Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco

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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.

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MoeH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Horrific service

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco
Responded on March 20, 2020

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vipDoubleJ
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every location of this chain is basically perfect, San Francisco is no exception

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vipItalophile
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The evening was an eerie experience. I have been to Ruth's Chris dozens of times. It is almost always bustling, noisy, and delicious. This time it was only delicious.

It was Tuesday, 10 March. The corona virus was suspected to be penetrating into the Bay Area. Though still a couple of weeks from being locked down, San Francisco was nearing the precipice, and people were already abandoning its vibrant restaurant scene.

When we arrived at RC, there were only four people at the bar and two deuces occupied in the front dining room. The two of us were shown to a booth in the rear dining room, where we would be the only diners for about half an hour, when a party of two couples was shown in. I have never experienced the dining room to be so quiet. It was a joy, but it was the right thing for the wrong reason.

Dinner was excellent, as usual, and we couldn't remember, except for a few very late dinners there, when the restaurant had allowed us such comfortable conversation. It would be wonderful were it to be so every time we go there, but not for the terrible reason it was that way. Anyway, too-noisy restaurants are omnipresent San Fransisco curse.

The wait staff was truly wonderful, but bore an unmistakable aura of worry. How much longer would they have employment? Would they be able to provide for their families? What might happen to the restaurant and their jobs if the virus' visit were an extended one? Uncertainty was definitely a damper on our night out.

We left an especially generous tip. There were a few more people at the bar, and two more couples in the front dining room when we left. But no more had been seated in the rear dining room.

Among the many, many restaurants in San Francisco there are several that bill themselves as steak houses. Some are OK, some are good, a mere handful rise above the others. We hope they will survive -- all of them -- but we have no idea when we will be able to return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Been her many times., but today food was not the best all three of our steaks came out wrong the bisque came out soupy snd three small pieces of lobster. The calamari was delicious. I left disappointed with the quality of the steaks hopefully it was just a fluke

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

NY strip bone in was fantastic. Service was great

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susanc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Pricilla was outstanding. Don't get the crab stuffed mushrooms.....no crab, just breadcrumbs....The steaks were the best you will find in San Francisco. The sides were excellent but too large for one diner......share. The potato leek soup was excellent.
All in all a pleasant evening of excellent food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to the Ballet. Lovely meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Great table and service. The food was unbelievable. The Ribeyes and filets melted in our mouths. The coffee was so delicious and a perfect ending for an excellent night in San Francisco!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday was successful for husband

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vipjoannen
San Francisco
261 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! Food was tasty, served hot and very enjoyable. Liked the dessert and coffee too.

Downside was the baby squealing at high pitches at a nearby table. Actually it hurt my ears over and over...as the squealing went on for at least the first 1/2 hour of our dining experience, until the waiter rushed over with the bill, I assume in an attempt to get them to leave?

The other downside was the family having a video chat on their cell phone with another person; volume on the phone was UP and everyone in the dining room could hear the entire 10 minute conversation about other the party was packing up the house and moving. Great to hear it! NOT...

What happened to "no cell phone use" in classy restaurants?

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acoeur
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner. The staff put Rose Petals on our table. The meal was delicious!

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vipJane
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, food was great as usual.

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PhilippeC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and good service. Filet Mignon was not exceptionally tender, but good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Birthday gone awry. Bad service, bad food, slow to respond. We won’t be going back. It was one of my favorite places, Pasadena store fantastic. The store we’ve been to four times now and it’s never been a very nice experience. We’re off to other steak houses.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco
Responded on March 1, 2020

We appreciate you celebrating with us, but regret hearing your experience was less than perfect. Would you please private message us and share more about your experience? Please include your contact information and phone number. We would welcome the chance to make things right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was an amazing dining experience! I went here to celebrate an anniversary and the staff were so accommodating. They provided exceptional service even when (full disclosure) I made some pretty entitled requests. The food was DELICIOUS! So full of flavor and cooked to perfection. I will certainly come here again. A special thanks to Shawn and Mr. Jessie for ensuring we had an enjoyable night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth’s Chris always knows how to deliver an exceptional night. Lovely date night with the wife, great food and service. They went above and beyond to make a special night. One of our fave places :-)

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Michelle
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always the best in the City for a great meal!! Service is impeccable as well!

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JONATHANC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing time we had with all 11 of us dining together with extremely excellent service. The food was outstanding, the wine selection was brilliant, and we all can't wait until we feast again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Went for my husbands birthday....not much to write home about. Food was ehhh. Service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was a great server with a great personality. We had the mushrooms stuffed with crab as an appetizer, these were phenomenal!!! Dinner we had filet minion, lamb chops, and crab. Sides were an assortment of mushrooms, au gratin potatoes, and lobster Mac. Everything was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

My water had a glob of some filth on the base of the glass. The server replaced it kindly. The replacement glass had a glob of filth on the rim of the glass and my friends water glass has a glob of filth on the side of the glass. I asked a passing employee for help getting the water glasses replaced, and he asked us to wait. That was ok with me. When that employee returned he criticized me for my request for clean glasses and said that it seems like “every time you are here there is an issue or problem”. I was a bit taken aback. I said I don’t want any trouble but I would like to have clean glasses of water. The employee said something else offensive and I stated listen, we have not fined here for years. How would you say that there are issues every time we are here? The employee told me there are notes kept in files on customers at Ruth’s Chris and that he had read the notes they had on me. I said, “Listen, we just want to have a nice dinner and I don’t want to escalate this issue, but I do want clean glasses of water. He excused himself. I went up to the front area and asked to see the manager. After ten minutes the general manager came to talk to me. I relayed the details and complained that it was insulting to be confronted at the table like that. The manager apologized several times. I went for a short walk to get some air. I returned to my guest and we finished our dinner. Later, the employee who had insulted me came to the table and stood over me talking again to me in an offensive manner. It was terrible. I could not even eat the dessert.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to wear my nice wool hat, was told immediately that hats were not allowed in the dining room, ok. I'm ok with that but can you tell why tennis shoes are allowed and not a dress wool hat? What a Circus. Get your rules in order people.

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DeniseC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was very happy with our experience but our waiter seemed rushed and wasn't as happy to serve us, as he was with the table behind us. Maybe some training on greeting your diners with a smile and enthusiasm , equally, would be great. After all, were at Ruth's Chris. Also, he ran my husbands card 2-3 times and said it was declined. Welll, we have plenty of money and the card locked after too many attempts. I gave him my card, which is the same account and a debit and it worked. Apparently, my husbands card was ran automatically as a credit card and not a debit card. I know that usually works but didn't at this time for security reasons. I also imagined the card was ran in a hurry. Servers should slow down and stay in the moment with their people. We are not in a hurry snd can sense the rushing. Our server was named Wilbert.

These are all trivial things but important to know. It's all about the experience in fine dining. Thank you for listening. Overall, we enjoyed our time.
Denise

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This was a valentine date. Worst experience and honestly debating taking action against the company. When I arrived the guy who worked there was extremely rude to me saying I smelled like marijuana and that I needed to go outside in front of 6-8 people waiting. I don’t even smoke I was like wtf and he’s like come on let’s go let’s go. He then proceeded to say I need to stay outside and air out while he came out to smoke a cigarette. I’ve never been so embarrassed in my life. I then asked him an I go back in now and he had the audacity to say come here let me smell you and he did and he said ok your good go in. Honestly I don’t know wtf this company is thinking or doing I don’t smoke and was just humiliated like some punk kid. Then the food was ok paid $500 and the lobster was dried out and bs. This is some crazy bs and I’m seeking what I can do to escalate this because nobody should be treated the way I was. Reminder on Valentine’s Day with my wife. Embarrassed both of us for no damn reason. F this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was Valentine’s dinner. Feb 14, 2020)
The other guests have rose petals on their tables, but ours and some others don’t have them. What hurts most was when the next table was done and new guests were seated, they put petals on their table. (Ouch)
Food were great, but the portions were small and since the plates were hot, they put it in a small plate, and just served it. The presentation of the food were dull and not appealing. The steak were just sitting on a plate by itself. I was expecting more fancier at least to looked at, and more appealing.
The waiter was great, but it took five minutes after we were seated to approach us.
Then there was a woman intruder who were giving out flowers, followed by a male who was recording. Restaurant have security guard but was too busy sitting people. (Isn’t he supposed to safeguard the guests and employees???) don’t they have enough people to sit people in and just concentrate on greeting guests as they walk in and safeguard them?
By the time the employees have noticed the intruders, they were already inside and the commotions were very loud.
I understand that it was a busy night, but they should have been more prepared.
I guess I was expecting too much, but compare to other steakhouse in the area, I would look somewhere else first.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. This is certainly not how we wanted your visit to go. We'd like to learn more -- please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number so that we can reach out to you directly. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was outstanding. Service was wonderful and quick. Ambiance and decor fantastic. Our visit was quite busy and louder than normal. I’m guessing this was due to Valentines Day. Couldn’t really have a quiet dinner. Last note, didn’t seem like their dress code was enforced. Where we were sitting we saw folks wearing jogging pants, torn jeans, leggings, hoodies, and even hats. I like to be comfortable also, especially when I eat a filling meal, but I was called twice by the restaurant before our reservation and was told about the minimum strict business casual attire. Just saying. Overall, I LOVE eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazeballs

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vipMaceyS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated Valentine’s Day here. This particular Ruth’s Chris has great cooks and service! The restaurant has been around for years! I love that it is the same as years ago. When I want steak, it is my choice in San Francisco.

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Kensho
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were celebrating Valentine's day. we were seated right away and place directly below a vent blowing cold air. We asked to be moved and the server said all tables were reserved. We made reservation but didn't request a specific table! We were considering leaving and so we asked again, the server checked with a manager and we were seated at a better table. This is not how customer service should work.
Very disappointing, with so many other great steakhouse in the city I will probably take my business elsewhere.

JM
vipJMO628
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

1000% better than my visit late last year. Many more employees visible. Busspeople were very attentive. Waitperson was eager to make sure all was done well. I learned from my previous bad experience to ask for light salt on my steak and no char. Manager taught me these tricks. Also steak was a perfect medium. Only bad experience this time was the failure of check-in seating people to read the notes they have on file about my desires when I dine there. I am disabled and I need a chair and not a booth. Hence, they tried to seat me 3 times until I told them to read the notes.

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vipjakrob
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ruth Chris is our go to place when we want good food served beautifully. They never fail us, always good food and a good experience

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Minn
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty nice place and the food are delicious!!

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vipmy2cents4dining
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big 60th birthday party for 12 with amazing seafood tower medley and some veggie appetizers (Brussels sprouts and stuffed mushrooms) and then most of us ordered the fixed price menu with a petite filet. It was all delicious and the steaks and sides were all perfectly cooked. We brought champagne & wine and Pd a $15/bottle corkage which worked out well after everyone ordered cocktails from the bar. I decorated the table a few minutes before everyone sat down (no Mylar balloons allowed) with a Vegas theme, and that also got people in the mood to share in the fun. Only wish we had a round table, but understood. We couldn’t afford the private room minimum, so it worked out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good food and service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was incredible. Our server, Emanuel was excellent. Not sure which was better, the food it the service. One of our perennial favorites. Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food as usual. My only complaint is that in trying to provide excellent service they over did it a bit. They were checking on the food when I had only taken one bit. Don’t get me wrong better this way then the other. Just stating an observation. Overall would good back! I love this place.

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vipOpenTableDiner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

After dining here for years, we were quiet appalled at the quality's nosedive. It just wasn't a Ruth Chris experience. To start off the birthday dinner, we ordered the BBQ shrimp, which lacked its usual flavor and mostly tasted of butter. Then came the Caesar salads, which were extremely underdressed. A waiter (not our main one) stopped by and asked if everything was okay, to which I had mentioned the lack of dressing. Instead of taking it back he brought back a side of dressing, which to be honest tasted like a low quality store bought Caesar dressing. But for what we most looked forward to the whole dinner... our steaks. One came out fine, the other--the meat itself tasted (and smelled) bad. Our waiter came by as I had my first bite asking how the food is to which the birthday boy replied good, and the waiter quickly left the table. After a few more bites I couldn't eat the meat anymore, it was truly off-putting so I moved it to the side of the table. The waiter came by and asked if he should pack it to go, to which I said no thank you and explained it's unpleasant taste. Before the desserts came out, the manager came over to ask about our experience, to which I mentioned the seemingly dip in quality of the food. He asked what specifically, so I explained the bad taste of the meat, and also made it a point to mention that our waiter has been nice and it's the overall quality of the whole meal that was disappointing. He then questioned us if the waiter had been checking up on us throughout the meal, saying that he can't do anything if we don't mention it during the meal. To finish it off, for dessert I had asked for fresh berries with a side cream. Unfortunately what was brought out was berries inside their overbearingly sweet cream sauce, but to be honest it was getting late and we were on our way to a show so I didn't even bother returning it. An extremely disappointing experience, we won't be back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco
Responded on February 11, 2020

We are sorry to hear this and would like to speak to you further. Would you please send your contact information, including a phone number, in a private reply to us? We appreciate your business and would welcome the opportunity to make this right!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends. Group of 8 and the service was exceptional, especially our waiter Wilbert. The pace was just perfect, the food was amazing. Everyone in our group had a wonderful time last night!

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vipAngeloS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good, but not as good as other RC around the country. My favorite steak house is Del Frisco

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vipSusH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Second time (different location) my filet was seriously undercooked. I sent it back & it was returned overdone. Ruths Cris was our reliable go to when traveling because the quality was consistent. It seems that is no longer the case.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco
Responded on February 10, 2020

We are always open to guest feedback and appreciate you sharing about your experience. We aim to make every visit to Ruth's Chris an excellent one for all of our guests. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please reach out to us directly with your contact information including a phone number.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 673-0557.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco is rated 4.4 stars by 3038 OpenTable diners.

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