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“Steak is What You Go There For”

Ruth's Chris Steak House
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Ranked #161 of 4,771 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $80
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Steak is What You Go There For”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The ribeye has always been excellent and the sides are always how you'd like them to turn out. The downtown San Diego location is very scenic, but make sure you have reservations especially on weekends and restaurant week.

Visited January 2013
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“unpleasantly suprised”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

On a holiday to San Diego from Scotland we tried this steak house as my husband had been to one in Toronto and had enjoyed it, so on his recommendation we went. Reserved table, had to wait 15 mins after reservation time, sat at table , ordered meal , my steak was undercooked, so I ate round sides, as I didnt want to make fuss, husbands steak overcooked and both steaks tasteless,left 3/4 of mine, so sad so say, we left not a very happy couple. I felt that the people who work there,felt they were above and beyond the best staff in the world, sorry but I have to disagree. I made the choice of eateries for the next week and most were much better.

Visited May 2013
Thank lindsey b
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Arlington, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent steak and service”
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

I had dinner here and had the 16 oz bone in filet. One of the best steaks I've had. And being from Texas I know steak. Service was impeccable and the sunset view of the harbor was beautiful. Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank wayhey21
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Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“The food is fabulose the service is bad enough to make me never want to go to any Ruth's Chris ever again!”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We went to the North Harbor Drive Ruth's Chris for dinner. When we walked in I told both of the hostesses present that we would be having no alcohol at our table because one of the guests had relapsed since multiple tries at rehab's. When we were seated I told our server Ricca that no alcohol was to be served at our table and that I would not be paying for any alcohol. She immediately asked if anyone wanted drinks when every one arrived.When the person with the problem order wine all of the adults at the table said that no alcohol was to be served at the table..Our guest went to the bathroom several times during the evening and each time went and ordered wine at the bar and apparently charged it to our table bill.I did not find out about this until I got my bill.Our server removed our friends lobster dinner from the table while she was gone to the "bathroom" without her permission and she tried to remove my salad plate with steak plates before I was finished. All the while not removing any other empty dirty dish from our table all evening.
The food was all excellent as always. When I went to pay the bill I asked to speak to the manager, the bill was timed at 5/5/13 at 6:03 PM. I explained about the very poor service,One glass of water for me just before the meal ended one refill on my soft drink as I was leaving the table. None of the dirty dishes were removed from the table except the lobster which was tossed and my food while I was still eating.He went and spoke to the server and came back and told me the lobster was in the bag and when I told him it was not he went and talked to the server again. He came back and told me he was taking the lobster and drinks off my bill..I thought this was a nice gesture since I had not asked to have the lobster taken off my bill because some of it was eaten. When I first spoke to him I told him I would not pay for the drinks charged to my table and that I had told everyone that before the meal.He went to the table and the server told him the lobster was in the bag of food which it was not. What I found out later after leaving the table RICCA was given $40 for some of the worst table service ever.She then presented a bill to my friends and told them I refused to pay for the lobster and drinks and that they had to pay for them which they did..The child at the table was very upset by this time because his Mother was drunk and on the way out he said what horrible service we had gotten.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank travelwriter1usa
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Awesome food, great view, expensive”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Went here for a nice dinner out and it was better than we ever imagined. The steak was melt in your mouth steak and the mashed potatoes were so good!! The creme brulee was so yummy too!

Visited April 2013
Thank Krys1224
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