Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

4.6
2752 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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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
What 2752 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Draya
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time celebrating my husbands birthday. The food, staff and restaurant was awesome.

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vipAnitaZ
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lobster bisque very disappointing sent back. In the past it was always a favorite. It tasted briney and sour.
Service not great. Main course brought out as we were still finishing our salads making it awkward to remove plates and receive hot entree’s
Server not available and not checking in to see how we were doing.
Not the level of service we typically have experienced at Ruth Chris in the past. The food other than the bisque was excellent.

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vipjonshort1
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Joe our server was great. Friendly and made recommendations that we enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front desk, server Joe, bus boy were all excellent. Food always great. Maybe the brussel sprouts were a little oily.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday in the bar area. Our server was amazing and the food and drinks were to die for! Total hit!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Steak was cooked perfectly. Our waiter Luis was great! We really enjoyed our dinner. Will definitely be coming back.

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Thechocolate1
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything thing was delicious and hot. This was my mom first time and she really enjoyed herself. The staff was friendly and courteous. Definitely will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20th Anniversary. My Husband is from New Orleans however, he had never been to Ruth Chris’s before. We had a wonderful time. My lamb was well seasoned, but I should have ordered the Cowboy ribeye. We will definitely be back again.

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JacquelineE
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always receive wonderful service at Ruth Chris along with the great food makes this place a win win everytime.

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Dawn
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but there was literally no sizzle which is iconic for Ruth’s Chris and expected. Filet's & Strip Steak were delicious and cooked to the perfect requested temperature. Butter for the bread was cold & hard straight from the refrigerator. I couldn't taste any Blue Cheese in the Chopped Salad although it was good. Brussel Sprouts, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Ahi Tuna, Stuffed Mushrooms, Cheesecake & Bread Pudding were delicious. Ahi Tuna was AMAZING and the best!! A very nice wine selection was available as well as cocktails. Bar area was closed due to Covid.

Service was good but could have been great. Staff definitely needs some work in this area. Managers may need better training. For this type of restaurant everything should exceed expectations and be the best - not just the food.

Customers need to step up their attire! Although the restaurant explicitly tells you on the phone and signage is posted outside of the restaurant it isn’t adhered too. Very disappointed in this area as we were there celebrating a special occasion. Ruth’s Chris is an upscale, fine dining restaurant and most customers expect a pleasant experience to match the restaurant standards and prices. With a $420.00 bill plus a $90.00 tip totaling $510.00 for 3 people a properly dressed dining room would have been nice. (No sweat suits, ripped jeans, etc)

Lighting & music was good and decor was simple but elegant. Overall a nice atmosphere (with exception to attire).

We are 35+ years RC customers beginning with the first ones in New Orleans. We absolutely love the brand and expect only the highest standards when dining here, as did Ms. Ruth when she put her heart and soul into this business.

Overall the restaurant was nice. Though it needs improvement in some areas I think it has the potential to be spectacular with the right management training. I hope the restaurant uses this review constructively so it can be the best of the best which is what it was intended for.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food as usual, but given the price I expect nothing less. We had a 5:45 reservation and the room where we were seated caught quite a bit of afternoon sun from the western facing windows, even with the shades drawn, and some raucous laughter from the bar detracted from the otherwise pleasant ambiance. The service and the food were excellent. Next time I’ll request a seat in the interior of the restaurant or go after the sun sets.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Kelly, was amazing. He was prompt, friendly, and wonderful. Everything was clean and sanitized per COVID-19 regulations. Enjoyed our anniversary there. Thank you for another wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, the steaks were perfectly cooked, the sides were amazing. But what stood above all were the waitstaff. They were so friendly and professional, they made our first night out in over a year a perfect evening!

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islagirl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Luis.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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NancyMac
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For truly excellent steaks, ambience and fine dining, Ruth's Chris is the best! Ruth's Chris makes your special occasion truly special.

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RosalindB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great! Food was great!

But please bring back Valet service/

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

1. We were told we could not sit at the bar, and 10 minutes later, 2 people were seated at the bar.
2. We ordered drinks and they took an extremely long time to arrive
3. Ran out of drinks, and when the appetizers showed up, we weren't asked about a refill until halfway through the appetizers
4. Ordered the steak without butter; showed up sizzling in butter
5. When I made the reservation, I noted that I'd like a birthday dessert. I also checked with the hostess who said she absolutely had us down for a birthday dessert. Server brought the check and I asked about the dessert. He said he had no idea about it.
I gave the server a good tip as I don't think this was his fault. He just doesn't have the necessary support.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 18, 2021

KarenD Thank you for your honest comments. We are sorry to hear that you had a less than favorable experience. Your feedback is very important to us and essential for our growth, not only at this location but also as a brand. Your comments have been passed along for review and will help us improve moving forward. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and always consistent. This team at this location delivers service with a smile every single time.

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vipJeff
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our anniversary celebration extra special!

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SusanY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ruth's Chris never disappoints. Their steak and fish are superb. Their service is exceptional. It is an 'experience' to be savored. The restaurant is a great place to celebrate special occasions.

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vipRoyY
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was great as usual, but our sever was not Ruth Chris caliber.
I understand there is a shortage of good work. Let’s chalk it up to that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were seated right away. Food as always was excellent. Customer service… was okay. Not the worst. Not the best either. But everything was ok. It was a birthday. They sent out happy anniversary. Lol we made it work haha

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DaneeZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very nice, it is a bit pricey but worth the experience for our mom.

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GloriaD
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent all the way around!! Our server was great, and the manager Ramon was awesome. Very personable, one of the best when it comes to customer service!!

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vipAnitaL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Because Ruth Chris closed their San Francisco location permanently post Covid, we made the trek to eat in their Walnut Creek location. It was so worth it!
The food is excellent and our service was outstanding. Our server Luis was so kind and professional, yet full of fun anecdotes that it made our time there most enjoyable.
Robert, the Manager was also very welcoming and present throughout the evening.

The tables are spaced out enough inside that none of us felt nervous eating indoors.

The only thing I'd say is that it lacks ambience and the decor is lacklustre...but then again, not expecting much due to social distancing, etc...

Overall, still my favorite steak around.

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vipAllisonL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

First time eating in a restaurant since the pandemic. We’ve always loved Ruth’s Chris and we’re very excited to be back. Unfortunately my filet wasn’t tender and was very dry, as were our crab cakes. The Brussels sprouts, which we normally love, we’re bland and greasy. Not the quality or flavor we have come to expect. We were, however, pleased with the cleanliness and covid-related precautions.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 10, 2021

AllisonL, thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality and what you describe is not consistent with our standards. We will work hard to improve and appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

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raydrzfan
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day weekend

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vipLovelyladies
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

There is a supposed dress code. They even called and left message about the dress code. We were very dressed up. Most of the customers were dressed in t shirts, shorts, which were specifically forbidden. It really degraded our experience. It was like dining at Applebee’s. Very disappointing for the price.

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RobertA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Lamb chops are "outstanding"..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
We were not rushed to finish in the 1 1/2 hour limit.
The sizzling crab cakes were awesome.

KM
KayleighM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth’s Chris is always consistently amazing each time I go! Service is always great and ambiance is fantastic.

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ErinL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and Yavanna was excellent. every staff member who walked by made sure to wish us a Happy Anniversary. The food was tasty and our steak was melt in your mouth We will be coming back again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food , well it’s steak house food. The steaks are phenomenal. The sides could use a little more seasoning. But the drinks were very good. The noise was only loud because it was a screaming child sitting across from us. They had to tell her to quiet down on more than one occasion. Now the staff... they would be the reason we return. I’m all about customer service. From the time we entered we felt welcomed. My husband had a cap on and they kindly ask to remove the cap when in the (Dining room) a more fancy area of the restaurant which it was more nice Wasn’t rude or anything very respectful. I forgot my servers name but I truly enjoyed her she made the evening a special one Jamie I have to give a special shot out. Thanks for the conversation the kindness and really good recommendations. I know the job isn’t easy. But you do it with care and love.

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AframFam
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my guy for his first time, he loved it!

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EbonyJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service from the waitresses Erica and Sally was exceptionalz

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FineChina220
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my father for my birthday. We enjoyed ourselves a great deal. Will definitely done here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and we had a memorable time. Service was amazing, food was delicious and the ambiance was incredible. I think it was sweet for the restaurant to have a birthday cheesecake and card, making the birthday boy feel special.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek is rated 4.6 stars by 2752 OpenTable diners.

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