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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 #263 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
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:
Nob Hill
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Probably the best steak I have ever eaten. If you like your meat - this will not disappoint. We shared the Porterhouse - all steaks come fried in butter and continue cooking on super hot plates at the table. Don't order too many sides - you don't need them! Service was also fantastic.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What a amazing place food was out of this world, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere was unbelievable would highly recommend this restaurant to all types of diners.

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Sausalito, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I dined here early on a Friday night before going to Cirque du Soleil. Our server, Jessica was great! She was super professional and fun at the same time. We had previously ordered martinis at the bar - which were made perfectly - so we asked for our bottle of red wine to be opened and ordered... More 

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emerald hills, ca
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We usually eat here once or twice a year for special occasions. We made reservations and when we arrived at the restaurant we were seated promptly. I should have realized at the beginning when the waiter came to take our drink orders that he was not the typical perfect waiter that we have gotten in the past. He was sort... More 

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Liverpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I went to San Francisco on a weeks holiday to meet my brother in law, for his birthday. We dinned at Ruth's Chris Steak House with my partner son brother in law and myself and never had a meal like it. We were greeted by an amazing host and got information about the food we were about to eat, where... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great service, however my steak was terrible and I ended up with a stomach illness, if I'm honest all of our party (of 6) say it's not the best steak they ever had, in fact it was just an ordinary experience for the overrated prices. If you want a Great steak go to Morton's!!

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Rohnert Park, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had my birthday dinner there with wonderful friends. The food was excellent! Had the lamb chops for the first time there and they were delicious! Service was great! I will come back again!

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Nice steak, good sides. Service good at the table, lots of friendly staff throughout the restaurant.

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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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