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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

Menu

RUTH'S HOUR@ THE BAR
Daily From 4 PM – 6:30 PM. Available in our bar / lounge
SIZZLE
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $11.0
All Other Times $16.0
Crab Beignets
crabmeat, jalapenos and cream cheese, dusted with cornmeal and fried; served with a tangy cucumber salad (275 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $10.0
All Other Times $15.0
Black & Blue Lettuce Wraps*
seasoned beef tips, broiled, and served with diced tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, cool crisp iceberg lettuce cups, red onion & balsamic vinaigrette (980 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $10.0
All Other Times $17.0
Seared Ahi Tuna*
served with a spirited sauce with hints of mustard & beer (130 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $11.0
All Other Times $16.0
Sliders 1-1-1*
a trio of our favorite slider sandwiches: crab cake with house remoulade sauce, a petite prime beef burger with horseradish cream & a fried shrimp slider with sriracha-aioli; served with hand-cut french fries (790 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $10.0
All Other Times $18.0
Sizzling Jumbo Scallops*
lightly blackened jumbo scallops, served sizzling, with red pepper pesto and a touch of lemon butter (230 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $12.0
All Other Times $17.0
Ruth's Prime Burger*
prime ground beef & your choice of swiss or cheddar cheese; dressed with lettuce, tomato & red onion, and served with hand-cut french fries (1390 cal, with cheese add 80-200 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $12.0
All Other Times $19.0
Lamb Lollipop Chops*
served with mango chutney marmalade (410 cal)
SWIZZLE & SWIRL
Ask About Our Draft & Tap Selections
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $8.0
All Other Times $13.0
La Paloma
el jimador reposado tequila, grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed lime juice, club soda, salt rim (150 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $8.0
All Other Times $13.0
Foghorn
beefeater gin, house-made lemon sour, agave nectar, ginger ale (150 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $8.0
All Other Times $13.0
French Martini
svedka vodka, chambord, pineapple juice, club soda (130 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $8.0
All Other Times $13.0
Wise Old Man
grant's blended scotch whisky, domaine de canton ginger liqueur, mint leaves, lime juice, house-made lemon sour (130 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $8.0
All Other Times $13.0
Cosmo on the Rocks
smirnoff vodka, ketel one citroen, triple sec, lime & cranberry juices (130 cal)
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $7.0
All Other Times $9.0
Featured Chardonnay
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $7.0
All Other Times $9.0
Featured Cabernet Sauvignon
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $4.0
All Other Times $5.0
Featured Beer of the Day
Ruth's Hour 4-6:30 pm $5.0
All Other Times $7.0
Featured Premium Beer of the Day
About
Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Columbia, SC is located in the heart of downtown in the city’s financial, entertainment and historic district in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel. The restaurant is conveniently located next door to the Columbia Convention Center and just a few blocks from the University of South Carolina campus.We serve the finest steaks in Columbia. Treat yourself to a USDA Prime steak that arrives sizzling on a 500° plate and a bottle from our award-winning wine list. With a spacious bar and multiple dining rooms that are ideal for business dinners, private parties and date nights, our Columbia steak house team offers a dining experience you and your guests will long remember.The
PRICE RANGE
$45 - $60
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 3rd annual visit to Ruth's Chris for a work holiday party. Twice we have had the good fortune to have Ken as our waiter. Ken work extremely hard to make our dining experience excellent.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Nate K, Owner at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! It's great to hear that we impressed you during your holiday parties here and that Ken has continued to provide you with great service. We'll keep up the great work, and I hope you'll join us again soon! Have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in Columbia. Our server, Alex, was outstanding!! Madison was also very good. Our steaks were perfect as they always are. The Lobster Bisque is to die for! Veggies were wonderful. The Manager, Ryan, stopped by our table and was great....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Nate K, Manager at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the high praise! I'm thrilled to hear that we're your favorite restaurant in Columbia and that you always enjoy our steaks and service. The lobster bisque is always an excellent choice, too. I'll be sure to pass along your kind thoughts to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my family here for a new year dinner. The food was amazing. First thing I’m gonna say is this place is experience but the food is worth every penny. I also had one of the best waiters at this restaurant that I have...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Nate K, Owner at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm thrilled to hear that you chose to celebrate the new year with us! We always aim to impress you here, so it's wonderful to know that our food and service hit the mark. We'll keep up the great work, and we'll be looking forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night my fiance and I got married. It was just us and my adult son. I had frequented Ruth Chris in NY where I am from and always had a wonderful meal there. So wanting someplace special, I made reservations for our small party...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Nate K, Owner at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to make us part of this special celebration, Dorothy. I'm thrilled that you, your husband and your son thoroughly enjoyed the Ruth's Chris experience in Columbia and I'm honored that we will have the opportunity to keep celebrating with you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure being served by Anthony..... And I must say he demonstrated to the T what customer service is. Very knowledgeble of the menu and spirits... He even built a rapport with the small talk getting to know us better.... I can see him...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Nate K, Manager at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's so nice to hear that Anthony impressed you when you joined us! High-quality service is certainly important to us here. We'll pass along your kind words and I'll be looking forward to welcoming you back for another visit soon. Have a wonderful day, Nate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for my daughter's graduation dinner with both family and friends. We were able to get a private dining room and alex was our server. Alex did a phenomenal job and made our experience all the better. The food and drinks were also...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Nate K, Owner at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for choosing to celebrate such a momentous occasion with us, Melissa! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the complete experience and I will be sure to share your kind words with Alex. Here's to hoping we'll have the opportunity to welcome you back, and congratulations again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ken was our server last evening. He was the best server I have ever had wait on me. He was kind and so attentive. He was always anticipating our every need. I cannot say enough about his professionalism and how much we appreciated his excellent...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Nate K, Manager at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It means a lot to us to know how much you enjoyed the service, Madeline! Our server, Ken, truly appreciates the kind words. We're always happy to make sure that you receive top-notch service, and we'll be looking forward to the next time we see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met family here for Thanksgiving dinner - traditional menu plus usual menu all stars. Staff treats every customer like a friend . Any food concerns for young/elderly were met with consideration without a fuss. Will be going back for date night!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Nate K, Owner at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for the holidays! It was wonderful having you here, and it's always our pleasure to make sure that you're taken care of. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your meal, and I'll...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dined here many times and gets even better all the time. The wait staff is extraordinary, the atmosphere impeccable, the food, out of this world. Consistently 1st class. She Crab Soup some of the best I've tasted, the steak (Porterhouse for 2) was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Nate K, Manager at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's fantastic to hear that you enjoy every meal with us even more than the last, Mitch! We truly appreciate you taking the time to let us know how delicious the steak and service was during your recent visit. You can always expect to receive...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

Enjoyed my stay , great service from desk clerk Chandrica and bartender April Excellent personality’s , and super hospitality I’ve seen . Thanks keep up the good work . Matthew Davis .

Date of visit: October 2018
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Nate K, Owner at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, Matthew. It sounds like you had an all around great stay at the Hilton, including at our Ruth's Chris restaurant located therein. Hope you'll join us again whenever you're in Columbia next. Take care, Nate Krueger, Restaurant Manager

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Roger K
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
there isnt one per say, however it is a nice place so something better than tshirts and jeans.
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December 21, 2015|
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Response from Melissa_cauthen | Reviewed this property |
Open 365 days a year. Full dinner menu for all holidays
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Response from Saleeby | Reviewed this property |
You can order take out but part of the experience is tge way they present the food and the ambience in the restaurant
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