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

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Scenic View (43)
Good for a Date (41)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Romantic (38)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Waterfront (30)
Worth the Drive (22)
Business Meals (18)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
People Watching (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 17 hours ago

Mark was great! Loved our dinner! He was very interactive and professional!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Loved the personalized menu with my friends name on it!! We were celebrating my friends birthday and her anniversary to being in remission. The dinner special was amazing, two lobster tails and a 6oz filet was absolutely delicious. $49 is wow!! Recommend Ruth Chris Always!!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 4 days ago

The best steak I’ve ever had in a restaurant by far. The Ruth’s Classics meal makes it quite reasonable as well. Service was phenomenal, our server even gave us a few must-see tips while in town.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent, but had to return to get cooked the way we requested. Service was poor! We came for Valentines dinner, third year in a row, but our waiter didn’t provide us with a rose or $25 gift card to return, like he did to the guest at the table next to us. I guess only certain guest are provided with gifts.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been to Ruth’s Chris several times.
Our server, Liz, was excellent. The food, however, was not 5-Star, as usual. However, my special request for peppercorn sauce was honored. The steak was just not a “10.”

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful time and our 9 and 11 year old enjoyed it as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food as always. Service was good but not great overall. Table was a little small and too close to adjacent table. Will always come back cause food is the best out of all steak houses!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service and recommendations.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We hadn't been to Ruth's Chris in many years. However, we had a gift certificate, so we thought we'd use it. First off, on Open Table it indicates that valet parking is $5. Not. It's $11.

We started with a couple of cocktails, a Lemon Drop and Gin and Tonic. Both better than average, which one should expect at $14 each. My spring mix salad was very tasty and reasonably priced. The Caesar, however, included the spines of the Romaine, which made it less appetizing. The Lobster Bisque was unremarkable and not quite hot. My husband's ribeye was gristly but flavorful... however, serving just a steak on a white plate (with no garnish whatsoever) is aesthetically displeasing. Definitely overpriced. The fingerling potatoes with onions were the highlight of the meal. The generous portion was well seasoned and cooked just right.

Surprisingly, the place was packed, so it appears the chain still appeals to a large population. With so many options in the area, it will be a long time before we return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My husband's birthday celebration was fun , incredibly delicious food and excellent customer service!!! Thank you so much for making this day fun and memorable!!! We will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our go to for steak and a cocktail. Service was attentive. Love the view of the water.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great experience for my wife’s birthday. Menu even said happy birthday. Wait staff was great and amazing food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent quality and top notch service combine to make you overlook the price

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of the best fillet mignon I've ever had. Perfectly medium rare

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

They made our anniversary one to remember! Gave us a table by the window decorated with rose petals and were very attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebrated my birthday - great food, service, and ambiance!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a great dinner and the special note on the menu made our night!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Dined with great friends. Crowded. Noise level was very loud for fine dining. Meal/Service was excellent as expected. Not happy when Host tried to seat us on a table next to a column with one seat hanging into aisle. Thanks to our server who moved us to a better table.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great dinner

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent steaks!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We came for our anniversary and I accidentally gave my full name instead of my nickname I made the reservation under and they did not match my reservation to my last name :/ thought it was whatever because we came early and were sat at a very nice table right away. Recommend a friend who’s anniversary follows not far behind us to find out when you tell them it’s ur anniversary they give you a nice candle and decorate the table! Very upset we couldn’t be treated the same way.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Good taste as usual

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

always the best steaks in town, super hot plates lasts until your meal is done

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

When we walked into the restaurant the spectacular view of The San Diego Harbor was amazing. The hostess was so helpful and professional. We all thought that the crab stuffed mushrooms were so tasty and quite a big portion and so delicious. The fillet mignon was excellent and came sizzling on our plates and cooked to perfection. The desserts were scrumptious and the chocolates sin cake was so chocolatey and well worth the calories. The Cheese cake with the chocolate bark was creamy and had a sophisticated cheese flavor. The service was very good and attentive. We will definitely come back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

After watching Still-Ill at Bay Bridge brewery in Chula Vista the boys and I doubled down on the evening by seeking out steak and martinis. We arrived in time for a table toward the end of the night, and were seated quickly. I laugh because we were boisterous and a very professional man in a suit asked if our party was “having a good time” - aka - “keep it down.” I appreciate how he handled us, and am totally fine with how he shushed us. It’s tough to deal with loud customers and for the sake of the other clientele I’m glad he snapped us out of it. The food was predictably great, but I can’t help but feel we weren’t given the typical priority customers receive because it was restaurant week. We didn’t come in for a discounted meal but it seemed like... our service was 75% what it could’ve been. Can’t knock the food, but keep your coupons and roll out the real stuff. I’ll come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I LOVE THIS PLACE! Unfortunately there was a rowdy group at the table next to us. I’m convinced they were swingers. The one couple was making out for over 10 minutes and groping each other. It was disgusting and they should’ve been asked to leave. This is my wife’s and my own favorite place to go. We celebrate our birthdays here every year.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Not here to bash, but I’ll just stick to the Del Mar location...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is my favorite steak restaurant. My only complaint about last nights dinner was that my filet had to much salt on it . Other then that , all good

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We make it a point to visit Mark every time we come to SD.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious, tried the steak and also tried the chicken. The view of the bay is amazing. Everything was delicious especially the deserts.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful food and service took little long to be seated and had remake both steaks since overall it’s was wonderful meal

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The wait was a little long, since we had reservations made, but it is restaurant week, so you have to expect some delays. Same goes for the timing between courses... Salads came out imediately, but after that there were significant pauses between course.
Otherwise perfect.
Our server was great and our food was outstanding. My filet was rare as to order and melt in your mouth delicious. My lady's lobster tail was "the best (she had) ever had".
My wine was good and my old fashioned better. Fantastic meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First visit. More chatter noise than I expected. Great view of the bay. Great filet mignon. Great service. I heard from dining companion that the ladies room wasn't very nice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Business Meals, Waterfront, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We took our son and daughter in law for our daughter in laws birthday and the birthday confetti was a nice touch and also the personalized birthday wish on the menu. We all enjoyed the food and definitely the best steaks in town. Thank you for making our special occasion special!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

SDRW for the win!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent steak, great sides. Always love Ruth's Chris Steak House

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent service. Brett the busboy was absolutely amazing. Had a bit of an obstructed view but the food and service made up for it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quick Bite, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Hoku was the best and definitely took care of us. Fantastic dinner and great service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went to Ruth’s Chris to celebrate a birthday. They printed a special Happy Birthday insert for the menu and had decorated the table with Happy Birthday confetti. Our waiter Murray was an absolute GEM!!!! He made great wine and food recommendations throughout the evening. The hostess staff was equally lovely and seated us right away. The kitchen staff was also on its game as we had the best meal we’ve ever had at a Ruth’s Chris, and we’ve literally been to them all over the world.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Ruth's Chris is always Incredibly Fabulous! The downtown location rocks, and is so much better, quieter and more enjoyable than the Del Mar store.

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