Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington

4.6
2396 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon. Seating is in our heated tent.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2396 people are saying
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4.7
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kjm001
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food as always is delicious. With the current Covid restrictions we had to dine in an outdoor tent which effects the ambiance. The tent was well heated and the meal was enjoyable.

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ShaeL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!!

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HeatherD
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were the only ones in the restaurant. One of the steaks was completely burned. They did replace it for us. I also ordered a price fixed meal which was supposed to come with dessert. They didn’t give it to me.
For how much money this place charges it was very disappointing.
We did go there once before and had a way better experience.

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TamaraP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was ok, the lobster was salty with the seasoning on top, and stuffed mushrooms were not hot enough. For the money it should be spot on.
Sitting in the tent was not the norm but we were seated next to the heater made it to warm and to cold when it shut off. Service was great.

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ShannonH
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting to run out of compliments for Ruth's Chris. Very engaging when entering the establishment. Servers are the gold standard and the food cannot be any better. Worth every penny. The ambiance is out of this world. I will visit again soon.

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vipKathieS
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than having our meal in a tent, the service was great and our food was wonderful. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was not as good as expected

LM
vipLoriM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wish they would open the bar to eat in instead of eating out in a tent. Many restaurants in the Barrington area are allowing inside dining. Cannot give in to this crazy government!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night!

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vipTony
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Its cold and breezy in the tent regardless of how many heaters are used. Improve it.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington
Responded on December 17, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good experience during crazy covid 19 times.

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vipVisitorsfromChicago
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love your restaurant and try to dine there as often as we can!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was nice. Food was good. It was just cold under the tent. Heater should have been turned up more

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vip16rrf
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Having to dine in ba tent takes away from the normal experience, but given the circumstances they still do a very nice job.

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vipRocker
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is the best and the service by Devin, Tiffany and Joey were great!!!!

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vipJImL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome- great service - great food

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vipdebbies
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was DATE night with my husband.
Our filets were ordered medium but were delivered
to our table well done.😢
The server removed them immediately and returned soon after
with new filets and hot vegetables.
The dinner was saved and we were very satisfied.

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vipCubFanforever
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are no better steaks in the world than Ruth Chris! The atmosphere was wonderful, the service was amazing!

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KrystynaS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sorry to say that, but food was not worthed the money:(

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ForkFantasy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster and Bone-In Ribeye was wonderful. So was the seafood tower!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steaks are chain restaurant quality nothing like they used to make with butter flour seared outside of a very thick filet.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food as usual. Love the ambiance and main reason we come here for special occasion celebrations. This time was for our Anniversary and enjoyed the food. Obviously cost is high but you should know that before going in. A little disappointed with service. Felt like first part of dinner was great and then server kind of disappeared- at times physically and other times mentally. Not that big of a deal but expect more top quality service when going to a place like this.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was not as good as previous visits. Steak was overcooked. Staff credited me a cocktail. For a $200 meal for 2, it certainly could have been much better. Very bland. Probably won’t return.

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Becka
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Usually we have great service and great food but not this time. We were celebrating my son's b-day and there were 6 of us in total for dinner. Messed up on several of the orders. My husband didn't get his lobster tail he ordered in addition to his meal & my son didn't get what he ordered correctly either. My son got steak when he ordered chicken. The steaks that should have been medium well were more like medium rare. And the table next to us in the small room we were in even though social distanced were so loud we could barely hear ourselves talk at our table. This in addition to the mess-ups on the food made this not an enjoyable experience. The server made it up by not charging us for my son's meal since it came 20 minutes after the rest of ours and we were all done eating. And also took off the lobster tail that my husband didn't get. But the experience was not great so glad it wasn't our 1st time or we probably wouldn't of come back. Hopefully next time we are there our experience will be what it normally is and have great food, great service and an overall great experience.

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JoeZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Wish we could have been in the main dining room.

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vipTony
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Initial seating was in a side room with movable partition walls and no ambiance. We asked to move to main dining area. For these prices, totally unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal.

JS
vipJodieS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was fabulous as always, but I missed the mushrooms- no soup, side dish or steak topper. Waitress was ok, but more an average restaurant waitress, not superb as usual at Ruth’s Chris. She didn’t introduce side help. She took bread before we were ready. Tried to take other plates before we were finished. Unfamiliar with wine. We’ll be back, but definitely ask for a different wait staff.

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vipMomncubfan
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Restaurant has gone downhill and is not as good as other RCs. Food was just okay, service was slow, and restaurant looks tired.

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vipTopaz073
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an Anniversary celebration and everything was so wonderful. They decorated our booth with some celebration decor and were very friendly and congratulated us. Natalie our server was the best. Gave us a good recommendation for wine. Our order consisted of Shrimp cocktail, filets with asparagus, sweet potatoe casserole, potatoes au gratin, bread a d desserts if bread pudding with Jack Daniels sauce and a cheesecake plus coffee that was very flavorful. We drove about 80 miles one way to this location since downtown Chicago is closed. Well worth the gas and time!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food and service were great as usual but we were seated by a screeching toddler and there was another screeching toddler in the restaurant too! We went for my wife’s birthday. I guess not Ruth Chris issue but parents who bring wrong children to a fine dining place. Don’t get that

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AnitaK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE GO TO RUTH CHRIS QUITE OFTEN AND ONCE AGAIN IT WAS EXCEPTIONAL.FOOD WAS HOT WHEN ARRIVED AT TABLE AND THE TASTE WAS
AWESOME

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vipRockinredhead
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat at the bar and the staff was outstanding!

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Foodie
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tables were spaced out and safe for COVID procedures. Disappointed that tomahawk dinner for 2 was sold out even though menu was provided to us. The cowboy ribeye was cooked well and had good flavor. The filet mignon however was overcooked. Expected better from a steak house.

AJ
vipAugustJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service where excellent as well as the accommodations during these trying times.

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vipChris
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We come here all the time, but it was way too busy and there are some new policies that make this much less enjoyable than in the past.

Still a big RC fan, and will be back either way, but missed the mark compared to our normal 5 star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Best steaks in town.

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fromalgonquin
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prices are really expensive, but we knew that and were celebrating our anniversary. The decorated our table with little "happy anniversary" signs which was nice. They also brought us a desert for our anniversary, but they charged us for it. We never ordered it and thought it was complimentary. Since we didn't order it, I don't think we should have been charged. The food was very good, but crazy expensive.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - South Barrington is rated 4.6 stars by 2396 OpenTable diners.

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