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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (149 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (24 reviews)
“petite filet” (10 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

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down the best steak I've had! And I've had a lot of good steak! Fantastic service, gorgeous meal and amazing desert (White Chocolate bread pudding!) Not cheap but worth it!

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steak were delicious, staff were very attentive to our needs. A1! Cheese cake was enoumous and very good!

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fair enough: the filet mignon part of the porterhouse was one of the most tender pieces I've ever had. And also the New Strip was very good when it comes to texture. There was only one but a big BUT: both sides of the porterhouse...More

1  Thank PeterWesterneng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best steaks in the bay area. Bone in New York or ribeye sizzling hot and tasty. Always a treat. Creamed spinach also recommended.

Thank cyonggil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was lovely. Cocktails to start. We had a set menu which was really good value. Out waitor was lovely and at the beginning of the meal had said we would like another cocktail with our pudding and we didn't have to remind him....More

Thank gemmab27
Reviewed 27 July 2017

If you like a very good beef, I recommend the Porterhouse for 2 people . it's exceptional. You pay the price for it, but the high quality is there . The service is very good and their advice perfect

Thank Philippe A
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This place is the best. The steak is so good. It is the best steak we have ever eaten. We had a New York Cut Steak which we shared between the 2 of us, garlic mashed potatoes and the mushrooms. Everything was divine. The staff...More

Thank carmel255060
Reviewed 10 June 2017

A typical ruth chris restaurant. It has a very high quality streak and the rest (while good) is not that important...

Thank voldan
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Response from PeterWesterneng | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend it. This place is not suitable for small children.
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I wore jeans and I was ok. I'm pretty sure there is no dress code
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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