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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 - 10:30 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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 135
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 8
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  • 9
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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
Steaks of the Highest Order

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
minimi46
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Manila, Philippines
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Manila, Philippines
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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24 restaurant reviews
423 helpful votes 423 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Milan, Italy
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Debrecen, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Got table soon, staff is very kind and friendly. The steak itself was very tasy and well prepared, just how it should be. Side dish is simple, average. Only negative that waitress miswrote my order so i got smaller steak than i should have

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We read some really good reviews of this restaurant and our hotel concierge said it was really difficult to get a table - so we had quite high expectations. It was virtually empty. To be fair - the service was Ok-the waiters were nice, and the steaks were OK- good size and well cooked, HOWEVER that is where it ends.... More 

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Laganas, Zante
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Amazing lobster starter. Well cooked, good sized fillet steak. Excellent mashed potato. Very friendly & proper service. Not cheap but very good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There are tons of great restaurants in San Francisco, and my wife and I have been to a lot of them. We have been to Ruth's Chris on Maui, and my wife wanted to go to the one in San Francisco for her birthday. You certainly don't need to go to an old school, chain restaurant to get a good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Started at the bar - very good Blue berry Mojito! Start with crispy calamari- so good and balanced. Ordered a well marbled medium cooked ribeye with extra butter sauce.....amazing! Melts in your mouth and kept warm in a hot plate. Friendly staff and great service! Go for valet parking - $10 flat rate.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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