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“good service, typical Ruth's Chris, but not up to the price” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ruth's Chris Steak House
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Ranked #22 of 86 Restaurants in Kohala Coast
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$60 - US$80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Queen Kaahumanu Highway
Description: In 1965, Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to buy a little steak house in New Orleans named Chris Steak House. After investing her life savings, she proudly added her name to the original. That's how the uniquely name Ruth's Chris Steak House was born. Ruth established this unique restaurant with no restaurant experience, but she vowed to treat every customer like a guest in her own home. And she clearly knew what steak lovers wanted - the very best beef. Today, as always, Ruth's Chris serves only the finest corn-fed Midwestern beef available, broiled in 1800-degree ovens designed by Ruth herself. The steaks are served sizzling on 500-degree plates so every bite is hot and delicious. And while steak is king, the menu also includes expertly executed seafood, lamb, pork, and poultry dishes, as well as classic appetizers, fresh salads, side dishes, and homemade desserts. The award-winning wine list features more than 250 world-class international and domestic labels. Whatever the occasion, Ruth's Chris Steak House is the perfect spot to gather. Unparalleled cuisine, sumptuous surroundings and service that's accomplished yet never fussy - these are the elements of memorable special events.
Bay Area, CA
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“good service, typical Ruth's Chris, but not up to the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

About the same as all others in the chain. Very expensive. Service matches the price -- attentive and not pretentious. China and other table settings (salt and pepper, etc.) plain white, not simple elegance, but rather simple greasy spoon family restaurant from Costco -- very odd at this price point. Starters and side dishes were excellent. Steaks were OK but not tremendously better than Outback and 4X the price. All were overcooked -- my medium rare was medium, had only bare traces of pink if you looked very hard; wife's medium well was well, had zero pink anywhere. Modest and not special wine selection. I don't mind paying $100 per person for an elegant steak dinner, but this was not it. Dinner was fine, but not at this price. Will not return, probably anywhere in the chain.

  • Visited April 2014
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Summerland, Canada
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“Huge portions for a price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

The quality of food here was excellent. I had the filet and it was very, very good - served hot on a 500 degree plate. My wife had mahi mahi special - excellent. The service was attentive and friendly. My only drawback for this place is price -- entrees (e.g. steak) are all about 50 USD. Sides are extra (e.g. potatoes 11 USD, asparagus 11 USD). Sides would easily feed 2 people. We were unable to finish our meals as they were so big. This was definitely our most expensive meal on this trip, but the price point reflects a higher quality product. We would return but only for a special occasion. This would be a very pricey dinner if one were to bring kids.

  • Visited April 2014
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Turlock, California
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“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

You will find A delicious offering of the finest cuts of steaks and seafood in addition to attentive service. We were very impressed with this establishment and plan to return and take advantage next time of a wonderful early bird dinner. It was our anniversary dinner and we were treated to a flaming dessert treat that was delicious. Highly recommend this establishment.

Visited February 2014
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Vancouver, BC
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“Amazing Steak!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

The steak was one of the best steak's I've ever had! It is served on a 500 degree plate with garlic butter, so good! The restaurant is expensive and the portions are out of control. We split a 30 ounce T-bone between three people and had them cut it "Pupu Style", into thin slices for us all to share. We split mashed potatoes too and that was enough for all of us. We had some fries and calamari but there is something funny about the taste of their frying oil so I would avoid fried foods there. Just eat the steak and you won't be sorry!

  • Visited March 2014
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Yakima, Washington
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“My whole family got sick after eating food that had no waiter”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Anniversary dinner and whole family got sick and not to mention we had raw steak after ordering medium well and waiter we never saw until dinner was close to over, hello diahrea

  • Visited March 2014
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