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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

service

4.4

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4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (42)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
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Romantic (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Business Meals (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Cozy (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Casual (9)
Fun (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Authentic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 9 hours 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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·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!!

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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·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.

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 (San Francisco)·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!

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 (Adelaide / SA)·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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 11, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always a good time food was great as always

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 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 5, 2018

Had a great time Our server was amazing:)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 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 1, 2018

Had a reservation for two for a birthday dinner. Got seated quickly. Hostess was ok didn’t seem that friendly. I was losing my voice so I couldn’t really speak but our Server and food runners were really nice and accommodating. Manager Chris came by and was greeting everyone in the restaurant as well.

Ordered lobster Mac and cheese. 2/5
16 oz ribeye medium rare 5/5
Fillet mignon medium rare and lobster tail 3/5
We had this sort of yam crumble dish for dessert which was delicious 5/5

Overall the experience was nice as always. Halfway through I was getting super full but the ribeye and yam dessert was so good I had to finish every last bite.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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 27, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 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 26, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 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 25, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 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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