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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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2137 Deming Way, Madison, WI 53562-5508 (University Avenue)
+1 608-828-7884
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Mazomanie, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Everything! Food was some of the best I've ever had. Service was spectacular. The back for detail made our experience that much better. Plan to go here often.

Thank EmmySM
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We also did the Sunday celebration menu which was still pricey for a 6oz filet. I will say though I did not need to use a knife to cut my steak, it was fork tender! Very tasty but small. We did not order drinks and it still cost about $100 for two and we did not leave feeling very full.... More 

Thank allaboutthefamily
Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This restaurant has an elegant and romantic feel to it with thick linen table cloths and dim lighting. Perfect for celebrating a 51st wedding anniversary as my wife and I did recently, although the lighting was a bit of a challenge for old eyes. The food here is pricey--too pricey, really, with everything ala carte and steaks listing in the... More 

1 Thank Bunnily
United States
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287 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We took advantage of the Sunday night special which is $36.95 for a four course meal. We are new to the area but not new to Ruth's Chris having dined at several locations over the years. Some locations are better than others, but I think this experience just confirmed I am not a huge fan of pretentious dining. The food... More 

Thank gr8passage
St. Paul, MN
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

My coworkers and I decided to stop at Ruth's without a reservation. I was sure the wait would be an hour or longer, but 10 minutes after we checked in, we were seated. It was during restaurant week, which was a benefit, since otherwise the prices are a little high. We all ordered the same fillet special. Two co-workers commented... More 

Thank mellenhead
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Greeted by very friendly staff. Kelley was our server, very pleasant and welcoming . Our dinner started with the crab stack, very good. Crab was sweet and cucumbers were oh so tasty. Plenty to share . Chopped salad and mixed greens with strawberries and blue cheese were fresh and plentiful. Steaks were as promised and were the best quality. This... More 

Thank Sally R
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped during restaurant week. The special running was a 6 oz fillet with side a salad and dessert. The food was very good. Our drinks were excellent, I particularly enjoyed the cucumber basil gimlet. Our service was average but friendly. We have always had good luck at this restaurant.

Thank wsmithhd
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

In town for work and a big fan of Ruth's Chris. The food, as always, was fantastic. The service was very good as well. The atmosphere is a bit different from most of the Ruth's Chris locations I've visited (and I've been to many). Prices were higher than most and the atmosphere just a bit pretentious. It's a great place... More 

Thank Rodney Dewayne B
Boca Grande, Florida
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

As part of a business diner went to the restaurant. For medical reasons needed a vegetarian meal. Lots of salad options but only one listing under "vegetarian plate" which I ordered. Mushrooms were fine, corn as fine, the asparagus was not edible. So if your business associates suggest this restaurant and you are trying to eat vegetarian talk them in... More 

1 Thank CRoger2013
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is the third and will be the last time my husband and I will have had dinner at Ruth Chris'. The major reasons being that the price is not commensurate with the food or the service. At our last visit we were enjoying a drink and appetizer at the bar and we were not yet finished. The hostess came... More 

2 Thank Clusane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2137 Deming Way, Madison, WI 53562-5508
    (University Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-828-7884

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?