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Ruth's Chris Steak House

148 W 51st St
New York, NY 10019
(877) 897-6175
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - New York, NY


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I ate at Ruth's Chris last weekend with some good friends I hadn't seen in a long time and it was quite the...


With scaffolding outside the building having been there for more than a year, the restaurant actually looks fairly grotty. This is a decent, acceptable steakhouse, but there is no...

Amazing service my first time there. 3/30/2013

Amazing service my first time there. They accommodated me in my wheelchair at the door with no problem. The food was fresh and hot. Perfect seasonings on everything I ordered and the overall feel was very personal and comfortable. 5 stars more

Fantastic Evening All Around 12/12/2009

I ate at Ruth's Chris last weekend with some good friends I hadn't seen in a long time and it was quite the... more

Quite the Perfect Evening 12/12/2009

I recently had some girlfriends in the city for a fun holiday shopping/girls weekend. We ate at Ruth's Chris following a Saturday matinee and had a lovely time. The hostess that greeted us at the door was just lovely and she showed us to our prepared table immediately. Our server was very friendly, attentive and able to help us with our menu selections (we have a few picky eaters in the bunch). We had some fabulous cocktails and wine from the extensive menu and enjoyed our food- everything cooked perfectly to our specification! I would defintiely bring any friend back here for a wonderful, cozy meal! Pros: Wonderful Food, Staff and Atmosphere Cons: Nothing worth writing about! more

Fantastic Evening All Around 12/12/2009

KrissyDan Provided by Partner
I ate at Ruth's Chris last weekend with some good friends I hadn't seen in a long time and it was quite the perfect way to enjoy a meal and catch u... more

Best Food EVER!!!!! 11/22/2009

Absolutely the best meal i have ever had. My first time there I proposed to my finacee and she loved it as well. Hands down the best restaurant i have ever been to. A must eat at place Pros: Everything Cons: Nothing more

Wow... I am preplexed by these reviews.... 3/4/2009

I have eaten at so many steak houses all over the country and beyond, and I always rely on ruth's to be on the money - I can not believe these reviews... first of all people are making like it is so expensive - stop and think.... how much does it cost when you go to applebees? Maybe it is just me but our bill for two with tip is always close to 50 bucks and we don't drink.... so... for the $100 bucks (without drinks again) that you would spend at Ruth's Chris - you wouldn't agree that it is worth it? It is not 2 times better - it is a million times better. They have football sized filets cooked to perfection.... Perhaps it has been a while since I have been to this location - the last one I went to was the one in Long Island on Valentine's, maybe the city one is too 'city' - give the one in Long Island a try - or Jersey - they are usually on point - service, food, experience. more

Worst Steakhouse 11/9/2008

The Ambiance and the service was fine. BUT it was one of the worst steak I had in New York. I would expect at least some decent meat with the price I paid. The onion soup we had was also too thick and sweet. more

It was not what I EXPECTED 10/16/2008

I've been to many steak places and from all the hype this place has received I was expecting an out of this world experience. Needless to say it was not what I expected. The drinks and sides were delicious but the main entree left more to be desired. The steak although not bad, was not great either. It's a steak which I've tasted at much cheaper places. The environment was nice, not too noisy but not too loud either. The staff knew the menu very well and was very friendly. Overall it was a good experience but not a place I would go out of my way to dine at again. more

The Best Steaks in Gotham 9/18/2008

Ruth Chris Steakhouse's are always a top notch dining experience. I have been to this location at least a dozen times and they are consistently excellent! Besides the Fillet Mignon, my favorite is their Louisiana Style Shrimp. The butter sauce is excellent for dipping bread. The bill will never be cheap, but it's always money well spent. I recommend them to anyone who loves a good meal. more

great steaks 8/7/2008

i was surprised when my husband took me here for a surprise dinner. He just got a promotion at work. the staff was great, the steak was amazing and even the wine was handled with care! we got a $24 bottle and they made it feel like a $200 bottle. made us feel special. the whole night was relaxing and they didn't rush us out like some other places. i really like this place and will return for great steaks. Pros: great steaks and service Cons: it was hard to get a friday dinner time/ little waiting more

Hits the spot 7/5/2008

My friends and I came here last summer for Restaurant Week and one more time since then, because we absolutely adore this place (for the food of course). Great ambiance, professional wait staff, delicious filet mignion and mashed potatoes YUMM, and prompt service. We made reservations a week before and were greeted by a friendly hostess who seated us promptly. The bread basket and appetizers came out in a matter of minutes and the steaks were divine! even though they were slathered with a ton of butter. Everything was perfect, although I must say they should expand their wait staff to include female waitresses because it felt like they were employing sexist hiring policies...I don't know, it could just be me. Other than that, I enjoyed my steak dinner. And I agree with other reviewers; it's a bit pricey and there are other places in NYC that are more worthy but personally I would recommend Rith Chris'. Happy dining! Pros: FOOD, service, ambiance Cons: sexist wait staff, price more

500 Degrees 5/26/2008

No doubt, this place had the hottest plates in a steakhouse this side of the Allegheny. 500 degree plates for everything! If you love hot plates like I love hot plates, you won't be disappointed. Great atmosphere and good looking guys. Only cons would be slightly pricey and the dessert plates were well under 500. Pros: 500 Degree Plates Cons: expensive, dessert plates a little cool more

I love this place!! 2/16/2008

This place is the BEST place for Steak!! They know how to cook it and cook it well. Never to disappoint whether i eat it at Midtown NYC or all the way at Puerto Rico! I went to Palm's before, and they burned my steak, it was disgusting, BUT Ruth's Chris is the best place around. Try the Crabtini for appetizer, it's pretty good, the spinach & mashed potatoes sides are yummy too. I def. recommend this place!!!! Pros: Great Steak, good service, ambiance Cons: a bit pricey but well worth it for quality more

Sizzler Like 2/9/2008

I was somewhat disappointed. Sure it looks nice. Comfortable. And I thought the service was good unlike others on here. Not fantastic but good. Food? Appetizers so so. Salads are unimaginative. Steak is average. I asked for steak au poivre and I got a steak with cold sauce on the side. what? Thats not how you serve it! sides were good but somewhat cold. Desserts were blaze. For this sort of money choose somewhere else. I hear Sparks is great but even more pricey (but you really dont care if its good), peter lugers. Pros: Ambience, Service Cons: Average food, cold sides more

Unique good food, efficient service, slightly pricey 12/16/2007

The food is beautifully presented and tasty (try the rib appetizer!). It is somewhat expensive, though. The service is efficient, though not particularly friendly. Rumor is that the waitstaff is instructed NOT to stop at the tables and ask ""is everything all right?"" or ""do you need anything else?"" Weird! The crowd is a nice mix of artists, tourists, and locals. The hostess was very accommodating to our ever expanding group... as it should be, since there are no reservations. --Eat Club is a roving group of NYC gluttons. Pros: food presentation, mixed crowd Cons: service slightly stand-offish, somewhat pricey more

yipes... 11/26/2007

This was the worst service I have ever had in my life. Not only did we have to ask for our water/drinks/bread about 5 times, but the food was ICE COLD by the time it reached the table. My fish was cooked wrong twice and the sides of vegetables reeked like it had been sitting out for a week. Everything was overpriced and the place was crawling with bratty kids, tourists and loud trash. Skip it. Cons: the type of clientele you'd expect at a chicken joint, not a steakhouse more

There is always room for steak... 8/21/2007

This was a restaurant week visit. I am always in the mood for steak and Ruth Chris was a place to visit. Ruth Chris is a true steak experience. They prepare the steak very simply and allow your palate to savor the meat. The dining area was airy and spacious. The waitstaff was attentive and very friendly. Pros: Steaks are well prepared and delicious. Cons: The sides and desserts pale in comparision to the meats. more

good steak, nothing really special. all buttery. didn't l... 7/30/2007

good steak, nothing really special. all buttery. didn't like the side dishes. i'm still a fan of the Palm... more

good steak, nothing really special. all buttery. didn't l... 7/30/2007

ClaraPark Provided by Partner
good steak, nothing really special. all buttery. didn't like the side dishes. i'm still a fan of the Palm steaks. more

Go somewhere else 7/28/2007

We went for restaurant week. I had the steakhouse salad which was VERY basic and I agree with a previous review that cited cheap supermarket croutons. I got the ribeye, asked for medium but it was medium well. It comes with a lot of melted butter on top, A LOT. I was just ok, nohting special, not awful but forgettable and overdone. We ordered an extra side to share (au gratin potatoes) and it was very small and nothing special. Dessert was some kind of ""chocolate mousse"" but it really seemed like a no bake pie recipe from the back of the jello box. The ambience and lighting are nice, service was just ok. Overall, not a good value for the regular menu. This is why I take advantage of restaurant week! I would not go back at full price. Morton's is so much better, as are so are many other places like Luger's, Angelo & Maxie's, Smith & Wollenky, Ben Benson's. I would not recommend it. Pros: Nice lighting, ambience Cons: Food prepared carelessly, bad value for the $$$ more
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  • Treat yourself to a USDA Prime steak that arrives sizzling on a 500° plate and a bottle from our award-winning wine list. With a spacious bar and multiple dining rooms that are ideal for business dinners, private parties and date nights, our steakhouse...


  • In Short
    This offshoot of a popular New Orleans hangout for politicians features decor of dark woods and comfortable booths, with a separate bar scene. Choice cuts of custom-aged beef...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    LUNCH Monday thru Friday only 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. DINNER Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card, Discover, Diner's Club, Carte Blanche
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Theater District - Times Square

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