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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#62 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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45 School St, Ste 1D, Boston, MA 02108-3206 (Tremont)
+1 617-742-8401
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

I visited this restaurant as a part of a work trip, I believe we were close to 15 guests total. The service and the food were both excellent, our server in particular was very knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic in talking about the dishes available. I myself took the NY strip steak cooked to medium-rare, the temperature when it arrived was... More 

Thank Corvonas
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Room was darkish and more romantic than the usual RC. Our food was delicious and service was adequate but lacking charm. It was quiet which was the first time in a RC where we have found this. Nice view of fairy lights in one window and graves in the other! We would return.

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York, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Had a meal here recently. Steaks were absolutely delicious. Good ambience and setting, but it did feel really dark. We had a table downstairs by the external wall and when the air con clicked it, it was really cold! Portions were a good size and the sides were tasty too. It does seem expensive.

Thank Sla40
Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

A steakhouse with a view of the cemetery! Sounds macabre, doesn't it?!!! When I asked the hostess if I could dine in their fine establishment without reservations, she fled because she saw gentlemen in vampire suits (Twilight types) by the door and wanted to seat them first. The waiter made Lurch seem warm and cuddly. The only person who saved... More 

Thank MyRNA27
Buffalo, New York
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great location in Old City Hall in Boston. Food and wine was fantastic as usual. Only negative were tables and chairs are too close together.

Thank Scott B
Lombard, Illinois
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1,537 reviews
691 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Ruth Chris restaurants are generally all quite high quality. There are a couple exceptions but this is not one of them, it's great. And the building is also cool. The cowboy ribeye is the best. Love every bite.

Thank LostALot22
Winterville, NC
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

The Lamb Chops were very generous and served with a mint jelly that when warmed became the perfect compliment to the Lamb. My husband opted for a steak with a wedge salad.

Thank Mart57
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We've been to this restaurant several times in the past few years as our son was going to college in Boston. The ambiance is great as the building is the former Boston City Hall. The food is good, but like any Ruth Chris, expensive. What I didn't like on this trip was our waiter took his time waiting on us... More 

Thank SusanEBNJ
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

The food was great, the service friendly and knowledgeable But the running MOUSE around the tables not so amusing. For a 300$ meal (for 3) you would expect a better management of the rodent problem. And if a rodent is allowed to be in the dining area what do you think is happening in the kitchen (it might be hired... More 

Thank rare2dineout
New York
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed for a few days at the Omni Parker Hotel. We made dinner reservations prior to our trip. The restaurant is literally right across the street from the hotel. We both had steaks which were cooked as ordered and everything was delicious. I LOVED the Dirty Goose Martinis. I know this is a chain restaurant and it's pricey but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 School St, Ste 1D, Boston, MA 02108-3206
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-8401

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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