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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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4.5

service

4.3

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4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (41)
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Notable Wine List (13)
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Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Authentic (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (4)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and Service!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 2 days ago

Had an amazing meal, steaks were cooked perfectly and the service was excellent, this was our first time here and we will definitely be back! I also appreciate that they have a dress code, I hate paying a lot of money for a nice meal and to be sitting next to a guy in shorts and a baseball hat. It’s nice to dress up every once in a while and not feel out of place.

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·Dined 2 days ago

We made reservations for my Nieces birthday. The customer service was the highlight of our night. The food wasn’t as great as I remember, but the portions were good for the price. I will definitely be back. Our waiter Juan and his crew were great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

I had a reservation and was a little late, but let them know before had. Once we got there we still had to wait 25 minutes. When we got seated no one took our drink or appetizer order u til 20 minutes later. The appetizer came quickly but the drinks took forever. Our waiter finally came back and took our food order. We didn’t wait too long for it, and all the food was superb. Nothing to complain about there. However, I’ve had an experience like this before at a different Ruth Chris location. The food was amazing, but service did not match it. Very disappointing considering the cost. You pay for the ambience, good and timely service plus the food. I only really got 1/3 of those things.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

I have been at Ruth’s Chris quite a few times and have always had a great experience. Except this last time. Food was excellent but service was not that great. Waiter did a very poor job to the level that is what we remembered most about this visit. In a rush to take the order and run. Very impatient ever visit to the table. Not very knowledgeable as well, We asked about a dessert which he said they did not have but we found out later that did because the table next to us ordered and received just fine. Hopefully management will think twice about hiring this level of staff if they are hoping for return customers. Probably going to try other steak houses after this last experience here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a birthday, but no glitter on table or candle for dessert. It was disappointing. We always celebrate our family Birthday . I listed it when I booked but it was forgotten. Disappointed

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The steak was amazing as usual, Service impeccable and attentive. Great place for meat lovers.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s day dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing food, excellent service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Some context- A few of our friends have been shying away from RC Steakhouse because the "sides" had gone down. We did not have that experience. Good food and excellent service.

We had 730pm reservations- arrived 15 minutes early but did not get seated until 750pm. The waiting room was crowded and we were told someone else "took" our reservations when my name was called @ 730pm (we never heard my name and we were sitting on the bench next to the front desk). We were led to our giant U shaped booth in the dining room behind the bar- which was relaxed and mellow- the transitions from the front room to the dining room had us both looking at each other going, Wow! You noticed the change of rooms too!

We had Thomas as our server. He was very good at giving us just the right amount of time and space yet still being very attentive. He provided some excellent recommendations (including a red wine that slips my mind- but it was excellent pairing with the steak).

We started with some cocktails and shared a crab cakes appetizer- excellent. We both has rib eyes (16oz/22oz). I ordered the blue cheese "topping" on my cowboy rib eye- however it was left off. Thomas was quick to make the fix- however I think the kitchen put the steak under the roaster/oven to melt the blue cheese topping and it moved the steak temp from med-rare to a medium. Both steaks were moist and tender. We shared some sides- brussel sprouts/potato au-gratin. Both very good and seasoned just right. Also shared the Gi-Normous Cheese Cake dessert- (the cheese cake is big portion- easily shared by 2 people). Dessert was good- It's Cheese Cake- end of story. No perception of being rushed despite being busy- we were able to take our time.

We valet parked out front and the car was there when we were ready to leave. No waiting.
In the end we were both very happy with our RC Steakhouse experience. We have been to the WC/SF locations and have had excellent service and food at both.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Restaurant only moderately busy but they offered us a table in a large EMPTY room! When I said we would prefer to be seated in a more central spot they actually tried to talk me down! We were walked back to the front desk before being seated at a table in the main dining room - were there were several tables available. Not a good start to our evening and difficult to adjust the mood.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual, my wife and I had a wonderful meal at Ruth's Chris. It really couldn't have been any better. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Don't know how they do it but our steaks were exactly the way we like them inside. But, I burrs did the price they better be. lol Our waiter was fantastic. In fact he suggested a dish that was not on the menu as an appetizer. It was hash browns with caramelized onions on top... very delicious. We'll probably order it again the next time! It was a great night out!

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

As usual at Ruth's Chris, the steak was excellent, and overall the sides were good. The restaurant itself was worn and needs a face lift. The wait staff were friendly and efficient, however, the staff upfront was not as welcoming. We had to change our table because of poor lighting and a less than optimum location in an empty dining room.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fabulous dinner. Special touches for birthday were very much appreciated!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The steaks are the best!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great all around restaurant

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Even though we opted for the dine about town $40 prix fixe menu. It was still $30 too much.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful meal once again. Some of the best steak out there, it is hard to believe it is a chain.

Justin was an outstanding server.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Terrible first time experience...everything was very expensive.party of 2.was placed at a table for 4.our server "patrick"was the worst ever.he was rude.stared at us the entire meal.removed both our wine and water glasses.tried to use ghetto lingo while taking our order.the constant stare and glares made us feel totally uncomfortable.when i spoke to the manager "matthew"he gave a business card and told me to contact him the next day.i did.no response.talked to another manager whom was supposed to call back and never did.lesson well learned.i will never step foot nor recommend this place to any of my family and friends.over all.THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE...I FEEL DISRESPECTED AND A WASTE OF MY MONEY.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Filet mignon and lobster tail were excellent. The chocolate cake was average, bread pudding was really good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The steak is always very good. The lobster was not though. We had mashed and a baked potato, both of these were good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Brought mom for 64th birthday. Her first time. Service was wonderful. Food very tasty!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I was a little disappointed. Jose and the service was impeccable, but the food was a little lacking.

The dinner salad needed to be tossed at the table by me, as the dressing was in one big blob, the filet actually wasn’t amazing. Average. Below average for a chop house of this caliber.

But the service was amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Friends birthday! Loved the experience and the food!! 1st class!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Loved it!! I love butter. Adam was our server he was wonderful- the hostess need to improve

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Been awhile since the family got together for dinner and this place delivers in service and having the table ready when requested.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was our 12th Ruth's Chris restaurant that we have dined at around the world, and it lived up to its reputation. We go to Ruth's about once a year, and it's always a treat. Jack was our waiter, and he was friendly and efficient. (He's been with Ruth's for 18 years!) We could not have asked for a more pleasant experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Jose was a kind server that helped celebrate my birthday and remembered our names the entire night. He was very attentive.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was below average and over priced. Could have had a better meal at Outback!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We only selected Ruth's because our normal go to HOPR did not have any availability. Start with the service. Very slow, and not very attentive, and just not the level of SVC i'm used to when coming to SF. Then the food came out... Lobster was good, but the Rib-eye was a very low quality cut, and was overcooked... not good flavor...especially at $67 (with Lobster) . I rarely do reviews, but ... sorry had to. My other business Assoc ordered the Filet, and the other was a Vegan, and you weren't quite prepared for a Vegan to show up. Not sure about coming back.. spent nearly $600 for 4, and bad value..

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I celebrated my friend's Birthday here, who does not like fancy, foofy, stuck-up places, but enjoys good quality food. This was just the right spot! Excellent filet mignon and not just one, but two huge lobster tails on their surf-n-turf plate! Also, they went all out for us and made the day even more special by decorating the table and bringing out complementary dessert with a candle to make a wish. I give them 5+ stars for such a nice touch, great food and special care.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love Ruth Chris steakhouse! The restaurant is one of our favorites. The wait staff is very professional and courteous.

We all enjoyed food prepared to our liking.

I enjoyed a bone in filet, cooked medium rare, and was able to enjoy half that evening and the rest at home.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As usual, the food was delicious and done just right. The special menu was also slightly more economical than ala carte. Not a place we go to economize though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Ruth's is often on our list for special occasions, and this time, it was good, but not great. The service was outstanding like usual, and I love their Ruth's Classics menu (makes it easy). The filet was pretty flat and misshapen, and the flavor just wasn't what it usually is. It just seemed like they are cutting corners on the meat, but maybe it was just an odd couple of steaks we had. The bread was better than it's been in the past, and the sides were really tasty, like usual. She let us upgrade to the white chocolate bread pudding since it was our anniversary, and while a very nice gesture, the dessert was not good at all. If you're a lover of bread pudding, give this one a miss. They could really use some improvements in their dessert menu. It started in New Orleans, so how about a bourbon pecan pie?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Well seasoned and perfectly cooked steaks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 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 7, 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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