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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3608 (California)
(415) 673 - 0557
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The steak was amazing!! The meat was fresh, perfectly cooked. The environment of the restaurant was very intimate and cosy.

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Thank Oana L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best steak I have ever had. Not cheap but the quality is worth it, even went back the second night we were in town. Great menu, seafood as well as steak. Jessica , or waiter , was superb, fun, informative, and helpful. Would recommend if especially for a special occasion .

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The way that Ruth's Chris prepares a steak is second to none. This is my favourite steakhouse chain in the USA and I always try to have at least one meal per trip. The restaurant in San Francisco was no exception. Excellent food and great service even though we did not have a reservation

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Tegernsee, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked Ruth's classic menu with caesar salad as starter, filet with bernaise & fries as main and cheese cake for dessert. The red wine recommendation with St. Helena cabernet sauvignon topped the enjoyment experience. Every course was outstanding in quality and taste.

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Thank Thomas S
Humble, Texas
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ruth's Chris restaurants are consistently good and this location was no exception. The food was very good and the service was exceptional.

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Shell Beach, California
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135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant seems worn out. Service is quite good, but the food is poor and a far better steak can be found at such prices at Morton's or Harris. Wine list ok. Maybe it was the night, but patrons with pants drooping to the knee and gold chains and yelling sort of takes away from an alleged classy restaurant. Unfortunately, visiting... More 

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Collierville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for my sons birthday dinner. The service was a bit slow, but we weren't in a hurry. We had appetizers which were good and then all the food appeared like 2 seconds after the appetizers!!! Not cool!! And to top it off, one of the 5 steaks we ordered was literally raw and had to be sent... More 

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here with a 6:00 p.m. reservation and we were seated promptly when we arrived at 6:00. The dining room was about 1/3 full at the time. After seated, we were served promptly by our waiter who also took time to explain the menu items to us since we told him it was our first... More 

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LOS ALTOS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was cozy with dark wood panels: a very old school English appearance. It was a fine dining experience. For dinner, I finished 1/2 of the ribeye steak, and took the other half home, which still tasted good the next day after I warmed it up. The side dishes: Mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and broccoli were all good. However,... More 

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London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been to at least 10 different Ruth's Chris' all over the world and they are always great. Wonderful steak tonight, very attentive service and an overall excellent night. Yes, expensive but who cares?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 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
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3608
    (California)
  • Public Transportation: End of California Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: (415) 673 - 0557

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