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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC

915 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 4pm - 10pm. Lounge opens at 3PM daily
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Phone number
(910) 343-1818
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.

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.
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Cross street
Grace St
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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Special events & promotions
- Custom designed menus
- Open for lunch for private events
- Off-site catering for lunch or dinner
- Delivered boxed lunches
- Fully enclosed private dining rooms

- 46’’ Plasma HD Flat Screen TV
- In room drop down screen
- LCD Overhead Projector
- Wireless Slide Advancers
- Hardwire & Wireless Internet
- Hardwire Phone Line
- Wireless Conference Phone
- Wi-Fi video calling (Skype)
- Sound System with microphone
- 24’’ Digital Photo Viewer
- Display Easels
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

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

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What 915 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent seating, waitstaff excellent. Timing on beverages pouring were all excellent.
When I make a steak it is crusty dark on the outside and a beautiful pink inside. Melt in your mouth is usually a sign
I have picked a well marbled steak.
The steak here, a strip at that was bland looking like a white person on the beach for the first time in the summer.
The fillet I will have to say was juicy tender and worthwhile.
Now we get to the lobster tail. No let's wait. The raw oysters were a tongue tingling taste of the north Atlantic
Th lobster tail least we forget was seasoned with my weekly allotted amount of sodium .
The server quickly took that long for the bill without concern.
Only after I had dined did friends ask if the food was still inferior. I would have to agree, the potential is here but some serious search for a chef who can cook a steak and lobster would be a great start

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I realize it was a busy night but ordered med rare steak and received well done. So had to send back which resulted in other guests food getting cold while waiting on a re-fire. Just would not expect that for $300 meal.

Turbinite (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Haley took such great care of us & made our Valentine Day dinner very special!

SpankysDad (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

This was my 4th time to dine at Ruth's Chris in Wilmington, NC and I surely will be going back! If you like BEEF it's the best we've ever had. This is OUR place to go to for special occasions. My wife and I will try to celebrate here for our Anniversaries. We were unable to make it for this passed anniversary so we decided to to go to celebrate my birthday along with 2 good friends who also had Birthdays . If you notify them of your special occasion ( thru Open Table ) they will do special things like flower petals on the table and other surprise things. They just do their best to make your day SPECIAL. The food is wonderful and the wait staff is incredible. Our server for the night was Kyle Falabella and by the end of the evening he was part of the family!! It's just a SPECIAL EXPERIENCE dining there. I want to thank all of the wait staff for making our evening special and you will see us again for our next special occasion or maybe sooner. :-) :-)

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

I had friend in from Southern California and Mexico City. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was spectacular.

Will be back in early April with my brother and sister in law.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Never a disappointment at Ruth's Chris. Well worth the expense. Amazing food, especially the steaks. Unbeatable quality and flavor. Always a wonderful experience. We go every year on our anniversary and it's a real treat. Our server, Philip, is always so genuine and attentive.

vipOpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

table of 2 CANNOT seat by the window

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was very good, but our steak was not cooked to order and was returned twice. The manager comped the steak but my wife where not Ieating at the same time. Food is expensive, I expected more perfection in regards to how the steak is cooked.

vipChipR (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Ruth’s Chris at the Hilton in Wilmington is always fantastic. Great bar, great dining experience, always consistent.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good but pricey. It was New Years Eve but it seemed like every other evening. I was hoping for some sort of music or more festive decor or champagne toast ...but there was none.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve, so there was a greater demand for tables. We got stuck downstairs in the ground level room which is just an empty conference room. It was very different from the usual dining experience in the main dining room, which would have been ok, I guess, except we had no notice of this until we arrived. Nobody likes dashed expectations. Also the bartender downstairs was incapable of making a real "old fashion". It tasted like a bourbon and water with an orange peel on the bottom. When I spoke up, they took it back and removed it from the bill though, so at least they heard me. The steaks were outstanding, and ordinarily this is a perfect place for a great steak dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

This was the finest restaurant we have experienced in Wilmington. The steaks are outstanding and there is a classy ambience without being too pretentious. That said, I think the menu items are over-priced so expect bills of at least $100 per person.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The potatoes tasted like box potatoes. The steak was ok, but not great. The service was very good but the price versus quality is way out of whack. This meal was truthfully not any better than at a chain restaurant like Longhorn but it cost $140.00. At least they validate the valet.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We expected to be in the main dinning room but were placed in the basement banquet room. Very disappointed because it was a Christmas dinner. Room was loud and cold. Food was good but ambiance was lousy.

vipchristocino (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Not bad but overpriced like most steak houses. Good beef, cooked as I requested (rare). But $10 for a side of creamed spinach?