Planning to celebrate a special occasion with your loved one or simply want to experience fine dining for a change, a trip to Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a memorable destination for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or promotions. 

For more than 5 decades, Ruth’s Chris has built a reputation as one of the best fine-dining chains offering high-quality service with an elevated steakhouse experience. If you’re looking to book a reservation, here are the latest menu prices and happy hour deals in 2023. 


Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Barbecued Shrimp$21.00
Spicy Shrimp$25.00
Sizzling Blue Crab Cakes$29.00
Shrimp Cocktail$21.00
Goat Cheese & Artichoke Dip$16.00

Soups & Salads

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Caesar Salad$14.00
Ruth's Chopped Salad$13.00
Steak House Salad$14.00
Lettuce Wedge$14.00

Steaks & Chops

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Petite Filet & Shrimp$59.00
New York Strip$63.00
Porterhouse For Two$118.00
Bone-In Filet$76.00
Bone-In New York Strip$70.00
6 oz Filet & Shrimp$62.50
Tomahawk Ribeye$148.00

Seafood & Specialties

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Stuffed Chicken Breast$42.00
Sizzling Crab Cakes$44.00
Lobster Tail$20.00
Garlic Crusted Sea Bass$48.00


Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Baked Potato$13.00
Potatoes AU Gratin$14.00
Garlic Mashed$14.00
Sweet Potato Casserole$14.00
Creamed Spinach$14.00
Grilled Asparagus$14.00
Brussels Sprouts$15.00
Cremini Mushrooms$15.00


Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Bread Pudding$11.00
Chocolate Sin Cake$11.00
Classic Cheesecake$5.00
Personal Cheekecake

Happy Hour

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Seared Ahi Tuna$18.00
Spicy Shrimp$20
Crab Fritters$19
Fried Oysters$17
Black & Blue Lettuce Wraps$16
Lamb Lollipop Chops$24
Ruth's Prime Burger$17

What should you wear at Ruth’s Chris? 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is generally considered a fine-dining restaurant and the chain makes it clear they have an official business casual dress code on their official website. This means no shorts, tank tops, or flip-flops. For men, smart casual attire is appropriate, such as slacks or chinos with a button-down shirt or polo shirt. For women, dress pants or skirts, blouses or sweaters, and closed-toe shoes are appropriate.

While it can vary slightly by location, the usual expectation is that diners wear something a bit more refined than casual attire. I also recommend taking off your hat when entering the building.

Ruth's Chris menu poster

Ruth’s Chris menu poster.

Can you wear a hat?

Wearing a hat inside a fine-dining establishment is considered to be against traditional dining etiquette. Men’s hats, in particular, are typically removed in upscale dining venues.

Of course there are always exceptions to the rule. If a woman is wearing a decorative hat such as a cloche or wide-brim hat don’t expect any issues from staff. Also if you are being seated in the bar area, the dress code is more relaxed.

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Can you wear sneakers?

As Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a fine-dining restaurant, wearing sneakers is prohibited. While some locations may permit clean, stylish sneakers, others might prefer more formal dress shoes. The acceptance of sneakers may depend on how casual or upscale the particular location and how the sneakers are paired with the rest of the outfit.

Can you wear black jeans to Ruth’s Chris?

While traditional blue jeans might be considered too casual, black jeans could be acceptable, especially if they are well-fitted and paired with a dressier top and shoes. In most cases, you should be fine as long as the rest of your ensemble is clean and business casual. 

Can a woman wear jeans to Ruth’s Chris?

The dress code at Ruth’s Chris Steak House is business casual, which means that jeans are technically allowed. If you are planning to wear jeans to Ruth’s Chris, it is best to choose a dark wash pair that is in good condition and free of rips or tears. You should also pair the jeans with a nice top and heels or dress shoes.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to wear jeans to Ruth’s Chris is up to you. However, it is important to be aware of the dress code and to dress in a way that is appropriate for the situation.

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Is Ruth’s Chris a good first date location?

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is known for its upscale dining experience, specializing in steak and fine wine. It provides an elegant atmosphere with attentive service, making it a popular choice for special occasions. If you want to impress someone, Ruth’s Chris could be a good option. But it might be considered too stuffy for a first date, depending on your and your date’s preferences.

Here are some considerations to take into account before booking at reservation of Ruth’s Chris on a first date:

Here are some other factors to consider when deciding whether or not Ruth’s Chris is a good choice for a first date:

  • Your date’s personality: If your date is more casual and laid-back, they might not appreciate the formal atmosphere of Ruth’s Chris.
  • Your budget: Ruth’s Chris is a relatively expensive restaurant so it might not be the best choice if you are on a budget.
  • Dress Code: If you are not comfortable in formal settings or don’t like getting dressed up then Ruth’s Chris might not be the best choice.

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Here are some reasons you might really want to visit Ruth’s Chris on a first date:

  1. Romantic Atmosphere: Every Ruth’s Chris restaurant is designed with elegance, featuring rich textures, cozy lighting, and sophisticated accents, creating a perfect ambiance for a date. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse offers more than just a meal; it provides an elevated dining experience, making it a popular choice for special occasions.
  2. Complimentary Valet Parking: This service is available for dinner at every Ruth’s Chris restaurant, adding a touch of luxury to the experience.
  3. Dessert Selection: Options like the Chocolate Sin Cake, Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce, and Creme Brulee provide a sweet ending to the date.
  4. Outstanding Customer Service: The wait staff provides excellent service, ensuring that guests have a well-informed and relaxed dining experience.

Does all of this sound like an experience your date would enjoy? Would this type of an environment foster good conversation? If you answered yes, feel free to book a reservation at this steakhouse.

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What is a good tip at Ruth Chris? Should you go above 20%?

A standard tip for good service in a fine dining restaurant like Ruth’s Chris Steak House is 15% to 20% of the total bill. When you consider that you’ll expect to pay between $50 – $100 per person at Ruth’s Chris, you can see that the average tip would range from $20 – $40 for a couple per visit when tipping at 20%. 

If you receive exceptional service or if you want to recognize the staff for going above and beyond, you might choose to tip more than 20%. This is personal decision based on your level of satisfaction with the service.

Keep in mind that Ruth’s Chris is considered an upscale dining establishment, so the servers and staff are likely accustomed to providing high-quality service. Tipping generously can be a way to show appreciation for their hard work. 

Date nights made more special at Ruth’s Chris.

Do employees at Ruth’s Chris get a discount? 

Yes! Ruth’s Chris employees get a 50% discount off of food items. There are no discounts on alcoholic beverages for employees, however.

Some Ruth’s Chris locations will even allow employee to bring 3 additional guests into the restaurant to take advantage of this generous discount. With a discount this deep, it’s unlikely the restaurant chain breaks even from a financial perspective on employee dining.

Looking at Ruth’s Chris’ Glassdoor page, the most commented benefit for their employees is the employee discount which proves that the chain does offer employee discounts and is appreciated. One reason steakhouses will provide discounted dining as a benefit is to cut down on employee food theft and attract staff in a tight labor market. 

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Did Darden buy Ruth Chris Steak House?

Darden Restaurants made headlines this year when they announced that they bought Ruth’s Chris Steak House for $715 million, making it part of Darden’s fine-dining portfolio which includes Eddie V’s and The Capital.

Ways to Save on Dining at Ruth’s Chris

It’s easy to save money while dining at Ruth’s Chris even outside of happy hour. Here’s how:

Join Ruth’s Chris’ loyalty program called Ruth’s Regular by downloading the chain’s mobile app. Create an account and earn points for every meal. You will get 1 point for every $1 spent. Once you have 1,000 points, you will receive a free appetizer valued at $25, plus a free dessert on your birthday. How cool is that?

You also get a free appetizer as a new member reward and $25 off your meal worth $50 or more on your wedding anniversary.

Check out this page to see Ruth’s Chris’s latest promotions depending on your location!

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