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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Love the ribeye

This was my second time at a Ruth's Chris but first at this location. Finding street parking on a weekend around this part of town was not the easiest for me so allow plenty of time if you have a reservation. I ordered the 3 course classic, which included an appetizer, entree, side dish, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
BayAreaTraveler6338
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San Francisco, California
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I decided to have a relaxing weekend in San Francisco and go to Ruth Chris Steak House. I made reservations about a week in advance and requested them to put a bottle of wine on the table when we got there. When we first arrived we were greeted and taken to our seat where my bottle of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was my second time at a Ruth's Chris but first at this location. Finding street parking on a weekend around this part of town was not the easiest for me so allow plenty of time if you have a reservation. I ordered the 3 course classic, which included an appetizer, entree, side dish, and dessert for $60. Their Ceasar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was given a $100 gift certificate and figured three of us could get a nice meal. We did but I question whether the overpriced steaks are really worth the price. I guess ambience and you get what you pay for are included.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Yet another steakhouse proclaiming to do something different. How many ways can you cook a steak? A reasonable piece of meat but nothing special. The vegetables appeared to have been cut by a mad axeman and the chips were appalling. Has nobody taught you how to par boil? The redeeming factor was the wine list.

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Longview, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Ruth's Chris generally has about the best steaks I have eaten. Kind of pricey, but well worth it. I have eaten at Ruth's Chris in Vegas, NYC, D.C. and several other places. The one in San Francisco rates at the top of the ones I've visited. Always great food. Scalloped potatoes and creamed spinach are very, very good!

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If it's highest quality steaks you seek, you cannot go wrong visiting the Ruth's Chris Steak House on Van Ness Blvd San Francisco. RC's steaks take centre stage but the sides are of equal delight as in mashes or whole baked Idaho taters, creamy spinach, asparagous spears all lend themselves to a meal you'll remember long after you're visit. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The server was pleasant and attentive, the steak and salad were outstanding, and the creme brulee made to perfection. The dining area was a little dark, and a tad noisy, but this can be forgiven. My wife and I dined in awe of this couple next to us, however. They spent the ENTIRE meal (which, at RC is usually a... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

its okay. ambiance is alright but pretty dark. casual i guess? pricing wasn't that great because the steaks were just decent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It would be very challenging to have a bad meal here. It's well run with the classic Ruth's Chris menu and wine list. The food was well prepared and served politely and at the right time. It is very expensive - we spent $430 for 3 of us with a $64 Cab Sav. We each had appetizers, shared 3 sides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had Filet, fantastic, and two Ribeye. My Filet was absolutely the best i ever had. My advice is to order as side dishes Shoestring Pots, Creamed Spinach.

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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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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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