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Ruth's Chris Steak House is one of the largest dining companies in the United States. It operates more than 100 company- and franchise-owned restaurants worldwide. Founded in 1965, the company specializes in steak items. Its restaurants offer lamb chops, stuffed chicken, grilled mushrooms, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and specialty salads. The company s restaurants also provide a range of appetizers, including barbecued shrimp, stuffed mushrooms and crab cakes. Its desserts include tarts, cakes, pies and ice cream. Additionally, the restaurants serve a variety of wines, such as chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. Ruth's Chris Steak House, with a location in Pittsburgh, also provides gift cards and private dining services.
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Primary Phone: (412) 391-4801

Phone: (412) 263-0121

Primary Phone: (412) 391-0396

Fax: (412) 263-0121

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Six Ppg Place
Downtown Pittsburgh, Fifth and Forbes Corridor

Ruth's Chris Steak House, Pittsburgh

Steak House Ruth's Chris

Steak Houses, Restaurants, American Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Fine Dining, American, Steakhouse

Alcohol: Wine

Wi-Fi: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Parking: Validated

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Good for Kids: Yes


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Grace N.



Their Patience is their virtue ,nothing is rushed to get you out .Went for lunch with friends ,the food was exactly as I ordered it and everything had a fresh taste to it . The Service was great !



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My Favorite Steak

I have been to most of the ""great"" steakhouses that this country has to offer. Yes, there are a few I like over Ruth Chris, but I truly feel they CONSISTENTLY cook the best steak.



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Love the Experience

My husband and I go to Ruth's Chris once overy 2 months and are never dissapointed. The atmosphere is the best and the steaks are better.
I usually get the petit filet with blackened shrimp along with a glass of red wine. The steak is always flawless and the service is consistent. I highly recommend for anyone looking to splurge a bit for some solid food.



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Favorite Restaurant EVER!

I go every year, several times a year, because I cannot get enough. The steaks are perfect, the sweet potato casserole is to die for, & they have the best ranch dressing in the world.



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Very nice experience

My husband and I went to Ruth Chris' for Valentines dinner and had an overall very nice experience. We sat at the bar for an hour (yummy chocolate martinis) before dinner. I had the Filet and he had the Cowboy Ribeye. We were both very happy with our dinners and had a wonderful server whose name escapes me at the moment. This was our first visit to Ruth Chris and I am sure we will be back. The overall bill with our bar tab was quite pricey, but worth it for a wonderful evening in our opinion. As much as I enjoyed dining here I would still have to give the upper hand to The Capital Grille. This is my favorite of all the steakhouses in Pittsburgh.



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The last high end steak house in Pittsburgh I had yet to visit. I unknowingly saved the best for las

The last high end steak house in Pittsburgh I had yet to visit. I unknowingly saved the best for last.

I was reading this site post-dinner with no intention of adding a review but had to write a counter to what obviously are either people that haven't actually been there or employees of the other steak establishments.

Parking is perfectly located beside the restaurant. The square of PPG plaza was nothing short of perfect as there were ice skaters creating a mini Rockefeller Center feel. We arrived 20 minutes early and were immediately taken to our seats to my surprise as the restaurant was at capacity.

The atmosphere was crowded but very nice, not loud in the least and still very high end in feel. The wait staff was numerous and didn't seem to take a breath in attempt to please the diner. Our waitress was very informative, pleasant, and talkative but not to an annoying extent. She made frequent stops to check on us.

For an app I had the blackened scallops in pesto, wonderful. My wife had their lobster bisque (one of her favorites) and was very pleased by it. For the the main course I had the T-Bone and my wife the Surf and Turf with a petite filet, both medium rare. Both steaks were cooked exactly as ordered and both were able to be cut with a fork. Contrary to other writings the butter is minimal, more for effect while adding a very light flavor. My wife's Lobster was served butterflied with a crab cake and both were wonderful as I tried a bite of each. This is a steak house that does everything perfectly.

We shared a chocolate duo dish made in house that was a perfect end to our meal.

I can't say anything negetive at all from the atmosphere, to the service, to the drinks and food. I've rarely enjoyed a meal as much as this one.

Five stars plus for a chain that really takes pride in preserving the name and reputation that is well deserved.

How Mortons and Pittsburgh Rare are better, I don't know.



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Thumb's down

I was EXTREMELY disappointed with our visit to this restaurant. Everyone had talked it up, claiming it to be the best steakhouse in the 'Burgh. I disagree completely. I made our reservation online. They ask on there if it's for a special occasion. It was our anniversary dinner. We were greeted and they did say happy anniversary to us, which was nice. But then they seated us in the middle of a bench seat. There was no ambience or privacy. It was our anniversary, so my husband had gotten me a gift. It was really awkward opening it with strangers sitting right next to me. The food was just ok. I expected a lot better for what we paid. I got the NY strip, which is my favorite cut. It didn't have the famous butter on it, I don't know if they just forgot. Then there's the well-advertised hot plate that the steak comes out on. I ordered my steak medium, so I expected some juices to run. But, with the plate being so hot, it kind of cooked the juices to a disgusting gray color. It wasn't very appetizing to see my steak floating in a gray puddle of meat juices. I would much rather go to Mantini's in the South Side for an awesome steak (and for almost half the price).



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Not a ""Fine dinning experience""

Our first experience with RCSH was in Annapolis, MA. It was all you could ask for in fine dinning and more quiet setting, excellent service (pleasant talkative staff) and fine food. This RCSH in PITTS is just that the pitts! The only good thing was the New York Strip steak. It started with the door the greeting staff stay in their little space with the computter, two and three young women. The waiting area was crowded and I had to push my way to these women (even after making eye contact no one came to me) and ask about our reservation, she directed us to the lounge (bar) to wait. This was a smoking area we did not know that and had to move out of the area (in OH there is no smoking anywhere). At our table we were packed in so close you could not help hearing the table next to you. It was so nosiey that you had to shout to be heard by the person across the table from you. I was in a hole in the wall Mexican restaurant the night before that was full but the noise level was nothing compared to RCSH. The side dishes were not prepared the same as in Annapolis, the cream sauce was not thickend properly on my potatoes. This was a disappointment for us and we will not return but go back up the street to The Carlton.



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poor service, disgusting food.

I went there hoping for an exceptional evening. I left more than disgusted. The staff can be downright rude. I had a reservation and still had to wait 20 minutes for a table. No word of apology was given for the delay. Once seated it was another 10 minutes before a waiter appeared and they seemed more interested in other tables around us. I noticed that when a tray of steaks were served to a large tabel that instead of bringing them out on either a larger tray or using 2 servers to help, the actually PILED THE STEAKS ON TOP OF EACH OTHER so that the bottom of the plate was making contact with a steak that was going to be served to someone. This did VERY little for my appetite. The steaks were covered in butter which does nothing for the taste except ADD more grease. In a good steak there is ENOUGH fat to make it taste good.

I will NOT be returning



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Highly Recommended!

I realize it is a chain restaurant, but it is one of Pittsburgh's best restaurants. The steaks are the best in town and worth every penny, the scallop potatoes are so delicious, and the berry cobbler is my personal favorite. Every time my parents come to visit, we go to Ruth's Chris. We have tried MANY restaurants, but since we have discovered Ruth's Chris we don't go anywhere else.

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