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“Usual great food and excellent service”

Ruth's Chris Steak House
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Ranked #101 of 2,456 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: E 4th
Transit: Lynx Light Rail Stop number 25660 at Tryon Street & 3rd Street
Description: They call Ruth’s Chris founder Ruth Fertel, the First Lady of American Restaurants. But before there were 130+ locations serving 25,000 steaks a day, there was a fearless single mother of two who tore an ad from the local newspaper that read “steak house for sale” and thought, “I can do that”. The year was 1965. It’s a great American story of how one person- a woman, at a time and in a business dominated by men took an idea and made it sing. What Ruth lacked in experience she made up in hard work. But it wasn’t just sixteen – hour days that made her steakhouse an icon. Ruth had the divinely simple, yet uncommonly magical way of touching people with genuine kindness- the way food and love and people just fit together in her hometown of New Orleans where the legend was born. in 1976, there was fire at the original Chris’ Steak House, destroying the restaurant and leaving Ruth in a difficult situation. But Ruth was smart, and she learned to trust her instincts. Ruth plowed forward and within seven days she was back in business in a new location just four blocks away on Broad Street in New Orleans. Tired of guests calling her Chris but not wanting to lose to loyal customer base who knew the restaurant by it’s longtime name, Ruth renamed her restaurant “Ruth’s Chris Steak House”…and the rest is history.
Reviewed May 27, 2013

I brought my wife and son here for Mother's Day supper and as usual the food and service were excellent. We appreciate the fact that we can always expect excellence at any Ruth's Chris we dine at and this night was no exception. We all had the ribeye, as we prefer that cut over the filet and the calamari appetizer was delicious, the dipping sauce being a nice addition.

Service was also up to par, the downtown Tryon street location providing a nice Pre and after dinner strolling opportunity.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Superb service and food in a somewhat non-descript office park setting. Bring your wallet and call the bank before you go.

Thank SPW777
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Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

This steak is sooo good. Mashed potatoes to die for. Great environment. If they put a little more wine in the glass, I'd call it perfect.

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Thank Kurt H
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Mother's Day lunch at Ruth's Chris in downtown Charlotte added a delightful touch to this special day. From the moment we entered the restaurant, I felt very special. We were greeted by a pleasant hostess, and seated very shortly by another personable hostess. Our primary server, Jimmy, came to the table immediately. From then on, the service was outstanding. There is such a team of people taking care of the customers. It is poetry in motion. The food as always was delicious, perfectly cooked, and artistically presented. After dessert and coffee, I was presented with a red rose and gift card for a return visit. Thank you, Ruth's Chris for a wonderful day!

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Thank Cyndie S
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

The staff at Ruth's Chris need special recognition for their amazing service and attention to detail. The steak was amazing. Best meal in Charlotte. They prepared our steaks to perfection. We also ordered al la carte and shared the sides family style. You are treated like a VIP.

Thank Jeffriesgirl
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