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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

1879 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for a Date (45)
  • Special Occasion (42)
  • Good for Anniversaries (30)
Looking for a reservation? Call us at (925) 977-3477 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

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Phone number
(925) 977-3477
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vincent Castillo
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Ruth's Catering in Walnut Creek, CA - 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.
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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
What 1879 People Are Saying
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RBLopez (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined a day ago

My wife and I were seated next to a large family that was extremely noisy, had to talk loud and lean over our food to have conversation, and it was still a challenge

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We eat here ar least 4 - 6 times a year . Food is great!

5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

As always the service is awesome, food is always delicious. Thank you.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Birthday dinner. I’m a creature of habit. I order the stuffed chicken every time. It was excellent and our waiter was the best!!
I also recommend the salads they are All excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent everything!!! Food, service, ambiance were all amazing!!!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing get way to bring in our Anniversary! Food was great drinks A++

vipAngela (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Another good meal at Ruth Chris, the steaks were not as tender as I remember though. The steaks were cooked perfectly, just a little on the chewy side but good flavor. The service was amazing as always and I feel my boyfriend felt quite special for his birthday. There was a crying baby behind us and that made it quite loud at times. Overall, I feel it was a good, but not great experience.

Cezar (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Overall the experience was great, at that price however the side orders should have been complimentary. Good spot for special occasions. I recommend it!

vipBobF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great experience. Aaron was our waiter and he was really good. He struck a good balance between being attentive and not hovering. We started with the harvest salad which had lots of flavor treats like the Cajun pecans. Then we had the tomahawk steak with shoestring fries and the fresh corn with jalapeños. They explained the various cuts of meat in the tomahawk steak when they served it. We ordered medium rare and it was perfect. It was so good. And they wrapped up the bone for us and I haven’t seen our lab so happy in some time. The thing that seems trivial but actually made a huge difference was they bring you a plate that is heated to over 500 degrees. So as you eat your steak it stays hot but still medium rare in the middle. We had the chocolate duo for desert and it was the perfect finish. We will definitely be back!!

vipOrindaCA (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Ruth's Chris is a steakhouse chain with a certain reputation that makes you expect certain things to happen on a visit. this location was much better when it first opened many years ago.

Our food prep was not up to par. We both had fillets that were perfectly cooked charred rare, but did not arrive in the bubbling herb butter Ruth's is noted for. The lobster mac and cheese was only okay, but over cooked and a bit dried out. The crab stack wasn't in a stack at all and was made with smaller pieces of lump crab than is usual at a Ruth's Chris and had red peppers and mango (huh?). The room itself was tired and over packed. Our server team was great, but the service itself was slow.

We won't be going back I guess. I am sure there are better steak house options in Walnut Creek, we just haven't tried any others.

Tdawg (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The service at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Walnut Creek was impeccable from the the hostess that sat us, our waitress, and our food server. It was the first time that we were seated in the SMC room and the view was great. The SMC room is quiet and great for a romantic evening. We were celebrating my husband's birthday with best friends (4 total) and we felt that we were a bit raucous compared to the other diners in the room. If you want more of a fun ambiance, sit in the bar or along the wall on the outside. I love how this restaurant has different locations for a different ambiance.
The food was delicious as always, but on this particular night, for whatever reason, my filet was overdone when I asked for medium rare. Our waitress fixed it right away and the kitchen was great at getting me another filet but because I had to wait for awhile I lost my appetite. Otherwise, the food was great as you would expect from Ruth's Chris. Definitely pricey but worth it for special occasions or date night. I would recommend this location and make sure you let the hostess know what type of ambiance you want so that you can get the right table in the right location.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful every time. Only place I can enjoy steak without steak sauce. The staff is affable, ambiance outstanding and great for frequent dining or special occasions.

vipClayton (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Ruth’s will probably have one more chance to wow us before we give this restaurant up completely.

We arrived for our reserved time and were escorted to our table. Someone promptly poured water and placed bread on the table.

We finished our bread and half the water. The manager, Chris, and various servers walked by. Not one had shown any interest in serving us. Chris never asked if we had been served. He simply walked by without eye contact.

After 10+ minutes the person with bread asked us if wanted more. We responded, No, we would like to have a cocktail and place our order. Aaron rushed over apologetically and did all he could to remedy our having been ignored for so long. Aaron was very good, unfortunately the damage had been done. Chris, the manage should be fired for allowing a table to be ignored for so long, especially since he walked by us twice. He is obviously not customer oriented.

Next, we were dressed nicely, suits ties, cuff links and shined shoes. We were surrounded by individuals dressed in tee shirts, jeans, hoodies, dressed like they were going to do yard work. Sorry, if I’m going to spend well over $100.00 for a meal, I don’t want to feel like I’m in McDonalds. We were appalled at how people were dressed at this restaurant. I know standards in our society have dropped significantly, but we don’t see such disregard to a dress code at Scott’s just a few blocks away.

Bottom line, shame on Ruth’s Chris. Customers deserve better!

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was great. The food was average.
I ordered fish and it was disappointing. The hash under the fish was tasteless and the fish was cold. The plate was hot but the fish was cold.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and the service is excellent . The lobster tails were large and perfectly cooked