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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 #246 of 4,929 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
Cross street: California
Transit: End of California Line
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83% Recommend
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Sonoma, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a company function and we had a very nice table in the back, where we could have some privacy. The attention by the wait staff was very good, however, when my wife and I received our Ribeye steak we found it to be below the standard expected from a steakhouse. We shared a 16 oz piece and my... More

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100 reviews 100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our first time at a Ruth's Chris even though we travel extensively. We had dinner here before we went to see Beach Blanket Babylon. The steak of course was delicious, however it was soaked in butter. My husband ordered the Chilean sea bass. I told him not to order fish at a steakhouse. The fish was cut thickly... More

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the first Ruth's Chris Steak House I have ever been to and to be honest the only reason I went is because I couldn't get a reservation at The House of Prime Rib till Tuesday. I ate at Ruth's Chris on a Friday night and I was leaving Wednesday. I ended up cancelling my res. at the HOPR... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good food but medium service. Steaks are great and many good wines on glass. I have expected better service but the meat and the potato gratin was good.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our last night in San Francisco my husband and I wanted a great honeymoon dinner and Ruth's Chris delivered! The staff was amazing, the drinks were fabulous and dinner was fantastic! The staff made us feel special and the restaurant offered a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere! A beautiful dining experience!

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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I haven't had a great deal of luck at the various Ruth's Chris locations, not so much for the food, but usually the ambiance. This location, however, is a cut above the norm. First, the quality service is immediately noticeable; not just the staff serving us but the entire restaurant staff seems determined to ensure the visit is memorable. As... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Very good steak restaurant, part of a small private chain. Very good steak and the service was outstanding (I hope the waiter and maitre d' read this because they did a great double act and had us in stitches). If you like a steak you would struggle to find anywhere better.

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Veigne, France
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

For our last evening in SF we went to Ruth's Chris Steak House. It didn't start too well. We were placed in a table next to a window which was too cold. The waiter tried to turn down the AC but it was still too cold. I mentioned this to the Maitre D. Immediately they took us to another table;... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

After a cold and windy evening at Alcatraz this was the perfect antidote. The restaurant was able to accommodate us for a last minute booking and inside was warm and inviting – very much like a steakhouse should be. The starters were great, the steaks cooked perfectly and we were assisted in purchasing a great matching wine. As an aside,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

For my 50th birthday, my family flew to San Francisco from Australia. We decided on Ruth Chris for our night out. At last minute seating had to be reorganized but it was done very quickly and my the table sprinkled with Happy Birthday. They were busy and there was a high degree of automated service. Don't expect personal service but... More

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