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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Pacific Heights
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1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3608 (California)
+1 415-673-0557
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Business dinner meeting and as usual the food was above par with very good service. They have a stuffed chicken breast that was outstanding.

Thank GPSMike
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival we were immediately made to feel very welcome by the hostess, the barman and then our server. (I wish I hadn't waited so long to write this, I can't give them the named recognition they all deserve). We both had the steak - cooked to absolutely perfection - mash and creamed spinach. Our server was attentive, engaging, and... More 

Thank Andrew S
Forest Ranch
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going to Ruth's Chris SF since the 80's. We always go whenever we are in a city that has one. We have so many beautiful dining and family experiences to remember: our first bottle of Far Niete for example. But the last 5 or 6 times, it's been a disappointment. Last night, we waited 15 minutes to be... More 

Thank Brenda M
Bettendorf, IA
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical experience at Ruth's Chris. Only real flaw was a ten-minute wait beyond our reservation time. Was willing to tolerate this - much of San Francisco had been without electricity most of the day, which quite possibly contributed to a late start for them. Our server, Jack, was excellent - pleasant, friendly, professional. Good cocktails. The lobster bisque, the filet... More 

Thank BettendorfTraveler
san francisco
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Although this is a chain, but I love coming here for special occasions. Tried many places for lamb chops, but this is the best place for it, so juicy and flavorful. Other dishes are okay and they have a selection of wines and cocktails. Aside from their food, I have to say service is the reason I always come back.... More 

Thank cranqee66
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We enjoy a steak especially a Rib Eye well done What can I say it was really worth a visit for all ages.

Thank Margaret B
Winchester, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

So I came here without making a booking after searching trip advisor for a steak house. They don't do tables for one so you just have to sit at the bar on a first come first served basis. Half way through the meal I was joined by some colleagues and they were very helpful and quick to get us sat... More 

Thank JaneSM
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242 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I usually don't eat at chains when I travel, but we don't have Ruth's Chris in our town. Food was every bit as delicious as I had heard - though some at our table who frequent Ruth's Chris restaurants said this visit was not up to par. I will say that service was painfully slow - especially when the food... More 

Thank JimLew
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Gathered my family for my son's birthday party. Ruth's Chris has been family "go-to" steakhouse since my parents were alive. Atmosphere clubby with wood paneling, tablecloths. Everything is a la carte, from calamari (yum) to salad to side dishes. The steak is the star attraction. Our table had mostly ribeye, two petit filets and a NY. All done perfectly. My... More 

Thank SactoSusan
Houston, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I always feel like I am betraying someone when I am taken to a chain restaurant to eat but with Auntie Ruth, this is never the case. Without a doubt this is one of the best Ruth Chris places I have been to. From the greeting to the exceptionally good staff to the table, to the cocktails, to the red... More 

Thank Callum W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3608
  • Public Transportation: End of California Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-0557

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?