Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

1601 Van Ness Ave. (California St.) Send to Phone
415-673-0557 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Popular chain restaurant delivers good, if not always consistent, steak in a comfortable atmosphere.

Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

Ruth's Chris Steak House Restaurant Review

: The handsome dark woods, burgundy tones and linen-topped tables definitely read steakhouse with a bit of country club thrown in for good measure at this chain. While not specifically San Francisco in style, the atmosphere is comfortable and familiar in a vaguely American way. Ruth's Chris delivers a good, if not always consistent, steak. The oddly dome-shaped filet mignon was grayish in color with nary a char mark to be found and a discernable lack of flavor. The porterhouse and the rib-eye were tastier, with caramelized exteriors and tender medium rare meat inside, but all of the selections are drowning in butter, which seems unnecessary with a Prime cut of beef. The usual suspects of sides includes three styles of fries ranging from thick cut to shoestring, potatoes four other ways, creamed spinach, broccoli au gratin and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Everything is à la carte, which can make for a pricey evening. Those who don't carry the red meat gene will be happy with a surprisingly long menu of other options from chicken to fish to lamb.
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in (and around) San Francisco for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco to Eat at Right Now

San Francisco is buzzing with everything from craft cocktail bars to eateries inspired by destinations around the globe. Discover the hottest restaurants in San Francisco.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.