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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC

4.5
4.5
1538 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Wilmington is located at the newly constructed River Place 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (910) 343-1818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    PRIVATE EVENTS<br />With rooms perfect for parties, dinners, business meetings, presentations and more, we offer the best service for you and your guests. Our Private Dining Manager will help create an ideal environment for your event.<br /><br />PRIVATE DINING MENUS<br />When you book a private party at Ruth’s Chris, every detail will be executed flawlessly. The food will be unforgettable, just the way Ruth did it. It’s how we honor our founder and help you enjoy a perfect event.

  • Private party facilities

    Cape Fear Room #1, can be reserved for up to 40 guests Cape Fear Room #2, can be reserved for up to 25 guests Azalea Room, can be reserved for up to 16 guests Cape Fear Rooms combined, can be reserved for up to 80 guests Main Dining Room, can be reserved for up to 100 guests

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Birkmeyer: (910) 343-1818

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    Grace St

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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What 1,538 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambiance

  • Wilmington

    Notable Wine List

  • Wilmington

    Outdoor Dining

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sara

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    For the amount of money we spent there the food was mediocre at best. Also, the service wasn’t that great either. We spent a lot of time just waiting for the waiter to get to our table, multiple times throughout the visit and it wasn’t even that busy. Would not recommend.
  2. JN

    JordanN

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Katie went above and beyond!
  3. L

    Lisa

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bailey was amazing! Great nite celebrating my husband on his birthday with friends. Thank you!
  4. SE

    SharonE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful location. The four of us enjoyed each dish!
  5. JP

    JoeP

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was good and the staff were very attentive. The steaks were not quite done to the specifications we asked though especially for the price.
  6. MC

    MargaretC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal with great service. Our server went above and beyond.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal first time experience!
  8. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a good experience when I go to Ruth Chris
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    A bug crawled out of my steak and died on my plate. I was 2/3 done eating the steak when this happened and was in complete shock, disbelief, and disgust. My waitress took my plate to the back and a manager, Eli, came out later and gaslighted me, telling me it was “a peppercorn” not a bug. I demanded he bring my plate back so I can show him, and he said he ate it, so it no longer existed. I’m completely horrified at the condition meat in this “high end” steak house, a health inspector needs to come out and review them again as well as better customer training for their managers. Please don’t eat here.
  10. BK

    BethK

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    At the end of our meal when the waiter brought over the check, we were surprised to hear that it couldn't be split up 3 ways. This should have been told to us at the beginning of the dinner. This policy may keep us from returning because it was an inconvenience to everyone.
  11. PG

    PatrickG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very surprised. The meat was good, not great. Brussel Sprouts were inedible. Service was below the standard we expect for RC. Special occasion place it is, but there are more steak houses in Wilmington.
  12. T

    Trump

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    New location terrible. Steaks over cooked. Summer the waitress was very rude and was more worried about her tip than giving good customer service. Trying to upcharge everything. She had a bad attitude. Not attentive, never came back to check on us and left dirty dishes on table until end. Not impressed and will tell everyone about it.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancée and I were celebrating her birthday n the waitress made the entire evening go by smoothly n we had the best night that night
  14. FB

    FernB

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Surprisingly, we were seated in an indoor/outdoor room (with only one other table occupied) at the only table with a blinding glare of the setting sun. Obviously, this is a table which should only be seated after sundown, or a blind or screen employed to shield you from direct sun. And there were all those other unoccupied tables. They could have seated a later diner at our sun-glare table! The appetizers and sides were amazing, the service was attentive and helpful, but I was disappointed to have to send my steak back. I seldom have ever sent food back; I am no prima donna. But when I order my steak "rare, really rare, I mean it, bloody rare, and I'm not kidding" and it comes medium to medium rare, that's really inexcusable in a steak house. They quickly made it right, but a steak house should know how to cook steaks. The lady at the neighboring table said they'd done that to her when ordering a rare steak. Anyway, a gorgeous jewel of a riverfront restaurant.
  15. SG

    SharonG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The service was excellent with some special added touches to make the evening special. Food was amazing!
  16. MA

    MAMAC

    Miami

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The new location and experience were awesome. The only aspect which was awkward and confusing was valet parking. Not street-side and 3rd level.
  17. MG

    MarlonG1214

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. My wife and I get great after leaving thanks to our waiter and the gentleman bringing us water. They were both great people and due to them we will definitely return.
  18. C

    Chaz

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Good service and good meal UNTIL the dessert. It was awful. I ordered bananas foster. Got charged double for one person serving which was unconscionable. Then it was prepared so badly all I had was soup and not dessert. I told the manager when I was leaving and he said if I had not paid he could do something. Why cpu.d he not give me a credit? He frankly did not seem to care. The attitude of this management was condescending and uncaring.
  19. SK

    SethK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, we have the expectation it’s going to be more expensive but it did seem to be a lot higher than our average meal ticket. Overall still a great experience that we look forward to everytime!
  20. JM

    JamieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service , outstanding food love the new location
  21. SP

    SharonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Would definitely come again.
  22. MK

    MaggieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time for my birthday here. Excellent service and great food. Had a pleasure spending the evening here!
  23. r

    ronnie

    Naples

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Other than having to move to another table because of sun, everything was very good.
  24. TP

    TannerP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We had a reservation at 6:30 ordered around 6:45 and our dinner didn’t come until around 8:15-8:30. They had a large event on the patio but nearly two hours for two strips cooked rare and medium rare was a little excessive. No offer from the manager to make it up to us. The waitress was very nice though and probably the only redeeming part of the experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Connor was excellent - friendly, funny and attentive. Food was superb, and the restaurant, though busy, was so quiet!
  26. LD

    LeighaD

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing view.. would recommend outdoor seating after 7pm. Service was good, however, it wasn’t the usual fine dining experience. Not sure if it was because we were outside. Had to ask for silver wear and it wasn’t switched out after each course. We were also celebrating my daughters 21st birthday and the only celebration was a “happy birthday” from the hostess. In our past experiences with Ruth’s Chris we had confetti on the table and a card. I was a little disappointed but overall we enjoyed our visit.
  27. CS

    ChuckS

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Eric was excellent. He loves his job and knows what he is doing. The food was cooked to perfection and the filet melted in your mouth.
  28. LO

    LynnO

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love love love Ruth’s Chris. A 5 star menu and exemplary service. Our only frustration was their policy of NO separate checks. Our party of seven was not happy having to pull out calculators after a truly wonderfully relaxing delicious evening.
  29. JH

    JamieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere is very nice. Service was excellent. Adrienne was a wonderful and friendly server. It's an expensive restaurant but worth it.
  30. N

    Nathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service throughout our meal. We visited for a special occasion, and the staff there did not disappoint us! I look forward to coming back soon!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Although we were seated immediately actually ahead of our reservation, it took us nearly 2 hours to complete a three-course meal. My husband ordered his steak medium and mine medium well. Mine was completely well done and his was still oozing. Unfortunately there does not seem to be a medium well. There was also a table right on top of our booth that seated a family of six that the waiters had trouble sidestepping to even get to our table, which may explain some of the reason they may not have gotten back to us as often as they should have. The overall experience was nothing like what we expected, and our personal opinion is we did not find value in that eating experience.
  32. IG

    IsamarG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was super nice and friendly. Food was cooked perfectly. Will definitely be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner with friends.
  34. s

    susanc

    Las Vegas

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morgan our waitress did a awesome job. The food was great and wonderful cocktails. Lovely evening
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service, steak was outstanding, it’s always expensive, but everyone knows that going into it!
  36. LW

    LWll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a amazing steak restaurant experience go to Ruth’s Chris it was wonderful.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time and great service!
  38. MS

    MariaS

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4th of July and it was perfect!
  39. LM

    LizM

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were there for July 4, so it was a unique set of circumstances for the restaurant as the new location has a large patio from which diners were able to view the fireworks. Given how busy they were, we felt like everything was handled very well. The food was cooked and presented to everyone's expectations--we even tried a couple things we hadn't had before: the pork chop and the salmon, and both were incredible. A few things that could be improved: appetizers came out before bar drinks; a fan on the patio would help with airflow; and the biggest one--they did not allow us the server to split the check as she entered the orders...while I understand the purpose, the software is capable of this as is a well-trained server. We were a group of 11, with gratuity included on the bill, and then we had to figure out how to split the check ourselves, which left some of my group frustrated after what was a lovely evening.
  40. LD

    LoveDowntown

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We made a reservation to celebrate a birthday. This reservation was made well in advance of the date with a request to be seated outside. We showed up at out reservation time and we’re seated in the bar ….with a view of the servers pickup station. Between the general din and the crashing noises from the servers pickups we didn’t even talk during dinner because we couldn’t hear across the table. Not really the birthday dinner we had planned. And not the first time we’ve made advance reservations and been seated as though we had none.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC is rated 4.5 stars by 1538 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC

244 N. Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grace St

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (910) 343-1818

  • Catering

    PRIVATE EVENTS<br />With rooms perfect for parties, dinners, business meetings, presentations and more, we offer the best service for you and your guests. Our Private Dining Manager will help create an ideal environment for your event.<br /><br />PRIVATE DINING MENUS<br />When you book a private party at Ruth’s Chris, every detail will be executed flawlessly. The food will be unforgettable, just the way Ruth did it. It’s how we honor our founder and help you enjoy a perfect event.

  • Private party facilities

    Cape Fear Room #1, can be reserved for up to 40 guests Cape Fear Room #2, can be reserved for up to 25 guests Azalea Room, can be reserved for up to 16 guests Cape Fear Rooms combined, can be reserved for up to 80 guests Main Dining Room, can be reserved for up to 100 guests

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Birkmeyer: (910) 343-1818

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