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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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2 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 452-0041
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Best Steak EVER!

The service was great. Friendly, knowledgeable staff that gave great suggestions. Their steak is undeniably the best. Never had a bad experience yet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dawn J
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great. Friendly, knowledgeable staff that gave great suggestions. Their steak is undeniably the best. Never had a bad experience yet.

Thank Dawn J
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really like the happy hour in the bar but on my last visit the bartenders/waiters were so inattentive it turned me away from going back. I literally had to wait while they all gathered at the cash register and talked without paying any attention to the guests- especially the ones who just arrived like me.

Thank John-Sue Z
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Will NEVER go back to this place again. Horrible. I have been at many Ruth's Chris restaurants around the country and liked them all, but this one was the worst. To begin with the hostess is incompetent. My reservation was at 9:00 PM on Christmas Eve and there were not many customers. Yet, the hostess seated me in a table... More 

Thank Alex K
New Brunswick
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Went with a bunch of friends and decided to go an hour early from our reservation and enjoy some drinks at the bar. There are a few other posts regarding service at the bar and my experience was similar. It was busy but we secured a table next to the bar. The first time service took so long we went... More 

Thank Nav531
Cary, North Carolina
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Wow, very disappointed. I'm sitting here at the bar, glass empty for about 10-12 minutes while the bartender just helps everyone around me! Baffled. I've just spent probably well over $100 on food and drink, the petite filet was full of grizzle (sp), and there are but 4 other people at the bar! I wasn't given any condiments (salt/pepper/whatever) and... More 

Thank JCCinNC
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went with family for a holiday lunch. Surprised at the excellent lunch options. Not surprised with the outstanding service. Steak choices went from four to eighteen oz. steaks. Steaks were served to order. Be careful plates are extremely hot. We ordered various vegetables and potatoes which are served in not a true family style, but enough to share. Beware deserts... More 

Thank SeniorRW
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

They asked if there was a special occasion when I made the reservation. I told them it was mine and my wife's anniversary. They went out of their way to treat us like royalty the entire night. From the rose pedals on the table, to the complimentary desert, it was an amazing night. The food was outstanding as always. Perfectly... More 

Thank Pete D
Trinidad, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My husband and I make it a point to go to every Ruth's Chris that we can, and the food is of course uniformly great. This restaurant is a bit of a drive from Princeton proper, but the ambience was good. As usual, fantastic wait staff and amazing wine list!

Thank KJWayne18
south brunswick NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Dined at this restaurant tonight with a friend. We both had the price fix menu which included steak, salad,one side and dessert. The service was very good - no complaints at all. The restaurant itself is very dark. We had to use our cell phones to see the menu. We did not have any alcohol, and the bill came to... More 

Thank jacsouthbrunswickNJ
Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Chain restaurants generally are good in that there is an expectation of a standard to be held throughout the chain. However, more often than not, these chain restaurants fall short of the mark as compared to what could be termed "boutique" restaurants. Yes, the service was what was expected and the general ambiance gave the appearance of being clean. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: (609) 452-0041

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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 - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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