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Ruth's Chris Steak House Restaurant Review: It’d be tempting to write Ruth’s Chris off as an expense-account steakhouse, if not for the New Orleans-style dishes popping up here and there. Barbecued shrimp is not your typical companion to lamb chops or Maine lobster, but both its presence and its presentation are memorable. Most portions are immense, even by St. Louis standards --- the greaseless shoestring potatoes are enough for the entire table. The quality of the featured steaks is first-rate, whether or not they're topped with the house's lily-gilding butter. Bread pudding with whiskey sauce is probably the way founder Ruth Fertel made it at home, a simple dessert after a good meal. Service is commensurate with the price point, and the wine list is notable. This Ruth's Chris location is situated among the power brokers in central Clayton; their counterparts downtown can visit 315 Chestnut St., Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront, 314-259-3200.