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“Birthday celebration” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris Steak House
1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
619 233 1422
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Ranked #194 of 4,058 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $18 - $80
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Birthday celebration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We went to Ruth’s Chris to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

Trying to find parking was a bear, after we parked 2 blocks away and walked to the restaurant we noticed they offered valet parking. There are no signs indicating valet parking from the street, Ruth’s Chris is located on the Wyndham Hotel site.

Once we were seated at our table we noticed there wasn’t much room between the tables and the isles. The staff and patrons had to walk single file through the isles in order to not bump into each other.

The food is al a carte, make sure when ordering sides there’s enough for two people to share. There’s no need to order several sides unless you’re extremely hungry. The food is amazing, keep in mind they cook everything in butter. If you’re watching your weight make sure you tell them no butter.

I was very surprised they don’t do anything special when you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary. I was expecting them to bring my husband a dish of ice cream or a piece of cake in honor of his day.

We probably won’t go back; there are other steak houses just as good and much cheaper, with plenty of parking!

Visited April 2013
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Superb steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great friendly service and wonderful food. The last two Ruth's Chris steak houses that we have eaten at [in Hong Kong & San Francisco] have been a dissappointment but San Diego restored our faith in the chain. The steaks were out of this world. And you get a nice view over the waterfront as a bonus.

Visited March 2013
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Imperial Beach, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Oh My !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Now that was a steak. Nothing compares!!! Fantastic Service, everthing was first cabin, even the water, ha ha. The Tenderloin was perfection, after one bite i kinda just starred at it for awhile wondering how something could taste so good. enjoy

Visited February 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“This location appears to be slipping”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Although the service was excellent, the restaurant appears to be in need of a re-do. The tablecloth was stained and the glassware was spotted. However, the food was up to par; we shared a crabtini appetizer and a small ribeye along with a side of lyonnaise potatoes.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“5 Star Steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It's Ruth Chris' what else can I say except that it is across from the bay so the view is excellent and the atmosphere is nice. I hold our companies annual sales dinner here and now I have to start being selective on whom I invite because they enjoy coming here to much.

Visited February 2013
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