About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Wilmington is located inside the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel in the heart of historic Downtown Wilmington. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs and our Wilmington steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere of casual elegance.
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 12PM to 9PM. Lounge opens at 3PM daily
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Custom designed menus
- Open for lunch for private events
- Off-site catering for lunch or dinner
- Delivered boxed lunches
- Fully enclosed private dining rooms
- 46’’ Plasma HD Flat Screen TV
- In room drop down screen
- LCD Overhead Projector
- Wireless Slide Advancers
- Hardwire & Wireless Internet
- Hardwire Phone Line
- Wireless Conference Phone
- Wi-Fi video calling (Skype)
- Sound System with microphone
- 24’’ Digital Photo Viewer
- Display Easels
- Complimentary Valet
Complimentary Valet Parking
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine
Cape Fear Room #1, can be reserved for up to 40 guests
Cape Fear Room #2, can be reserved for up to 25 guests
Azalea Room, can be reserved for up to 16 guests
Cape Fear Rooms combined, can be reserved for up to 80 guests
Main Dining Room, can be reserved for up to 100 guests
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC Ratings and Reviews
First time to a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse ...
First time to a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and I can honestly say that the steak I ordered was the best have I ever tasted in all of my 52 yrs! It was our 30th anniversary and the staff had two red roses on the table with the best view of the river in the whole restaurant. I want to thank the staff for making our visit, one that my wife and I, will remember forever!
Waitress was really nice she just seemed ...
Waitress was really nice she just seemed to be stretched thin with large tables.
Omg. My hubby and I celebrated 5 years ...
Omg. My hubby and I celebrated 5 years of marriage. And I'm telling this place was amazing. The food was the killer. In a awesome way. We're already making plans to go back with another couple in July. Stuffed chicken breast. Amazing! ! Great waitress named Mandy. She had the best customer service. 5stars
We had a delightful anniversary celebrat ...
We had a delightful anniversary celebration! The service was impeccable and our food and drink selections were delicious! We are thankful to Tomil our waiter and to Eric the general manager who attended to every detail, including presenting a bottle of champagne and special appetizers that were arranged in advance by our daughter and our son-in-law. It all made for a most memorable dining experience!!!
Our experience was perfect for celebrati ...
Our experience was perfect for celebrating our 50th anniversary. Our waiter was cordial, informative,and his service was 5-star; an excellent place for top-shelf dining!
A wonderful dining experience. The food ...
A wonderful dining experience. The food is always great and such a wonderful atmosphere. Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful as always. A great time was had and loved getting together with friends.
Never a disappointment!
We LOVE Ruth's Chris. Fine dining at its best, especially if you are a steak lover. While it IS pricey, it is worth every penny for the quality of the food and service. This is our go-to restaurant for a special occasion. EVERYTHING is delicious, from the salads and appetizers all the way to the desserts. You can't go wrong dining here.
Questionable Meal Quality
Have eaten here 3 times in past two years and the quality of the Cowboy Ribeye has steadily declined. On this visit, I was actually served two pieces of steak, obviously not from the same cut. For the price, this is not even a "good" value
The food was amazing!!! The service was ...
The food was amazing!!! The service was even better. We had an incredible view of the sunset over the water. The staff treated us with the upmost respect and treated us to a glass of free champagne and desserts. The outside dining area was very romantic. Since this was a very special occasion for my husband and me, we chose to dine at Ruth's Chris and will absolutely be coming back!
Our waiter Phillip was outstanding and w ...
Our waiter Phillip was outstanding and went above and beyond to make our night special.
Great birthday meal
My son wanted Ruth's Chris for his birthday along with some friends. The table setup was great and the attention the staff gave him made him feel great. Also, the food and service was impeccable.
Everytime im in wilmington i make it to ...
Everytime im in wilmington i make it to ruth's chris .... I don't know if people know this, but ruth's is a franchise and therefore it does differ from franchise to franchise. I love the ambience here, the attn to detail here and the cheesecake is still round as opposed to wedge shape!!!!:-) Also it's really sweet that they always either send a card or a follow up phone call asking you how your visit went...
Expensive yes but ...
We went to celebrate my wife's sister's birthday and it felt festive start to finish. We went for the 3-course meal deals so the only additions were cocktails and a bottle of wine. Steaks were superb, everything was well worth the price. Sure it's expensive but if it's a special occasion you will have an experience to remember. The best feature is the enormous picture window that overlooks the Cape Fear river. This was my first time at any Ruth's Chris and I can say it will not be my last.
Our server Gray was amazing. He was know ...
Our server Gray was amazing. He was knowledgeable and attentive.
I had heard a lot about Ruth's Chris and always wanted to go there. It turned out to be, perhaps the best meal I have ever had. I don't have the words to describe the food, but the steak turned out to be the best in 60 years of eating steak. The whole staff was great, professional and very knowledgeably. While the meal for three wasn't cheap, it was not as expensive as I had anticipated that it would be. Like my grandfather taught me, I got what I paid for. All in all, a great event and one I look forward to repeating.
I must have changed the time of the rese ...
I must have changed the time of the reservations 5 times, but the woman who answered the phone was pleasant, patient, and wonderful! Our waiters were personable and attentive, and the food was unbelievable! I think it was the best meal my family had in years! A bit pricey but so well prepared. Our compliments to the chef!!!
The place has a nice feel to it. The ser ...
The place has a nice feel to it. The service was good. The side dishes and desserts were great but what they are know for their steaks were just okay.
My waiter was amazing food exceptional I couldn't give a high enough review it was wonderful
We try to visit a Ruth's Chris when we travel and this has been one of the best ones yet. I got the Spicy Salmon and I highly recommend it. Cheesecake is always a great choice for dessert!!!!
Easter Sunday Dinner
My wife and I had a wonderful evening of food and drink . The prices are steep but the quality is there.
Service was good, but not great. Fix electrical!
Service was good, but not great. My waiter was seemed a little bumbling at times, and the lights kept flickering on and off in the dinning area. Needless to say I do not pay 200 dollars for a two course meal with for clumsy service and an electrical issue that ruins the atmosphere.
No Scenic View for Us
We dined at Ruth Chris early mid week to accommodate a performance at CFCC. The restaurant is in the Hilton hotel along the Cape Fear River....the dining room overlooks the river, the bar does not. The dining toom blinds were closed the entire time we were there so we were unable to enjoy the river view. The dining room is darker and decorated in traditional steak house décor. While not horrible, the dining room could use a bit of a facelift....looks tired.The service was attentive but the servers had plenty of chance to stand around and talk with one another in the dining room while we and other were eating.....not terribly professional. The 11 ounce filets were excellent....both medium rare .... cooked perfectly. The creamed spinach was also very tasty. The lyonnaise potatoes looked somewhat overcooked and not particular appealing but tasted OK. The chocolate dessert was delicious, too and just the right size for ending the meal. We would go back to Ruth Chris in another city..........just probably not return to this one in Wilmington.
Food was amazing, server was horrible! The pepper shaker didn't work. Server got mad when I asked for a new one. I watched him drop someone's credit card on the ground and didn't realize it and a guest brought it back to the owner. When he dropped the check off, he had left a credit card slip from the previous guest in there as well. Server was very scatter brained! Not very impressed, I'll take the 2 hour drive and go to Raleigh for now on!!
Two very special occasions well celebrated.
We were a group of six celebrating a 90th birthday and a 72nd wedding anniversary two very special occasions. The services performed were outstanding and the food even better. We enjoyed every bite. I strongly recommend Ruth Crist located in the Hilton Hotel in Wilmington, NC. You will enjoy every minute you're there and will be well taken care of by the staff.
Everything was outstanding here, from the Service to the Food. We had Tamil for our server and he was so helpful, had a great sense of humor, but was very knowledgeable with the menu and always had a smile on his face. The Barbeque Shrimp was delicious!!
Great steaks but........
The restaurant looks very dated and the fabric on the chair backs were stained. The service was wonderful, our waiter was fantastic, and the steaks were delicious. The only two issues we had were: 1) The side dishes are not included in the price of your entrée. I would think that if you pay $14 for a mixed drink and $50 or more for a steak that it would at least include a vegetable or potato.......or even a sprig of parsley on the plate. 2) The thousand island salad dressing had so much hard boiled egg in it that it tasted like egg salad and not at all like thousand island dressing which was disappointing. This was a one time special occasion to this restaurant and we probably will never dine there again because it is so expensive but these were the most delicious steaks that my fiancé and I have ever had.
Great Place for fine dining
Elegant atmosphere and fine dining. I took my wife to Ruth Chris on 20 February 2016 to celebrate her birthday. Hostess was delightful! When we were seated we were greeted by Sy and he explained everything to us. Menu and recommendations. Definitely knew what he was talking about and was very helpful with the selection. Sy helped make my wife's birthday special. So, big thank you to Sy. He represented Ruth Chris with professionalism! Food preparation was outstanding and nothing was rushed hence our 2 hours of dining. Highly recommend!
As you have properly heard, it is terribly expensive. Every time I leave, I always say, "that sure was good,but so expensive!"
Dinner Terrific, Bar Drinks Not So
Excellent service and food. Checked in 20 minutes early for a 7:30 pm reservation as it was Valentine's Day...lots of walk-ins waiting for a table but we were taken to ours exactly on time. Food, presentation, table setting, service were all in keeping with Ruth's Chris high standards. Only downside were the two cocktails at the bar we ordered while waiting...they just didn't taste right.
Never to Return
This was a disaster! We had a 7 pm reservation and were seated at 7:50. We requested the main dinning room and were placed in a second dinning room downstairs which was a bad hotel meeting room with a few pictures on the wall. The seating was in bad meeting room chairs. The food was adequate but not what one should expect from a high end steak house where the average tab for two may exceed $200, certainly we had better steaks at Texas Road House and you are out for less than $80 for two. The wait staff did their best under tough conditions. Overall this appears to be a mis managed restaurant. The maitre d' did comp our meal but management had him in a tough spot. Never to return.
Good restaurant but don't go on Valentine's Day.
Made a reservation that was confirmed. Arrived on time to an overflowing waiting area filled with other reservation holders. The restaurant consciously overbooked. After a 30 minute wait we were seated in a separate overflow area that was part of the hotel. Not a particularly lovely spot. Service was ok given the crowd. Fully priced. Ruth's Chris is basically a good spot but they were abusing their customers on Valentine's Day. People paying those prices deserve better.
Exceptional service and tremendous menu.
My wife and I spent our Valentine's Day evening at Ruth Chris and had a tremendous experience. The food was as it always is at most Ruth Chris facilities - excellent and delicious. The wait staff did a fantastic job of making sure our glasses were always full and that the table was bussed very quickly. The wait staff also was very knowledgeable and were able to make menu recommendations which turned out to be absolutely wonderful. The red rose given to my wife at the close of dinner was a real touch of class. Thank you Ruth Chris for making our special night a memorable one.
We enjoyed our server Morgan. She was superb. She was kind and attentive just the right amount.
This was my first time here and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed. From vallet parking to the greeters that showed us to our table and most of all our waiter Harrison. Harrison was polite , friendly and made sure we were satisfied. The food was amazing and of great quality and quantity. I love it and I will visit again.
My husband and I dined at Ruth's Chris i ...
My husband and I dined at Ruth's Chris in Wilmington on Valentine's Day, which was also our one year wedding anniversary. We thought this would be a great place to celebrate. We were horribly mistaken. I requested a table with a view of the waterfront when I made the reservation online, but we were stuffed in the tiniest corner jammed against a wall which was our only view besides the back of someone's head. There were several tables by the windows with a view like I requested. Other patrons that arrived after we did were able to order their food and drinks, receive their meals, eat, and leave before we received anything. Our server didn't seem particularly interested in helping us. We were made to feel as though we weren't supposed to dine there. All the other servers gave complimentary roses and gift cards to their guests, but we were not offered the same. The food, when we finally received it, wasn't much better. It was lukewarm at best. the steak was leathery. The lobster was like a rubber tire. This was the worst experience I've had at any establishment. I have dined at other Ruth's Chris restaurants, and never had any issues. I will never dine at the Wilmington location again. I've received better service at Waffle House and McDonald's drive thrus.
Return to Ruth's Chris
This was our third visit to Ruth's Chris, each time at a different location. The ambiance at this location, though very quiet, was not up to the previous two in Northern Virginia. The server, Veda, was very professional, attentive, and friendly. Her support staff, not so much. We had to ask for bread twice. The server finally brought it herself. The staff delivering the food was, on several occasions, confused and either tried to deliver dishes to the wrong table, or returned to the kitchen with the dishes. The food was up to Ruth's standards. The Classic specials were very good with the perfect amount of food. The alcohol was, in my opinion, priced too high. That left us a bit annoyed in retrospect. Although the food and the professionalism of the server were up to the Ruth's standards, the dining room and support staff were not.
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