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“Terrific service, great meal.”

Ruth's Chris Steak House
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Ranked #134 of 1,038 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Stickney Point Road
Manlius, New York
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Terrific service, great meal.”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

On our last night of a week-long stay at Siesta Key, we stopped here for dinner. My husband was wearing jeans, and since his prior experience with a Ruth's Chris was in Long Island, we weren't sure the attire was appropriate so he went in to check. The hostess assured him that he was fine, "this is Sarasota!" I wish I could recall our server's name, but he's originally from Michigan. He was great. We were with our young daughters (ages 4 and 7) and he engaged them in conversation and made them feel like big kids, which is kind of a big deal to 4 and 7 year olds. He gave us excellent recommendations for food and wine, was polite, professional, and right on top of his game. My husband and I each had steaks and they were delicious - perfectly done to our specifications. Our daughters ordered from the kids' menu and were happy with their food, too. It was a really nice last night out for us, and every staffer with whom we interacted was professional and welcoming. Special kudos to our server - and of course, the chef. Yum.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Jennifer G
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Lake County, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ruth'$ Chri$$$”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Bread 5 - Circuses 3
When our party was seated at the kitchen door I knew it was probably not going to be a great fine dining experience. Between the wait staff swirling around our table with a few "near misses" by their trays over our heads and a waitress who reminded me of a stern headmistress dealing with recalcitrant children, we were unable to relax and enjoy the meal. Bar service was sporadic with drinks being delivered at different times. The Cokes had no carbonation and had to be sent back. The steaks were unevenly cooked with the one ordered medium rare being less red than the one ordered medium well. The sides were not served hot. I have come to expect much more from this restaurant and was very disappointed this time. Perhaps it was an off night for the chef and staff, but when you are paying approximately $100 per person there should not be these types of mistakes.

Thank Ayuda1993
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Steaks are always good, service is the issue”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

The steaks, and why go there for anything else, are just the best there are - always good, always cooked exactly the way you want. Our last visit was typical of what this location has had to offer lately. All of our steaks and appetizers were fantastic, but the drink order got all messed up, not once, but three thimes. The service was okay but not what I would call attentive and it seems like the place is not as warm and inviting as it was a couple of years ago. Definitely losing a step

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Jim G
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South Florida, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
434 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
“Wonderful Steak Night”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Party of 8 had a great time last night. Most ordered a steak and there were seafood and veal chop orders as well. I had the crabtini appetizer - highly recommend it - a very large portion of jumbo crabmeat served with a roumalade sauce in a martini glass. I had the filet and it was cooked to my specification - rare. The sides at our table ran the gamut from the asparagus in hollandaise sauce to the baby spinach and the broccoli saute. All were well received. Our waiter did a nice job of pairing the wines (mostly big reds) with our meals. The restaurant was very busy but this unit has made the crowd hustle and bustle a little more bearable by reducing tables and giving the clientele more breathing room. There is also a new prixe fix menu to give the budget conscious a chance to partake in the fun too.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank DocSkier
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Mesa, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ruthie Slips in Tampa FL on Westshore”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

My wife's filet was the worst Ruth Chris' steak she has ever tried to eat. It was tough, not fork tender.

Waiter tried, but could not make up for the poor quality of the meat; expectations not met.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank M Z
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