Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris Steak House is a chain of steakhouses all across Canada, the US, and other international countries. I called three days ahead and booked a dinner reservation for 8:00 p.m. on a Saturday. My boyfriend and I went to the downtown location on Richmond Street W. Once you have entered the building; you have to take an elevator (one floor) up to the main restaurant. 

Trying to find a parking spot on Richmond Street West on a Saturday night was horrible. So we arrived to Ruth's Chris Steak House about 5-10 minutes late, and found out that our reservation was given away to another couple.  I was nonchalant about it as it was our fault for being late. So the hostess asked for the two of us to wait for an open table by the bar.  We waited for about 15 minutes and no tables opened up … my stomach was pretty much growling by this point. The manager of Ruth’s approached us from the bar, and made small talks with us. He told us that a table just got their desserts and should be done soon, or we can go eat in the private dining room. Say what??? Yes, he offered us the entire private dining room to ourselves. So we kindly took his offer, which we were both very grateful for.

The atmosphere inside the restaurant appeared to be a very relaxing one as the lights were dimmed and the music was gently playing in the background. The dining area was well decorated with modern pieces, and it was spacious. Our server arrived to the table, handed us the menus, and took our drink orders.

The only one complaint was that the sides are not included with the steaks. However, this is pretty much the norm for many mid-to-higher end steakhouses in Toronto. We ordered the mashed potatoes ($9.95), shoestring french fries ($9.95) and asparagus ($9.95) as our appetizers. The appetizers were decently priced and affordable as the portions were incredibly large; it was more than enough for two.

The menu at Ruth's Chris Steak House offers a good selection of steaks, veals/lambs, and seafood dishes. I opted for the torpedoes and shrimp combo ($48.95).

My dish consisted of two medallions filet steak topped with "four pieces of jumbo shrimps dusted with Cajun spices" which was the descriptions provided on the restaurant's official website. The food came within a few minutes, and was delivered on a sizzling hot plate. I chose to have my steak cooked medium, which has always been my preferences. The steak was doused in butter which helped enhance the flavor of the meat. The four shrimps were of a good size and tasted fresh and nicely seasoned. The meal was good, and I was really full by the end of the night.

My boyfriend ordered the t-bone steak ($62.95) and had it served medium-rare (pictured below). I had a few small bites of his steak, and it was really soft and succulent on the inside. The price of this particular cut of steak was pretty pricey, but the steak was of a good size. Had I ordered it; I don't think I would have finished it.

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The service at Ruth's Chris Steak House was pretty accommodating and friendly. Our server was an older gentleman, and he was professional and efficient. He checked on us a few times throughout the duration of our meal, which was appreciated. Overall, I had an extremely pleasant dining experience and would definitely recommend this location for its food and service.


Quality of Food: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5
Dining Experience: 4.3/5
Price: $$$$ || Online Menu

Address: 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2

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