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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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Hours:
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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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our Steak House Preference

In our area there are four well known, high end steak restaurants. Ruth's Chris is our favorite. Mastro's is too focused on style and presentation (sometimes over the top), while being less consistent on food quality (often very good, but not as consistent as the others.) For the price they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Brad J
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In our area there are four well known, high end steak restaurants. Ruth's Chris is our favorite. Mastro's is too focused on style and presentation (sometimes over the top), while being less consistent on food quality (often very good, but not as consistent as the others.) For the price they charged, we never went back. Morton's is very good. Flemming's... More 

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Thank Brad J
Laguna Woods, California
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A special birthday dinner for my 90 yr old partner!! For curiosity as I was aware of the cost at Ruth Chris I checked Ruth Chris coupons before leaving for my reservation. Parking is 100% Valet (if you want to part close as handicapped spaces did not appear to be available). Cost for valet is a reasonable $4.00. The special... More 

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Thank arnold s
Oxnard, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We generally have dinner at Ruth Chris but this time tried the happy hour. Burgers was delicious and generous and the lobster appetizer was very tasty too. The place is very small so we were glad we went early.

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Thank pdtravelers
Laguna Niguel, California
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister gave me as a Christmas gift a certificate for dinner at Ruth's Chris. My girlfriend and I chose a thursday night and made a reservation at 6 pm. First problem was finding parking and after searching for an open spot and not finding one I settled on valet parking in front of the restaurant. We were seated quickly... More 

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Thank Fred B
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I myself dont eat meat, but had to host a group that does. They enjoyed the place and said it was very very good. Prices are high. Service is very nice and quick.

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Thank Bndot
Laguna Beach
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As mentioned in many of the other reviews, this is a top-notch Steak house with excellent variety (seafood, steaks, chicken, and a number of items that appealed to my vegetarian son). Although the place is pricey (the "best buy" is low on the first page of the menu, and includes a salad, entree, side and dessert for either $45 or... More 

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Thank LagunaMike
Irvine, California
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276 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The steak sandwich with french fries was very good. The Crab BLT with zucchini fries were good. The pomegranate martini and Royal Street Gin and Tonic are excellent. Limited seating in the bar for happy hour. Prices are very good... $8 for drinks and food items on happy hour menu.

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Thank Mark H
Irvine, CA
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not been to Ruth Chris for more than a year. We have become patrons of Flemings and fans of their Roast Beef. However, our daughter considers Ruth Chris her favorite restaurant, and we decided to invite her and her family early in the new year. Simply put, the meal and the service was not uniformly fantastic. Our waiter... More 

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Thank William R S
Orange, California
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If your looking for a high end, top notch steakhouse, this place was great. I was surprised that even with a full house, packed with Christmas parties, the noise level was still low enough that you could hear everyone across the table. I've been to several places in the past that were raved about in reviews but the atmosphere and... More 

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Thank AveJoey
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

On holiday in US and invited to visit this amazing Steak House. Service SO great. First ever taste of sweet potato casserole with crunchy pecan topping. 'Harvest' salad one of best ever for the 2 of us. All 6 of us chose Surf & Turf special. Fillets of beef exquisitely cooked and served with 2 fabulous lobster tails. A very... 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: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?