wonderful time. If I'm ever in San Diego again I'll be sure to make this one of the have to go places. Be sure to make reservations because this place fills up fast. Thanks again Jim.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Thanks for a nice evening.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was delicious, but my medium rare steak was more on the rare side. It was still very good. The a/c made my food get cold fast. The waiter/servers were very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Quality meals with great views, service, and ambiance.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Usually Ruth's Chris is a favorite so I invited a few international business people to dine with me at the restaurant. Since the restaurant was my choice, I could not let on that my food was not up to par. It seemed like they enjoyed their meals.

My New York steak had a vein that went right through 3/4 of the steak about 2 inches inside the edge. This was the first time I have ever encountered something like this in a steak from Ruth's Chris and I really was too embarrassed to send it back since the restaurant was my choice.

I lost my appetite after forcing down a piece of vein.

I can say my guests (3 others) enjoyed their meals so I know that this is an exception to the rule. I dine at the Anaheim Ruth's Chris at least 5 times a year and never had an issue. I am hoping that you will reimburse me for my New York Steak.

thanks

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome as always!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was perfect, great cocktail and suggested wine was reasonable and very good. Old facility but overall great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Steak was perfect! Lobster seemed a little under cooked. Service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food!

Steak done right.

Wonderful view of the bay, USS Midway and tall ships.

A little loud when the restaurant fills up. Can be over whelming when looking for an intimate upscale dinner date.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was my 78th birthday celebration and Ruth's Chris had prepared for this joyous occasion.
I ordered Filet Mig'non cooked medium well and fit was prepared to my perfection. The loaded mashed potatoes were really loaded. The broccoli was steamed to perfection and the appetizer was really set the meal off. The scenic sunset and view of the ocean was a wonderful sight.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Simply outstanding

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We always enjoy Ruth's Chris. It's expensive so it's best for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Had a birthday dinner. They put decor on the table and brought out a tasty dessert!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

For the second time, not happy with Ruth’s Chris meal. Requested ribeye steak medium, was medium rear. My wife’s dish (veal ravioli) was cold.
Service very good

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It’s generally hard to find better steak anywhere else in San Diego. My New York strip was simply perfection. The chicken dish served to a fellow diner was exceptional but the rib eye served another was merely okay. The sides offered were good but both limited and rather boring. The crab appetizer was quite good. The salads just okay. The bottle of wine we chose was very good as was the dessert. Thankfully we had a reservation and were promptly seated at our reserved time. The service however was lacking to the point I was ready to leave when 15 minutes after being seated by a hostess with menus we had not seen a wait person to offer a beverage or explain the menu offerings. Finally when our wait person appeared the service continued being lackluster at best with another extended wait before we could place an order after the menu questions and evening specials were explained. Overall we enjoyed the evening but at these prices the rib eye steak shouldn’t be so inferior to the other entrees, the sides should be more creative with a greater variety, and the service should never be lacking.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I was only disappointed that we were seated at a table in the back of the bar. I had made reservations 2 months in advance and arrived 30 minutes early. We frequent Ruth's Chris quite often in San Francisco and have always been given a wonderful table in the main area. Even though the food was fabulous, I would not make plans for dinner again while visiting San Diego.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We've been coming to Ruth's Chris for over 20 years. Always a fun place for a special occasion. A little pricey for an everyday meal but so worth it when we can dine there. The steaks are out of this world!!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Hostess and hostess station not inviting. Hostess needs to be a wee bit more sincere, c'mon, you can smile. For a 5:30 dinner, we were there at 5, thought we would get a better table. But we will be back.........

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food and ambiance. Servers are always friendly and eager to accommodate their guests. Window seating has beautiful views of the bay.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great calamari! Best we'd ever had, over a combined couple or more decades of experience.

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