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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#61 of 2,356 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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45 School St, Ste 1D, Boston, MA 02108-3206 (Tremont)
617-742-8401
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely building in an old city hall. We were a large group who got a bit roudy but the staff were very professional and service was great. food was sensational as I've heard the brand is consistent world wide. My rib eye was cooked as requested and all the sides (we ordered many) were all fabulous. Not a cheap eat... More 

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Thank Michael B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the Old City Hall makes a fantastic intimate venue with character. The Rib Eye was fantastically cooked, tender and flavoursome, baked up with cream spinach, asparagus and au gratin potatoes. Service was very good, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu.

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Thank Paul S
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from a snitty host, we had a great meal and a wonderful server. It was odd to be in the basement, looking out onto the King's Chapel Burying Ground.

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Thank BiltmoreGirl
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ruth's Chris is super consistent. Great food and service. This one is in a charming historic site which used to be the old Latin school where Ben Franklin attended. We had a large group, private room, great food and attentive service.

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Thank SoCalIrish
Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, we had filet mignons and crab cake , and the atmosphere ok. But, the service was not ok, especially considering the price level. Poor attention and we twice they served something we had not ordered(!).

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Thank Jan N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the third time we have eaten at a Ruth's Steak House, once in New York and twice in Boston and as before the steaks are amazing and cooked to perfection. We thought the children's menu good value.

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Thank Brummie147
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ruth's Chris is a must if your a steak lover. Have to say this place does the best steaks we have ever had, the food was stunning in every way, the waiters are great and attentive as you would expect of a restaurant of this calibre. We had a bad experience with the front desk being rude as we turned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

You will never be disappointed with the food at Ruth's Chris-their steaks are always cooked perfectly and the waitstaff is always attentive to your needs. If there is a downside, the main dinning room is loud especially if you are sitting in the middle.

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Thank pierre n
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in early July to make dinner plans for my son's 25th birthday after meeting him in Boston with his fiancé. Oh my gosh not only is the restaurant beautiful the food is spectacular and the service is absolutely amazing. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone who travels to Boston Common area. It is the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place in old City Hall. Very nice refurbished, stylish decor and good food. Wine 🍷 as well. And ice cream. Definitely to recommend, especially that not pricy :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 School St, Ste 1D, Boston, MA 02108-3206
    (Tremont)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-742-8401

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.