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May 24, 2009

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Review

For years, DH wanted to try Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. And for years, we did not go try the place because of the how expensive it is to eat there. Last Saturday, DH decided to take me there (the one located in Irvine, CA) for a late celebration of Mother's Day. I love steaks, so I was beyond excited about trying the high-end steak there. While I ordered a classic dinner that included an appetizer, steak, 1 side and 1 dessert, DH got a steak and 2 sides.

For my appetizer, I choose Louisiana Seafood Gumbo. The gumbo tasted very fishy and I have had better gumbo from Disneyland and the supermarket soup counter. I was disappointed. However, since it is a steakhouse, I was holding out hope that the steak will be more than great. The steak came and it WAS great. Was it $50 great? No! The steak was not the best steak I have ever had. I had better steak for cheaper in Vegas just a few months ago, so I was again disappointed. The side dish I ordered was mushrooms and the mushrooms tasted like they came straight out of a can. DH tried it and agree with me. DH's steak was also great, but again, not worth the $50. He ordered 2 side dishes ($8 each). The mashed potato was pretty good but the broccoli tasted bitter. Lastly, the dessert... well, it was so mediocre that I am not going to boring you with the details (we have had better at buffets).

Our bill came to a whooping $158. We have never had such an expensive meal in our lives. Will we do it again? Definitely not! For $158, I expected a fantastic meal, and I did not get that. I will say that the steaks are great, but the steaks are not worth the price we paid. Ok, so you might be thinking, "well, surely, you are paying for the nice atmosphere and service, right?" When we were there, we were seated by a large group of women doing a baby shower there, how is that for atmosphere? DH made reservation and we ended up waiting for 20 minutes for our table. During our meal, the waitress took DH's wine glass away before he finished his drink. How is that for service?

The steak might have been great, but the rest of the steakhouse left a bad taste in our mouths. We will not be going there again.


A. Malcontent said...

I'm glad you went there and wrote this review. I have also always wanted to try out Ruth's Chris, but the price always kept me away. Now I know it won't be worth it. Ryan and I will stick to grilling steaks at home!

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