About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tampa

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Tampa, 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.

1700 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Union Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(813) 282-1118

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

Catering:
Ruth's Catering in Tampa, 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 or self parking behind restaurant.
Public parking is also available at the Mission Centre (Shopper's Drug Mart) located on 24th Ave and 4th St. SW

Executive Chef:
George Snyder

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 - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.6

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4.5

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4.3

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Cozy (3)
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Fun (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent consistent experience for great steak dinner with the family!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

50th Birthday Celebration...the waiter Kerven made it a great dining experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had an amazing experience for our Veterans Day dinner. This is our 5th year celebrating at Ruth’s Chris and it is always spectacular! The food was great, and our waiter was very attentive. We will definitely be back!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good place to eat dinner. Good service. Nice people

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Happy Hour, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Visit at least once week would not change anything I️ specially enjoyed the seafood tower and wine choice

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Went with my daughter and fiance, Best steak I've had in some time!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Service was good at first, but then it got slow.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The steak was excellent. Truly a carnivore's feast. The Pinot Grigio I was served was absolutely delicieux avec un bouquet et un gout incroyable (merci).
The wait staff are a class act.
Your prices are high but the food is fine fine fine!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Had a very nice time for a birthday dinner with my father. Food was excellent overall, but my wife’s steak that we ordered Med. was closer to Rare/Med. Rare. The suggestion from the server was to cut it up and press it down on the hot plate. What? When that did not work she took it back and they put it under the broiler again, which worked, but she just had a cut up $60 Filet and it just was not the same as it being cooked correctly the first time. All the other food was perfect so I understand a one-off issue with meat temperature, my issue was with the solution. The server actually did a great job in all other aspects and made my Father’s birthday feel special. This was out third year in a row for his birthday and look forward to next year. My wife said she will order Med. Well next time, but should we have to do that to get a Med. steak?

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Another Great Meal with Exceptional Service

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have eaten at this location numerous times, the food and the service never disappoint! This is our go to location for great food, outstanding service!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Just another amazing experience at Ruth’s Chris!!!!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food as always, great value, amazing service. Will dine again soon!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was great. Portions were small and not worth the price.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Usually very good, everything was off last night. Steak was under cocked and not true Pittsburg. Had no flavor, not real hot, Luke warm. Waiter was a little slow on the wine pours. A new and very young Hostess, dressed down the busboy in front of us, very unprofessional. Just an off night. I still recommend, I am a regular and this is the first time in about 4 years we had a small issue.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Expensive for what you get. I like other steakhouses better. A glass of Faust cab was $25, you can definitely get this cheaper elsewhere. The steak was good, but not my favorite. I had the bone-in filet for $65. I remember it being better a few years ago. All sides are a la carte. A baked potato is $9.50! My friend asked for medium well and got medium rare. All in all, I expected more.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The only drawback was the dining area was unusually dark. We had to use our phones to light up the menu. We seen other patrons as well, using their phones to view the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We celebrate life at Ruth's ... and have since the early 70's in Metairie, Louisiana. Consistently good everything-- soups, salads, of course steaks, etc. always an excellent wait staff. Our son in law got down on vended knee at Ruth's in front of s full house and proposed to our daughter. We celebrate moves, retirements, birthdays, engagements, business deals, Valentine's, you name it. After 9 pm the place gets hopping and you feel the night life energy. Dinner at Ruth's is always fun st home in Tampa or anywhere we go.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent again

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This is a steak house - I ordered a filet medium-well - first it came back rare, then I returned it and it back charcoaled. the manager came back with free mashed potatoes, but really, there were only two of us and we already had two side, so, this was an empty offer. They had way too many wait-staff. It seems none of them knew who had what table, so we had our water filled constantly by 3 different people, but had to remind our initial waiter for my wine, which I strongly believe was not the correct wine, but as a glass, he assure me it was - first shiraz I have ever had that was sweet.

I have been to many Ruth's Chris - I will not come back to this one.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Steak always excellent - hard to find a good one sometimes outside the Midwest! Mac & Cheese is a must - well all the sides are a must, even the brussel sprouts

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We celebrated our son's 16th birthday and we enjoyed it! Thank you for the great food and great service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As usual excellent food and service we will return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Tony runs a world class restaurant.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Beyond amazing food and service! We have been there many times but this last experience was the best one yet, looking forward to coming back soon :)

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I dine frequently at Ruth Chris when I travel for business. The Tampa Ruth Chris consistently has the best quality of any Ruth Chris any where in the country.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always a great evening with good food and good service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ruth's is always a delight. Succulent food, impeccable service and luxurious ambiance. Just the buttery aroma when you walk in the door is worth the visit. This is perhaps the best "Chain" in America.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great birthday dinner. David was fantastic and always there when needed and has a good sense of humor. Very kind of management to stop by and wish a happy birthday. Great evening.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

As always, the food was amazing! We both had a scrumptious meal -- and they even brought out a gorgeous dessert in celebration of my husband's birthday. Especially good was a new side dish (to me, anyway), rice with crab. I could have eaten 2 of them!

They only thing we didn't enjoy during our meal was the jazz music. Surely there must be another genre that would please most patrons. We love having nice background music, but this grated on our ears.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Always love going RUTH CHRIS for a good steak and inviting atmosphere

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Out experience way outstanding. The food and service were exceptional.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Arrived in time for our reservation to find restaurant completly blacked out. No power, no kitchen, no AC. Hostess kind enough to call Ocean Prime nearby to seat us. It happens.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always a great steak and enjoyable time at Tampa's Ruth's Chris! Excellent attentive service (but not overly in your face).

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

My poor review was based on several factors.....My petite Filet was medium well instead of Medium rare. When the server goes to great lengths to tell you how your steak will look upon arrival, its rather disappointing to see it arrive not remotely as requested. It's their claim to fame, so one would think they'd get it right. For ambiance...We had music overflowing into the room from the lounge, competing with music being piped into the room, which was seriously annoying. It was not nearly as annoying as the breaking apart and setting up a table for 10, less than 2 ft from us, as we ate our dinner. Luckily we were finishing up as the party of 10 entered. I felt bad for other couples dining near by, as the conversation noise level went up several decibels. Next..Our bill for the two of us was 325.00, and we used several gift cards to pay for it. We told our waiter to just take off the meal and wine from the gift cards and we'd pay his tip in cash ourselves. When we returned home, we discovered he tipped himself 85.00 from the gift card, plus we had paid him another 70.00 in cash. Maybe just a misunderstanding, but a costly one for us....plus, 85.00 was a mighty fine tip for a 325.00 meal....well over 20%, and he just was not that good. He had way too many tables to tend to, and being back in a corner, we rarely saw him. This is strike 2 for this restaurant. We have several more RC gift cards to use, but will give them to our kids. It was not a pleasant experience. Maybe they will have better luck. I don't want to go for strike 3, you're out. I've given up on Ruths Chris.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We hosted a business dinner with out of town guests, and were not disappointed. The service and food were perfect. The wine selection was fantastic, and we enjoyed a great working dinner that did not seem like work!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Nice dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent bone-in filet, service equally good, as always, highly recommend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Made reservations for my birthday, and when we arrived, I was greeted with a "happy birthday". Service was excellent!! Our waiter made sure everything was cooked to our liking, and also recommended a great tasting bottle of red wine!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We eat at Ruths often and at many locations. However this was not one to brag about. Steaks came out way under cooked. Had to send back. Dessert took over 25 minutes after we ordered and then they brought two of each dessert. Just didn't seem on top of their game nor organized on this visit.

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