About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin
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Ruth's Chris Austin is hands down the finest steak house in the capital city. Whether you would like to host a private gathering, relax in our lounge, or treat yourself to the best steak around - Ruth's Chris has it all. Come on down and see for yourself why the Austin American Statesman awarded us "Best Steak in Austin."
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lounge opens nightly at 4:30pm.
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9:30pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
We offer six private dining rooms, seating 8 to 100 people, that are suitable for any occasion. Whether it is a small private get-together or a large business banquet, you are sure to find a room suitable for your needs.
Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Kelsh : 8885604541
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin Ratings and Reviews
Night out with one of my favorite girls.
I was in Austin on business and took my niece and her boyfriend to dinner at Ruth's Chris. They were very pleased with everything and I was happy about that. Our waiter Shahin was perfect! He visited enough without making a nuicense of himself. He new all about the menu and made great suggestions. This is the best Ruth's Chris Steak House I've ever been to and I go every time I'm in Austin as well as sometimes other Cities but this is the best. Well worth the price.
Not up to previous visits. Still the bes ...
Not up to previous visits. Still the best steaks in town but the wine list and bus staff training have suffered seriously from the recent conversion from franchise to corporate location. Some favorite menu items have been discontinued. Additionally the facility is undergoing a remodel so the ambiance is lacking. Overall a disappointing evening. My advice: stay away until the remodel is finished and the transition is sorted out.
Needs a makeover
The food was delicious and cooked just as requested - steak was not salty, no butter just perfect. It was our anniversary and the restaurant made it special for us. The service was very good. The place needs a makeover though and is being renovated ( was not aware when I made the reservation). It is outdated and way too bright - dim the lights please! The prices are incredibly high and I feel over priced...$11 for approx. 8 grilled ( delicious though) asparagus. Just a tad too pricey for what is served. Given the number of steak restaurants in Austin I would not book again. Also perhaps a dress code might be in order as somehow people have no idea they need to dress to go out to dinner. I honestly take offense at going out for a romantic and pricey dinner and making an effort to look nice only to have to sit with people who look as though they have rolled out of bed...shorts and tshirts should be for the Lake only!
Very nice restaurant. Our waiter was ver ...
Very nice restaurant. Our waiter was very good and very attentive to our needs. The seafood tower and the steaks were excellent! The only negative was that the booth seats were worn and had been taped. I noticed other booths had tape on the seats. For a high end restaurant such as this, you wouldn't expect to see that.
It was fine. Nothing special. But it sho ...
It was fine. Nothing special. But it should be. Perhaps my expectations are too high. Service was inattentive and slow.
Perfectly delicious, as always!
Best steak in Austin, no Question! Great wine list, though the red wine isn't stored in a cellar so I have ask them to throw it in the freezer for 5-10 min to get it to the proper temperature... (they're remodeling, so hopefully they add a cellar!...) Great service always. Can't go wrong here!
A restaurant worth trying.
Great steaks, and excellent service. However the price is a little bit too expensive if you live in Texas where we have great steak houses to a much better price.
We went for Easter Dinner. The service was a little slow and it wasn't crowded. Food was great as always.
Fantastic srvice and fabulous food. I absolutely love the crab cakes.
Sat at the bar for dinner and was perfect. Both bartenders were attentive and called me by name. The drinks were spot on and the food was perfect.
Amazing food, fantastic service! I had messed up my reservation and scheduled for 7:15, but I thought I had at 8:30. They were very accommodating and nice about the whole thing
Our Son's 15th Birthday
We've started a tradition over the last couple of years of taking our son and a friend to Ruth's Chris for his birthday - his favorite steakhouse. Ruth's Chris never disappoints! We were taken to a table with "Happy Birthday" confetti on it, and my son was greeted with birthday wishes from our waiter. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, and each part of our meal from appetizers (awesome spicy lobster!) to desert were fabulous. Napolean was an exceptional waiter, and we will request him when we next return to Ruth's Chris. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
Delicious thick steak
My sister asked me to describe my favorite meal in advance of my 50th birthday in September. After describing it, I thought, I can't wait until September for that ... so we went to Ruth's Chris for my husband's birthday in February :-). De-lic-ious. One minor and probably unavoidable error in steak preparation (if the steak is 2 1/2" thick, how do you cook the very inside to 'medium well' without overcooking the rest? - it worked out, my husband likes his steak only barely dead, so he got that bit). Very lovely treatment of the birthday with a crème brulée and a happy birthday inscription in chocolate on the plate holding it (I'm gluten-intolerant and they chose the gluten-free dessert).
Ruth Chris had put out the sweetest glit ...
Ruth Chris had put out the sweetest glitter on our table to celebrate our anniversary and just thought that was so charming. Had some issues with the steak being mostly gristle which put a kink in our dining experience. The waiter didn't make us pay for the one steak which was kind. Hopefully next time we will get the same quality steak we always get at Ruth Chris.
I eat at RC restaurants all over the cou ...
I eat at RC restaurants all over the country. The service quality at this location is not as good as others, so I scored it lower. It could be the culture in Texas, but they need to learn fine dining etiquette a bit better for this price range.
Always great food and professional staff ...
Always great food and professional staff never been disappointed!!!
We have dined here several times and it has always been a very pleasant experience. Highly recommended and Great stakes!
We went to Ruth's Chris Friday Jan 29 to celebrate my husband's birthday, a tradition for our birthdays for many years. We love the quiet bar area but when we arrived the music was so loud in the bar area that we just went straight to the dining room. Right away it seemed that the staff was experiencing a slow night. The food was, as always, great and the service very nice. Though I had made a note of a birthday on my reservation online, the staff never mentioned it. One of us had a multi course meal that included dessert--never delivered to our table. And when we go for a birthday, a candle on a slice of cake is ALWAYS brought to our table--but not this time. All in all, we felt that we were just rushed through what usually is a wonderful, slow and friendly dining experience. Just a bad night????
Our service and food was excellent. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The food was fresh, prepared as ordered and was fresh. There wasn't anything about the evening that we did not enjoy. It was a wonderful, pleasant experience.
Everything was perfect from the personal attention we received to the mouth watering dishes. Everything we ate was over the top in excellence. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and plan to do so again in the future.
Over the top
It's hard to beat Ruth's for dinner. The food is always fabulous. The services was top notch. It wasn't very busy that night so it seemed like every minute someone was checking on us but it never seemed obtrusive. I particularly liked that they staff address my table by name each time. Don't know if that's something they can do when it's full on but it made it seem like they truly valued our reservation. Of course I'd go again.
We dined early on New Year's Eve and the ...
We dined early on New Year's Eve and the staff was welcoming. We never felt rushed and were allowed to order our favorite selections off the regular menu. We are never disappointed by Ruth's Chris Steak house.
Lobster Mac n cheese was really good!
Lobster Mac n cheese was really good!
Christmas Eve Dinner
My fiance and I had no plans for Christmas Day and since we were cooking a big dinner the night before for friends we decided to get dressed up and eat out. We had gone to Austin's Ruth's Chris a few years prior when looking for a fancy dress up date night place but were so disappointed by the fact that the people we were seated by were loud and dressed like they were going to a sports bar (think tie dye tshirt and cargo shorts!), it completely ruined the date night ambiance, and we hadn't been there since. Our Christmas Dinner Experience was great. We ordered an espresso Martini at the bar but the kitchen was running behind so the espresso didn't come out before we were called to be seated. The Bartender was great and transferred our drink order to our table without us asking. We had two waitresses that served us through out the night and they were both very good...one small exception I asked each of them for lemon for my water and never got any. We chatted a bit with one of the waitresses about holiday plans and found out they had started serving at noon and the last guest was being seated at 8 pm! (We had 7:30 dinner reservations so it was easier to excuse the forgetting the lemon) She also shared with us that the kitchen was running a bit behind which was a great tip because we ordered an appetizer right away (Ahi Tuna - it was very tasty and a little spicy) and a bottle of wine. For dinner we had the porterhouse for 2... AMAZING! and brussel sprouts.. also AMAZING! Instead of a traditional dessert we opted for Sweet Potato Casserole. It turns out that our waitress often does that too and filled us in that she orders it with a scoop of ice cream (which she offered to us but we declined). The casserole is what makes us go to Ruth's Chris in other cities even though we have one in our back yard! This visit definitely gave us a more positive experience and we will definitely be back more often than every few years!
We chose to dine here on Christmas night and it couldn't have been more perfect. Food was excellent, service even better. Service was quick when we needed it and not overly obtrusive. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Very tasty steaks. Our server Russell wa ...
Very tasty steaks. Our server Russell was very helpful and knowledgeable. There was a lot of cheese on the caesar salad and they serve the steaks with butter. The soft butter was great with the bread.
Service not up to par.
Perhaps they weren't ready for a Christmas Eve crowd. We were seated 20 min after our reservation, then sat for 10 min before our server came by to say she would be another 10 min. Service never got better as the meal wore on. Steaks did not come out "sizzling" as they usually do. With so many other great steak places in Austin, I won't be back here....the atmosphere is by far the dreariest of all the steak places in town and now the service is well off par.
Great Christmas Eve dinner! Wonderful se ...
Great Christmas Eve dinner! Wonderful service and amazing food!
For being a holiday it seemed to lack preparation starting with the valet. Service started out great then took a dive. Food was good not great.
Awesome food, wonderful beer selection.
Awesome service! It was our 21st anniversary and we enjoyed out dinner very much. Last year we chose Perry's and for a romantic evening, we found your restaurant to be the best for us. We like dinner a little later, so it was the perfect setting.
Ruth Chris still has one of the finest s ...
Ruth Chris still has one of the finest steaks for a chain steakhouse. It was extremely quiet, so conversation was easy. Always a fine choice for a nice meal with very good service.
I went here for Thanksgiving with my mom. She got the turkey meal they were doing and I got a Ribeye. One of the best steaks I've ever had, but it's not the best thing I ate that night. The sweet potato casserole was the best thing that night. It was so good. Anyways, this place is really expensive but if you have the money you will enjoy an amazing meal.
Excellent food, waitress was competent b ...
Excellent food, waitress was competent but too chatty.
Can never go wrong! Excellent food, serv ...
Can never go wrong! Excellent food, service, and wine list. Ambiance is okay but dated. Time for a renovation, and I've heard it's in the works - get after it, guys!...
Our food was excellent! Service was superb!
Our food was excellent! Service was superb! The restaurant all in all has a more corporate feel.The booths are comfy and private which is good. I don't see it being a "girls night out" spot or a group getaway spot. It is for more of a quiet dining experience. The had a great jazz ensemble playing the night we were there and we thoroughly enjoyed that. It's a bit on the pricey side for anything more than special occasion but oh so worth it!
The service wasn't what I expected.
The service wasn't what I expected.
We went to Ruth Chris to celebrate a birthday. We both ordered the Ruth Chris Classic dinner which was a 3 course prix fixe menu. The food was excellent and although dessert was included, they brought the special white chocolate bread pudding for a birthday surprise. We brought home enough food for another meal :).
As usual, another awesome steak and dini ...
As usual, another awesome steak and dining experience at Ruth's Chris. Will be back next year when I'm back in town!
I had almost forgotten!
Our dinner was outstanding. The service rocked. The food was amazing. Sure, we all know that Ruth's Chris is good. It's reliable. But this meal exceeded all of our expectations and we raved and raved about it. We will return, sooner than we would have.
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