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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC, Wilmington, NC
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC, Wilmington, NC
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC, Wilmington, NC
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC, Wilmington, NC
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC, Wilmington, NC

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC

4.7
4.7
2180 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 25 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

  • Barrell Whiskey Cigar Dinner

    $140.00 per person

    Mar 21, 2024 only
    Amuse-Bouche: Colossal Crab Salad paired with FOUNDATION MULE First Course: Carrot-Ginger Bisque paired with NEW YORK CLASSIC SOUR Second Course: Beef Short Rib paired with BARRELL VANTAGE CASK STRENGTH BOURBON Blend of Straight Bourbons Finished in Mizunara, French, and Toasted American Oak Third Course Filet Mignon with Espresso BBQ Butter, accompanied by beer battered onion rings & truffle mashed potatoes paired with BARRELL SEAGRASS CASK STRENGTH RYE WHISKEY Rye whisky finished in Martinique Rum, Madeira, and Apricot Brandy barrels Fourth Course: Zinfandel Poached Pear served with Coffee & Tea
  • Caymus Vineyards TasteMaker Dinner

    $130.00 per person

    Jul 17 - Jul 18, 2024
    Caymus Vineyards is renowned for producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon wines, and for establishing the benchmark for premium Napa Valley red wines. Join us for a pairing experience featuring four wines from Caymus, alongside incredible chef-crafted courses. View the menu and reserve your seat. Amuse-Bouche: Chilled Spicy Shrimp Roulade paired with Conundrum First Course: Chicken Caesar Croquette paired with Mer Soleil Chardonnay Second Course: Cocoa Roasted Lamb Medallion paired with Caymus Vineyards California Cabernet Third Course: Filet with Chimichurri Butter Crust paired with Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Fourth Course: Chocolate Cream Pie served with Coffee & Tea Price excludes tax and gratuity
  • Maker's Mark Cigar Dinner

    $175.00 per person

    Apr 18, 2024 only
    Menu Coming Soon

What 2,180 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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 Overall

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambiance

  • Wilmington

    Good for business meals

  • Wilmington

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wilmington

    Romantic

  • Wilmington

    Good for special occasions

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

2,180 Reviews
  1. NCgirl

    Wilmington

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for restaurant week but added oyster Rockefeller appetizer with $3 off & they were delicious. I love the fruit bread in the bread basket. Cocktails were delicious as was the filet, mashed potatoes & creamed spinach sides. We had excellent service from Shelly. We like the complimentary valet parking.

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  2. CarlT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great dinner! Great Restaurant Week special.

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  3. ILMHusker

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and bartenders. Great location with views of Cape Fear River and battleship North Carolina. The wall/large sliding doors on the river side open up in pleasant weather. Try the lobster tails. 2 nice sized tails for $49. Probably a better "buy" compared to the $60+ strip steak. Sides seem to be less generous these days, but very tasty. Their mini desserts are a great option. Free valet parking is plus.

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  4. DennisF

    Wilmington

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, Ryan performed his duties extremely well. Dinner was wonderful, tries a few items we had not had there before. We shall return.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Been coming here for the last few years for business dinners.

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  6. KaitlynE

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. It was the perfect in every way. Personal, waitress was amazing, food was better than anything I could of expected

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  7. anonymous

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for restaurant week and enjoyed their special. Petite filet was the perfect size for me. Stacy was very nice and corrected her mistake with our drinks quickly and apologized for it, thus not taking away from our experience.

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  8. LindaP

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Ruth’s Chris for a friend’s night out with another couple. It just happened to be Restaurant Week so we ordered from the special menu. Ryan was our server and he was very personable and attentive. Management came by our table twice to make sure everything was perfect and it was. We all enjoyed our meals, the service, and the ambiance. Another plus was the spotless restrooms. We will continue to be repeat customers.

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  9. Coachwinky

    Wilmington

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Treated ourselves to a date night including terrific smokey old fashions, oysters, petite filets, and great wine. Phillip our server was good but listening to Chris at next table would have made it a more enjoyable experience. It was a chance to spoil just us, but it was the most expensive meal we've ever had.

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  10. StephenR

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to celebrate an important birthday. Our table was ready when we arrived. Our server was very attentive. The food was excellent. The bill was as expected. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  11. GeorgeG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Staff were very friendly and polite. Atmosphere was very relaxing.

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  12. JimW

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first cigar and Bourbon event. It was classy, the service was excellent, the drinks and cigars were good, and the food was awesome! They described the cigars and bourbons, plus the drink per course can how it pairs. We will be back for more of that.

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  13. EatWellBestRevenge

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steaks were delicious and the service was excellent. The meal was expensive but you get what you pay for!

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  14. Jrod

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great. Very friendly, informative and knowledgeable. The food was really good. Not the best steak we have had at Ruth's Chris but it was still good. Was lacking the normal sear and seasoning that we are used to. But other than that we were very happy.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Morgan is wonderful! The food and Ambiance is always great. Stephanie is always wonderful and the Knowledge of the wine is superb!

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  16. LeeE

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We each ordered a petite filet, medium, but both were rare and not very tasty. the extra-cost au gratin potatoes were not fully cooked and some were crunchy. The onion suop was excellent. The Cherry Old Fashioned ($19) was too sweet. The mini-cheesecakes were OK but very small. Coffee was OK. Service was inconsistent. Other diners were talking very loudly. We don't plan t return.

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  17. alanb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice river view location. Attentive service, perfectly prepared food. Did not feel rushed at any point. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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  18. CharlesC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Jeff was excellent! The petit filet with Boursin and the salmon with crispy shrimp were both excellent, as was the Romain salad with avocado dressing and blue cheese! Wonderful meal!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 12 oz steak was grilled to my preference but was thin and floating in butter. I wouldn’t get this again it was too expensive.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, Leah was an excellent waitress and Landon was a great food runner. We had a great time celebrating my husband’s birthday!

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  21. TeachinginHeels

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not worth the hype, or the price. Much better steaks elsewhere.

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  22. Smittyd

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RYAN was the best host! We will definitely request him again. Tried the crab stuffed mushroom for the first time , as he recommended. I didn't care for the chopped style salad as it has too much of a bitter taste for me. All of the other foods were superb. All staff were personable & acknowledged my birthday. Thank you all for a great dining experience.

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  23. ToddC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome as usual. Took a couple friends for their first experience and they loved the food.

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  24. WayneL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place for a great atmosphere. Food is always great too.

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  25. KaylaC

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When it comes to the food, our steak was undercooked. We asked for Medium and it came out almost being rare in the middle.

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  26. Kwags

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicely welcomed. Service was great very good timing. Appetizers were amazing Oysters Rockefeller and Crab stuffed with Crabmeat. Steak and fish cooked perfectly. Sides were hot and tasty and the cheesecake delicious. A great place to come back to

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  27. RandyL

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best food and waitress It was great as always

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  28. Sarge

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration. Amy was our server and treated us well. Great food, great table, and great service. We asked for containers to take home some of the food that was more than we could eat. We had a wonderful young lady who even got us some extra raisin bread when the left over piece we had wanted to go in the food boxes fell onto a tray. Thoughtful. We'll be back for the next birthday!

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  29. TomB

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Probably one of the more over priced restaurants I’ve ever been to. With tip we spent $400. 2 glasses of wine and no appetizers or dessert. Makes me miss living in Raleigh and the Angus Barn.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Service excellent. Ruth Chris never disappoints. 10/10

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The overall experience was good however, upon arrival, there were six employees standing at the check-in desk that seemed completely oblivious to the fact that we were even standing in front of the desk. The restrooms were out of order for our entire visit so anytime we needed to use the restroom. We had to go to the pizza place downstairs while dressed in formal attire to use the restroom. I would definitely visit again and just hope that things go better the second time.

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  32. RalphO

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Fantastic scenery as well.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and wonderful service on Valentine’s Day; and a rose for my wife. A bit expensive with alcohol additions but still worth it and we will go again.

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  34. JonathanE

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time visiting and we weren’t disappointed. Our server Michael was amazing and kept us well taken care of, from start to finish. We will definitely be returning in the near future!

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  35. Shils

    Wilmington

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was a little disappointed in the food just not the same excellent taste that I’m use to from there!

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  36. DUANE

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT place to eat and have coctails!!! Best ever service too!! We'll be back!!!!!

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  37. KatyP

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chris Ruth’s did not disappoint. Our waiter Mike was excellent. Everything was amazing, the drinks, the tuna appetizer, our steaks (petit filet and cowboy ribeye), the lobster Mac and cheese was to die for, and the crème brûlée. We will be coming back in the future and recommending this place to everyone we know.

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  38. JohnQ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place. Ask for Michael as your server, he’s personable, attentive, helpful, and knowledgeable. Food is the best. Great views from the outside patio area. They could turn the background music volume down. Tends to be overwhelming after a bit.

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  39. PhilK

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FAB ambiance along with Quality Food and Very Professional STAFF, Especially BRITTANY..

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  40. LaurieC

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time dining at Ruth’s Crisp. My only complaint is that I should have experienced it much sooner! Service was exceptional, food was fantastic, and ambience was classy and professional yet casual. Can’t wait to go back!

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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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC using the Order Online button. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC is rated 4.7 stars by 2180 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 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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