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Ruth's Chris Steak House

1601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Pacific Heights)
(415) 673 - 0557
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Ranked #258 of 4,949 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: California
Transit: End of California Line
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was not impressed by their food at all. Nothing special. I've been to better steakhouses. The service is good though. Will not be coming back, for the money, I could go and enjoy at other steakhouses .

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is an upmarket restaurant with upmarket prices. Their wine list is extensive, but the glass of Californian Pinot I enjoyed was fruity and smooth. The steaks were cooked to our requirements and accompanied by the most delicious (and rich) potato wedges in a chipotle sauce. The downside is the price.

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San Francisco, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Excellent service! Before being seated my date and I went to the bar both having a glass of wine, not even a long wait because before we knew it we were already being seated and we hadn't even finished our glasses of wine yet. Our server greeted us and was very friendly and also informative about the menu options. The... More

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Legnano, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Ok it is a steak house. It isn't cheap. In fact it is costly. However, it is the place for steak in San Francisco. The meat comes out HOT as it should. Have eaten here maybe twenty times it has always been great. We got there at 5:30 the other night, sat and talked and enjoyed a bottle of wine... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Please beware, restaurant has hidden charges in small print when dining with friends ! Still feel sick by experience. Contacted Headquarters, refered me to Gen Manager. She sent me a short note, asking to explain, then never bothered to answer my concern and message. Recontacted headquarters, never got an answer. You will 'sense' the moment you walk in that this... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We knew this was a proper steak house as soon as we walked in through the door - the steaks come out of the kitchen sizzling! We ordered a New York strip to share and glad that we did because it was massive. The steak was superbly cooked, succulent all the way through and perfectly seasoned. We had a side... More

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Vienna, Austria
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Yes that's what Ruth's Chris is all about! I just love that special moment when that sizzel from the hot plates tell you well in advance that the waiter (and with him your dinner) is just a few steps away. We loved the mashed potatoes mit a hint of garlic...

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Corte Madera, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been to ALL of SF's big (and small) steakhouses, and THIS place tops them all! CONSISTENTLY amazing across the board from beef, to creamed spinach, great potato selections and amazing desserts! We always have a cocktail at the small bar before dinner, and they have some tasty seasonal drinks as well as several bottled beer choices. (No draught... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

An amazing steak experience at Ruth's Chris. It is a chain steakhouse, but it is marvelous. They served the steak only with pepper and salt, and its own juice. The best way to serve it. No fancy sauce, no fancy dressing. Real steakhouse, a bit expensive, but well...

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Guelph, Canada
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32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This being our second Ruth's Chris visit (our first being in Chicago) our expectations were high. Thankfully they did not disappoint. The steaks were of a very high quality and cooked to perfection. I would say that the cuts weren't as high in quality as we'd had in Chicago but still well above any other steakhouse we've been to in... More

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Additional Information about Ruth's Chris Steak House

Address: 1601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: (415) 673 - 0557
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:30 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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