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Ruth's Chris Steak House

1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3608
+1 415-673-0557
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (148 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (20 reviews)
“petite filet” (7 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for my friend’s birthday dinner. The service and food were great! The waitress recommended blue berry Mojito which was not tasty, taste like water and alcohol (not good at all). The staff was friendly and tentative. The staff was informed that we were there...More

Thank CecilieMy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you spend the amount of money they charge for an elegant experience you don't expect it to be a rap video! Food was marginal at best- Food was lukewarm, fish was lukewarm, dessert was awful! Service mediocre at best- Waiter forgot multiple items, several...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Likewise many other steakhouses in SF, it’s a pricy place. While it doesn’t have extensive offer in high end type of meats (eg Kobe) l, the 3 course menu offers a good deal My filet was perfectly cooked rare and the meat was fabulously tender.

Thank Discus69
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I went there on the last day of mySan Francisco vacation. What a way to do end a good trip! The food was excellent and the service incomparable. We want to give a shout out to the waiter G and the manager Nick.

1  Thank Pappylongstockings
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We took our daughter and our son-in-law on January 2, 2018. They loved the experience. We have never been disappointed with Ruth's Chris Steak House @ 1601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Highly recommended steak-house, we went there as a group and everyone enjoyed the meat very much plus the variety of side dishes – the staff was efficient, attentive and kind. Note to always order meat made medium otherwise you risk it here

Thank Eficoa
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

30dec2017 0530pm dinner by reservation Ordered two ribeye steaks and one lobster bosque, total usd139. Darn! Resto ambience, sucks, too dim too dark Food taste/quality, standard Servers are obviously “tip” oriented. I hate it! Darn! STRONGLY NOT RECOMMENDED

Thank Hendra T
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Tomahawk steak is cooked to perfection and really juicy . Chris classic set dinner is good . Service staff is attentive and efficient .

Thank Ronaldet
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I got a medium rare cowboy ribeye with a nice presentation in a perfect hot plate but the steak was not that tender, over cooked, flavorless and dry. It is not worth the $63 of its cost. Not returning to this place.

Thank sjmr2712
Reviewed 3 October 2017

we went to RC for my birthday and sat at the bar. We had delicious crab cakes (no bread in them!) and sautéed mushrooms and then two caesar salads. we washed it down with a nice glass of wine and finished off the meal with...More

Thank eve624
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Response from Eficoa | Reviewed this property |
As far as i know shorts are allowed
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I would not recommend it. This place is not suitable for small children.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-0557
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