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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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4.5

service

4.4

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4.3

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3.9

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Good for Birthdays (39)
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Good for a Date (35)
Romantic (28)
Business Meals (26)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Cozy (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great People. Great Service. Great Food. Great Time.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

very friendly server and attentive to our needs. checked on us over 4-5 times while we had our meals. we all had the 16oz rib eye steak. it was cooked to perfection and seasoned just right. the carrot ginger soup is a hit. the calamari is tasty with just the right amount of seasoning & red bell peppers but more on the oily side. my girlfriend celebrated her bday and the server included her dessert as complimentary - no add'tl charge. very kind and quick to explain and answer our questions - he was never rushed. this was my first visit and i'm definitely coming back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Celebrating my mother-in-law, we had a wonderful dinner and great food service. I love ribeyes and Ruth Chris' sure knows how to make them.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

the Chilean Sea Bass Entree is the best! Cooked to perfection!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I am a steak lover. I go to many steak restaurant. My friend and I went there for birthday. I wish we have chosen a different place.
Cesar salad- old, too much dressing
Server - way too fast.
Potato - raw in the middle - not fit to eat. I did not complain.
Steak - tasty - but I wish they gave us a little more time for us to enjoy appetizer and drink.
We felt rushed for the whole time.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Took my son here for his birthday. First time for both of us at this chain. I knew that it would be expensive, but $200 for a very modest meal just isn't worth it. The steaks were okay, but not amazing. The sides weren't very special. Baked potato wasn't even cooked well. Mushy and had clearly been overcooked. Our waiter neglected us at times (had to ask for water twice). I think others were there for their birthdays, and they seemed to get some special treatment, but none for my son. They sat us in a weird spot, too. Overall, a huge disappointment. I won't be going back to Ruth's Chris again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Awesome food and service! Thanks Chris Ruth for making it an awesome experience and a wonderful evening for a special celebration!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 3, 2017

They went above and beyond with service. We had rose petals on our table for our anniversary.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The best steak in town! Nothing else comes close. Order the creamed spinach.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Waiter may have been new. Took a long time to come take our order. Wine glasses were not removed. Entrees came while still eating salad even though we did not eat slowly. Had to rush through rest of salad. When dessert came, no utensils were given. Waited for attention of waiter who was busy then disappeared. Had to steal utensils from an empty table. Waiter came back with spoons, but after we had waited for a while with melting ice cream and had already taken the aforementioned neighboring utensils.

Noise was unbearably loud. Could barely hear my wife. There were two large parties that got louder as dinner went on. Towards end of meal, three guys joined one of the groups but did not sit down. They were blocking walkways, standing close to our table, generally walking about and taking up space. They were also pretty ghetto with t-shirts and sagging pants while cussing loudly.

Overall, a pretty crappy experience for a nice steakhouse. I've been here many times, but I probably won't be going back after tonight. Oh, well. I'll miss the ribeye steak, but there are plenty of other restaurants in the Bay Area.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our server was awesome, he gave wonderful recommendations and was very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Celebrating my son's 13th birthday and it was fabulous once again!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The ambiance is elegant but not pretentious. The attentiveness of the staff is top notch! We were well taken care of.nGreat food! I ordered the Tomahawk steak (I've always wanted to try) = delicious! And I served the leftover for lunch and dinner the next day. The red rose petals sprinkled on the white linens, very nice touch and made for a memorable 22nd wedding anniversary! Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Ruth's Chris prepares exceptional steaks prepared exactly to order with excellent flavor and quality of meat. The steak I ate (the ribeye) was some of the best meat I have ever eaten. Every member of my party of 3 was very satisfied with the quality, taste, and cut of the meat (including a filet) which was reported to me as being excellent.

The drawback with Ruth's Chris is that although the food was all very good, including sides, salads and appetizers, everything is served upon a-la-carte individually or to share between 2 people. Nothing is included with the price of the meat which in all cases was at least $50 or more. Therefore, to have a full meal, including salads, sides, desserts and appetizers and a bottle of wine for 3 people the final cost came to over $90 per person without tip.

That cost does not compare favorably to other fine dining establishments such as The House of Prime Rib which usually costs less than $75 per person since salad, creamed spinach, corn bread (sometimes), Yorkshire pudding, mash potatoes and gravy are all included in the price. Only the wine and dessert would be extra costs.

On the good side, service was excellent and staff was very attentive to our needs.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Solid food, Always good. Service was excellent. Our clients really enjoyed their evening out that started at RC

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I've eaten here many times over the years, and noticed the meat quality has gone DOWNHILL. Noticed it the last visit, but decided to give it another try, it's still not very good anymore. It's a shame.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Love the food and service, but didn't care for the ambiance as we were seated at a table in the bar area. If you want a more quieter place where you don't have to hear others conversations sitting 20 feet from you...ask for another table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent service, best Ruth Chris I ever been too

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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