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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC

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.

301 North Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 4pm - 10pm. Lounge opens at 3PM daily

Cross Street:
Grace St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(910) 343-1818

Website:
http://www.ruthschris-wilmington.com/

Catering:
PRIVATE EVENTS
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.

PRIVATE DINING MENUS
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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Featuring:
- Custom designed menus
- Open for lunch for private events
- Off-site catering for lunch or dinner
- Delivered boxed lunches
- Fully enclosed private dining rooms

Amenities
- 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

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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Waterfront (10)
Scenic View (9)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Authentic (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Wilmington)·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. :-) :-)

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·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.

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 (Wilmington)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 27, 2018

table of 2 CANNOT seat by the window

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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Wilmington)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·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.

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 (Wilmington)·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.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·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.

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 (Charlotte)·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.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Houston)·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?

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Ruth's Chris Steak House is a know commodity. You know what you're going to get. Good food, an excellent wine selection, attentive service and extremely high prices. We weren't disappointed on any account except the petite filet was much closer to medium than to rare.
Would we return? Sure, but only for a special occasion. There are lots of other places in Wilmington with excellent chefs who produce great food and maybe don't have the atmosphere or maybe they have the atmosphere but not the attentive service. Ruth's has it all.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was excellent.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was awesome!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As always, great good and excellent service!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Ruth’s Chris still serves the best steaks anywhere. They are not cheap but they are great. Been to a few around the country and other famous steakhouses but Ruth’s is our favorite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 12, 2017

as always great food

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Drinks, wine selection, salads and steak very good. Sides were ok but nothing special. They used to be better. Service was good and we enjoyed looking out over the USS NC on the Cape Fear River.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our waiter James was Wonderful ! Food was just Perfect !
It was a birthday dinner .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The steak was over cooked, actually it was burnt on the edges couldn't eat it, and when I'm paying that kind of money for a stake, I want to eat it All. I've been many times but very disappointed this visit

Tags: Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

On the whole, our experience was a positive one. It was unfortunate that the attitude of our host and hostess were indicative their busy seating day as their attitudes were much less than pleasant. We had to wait 45 minutes even with a reservation. All of that was soon forgotten when Harrison, our waiter, helped out with great suggestions and unforced kindness. Food prep was perfect along with wine pairing. It was a stellar holiday meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Normally we have a great experience but the hostess was rude and miserable seating everyone. She didn’t sit us at a booth like we had requested in our reservation but instead mentioned we’ll youd have more room at a table. Implying my family wouldn’t fit (we’ve been here several times and have sat at booths just fine). Then she sat us a table scrunched up against the wall and the Christmas tree. Our server literally forgot everything we asked for and had to be reminded of everything we ordered or asked for. We were sat at 7:00 and we did not leave until 9:30 because she forgot to put in our starters after our appetizers and in turn delayed our entrees. On thanksgiving everyone is given a second meal to go and our waitress didnt even bother to bring any to our table. After asking another server if they were doing that again this year she embarrassingly told us yes and put the order in. We always enjoy the food but the service this go around left a bad taste in our mouths.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The only good part of the meal were the steaks that two of our party ordered. The featured turkey dinner and every one of the side dishes came out either lukewarm or downright cold, despite reassurance from the waiter regarding my concern that the party at the table next to us had already sent their Thanksgiving dinners back because theirs was not warm. Even after I sent mine back the replacement meal came back just as cold, if not colder. We had a bill of $240 for three people and were very disappointed that we spent this much money for an inferior meal.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our last 3rd time eating Thanksgiving here. Not sure what happened. Even with a reservation our wait was long. Our server was already frazzled when she got our table . We were very disappointed with our dining experience this year. Not sure that we will pick Ruth Chris again for a special occasion .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving meal was great. Of course, the steak was perfect. We will go there again for a special occasion

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

From start to finish outstanding service food was excellent, will definitely try to make back to Ruth’s

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

good service and good food....nice atmosphere...definitely enjoyed.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent classy establishment in downtown Wilmington. Great for a meal to impress, or for a special occasion. The meal is always outstanding, and the service is perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent as always. Highly recommended. Steak was awesome

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food and service was top notch. Mandy our waitress was exceptional. Great place for an evening out!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely awesome experience for both the romantic and the foodie. Went for a date with the fiancé. Staff was extremely professional and on time. Highly recommend.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We enjoy going to Ruth Chris a few times a year and for Thanksgiving. They really try hard to make everything special and perfect, especially for special days like your birthday or anniversary. The only downside is the cost, but the food is sensational and the wait staff is incredible. Side note: we always ask Hunter. He’s by far the best server we’ve ever had. He goes above and beyond to make you evening special, but the best part is he remembers specific things you enjoyed from any previous visit. He even figured out how to get our favorite dessert that they no longer have on the menu (chocolate sin cake!)

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We watched the Sunset and enjoyed a quiet relaxing dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Ruth's Chris always delivers an amazing steak- and this location is no exception. Filet always comes out cooked to the perfect temperature, great family sized sides (the sweet potato casserole is amazing!), and they always have a delicious bold cabernet to compliment our selections. Service is impeccable: waiters Philip and Gray are the best of the best. Their professionalism, knowledge, and timing is beyond compare.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Price are to high and not worth the money it overpriced for what you get

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Terrific evening! Great food (maybe best ever and we come here often ).

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It's best place for great steak. It was our 20th anniversary dinner she had the the Lamb Chops that were cooked to perfection I had Filet with Lobster Tail was perfect. Desert was the Banana Cream pie good but on the runny side not as Emerals. Overall great place for special times with great Steak & great view of the Cape Fear River.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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