Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

4.4
2687 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
We are currently serving guests through takeout & delivery only.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Walnut Creek, CA 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Ruth Chris. It was a date night with my son. Everything and everyone was perfect. The food was amazing and cooked to perfection and the blackberry drink I had was the best. I would recommend this restaurant to my family, friends and co-workers. Thank you for amazing night and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great service and very accommodating to social distancing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everyone was friendly and attentive. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was as we remembered before Covid-19 shut the World down. It was fantastic.

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Shar
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Reuben was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was a little salty. Place wasn't busy, waiter could have been a tad more available. Didnt get greeted for over 10 minutes. Waited so long for the food we filled up on bread and took most of it home. My meter ran out also and i got a parking ticket we were there so long!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was really great. The food was good, with my steak a bit over cooked, but okay.

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Epicurean
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I am a regular customer but this time the service was Really bad, extremely rude, very bad service. I plan to write a review soon on multiple sites

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 2, 2020

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. Please reply to us directly, or private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can further address your concerns. We hope you will give us another chance. Thank you!

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vipDboyle
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. We will definitely be returning based on this experience.

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vipjaniceh
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was excellent and the service staff were very helpful, nice and pleasant. It was my birthday and I was wished happy birthday by all who knew. My husband and I each had a filet mignon and the flavor was outstanding and the tenderness of the meat was perfect. Salads were excellent, too. For dessert my husband and i shared the chocolate cake, which was very delicious, and as a surprise they brought me a plate with a cheesecake with a candle and on the plate was written happy birthday in chocolate! It was a wonderful surprise. Needless to say, my husband and I were extremely pleased with the evening and it made a wonderful evening to celebrate my birthday. I highly recommend Ruth’s Chris.

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vipNope
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I am very hesitant to write negative reviews right now because I know how much businesses are struggling, but our experience was really unacceptable. Our reservation was at 5:30, we were on time, and they seated us immediately. We were also ready to order pretty quickly and ordered drinks, an appetizer, and entrees within about 15 minutes of sitting down. It took a while to get our drinks, and mine was not made correctly (and to confirm, I am not one of those super picky people - I ordered a mule and it didn't have any ginger beer in it, which is a main ingredient), so I had wait even longer. At 6:30 we had not even received our appetizer. Shortly after that, we received our entrees - they had forgotten our appetizer. So we sat at the table for over an hour with no food at all and had had one drink. Food was pretty good but my fish (I'm a non-meat-eater) was extremely salty. We were celebrating a special occasion so I was also really disappointed that they didn't have any sparkling wine by the glass except prosecco (I love prosecco but many people think it's too sweet and it doesn't really fit at a steakhouse as opposed to an Italian restaurant). The worst part was that the staff didn't really seem apologetic AT ALL that we sat forever, had to send a drink back, didn't get our appetizer, and waited over an hour for food. It was a really terrible experience considering how expensive the food is, and we will never go back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 30, 2020

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. Please reply to us directly, or private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can further address your concerns. We hope you will give us another chance. Thank you!

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DanaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a reflief to return to my favorite restaurant with dine-in seating. Spacing and protective gear were in effect Our meal was cooked to our liking, and of course came out sizzling!! Service was two thumbs up - enjoyed sitting in a booth so I could elevate my leg, they even held my crutches in the coat closet. I'm already checking dates to see when I will return to enjoy the great staff of Robert and company!

My only recommendation would be to add a button or something for the heavy restroom door to open easier - it was hard to push open by myself on crutches, luckily Robert was walking by and asked if I needed help and had a female staffer to assist.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Returned for the first time since they reopened and wow, it was like going to an entirely different restaurant, so sad- I loved this place! :(

Spicy shrimp- it was the ONLY decent thing I had all night, but still completely let down over it considering it was much better as lobster before. They downgraded it to shrimp.

Crab cakes- I could tell that the crab was good quality, but that was it, there was no flavor and it was served in burnt butter which caused everything to taste burnt.

Caesar salad- we didn't receive they brought us out the wrong salad so I just said forget it.

Stuffed chicken- overly stuffed with cream cheese and no actual real melted cheese. Burnt on top and tasted like whoever made it dropped the salt container on it. Inedible, couldn't eat it.

Potatoes At Gratin- salty salty salty and not sliced at gratin potatoes, they were tiny little cubes.

Mashed potatoes- I wish I was exaggerating when I tell you I could swear they tried to serve me boxed potatoes. They were SO grainy and they had zero seasoning. The manager had come over at this point to check in on us and I was honest with him about everything and all he did was take the potatoes back from me and remove those from the bill.

Bread pudding- the sauce I was served over it was basically just a shot of alcohol, completely ruined the bread pudding, I wish I would've tried it without the "sauce".

Cheesecake- eh. It was ok. 3/5 I guess.

Hurt my soul to hand them $150 after only enjoying 4-5 pieces of shrimp. But didn't want to complain as the manager had already heard my concerns and only compd the potatoes he took back from me. Which is why I'm here letting y'all know. Don't waste your hard earned money right now.

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shanayee
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yavannah was awesome great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sons 21st birthday and they made him feel special! It was a great evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a regular Ruth Chris diner, the restaurant as a whole has performed as always “above and beyond “. The decor is upscale, the service is professional and they are very knowledgeable about their dishes. Last but not least their steaks are top notch. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

It wasn’t worth the money, not bashing on the place but I’ve had better, the steak tasted like everyone else’s, seems like they get it from Omaha’s Steak. The quality of the meal does not compare to the price, my date was unhappy. It didn’t meet our standards but the service was as great.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are very sad to hear that you did not enjoy your most recent experience with us, and we would like to work to make it right. Please reach out to us directly with your contact information, including a phone number. We hope to hear from you soon.

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Pattie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the price fixed menu it was such a great deal and a great option. The food is fabulous

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JohnR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The two of us ordered different Prix Fixe dinners; one was delicious and well cooked, while the other piece of meat was not good at all. the meat tasted bad and was tough. We were given a credit off on the bill, but I would expect to not return ever again. Very disappoining.

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RuthN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Salad was over dressed. Shrimp appetizer was over cooked.
Filet was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband’s birthday and his first visit. He had a great time. Our serving associate was Jamie and she was very busy but took good care of us.
The complimentary dessert was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My husband and I came here to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. I wouldn’t return to this location.

Food was just OK, we went to the location in Palm Desert last month and comparatively this experience was subpar. The crab cakes and filets were both dry. I sent my filets back and they came out sizzling in the butter sauce, which is what I expected given my previous experience. Unfortunately while they were no longer dry, they lacked seasoning for flavor. I also ordered asparagus and learned just as the food was coming out that they were out of asparagus. I replaced the asparagus and was not charged for the replacement.

Additionally there was a group of people loitering in the main lobby area which was near our table. They were laughing and taking photos (out of dress code that detailed on the restaurants website), presumably waiting for the food. It was quite uncomfortable because none of them were wearing masks and we had to walk through them to leave the restaurant.

They did make our anniversary special with a lovely dessert, which was much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was great he made sure I was ok very attentive to everything, he also took care of my meal that was not prepared the way I ask & he made sure I was happy throughout my dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! I was just shocked to see so many people in one room during COVID. Tables are socially distanced but I would’ve preferred to be put in another room than the room full of people I was put in.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dining experience. The food was excellent. The pre-planned meal was quite affordable and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I decided to go out to dinner earlier this evening. Little did we know, Ruth’s Chris opened their dining room today! We were their first dine in guests since closing their dining room earlier this year. Food was amazing! Regardless of the minor changes (social distance and limited menu), the service and food remains top notch!

Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorite places to dine!

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pricesr24
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

34 year Anniversary. They messed up on our steaks but made it right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Steak wasn’t cooked that great or seasoned that good like my first time going, the server tried to give me garlic sauce to put over steak to no avail

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KevinH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is a pricey dinner that we only indulge in once a year.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Service was great. They need to enforce a dress code if they want to market themselves as a high end establishment worthy of the price tag. We saw other patrons in warm up pants, ankle socks and flip flops. My ribeye was thin and was a bit salty. Creamed Spinach was good. The lobster Mac and cheese.... It should be marketed as an entree. It's huge, larger than any other side and can be shared between two people.

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vipinternationaldiner
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent. we celebrated our son's birthday with his close friends. Food was very good - we had steak and Alaskan King crab ( surf and turf deal) . The restaurant was running a promotion on the surf and turf - very good food at a very attractive price

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vipAbinabiKwe
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Quality of food was down significantly from the last time we dined at Ruth Chris. The steaks were extremely disappointing. It appears that a significant amount of MSG was added to the steaks to make up for the inferior quality.

Unfortunately, my husband has severe neurological reactions to MSG Had we been alerted MSG was being added to our food, we would have asked that it be omitted. Since we were eating at such a high end restaurant with historically high quality meat , it never occurred to him to ask.

My husband had started feeling ill while at the restaurant and suffered increased side effects throughout the night. He is a physician so was able to identify the symptoms and the cause of the illness. Research on the internet confirmed his suspicions about Ruth Chris’ use of MSG - a common additive to make inferior meat more tender.

In addition to the MSG/quality issues with the meat, the chopped salad did not appear to be freshly prepared. The baked potato was small and not very tasty. In retrospect, it was an unfortunate restaurant selection for an anniversary celebration- an error that will not be repeated.

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ChrisK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night! All was perfect

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ErisS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was awesome.

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kamie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here after my wedding (small party of 7). Our reservation wasn’t until 630 but everyone was hungry. I called ahead and they made accommodations to seat us at 530. The lady who I spoke with on the phone also greeted us and tried to make it special by putting rose petals on the table. It was a great experience.

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Cher
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. My steak was cooked to perfection. It actually was medium rare! What a pleasant surprise! The staff was very courteous and the service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Great guest connection between my family and our server; I believe it was Raquel. I hope it was because she deserves a big shout out! And to her dog peanut butter. Will be back for sure.

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Sylvia
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were celebrating Valentines. The waiter that we had was very new we were told by him and the Manager. We were seated in the main dining room however, about 10minutes in a Mother with her 3 children were seated across from us; the littlest child was maybe 2 not much older. When entering the dining room he was screaming and crying the whole time. Then throughout the dinner he was screaming & crying and THEN the Mother brought out his Video game and all you could hear was that thing! By this time my husband lost patience’s and said to the waiter if he could do something about this. The women snapped at my husband and said to calm down and they are leaving! Needless to say it was a bad experience all around. The last few times we’ve been to RC and the service and food is no longer on point. Sorry but after 20 years of Ruth Chris we are looking for a new steakhouse.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 20, 2020

We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. This is not at all the experience we aim to provide. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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RitaZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, really high quality. I loved every bite that I had of my petite filet, lobster tails, caesar salad and ice cream sundae!

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek is rated 4.4 stars by 2687 OpenTable diners.

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