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Ruth's Chris Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
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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san francisco
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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239 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks TripAdvisor for indicating me this lovely restaurant. Everything as perfect. We did the reservation on line and at 7:30pm sharp our table was ready for us. Pauline, our waitress, was both professional and friendly! The food was perfect: we had a petite filet and a petite ribeye and both were made to perfection. As sides we had a creamy... More 

Thank Alexandre2708
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with a sophisticated ambient. The steaks are really nice. One of the best we ever had. You should try. Recommend.

Thank DougCampos
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My medallion of tenderloin fell apart when the fork made its landing. Melted in my mouth. Great service. Easy to access. Plenty of street parking that day. Nice room. Great family memory.

Thank IrishGermanSwedish
Newcastle, Australia
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best steaks i have had. Great service , atmosphere and choices. Not cheap but you get what you pay for and what you get is outstanding

Thank PC7368

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?