148 W. 51st St., New York, NY, 10020
nr. Seventh Ave.
By KrissyDan81 on 12/12/2009
My boyfriend and I ate dinner here last weekend and had quite a wonderful experience. The decor is very warm and welcoming, especially with the holiday decorations up. The hostess was very friendly and had us seated right away in a cozy corner of the main dining room. Our server was attentive and knowledgable and was able to help us pick out great sides to go with our entress as well as recommend a few drinks to go with our order as well. All of the food was superb!! We had a wonderful, leisurely meal and did not feel rushed at any time. Upon exiting we given a warm farewell- a wonderufl way to end our dining experience. I will definitely be asking to go back here for our next big occasion!
By dwallack79 on 8/21/2008
Had a bachelor party at Ruths Chris this past weekend. Upon arrival, I noticed that the space is pretty huge, dimly lit, and pretty much everything I would expect from a high end steakhouse. Having the reputation precede it, I had fairly high expectations and they were pretty much met. The bill was pretty high for one person, which included a 3 course meal and 3 hour open bar. I must say though that it was one of the best steaks I have had to date. It was right up there with BLT, except I enjoyed BLT much more due to their sauce selection and better side dishes. Overall a very good meal, but the cost was too high for what I ended up with.
By redevils89 on 3/28/2008
Hailie and I made a reservation for 6PM because we had a musical to catch. Although we made it on time, we unexpectedly had to wait for 35 minutes due to a random musical crew's dine-out. Only once they had all left was the large group of waiting people seated. Highly disappointing, but that did not last long. The steaks were well-cooked and lightly seasoned enough to our taste, and the waiter's service and wine-recommendation was exceptional. When you order, however, I recommend getting side dishes. For if you don't, all you will get for your entre is a large chunk of meat. No greens, absolutely nothing. All you will see on your table is a whole steak, with the bread left-overs. Worth a visit.
By ardard1 on 12/3/2006
A wonderful rare melt-in-the-mouth fillet steak, cooked to perfection in butter, salt and pepper. Medium-well steak was a little bloody still, although that's better than overcooked. Excellent sides: we loved the asparagus with bechamel sauce and the potatoes au gratin. Extensive wine list: an interesting selection and wide range of prices, and a good number of half bottles and wines by the glass. Good salads (dressing on the arugula/bacon/egg salad very tasty). No room for dessert. Service a bit indifferent until the check arrived.
By Maximumdvd on 1/19/2006
For the most part I enjoyed my visit, our server was very polite, and attentive. The price was extremely high for the amount of food received. Didn't feel much value in terms of food, but it was tasty. Would go back because service was excellent, and sometimes that is most important in a given situation, but not for the value in the food. I love wine, and this place can bleed you dry with its wine prices.
By jesevoy on 10/8/2005
I love Ruths Chris Steak House. When in doubt... follow the smell of warm butter and tender cuts of meat. The side dishes are also really good and the service is really great too. I had dinner here on Thurday, then I came back on Monday for lunch. Everything was consistantly good.
By pronto on 2/10/2005
Went recently and had lunch - there are two menus- one priced higher than the other---I have been there with friends recently and received a different menu. Also- the menus outside are not accurate ----------they should change them
By PrettyPrincess on 3/23/2004
I went to the one on 2nd ave. THe service was pretty good. My side dish was cold and that was not good. I have had better dining experiences but it was ok. The steak was good but not far from the best.
By godsavethequeen on 3/8/2004
The Queen would approve. It does NOT feel like Kansas, thank heavens. But the steak IS about as good as Peter Luger's, with a reasonable wine list to boot. A classic. Poorly decorated oversized interior, and fair service detract, but for food, this is it. GSTQ.
By marieviljoen on 7/1/2003
So it's Ruth's Chris. The name is ridiculous and, if you close your eyes and open them quickly, you'll think you fell into Kansas. But the steak is good. Very good. And very expensive. But very good.The shoe-string fries tumble in a mountain from a crisp white napkin. The butter on the hot plate sizzles as your rare piece of porterhouse sears in front of you. The wine list is good and the wines by the glass well and thoughtfully chosen. You may be sitting next to tourists but you may also be sitting next to the old guy who comes once a week, eats a filet mignon and drinks his bottle of Ravenswood Zinfandel and looks like he knows what's good in life. The hunter green decor is fine for Kansas, so pretend. The service is almost excrutiatngly friendly. But perhaps the best feature of this Ruth's Chris is that it is not a testosterone-laden bull-pit into which you walk. Women are not treated as live bait.