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Ruth's Chris Steak House - 31 Reviews - 1700 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (813) 282-1118

Ruth's Chris Steak House

1700 N Westshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 282-1118
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tampa, FL


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A steak this good from a chain? Crazy. I've been to this place once, so I'm not a regular -- though I would be if I could afford it. Yes it's expensive but worth every penny.


We have been several times and found Ruth's too loud. Very hard to enjoy a meal with others. As for the food, not that great for the money. The steak is over rated for the price....

Perfection 11/2/2010

A steak this good from a chain? Crazy. I've been to this place once, so I'm not a regular -- though I would be if I could afford it. Yes it's expensive but worth every penny. more

Best in Tampa 3/23/2009

I've dined in almost all of Tampas steakhouse's and Ruth's Chris is the best. The service is impeccable, down to the cloth napkin that is given to coincidw with the color of your pants/dress. Quality of steak is unmatched. Go with a Ny Strip Pittsburgh style and you will leave happy. Best place in town to celebrate an occasion or conduct business more

Nice place great service good food.. 4/1/2008

This was my first time at Ruth Chris, I will come back for sure. The steak was very good. I ordered mine med well it came out med, but the quality of the meat made up for it not being exactley wright.. Robert was our waiter and he did a top notch job always on time, and always keeping our drinks full.. The host greated us and we were off to our table very promt in getting us to our table.. I have ate at many resturants in Tampa and I think Burns is the best over all, But Ruths is a very close second.. I will definetly recommend.. Pros: Service quality of steak Cons: Price a little high for what you get. more

LOVED IT!!! 7/2/2007

My friend and I went to Ruth's Chris in March and this was the first fancy steakhouse that I had ever been to. It was such an amazing experience. The service was great, the food was great and so was the atmosphere. It was expensive but well worth saving up to go to treat yourself! We got the porterhouse for 2 and it was hands down the best steak that I have EVER had (sorry DAD!) I would love to go again so I guess its back to saving!!! Pros: Great food and service Cons: expensive but worth it more

Decent Steak, Nice place overall 1/6/2007

There are so many steak restaurants in Tampa I would recommend over Ruth's Chris....but Ruth's Chris is well known in the US and I think that is where most of the hype comes from. Interesting story behind the place itself, but other than that I would say the food is just ""good."" (I am from Kansas City afterall, I know a great steak when I taste one, and this is not ""great"") I have a problem with the 500 degree sizzling plates because they do continue to ""cook"" the steak on it's way from the a medium-rare steak becomes closer to medium, a big no-no in my book. The atmosphere is very nice and the service is great, however. If you go to eat there, plan on spending quite a bit on the ala carte menu. Pros: Ambience, Service Cons: Value more

Great Steak! 11/25/2006

Ruths Chris has a formal atmosphere, very friendly employees, and excellent food. It is a wonderful place for a romantic dinner or a business meeting. A word of warning- as good as the food is it is over priced, so be prepared to spend if you go here. Pros: Great food and staff. Cons: Very expensive. more

Over Rated 9/8/2006

We have been several times and found Ruth's too loud. Very hard to enjoy a meal with others. As for the food, not that great for the money. The steak is over rated for the price. Had no flavor for whats should be a great steak. The service is not great. We just came back from San Francisco and could not believe the difference in service out there to the service in Tampa bay area. We have had excellent service other places and expected the same at Ruth's. May consider going back if they change. more

Melt In Your Mouth Goodnessssssssss 8/29/2006

Read the review from the birthday girl and all I can say is, Hun next time you and your boyfriend should go back to Denny's where you are used to. This is the finest Steak House in Florida, bar none. Maybe there is ever flowing Southern Comfort in Dade City, but even the best run out of things, oh except maybe ABC, seem to know a lot about that. Maybe they disappointed you when the wine came & you couldn't screw off the top! Look you stay at the Flying J and let true beef lovers have your share. Keep up the great work. I only have two steak houses Ruth Chris & Bern's no others even come close. 5 stars Pros: The Food Cons: The Wait what else more

Not at all as expected 7/24/2006

I heard some good things about Ruth Chris and yesterday was my birthday so I went with my boyfriend and we were both expecting great things. We were both sorely disappointed. Pros: nice furniture if you don't mind paying for the furniture.... Cons: food, service, atmosphere more

Best Steak Ever 6/23/2006

I have been here with my family and another time with my boyfriend. It is now my boyfriend's favorite restaurant and one of mines as well!!!! The steak is delicious and the rest of the food is top line as well!! I definitely recommend to anyone - you won't be disappointed. The New York Strip, Ribeye, and Filet Mignon are my favorites! One word of advice - you need to make reservations. Pros: wonderful atmosphere, great service, delicious food! more

Did not live up to expectations. 5/3/2006

I was disappointed the first time I went to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Atlanta but gave it another try back in Tampa. I was disappointed with the steak again. I found it rather dry and flavorless (I ordered it medium). Pros: Service Cons: Food more

Extremely dissapointed 10/25/2005

heard all the raves about ruth chriss, excited to try it, took my friend for her birthday. The filet was tough, ordered it medium rare, and I personally have had better from buying my own filet from walmart, much more tender from walmart as well. The waiter brought over someone who offered to recook a new steak. I did not want to wait considering my friend also was eating hers. So they offered to pay for the dessert, which on the receipt we were charged anyway. Found out later that my friend was very dissapointed herself. We both said never again, and definitely would not recommend. Pros: waiter Cons: food, price more

Best Steak EVER!!! 10/22/2005

Went here while in Tampa missing New Orleans. Wanted a little bit of home and we weren't disappointed. The staff was as friendly and informative as they were on Broad surprise as a few of them were fellow evacuees, including the Chef who overheard us talking about Algiers (West Bank) and invited us to the Metairie location. My partner and I both ordered the Petite Filet and agreed it was the best steak we had ever eaten. Seems to be a popular date spot. I love Bern's for the entire experience: Piano Bar, Prescient Service, Dessert Room, etc., but I would definetely revisit Ruth's if I couldn't be in New Orleans. more

User review by skanky 7/11/2005

The Steak had no taste and I had alway dreamed of eating at Ruth Chris and was very disapointed. My husbend had taken me for my birthday . and he felt so bad that it was not what we had expected. more

Awesome!! 6/6/2005

The visit to Ruth's was quite pleasurable. I did find the noise level to be a little high, but the awesome food and service made up for that. I will definately go there again and I will entertain clients and friends there as well. They are a class act. Pros: valet parking, ambience, outstanding service Cons: expensive more

Mr 7/1/2004

I was overwhelmed with the service and the quality of the food. I was a little disappointed that they do not enforce the dress code. Many people came in with crew neck shirts and no jackets. Pros: valet parking, great food, very personel svc Cons: , dark atmosphere more

EXCELLENT! 2/8/2004

Contrary to other reviews, this restaurant is wonderful! From the service to the food, this restaurant has it all! The service is excellent! I definitely recommend this restaurant for romantic evenings as well as business related dining. Pros: Food, Service more



Tasty steaks 1/13/2003

Ruth's Chris at Coral Gables is a great place for steaks at a good value. They are always cooked like you ask for them. The atmosphere, waiters, and host's/hostesses are very nice and friendly. Pros: great steak, prices reasonable, good ambiance Cons: better size selection, pricey wines more

Any portions?? 1/13/2003

I took my mother to Ruth Chris for her birthday. The restaurant was very elegantly decorated. The bar was of dark, highly lacquered wood and the dining tables all had perfectly creased table cloths. I found the service to be simply mediocore. The wait staff were crisply dressed and there were two of them at times, however, the meal didn't arrive in a very timely manner. The food was as tasty as any other steak house I've been to and that includes, unfotunately, Ponderosa. The portions? I had the filet mignon and it came about size of a large button mushroom and the lobster was just as disappointing. The last observation is truly a concern since it's a restaurant and food is what they serve. Instead of having multiple waiters they may want to pay more attention to the quality, as well as quantity, of what is being served. more
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  • 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...

  • 7/26/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    DINNER Monday - Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Payments:

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

    Northwest, Carver City/Lincoln Gardens