Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Wilmington is located inside the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel in the heart of historic Downtown Wilmington. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs and our Wilmington steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere of casual elegance.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

OPENING AT 11AM MOTHER’S DAY • SUNDAY, MAY 12
MOMS CELEBRATING WITH US WILL RECEIVE A $25 DINING CARD
Terms and Conditions apply.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

OPENING AT NOON FATHER’S DAY SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH
DADS CELEBRATING WITH US WILL RECEIVE A $25 DINING CARD*
Terms and conditions apply.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

OPEN EARLY EASTER SUNDAY
CELEBRATE STARTING AT NOON SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST
Featuring Easter Brunch Specials & A la carte Dinner Menu also available

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

As far as Ruth’s Chris chains go...this one pales in comparison to the two others I have been to in Florida. Overall it is ok food for high end prices. It is a high end restaurant price wise but not in experience or quality. The dessert is definitely the best part and even then is still just OK

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I got the fillet. It was soooo over cooked I asked for medium and it was so dry and beyond well done. For a $50 it should be perfect.

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the valet parking to the wait staff. Quality and taste of meal was wonderful as we sat watching the sun set over the Cape Fear River and the battleship North Carolina

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AP
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our meal was cooked to perfection. The steak was excellent. Correctly aged and seasoned. The Caesar salad, one if the best I’ve ever had. Service was superb, if a little ‘fussy’. The wine was excellent. We’ll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a very good experience overall. Steak was ordered med-well and came out well done. Steak tasted good but was too done for our taste. Waiter offered and we accepted a free desert for the mistake. The rest of our order was outstanding. Again, was still a very nice experience. Wait staff was exceptional

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R
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Ruth Chris and when we travel we try to visit new locations. Wine selection, food or service never disappoints. We enjoyed and had a great overall experience.

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Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere so we could talk and review our plans for work this week.

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LB
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lively as always. The food and customer service levels do not compare!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was overall an amazing experience. The staff knew just how to care for us and made recommendations as to which menu items were top of the list that night. I will definitely be going back

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HB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We ordered two steaks. The steak ordered medium rare was well done and the medium steak was rare. The server did offer to replace the steaks. I expect better for a $200.00 meal for two.

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GE
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My steak my a little tough. I had the ribeye. My boyfriend loved his. He had ny strip

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1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Our waiter was not accommodating and didn't seem like we were to important. We ordered an appetizer and never recieved it. I don't know if the waiter didn't hear or just didn't want to hear. We are big tippers, but 15% is all he got. Nothing special with the food that we couldn't eat at any steakhouse. The $200 bill for 2 people was not worth it. We won't be back.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with some old army buddies in Wilmington for Presidents’ Day weekend. We decided to come to Ruth’s Chris for steaks which was right inside the hotel. Service was very good and so was the food. They had run out of tomahawk steaks which was unfortunate but we still enjoyed our ribeyes. I’d definitely return.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice greetings. Our waitress seemed rushed and not very friendly. Maybe she was having a bad day. When we received the wrong salad we had to wait several minutes to tell her. The food was good, but for the price I’ve experienced better service at other Ruth Chris restaurants. First bar drinks were great, but the bartender didn’t know how to make an Old Fashion because what was delivered to us wasn’t an Old Fashion. We didn’t complain we just didn’t drink it. They called the day after thanking us for our visit but never asked how our visit was.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service from Taylor and the team. This review in no way is a reflection of my server. She was excellent. I ordered the 11 oz filet, lyonnaise potatoes and a small salad. The filet was tasteless and tough. I’ve never experienced that at a Ruth’s Chris before so I thought “maybe it’s me.” I kept trying to eat the filet and then thought salt might help. It didn’t. Then adding steak sauce crossed me mind (something I NEVER do). I sent it back and asked them just to send me a 6 oz. since there was no way I could eat an entire 11 oz. The 6 oz. was just as tough. I understand sometimes things happen beyond the control of the staff but it’s all in how it’s handled. They handled it with discretion and kindness during the duration of my dinner so I fully expected the bill to reflect the level of quality of the steak but it did not. They removed $10 from the bill (the difference between the 11 oz. and 6 oz. pricing) even though I only ate a few bites of each steak. I paid it and moved on. And left a tip over 15%. I can say that a will not be back to this location (not because of the steak but because I was still expected to pay full price). Additionally, I read on Trip Advisor about the valet at The Ballast Hotel being a nightmare and I’m sad to report the reviews are true.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was sent back a few times..I believe due to the holiday the kitchen didn’t take their time

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FS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customers service was above and beyond expectations!

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The entire group of people I was with for dinner were extremely disappointed. We were escorted to an annex area of the hotel for dinner. It was a cold, loud and very generic. I actually think it was a conference room or similar. We had to ask for beverage refills and food belonging to another table was brought to our table. When I made reservations a month in advance, I should have been notified of the possibility of a alternate seating location. I would have cancelled.
The website listed specials that are not actually available at the Wilmington location.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 1

Got the window requested but it was in the basement
At a window covered with a sun screen...terrible.
No elevator to the basement and one member of the party
Struggled with the steps. Waitress got the food orders mixed up and the check was mixed with another tables bill.

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MS
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I’ve always wanted to try a Ruth’s Chris since hearing about it years ago. I have to admit I was disappointed on the place. Food was over priced for what I received. The food presentation was just average. I was there on Valentines Day, and noticed women were getting roses with the bills. After spending over $400’s you think the waitress would have brought us a rose. Nope, I had to ask for one when I left.

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A
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

I am a regular at this restaurant but on this visit, we had a very bad experience. We were not placed as requested in the Main Dining room, they wanted to put us in a basement dining room. We ended up in the bar, with a bartender waiting on us. We waited for 20 minutes before the bartender came to our table and took our drink order, Drinks came 45 minutes later. The waiter was not attentive. Being a regular at this restaurant, I know what kind of service is usually given. It was very busy and the service was reflective of this. Very poor ambiance being in the bar and slow service. The food, as always was excellent, when we got it. I am so disappointed, especially since there was no attempt by management to make this experience right or even an apology.

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AM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food as always. Filets served sizzling and sides done perfectly. Our server, Phillip, is outstanding. We have had the pleasure of him serving us on a previous visit and we will definitely ask for him again. Nice location overlooking the Cape Fear River. Would recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

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r
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated right away and server was there to ask if we wanted water and said he would have bread out. Through out our dinner the service was great and the courses were spaced out. Even though they were super busy we were not rushed! The steaks and sides were excellent. It is very expensive so be prepared. Will go back for special occasion!

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SW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Ruth's Chris Steak House, Wilmington, NC because of the following (in this order),
1st is the service is second to none. We've eaten here often and every waiter/waitress has been A+.
2nd..the food is served hot and is always tasty.
3rd....the ambiance is quite comfortable with adequate table spacing, a great River View if you can get near the window and the room is usually chilled to comfy.
The only negative is the ala carte menu and pricing. I wish they had more special like they did on Valentine's Day. However, the specials are $$ as well.
Still, I recommend Ruth's Chris for an great dining experience.

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MK
Wilmington
83 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

We waited about 20 minutes to get water and first waiter. After that all was pretty good, except they obviously did not have enough staff to take care of the tables. We were not the only ones who waited a considerable time between courses and attentive service. For this price one would expect exceptional service. Unfortunately there are many better restaurants in Wilmington, but they do have one of the best steaks in town.

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Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was an amazing experience with an amazing view! We had a 5PM appointment and it was the best decision ever! Make sure you ask for a table by the windows; you definitely won’t regret it! The sunset in the background with the battleship! Definitely will be back for that experience! The ambiance was extremely lively that night. Wasn’t sure if we chose a bad day to go because of a convention occurring in the hotel or not but there was a ton of people on a Wednesday night. Other than that, our server was awesome and of course, the food was phenomenal!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This was a Pre-Valentine’s Day dinner, to beat the crowds, but it was busy, noisy, and difficult to hear each other when we arrived (a conference at the hotel I think). But that improved as some of the larger groups departed.The server was friendly and attentive without being bothersome and the main thing, the food, was excellent. Had the small 6 oz filet with grilled shrimp, loaded baked potato, creamed spinach, and sautéed veggies - with a glass of wine ( or two). Had to wedge-in the salted caramel cheesecake but made it fit. Very enjoyable evening which we will do again. The complementary valet parking was also a plus, so no worry about parking.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awesome restaurant. Great food and drink. Super staff. They need to be well rewarded!!

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was best I’ve ever had there. Steak was perfectly cooked. Waiter was nice but inexperienced. Poured my martini in friends cosmo glass. A little awkward. Nice enough guy. Corn and potatoes lionaise were spectacular. Want to go back.

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HP
Atlantic City
57 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robert provided excellent service without hovering. Food prepared as requested and very good.

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Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect from valet parking, service, and every last bite! Our cocktails were also excellent.

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Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was awesome! Food was ok, have had better at other locations.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waitress Hailey was wonderful! She was very attentive and courteous. I usually get the same thing when I visit any Ruth Chris location, so the food was delicious as expected.

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JR
Wilmington
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant to go to during Restaurant Week. Always great steaks on sizzling hot plates.

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CS
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I treat ourselves to Ruth's Chris annually on our anniversary. They never disappoint. The steaks are the best quality you can find, top 2% in the country. Salads and a la carte sides are also phenomenal. We always request the same server, Philip, and he makes our evening that much better with his courteous service and great personality.

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Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food, cocktails and dessert with a stunning sunset.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service wonderful food prices are a little high

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. Our waiter Philip, had very classy dining tricks and made sure our steaks were cooked to our liking.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good we went back twice in one week. Great place for a celebration.

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