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“How about a 40-ounce Porterhouse for two?”

Ruth's Chris Steak House
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Ranked #197 of 10,828 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Hubbard
Transit: The restaurant can be reached from the Blue Line & Red Line. On the Red Line get off at Grand and proceed west to Dearborn St/head South on Dearborn & the restaurant will be two blocks up on your left. On the Blue Line get off at Clark & Lake and proceed east to Dearborn St/head North on Dearborn/the restaurant will be three blocks up on your left
Description: Ruth's Chris Steak House specializes in serving aged USDA Prime steaks, broiled in a trademark 1800-degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees to ensure the steak stays "sizzling" hot. To experience fine dining at its best … Just follow the sizzle to Ruth's Chris Steak House located in Chicago, Illinois!
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Chicago is a great town for steakhouses and Ruth's Chris Steak House is one of the very best. Located at 431 North Dearborn Parkway in downtown Chicago, a short walk from the North Michigan Avenue shopping mecca and the gala saloons and bars and entertainment centers in the River North neighborhood, Ruth's Chris is a popular destination for steak lovers of all ages. This is the national restaurant chain that was founded by single mom Ruth Fertel in New Orleans in 1965. Today, it is a coast-to-coast chain that specializes in good steaks, from 8-ounce petite filets to 40-ounce porterhouse and 40-ounce ribeye and all the trimmings. The Ruth's Chris location on North Dearborn is always lively and loud, either for lunch or dinner. Businessmen frequent the restaurant. Upscale shoppers, too. Customers don't have long to wait. The service is swift and attentive. The biggest problem is to decide which steak to order...filets or ribeye or New York strips or porterhouse or T-bone. We started with lobster bisque and a jumbo shrimp cocktail. My wife chose the 8-ounce petite filet, medium well. I was tempted to try something different, like a 16-ounce bone-in filet with six large shrimp or the petite filet and shrimp (two 4-ounce medallions and three large shrimp), but I couldn't resist the signature 11-ounce filet mignon, also medium well, with a baked potato. Some day, when we're really hungry, I'd like to tackle a 40-ounce porterhouse for two. But then we'd probably have to pass up dessert and Ruth's chocolate duo, cake and mousse, and that would be a shame. That's what we chose this time. But the white chocolate bread pudding also is highly recommended. Be sure to arrive with a hearty appetite.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The best steak I've ever eaten. Tender beyond belief. Great atmosphere. Recommend the Farmers market salad as well.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Rtgill
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

My husband and I have eaten at this restaurant many times in the past. It was our go to place when we visited Chicago. We were really disappointed in our dinner this time. Instead of the usual excellent service and outstanding food, it's was just mediocre on both counts this time. Our waiter disappeared for long periods and we realized that he was spending time behind the bar being a bartender as well as waiting tables. The service fell way below the standard we were accustomed to in the past. Empty glasses sat at the table, as well as the usual attentiveness was absent. The food was just ok, not the usual excellence we've experienced at other times. We also noticed that on a Saturday night, the place was only half full by 8PM. That told us a lot about how things have changed since our last visit! We have decided to try one of the May other available steak houses in Chicago on our next visit.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

10 people in a private dining room, great service & nice room. Ordered 2 seafood towers for the table, very good. 9 guests ordered steak, I had the grouper. All entrees, sides & desserts were very good, no complaints noted. Only inconsistency was with the wine list mark-ups. Flowers pinot noir ( ~$100 vs ~$50 retail )
good, vs Jordan cab (~$160 vs ~$50 retail ) not so good, just be aware when ordering. Otherwise a nice experience.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

A bit pricey, but worth every cent. They cook your steak to perfection. Absolutely ok. Great service and attention from you enter to you leave. So nice!

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank Michael_Wolf_Bek
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