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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wailea

Welcome to Ruth's Chris Steak House.
When you visit Ruth's Chris, you soon understand that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the USDA prime steaks, broiled to perfection in a trademark 1800 degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, to the expertly executed seafood, island fresh fish, New Orleans inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and award winning wine list, this is a steakhouse to which others aspire.

3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, HI 96753
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Sundays 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
The Shops of Wailea

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 874-8880

Website:
http://ruthschris.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary self parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant and shops.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Bader

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Hawaii) offers a Sizzlin’ Prime Time Menu featuring a 3-course menu starting at $39.95 (not including tax & gratuity.)Served nightly from 5-6:00pm

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wailea Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (7)
Casual (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

The service was amazing, steak itself was great, but the sides were bland and the appetizers were not what we had expected. Not what you would hope for for the price that you pay at all.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was our first time to Ruth Chris. It was a very nice dinner. We felt it was worth the money.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

On vacation in Maui and enjoyed our dinner very much. Service was great. The white chocolate bread pudding was amazing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another great night at Ruth’s Chris Wailea! Our server Steve is phenomenal and is more like family to us. Good food, great wine, and wonderful ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent early bird venue before our reason for being on Maui from the outer isles to see Howie Mandel's only show in Hawaii for New Year's weekend 2017. We stayed in Kihei and couldn't have made a better choice for early dinner before the show, despite the multiple options for fine eateries in the area. The service and flavor was impeccable!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful dinner!!!!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

NY strip steak and mahi mahi, calamari and creamed spinach were all great. It was probably the best meal of our vacation. Service was very attentive in a polished, understated manner. Setting is the nicest Ruth Chris steakhouse I've seen. It is also easy walking distance from the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort next door.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Thought about not being too critical, but then what's the point of a review if not honest. We've lived part-time in Wailea since 2011. After all these years, this was our first time at the Wailea RC. The reason is prefer to eat lighter with fresher ingredients. That said, I have eaten at Ruth's Chris restaurants on business trips and know what we were getting into. We just thought we'd try something new on island. Big fan of Tommy Bahama restaurant by the way.

Now a bit on the food. Nothing special at all. I recently in CA had some barbecue grass fed steaks. Comparing the two. I would say that RC steak had a taste and texture as if it had been frozen a long time. Which I'm sure it would have to be to get to the island. Unfortunately, that messes with the texture and it certainly isn't worth the cost to get previously well frozen and thawed meat. Better than Safeway, but not by leaps and bounds per the price.

As far as everything else. Butter! Everything is immersed in butter. I'm afraid this is a broken record. But, if you want great fresh food you buy at Mana Market and dinner out is only at Mama's. Lunch spots are a plenty. Cool Cat, Tommy's Bahamas, IHOP, McDonalds after surfing. I know funny uh, and kind of gross, but my son digs it after being on the water.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

They were a little behind on Christmas. Our reservation was for 8.30 and we were seated at 9. But Chris took good care of us and the hostess was apologetic and very nice to talk to. She told us they did 328 covers that night! Thanks for a nice dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The service and food was excellent and great, respectively. I think our server's name was Steven and he was very pleasant, professional and efficient. Unfortunately we dined on Christmas day and apparently the restaurant under estimated how long folks linger at dinner during a holiday vs every day dining. We were seated about 900pm instead of our 815pm reservation and between the waiting and the stress of disappointed guests waiting with us the dinner wasn't as relaxing and enjoyable as it could have been.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had Christmas dinner here and it was excellent. This is a solid restaurant and you know exactly what you are getting. All of our steaks were perfectly cooked. We had a small seafood tower for an appetizer and it was plenty for 4 of us. We split one dessert and it was the right choice, mile high pie was huge. Love the dinner.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Every thing was great, except $9.50 to park at the mall to go to Ruth Chris's.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, best steak house, great service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Disappointed! We had reservations for 2+ months and when we arrived at our table for four we were seated in the worst location. To be put in the first table at the entrance, with aisles on both sides of the table. We asked to be moved, and we were after a few minutes. The food was ok, but very expensive and not that special. We won’t be going back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and best service like always! A little pricey, but worth going for special occasions. Very clean and comfortable environment, lots of parking (free validation), beautiful location.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I had an awesome date night at Ruth’s Chris. Thank you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a very nice evening and celebration for my husband's birthday !

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Ruth's was predictably good. Date and I split a steak and one side dish. Was just right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Jared, our server, was friendly and attentive and he immediately made us feel right at home. Our food was prepared exactly as we had requested and was served promptly. The occasion was my wife’s birthday and Jared and his team saw to our every need and did not disappoint.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great foods and awesome surroundings with
reasonable price.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was wonderful! We ordered a lot and it all came out with amazing flavors! The wine was spectacular and the service too!

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

I'm not sure if this is just a location based problem with Ruth's Chris or not, but it did not meet my expectations of what I've been told about this place. We go to the Chop House at home in Grand Rapids often and have never had anything but perfection there. The service was fairly slow, we waited on drinks several times and decided against dessert after waiting over 5 minutes to get our server to come after we finished eating. The food was good, but nothing exceptional. Prices seemed to be all over the place too, but that could just be Hawaii. I plan on visiting the Ruth's Chris in Grand Rapids soon to check it out and see if it was just this location or if I'm just not a big fan of it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was awesome. Customer experience was awesome as well.

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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service
Good food but not exceptional
Good value

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our dining experience was first class. We were seated promptly and our waiter was very attentive. The steaks we ordered were perfectly seasoned and cooked exactly right. These steaks were the best we've had in years. We look forward to dining here again. Thanks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Mike is the best!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went here for the a Thanksgiving Dinner. So this review might not reflect the normal quality of this place.

We got their 3-course Thanksgiving menu. The starter was a good chowder. It was a bit slow until we got the starter, and we even waited quite a while for our first drinks (2 average cocktails).

The main turkey course, was a massive portion of turkey and sides, but the turkey was cold/lukewarm and pretty boring. Only one great thing was a sausage stuffing that tasted rich and flavorful.

Service was friendly and helpful. There was a bit cold-draft from the air-conditioning.

All in all I expected more of this place, and I hope their stakes leave a better impression than this thanksgiving dinner.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was Thanksgiving dinner for us on vacation. I have been to many Ruth’s Chris Steakhouses across the US. I have to say this may be one of the best when it comes to food preparation. Steak temps were perfect and the sides superb. Even though it was a busy night the waiters were on top of everything.

Just a note that prices are higher at this location due to being in Hawaii.

Tags: Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Their motto should be, “what would you like with your stick of butter?”

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Adult steak was great. Au gratin potatoes not as good as usual; why use yellow cheddar now? Also, kids meal very disappointing. Steak way over cooked and shoestring fries burned to a crisp.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great steak, wine and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Wonderful evening celebrating my birthday! From NJ and came here in 2004 - Food and service is still wonderful! Not sure when I'll be back in Maui but when I am - this will definitely be one of my stops!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent just a little confused as to why my wife and I were seated near the very back of the restaurant when there were so many seats near the front of the restaurant. It felt odd.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great evening. Service was attentive but not overbearing. We were there for a birthday celebration. Food was excellent. Steaks were perfect.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

After eating fish for 8 straight days, we wanted a good steak and decided to try Ruth Chris for Wailea restaurant week. It was also our 25th anniversary week so wanted to celebrate there and they were very welcoming with a free glass of champagne and a free dessert ( flaming chocolate strawberries). But it went downhill from there. First off, they seated us in the back room with families with kids and no view instead of the front vibrant room which was offputting. The steak was not that tender for $50+ and the mashed potatoes were runny. Our server Jared was fabulous and the service was amazing. Would probably try another restaurant for beef as opposed to this chain .

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Consistent but not very exciting or different. Menu is a bit boring.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went for dinner during Restaurant Week in Wailea so it was 3 courses, price fixed. The appetizer course was not special- green salad or Caesar salad - and dessert choices of sorbet or ice cream or bread pudding - just not special. But the entrees made up for it. My husband had the petite filet and, as always, Ruth’s Chris meats are superb. I had the mahi-mahi which was the best I’ve ever had. Service was top notch. So, overall, it was a terrific evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was slow even though the restaurant wasn't full. The mushroom stuffed crab was a tastless appetizer. The main course was delivered before we finished the starters. We unfortunalety felt like we were being rushed though dinner.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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Friends get-together

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I’m not sure if I can recommend Ruth Chris Steak house... 2nd time there & was not near as good experience as first time. Food was over cooked & not as flavorful.... our waiter was not near as friendly & didn’t take care of us well.
Was it because second visit was “Resturant Week” not sure

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