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“Graduation Celebration Destination” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham
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Ranked #72 of 761 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Renaissance Parkway
Description: Welcome to Ruth's Chris Steak House. Look around. Have a seat. If this is your first visit, prepare to taste the greatest steak you've ever eaten. As founder Ruth Fertel used to say, "If you've ever had a filet this good, welcome back." We take steak seriously, but we're also serious about making sure you have a good time. So you won't find the stodgy, uptight attitude you might find at other steak houses. Feel free to laugh out loud. Stay a while. Experience the sizzle. Above all, enjoy yourself.
Reston, Virginia
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Graduation Celebration Destination”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Eight years ago, my nephew announced that when he graduated from high school that he wanted to go to RC for his graduation dinner. So his wish was fulfilled following his graduation from NCSSM on May 31st as a party of nine of us celebrated this momentous occasion in the private dining room at RC in Durham. I've done an RC review before, so this is just to applaud the private dining service and the assistance from Carly in setting up this dinner. Our server, Ritchie, was very good, always present, always attentive and made my nephew feel like the celebrity he was, at least for that day! Thanks RC Durham. (My only suggestion for the RC chain; please develop a vegeterian entree instead of promoting your vegeterian offering as "three side dishes on a plate".)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It's okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

They have increased the prices over the years and I'm really not sure what I'm paying for. The bar is swanky and the service is always good, but I'm done trying to justify spending huge sums for a steak. The appetizers are boring and the side options are pretty basic. It was pretty empty when I went on a Friday night so I'm guessing others are hesitant to spend large sums on food that is just okay. If you feel like blowing a a ton of money on food that will blow you away, try second empire, herons or ferrington.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Langford, England
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great steakhouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

I always go to Ruth Chris when I'm in the US. NEVER been disappointed apart from this visit when they had run out of Shoe String fries. Everything else was excellent. Service was up to the usual high standard and relaxing surroundings. Would highly recommend if you fancy a steak.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Chris_Doreen
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Steaks that melt in the mouth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

After a colleagues recommendation, first time visit to Ruth's Chris steakhouse

Fro. The 1st minute we got excellent service with a smile

The steaks were superb, served on red hot plates, and the onion rings to die for.. Sadly the night we dined they had run out of storming fries

Overall a great but extremely expensive meal

Would visit again for a special occasion

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ascot_Flyer
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Oxford, NC
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276 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

As always, Ruth's Chris provided us with a great meal and excellent service. The oysters on the half shell were delicious and the steaks were cooked to perfection. The only complaint I have is that there is no dress code or even a standard of dress and the rampant cell phone use. It is not very appetizing to see a tank top or watch people talk and text on their cell phones. People, if you can't dress appropriately or refrain from cell phone use, please stay at home.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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