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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

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4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (36)
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Good for Birthdays (28)
Business Meals (23)
Romantic (22)
Worth the Drive (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tapas (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Steak was good but overpriced. I've had better at a lesser cost. Ambiance also doesn't match the high price of the meal- needs to be updated for a more upscale feel.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Second bad experience at this faux steak house. The staff is inexperienced, left us in the bar for 30 minutes and had forgotten we were waiting after checking in; The insult was that they refused to honor my $250 gift certificate claiming it was already used when I had it in the original envelope it came in. We were taking a client's wife to dinner for her birthday, total embarrassment. They comped nothing after treating me like a second class citizen, spent over $500, just %^&*ing ridiculous. NEVER GOING BACK TO THIS PLACE.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It seemed as if staff members were a little more tired that night. We were brought the wrong item twice. One of the items was a side that my child ordered, the server said the plate was not hot and it was not but the wrong order. When they brought the correct order for my child the plate was steaming hot. Empty appetizer plates were left at our table while the staff member was there twice. The same with empty bread plate and butter. Our food took a little longer to come out than on other days.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 15, 2017

service was less than & our steak was not prepared as requested - I sent my steak back, my BFF sent her steak back twice & we had to ask 3 different staff for drawn butter which we asked for while ordering but didn't receive - The management went above & beyond to rectify things; however, we were already frustrated due to the fact that the last 2 visits there weren't any better

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Totally indulgent meal, but every bite was delicious! Perfectly cooked steak and great sides!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our food was delicious, very nice waitress ! Please get some new people to show you to your table. Very dry, no personally at all, I felt like they didn't want to be working!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was very pleased with our meal and the hostess was able to accommodate my request of a booth. The tables make you feel like you are at an elementary school trying to eat a meal. (This all being if you are over 6'3 or just a large man) Your knees are barely under the table and if you get a cramp and suddenly move the table is coming up.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place for a great steak. Their Petite Filet is second to none.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food made me and my significant other sick.
I don't think we will go back after that.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had an enjoyable evening. The food was perfect and tasty. The only complaint is that we were seated at the last table in the restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very good steaks, but both of us agreed that they were not as great as on previous occasions (several years ago, at least).

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place, food was excellent except the bread pudding. People were very nice. Prices were too high, specially the wine!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had the Rib eye which was very good, however the presentation was very cheap looking. It came on a simple white plate with not even a spring of parsley. Looks like something I would do at home.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely a wonderful evening. The service and food was impeccable. One of my wife and I favorites! Our friends ,was there 1st time and loved it , thought the food was fantastic they ate the whole thing no goodie bag went home this evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Steak was so so.... dry

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was good & Aaron was a great server. He gave us solid recommendations. The hostess was so cold and fake that it left a sour taste in our mouths that we couldn’t shake and couldn’t provide a higher rating due to that. We won’t be back...unfortunate first impression. At this price point it’s about the full experience - everyone and everything needs to be on point.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was a great dinner for our anniversary. Because I put that it was our anniversary in the reservation, they had rose petals on the table and the staff all wished us a happy anniversary. They also brought out a tasty complimentary dessert with a candle and Happy Anniversary written on the plate in chocolate. The service was wonderful, friendly and responsive. The food was delicious as well. They have the best steak!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It’s been a few months since my last visit to a Ruth’s Chris’ restaurant, and my first time to the Walnut Creek branch. Their food never disappoint, steak and sides are cooked to perfection. Service equally good!

It’s a smaller restaurant compared to the one in San Francisco, and the entrance was not as dramatic. Small and plain reception area, a little dark, but two days later, I can still imagine and taste the food I had. It was that good!

My only complaint was the table where we were seated had a musty odor, like an old attic. Also, while dining, there were fruit flies around our table and it was quite disturbing.

Will always still go back though when schedule and budget permit. But maybe just in the San Francisco location.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I had made this reservation weeks ago. I specifically asked for a booth as we were celebrating two birthdays. The first table we were shown to was right outside the kitchen. They did move us to another table that was ok. I noticed Birthday decorations on other tables but not on the first or second table we were shown too. We have dined here many times. Disappointed and expensive.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Birthday celebration for our son. His girl friend had never been. She loved it, so did Birthday boy!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always enjoy the filet at Ruths Chris. My husband had a wonderful birthday dinner. I wish they would bring back the banana cream pie though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very nice setting and dinner to celebrate my 70th birthday

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Disappointed this time. Shame.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

True fine dining - top notch in every way, especially service. If you can afford the best, this is it - Daniel

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our server “Aaron” was outstanding, friendly and very professional!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Even with a early reservation and with the restaurant not even close to full, the table given was subpar. The service to other customers were a bit faster than ours. I would hate to think it's because there is ageism, as we are younger and visibly not from the area - but that is the vibe I got. Probably assumed we didn't have much money. We got the seafood tower and porterhouse for two and some sides. Sides were as expected. The crab wasn't presented in a way that was easy to shell. The steak was underseasoned. I've been to 3 other Ruth's Chris and this was the worse in terms of quality of food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I am a fan of Ruth’s Chris. What is of vast importance to me is service and consistency. Ruth’s Chris delivers both. It is pricey and I would love to confirm that is local sustainable conscious and that their includes some organic items. In addition, I was very appreciative of the effective communication betwween OpenTable and the restaurant staff. I included the special occasion that we celebrated that evening and almost every member of the staff gave a birthday greeting. I hadn’t received that response before without reminding and/or prompting the staff even in upscale dining establishments. As stated, I always enjoy my experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Prime and superb steak. Very expensive and all al la carte. Terrible slow service. Took forever to get a course.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This certainly is not the first time I dined at Ruth Chris’. This was the first time, I brought my grandchildren. I booked an early dinner reservation. They put us in a lovely room in the back with few diners which was excellent. Our server was slooooow. We had to ask several times for items forgotten or for specific requests. We called her over to the table multiple times when she was done with other customers. I would have believed she ignored us but I am hoping that I am wrong. The steaks delivered were not done correctly. We all ordered medium rare to medium. One ribeye was rare on half and medium rare on the other end. My filet was medium. We would have sent them back except it would have taken much too long. I really enjoy Ruth Chris but not this time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Went for my son's birthday. Great service and delicious steaks. If you let them know ahead of time that it's a special occasion, they put confetti on the table which is always a festive touch.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Over priced. Food nothing special. Great service! But mediocre experience. Can't think of any reason to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Grossly overpriced food. $51 for a filet that was not as good as one from Lundardi's BBQd at home by an amateur. $10.50 for a handful of under-cooked asparagus (they were supposed to be roasted - they were raw and starchy). While the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese had a lot of lobster for the price, Walnut Creek Yacht Club does a far better job at the mac and cheese (they make a gratin - much richer and less goopy - a little pricier). The place really has no ambience and I feel (especially by the look of some of the folks in there) that a lot of people that go there are expecting to see a celebrity while I would rather go somewhere vibrant and with more personality and more farm-to-table food. Seriously, we have been there twice and only went there the second time because we had a $100 gift card. Would not go back.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

The go to restaurant with your special family and friends for a five star dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My husband and I had a very pleasant experience. They were able to accommodate our later reservation. The food came out quickly and my husband was very satisfied with his bday steak!! Thank you for a wonderful experience!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always a great experience!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My family and I have dined at the Walnut Creek location for over a decade. The steaks have always been wonderful and our visit on September 24 was no different. The dining atmosphere is classy and sophisticated. Service has always been friendly and efficient. Anton, our server on September 24, was particularly personable and attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Family gathering

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was freezing cold inside the restaurant. All 5 of our party was freezing. The filet was rubbery and thin and tasted old.

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