About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota

6700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
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Looking for a reservation? Call us at (941) 924-9442 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Sarasota, FL 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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Stickney Point Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 924-9442

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3839/Sarasota

Catering:
Catering in Sarasota, FL - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking available 7 days a week, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Executive Chef:
Charles W. Amherst

Private Party Facilities:
No matter what the occasion, Ruth's Chris is the perfect place to gather. We will work with you to customize any menu to meet your needs and budget. Work one-on-one with our Private Event Manager to select the right room and configuration, accommodate your A/V needs, and help enhance your event with floral arrangements and more.

Private Party Contact:
Deborah Ball: 9419249442x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Best restaurant to celebrate a birthday, ...

Dined 5 days ago

Best restaurant to celebrate a birthday, or any special occasion. They really make it a wonderful dining experience. Staff and food just the best in Sarasota.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A family favorite and an excellent meal always!

vip
Dined 5 days ago

This is always a family favorite. Staff accomdating to any and all of our guests either young, older and in between. Very flexible to meet our needs. Food is 5 star. Service 5 star too.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Always the best

Dined on April 20, 2016

Always the best

food1
ambience3
service1
value1

NOT HAPPY, poor service, empty drink cups

Dined on April 18, 2016

POOR service, slow service, empty drink cups. GO ELSWHERE, spend less get much better service and food.

food2
ambience2
service2
value1

Used to be great

Dined on April 10, 2016

I used to work for Ruth Chris Steakhouse and sad to see where it is going. It has so much potential. Ruths Chop salad is still awesome with great taste, I got my other favorite and that was a Crab cake as was disappointed. The Crab Cake used to be so good. Entrees Came and we both had the 22 oz Bone in Ribeye. Meat was good but way undercooked, Asked for MR was Rare. i could already see other steaks going back to kitchen so i knew they were having a rough night in the kitchen and did not want to add to it so i just asked for another hot plate and i would cook it infant of me. Over all for $160.00 for 2 not including tip was not worth it. Would not recommend unless you want a great salad and drink in the bar.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Good Choice for a Couple's Night Out

Dined on April 8, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner out as a couple thoroughly. This is a good restaurant for a leisurely dinner. Our server did a great job and we plan to return again soon.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

The attention and service of the staff t ...

Dined on April 5, 2016

The attention and service of the staff the moment you walk in is exceptional. The food was delicious as always, very consistent each time we have dined here.

food1
ambience3
service3
value1

Certainly not Morton's...meal was NOT good

Dined on March 31, 2016

I was expecting the quality of a Morton's but didn't find it. Four of us ordered 1 Rib Eye and 3 Filet Mignons prepared medium rare. All were over cooked and dry. The fingerling potatoes were also over cooked and the onions on top were mushy. The sautéed mushrooms were flavorful. The staff was friendly & professional but we will NOT be back.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Outstanding as always!!

Dined on March 27, 2016

Our Easter dining experience was outstanding as always. The cost is above what we normally spend for a night out, but the food, ambiance, service, really the total experience makes it well worth it. Far and away our favorite place!!

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Wonderful experience. Good was exception ...

Dined on March 25, 2016

Wonderful experience. Good was exceptional. Service impeccable. Management caring and impressive.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
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ambience3
service4
value1

Awful Awful Steak Cut

Dined on March 25, 2016

After sending the first ribeye back because of a large tendon running through it, the replacement took so long that everyone else was finished eating. The second ribeye was mostly inedible due to fat and gristle. While the manager took the steak off of the bill the restaurant charged me for the side dish and half salad. Pretty chintzy ! My bill was still $109 plus tip for an awful dining experience. It will be a long long time before I go back to any Ruth's Chris.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fabulous dinner at Ruth Chris

Dined on March 23, 2016

We were treated like celebrities! The food and service were excellent! Attention was paid to every detail of our dining experience! We will be back to dine again and again. Highly recommend this restaurant! High praise to our server!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
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Consistently Outstanding

Dined on March 19, 2016

The steaks are great and the fish was outstanding as well. I really like this restaurant chain cause they are incredibly consistent ... love the way they cook the steak ... hot and prepared accurately as ordered. Creamed spinach and shoestring potatoes to die for! Expensive but worth it. Drinks are great as well. A bit loud for my liking but I put up with it cause everything else is awesome.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Not to Ruth's Chris's standards

Dined on March 9, 2016

Normally our review of Ruth's Chris restaurant, especially this restaurant is excellent in all respects, this time with our friends from the UK, 2 had excellent food, 2 had good food. Some of that may have been because of how it was ordered (well done, but it was not Ruth's Chris standard! We had a great time and we will continue to rate this restaurant and this chain as our favorite, since 1 out of 10 experiences topped our expectations!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Awesome service! Deb was the best! We ha ...

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

Awesome service! Deb was the best! We had an amazing night.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service2
value2

So-so

Dined on March 4, 2016

It was our wedding anniversary. Looked forward to a great meal. I ordered the strip steak & it was terribly tough. My husband ordered the lobster & it was very good. We also ordered 2 sides. They did not come with the meal. By the time the waiter returned to the table we were almost done dinner. The sides were then prepared. Too late! Ruth Chris did not charge us for steak or sides however it resulted in a very disappointing meal.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Anniversary Celebration

Dined on February 28, 2016

Fantastic dinner and service, as usual. We have eaten at Ruth's Chris all over the country and never had a bad meal. This time dinner was more special because it was our wedding anniversary. Everything from the drinks to the Crab Stack appetizer, to dinner and dessert was exceptional. Service was impeccable also. Our server even took a picture of us to celebrate the evening. Dinner at Ruth's is a little more expensive, but totally worth it.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

A Wonderful Spot to Celebrate your Anniversary

Dined on February 24, 2016

This is the 5th time we have used this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. They made it special with rose petals, a card from the staff and a lovely complimentary desert. The service was special with the appropriate level of attention and privacy. And the food was to their standards which are high! We will be back next year while visiting the area!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

First Experience after 30 years.

vip
Dined on February 18, 2016

My first experience with the Ruth's Chris chain was 30 years ago in Houston TX and besides being expensive, it was not a good one. So I avoided the chain, selecting other steak houses when on the search for a great steak. This time, I was out-voted to return to the chain albeit in another city. I'm so glad that was the case. My dining experience was amazing and although still a bit more expensive than it needs to be due to ala carte pricing, I am willing to overlook the expense because everything from the service to the food was great. I will be open-minded about the chain in other cities going forward and would definitely return to this one. Food highlights - the filet, shoestring potatoes, au gratin potatoes and mushrooms.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

Getting it Right

Dined on February 16, 2016

We have been to Ruth's Chris restaurants in various locations throughout the U.S. However, this was our first visit in several years and our first to the Sarasota location. While we found the quality of the service and the food to be good, the preparation of the rib eye steaks for two of our party was poor. This is a steak house and we expect that the steak will be cooked to order. Twice we had to send the steaks back - unacceptable. The salads and sides were varied and very good but honestly, paying a la cart prices such as $9.00 for an "everything" baked potato in addition to the $40.00 plus price tag for the stake is crazy. This is especially so when you consider there are other high end steak houses that include the sides in the price of the steaks they serve and yet their prices are lower than Ruth's Chris'. I would not recommend this restaurant - the value just isn't there.

Tags: notable wine list
food2
ambience2
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Being it was Valentine's Day we expected ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

Being it was Valentine's Day we expected it to be busy. But we had reservations at 8:15 which were confirmed several days in advance, but we were not seated until 8:35. Our steaks were prepared incorrectly, which they did recook us new ones. They were also giving complementary roses to all the ladies at the end of the evening. Very nice touch however I was not given one and thankfully so because they were all wilted. This was my first experience at Ruth's Chris but my fiancé has gone several times and said himself he was VERY DISAPPOINTED with the service!

food4
ambience3
service1
value3

VERY DISSAPOINTED. We waited 30 minutes ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

VERY DISSAPOINTED. We waited 30 minutes to be seated with a reservation. They messed up on one entre order and by the time it came out the other 3 people had finished their meals. The made a very minor sorry, they did not offer to comp the meal or anything else for ruining a very special occasion. Mistakes are made but they could have done a much better job of addressing it. I still left a 20% tip but I'm not sure why.

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Dinner for 4

Dined on February 14, 2016

We dined at Ruth Chris on Saturday Feb 13. We had reservations at 7:45 but arrived about 15 minutes early. When we walked in the hostess notified us that our table was ready. This was the start to a great experience. We ordered a bottle of wine, from the wine list, which I thought the prices were reasonable. The appetizers and steaks were great and the sides plentiful. It is by far the best steak house we have been to in the area.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4

The food is amazing. We were seated in ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

The food is amazing. We were seated in a tiny room with only 3 other tables against a wall. Worst table in the establishment. I asked for another table and they were not accommodating. That made the ambiance factor go way down for me. I feel like when i use open table, I receive the worst table in the restaurant.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Consistently the Best!

Dined on February 13, 2016

Ruth's Chris Steak House has always been on of our favorite places to go for a special occasion. The food and service are always on point, as are the cocktails and extensive wine list. We are always greeted by name with a smile an seated at a booth (our favorite seating choice). The menu has a choice for everyone and the preparation is what Ruth's Chris is known for. From Ruth's Chopped Salad to prime steaks and seafood cooked to order and served on 1800 degree plates, there is no wrong choice. The menu is seasonal and frequent additions soon become favorites always giving us a reason to visit to see what is new. As for the deserts, it hard to choose between the creamy Creme Brule' and the New York Cheesecake with fresh fruit. And if you are a chocolate lover the Chocolate Lava cake is truly amazing. Plan to celebrate your next special occasion at Ruth's Chris and you will not be dissapointed.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service2

After being greeted by one waiter, was t ...

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

After being greeted by one waiter, was then told we were to be waited on by another, who was friendly, but late. She was a step behind all evening. Our steaks were not cooked to medium but medium rare. She had to bring a hot plate out but that was quite a while after we were initially served our plates. This visit of at least the 5 or six times we were here before was definitely not the best experience we've had. We would come back but would also ask for a table rather than be seated in the booth area, where we know they maximized seating for couples.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Ruth's Chris is an outstanding restaurant

Dined on February 6, 2016

As always this restaurant delivers top shelf meals and ambiance. I've been a fan of Ruths since 1984 and have been to many of their locations. I highly recommend this one. The steak arrives exactly the way you expect, the service is terrific and no one goes away hungry. Their menu has some new offerings and the desserts are delicious as well. Highly recommend!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Excellent dinner

Dined on February 4, 2016

We had an excellent dinner. We ordered the 8oz filet medium. Cooked perfectly, love how its served on the hot plate, so delicious. French onion soup was quite good. We tried the sweet potatoe casserole for the first time and it was like a dessert, so decadent. Service was quite good, the only improvement could have been the timing of a second glass of wine. There was a bit of a lull after we got our soup and finished our first glass...we had to flag our server down to request a second glass. It arrived after the steaks were served.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Anniversary celebration

Dined on February 2, 2016

From the moment we walked in we were treated special. Everyone knew it was our anniversary. From the rose petals on our table, the signed greeting card all the well wishes and the special desert with our anniversary years written in chocolate, we felt special. I cannot praise the staff enough. Especially when they served our shared salad that had balsamic vinegar (which was not mentioned on the menu and which my husband is allergic) All he asked was if there was a lot of balsamic on it and they immediately knew it was a problem, whisked it away and returned with salad sans balsamic. From the reception desk to the waiters to the busboys, the staff was exceptional! Thank you for making our 52nd anniversary so special!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Great Food, Good Atmosphere but a Bit Pricey

vip
Dined on January 25, 2016

Disregard the negative comments you may see but be prepared to spend a little more than you would think. The food was excellent, steaks perfectly prepared and the service was very good. I forgot our servers name (starts with a C and he is named after his grandfather from New York) but he and his team were very attentive. The restaurant is classy and although Sarasota and all of Florida is very casual, there were a few people that could have dressed a little nicer. But this would never deter us from coming back. Thank you for a lovely meal!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

They did a lovely job of celebrating my ...

Dined on January 24, 2016

They did a lovely job of celebrating my friends birthday. The food was as always amazing.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great dessert experience.

Dined on January 23, 2016

Great dessert experience.

food2
ambience3
service3
value2

Disappointed diner

Dined on January 17, 2016

We were disappointed in the lamb chops; they were tough, overcooked and had little taste. It has become a very pricey restaurant and it is their job to serve the best food. This would not pass a test for "best food." I would not recommend the restaurant at this time.

Tags: notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Wes Kench's Review

Dined on January 14, 2016

I have eaten at 27 different Ruth's Chris restaurants and now find myself with terminal cancer with what they say is about a year to live. The point is that I want to go to Ruth's Chris every two months till I can no longer swallow. So, they are very important to me. Our waitress, Dee, was really great and I savored every bite of the filet. Thank you so very much for the dining experience. Just to explain about the noise thing, there was one table across the way with a lady that had a very large oral opening and did not hesitate to use it at every opportunity. Not the fault of the restaurant but was the fault of the woman that gave birth to her.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience2
service3
value1

The soup lacked flavor. The mash potatoe ...

Dined on January 10, 2016

The soup lacked flavor. The mash potatoes were luke warm. The dessert was below average. We had to pour our own wine. The steak and shrimp was delecious. I understand the restaurant is close to the beach, but dress attire should be addressed. . For the price, it was way below expectations.

food5
ambience5
service4
value3

Great dining!

Dined on January 3, 2016

Loved the food, didn't need to each for a day and a half. Enjoyed the location, the service and especially the food.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

New Year

Dined on January 1, 2016

We chose to go to this restaurant to celebrate the beginning of the new year. The food was delicious and the wait staff most attentive. Because this is a bit more than we usually pay to go out to eat, we would only recommend for a special event evening.

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Nice but noisy

vip
Dined on December 29, 2015

Meal and service were great as always. Fire alarm blared for at least 20 minutes. Could have at least comped a drink for inconvenience? Easy for us to get to. Patrons need to dress better...

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience1
service4
value1

No management in sight.

Dined on December 29, 2015

Fire alarm rang for more than 10 minutes. Families left. No one from management bothered to announce the reason for the alarm and apologize. Our server did the best he could to wait tables and he apologized. There should have been an appearance from management with a complementary drink for not leaving....

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

drdrreview

Dined on December 26, 2015

Had a 40 minute wait beyond my reservation time. True it was Christmas night, and management did provide us with a nice bottle of wine for the long wait. Food was very good, but they also ran out of dessert. Very crowded. They did give us ice cream and fruit in a cream sauce to take the place of the prix fixe planned dessert. In light of the big crowd on a very busy night, our waiter Mark was very nice, and the dinner was good.

Tags: fit for foodies

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