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“Where do they buy their vegetables?”

Ruth's Chris Steak House
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Ranked #147 of 560 Restaurants in Niagara Falls
Price range: $38 - $38
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Stanley Avenue
Description: The memory of a great meal stays with you long after the table's been cleared. This is why at Ruth's Chris we thrive on our great food and service. Our menu offers a wide variety of dining options that will please all of our guest. Our passion lies in our high quality ingredients, attention to detail and that special sizzle.
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Where do they buy their vegetables?”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Hello,

My wife and I had an overnight package from the hotel in the same building as this steak house. We had eaten at this chain in Toronto before, and knew it was going to be ridiculously expensive. We did however have a $70.00 voucher. The last time we had a package, from this same hotel, we were allowed to order what we wanted. This time we noticed that the coupon required that two entres be ordered, in order to make the coupon valed.
The meal this time started with a tiny piece of bread, much like an over sized hot dog bun, which we spit up and shared. It was very over toasted, and we joked that it must be left over from last night.
We decided on splitting the Porter House steak, which is counted as two meals ($115!) and that we would share a Caesar salad, and a $10.00 (!) "loaded" bake potato. The server soon arrived with our Caesar salad, and was kind enough to divide it up for us. Unfortunately he used a strange technique where he put a fork and a table spoon back to back and attempted to use these to pick up each piece of salad. This process seemed to take forever. Haven't these people heard of tongs? The salad was satisfactory, if a bit over dressed.

Next our steak arrived. It was gigantic, and covered in butter. It was literally like sitting down with a huge roast between two people and attempting to eat it all. We were staying at a hotel. Normally we would take over half of it home, but what could we do with a doggy bag and no fridge?

On the side was our "loaded" bake potato. We just bought a five pound bag of potatoes at Sobeys, and paid about $4. This potato was quite small. The "loading" consisted of about a table spoon of butter, cheese, and about three bacon bits. It really angers me when you are made to pay very premium prices for vegetables which really cost next to nothing, and should be provided free with your meal.

This is the last time we will eat at this restaurant. Unless you are very pretentious, just won the lottery, or have a large expense account, I don't know who this place would appeal to. The cost over and above the $70 coupon was still over $100.

We were talking later and my wife pointed out that when we go across the border to the US in this area, we stay at a luxury hotel with free breakfast, and a full meal which includes coffee,
salad, large steak, vegetables, and desert, and it only comes to about the same price of the meal at Ruth's Chris steak house. No wonder people are cross border shopping!

  • Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very good steak and service, but pricey.”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Very good steak, very good service, great private booth for two. Pricey. Location is excellent -- close to the Falls and with a covered walkway to the casino (upstairs).

Visited February 2013
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Kitchener,ON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Dinner all around. Premium added because of Niagara Falls”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Had a great dining experience. From time we were seated to leaving the wait staff are were very attentive to all our needs. Interestingly they give you a time variable that your dinner will arrive. "did you enjoy your appetizers, you dinner should be ready in about 11 minutes?" ...that sorta thing. Steaks were cooked to perfection, sides were good as well. One of the sides we had was asparagus (out of season) but very good. Kudos to the food buyers. About the cost, you know going in it won't be cheap, I have been to 3 RC's , Toronto, San Francisco and Niagara Falls, and comparing them all the Falls location is about 14% higher in cost. So, know you will pay a bit more, but the experience is worth it. The location is less than 2 months in business, used to be the pool area of the old Renaissance. But, there is no chlorine smell :-)

  • Visited February 2013
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Winnipeg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yes it is expensive but worth the $$$$”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

I have been to a few "high end" steak houses and I am very happy to share that my visit to the Ruth Chris was worth the wait and trip. Yes the drinks are over priced - but within range of any high end / bar restaurant. We had calamari - no need to order again. It was good but there is much better out there. We had mushrooms and sweet potatoe sides. The mushrooms were nicely sauted with a gentle hint of wine and garlic. The sweet potoate dish was sent back the sweet crumble topping ruined the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoe. The steaks my husband and I had were excellent - finally quality beef that only needed the seasonsing of butter salt and pepper - hold all marinades and sauces not needed here excellent beef should stand on its own. No room for dessert just enough room for a wee bit port.
Will return without a doubt! Service was friendly, knowledgeable and professional.

  • Visited January 2013
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Toronto
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“Birthday dinner”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Food was great but not great enough that we would be willing to pay almost twice as much as other restaurants for the privilege. The restaurant is set up rather oddly with booths to the side and a large hall in between that all the staff are constantly going back and forth down, it was hardly a romantic or comfortable setting.

Tip - everyting is ala carte when you buy your meat you still have to buy veg and other sides ($11 each) we chose to share a side as they are large enough to do this.

Wine starts at $9 for a 6 oz glass...cocktails at $15.

The bathrooms were nicely set up but had to have a staff member explain you needed to hit the top of the tap to get water to come out???

Visited February 2013
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