Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in South Barrington, IL 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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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

We ate here on a Wednesday night and found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. Our waitress had some great suggestions and was most helpful. We had petite rib eye steaks and shared a potato side. The steaks were great, lyonnaise potatoes okay, but dry. They did not have any Zinfandel wine by the glass which was very disappointing. All in all, our experience at the restaurant was just okay, and a very expensive just okay at that!

OT
Chicago
270 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burgers and steak sandwich are delicious, best around. Love the zucchini fries also and the Raspberry, Rosemary Cosmo.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I took my girlfriend for her birthday, she’s been wanting to try that stuffed chicken. The chicken did not disappoint and the server was kind and attentive. To my surprise, he surprised my girlfriend with a small slice of cake and a candle. We will definitely go again.

JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter and assistant were great.

ES
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuts of steak cooked to perfection and served sizzling. Enough said!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant did not see the indication made on our Open Table reservation that this was for our anniversary. Once seated, everything was just OK, not worth the ‘hype’ of the Ruth Chris name; nor was the experience worth the cost. Food was bland, noise was very high-could not hear my husband seated across from me, just an ok dining experience. We will not be back as we were very disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a very nice meal! Absolutely worth it. We accidentally showed up an hour early for our reservations , but were seated right away!
Service was great as well as food.
The only negative I can think of is that we were celebrating a special occasion and there was a table with two children under 8 near us. Needless to say it was a little noisier then I would have liked. But I have kids myself.. I get it.

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very classy place. Love the ambience and food.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Food order wrong. Brought filet instead of ribeye. I had to wait 15 minutes for correct steak. Medium rare rib eye was medium. I sat and watched my husband and son eat. Waiter really didn’t care. Typically, manager will at least acknowledge and apologize for mistake by kitchen.

My sons 16th birthday celebration ... typically, the dinner was made more special by restaurant .. it was a joke. They gave my dessert as the “Birthday” dessert. My son doesn’t like creme brûlée’

We realized, better service and recognition of occasions at Outback... after years of going to Ruth Chris for Birthdays and anniversary celebrations.....never again.

We felt like we were imposing on the waiter and restaurant for dinner.

Thank u for ruining my sons 16th birthday dinner. Taking him elsewhere this week for a nice birthday dinner experience.

PA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steak houses in the country. We have visited many Ruth's Chris restaurants across the country and never have had a bad experience. Truly exceptional.

RW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food had made my experience great

n
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here to celebrate our son passing his CFA. The food was terrific. I will say a tad pricey so be prepared. Service is great.

M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary and

SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was exceptionally welcoming, informative and extremely helpful. We were celebrating our anniversary and each person that came to our table acknowledged that. Our food came out sizzling hot and perfectly cooked. Ruth’s Chris always delivers.

AG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter was very slow Rest was great

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ladi was great!

ED
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steaks were excellent. You pay for it, but the food was very good.

L
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last night, myself, my husband and another couple had dinner at your Ruth's Chris location. We made an open table reservation, requesting a round booth in the bar area. The hostesses were very friendly and did their best to accommodate our request. We did have to wait but we're more than happy to have a cocktail at the bar. The bartender was very nice and made me the best gin/lime/basil/cucumber martini. So tasty.

Once seated, the staff opened and decanted both of the bottles of red wine we brought. Our server (I didn't get his name. A younger guy with dark hair) was outstanding. He was extremely friendly and attentive. The table ordered a caesar salad, steaks, shrimp, potatoes, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. Once again the food did not disappoint. The steaks were cooked perfectly, the sides were tasty, and our server even split our shared meal onto two plates. We enjoyed dessert as well.

I wanted to send a thank-you to your staff for an outstanding meal, which made for a great evening out. We have always enjoyed coming to your location and last night once again did not disappoint. With all of the great steak restaurants in Chicago (we've to many), we enjoy Ruth's Chris in South Barrington for food that is classic and well prepared, great drinks, and their outstanding servers, and bartenders.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, but way overpriced!

OT
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place when I want the best steak in town. There are other places for a good steak but none are quite as good as here.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent!

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JG
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid food and service, Ruth’s is underrated, much better than a Morton’s or other high end chains. Nice bar and everything was to perfection!

LD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never disappoint at Ruth’s Chris. VERY expensive as everything is ala carte but, wonderful for special occasions.

R
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, a great meal, service and atmosphere for a superb dining experience. Out of town guest so enjoyed the first visit a couple of months ago that this is always on the "to do" list upon return visits.

LB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service, drinks, and food, except for my steak, was excellent. My wife’s steak was the perfect filet. It was tall round, and looked absolutely delicious. My filet (ordered medium), was shaped like a pack of cigarettes, and had pieces of fat, and chewy meat in the filet. I don’t think I’ve ever had a filet that was rectangular in shaped. I would recommend Ruth’s Chris, but also, recommend having a conversation with the waiter about the look of the filet. Because of my filet, I rate Ruth’s Chris as a 3 at best, and likewise, a 3 in value, when you’re paying almost $50 for an 8 ounce filet.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to go for a special occasion! Food is phenomenal!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience and amazing food.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great experience will definitely be coming back

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and phenomenal food!! They really know how to make a birthday special!

KA
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience !Service was fantastic!

CH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Elizabeth was pleasant, knowledgeable and very good. She spaced our courses nicely so we weren’t rushed but didn’t feel forgotten either.

CK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for our 28th anniversary and they truly made it special. From our Happy 28th Anniversary menus to our special dessert. They even took our picture and placed it in a card for us. The service and food were outstanding! Thank you!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

I indicated special occasion on my reservation and stated it was for a college graduation. Nothing was said or done. We were seated in a side room. It took a long time to have our drink orders taken. Our food came out in time after we had our salads and soup. However, our waiter was no where to be found after we were finished and we must have sat with dirty plates for 15-20 minutes after we were done. My husband bought the 3 course meal and never even got his dessert. Our reservation was for 6 pm. We left around 8 pm. We all would have ordered desert if we hadn’t sat there so long. The service was very bad. We certainly didn’t have a $420 meal, not at all what we have experienced before.

c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this restaurant. Service and quality are always 5 Star!

IL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

TS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, simply delicious. Five stars all the way! Can’t wait to go back.

A
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I went in feeling optimistic. Then it took a long time to get water. I looked over the menu, and the next time I saw my server, I was ready to order. I ordered lobster bisque, petite filet with shrimp, Brussels sprouts, and a Manhattan. I asked Him to leave the menu so that I could choose a glass of wine for later. The bisque was disappointing. It had a bitter flavor that I couldn’t identify. Before I finished the bisque, I asked for a sample of a wine that interested me. When he cleared my soup now from the table, he apologized that the wine was taking so long. I didn’t think anything of it at first, but my steak arrived before the sample did. The server dropped off the sip of wine so quickly that I couldn’t make a decision before he left. Then, I was tasting my delicious steak without wine and hoping that I would be able to order wine to go with my steak before it got cold. Well, the plate stopped sizzling, and I had to ask someone else to get me a glass of wine. That meant more waiting while that person told my server, who had to wait for someone to pour it. By that time, my $52 steak & shrimp had been on my table for at least 10 minutes. Was I supposed to enjoy it fresh and hot with water or lukewarm with wine? I don’t think the server understood the importance of having wine with my steak, instead of after finishing my steak, which signals to me a larger problem with the restaurant. He sort of giggled about it rather than apologizing. Something is lacking in the training, and servers don’t understand the expectations of a customer who is there spending a lot of money for a great experience. Since there was absolutely no show of concern for my satisfaction, and the girl at the front desk was looking at her cell phone as I left, I didn’t ask for a manager. I would have preferred that. Needless to say, while my steak was delicious, my experience was far from great. I always hesitate to dine at chain restaurants, and this experience affirmed my hesitation.

N
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We were given a free dessert for our anniversary, it was a nice touch and perfect way to end our dinner.

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dinner with great staff, good value for the food

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