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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)
(415) 673 - 0557
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Kevin P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank LenaCDoll
London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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?

Thank pjspjs
Sevenoaks, Kent
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wherever we go if there is a Ruth's Chris we ALWAYS go and this one did not disappoint. Exquisite steak (cooked to perfection), never ending skinny fries and a chocolate martini. What more could a girl ask for!

Thank MonkeyDrake
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, which is to be expected at Ruth's Chris. The service however just wasn't up to the usual standards we have experienced in their other restaurants. Felt like the server was juggling too many tables and there was a lack of attentiveness.

Thank clw1232016
Detroit, Michigan
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32 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a return customer of Ruth's Chris in various part of USA . My first time here in San Francisco The food was good at the level of Ruth the check too of course. The issue was the service and the table the gave me ... Good for Texas road house not a premium steak house

Thank Luka67
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've visited Ruth's Chris before in other cities and know the steaks are the best possible quality - SF Ruth's Chris didn't disappoint. Service was exceptional, food was the best quality and once more the cheesecakes are to die for. Side portion sizes are very generous... Thank you for a great meal out!

Thank Andrew-Gos
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I was trying to pick the right restaurant for my wife and I to celebrate our 10-year anniversary in San Fran. I had chosen another one originally at Ghirardelli Square, but this one was across the street from our hotel and would be more convenient after a long day of touring. We had never eaten at a Ruth's Chris before,... More 

Thank J.J. K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Ruth's came highly acclaimed and while overall the service and atmosphere was good I found the quality of the food and in particular the presentation disappointing. To be fair the sea food starter that our group shared was good. When the rib eye steak arrived I was amazed to found it swimming literally swimming in a lake of melted butter.....??... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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: (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?