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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Pacific Heights
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1601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109 (California)
End of California Line
(415) 673 - 0557
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 128
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good fillet

Amazing lobster starter. Well cooked, good sized fillet steak. Excellent mashed potato. Very friendly & proper service. Not cheap but very good

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Duncan I
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Laganas, Zante
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We read some really good reviews of this restaurant and our hotel concierge said it was really difficult to get a table - so we had quite high expectations. It was virtually empty. To be fair - the service was Ok-the waiters were nice, and the steaks were OK- good size and well cooked, HOWEVER that is where it ends.... More 

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Laganas, Zante
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Amazing lobster starter. Well cooked, good sized fillet steak. Excellent mashed potato. Very friendly & proper service. Not cheap but very good

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There are tons of great restaurants in San Francisco, and my wife and I have been to a lot of them. We have been to Ruth's Chris on Maui, and my wife wanted to go to the one in San Francisco for her birthday. You certainly don't need to go to an old school, chain restaurant to get a good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Started at the bar - very good Blue berry Mojito! Start with crispy calamari- so good and balanced. Ordered a well marbled medium cooked ribeye with extra butter sauce.....amazing! Melts in your mouth and kept warm in a hot plate. Friendly staff and great service! Go for valet parking - $10 flat rate.

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London UK
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35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is the second time I have eaten in this Ruth's Chris and yet again it excelled. Impeccable service, amazing steaks served sizzling hot. Thank you!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have used Ruth's Chris restaurants elsewhere in the US and have always had a great experience. San Francisco RC did not disappoint. My appetiser was Seared Ahi tuna steak, almost raw with a tasty seared outer, served with and oriental dressing; delicious with fantastic flavours and textures. I had a 16oz bone-in fillet for main and we had Lyonnaise... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Not my first Ruth's Chris Steakhouse experience, and definitely not my last! This time in San Francisco! Preceeded by a local lobster bisque, our fillet and ribeye steaks were cooked perfection as usual, and accompanied by generous portions of delicious baby spinach and asparagus! Service was excellent! Recommended!

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Wolfsburg, Germany
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20 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Nice bar service, perfect steak and "Silver Oak" by the glass. I eat early and was alone, so I was lucky to get a table (Friday night). But it´s also good to eat at the bare, where I had two Martinis (both perfect).

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love Ruth Chris steak, and their creme brulee is my favorite anywhere. This locale is no exception.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We've been to many Ruth's Chris Restaurants all over the US and were never disappointed. Although not inexpensive a visit is always recommended. We went to the San Francisco branch on the 25th of December and the food, service and staff were excellent. It's always a highlight for us to have lunch or dinner at a Ruth's Chris.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
    (California)
  • Public Transportation: End of California Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: (415) 673 - 0557

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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