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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
2231 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 42 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

  • Rombauer Vineyards TasteMaker Dinner

    $130.00 per person

    Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2024
    Menu Coming Soon
  • Maker's Mark Cigar Dinner

    $140.00 per person

    Apr 18, 2024 only
    AMUSE BOUCHE PAN ROASTED SEA SCALLOP paired with OPENING LINE FIRST COURSE POTATO LEEK SOUP paired with ORGEAT OLD FASHIONED SECOND COURSE BLACKENED SPRING LAMB paired with SMOKED MANHATTAN MAIN COURSE FILET WITH BOURSIN CHEESE CRUST paired with MAKER’S MARK CASK STRENGTH DESSERT ROMBAUER JAM CAKE paired with COFFEE & TEA
    Maker's Mark  Cigar Dinner Photo
  • Nickel Family Wine Dinner

    $160.00 per person

    May 15 - May 16, 2024
    Menu Coming Soon
    Nickel Family Wine Dinner Photo

What 2,231 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • 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

2,231 Reviews
  1. TeresaH

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall everything was good. Great way to celebrate a special occasion.

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  2. KerriE

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! We will be back! Recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love eating at Ruth’s Chris - best steak and environment/service.

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  4. SUEnRICH

    New York City

    106 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding. We were constantly asked if we needed anything. Having said that we were disappointed. The carpaccio of beef paled in comparison to the same dish at other Ruth's Chris. The mustard sauce overpowered the dish. The crab beignets dish was excellent. We both got filet mignon and we had two sides. The potatoes weren't cooked enough in the potatoes au gratin. They were hard. The fried rice was very good. The filets were not cooked properly. Both were undercooked. We chose not to return any dish. The quality of the meat didn't seem quite as good as we've had in the past. I'm sure we'll give this Ruth's Chris another try. Perhaps it was an off night. We've been going to Ruth's Chris for over 30 years. We've been to quite a few of your restuarants in several states. We'll give this one another try and hopefully we'll be giving a five star review like we've done so many times in the past.

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  5. DavidD

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    kate our server was most thoughtfull. did not rush us. made our trip most pleasant. will be back

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great! Hard to find better. We recommend it!

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  7. StephenS

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meals for all three of us and attentive, professional staff from busser to runner to our server, Shelley who was outstanding. Thank you!

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  8. HospitalitySharpShooter

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service and overall experience I’ve had in Wilmington! I’m here vacationing and ordinarily would never patronize a chain but after supporting four of the top rated local restaurants; this was the best!! Food and service were fantastic; even better than RC’s in much larger markets!! Brava!!

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  9. KevinO

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    As always, TERRIFIC steak and Salmon along with amazing cremini mushrooms. This Ruth Chris should expand their beer selections and publish them properly

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  10. Timk

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dessert selection was good but the taste was very bland

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have come here for Easter the past two years and for whatever reason the food wasn’t as good. My husband had chicken and biscuits the chicken was overly dry. My blueberry pancakes had a bitter taste. And to be honest we noticed two different parties complaining about their meals.

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  12. KarenG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 of the 6 steaks were prepared as ordered. The potatoes were cold. Historically, we love this restaurant, but disappointed on this Easter Sunday.

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  13. Denise

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mike Summerlin is a great server and really adds to the overall experience.

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  14. Jacquelina

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My brunch crab cakes, poached eggs and potatoes were all cold.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, great service and beautiful views. We loved it!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful time! Everyone from the valet, the hostesses, and our servers were amazing! We have had Michael as our server before and he is always great! The meal, of course, was amazing. Thanks for a fantastic Easter brunch!

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  17. Beto1225

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable Easter Brunch. Food was great and the kids loved the experience. Excellent quality steaks and accompaniments. Drinks were very good.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It took almost 2 hrs to eat and it was only my husband and I. For the price I expect outstanding service and that is not what we received. Our server was nice but food took forever and not properly spaced to come out. It was cold in their “temperature controlled patio”. Most people were wearing jackets and no one thought to “turn the heat on”. Sun was shining in our eyes for most of our LONG supper. With the amount of money charged you would think they could afford a sun shade to keep their guests comfortable.

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  19. BobW

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Ruth’s Chris was excellent, as always. The service was top notch. The food is always tasty and prepared well.

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  20. AngelaS

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had by very nice evening. Pleasantly greeted and seated promptly. Nina, our waitress was fine. We had a very nice evening. Pleasantly greeted and seated promptly. Nina, waitress and the rest of staff were fine. Food was good. Drink was delicious. f

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  21. JeffreyN

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and the service was exceptional but it was freezing where we were seating. I had to give my wife my jacket. It put a small damper on the meal.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food quality and service although the dining experience was a bit overpriced

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  23. MarkK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both ordered filets to cooked medium. One was perfect, the other was just above rare. Disappointed with that. The server,Chris, was outstanding.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was amazing. We loved Chris and the girl with with glasses and red lipstick was amazing.( sorry I forgot her name). But they were great.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my husband’s 60th birthday! Jeff, our waiter was beyond fabulous! The service along with our amazing meal made for a memorable birthday dinner. Thank you Ruth’s Cris!

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  26. SHUGGE

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    KJ did a fantastic job as always The food was amazing and the staff was great

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & drinks (bar and wine) was exceptional!! The service seemed a bit off, but was good. Highly recommend the crab beignets, they were amazing!

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  28. LaurieW

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional - as usual. They provide a wonderful dining experience each and every time.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I would like to start by saying our food was amazing as always, thank you to our server Chris for making sure everything was perfect for my birthday. The only complaint I have is with Tommy, at the valet parking he was not only nosy but also crazy. After my parents left, my boyfriend and I were pulling onto 3rd Street when this maniac in a red truck and wearing his Ruth Chris red jacket cut us off, my boyfriend pulled up beside him to ask him what his problem was and at this point we noticed who he was, that’s when Tommy started cussing at us and saying the most mean and hurtful words I have ever heard come out of a man’s mouth he was slandering mine, my fathers ,my mothers and my boyfriends name, he proceeded to follow our car from 3rd all the way into my neighborhood off of oleander, we had to drive like crazy to loose him. I was scared for mine and my loved ones life’s. Safe to say it’s definitely a birthday I will never forget but not in a good way. I don’t know who is in charge of reading these but if it’s a manager or someone in charge y’all need to know that man is crazy scary and should not be around people. Thank you to everyone else at Ruth Chris for the amazing birthday wishes, you guys are awesome and we love you. Please stay safe around that maniac if y’all park in the garage area. God bless.

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  30. NCgirl

    Wilmington

    116 reviews

    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    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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  31. CarlT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

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

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  32. ILMHusker

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    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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  33. DennisF

    Wilmington

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    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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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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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 2231 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 42 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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