Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

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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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SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dining at Ruth's Chris. Excellent food and service.

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SR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice clean dining room. Seated promptly and service was quick but not rushed. Food was cooked perfectly.

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SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service is impeccable and the food is good... not great but decent, especially if you want a steak. It's expensive though... a six ounce glass of Duckworth Cabaret Sauvignon set me back $28. You can get a good bottle of wine for that much money.

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SV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always awesome there

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s was a nice meal. The value isn’t worth the price.

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G
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kate was our server she was amazing
I'll definitely go back

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience for my daughters bday!

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Although the food and service were amazing, it was really cold inside and we were put in what felt like a private room for small parties, so not the best ambiance.

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DB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The service at the Walnut Creek Ruth's has been going down hill for a few years now. Our waiter could really care less. He would make us wait forever all the way through the meal. He forgot a couple of us had picked the Ruth's Classics which came with a dessert, he forgot we had a bday and he took forever to take our credit card. Annoying to say the least. BUT we always go back as we love Ruth's steak!! Do something about your servers.....they are anything but qualified. AND I always tip well as I was a server for many years!!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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h
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Steak was delicious but table location was horrible. Amateur hostess ladies totally disregarded our table request- we were celebrating our 30th anniversary. Would not recommend for a special occasion.

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P
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The food and service is terrific!
I have been coming here since it opened and it has always been good but lately this place is filled with diners in hoodies, ballcaps and track suits! This is definetely NOT how I expect to enjoy a nice steak and good bottle of wine at Ruth's Chris. The food is still top notch but they have got to do something about the clientele and the street attire that has become beyond acceptable .

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R
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was just average and steak was over done. Had better service and meals before.

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S
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

With great drinks, outstanding food, beautiful décor and wonderful service, this restaurant is just about perfect. The steaks are of course the most astonishing part of the menu. They are always tender, flavorful, prepared exactly as they are ordered, and there is such a wide variety of choices. Side dishes are imaginative and delicious!

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The meat quality was not great and the requested cook temp was not met. Far cry from our last visit about a year ago.

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great as usual, however our server was not as great. First he brought me the wrong drink and waited quite a while to get the right one. The table next to us with a party of 6 who were seated way after us got their food first while we were still working on our appetizers. Our server never came back to check up on us if we wanted more drinks or refills on a soda. I thought for the price that we pay to come here should equal to the service that we get. The last 2 times that Ive been here, everything was spectacular.

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food always good but some of the waitress be rude but overall everything is good

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Family night good food and fabulous service

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AJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My whole experience was amazing.

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r
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not our best experience at Ruth Chris. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating but didn't know too much about the wine selection. The manager stepped in and made some great recommendations, he was knowledgeable and friendly but smelled like an ash tray. The food was our biggest issue, my filet was overcooked, very dry and kind of tough. My wifes crab cakes were just okay. We have eaten an many Ruth Chris restaurants and all of them were head and shoulders above this particular place. I hope it improves, we enjoy the chain but not like this.

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S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, of course the steak was amazing! Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

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IH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I celebrated his 26th birthday and we had a wonderful experience. Great food,cocktails,service and environment. Can't wait to come back.

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d
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Wow, so disappointed in our dinner. We took my daughter and her fiance for her birthday. We were greeted very nicely by our server. He seemed to be energetic and friendly. I was expecting a pleasant celebration. Unfortunately, we didn't even see our server once the food was delivered. We had to ask for water refills a couple of times. There is nothing "barbecued" about the barbecued prawns. My daughter's fiance asked for his steak rare. My husband asked for medium. They ordered the same cuts but were given each others plate. They had had several bites before they got to the middle and realized it. We waited 20 minutes for our plates to be cleared and another 20 minutes for the bill and another 15 minutes for the bill to be returned to us to sign!
I expected much better service from a high end restaurant with several empty tables. I won't be returning. After all, for $500.00 is it wrong to want water glasses refilled?
The only saving grace was that as we were leaving Draymond Green was walking in!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my mother birthday and she enjoyed herself for the first time ! Thanks so much

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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MN
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and my experience was amazing! The service was awesome, drinks and food was amazing! Will definitely be going back.

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SY
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my first time at this particular location. I had the bone-in filet mignon. My husband had the bone-in New York & my son had the New York without the bone. The sides we ordered were the loaded baked potato, mashed potato, french fries & steamed broccoli. All steaks were cooked at medium & we were very pleased with them all. In my opinion the most flavorful is the bone-in steaks especially my filet was mouth watering delish! Service was on point. Ambience was great. Def coming back here.

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GN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little on the pricey side, but the food and service makes it all worthwhile.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

12 once ribeye and extra lobster tail with mash potatoes.

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KT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The quality of food was what I have grown to expect. The service this time was less than stellar. Very slow and not attentive.

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service/waitress Kate was Amazing but I dont think the food is worth the cost. Also the ambience made my husband and I felt out of place for some reason we couldn't get comfortable and we have gone to many amazing restaurants where we live in Napa.

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KM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and elegant place to have dinner with your significant other or to family, and personal was very nice and attentive 👌🏻

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LC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience this time, we were seated prior to our reservations, and they had everything that we ordered.

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LW
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very pleased with the service and food. However, I was extremely disappointed and bothered that there is NOT a changing table in the women’s lounge. I had an infant in company and had to make a make shift changing table of the sink area - SAD!

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LL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The steaks were excellent and so were the sides and desserts.
A bit pricey but great for that special occasion.

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J
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This used to be a go-to for a special occasion if you wanted an amazing steak experience, and the sides used to be delicious. We hadn't dined here for a long time and decided to make it our Father's Day destination this year. Sadly, it was a shockingly bad experience. Our appetizer of calamari was really good, except that the sauce was drenched on top and made them soggy quickly. From there, worse. My steak was medium-rare when I ordered medium, and they tried to re-fire it instead of cooking another piece, which failed since it was already cut into, and came back super well-done and dried out. The sauce I ordered was broken and not up to temperature either. My husband's steak was perfectly cooked, but did not have a bit of seasoning on it and was very bland. The potatoes lyonnaise were under seasoned and not correctly cooked. Brussel sprouts were overly greasy and my kid's french fries were burnt. Our steamed broccoli was barely steamed and almost still crunchy. The kids had decent salmon, but otherwise, the entire meal was a huge disappointment. The manager did come over and try to make it right by offering to cook a new steak, but by then everyone else was done and I was just sitting there and they had already made me wait for two failed attempts. I refused. He took it off our bill and insisted we take a dessert, and we chose bread pudding... which was a brick of disappointment as well. Used to love this place. So sad. We might try again one day, but it will be a very long time and not for a special occasion. It was a very disappointing Father's Day dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience. They treated us very well for our anniversary. Also Jamal was the best waiter.

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I can't say enough about the service this was our 1st time and they made a very very good impression service excellent food excellent atmosphere was great.

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EC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Only issue i had. We had reservations and we were not sat for 45 min after our reservations. We were there for over 2 hours and 15 min.

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