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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

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.

1553 Olympic Blvd.
Bldg. E
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Locust

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 977-3477

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/walnut-creek

Catering:
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.

Public Transit:
Walnut Creek Bart

Executive Chef:
Vincent Castillo

Additional:
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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
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Good for Birthdays (34)
Romantic (29)
Business Meals (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (10)
Casual (9)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Live Sports (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We were a party of two seated between two tables of loud business dinner groups. One of the groups was very loud - not a pleasent experience . Service and food, however, was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The crab stuffed mushrooms and filet really never disappoint. But this time was not our favorite.

Service was very slow, our order was put in wrong and my second cocktail (of the same kind) did not taste like the first.

Oh well, in the grand scheme, not a horrible experience. But now fantastic either for $260.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We were at Ruth Chris for my birthday on Sunday and while the food was better than average the service was terrible. Usually when we go to RC the food and service is great and while expensive it is still worth it. This time was very disappointing and I think my family and I will now go to Forbes Mill in Danville rather than RC. Yes, the service and experience was that bad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Terrific Filet and Ribeye! Great Brussel Sprouts, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and cheese cake. Caesar salad and steak salads were terrific also. Service was outstanding by all. Very attentive. Great place to celebrate our 52nd anniversary.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food is as good as it gets. Steaks, salads, sides (potato's) . Dessert are very good but not quite up to the food. Service is handled by a team an is first rate from start to finish. Very elegant feel. It will become a special occasion eatery for us.

5 Star

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food and service as always was excellent! Yes expensive but sometimes you get what you pay for !!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was excellent as well.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always a good time food was great as always

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It has been a while since visiting Ruth Chris. First visit though to the Walnut Creek CA location. Great experience. Started off with the mouth watering sizzling Blue crab cakes. Followed by the lettuce wedge salad. Entree was the chef special celebration surf and turf, accompanied by the au gratin potatoes and Brussel sprouts. The two lobster tails and filet mignon were cooked to perfection. Well done Ruth’s Chris!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was so nice and everything i would go back and anytime your staff was amazing and made me feel at home

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a great time Our server was amazing:)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We ve been coming to the Walnut Creek location for years, and have always had a great experience. Unfortunately, 2018 started with an unpleasant experience. My soup was very cold, we ordered a bottle of Caymus. After letting the wine breath for a while we were forced to pour our own glasses. The Filet was average, service was inconsistent, and the noise level was beyond acceptable.

Maybe this was just a New Years hangover.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We go to Ruth’s Chris Steak House every year to celebrate a birthday with the fabulous steaks; and have always had a great experience. This year wasn’t as great. The service was slower than I expected, maybe because we came on New Year’s Day. My cowboy rib-eye ( what I always want ) had a tendon that I couldn’t cut with my knife. It was a good dinner; just not as special as previous years.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our service was superb.
Very friendly and outgoing.
Excellent experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always, the food and service were amazing. Love coming here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My steak was less tender than I would expect from a fillet. The meal was okay, but not anything special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Just celebrating our after Christmas, Christmas family dinner. Ruth Chris was excellent, as usual. Tess, our server, was great! We never had an empty glass of water. She’s an asset to Ruth Chris! She was not only knowledgeable, but very personable. We like that!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Expensive for what you get. Count on $100 per person without drinks. Nothing creative about the menu but good comfort food. Was a monumental birthday and retirement. Did not even waive the corkage fee or even comp dessert for the birthday person. They did nothing to make the occasion feel special

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Dinner was fabulous. We enjoy this restaurant, ambiance and the social scene. The restaurant can provide that very cozy and or group large party setting. I do feel that when visiting an establishment of this caliber that SERVICE should be Exceptional. Our service was Good. Yes they appeared to be busy however regardless of busy or not Servers should always remain very attentive.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went for Christmas Dinner and it was superb! Food was delicious all around. Would certainly recommend this place to anyone in search of good food and company!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a great Christmas brunch/dinner. We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Explorer - My husband and I went there for Christmas Lunch. We were early so it wasn't crowded. The waiter tried too hard to be friendly, assuming we had a lot to eat the day before. We didn't find the menu reader friendly but finally figured it out. My husband had a delicious steak. I had the stuffed chicken which was good but not the easiest to eat. They brought the wrong side dish but quickly changed it when I brought the mistake to their attention. Dessert was supposed to be included in our order but they also encouraged us to look at the dessert menu. It was an OK experience but I'm not sure we'll go back real soon.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Sea Bass was fishy in a bad way. We sent it back and did not reorder anything. The manager said he would take care of dessert and didn't. We spent $400 and walked away hungry. Also, it was Christmas Day and the night crew left both the elevator and restrooms a mess. Never had these issues in our Pasadena Ruth's Chris.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Pretentious, overpriced, no ambiance, extremely poor service by the hostess. Based on their attitudes, they probably don’t care whether you dined there or not.

Hostess was very rude and abrupt. Led us to a table in a dark corner where the overhead lighting was not working. When we requested for another table, she refused and said they were fully booked tonight. I told her that we had reservations but she responded that this was a legitimate dining room and part of the restaurant as well and abruptly left us. There were plenty of other empty tables in the dining room. When the server came, I asked for an additional candle so that we could at least read the menu and wine list, to which she replied that she’ll ask the manager to see what she could do. She returned after 10 minutes to let us know that she was informed that the overhead light had short circuited (oh really?? It wasn’t obvious since we were completely in the dark??), that she looked all over and couldn’t find another available candle in the entire restaurant but could offer me her pen with the little LED light to read my menu. We considered leaving but since it was Christmas Eve and too late to make a reservation at another restaurant, we decided not to let this ruin our holidays.

Food was overpriced and just ok with horrible presentation. Steak was over cooked (requested medium rare but came out medium well) but after our negative table experience I didn’t want to risk returning the steak for redo. Lobster bisque was way too salty.

Will definitely never return and will recommend to everyone to avoid.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always enjoy the meal and atmosphere. The wait staff is always wonderful, the food is spot on cooked to perfection. We like to go for special occasions, and during the holidays. We just went on Christmas Eve for an anniversary after seeing a movie. There are many good restaurants available, Ruth's Chris is consistently reliable leaving us wanting to return as soon as possible. A nice selection of wine and spirits as well as a desert for everyone- it's okay go ahead and share! I have posted a few pictures but forgot and went straight to the fillet and shrimp without taking the picture, guess we will have to return to get that shot.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our party of four enjoyed a lovely meal at Ruth Chris in Walnut Creek. Although Ruth Chris is known for its steak and meats, our vegetarian was able to choose from plenty of tasty options including mushrooms, salads, spinach, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. The lobster bisque and the crab and avocado tower were scrumptious starters. The Cowboy steak was huge, the lamb chops were perfectly cooked, and the salmon excellent. Service by Oscar was very knowledgeable and agreeable. Since it was a special anniversary celebration, rose petals were sprinkled on the table and we were treated to dessert. We appreciated the extra effort and well wishes.Parking garage is behind the restaurant or valet park. Everything is a la carte. We enjoyed a terrific meal and experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary. From the hostess to the assistant manager, they acknowledged our anniversary and made our experience very special. Allli and Felix, our wait staff, we exceptional. The whole evening was very memorable.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was excellent as always! We will definitely be back!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service and food for a birthday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service, really top notch. One of the sides, the mushrooms, I would not recommend, very chewy. Our table for two was near a door and therefore very noisy, when we asked to move they said all other tables were booked, but when we left several tables near us were still unoccupied.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Holiday dinner with our family and the food took an hour with 2 small children. Not the best experience we had had there by far

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This was the most amazing dining experience we have ever had. They graciously split out meal courses (we are light eaters) and placed our steak on plates so hot, they sizzled for a long time. The service was amazing and the atmosphere great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This Ruth’s Chris franchise is not good. The service was friendly but amateurish, the noise level intrusive, the furnishings down at the heels. We had drinks and left. Really very disappointing for a usually-consistent brand. We won’t be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Somewhat disappointed by the quality of the food. Salty and too much butter.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Anniversary dinner with my wife. The staff had red rose pedals for the table, nice touch. My filet was overcooked but they made up for it offering to cook another steak and a complimentary dessert. I thought the service was excellent and the staff were attentive. I will visit again.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Been to many Ruth's Chris all over the USA. They have really increased their prices. Dinner for 2 with wine, dessert and tip $270.00. We will our own $52 bottle of wine that will outshine theirs.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

RC is slipping. Not the fine dining we’ve had in years past. Dining room was way too loud due to a table full of drunks. We asked to be reseated and were told we’d have to wait 45 minutes if we didn’t want to sit by the drunks (we did have a reservation). We ordered a bottle of wine to have with dinner with the plan to have a cocktail first but our newbie waiter rushed to pour the wine before I had time to say anything. I live for their bread pudding and was dismayed to discover they had changed it to some abomination with white chocolate. It’s no longer a favorite of ours. Sad.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Rascist! They didn’t even sit us and we had a reservation!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As soon as we arrived, they seated us and asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. We were celebrating my best friend’s anniversary engagement from 3 years ago. The waiter then dropped rose petals all over the table. So sweet! This restaurant, as well as the engagement that happened, has sentimental values. I love them both and wanted them to enjoy their evening. We also got a round of free drinks which came out of no where but so thankful for such a generous way of making us feel special. The dinner was amazing and then they brought over a delicious dessert. They never fail to please. This place is amazing! ☺️☺️☺️

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