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Ruth's Chris Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
Pacific Heights
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1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3608 (California)
+1 415-673-0557
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was visiting Grandson in SFO and wanted to go someplace special for Thanksgiving. Had a 3pm reservation. Did have to wait but had an excellent Thanksgiving dinner - although we could have ordered anything from the menu. Obviously things were a little hectic but server (Kenneth) was very good.

Thank Enjoy2travel
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The steaks are always great at Ruth's Chris and to be honest that is the only reason I went. I generally like Ruth's Chris and in San Francisco they where okay, but not as exceptional as my 'local' one. But if you are in San Francisco and you are looking for a great steak you should really go to Ruth's... More 

Thank kamphuisf
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always quality food and great service where ever the city. Had the Seafood tower and it was enough for 4 people. It was a tower with incredible seafood. Try it and have fun.

Thank Michael A
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179 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I am not a big fan of this restaurant. It seems over priced and seems to be trying to do what it thinks is fabulous but is far from fabulous. My Filet Mignon had veins in it. It is supposed to be deveined. The scalloped potatoes arrive cold, twice! Everything is ala carte. At least cook the vegetables and make... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by the hotel concierge, who booked the table for us I had the cowboy ribeye with blue cheese topping it was so tender you could have cut with a spoon and the taste was superb my wife had the the fillet and was was as good not cheap but quality worth doing especially if you've traveled al... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Oh my god. This was the most amazing food I have tasted in many years. The stuffed chicken breast and the side of mushrooms were the most divine flavours I have ever had cross my tongue. The staff were amazing with a special thanks to Patrick behind the bar and Chelsea who looked after us. We were there for my... More 

Thank Byronclan
Paihia, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Ruth Chris,S is an icon in itself. Regardless which one you choose to eat at whether it be Hawaii San Diego or San Francisco to just name a few you will not be fissappointed. Comprehensive wine selection Excellent choice of meals Their side dishes are be applauded,do t take my word for it,try the Spinach Creme! Absolutely the best spinach... More 

Thank lasassa2016
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323 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The best of the best. A steak cooked to perfection. The best service on our whole trip. It doesn't get any better than at this. You have to go.

Thank TravelhappyEngland
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

After one drink at the bar our table was ready. We had two friendly waitresses looking after us, who did a very good job overall, just as you'd expect in every phase of the evening. Appetizers were great, steaks superb and sides okay. Overall we had a great experience and everybody was very satisfied.

Thank ElPuro247
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Perfectly cooked New York strip and my wife had a filet which she said was excellent. Great side of side potato casserole. Prefect service.

Thank Lance11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3608
  • Public Transportation: End of California Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-0557

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