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Ruth's Chris Steak House

Map & Directions 1601 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Steakhouse
  • Sun 4:30pm-9:30pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Takeout, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Highly Recommended
  • Street, Valet


SF Weekly's Description

What we have here is the classic steakhouse experience. Make your way past the handsome bar to one of the darkly paneled dining rooms, settle into a plush, cozy booth, and kick things off with an icy martini. The peppery lobster bisque is next, followed by a bountiful Caesar and the pièce de resistance: a ridiculously tender filet, T-bone, or ribeye, broiled at 1800 degrees to seal in the savor and succulence and served in a pool of sizzling butter. (Extra butter is available on request.) With it order some juicy portobellos, deliciously cheesy potatoes au gratin, sweet and smoky grilled prawns, and a bottle from the encyclopedic wine list. The lighting is intimate, Sinatra is on the stereo, and on special occasions the staff has been known to strew celebrants' tables with rose petals.

Member Reviews

  • on 06/26/09

    This is my go-to place for steak in San Francisco.

  • meruzione wrote a review for Ruth's Chris Steak House
    on 05/03/09

    When I travel, I’m a steakhouse guy. I love Ruth’s Chris on the road. San Francisco has a great Ruth’s Chris. I know the GM here. It’s consistent – any time you go to a Ruth’s Chris, you know it’s going to be the same, so you know you’re always going to get a nice piece of steak, great service and great wine. I like to sit in the bar and watch a sporting event.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Justine  E. on 02/06/10

    After your tasty steak.. Get the carrot cake' omg. Amazing. Yum!!!

  • hanwook k. on 11/06/09

    Great filet!!

  • Brian P. on 02/06/10

    Never fails. This is the chuck e' cheese for adults!

  • Melissa C. on 01/17/10

    Amazing steak! Filet mignon is superb.

  • Rob R. on 12/06/11

    So what if it's a chain. The steaks here are really, really good. Killer (also, large) martinis. Definitely get the hash browns. Prepare for butter overloaded bliss.

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