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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Nob Hill
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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
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Steakhouse

I had one of the best fillet mingnon ever at Restaurant, you have lots of options of great side dishes, had spinach, corn and mashed potatoes, great wine list! Super recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Marcellompereira
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I had one of the best fillet mingnon ever at Restaurant, you have lots of options of great side dishes, had spinach, corn and mashed potatoes, great wine list! Super recommend!

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London UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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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33 reviews 33 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • 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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