Ruth's Chris Steak House
7550 High Cross Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235
Fax: (614) 885-5740
Chris, Ruth's Steak House
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbus
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, American, Steakhouse
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Above Average
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Went to dinner at Ruth Chris after an Ohio State football game to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our waiter, Ed, anticipated our needs and was able to make quick recommendations based on our preferences. (Dry wine, red, white, sweet, mixed cocktails, sides , desserts, seafood to accompany different steaks, etc. Ed made our dining experience relaxed and comfortable, and the food, as always, was terrific. The steaks are so incredible that they almost defy description.
Our wait staffer, Joseph was ever vigilant with frequent water refills, clearing, initial level issue resolution for several of the waiters' tables, and Justin was an observant presence who ensured guest experiences were the best that they possibly could be. Incredibly, Justin did this while seeming to fade into the limelight. He was always present and aware - if not necessarily seen by customers.
Would recommend this place to ANYONE!
12/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This was our first time at RC & we wouldn't ask for it again. POSITIVES: 1) good service; 2) cozy ambience albeit very traditional, dark wood, dim lighting; 3) good bread; 4) sweet potato side was excellent; 5) they comped a dessert since it was our anniv. NEGATIVES: 1) baby arugula salad for $7.50 was tiny w/ 2 slivers of mushroom; 2) $35 salmon special was good but root veggies were very salty & side of scallops were tiny, rubbery; 3) $38 ribeye was ordered med. rare but came out med (almost m.well), very tough, & in a sizzling pool of butter, apparently a signature detail; 4) $9 caramelized ban creme pie dessert was very disappointing - white choc. ban custard had little taste & pastry shell was stale, tough, greasy.
We would have expected less if it hadn't been for a slight air of pretention & pricing that rivals steakhouses in Vegas. $38 ribeye should be a tender, well-marbled cut of beef and not the tough sirloin-like cut that I got. And a steakhouse should get the temperature right - c'mon! If RC wants to set themselves at this price-point then they should provide a quality product at an appropriate price. I also expected some signature seasoning or au jus (e.g. balsamic reduction) w/ the steak but all I got was plain red meat. Also, the texture (no tasty caramelized crust) was such that I wondered if I got a steak that had been partially nuked then put on the grill for sear marks.
Unfortunately, this dining experience fell far short of our expectations. Ruth Chris presents many of the cliche trappings of a traditional steakhouse but their food lacks the substance to set the restaurant apart from other local steakhouses. My benchmarks for a steakhouse are Craftsteak (MGM) & Delmonico (Venetian) in Vegas - both are no more expensive than RC. Short of jetting to Las Vegas I would pick Hyde Park or Fish Market for more consistent & better quality steak or fish, respectively.
04/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I have to say the steaks were very well prepared. The feeling when you walk in feels very nice and elegant. The staff was extremely friendly and checked up enough to make sure I was okay but not be annoying about it. The steaks were hot when it came out, as was my gumbo. The side dishes were nice too, but on the expensive side for what you get .I was fooled into buying the $8.00 water bottle, but pass on it! Unless, you must have it that is. All in all, the best steak I've had, pricey is the menu, but service was great. I'd recommend for special occasions, as it's pretty elegant.
02/21/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to RCs one time only... and it will be my only time. My food was only alright, they don't know how to cook steaks to order (rare does not mean no pink whatsoever). The wine list was only mediocre and the prices were outragous for what I got. Definately will not be going again.
01/07/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Went on an extremely busy nite around mid-December. Avoided overloaded and backed-up valet parking by using adjoining lot. Seated promptly, and attended to very nicely in spite of several loud tables around us. After they left, it was very pleasant, and service was excellent. We will return. Steaks are top-notch. Just remember to avoid peak times for better atmosphere and parking.
10/26/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I LOVED the restaurant - so stylish and chic, but in no way snooty or pretentious. The service is oustanding too. As for the food, the steak was extremely good, but I was astonished at the prices of the side dishes. It was a great dining experience but I really don't think it was good value for money. I have enjoyed steaks just as much for half the price at the Polaris Grill.
10/10/2004Provided by Citysearch -
The thought of eating at a steak joint never appealed to me, but I willingly do it for my carnivorous husband. I was very impressed by this establishment for several reasons: The ambience and decor is very rich and sophisticated - I love their ingenious wine coolers - reminiscent of old world style, the hostesses and staff are wonderfully accomodating (they go out of their way to address you by surname) and the steaks, dishes are well (and generously) prepared. Thank you, Jason, for advising us!
I, obviously, encounter difficulty finding nicely prepared non-steak dishes at steak restaurants, but the menu consisted of several options - my grilled portobella mushroom dish was excellent.
My husband was impressed by the steak: cut, preparation, perfect consistency (they could ease up on the butter, though). Overall, I think Ruth's Chris is an excellent restaurant; certainly worth the price.