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“Best bar.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
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Ranked #3 of 1,957 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Flagler
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best bar.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

You can't beat the view, the food and the service. Simply a great place to unwind and let the barkeep spoil you.

Visited April 2012
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English first
jacksonville, fl
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159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Best steak in Jacksonville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Great river view - best steaks in Jacksonville, always consistent to your order. Truly one of the best places for a business dinner in Jax.

Visited January 2012
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Thank dixiesugar
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“really just average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

I enjoy the steakhouse experience, but there really isn't anything that special about Ruth's Chris in Jax. It has nice views and a good steak (but not awesome). But I expect more for the price and reputation. I wouldn't tell you not to go...but on the other hand, it's not on my top places for a nice evening out.

Visited September 2011
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Thank citrob
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Lake City, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Always the Most Incredible Meal and Experience!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

We've eaten here several times over the last 8-10 years, and they never disappoint. We had NY Strip and BBQ Shrimp. The steaks are always exceptional and the service is great as well. It makes you feel like an upscale place without being uppity. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a great time and great food with an elegant feel. The view after dark of the St. Johns River and JAX skyline is awesome also.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BRB03
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Jacksonville, Florida
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful Birthday Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Reading other reviews, the big question seems to be whether Ruth's Chris is worth the high price. My answer is a qualified "yes". Our steaks were top-notch. Cooking the steaks quickly at a very high temperature (500 degrees) minimizes loss of juices and allows the steaks to be served still sizzling. The service was immaculate. Our waiter was a true professional: attentive and helpful without being obtrusive. The restaurant faces the St. Johns River with a view of the downtown Jacksonville skyline.

For a higher-end restaurant, the wine selection is very limited. A few dozen decent wines to choose from.

What may not be worth the money are some of the appetizers and sides. Choose carefully. I had a "crabtini" - just some lightly-dressed lump crab meat on a small bed of greens served in a martini glass. Plain, uninspiring, and overpriced. The au gratin potatoes were well prepared, but were nothing extraordinary. Also overpriced. On the other hand, the spicy lobster appetizer was good - lumps of lobster, lightly breaded and tossed in a mildly spicy sauce. The sauteed wild mushrooms were a delectable mix of cremini, shitake, and oyster mushrooms - the perfect compliment to my steak.

Bottom line? I give them five stars for the steaks and service. Four stars for the lobster appetizer and wild mushrooms. Three stars for the limited wine menu. Two stars for the overpriced crabtini and au gratin potatoes. Overall I believe this restaurant merits four stars.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DeputyDawgJax
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