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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#64 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
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45 School St, Ste 1D, Boston, MA 02108-3206 (Tremont)
+1 617-742-8401
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Somerset, New Jersey
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ruth Chris is my go to when I want a good steak. This Ruth Chris met that expectation but the service was lacking. When one is willing to spend top dollar for a meal the service should match the experience. Everything else was delicious.

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Thank ias731
Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently posted about another experience at another Boston steakhouse that was, to quote a certain someone, "SAD". Not the case here. The hostess was pleasant and then the manager took us to our seats and made small talk including at the end wishing my wife a happy birthday. Shortly after getting settled our waiter, Sean, stopped by and also wished... More 

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Thank Thomas R
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there for restaurant week during lunch. I was glad I had made a reservation since it was packed! Everybody from the hostesses to the servers was kind and helpful. They offered their opinions when asked - and never once made me feel awkward for going to a steak house and not ordering steak. The salmon was some of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent, as always. However, I only gave 4 stars as we had an 11:30 reservation for a group of 13 which we had confirmed that morning. They didn't seat us until noon. It appeared that they weren't prepared but the service was good once we were seated.

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Barnsley, England
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185 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on the wrong day. They had a special event on and the place was simply too busy. We managed to get a seat in the bar rather than in one of the smaller restaurant rooms which is why it wasn't the best of experiences. Our table seemed to be served by no particular waiter which took the tarnish... More 

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Rothesay, Canada
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157 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For dinner here with friends and as usual we were not disappointed! Our annual visit to Boston would not be complete without at least one evening at Ruth Chris. No matter what choice you make from the menu it is always fantastic, you can't make a bad choice here and the wine selection is always excellent. One thing we love... More 

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Thank Katherine B
Dover, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The restaurant is located in a repurposed city government building. Very nice. We were seated in a small room overlooking the courtyard at the front enterance. The room was dark. I used my cell phone camera light to read the menu. Our table was tiny, providing barely enough room for what we ordered. We had an early reservation, 6 PM... More 

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Miramar, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

As expected, food was fantastic and outstanding service. The restaurant is very nice and once you are done and ready to ask for your check, you can always faint at the cemetery conveniently located right in front of the restaurant.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for an early dinner on Jan 30 with my nephew, his wife and their two small children. Service was precise and unobtrusive. Mary was our server and she could not have been nicer! She quickly accommodated our every need, sometimes before we even realized we needed it! The food was delicious - expertly prepared and served hot. I honestly... More 

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Miami,fl
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Ruth Chris while we were in town before a concert. We have tried every steak house in the city. My boyfriend said, this is the best steakhouse in Boston! The atmosphere was fantastic! Tony, at the bar was entertaining and knowledgeable. He suggest we try a specific red wine. We did and we ended... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 School St, Ste 1D, Boston, MA 02108-3206
    (Tremont)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-8401

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