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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota

Looking for a reservation? Call us at (941) 924-9442 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Sarasota, FL 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.

6700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Stickney Point Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(941) 924-9442

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/sarasota

Catering:
Catering in Sarasota, FL - 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:
Complimentary Valet parking available 7 days a week, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Executive Chef:
Charles W. Amherst

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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.7

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4.6

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4.2

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90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Loved the food, didn't need to each for a day and a half. Enjoyed the location, the service and especially the food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2016

We chose to go to this restaurant to celebrate the beginning of the new year. The food was delicious and the wait staff most attentive. Because this is a bit more than we usually pay to go out to eat, we would only recommend for a special event evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2015

We have been coming to Ruth Chris for a while now. The steak can be cut with a butter knife. So tasty and always cooked to perfection. And don't pass up trying the stuffed chicken ! Oh my oh my! Delicious! I highly recommend.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Meal and service were great as always. Fire alarm blared for at least 20 minutes. Could have at least comped a drink for inconvenience? Easy for us to get to. Patrons need to dress better...

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Fire alarm rang for more than 10 minutes. Families left. No one from management bothered to announce the reason for the alarm and apologize. Our server did the best he could to wait tables and he apologized. There should have been an appearance from management with a complementary drink for not leaving....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Had a 40 minute wait beyond my reservation time. True it was Christmas night, and management did provide us with a nice bottle of wine for the long wait. Food was very good, but they also ran out of dessert. Very crowded. They did give us ice cream and fruit in a cream sauce to take the place of the prix fixe planned dessert. In light of the big crowd on a very busy night, our waiter Mark was very nice, and the dinner was good.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2015

WE made reservations for Christmas dinner at 6:15 3 weeks in advance. When we arrived we were going to have at least a 30 minute wait, but found a table in the bar, a high top. Took the table and waited for water for 15 minutes, waited for drink order for another 20 minutes, and waited for napkins until we fimally had to ask again for them. Filet (11 oz) was full of fat, french fries cold, returned them and got them reheated and over cooked. Waiter told us manager had taken 800 reservations for that day. A high end restaurant should not do business like that. That is pure greed. We will not go back. Have spoken to several of my friends about it, and all have said they had bad experiences at the Sarasota RC, so I guess, they just don't have it managed properly.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2015

I appreciate that the restaurant has the Classics Menu that includes salad (or soup), entree, and dessert for a reasonable price. I have always liked Ruth's Chris for special occassions. Christmas Day was our first visit in Sarasota, and we liked the ambiance and sophistication. The service was really excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2015

Shoestring fries were cold, but quickly replaced. Steaks were perfectly cooked.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Ruth Chris' Restaurant has been around for a long time and my husband and I have tried it in many places, Atlanta, Denver, Honolulu to name a few places and every time it has been excellent and no complaints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Bret our server was amazing. Good service great food. Just a fabulous experience

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 4, 2015

All of our steaks were seriously undercooked. Everyone had to send their steaks back.
While the staff easily took back the steaks and apologized for the error and delay, unfortunately it rushed the rest of the meal since some of the group had to leave by a set time. I was surprised that so many steaks were undercooked.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2015

And I should know, as I've dined at probably 40 Ruth locations around the US.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Highly recommend
great wine list
food was fantastic!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2015

The food was great however the service was poor Had to ask a waiter for the server to come to the table to take our order after waiting an unacceptable amount of time. We had already received our menus and had made our choices

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2015

We love happy hour at Ruth's Chris and opted for a regular meal one evening. We knew the prices are steep, but they have introduced a price-fixed dinner which is more reasonable. The rib eye steak I had was so flavorful and tender - well-worth the cost. My husband had the filet and was not disappointed. Portions were more than adequate so we brought home enough for another meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 21, 2015

The food, beverages, and service was excellent!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2015

Our server Nick and the entire staff did such an incredible job of making out first wedding anniversary special. The food was fabulous, the service was excellent and we even got a photo souvenir to take home. Our steaks were perfection, cooked exactly as we ordered them. Worth every penny. We will definitely be back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 7, 2015

My wife and I are busy raising a five year old and holding very demanding jobs, and our time alone is very valuable to us. Per usual, we selected Ruth's Chris to celebrate our anniversary, and are usually very pleased. We love Ruth's Chris for its great atmosphere and delicious menu! Unfortunately this visit was disappointing. The Brussels sprouts and bread pudding were both undercooked, and the service was slow. Just very disappointed on our anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 6, 2015

I go to this restaurant 2/3 times per month, love the service and the food...Spicy Lobster is to die for, don't have to mention they have the best tasting steak ever.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Sorry to complain but I am sure the restaurant wants to know what is wrong so it can be corrected, otherwise they would not know.
--water glasses was not refilled. Had to ask waiter to refill.
--3 out of the 4 steaks was very fatty. Very tasty, but fatty and not acceptable.
--Porterhouse for 2 came rare, ordered medium, all sliced so chef could see the inside, and
had to be returned to kitchen. Surprised this happened at Ruth Chris for a $89 steak.
--waiter was way less then desirable.
--Appears service and kitchen control has really gone downhill.
--We did get a credit for the 3rd steak which was fatty also.
When we pay $14 for a cosmo, and $44 for a steak we expect it to be over the top, and this was
not the case. We have visited this restaurant many times, and it appears that management is really not paying close enough attention to detail, so paying these Miami prices, we expect perfection which we have always received until now.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 30, 2015

The food and service were fantastic as always. However, I was disappointed at the staff for not bothering to stifle a loud mouth at the table next to us. At $100+ a person, I shouldn't have to endure my steak with a side of racial slurs and derogatory terms for the mentally disabled.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2015

It is a steakhouse so the steaks should be excellent. They are brilliant!
Got a tour through the kitchen, mainly to understand how they prepare 'Pittsburgh style' and now I know the trick. Worth mentioning when ordering.....
Service is great and also the appetizers are of wonderful quality. Good to share otherwise you cannot enjoy the steaks anymore.....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2015

Our group of 6 ladies went to Ruth Chris because 5 of the 6 had not been to the restaurant. Everyone enjoyed it immensely and all thought the steaks were cooked perfectly and were outstanding. We have talked about going back and bringing our husbands. I have been to many Ruth Chris restaurants across the country and this restaurant probably had the best steaks and best service. Thanks to everyone!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2015

The Sarasota Ruth's has slipped a bit after a recent management changes, not so much in food taste or quality but in the service details. They do not do quite as good a job on the details as they once did. Still good service but no longer great. We still enjoy it but miss the way it was a year or less ago.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 23, 2015

We are regulars there and every time it is outstanding.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2015

Jennifer, Kristen, Richard and Adam are all awesome....it's why we eat there almost every week!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 17, 2015

The steaks are consistently delicious. We had a booth as requested and the wait staff is always professional and attentive. Thank you for a nice evening out .

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 11, 2015

We celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary and we were not disapointed at all. The staff was attentive without being a pest and the food was prepared exactly as we wanted it.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2015

Made last minute reservation without a problem. Table was ready on time. The service (Server Jimmy) and food were superior.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 20, 2015

Ruth's Chris is the pinnacle of fine dinning. Their Sarasota location does not disappoint. They are on point with everything they do; from start to finish they performed perfectly.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Have been to many Rurh's Chris before so experience was as expected.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2015

Can't say enough good things. They had a perfect booth that was specially prepared and a birthday card signed by the whole staff. The food was delicious, I had the bone in filet, superb, and my wife had the lobster and filet which was also prepared extremely nicely. Of all the steakhouse restaurants in Sarasota, this is the best with Capitol Grille not far behind. Kudos to the staff for making my 50th birthday special.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 7, 2015

We have dined here many times over the past 10 years (most recently for the Ruth's Chris anniversary dinner last month)and have always had a great experience. As such, we decided to have a double celebration there on Sept. 7th (our 31st wedding anniversary & my birthday). We were thrilled when we were taken to our table and found it festivally decorated for our special occasion. It was pretty much downhill after that.

Things got off to a bad start right off the bat when our server introduced himself & asked if we'd dined there before. We told him yes, we had many times and he proceeded to take our order. Halfway through he halted us & felt compelled to explain that the menu was a la carte & each item was separate and things could therefore get expensive. We don't know why he felt he had to explain this to us after we told him we'd eaten there many times before. Frankly, we felt insulted & this put a quick damper on the evening. Things got worse when my wife's petit filet mignon turned out to have a large, inedible piece of fatty gristle which had to be cut off. Certainly, there is no way a small $40 piece of meat should be nothing but perfect but it wasn't. Additionally, we found the Oscar sauce which was recommended to us by our server to be bland & unappetizing.

Our biggest disappointment came when we received our bill & saw that we were hit with a $20 corkage fee for bringing our own bottle of wine. We have brought our own wine to Ruth's Chris many times before & never once been charged a corkage fee. Further, if they knew we were going to be charged then this should have been explained when we were being seated & the hostess offered to have it opened for us.

In hindsight, I should have spoken to a manager that evening about our bad experience but at the time I thought it would only throw a bigger damper on the evening. It's too bad that such an expensive dinner turned out to be a flop. Excuse the pun, but It definitely left a bad taste in our mouths.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 6, 2015

We had a great dinner, Jack, our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Ruth criss enjoys a well earned reputation for fine dining and great service. We both watch our diets closely, but we were overdue for a "cheat" meal. The closest local comparison is Capital Grill, but to us, this restaurant is better. The atmosphere is quieter, the quality of the beef is noticeable better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Friendly staff and upscale atmosphere. Definitely worth the money.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 8, 2015

We celebrated our anniversary and again great service and food always fantastic.
Steve our server is the best !
Management the best. Always go out of their way for you.
Go and enjoy.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 3, 2015

Having heard of the renown that Ruth's has earned I had always been wanting to try it out. After simply noting that my wife and I were having an anniversary dinner, upon arrival we were greeted by the matre'd, hostess Jennifer and server Mark with anniversary greetings. Upon seating I was floored to see our table decorated with rose petals and a card signed by the entire staff. The meal was unequivocally the best steak and au gratin potatoes I have ever eaten! After ordering a cheesecake for our dessert, what arrived was a custom made "Happy 2nd Anniversary" desert that was to die for and it was provided free of charge as an anniversary present! I have and will continue to recommend this establishment to everyone I know. I only wish there was one closeby to my home in eastern Ohio.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 18, 2015

The food was excellent, we started with onion soup Au Gratin and Salad, Entree's were the 11 oz filet mingion (huge portion) and the Veal Osso Buco with potatoes Au Gratin. Both were delicious and Cooked perfectly.

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