Ruth's Chris Steak House
1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
: (415) 673-0557
: (415) 673-5309
Parking: Street, Valet
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Good For Family: Yes
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09/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I think Ruth Chris' works well if you're going as a small group but they're not on top of things for bigger groups. I have been on a date with just another person and had excellent service and the food as always is great!
I did experience a sort of slow, irritated wait person when we were a party of six. This time the food came out a bit slow and one person waited for an unusually long wait while the rest of us just sat trying to be polite and wait for the last dish to show up. This I thought was sort of uncomfortable for the one person as he said to start and don't wait for him. I still felt bad when he got his food after we waited for his to come out any minute.
Otherwise the food was excellent.
My husband and I stumbled upon this place about 15 years ago and we come back every year for birthdays and anniversaries. The steaks (filet mignon or rib eye) are to die for. The sides and salads are all delicious. You have got to try the crème brule for desert (heaven). The service is great and they always treat you like you are special. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable.
04/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Although I was never really a ""steak"" person, DH and I decided to try Ruth's Chris because he loves steak and what better way to try to convert me than by taking me to a restaurant known for their excellent steaks?
Thank you, Ruth's Chris, your Petite Filet made me appreciate red meat like I never have before! :) We've been eating at Ruth's Chris several times a year since then and our favorite side dish is the sweet potato casserole...deLISH! The Caesar Salad is very good, but we both prefer the Ruth's Chop Salad.
12/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We had 7pm reservations to celebrate an anniversary. The host had an attitude and told us we would have to wait 15 minutes. After 35 minutes, we asked about our table to a different host who told us we had been seated already. I told him that wa impossible since I was standing in front of him. He apologized and said we would have the next table available. We left and went to Harris' Steakhouse one block down (much better choice!). HPR was crowded and alot of people were waiting and it was very noisy as well. Glad we left.
07/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I wanted to go some place special for my birthday so I picked Ruth Chris. I had a memorable meal here about 8 years ago. This time it was memorable for the wrong reasons. First of all..when did the menu go from ""expensive"" to ""house payment"". Seriously. If you're ordering ala carte, be prepared to splurge. I do need to say our waitress was absolutely amazing but here is the problem..we both had to send our steaks back. Mine, which I ordered medium, was almost raw and my partners, which he ordered medium well was a piece of meat that had died twice. It was a bit odd too, that when we sent back the second steak, some guy we hadn't seen brought it back. As if to say, hey deal with me if you have a third complaint. Wierd. Hey, everyone should know by now what a medium and medium well steak looks like..and it wasn't a busy night. Cook the steak right the first time, we're talking about a $65 piece of meat. So, we won't be going back there for steak. The place is beautiful and comfortable but..ehhhh.
02/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been here a few times but most recently I took my wife for our wedding anniversary. They took VERY good care of us. I had no problems with the reservation and when we arrived they had a personalized greeting card. The food was amazing as always and the service is exceptional. I have no problem paying top dollar for excellent service and great food.
07/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The food wasn't bad, but definitely not worth the price! My steak was burnt on the sides, which was not very appetizing, and the butter on top just made everything greasy without adding any flavor.
I was also tricked with the water--they asked me if I wanted Pellegrino, and at the end of the night I realized I was charged $9!!!
I ordered a rib eye that cost about $40. My husband ordered the bone-in rib eye. We asked for medium well, with just a little bit of pink, but the inside was pretty rare, although the outside was charred on the sides.
I also thought it was weak that the steak comes ala carte with no sides when you have to spend so much on the meat. But the sides were actually worth their price, I think, while the steak was not. I enjoyed the sides more than the steak.
The only thing I thought was great was the service. The waitress was very professional, quick and knowledgeable. That's the only thing that made the evening somewhat pleasureable. The food wasn't bad, but it is definitely not worth the price. I highly don't recommend it.
04/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to House of Prime Rib, Morton's, Watergate, and now finally Ruth's Chris. The experience was disappointing. The atmosphere was dead and the food did not live up to par. Everything is ala carte and expensive. Expensive is fine if the quality reflects so, but it sure didn't taste like a $45 steak. My medium rare steak tasted no better than the one I ate at the Outback. It was just dry and hard to swallow. I didn't find the sizzling butter on my plate too entertaining. The high temperature of the plate combined with the butter cooked the steak more than what I wanted. The shrimp appetizer is $12 for 5 pieces and this is for regular size shrimp. A plain baked potato is $10 and the wine list is where they make the big bucks. A bottle of wine that you can get at the corner store for $10 cost more than a steak at this place. Don't waste your time with the caramel pie because it tasted ultra sweet. Brace yourself because the price tag is steep. So far, nothing has topped my experience at the House of Prime Rib. Now that's what I call a mouth watering, melts in your mouth steak.