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“Pretty good steak house”

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Honolulu
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Ranked #83 of 2,453 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
Cross street: South Street
Transit: Directly across the street from the Waterfront Plaza/Restaurant Row complex.
Description: In 1965, Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to buy a little steak house in New Orleans named Chris Steak House. After investing her life savings, she proudly added her name to the original. That's how the uniquely name Ruth's Chris Steak House was born. Ruth established this unique restaurant with no restaurant experience, but she vowed to treat every customer like a guest in her own home. And she clearly knew what steak lovers wanted - the very best beef. Today, as always, Ruth's Chris serves only the finest corn-fed Midwestern beef available, broiled in 1800-degree ovens designed by Ruth herself. The steaks are served sizzling on 500-degree plates so every bite is hot and delicious. And while steak is king, the menu also includes expertly executed seafood, lamb, pork, and poultry dishes, as well as classic appetizers, fresh salads, side dishes, and homemade desserts. The award-winning wine list features more than 250 world-class international and domestic labels. Whatever the occasion, Ruth's Chris Steak House is the perfect spot to gather. Unparalleled cuisine, sumptuous surroundings and service that's accomplished yet never fussy - these are the elements of memorable special events.
Reviewed May 14, 2013

smells like butter when you walk in the door.. butter dripping off the steak.. soaked in butter.. .3,000 calories and a heartattack New Orleans butter steaks

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Decided to eat at the bar. Waited way too long for the food. When it arrived our bar man was no where to be seen- I saw him go downstairs probably for a smoke. We ordered rib eye and received sirloin- when we eventually got their attention to tell them, they offered to cook another steak, which was cool but it was delivered by the manager who tried to tell us that the previous steak was a rib eye- bad move, it was definitely not a rib eye - it was a sirloin, we wish they had just delivered the replacement. Ate our meal with zero service - total disinterest. Finished our meal at the bar whilst watching the staff count their tips with the manager - not cool! No goodbye. They gave us a free desert but it was just dumped on us. The worse service in Oahu so far :-( This restaurant promised much but was sadly lacking.

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Thank Anthea M
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Friday night in May. Rib eye steak consistently tasty, Ample free self parking. Not sure why, but I prefer the newer Waikiki location over this one at Restaurant Row. I know the Waikiki location only has valet parking at the Embassy Suites. And that it is not easy to maneuver the traffic in Waikiki. But the new Lewers street entertainment area has much more energy than Restaurant Row. On Lewers street there are many other eating and shopping places to explore after dinner at Ruth's Chris. More to do and see in Waikiki if you need to walk off a large steak meal.Restaurant Row is a little too quiet at dinner time.

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1  Thank Harry C
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Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

I have not been to a Ruth's in 5 years coming from Vegas. Just because we have so many choices. The steak and the spinach were good but that is where it ends, starting with the boring and tasteless bread, how sad this restaurant cannot do better than was offered. Then the shoestring potatoes, no seasoning, they were crunchy but tasteless. Time for this chain to visit other steakhouses to get their eyes opened.

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1  Thank Downhill2
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were vacationing in Hawaii and tired of eating at little Asian places for dinner with mediocre food and exceptionally high prices. We had never been to a Ruth Chris so we decided to give it a try. Everything was perfect from the very beginning. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. My husband and son ordered the escargot (Not for me or the daughter!) and they loved it so much, they have been on the look out for more places to order is since we've been home to Texas!! Now, my husband has a fancy grill that was created by a welder and he makes a wonderful steak at home, but the steak I had at Ruth Chris was extraordinary! The temperature was spot on and the right ratio of crusted seasoning on the outside and pink on the inside was perfection. I have never been so sad to have a meal end. The asparagus was cooked just right - crisp and firm but not mushy. We also ordered the potatoes and they were crispy on the outside and steamed on the inside. We still talk about this meal to this day!! If you can't afford this steak house, you owe it to yourself to go just once - it's money well spent.

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Thank DeniseYRoss
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