Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Walnut Creek, CA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.

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pricesr24
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

34 year Anniversary. They messed up on our steaks but made it right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Steak wasn’t cooked that great or seasoned that good like my first time going, the server tried to give me garlic sauce to put over steak to no avail

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KevinH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is a pricey dinner that we only indulge in once a year.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Service was great. They need to enforce a dress code if they want to market themselves as a high end establishment worthy of the price tag. We saw other patrons in warm up pants, ankle socks and flip flops. My ribeye was thin and was a bit salty. Creamed Spinach was good. The lobster Mac and cheese.... It should be marketed as an entree. It's huge, larger than any other side and can be shared between two people.

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vipinternationaldiner
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent. we celebrated our son's birthday with his close friends. Food was very good - we had steak and Alaskan King crab ( surf and turf deal) . The restaurant was running a promotion on the surf and turf - very good food at a very attractive price

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vipAbinabiKwe
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Quality of food was down significantly from the last time we dined at Ruth Chris. The steaks were extremely disappointing. It appears that a significant amount of MSG was added to the steaks to make up for the inferior quality.

Unfortunately, my husband has severe neurological reactions to MSG Had we been alerted MSG was being added to our food, we would have asked that it be omitted. Since we were eating at such a high end restaurant with historically high quality meat , it never occurred to him to ask.

My husband had started feeling ill while at the restaurant and suffered increased side effects throughout the night. He is a physician so was able to identify the symptoms and the cause of the illness. Research on the internet confirmed his suspicions about Ruth Chris’ use of MSG - a common additive to make inferior meat more tender.

In addition to the MSG/quality issues with the meat, the chopped salad did not appear to be freshly prepared. The baked potato was small and not very tasty. In retrospect, it was an unfortunate restaurant selection for an anniversary celebration- an error that will not be repeated.

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ChrisK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night! All was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was awesome.

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kamie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here after my wedding (small party of 7). Our reservation wasn’t until 630 but everyone was hungry. I called ahead and they made accommodations to seat us at 530. The lady who I spoke with on the phone also greeted us and tried to make it special by putting rose petals on the table. It was a great experience.

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Cher
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. My steak was cooked to perfection. It actually was medium rare! What a pleasant surprise! The staff was very courteous and the service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Great guest connection between my family and our server; I believe it was Raquel. I hope it was because she deserves a big shout out! And to her dog peanut butter. Will be back for sure.

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Sylvia
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were celebrating Valentines. The waiter that we had was very new we were told by him and the Manager. We were seated in the main dining room however, about 10minutes in a Mother with her 3 children were seated across from us; the littlest child was maybe 2 not much older. When entering the dining room he was screaming and crying the whole time. Then throughout the dinner he was screaming & crying and THEN the Mother brought out his Video game and all you could hear was that thing! By this time my husband lost patience’s and said to the waiter if he could do something about this. The women snapped at my husband and said to calm down and they are leaving! Needless to say it was a bad experience all around. The last few times we’ve been to RC and the service and food is no longer on point. Sorry but after 20 years of Ruth Chris we are looking for a new steakhouse.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Responded on 20 February 2020

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RitaZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, really high quality. I loved every bite that I had of my petite filet, lobster tails, caesar salad and ice cream sundae!

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LaurenH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The service was bad. Food took a long time to come and the bathrooms were dirty. The only good thing was the food tasted amazing!

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Celine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter for passing her admissions to Dental school at Dugoni University in Sanfo. My 4 kids & I enjoyed our time together. We also celebrated my son for visiting the Bay Area from San Diego State. The atmosphere was just perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Me and my boyfriend came for date night. The food was good nothing outstanding service was fair.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Had Valentines dinner w the wife. Gonna say we're not happy, it wasn't good! The service was slow, the steak was tough, the server im not sure if she's tired but she kinda gave us the impression like she don't wanna serve us. We really didn't enjoy our dinner here. We never experienced dining out like this. And I noticed they giving around roses, and if i didn't ask, im like not getting any for my wife. Anyways thanks, we never coming back here.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Responded on 15 February 2020

We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. This is not at all the experience we aim to provide. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Had a reservation on Valentine’s Day for 7:30 pm. Arrived on time. 4 hosts standing at the front desk. I said we had a reservation and all of them looked blankly at the computer screen. Finally one of them said “We will seat you as soon as possible”. I looked in both sections of the restaurant and only half of the tables were occupied. We tried to wait in the bar but it was full. Still don’t know why we had to wait.

We had way overpriced martinis. Mine was $17.50! Highest in the area and not the best. The wedge salad was good and the steak and the shoestring fries were excellent.

While the food was good, everything is overpriced, atmosphere is so-so, and hosts need to be trained. When we left, people were waiting and the restaurant was still only half full.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have eaten at several Ruth’s Chris all over the states, including Walnut Creek numerous times. I will never go back to any after my latest experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great

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ErinL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very busy being valentine's day and the check in desk got a little mixed up with my reservations but all was fixed and we had a lovely dinner.

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KeithG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so pleasant and So accommodating to our needs

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time always to be had here. Service felt a little slow that day but as always the food made up for it.

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vipScott
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food was only okay and for the overall price the value just wasn't worth it and the room in which we sat was nothing special.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for both food quality and service we wish we'd made a better impression. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Amy

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vipdiner629
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was spotty despite restaurant being less than full (reservation was at 5:45). Three factors influenced this review:
1. Meal was delayed getting to table. Despite restaurant not being full, it was clear the kitchen was behind in preparing meals. Our order was pretty simple: one steak, one dinner salad (with salmon), one appetizer salad and two sides but still took almost 45 minutes to get to our table. I saw similar situation throughout the dining room
2. The menu can be limited in some ways. No way to add a protein to a salad without basically buying the protein as a separate entree (which we did). The menu also doesn't offer a basic roast chicken dish (only a stuffed chicken entree) nor does it offer oysters on the 1/2 shell.
3. One of our sides, the asparagus, came out with 6 or seven stalks that clearly were either very old or poorly prepared. They ends were wilted and stems fibrous. Pretty close to inedible and certainly a poor showing for $10.
On the plus side, the filet was nicely prepared (a bit more done than requested) and flavorful.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi! It appears you weren't fully satisfied with your last experience with us. We never want guests to feel dissatisfied. Please consider sharing more information with us directly, including your contact information and phone number. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as usual. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Delicious food.

JD
JeffreyD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Sadly, there is zero dress code enforcement here any more. It used to be an upscale place for special occasions and business, now it’s just expensive. The number of people wearing t-shirts, baseball caps, and reeking of weed spoils a lot of the experience.

MH
MoniqueH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exquisite! My husband and I loved it - as usual!

ML
MichelleL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The steak was great but all the sides were not good at all. Asparagus was dry, mash potato was very chunky and fries were old.

Service was pretty good. I guess next time we will skip the sides.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slow. Were placed in a corner table that was not very inviting.

SR
ShawnaR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service started out great, but ended horribly. After we received our food the server, Corden, barely came back to check on us. We had to flag him down a couple of times. The ntree I chose came with desert, which he didn’t just bring out, I had to ask him to bring it twice. It was a Friday night, so the restaurant should have had enough waiters to cover their designated area. I expected much better service for the caliber of restaurant. I should have gone to Galpao Gaucho right up the street with the same price point and much better service! Don’t know if I would go back to that location. Not impressed.

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AshleyA
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Only reason I didn't give five was because our waitress was so busy she had little to no time to check on us.

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RobertP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommend the filet & lobster tail combo, washed down with an Argentinian Malbec. Salads are big enough to share, and the baked potato is an Irishman's dream. Katie was an awesome server. Melissa & Jose did a great job of assisting her.

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Ramon
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wet food food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food! All across the board. Definitely coming back.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 977-3477.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek is rated 4.4 stars by 2655 OpenTable diners.

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