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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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2961 Michelson Dr Ste A, Irvine, CA 92612 (Michelson Dr and Jamboree)
(949) 252-8848
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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Good but keep a eye on the extras

We had our son in laws 48th birthday party there last Sunday night. First the food is very pricey. Be careful and do not order to many side dishes. Now we had a great meal in fact it was outstanding but left many side dishes uneaten. So enjoy but pay attention, the waitress is taking your order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
James S
Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our son in laws 48th birthday party there last Sunday night. First the food is very pricey. Be careful and do not order to many side dishes. Now we had a great meal in fact it was outstanding but left many side dishes uneaten. So enjoy but pay attention, the waitress is taking your order and really has... More 

Thank James S
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a business dinner here last week. Ordered off the Pre Fix menu. I ordered the filet and shrimp. Both were nicely done and presented. Beef was flavorful and the shrimp firm. I wish I could remember the name of the Pinot Noir we enjoyed but I cannot recall it. The service was cordial and professional. Always enjoy the high... More 

Thank gilladj
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

best steak I've had in years! Their butter steak is amazing and the portions are big, but on that final bite you'll just wish it wouldn't end just yet I'd eat dinner over there every day if I could

Thank Alon_Rozen
Bellevue, Washington
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're fortunate to dine at 5 start restaurants regularly and are generally disappointed, especially in orange county. I've long been a fan of ruths chain and while we've had poor experiences in Hawaii specifically we tried Irvine location a year ago maybe and were pleasantly surprised. So my significant others mother came into town for weekend so we took her... More 

Thank David J
Torrance, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Every year, we go out with good friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary that falls on the same day. One of our most favorite restaurants to visit is Ruth Chris in Irvine. Yes, some years we try other steakhouses but it seems every other year we return to Ruth Chris. This year it was another PERFECT meal which started with... More 

Thank Seeker55
Irvine, California
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My biggest gripe was with managements lack of creating a nice ambience to follow the menu prices. There was a table, in the middle of the restaurant, on their cell phones. Talking into the speaker so everyone can hear. Asked mgmt twice, since it clearly states "no cell phones", but nothing was done. I had the ribeye. On my opinion,... More 

Thank Ocdolphingrayneil
Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Honestly, a little too much service but if that's my only gripe I probably shouldn't be complaining. Good steak, no doubt about that. Lobster looked good as well

Thank AnnonTraveler5150
Mission Viejo, California
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192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I think this location is overdue for a remodel. You can't beat the service, but the idea of $50+ steaks means this is for special occasions only. All the sides run about $10 each, so about $150 per couple, more if consuming alcohol. The portions are big and there will be a take-home box, but it's not as good when... More 

Thank marc c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We come here on promotions by others. It is too expensive otherwise. We did come here on a special occasion many years ago. Our recent visit in Irvine at Michelson and Jamboree was sponsored by some business. The steak and shrimp were extraordinary. Served with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach family style on plates that are close to 500 deg... More 

Thank Idaleona
Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We love Ruth's Chris and have tried the one on Maui, in Dallas and in Palm Springs. The Ruth's Chris in Irvine is by far superior to the others. Although it is in a strip mall, they have managed to make the restaurant feel warn, inviting and very elegant. From your first encounter with the hostess, the service is impeccable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2961 Michelson Dr Ste A, Irvine, CA 92612
    (Michelson Dr and Jamboree)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: (949) 252-8848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70 - 80
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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