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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

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
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Good for a Date (32)
Business Meals (25)
Romantic (22)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Disabled Access (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Fun (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Casual (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great steaks cooked the way you want it. Our waiter was attentive, the food was outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We made reservations to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We ordered as soon as we were seated because we were so hungry and we already knew what we wanted.

We waited a little over an hour before we received our food. I was so hungry I started munching on food I had in my purse. Unfortunately, when we received our food it was the wrong order! My husband ordered the surf and turf with a 16 oz ribeye. I ordered a 12 oz ribeye. Instead, we received 2 surf and turfs with petite filets!!! We had to wait again for our steaks. We also ordered the lobster Mac and cheese as a side. That order was right, so we ate that first.

I’m not sure what happened, why our order was wrong, and why it took so long to receive our food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We chose to dine here for our anniversary. It was a huge disappointment. The place has gone downhill. The dress rules are lax and the service is lackluster. The hostess sat other groups that came after us. Even though we had reservations, we still had to wait at least 30 mins. The waiter had no personality at all. He didn’t introduce himself. He was just there to take orders. There was one piece of bread to start. He didn’t checked up on us. The steaks and lobster were nothing special. Lobster Mac was devoid of flavor. We didn’t bother to order anything else as we wanted to leave the restaurant. What a horrible experience and definitely not going back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was my husband’s birthday but we didn’t get any little cake or singing as we did previously, which was disappointing. I mentioned at the checkin it was my husband’s birthday but I guess they don’t communicate to each other. I didn’t expect to repeat myself and appear obnoxious. Also, the server we had was too loud and has an attitude. This is not a pleasant experience at all but the steak is so delicious I would take a chance to hope that I don’t get the same server. It was just that particular server but the other servers are very professional, polite, and not too loud. Just our luck.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was good, great service. It was an enjoyable evening establishment

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere were truly exceptional. I highly recommend it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful food, perfectly prepared! Great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Never disappointed by Ruth Chris regardless of what city I am in. The food is always amazing and the service is top notch! I specifically go their for their amazing steaks and ambiance. Two thumbs up from this gal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

While we regret that this very pricey restaurant no longer offers their french onion soup, four of us had a nice selection of other delicious appetizers (stack of crab, ahi tuna & calamari) followed by very tasty entrees (lamb chops, petite filet with 3 jumbo shrimp, bone-in filet, and filet) that were perfectly coked. Sides of roasted Brussels sprouts (incredible) and baked potatoes were perfect with the warm bread served with the meals. 2 cocktails, 2 desserts (berries with cream and sorbet) and 2 coffees brought the tab to $400. Special event for sure!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food as always.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Nick gave us good service tho the place was packed on this holiday.
Bone in ribeye was awesome!! Mom loved her 2 lobster tails and 6oz filet.
Loved our dessert too. I had the chocolate duo and Mom had the pumpkin cheesecake. All to end a perfect meal with leftovers for tomorrow. 😍

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

First time eating at restaurant on thanksgiving, wanted steak meal instead of traditional turkey dinner & this met all my expectations...hmmmm good!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great waiter very prompt and professional. I have experienced the Walnut Creek location quite a few times San Francisco was very much in line with there service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Going to the Opera.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Four friends, four 3-course meals, lobster mac n cheese, six cocktails, and a bottle of red for $570. More expensive than HOPR but the meat, noise level, and decor were more to our liking so it was worth it for us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I had the surf and turf. It was very good. It came with two lobsters and a good size fillet mignon. Lobsters were very tender and the steak melts in your mouth. I also ordered a side of veggie and it was tasty, as well. It was my birthday and they served desserts for me and my family. It was a great experience for me and my family. One thing... don't be late. Everyone must be present before they can seat you. Bad traffic held up 3 people from my group and I was warned that they would cancel my reservation if we weren't all checked-in within 20 mins. I got very stressed thinking we would have to find another restaurant for our dinner. However, they were nice enough to keep my reservation and seated the 4 of us while we waited for the other 3. Besides the stress before sitting, overall experience was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Host staff was very friendly. Food and wine was delicious and our server was professional and friendly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Took our son for his 21st birthday. Excellent food and the service is top notch, outstanding!! The steal is too die for. My son was very impressed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommend white chocolate bread pudding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Worst experience ever. Don t go there. Horrible service. Rude. Had reservation, did not get a table

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely best steak I have ever had! Will definently come back next time we're in SF.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Oustanding in every way. Worth every penny. Best steak I've ever had. Justin was great. Eclectic crowd. Liza/Mandy worked hard to get us a table that would suit our needs.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The manager really dropped the ball on an important night for me. Me promised rose petals on the table and there were none. The server also didn’t seem to know what was going on because she asked if it was a special occasion.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My favourite steak house in San Francisco

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Ruth’s Chris and the staff went above and beyond to make it a very special night. Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I like the old school feel of the place. The bone in fillet was melt in your amazing and the hash browns were out of this world. You only need 1 side though. The Brussel sprouts were t that good and didn’t travel well. Highly recommend when you have money to spend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was my first time at this location. Overall everything was amazing. I ordered the tomahawk ribeye...40oz... not for the faint of heart. One of the best steaks I've had. Along with that we got the lamb chops and brussel sprouts with bacon and a touch of honey. Both i would recommend. Everything from the food to the service was on point. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Ruth's Chris. We both were wished a happy anniversary by everyone! Our table was decorated for the occasion with rose petals, candle light -it was perfect. The restaurant served one of the best steaks we have ever had, if not the best. I recommend RC for special occasions, food, and its high-level of service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely one of the best Steak houses in San Francisco. Jack our waiter was the best.
The service was exceptional

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 26, 2017

When looking for a good steak house in San Francisco, this restaurant came up with pretty good reviews. What I wasn't prepared for, for me, was it was quite formal. What I mean by this, in my opinion, you would visit if it was a special occasion. As it is quite expensive. That aside, my husband & daughter chose the porterhouse steaks. This was cooked to perfection. they said was one of the best they have eaten on our visit to the states. As usual, they chose the fries, again a big portion, which we could not even manage between 3 of us. We had a side of asparagus and requested they were not cooked in garlic. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. When the wine we chose was unavailable, he actually chose a wine that was cheaper. Would definitely visit again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I am a big fan or Ruth's Chris generally and have been to many around the country. However, my experience in SF was extremely disappointing. While the food was good, not great, the service was terrible. We had the misfortune of sitting next to a table of about 16-20 people who seemed to take all the attention away from the other tables including ours. We waited over 20 minutes to get someone's attention to order dessert, with our empty plates sitting all the while, then decided to just get the check and by 30 minutes, we got up to pay at the door. The manager on duty however was fantastic!! He went out of his way to apologize and recognized that what we experienced was not how anyone dining at Ruth's Chris should be treated. He ended up taking some charges from our bill and he recovered well on behalf of the staff. Unfortunately, I will not be rushing back to this location.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Best steak ever if you want to taste a part of the best of the best Steaks the chris Ruth will deliver a memory for live to your day
The high price do not give a bitter after taste as Steak is on higest top line

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Dinner for my husbands birthday. The table next to us was very loud with friend on speaker phone. Service was just okay. Steaks were very good sides of potatoes and asparagus were nothing special. Decor was dated. Not worth the price tag.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great as always!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We drove in from Monterey up highway 1 and the dinner was a way to cap off a great day . Food was fantastic and all the employees were very friendly with smiles not seen at most places.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food. Wonderful service, We have celebrated a couple of birthdays at Ruth's Christ's restaurant. The special birthday person always receives terrific treatment and service,,,,,,,,a free dessert , plus added decor on the table. A very popular place in San Francisco. It is always a delight and a pleasure to return to Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Service not up to par for the level of the restaurant. Cocktails ridiculously overpriced. 17.50 for a cosmopolitan. Not any real special ingredient(s) in that. Literally leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Most likely will not return. Too many other good restaurant choices in the area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Maine Lobster cooked to perfection as well as the ribeye steak. Sat at the bar. Service is excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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