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“Very Good Food and Service, but Noisy.”

Ruth's Chris Steak House
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Ranked #26 of 1,079 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: USD 45 - USD 60
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Columbia, SC is located in the heart of downtown in the city’s financial, entertainment and historic district in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel. The restaurant is conveniently located next door to the Columbia Convention Center and just a few blocks from the University of South Carolina campus.We serve the finest steaks in Columbia. Treat yourself to a USDA Prime steak that arrives sizzling on a 500° plate and a bottle from our award-winning wine list. With a spacious bar and multiple dining rooms that are ideal for business dinners, private parties and date nights, our Columbia steak house team offers a dining experience you and your guests will long remember.The restaurant boasts two private dining rooms as well as multiple meeting rooms and an expansive ballroom, enabling us to offer a variety of event options for 10 to 200 guests. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, an important business luncheon, a social event or an all-day meeting, Ruth’s Chris of Columbia can accommodate your needs.
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We were a large group in a celebratory mood. Despite making reservations well in advance, we had to wait for twenty minutes to get to our table. The food, however, was excellent and everyone in our group was satisfied with the dishes which were tasty and plentiful. The waitress was very good as well and helped with our photos. One caveat was that we made the mistake of giving our server the valet ticket. We waited for quite a while outside the hotel/restaurant and had to remind the young man that we were waiting. Still, it was overall a positive experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Nate K, Manager at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

We're happy you enjoyed the food and service so much! I'm sorry for the wait time for your table and valet, and we'll work even harder in the future to ensure efficiency. Thank you for the feedback, and we hope to welcome you in again soon.

Take care,
Nate Krueger, Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

We’ve been to many Ruth’s Chris reaturants and other places like Fleming’s, etc. and those visits set expectations for service and quality of food. We visited this restaurant on a Friday night. I ordered a 16 oz ribeye done Pittsburg style (charred outside, rare inside) While the steak was charred a little, it was literally raw on the inside. We sent it back (and I never send anything back) but it was way overdone when it came back. In addition, there were small things that were troubling like children running around, a waiter who did not know the wines and a $22 6oz glass of wine that we’ve never seen for more than$16 anywhere else. Do yourself a favor and find another stark house.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Nate K, Manager at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

I'm sorry your steak wasn't cooked to perfection, Jack. Your meal should always arrive exactly the way it's supposed to the first time, and we'll speak to our kitchen team about this misstep. We always want to ensure you have a great experience, and I encourage you to reach out to us to further discuss any issues with your meal. (803) 212-6666.

Take care,
Nate Krueger, Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The food is amazing. The filet is very good. The Lobster Mac&Cheese is the best!!! The cheesecake is smooth and sweet. We will eat here again. Great to have it in our room after being in the road for 6 hours.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Jack L, Owner at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

You can never go wrong with some Lobster Mac & Cheese around here! After a long day of driving, I'm pleased to know that we were able to hit the spot with a warm and delicious meal. Whenever you're in Columbia next, we hope you'll join us again! Until then...safe travels.

Ryan Abbott, Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Great food great people. Loved the ambience, drinks and food. My server was outstanding, food was fast and delicious.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Jack L, Owner at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you so much for the glowing review. I'm thrilled to know that your experience at our restaurant was top notch from start to finish, and I do hope you'll be back for another Ruth's Chris meal soon.

Best,
Ryan Abbott, Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We ate at the Columbia, SC Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for our 26th anniversary. The food and service was amazing! We have eaten at several other Ruth’s Chris Steakhouses, but this one was the best by far. Ken Robinson was our server, and he did a fantastic job! Looking forward to next time.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Jack L, Owner at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks for choosing to make us part of your special celebration, Angela. I appreciate the glowing review and will be sure to share your kind words with Ken. We are looking forward to your next visit, too! Until then, take care... Ryan Abbott, Restaurant Manager

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