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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#66 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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45 School St, Ste 1D, Boston, MA 02108-3211 (Tremont)
617-742-8401
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 220
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful location but apart from that I wasn't wowed!

Loved the location in the old Boston Town Hall, it's a beautiful old building and the restaurant occupies much of the ground floor, it really is lovely. Unfortunately the food didn't match the decor. Not that there was anything particularly wrong with it, but it just wasn't anything special... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
AdamK_11
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the location in the old Boston Town Hall, it's a beautiful old building and the restaurant occupies much of the ground floor, it really is lovely. Unfortunately the food didn't match the decor. Not that there was anything particularly wrong with it, but it just wasn't anything special. Actually there was something wrong with the shoestring fries, they were... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ruth's Chris in Boston is a true delight...situated in the Old City Hall provided for a fine dining experience with the family on a special night! The steak is bar none....

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went for an early meal in order to see a show. Attentive waiter, wonderful filet and sirloin. Ordered the chef special menu which included side and dessert. Only problem was we were in the Kevin White room and were seated near the door every time it opened there was a cold air draft in my husband. Other than that it... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

So we're Ruth's Chris "regulars" in SoCal and have been to a few others but have never been to the Boston location. As expected, the food was excellent but the service was very slow compared to what we're used to. Took almost 5 minutes to get water and then the waiter never asked if we wanted anything else to drink.... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This restaurant is in the Old City Hall building. We were only able to get a table in the Lounge/bar area so I imagine that a table in the restaurant is even better! Most people would know going into any Ruth's Chris Steak House that you will be spending some money. The steaks are expensive and do not come with... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place is great no matter what location I have gone to. The ambiance of this place located in an old court house is really cool. Great atmosphere to enjoy a meal with friends.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I had the pleasure to dine last night at Ruth's Chris in downtown Boston. All I can say is that it was the best steak I have ever had ! Wow. Wonderful place in the old historic City Hall building.

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

love this location, have to go for my birthday every year. Best steaks ever! Great drink and dinner menu.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I journey into Boston to Ruth’s Chris Steak House to celebrate our wedding anniversary every year and this year was just as special as always. They always give us a great table this year covered with rose pedals. The meal was outstanding as always and we particularly enjoy the hash brown potato special. The staff from the... More 

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Frenchtown New Jersey
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62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been here a few times - each time the steaks and sides were outstanding. Located in the Boston City Hall and situated in the heart of the historic district- the restaurant presents a great atmosphere. We arrived without reservations - and had dinner at the bar. Service was superb and the food was simply as good as it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 School St, Ste 1D, Boston, MA 02108-3211
    (Tremont)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-742-8401

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?