Ruth's Chris Steak House

★★★★★
  • 45 S Illinois St

    Indianapolis, IN 46204

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  • 317-633-1313

About Ruth's Chris Steak House

Hours
LOUNGE Opens 4:00 p.m. daily DINNER Monday - Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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This is the best steak house in Indianapolis. The staff here is A-1!

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★★★★★

This is the best steak house in Indianapolis. The staff here is A-1!

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I have always enjoyed the quality services that Ruth's Chris provides

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I have always enjoyed the quality services that Ruth's Chris provides

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Downtown has more atmosphere than Northside, but both locations deliver great food and great service!

We love taking out of town people to Ruth's Chris!

3
★★★★★

Downtown has more atmosphere than Northside, but both locations deliver great food and great service!

We love taking out of town people to Ruth's Chris!

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I have eaten at Ruth's Chris for both business and pleasure and have always had a great experience! The northside location does a fantastic job in accomodating groups for business presentations (haven't done this downtown). Their servers are extremely attentive, but in just the right doses. Each time I've gone to either location to celebrate something special, they always give us a little something extra at the end of the meal ~ be it a glass of champagne or chocolate covered strawberries. And the food is top notch! Their petite filet is my favorite out of any steakhouses I've been to... it always comes out warm and sizzling on the plate (and covered in yummy butter). Only one place in Dallas, Texas rivals it. But as far as Indy is concerned, they are the best! And my absolute favorite dessert in town is their chocolate souffle. It is to die for! I prefer Ruth's Chris over Morton's, Peterson's, Sullivan's, Flemming's (although I've only been there once) and St. Elmo's by far.

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★★★★★

I have eaten at Ruth's Chris for both business and pleasure and have always had a great experience! The northside location does a fantastic job in accomodating groups for business presentations (haven't done this downtown). Their servers are extremely attentive, but in just the right doses. Each time I've gone to either location to celebrate something special, they always give us a little something extra at the end of the meal ~ be it a glass of champagne or chocolate covered strawberries. And the food is top notch! Their petite filet is my favorite out of any steakhouses I've been to... it always comes out warm and sizzling on the plate (and covered in yummy butter). Only one place in Dallas, Texas rivals it. But as far as Indy is concerned, they are the best! And my absolute favorite dessert in town is their chocolate souffle. It is to die for! I prefer Ruth's Chris over Morton's, Peterson's, Sullivan's, Flemming's (although I've only been there once) and St. Elmo's by far.

Pros: Service, Steak, Desserts, Ambience

Cons: A tad expensive (but worth it!)

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Full disclosure: I decided to try Ruth's Chris during the "Devour Downtown" week where you can try high-end restaurants for $30 per person. I have had fancy business dinners at other downtown high-end steakhouses, but had never tried Ruth's Chris and really wanted to experience their sizzling steaks. When we first walked in, I was impressed. When we walked out, I was underwhelmed.

The atmosphere was pleasant upon walking in, as was the hostess. It went downhill after that. We waited at least 5-10 mins for our waiter to arrive to take our drink orders (the restaurant was only 1/3 full at 7:30PM on a Sunday). The drink menu was then left taking up elbow room until our entree plates were cleared. Everything was very rushed: the salad, the steaks, and then the dessert. The salad was OK, the steaks (10oz ribeye) were great, just what I was hoping for, and the dessert was also quite tasty.

The waiter was inattentive, and when he was speaking to us or asking us a question he was on the move, not stopping at our table. When the steaks arrived, we found after the first bite that they mixed up the plates, so we had the fun of trying to pick up and move 500 degree plates. When my girlfriend asked to take most of her remaining dessert home, they gave us a Styrofoam carton without the fancy take-home bag that they give everyone else. The waiter swooped in to pick up the check as soon as I had signed the receipt.

I wondered if our experience had something to do with the fact that we were there taking advantage of the special, but I tend to think not totally, because it started before we ordered with the very slow drink service.

For the money, what we got in terms of food was good, but for a place that advertises itself as high-end, I would label the service as terrible. I would have been even more upset if I paid full-price. Overall, it was a very sub-par experience. Wouldn't risk coming here if I was entertaining a client.

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★★☆☆☆

Full disclosure: I decided to try Ruth's Chris during the "Devour Downtown" week where you can try high-end restaurants for $30 per person. I have had fancy business dinners at other downtown high-end steakhouses, but had never tried Ruth's Chris and really wanted to experience their sizzling steaks. When we first walked in, I was impressed. When we walked out, I was underwhelmed.

The atmosphere was pleasant upon walking in, as was the hostess. It went downhill after that. We waited at least 5-10 mins for our waiter to arrive to take our drink orders (the restaurant was only 1/3 full at 7:30PM on a Sunday). The drink menu was then left taking up elbow room until our entree plates were cleared. Everything was very rushed: the salad, the steaks, and then the dessert. The salad was OK, the steaks (10oz ribeye) were great, just what I was hoping for, and the dessert was also quite tasty.

The waiter was inattentive, and when he was speaking to us or asking us a question he was on the move, not stopping at our table. When the steaks arrived, we found after the first bite that they mixed up the plates, so we had the fun of trying to pick up and move 500 degree plates. When my girlfriend asked to take most of her remaining dessert home, they gave us a Styrofoam carton without the fancy take-home bag that they give everyone else. The waiter swooped in to pick up the check as soon as I had signed the receipt.

I wondered if our experience had something to do with the fact that we were there taking advantage of the special, but I tend to think not totally, because it started before we ordered with the very slow drink service.

For the money, what we got in terms of food was good, but for a place that advertises itself as high-end, I would label the service as terrible. I would have been even more upset if I paid full-price. Overall, it was a very sub-par experience. Wouldn't risk coming here if I was entertaining a client.

Pros: Great steak

Cons: Everything else

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Great place for a nice dinner. Everything from atmosphere, service, friendliness of staff/management, food was excellent. It was a bit expensive but well worth it!!! We will definately be back.

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★★★★★

Great place for a nice dinner. Everything from atmosphere, service, friendliness of staff/management, food was excellent. It was a bit expensive but well worth it!!! We will definately be back.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Parking but to be expected at location

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I love this place-the atmosphere, service, food..I truly believe you can not get a better steak in town. Expect to pay some $$$$, but worth it.

AngelaB2

PROS: Fantastic food, service, elegant atmosphere
CONS: Slightly pricey-but worth it

5
★★★★★

I love this place-the atmosphere, service, food..I truly believe you can not get a better steak in town. Expect to pay some $$$$, but worth it.

AngelaB2

PROS: Fantastic food, service, elegant atmosphere
CONS: Slightly pricey-but worth it

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Let's get honest. An Industry consists of it's people. You go to Ruth's, you expect the BEST; you go to SAKS FIFTH AVENUE; you expect the BEST. When I go to either, I get what I expect. Keep up the good work Ruth's I rely on you. I love New Orleans and I love YOU!!!

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★★★★★

Let's get honest. An Industry consists of it's people. You go to Ruth's, you expect the BEST; you go to SAKS FIFTH AVENUE; you expect the BEST. When I go to either, I get what I expect. Keep up the good work Ruth's I rely on you. I love New Orleans and I love YOU!!!

Pros: educated-staff, Professional, Historically-Romantic

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I see that people keep mentioning the price. I think for the service that you recieve and the food it is well worth it. I remember the first time I took a date there she got up from the table and when she returned her napkin had been refolded and put back on the table. She was suprised and as far a service they have a different person for everything. So with that kind of service you must expect to pay a little more. As far a the steaks. I think they are great, they don't add a lot of seasonings or cover the steak with anything like other places do because of the quality of meat. I go quite often and recommend it to everyone. They also have a location on the Northside of Indianapolis that is great also.

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★★★★★

I see that people keep mentioning the price. I think for the service that you recieve and the food it is well worth it. I remember the first time I took a date there she got up from the table and when she returned her napkin had been refolded and put back on the table. She was suprised and as far a service they have a different person for everything. So with that kind of service you must expect to pay a little more. As far a the steaks. I think they are great, they don't add a lot of seasonings or cover the steak with anything like other places do because of the quality of meat. I go quite often and recommend it to everyone. They also have a location on the Northside of Indianapolis that is great also.

Pros: Great Service, Great food, Great Atmostphere

Cons: , parking

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My husband has taken me to Ruth Chris for our anniversary every year. And we have never been sorry. And we visit Ruth Chris usually 2 other times through out the year. The food is always wonderful. The service is alway great. And there has never been a time that we have went and not had a great experience. It is great for a night out or just a romantic dinner. We love Ruth Chris. It can seem expensive but you pay for what you get. If you want great service and quality of food then you have to pay the price for it.

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★★★★★

My husband has taken me to Ruth Chris for our anniversary every year. And we have never been sorry. And we visit Ruth Chris usually 2 other times through out the year. The food is always wonderful. The service is alway great. And there has never been a time that we have went and not had a great experience. It is great for a night out or just a romantic dinner. We love Ruth Chris. It can seem expensive but you pay for what you get. If you want great service and quality of food then you have to pay the price for it.

Pros: Great Service, Great Food, Great Atmosphere

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If you have not experienced, go tonight. Absolutely fantastic food, service, and atmosphere.

2
★★★★★

If you have not experienced, go tonight. Absolutely fantastic food, service, and atmosphere.

Pros: Food quality, Ambience, Service

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Yes, Ruth's menu is expensive , my 16 oz ribeye was $32.95 and the bill came to $89, but we have never been treated so well at a restaurant! Not to mention the steaks were great and the dessert was heavenly! If you have an extra $100 treat you and your spouse at leats once!

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★★★★★

Yes, Ruth's menu is expensive , my 16 oz ribeye was $32.95 and the bill came to $89, but we have never been treated so well at a restaurant! Not to mention the steaks were great and the dessert was heavenly! If you have an extra $100 treat you and your spouse at leats once!

Pros: steaks, choc mousse cheesecak, location

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My husband and I went to Ruth's Chris for our first anniversary last week. We didn't think the steaks were all that great. The side dishes were great - huge portions. For the cost - I don't think it was worth it.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I went to Ruth's Chris for our first anniversary last week. We didn't think the steaks were all that great. The side dishes were great - huge portions. For the cost - I don't think it was worth it.

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Absolutely incredible! I couldn't say enough great things about them. We were in a large group and everything arrived at the same time EXACTLY as we ordered it...No wondering who ordered what and perfectly cooked with unbelievable flavor. With the prices as they are, that is expected. However, the service we were given and care they took to make sure we had whatever we needed, went well above and beyond the call of duty. The manager even stopped by a couple times and chatted with us. (like I said... large group... I doubt they would interrupt a romantic dinner for two) We have one here in CA where I am from and the service can't even compare. I go to Indy every year and stop in every year. Thanks!

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★★★★★

Absolutely incredible! I couldn't say enough great things about them. We were in a large group and everything arrived at the same time EXACTLY as we ordered it...No wondering who ordered what and perfectly cooked with unbelievable flavor. With the prices as they are, that is expected. However, the service we were given and care they took to make sure we had whatever we needed, went well above and beyond the call of duty. The manager even stopped by a couple times and chatted with us. (like I said... large group... I doubt they would interrupt a romantic dinner for two) We have one here in CA where I am from and the service can't even compare. I go to Indy every year and stop in every year. Thanks!

Pros: Service is great, Food is the best

Cons: none

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The atmosphere hits you the moment you walk in and takes you back to a time when all "in" places were like this. It promotes easy conversation and romance.
The bar has the most extensive collections of imported beers, liquors and wines I've seen in a long time. The food is cooked and served New Orleans style and the portions are over plentiful. For the romantic couple it is best to share because the portions are that large. For a romantic dinner try the steak for two, it is the best way to go, sharing the atmosphere and the food together. The serving staff also makes the experience worht it. If you are taking your love one out on the town this is the perfect beginning to that night.

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★★★★★

The atmosphere hits you the moment you walk in and takes you back to a time when all "in" places were like this. It promotes easy conversation and romance.
The bar has the most extensive collections of imported beers, liquors and wines I've seen in a long time. The food is cooked and served New Orleans style and the portions are over plentiful. For the romantic couple it is best to share because the portions are that large. For a romantic dinner try the steak for two, it is the best way to go, sharing the atmosphere and the food together. The serving staff also makes the experience worht it. If you are taking your love one out on the town this is the perfect beginning to that night.

Pros: Service, Excellent food, atmosphere

Cons: Expensive

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Perhaps the most overpriced/overrated restaurant in the high end dining experience. While some may enjoy their steaks floating in a sea of sizzling butter, I found the added grease took too much away from the steak itself. The side of fried potatoes were cooked to the point of being burned, yet somehow found a way to our table luke warm at best. Sadly, the salads provided the highlight of the meal. Given the cost of a dinner for two and the amount of food served, my wife and I felt we were given a Kia for the price of a Mercedes. Disappointing.

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★★☆☆☆

Perhaps the most overpriced/overrated restaurant in the high end dining experience. While some may enjoy their steaks floating in a sea of sizzling butter, I found the added grease took too much away from the steak itself. The side of fried potatoes were cooked to the point of being burned, yet somehow found a way to our table luke warm at best. Sadly, the salads provided the highlight of the meal. Given the cost of a dinner for two and the amount of food served, my wife and I felt we were given a Kia for the price of a Mercedes. Disappointing.

Pros: Close to home, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Way over priced, Food average at best

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This place is great! Some may say that it is too expensive but it's worth it. When I went to the bathroom wht did I find, but T.V.'s over the urinals. No expense was spared. Just GREAT!!!!

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★★★★★

This place is great! Some may say that it is too expensive but it's worth it. When I went to the bathroom wht did I find, but T.V.'s over the urinals. No expense was spared. Just GREAT!!!!

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Harry the waiter is the best!!! The steak is a must have. Love the butter!!

2
★★★★★

Harry the waiter is the best!!! The steak is a must have. Love the butter!!

Pros: Harry, Steak, Great for a Date

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Over priced food and every thing is entree's, the service was ok but the food was not as good as the price was high! Ruth Chris is highly overrated!

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★★☆☆☆

Over priced food and every thing is entree's, the service was ok but the food was not as good as the price was high! Ruth Chris is highly overrated!

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This is by far the best Indy has to offer. The service and food is out of this would.

2
★★★★★

This is by far the best Indy has to offer. The service and food is out of this would.

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The best steak we ever had. Service is excelelnt and the decor is great. A bit pricey but well worth it.

2
★★★★★

The best steak we ever had. Service is excelelnt and the decor is great. A bit pricey but well worth it.

Pros: steak, appetizers, desert

Cons: cost

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over rated, the last time we were there the steaks were not up to the quality I expect from a place like Ruth's Chris

1
★★☆☆☆

over rated, the last time we were there the steaks were not up to the quality I expect from a place like Ruth's Chris

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No place in Indy is as good as Ruth's downtown. They have the best steaks, best sides, best desserts, and best staff.

2
★★★★★

No place in Indy is as good as Ruth's downtown. They have the best steaks, best sides, best desserts, and best staff.

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The staff was attentive and polite. The best aspect of my experience were the delightful smells immanting from the kitchen. There is something about aged beef cooking over coals that delights the nose and sooths the palate.

2
★★★★★

The staff was attentive and polite. The best aspect of my experience were the delightful smells immanting from the kitchen. There is something about aged beef cooking over coals that delights the nose and sooths the palate.

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I live in the Philly area and was visiting on buisness. WOW, do these guys know how to pamper a guest. Not only was the service fantastic, the food was impeccable; the steak was cooked PERFECTLY...it was almost moist enough to cut it with a fork! By all means, if you are in the area...check this place out!!!

2
★★★★★

I live in the Philly area and was visiting on buisness. WOW, do these guys know how to pamper a guest. Not only was the service fantastic, the food was impeccable; the steak was cooked PERFECTLY...it was almost moist enough to cut it with a fork! By all means, if you are in the area...check this place out!!!

Cons: Expensive

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Service, Quality and Location, they have it all. They are clearly one of the Top 3 in Indy.

2
★★★★☆

Service, Quality and Location, they have it all. They are clearly one of the Top 3 in Indy.

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This is a great restaurant. Steaks are buttery, tender and sizzle when served. Classy atmosphere and gracious service.

2
★★★★★

This is a great restaurant. Steaks are buttery, tender and sizzle when served. Classy atmosphere and gracious service.

Pros: Great food, Great atmosphere, Great service

Cons: Expensive, Sides not included

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This is my favorite steakhouse in Indy! It is ritzy but not overly so. Staff is nice and very attentive. Pricey, but I will go back again and again and again...

2
★★★★★

This is my favorite steakhouse in Indy! It is ritzy but not overly so. Staff is nice and very attentive. Pricey, but I will go back again and again and again...

Pros: Clean, Open Late, Romantic

Cons: A little noisy, Pricey

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This chain delivers an upscale steakhouse experience that ranks among the best around. Prime Midwestern beef draws the crowds to this famous spot known for its tender meat and generous portions. While the petite filet is always a winner,…

 

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