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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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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great stakes

One of the better mid-range priced stake house`s in San Francisco with a very attentive staff. Good bar and nice atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Chico, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

One of the better mid-range priced stake house`s in San Francisco with a very attentive staff. Good bar and nice atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

A good whole meal that leaves you stuffed. The lamb chops were good. Though be prepared to pay for it, the most expensive meal we have in two weeks.

Thank Bhavin P
Holzkirchen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

as nice as expected. Great steak (T-bone). Incredibly ginger/lemon/martiny cocktail. I was positively surprised by the carbtini appetizer. great service, too.

Thank OLaWi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We tend to go again and again. The food is always just as it should be! Have not yet had anything that was not great. They know how to take care of their clients! They know how to do the little things that make it special.

Thank Alfredmr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Went here for an early dinner after watching a matinee show at the Orpheum. Ordered the 16oz Rib Eye which me and my wife split. Also ordered their chopped salad which was very good. If you like wine while having your steaks, I suggest bringing in a bottle and pay the corkage fee. The way they serve the steak is... More 

2 Thank peeboh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had been to Ruth's Chris in Savannah, Georgia back in 2009. At that point I thought their steak was the best I'd ever had. In the time since I have held Ruth's Chris as the gold standard for steak in the back of my mind. While vacationing in San Francisco, my family and I once again decided to eat... More 

Thank Redsox3
london, england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Food was far too rich for us. the steak came sizzling in butter. the sides were served with butter or cream. Top restaurants have moved on, but this one has not. The decor was "wood panelled meets shopping mall". All in all, would not return.

1 Thank x229
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I've visited Ruth's Chris in Houston, Calgary and Denver and have had nice experiences but the San Francisco restaurant was well below par. The lobster bisque lacked flavor and was a bit watery. My steak, ordered medium rare, had but a hint of pink and was dry. The asparagus was well prepared but the accompanying mushrooms were too large and... More 

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Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a set menu with salad, entrecote and desert. The first two you can choose from a variety of options however desert could be replaced with a reasonable price difference of USD 5, I think. We were pretty full and did not change and the desert was not a good end at all. Restaurant was really full, which is... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

$50 steaks that are cooked wrong and blend. Our mashed potatoes were average, but service was okay! I can think of better places to spend my money.

2 Thank vsfechner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
  • 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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 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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