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Ruth's Chris Steak House

1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
619 233 1422
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Ranked #206 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $80
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
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78% Recommend
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San Diego, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The have a good menu if you want to eat in the bar. I had a steak sandwich as did our friend and my wife had a burger. Fries lots of fries come with this order too. Menu options for this special are decent and all are $7.50 and up as are most common drinks and non- specialty beers. Service... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have now visited many of the Ruth's Chris accross the USA and the one in San Diego fulfilled my expectations all over - the steak was cooked perfectly, the meat tasty and succulent, the sides well prepared, the service impeccable. The restaurant stands out in regards to the nice views accross San Diego harbour.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were a group of four, each ordered a different plate, we are all satsfied and very happy. The T bone and Ribeye were very tasty. The portions are huge, you have to escape Lunch on that day. The service is excellent. Highly recommended. 65 $ wihout a drink for a cowboy Ribeye with pepper sauce and brocoli

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Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ruth's Chris is the best of the premier steak restaurants andis the only one that I support. The family went to Ruth Chris' in Aruba and the service is impeccable down there.

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San Diego
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137 reviews 137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have been dining at this Ruths Chris location for years. We have been to the location in LA, Palm Springs and Las Vegas and this RC restaurant has the best ambiance and service. RC does the best filet mignon in my opinion. It is always cooked perfectly. This location also has some very good waiters. They are friendly and... More

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Chula Vista, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Just had a early dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House in San Diego. It overlooks San Diego harbor which is always a beautiful view. Right about sunset so all the conditions were right. My wife had the blue cheese crusted filet and I ate the regular filet. They were both cooked just as ordered and quite tasty. We tried the... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I visited last year with my family. We dined at Ruth Chris' on our first night in San Diego, as it was very close to our hotel and we were all pretty tired from a day of travelling. From the outside it just looked like a typical steakhouse, nothing too special or fancy. We turned up in everyday clothes (my... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The food and service was fantastic. Very popular, they have managed very well to combine great food with a very busy restaurant that gets lots of people passing through on any one night. The steaks are amazing, and so is everything which might accompany it. As ever in the US, service is fantastic. If you want a great steak then... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Excellent food, location & service, couldnt really fault anything & adjacent to the Wyndham bayside 3 mins way right on the front Embarcadaro.

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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I selected Ruth Chris downtown San Diego to enjoy a great steak dinner with my family for my birthday dinner. Well the only good aspect of the dinner I can share with you was the service; our waiter Raphael was great but the rest left a lot to be desired. Where do I begin? In the case of my daughter... More

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