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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#175 of 4,156 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619 233 1422
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 179
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 37
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  • 21
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Reliably excellent steak

I've eaten at quite a few of this chain, and I've never been disappointed. They know how to prepare a great cut of steak. There's something delightful about the plates coming to your table at 500°F with the food sizzling on it. The service this night was great. I look forward to going to any city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
AmberUrth
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St. John's
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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St. John's
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at quite a few of this chain, and I've never been disappointed. They know how to prepare a great cut of steak. There's something delightful about the plates coming to your table at 500°F with the food sizzling on it. The service this night was great. I look forward to going to any city that has one of... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

5 Courses was amazing paired with Veuve Clicquot. Kevin did a great job explaining the history and background of Veuve Clicquot variety of champagnes. What a treat a 2004 with Filet Mignon was a hit. High five to the staff and cooks!!

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California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was our first dining experience at this location, and exceeded our expectations. Luis, our waiter, was great! He had great recommendations and was very friendly. We will definitely return the next time we are in town.

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La Jolla, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great Place, excellent food, magnificent surroundings, wonderful service. But you pay for what you get. This is a 5 star restaurant, and you pay dearly for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best steaks EVER!! Service was excellent, as well. Butter lettuce salad was surprisingly good, too (I'm not a salad person).

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New Hampshire
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Couldn't wait to get a great steak from Ruth's Chris, we were disappointed. We got two steaks and water and it was over $100.00. No sides, no drinks, no dessert. The meat was ok, both my husband and I had gristle parts which we did not expect from such an expensive cut of meat. What we could eat was very... More 

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Cambridge ON
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35 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you are looking for a great steak and all the trimmings that go with it - definitely this is the place. Try one of the Classics as it is the most cost effective option - otherwise you'll pay top dollar!! The classic includes your starter, entree and dessert so definitely a great deal. The steak was cooked to perfection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Ruth's Chris is always held up very high to my standards. The service, the food is always and consistently wonderful. In fact if we want a go to place in many cities we can always be found at a Ruth's Chris. The sizzling plate with your perfectly prepared steaks and the side dishes...yummy the we order one large steak then... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Birthday dinner couldn't have been better for our first night in San Diego! Our waiter, Peter, provided us with so much great information that helped to make our week perfect! He was such a delight - we wanted to come back a 2nd time!

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Alberta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

As noted by other reviewers, the location is great and, for the most part, the staff are very attentive. However, when it was explained to us that the steaks are served on a plate that's 500 degrees F, I asked the waiter when the steak gets a chance to rest. He dodged the question and remarked that the steak stays... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619 233 1422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 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
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?