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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC

4.6
4.6
1727 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 56 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

Experiences

  • Albert Bichot

    $135.00 per person

    Feb 22 - Feb 23, 2023
    A Burgundy wine dinner with elegantly balanced wine paired with exceptional sizzle. The winery of Albert Bichot provides you with a unique sensations, by having you discover the very essence of Burgundy wines. "Amuse Bouche" Baked Camembert paired with HENRI MANDOIS, Brut, “Origine”, Champagne, FRA FIRST COURSE Rosemary Crusted King Salmon paired with ALBERT BICHOT, Chablis, Burgundy, FRA SECOND COURSE Stuffed Portabella & Crispy Artichoke paired with ALBERT BICHOT, Pinot Noir, “Vieilles Vignes”, Bourgogne, Burgundy, FRA MAIN COURSE Filet w/ Pinot Noir Red Onion & Black Cherry Reduction paired with DOMAINE DU CLOS FRANTIN, “Les Murots”, Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, FRA DESSERT Triple Chocolate Cake paired with Coffee & Tea
  • Whiskeys of the World Cigar Dinner

    $135.00 per person

    Feb 23, 2023 only
    Savor in 5 seasonally-inspired Ruth's courses and exclusive cocktail pairings with three cigars. AMUSE-BOUCHE BAKED CAMEMBERT paired with TENNESSE MULE FIRST COURSE ROSEMARY CRUSTED KING SALMON paired with EAGLE RARE SECOND COURSE STUFFED PORTABELLA & CRISPY ARTICHOKE paired with JOHNNIE WALKER, HIGH RYE, BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY ENTRÉE COURSE FILET WITH PINOT NOIR RED ONION & BLACK CHERRY REDUCTION paired with OLD FORESTER, 1920, PROHIBITION BOURBON DESSERT COURSE TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE paired with COFFEE & TEA CIGAR PAIRING PRESENTATION: ALEC BRADLEY CIGARS, AMERICAN CLASSIC ALEC BRADLEY CIGARS, BLACK MARKET ALEC BRADLEY CIGARS, MAGIC TOAST

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What 1,727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for business meals

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambiance

  • Wilmington

    Good for business meals

  • Wilmington

    Good for groups

  • Wilmington

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wilmington

    Romantic

  • Wilmington

    Good for special occasions

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ceasar salad mediocre at best. Asparagus side portion very skimpy. Chicken, steak decent but mot worth the price. Service fair; would expect to be more attentive given not a crowded dining room. One and done!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated two birthdays. Each birthday boy received a little cake with a candle. It was perfect. Steaks cooked to perfection! Sides delicious!!
  3. MH

    MichelleH

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at Ruth Chris steakhouse was outstanding! My waiter was very professional and suggested a great wine which I ordered with my meal. Service was timely and food was as expected superb.
  4. CH

    CherylH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit and everything was perfect! I'm really impressed and can't wait to go back.
  5. KG

    KrisG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The menu option of the prix fixe was a winner. The steak was outstanding and the side portions were generous. Our server, Austin, did an excellent job of making us feel special and taken care of. The tables are a bit close - especially when you can hear the conversation at the next table and the restaurant is not full. We knew we were really treating ourselves when we booked the reservation and Ruths Chris Wilmington did not disappoint!
  6. H

    Heather06

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Philip was so professional and very friendly and welcoming! Had the pleasure to meet Mary the manager! Location is absolutely gorgeous!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and exceptional food.
  8. JP

    JaramieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wilmington NC Ruth Chris is phenomenal. Jona our waiter was extremely professional and instantaneous throughout the entire evening for our party of 8.
  9. v

    vanguard

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Felicia was outstanding. The food is always great. Mary the manager spent time talking to us. All around great experience. We always spend our Anniversary at Ruth's Chris in Durham or Cary. This is our first time in Wilmington and will definitely be back.
  10. RE

    REW1488

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and great service! Highly recommend the crab cakes!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service
  12. NH

    NikkiH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    This place is surviving off the name recognition. The food was meh compared to other Ruth’s Chris’. It’s a chain, and this place very much reminds you that it’s a chain. Might as well have been a Longhorn Steakhouse. The higher end accommodations that once made this place worth the money are no longer. If you want overpriced food in restaurant that was decorated to look like a bathroom, this is the place.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were promptly seated based on our reservation. Leah, our server, was top notch, professional and eager to help make our dining experience outstanding. Food was unbelievably good. Manager stopped to make sure everything was good. Would eat here again in a heart beat.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, came out very hot. Only problem is with a reservation I would have expected a better table,but having never dined there I don’t know how the place was layed out. I would have requested a booth had I known. Otherwise all thumbs up from my guests and I.
  15. LO

    LynnO

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Devin was fantastic. There when we needed him and saw our needs before we know we had a need! Outstanding meal.
  16. LL

    LandrumL

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was quick, waiter very attentive, specials were a good value, food very tasty
  17. MJ

    MartyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent time. It was our 20 th wedding anniversary and they did a great job of making it special. Our waiter, Tom, was very good and attentive. It was a great experience and a wonderful meal.
  18. TC

    TracyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The steak and pork chop were outstanding. Jonah did an excellent job serving. He was on time with every course. We enjoyed everything.
  19. F

    Friends

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated 2 birthdays last evening and we all had an outstanding meal. The sweet potato casserole is by far the best! The steaks were done to perfection and the stuffed chicken was fabulous. The drinks were great. The waitress was wonderful. Very personable, attentive and a nice personality. I will be returning to Ruth Chris as always.
  20. GC

    GailC

    Wilmington

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Wait time for food was too long and the explanation for the delay was due to a large party in another room. That wouldn’t have been so bad, but when the dinner arrived the steaks were overdone. They did deduct the price of one steak from our bill. Our server was great but the dining experience not so great!
  21. SH

    SHUGGE

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My son’s graduation
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This visit to Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Wilmington was to celebrate a birthday. It was also our first visit to this particular Ruth’s Chris. Our visit was outstanding. The restaurant had very thoughtfully called in advance to make sure we had information on parking. We were met at the front door and quickly escorted to our table. Our server immediately appeared and our evening began. The service and food were both top drawer. All in all, our best dining experience since moving to the Wilmington area in 2021.
  23. L

    Lori

    Wilmington

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday last evening and as per usual, Ruth's Chris did not disappoint! The steaks were fantastic, and perfectly cooked, and the side dishes were amazing! Eight satisfied people at our table!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    It started out wonderful,the waiter was good at first and then it was like he was very unconcerned about us. We have had a lot of experiences that was better then this before. but this was a Birthday and New Years dinner for us and it was Very Disappointing to us. Again the food was fantastic we understand people have things going on in their lives that we may not know about but it should Never carry over to their jobs. For the price we paid and service or the lack there of was unacceptable. We will go back but if it is anything like the other night We will never grace Ruth Chris again.
  25. LD

    LoveDowntown

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    New Year’s Eve
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    New Year’s reservation at 6pm. Food was mediocre took over an hour to get food. Over an hour for dessert didn’t even wait for dessert when I got tot he hour mark. Very over rated chain restaurant. Not worth the Tim for money. Surprised it’s open.
  27. B

    Batman

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Always a treat on special occasions. But, we must confess...we miss the old RC!
  28. AR

    AndreaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience at Ruth’s Chris. Be sure to get your parking ticket validated.
  29. R

    Robert

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We sat in the covered area outside of the main dining. Lights were bright all night and it was loud. Request booth inside. Food was great and service was really good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server Michael was awesome. Stellar customer service.
  31. t

    toddr

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very friendly staff, but not the level of service that I am accustomed to at Ruth’s Chris. The empty wine glasses stayed on the table throughout the first course, and the table was not cleared before the main course was brought out. This made it impossible to put the mains on the table because there was no room. The food was excellent as usual, but I’m used to Ruth’s scraping the crumbs off the table in between courses and doing all of the little extras that make you feel catered to. This evening was just kind of meh.
  32. EB

    EvanB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food was amazing but our service was subpar. Our server came and checked on us about every 30 minutes. We had to ask to have our order taken, and had to flag down other servers multiple times to get a refill on drinks. When it came time to get our checks, we once again had to flag down another server as we hadn’t seen ours in close to 30 minutes at this point. From there, it took another 30 minutes for us to even receive those checks. When we complained to management about the service and asked to remove the automatic 18% gratuity, we were told that it’s company policy and there was nothing we could do. We were at dinner for 3 hours due to slow service.
  33. CC

    CurtisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. From the moment we walked in it was an excellent experience. We were greeted and seated promptly. We were attended to immediately and Thomas our server was excellent. We will certainly be back.
  34. AS

    ASM1125

    Wilmington

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a delicious meal! Our cocktails were perfect and the serve by our waitress, Kate R, was phenomenal!
  35. RL

    RichardL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A most enjoyable evening in a very nice setting. Prices are high, but ambiance and superb food come at a cost. No complaints here. The one drawback was our waiter could not see and as he poured drinks he kept missing our glasses and dropping water/wine on the table.
  36. GG

    GeneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great experience. Food and Atmosphere were very good. Tom, our waiter, took really good care of us. It was a nice evening for us. Thanks
  37. F

    Francine

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the service was terrific. I ordered a medium rare steak and it came out well done. It was replaced quickly. However, we thought the restaurant is very overpriced.
  38. KF

    KeithF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time last night. I started with cocktails at the bar before going to the main dining room. My bartender Dana is such a pleasure. She greeted me by my name, immediately offered me my usual drink, and provided some chips for my guest and I to snack on. KJ was our server in the dining room. KJ was very professional and courteous. He is very knowledgeable of the menu offerings. I inquired about the NY strip and KJ gave me the whole run down, from how its cooked to how hot the plate would be when it comes out. I must say, the steak was tender and delicious. I look forward to my next visit..
  39. p

    paulz

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Annual Xmas Eve Dinner.
  40. LH

    LisaH

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were VERY busy for christmas eve, but did a great job

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

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

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC is rated 4.6 stars by 1727 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 56 times today
Experiences are available.

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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