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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco

Looking for a reservation? Call us at (415) 673-0557 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in San Francisco, 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.

1601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
California

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 673-0557

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/san-francisco

Catering:
Ruth's Catering in San Francisco, 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:
$10.00 valet parking fee.

Public Transit:
End of California Line

Executive Chef:
Yusuf Kocabiyik

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for a Date (48)
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Business Meals (30)
Romantic (27)
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Worth the Drive (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Casual (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a great experience. The service was good and the meal was outstanding.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was wonderful! Food was great! My husband was so happy with how his ribeye turned out!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Well seasoned and perfectly cooked steaks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant for steak and this visit did not disappoint!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Omg! Steaks were delicious! We thought we were going to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow but nope we each finished our steaks. Cooked perfectly, I wish I could cook steaks like this. Potato au gratin were cold but the steaks were sizzling hot. Can’t wait to go back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

so happy you have a dress code now! Last year I was in there and was so surprised to see people dressed way to casually. Thank you for keeping it a SF respectful restaurant again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. The food is always wonderful and the service is always impeccable. This is my go-to place for special occasions and a treat that I always enjoy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Phenomenal. Great GREAT food..lovely service. Will definitely come here again...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was our first time eating at Ruth Chris. We were coming from the Theater. The hostess welcomed us when th a warm greeting and we were sat right away. Jack the waiter was warm and happy to show us the ins and outs of the menu. The food was amazing. We were left to enjoy and there was no feeling of being rushed.. My tip is do the special (best value)

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best idea for NYE celebration reserving a late time close to the countdown so you can have a nice dinner and walk to Top of Hill and watch the fireworks. Had their seasonal promotion specials. Most people have cleared out already heading to dance venues so actually it was not super crowded and the food came in ample time. Was able to finish in good time and walking distance to Nob Hill to do the countdown and watch the fireworks. Overall, fantabulous.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First time at Ruth’s Chris & it was worth it. Steaks are so delicious. I found that a small appetizer & my steak was plenty, I ordered a side & didn’t end up eating it. Restaurant was a bit louder than I expected but that may have been due to the holiday season. I would absolutely recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

To all opentable diners, please do not use this restaurant to redeem your dining rewards. Even though this restaurant is listed under opentable's website that accepts dining rewards, their restaurant manager will refuse to accept and honor your dining rewards. It was a huge embarrassment for me and my guest, and even to the wait staff and the nearby diners. It was a horrifying end to the evening. I contacted opentable and they cannot do anything about it either.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food taste, standard
Price, superrr pricy
Staff, kinda tip-oriented, than service-oriented.
lack of staff’s attention. I am finding hard time to order additional food, hence i have to walk around the restaurant to find the staff.
STRONGLY NOT RECOMMENDED.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent steak and service. Only ding is the ambiance did not strike me as that of a high end steak house.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Tail end of the Holidays. Some posts were way critical. That did not hold us back we came and conquered the Tomahawk along with 2 appetizers and three sides. Delicious beyond expectation. Yes there were 3 persons in the party. Cant wait to go back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were celebrating a special occasion-anniversary. The service was incredible. Our waiter was fantastic. (Patrick). The manager also came to wish us a happy anniversary. Our expert was awesome. The food was wonderful. My only suggestion would be to warm/toast the bread.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a huge party for a visiting friend and the service ruined the entire experience. Half the dishes we ordered were late, some never arrived at all. Drinks went unrefilled, wine bottle requests ended up in half hour loops of waiting followed by a response that the bottle on the menu no longer existed. Totally awful. I have been a loyal patron for many years, and it was my idea to have this party there, but I won’t return until I hear they have fixed their serious issues.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was superb and ambiance was wonderful. Our server, Justin, was attentive and provided spectacular service. Will be coming back here again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Perfectly cooked steaks. Sauces terrific. MD crab cakes exceptional for west coast

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went from noisy kids rolling on the ground at the table next to us replaced by men dropping f-bombs yelling at the waiter. It made it very unpleasant to sit thru.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Expensive, but the quality was missing. The ides are huge, but choose a vegetable or a potato, but not both.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

loved it. our second time going for Christmas

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great dining experience! We went on Christmas Day, so it was very busy. Nonetheless, the steaks arrived perfectly cooked, the portions were generous and service was attentive. We were a little hesitant going to Ruth Chris because it’s a chain, but we will be back! It may be our new favorite steakhouse, and in San Francisco there are some good ones.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a great night with the family celebrating Christmas

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

What a lovely way for our small family. So joyful, great service and an excellent menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I don't eat a lot of red meat. but when I do, I want QUALITY. Some steak houses put quantity ("Try our 88 oz super steak") at the expense of quality. Ruth's Chris chooses to use ONLY PRIME meat. You CAN taste the difference. By the way, they DO have several LARGE portions, which can be split. The service is always great and the servers know what they are selling; they are a great resource if you aren't sure about your choice. With the quality of the food, you can expect to pay more, but it's worth it. However, if you are looking for a great meal at a better price, there are several combination offerings. I chose the petite filet (incredibly tender and PERFECTLY prepared) topped by 3 very good shrimp. It came with a Caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes and a Key Lime tart (there ARE other choices). It was Christmas Day and it was very busy, but everything arrived at a decent pace and perfectly prepared. My biggest complaint, which I expressed on my last review here, is that I feel a bit claustrophobic as the tables are too close together. That being said, I will definitely return when I want a great steak, even though I have to drive 60 miles to get there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Ruth Chris is always a great place to go especially for special occasion like Christmas you can’t go wrong with the surf and turf as the meat is so absolutely delicious, very tender. Just a tip -no need to get more than one serving of a side because they’re very large. I’ll be back next Christmas or sooner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything about our meal was very good except the lobster on the $57 seafood tower was frozen solid. We were unable to eat it.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went on Christmas day and that can always be hit or miss with any restaurant. I have been to several other locations and the food nor the service disappointed... This location is a typical city setting on the bottom floor of a building. It is a smaller (compared to some of the others) location and the ambiance is dark and quaint, however the food and the service was suburb.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Does not stand up to the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse brand. Only Jose at the bar was good. All the rest was way below our expectation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very disappointing compared to the old Ruth Chris steak house. In the past their rib eye steaks were cut at least an inch thick, the one I had considerably less. The restaurant was also cold.

A better bet for the money, and we spent almost $500 for 4 people, would be Harris steak house also on Van Ness.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food over rated. Filet cut thin with gristle on the edges. Definitely not a good cut of meat. Soupy creamed spinach, crab cakes looked like meat balls, no flavor, coarse tough chunks of meat, great desserts though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve😊

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

First rate service is just the beginning, we were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary and they placed rose petals on our table and even gave us a delicious dessert with happy anniversary written on the plate in chocolate. We ordered the tomahawk ribeye which was not just amazing in flavor but the presentation it awesome. They really make you feel like you are the only ones there. They refill your water constantly and make sure if you need anything else. I can’t wait to go back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As a vegetarian, this is not my go-to restaurant, but it is my partner’s favorite place for steak. I was pleasantly surprised with the vegetarian plate, and the sweet potato casserole was the best I’ve ever had! Delicious dinner!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Some of the food was cold

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

I've eaten at RCSH maybe 100 times over the years around the US. Mostly good to great experiences. Depending on location. Unfortunately my dinner last night did not meet neither my standards or the standards of RCSH. Food was so so and service was very weak.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were seated in the bar witch was not the best for our occasion, the service was good but took a little to long for things to come.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Haven't been treated that amazing in a long time. Every aspect to the experience exceeded expectations.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

4 of 4 steaks came out severely undercooked. 2 well dones arrived with pink throughout (medium) while 2 medium-rare were cooked rare. Had to be re-fired which I feel shouldn’t really be occurring at a steakhouse. Service made up for things as much as they could but having to re-fire a steak definitely takes a lot away from the quality, taste and consistency of the meat

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