Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton

4.4
2183 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Open for Business: Dine-in, takeout & delivery available.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Princeton, NJ serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2022

Treat your loved one with an elevated, prix fixe experience. Enjoy world-class hospitality with a romantic meal for two for $150, available all week. Join us February 11 - 20 and enjoy Ruth's Chris on your time. Celebrating at home? View our holiday takeout offers online at order.ruthschris.com.

What 2183 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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Romeo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

service and food was absolutely terrific !!!!!!!!

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vipMattP
Philadelphia
267 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our meal was excellent my filet was perfectly prepared. The wife loved the garlic sea bass. As usual the lobster mac & cheese was awesome. The artichoke dip was tasty and the wedge salad although different then usual was good. Our server Ed was very nice and treated us well. We had requested a booth but didn't get one.

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MatthewF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Very slow service. Took 45 minutes to get our first drink. We were also seated in the side room with no ambiance. Sides and apps were good but steaks were underwhelming.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded 3 days ago

We are very sorry to hear that your experience was less than satisfactory. Your comments will be shared with the rest of the team.

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Princeton
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Service is terrific.

Food is definitely going down hill. The steak quality was not what it used to be and everything (especially mashed potatoes) swimming in butter… and not in a good way.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

It was nice that they put birthday confetti
Lobster Mack and cheese great
Stuffed mushrooms great
Spicy shrimp great
Mash potato no flavor kinda tasted like nuts
Sloppy piece of filet piece and over cooked
Waiter was horrible lack of attentiveness

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on January 16, 2022

Thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality and what you describe is not consistent with our standards. We will work hard to improve and appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

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vipDianeB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening celebrating my BIL bday. Great drinks🍷🥃 awesome food and outstanding service. Very pricey but it was worth it ❤️

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LindaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

All food was delicious and temperature appropriate. Steaks were cooked to perfections and seasoned wonderfully. Crab cakes were hand-made and loaded with crabmeat. Desserts were well-proportioned and a perfect finish to a perfect meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The restaurant was empty. Yet we waited forever for our food. The waitstaff was nonexistent. They didn’t seem to communicate amongst themselves as we had to repeat our orders. When it came time for dessert, they brought out the cake and bread pudding. With no birthday candle which was requested. With no cutlery or the coffee we ordered. Just sitting there looking at our desserts for a full 10min without our waitstaff checking to see what was going on. I have eaten at Ruth’s Chris plenty of times and never had this terrible of a service experience. Food was good but poor service made the entire experience awful.

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CNick
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

My steak (cowboy rib steak) was tough and hardly edible…just awful. management was understanding and gracious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely evening out with the family. The service, attentiveness and kindness that our server Dennis showed made the night better. I will definitely request him when we return.

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Mike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal, and quiet enough to have a conversation.

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vipPatrikT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Filet mignon with blue cheese crust was outstanding. The sides were also great - garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Creme brulee wasn't as good as expected but the cheesecake was excellent.

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AdamP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was on point. Steaks were perfect. Service was a bit slower than usual, but must attribute that to Holiday and/or short staff due to Covid Omicrom.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating loved everything!!

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BobA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We went there for the steak, and they blew us away. My 11-oz fillet was perfectly med-rare and my son's was perfectly medium. Even the Daou cab complemented the steak well. The ambience was rather old and stuffy but we didn't go there for that. In my opinion, the food doesn't justify the price point even if New Year's Eve dinner might make for a good excuse. At least now we can say that we've been to Ruth's Chris: Don't leave home without your credit card. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was good. Service was professional and personable. Dinner service took a little long (sat us late (had a hard time turning the first seating)), and then took about 3 hrs once seated. We ordered a seafood app, split salad, and then steak. They rushed the salad course; brought it out while we still had the seafood course. But then had about a 1 hr gap between the salad and the main course. They just could have spaced it better. We’d go back but small things are why I wouldn’t give it 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

We were a party of 5 for my son’s birthday. On Thursday evening.
I asked when the restaurant confirmed the 5:00 pm reservation how they were staffed and if they had any large parties as that typically impacts the service in that location. Despite being assured they were staffed, they were not. Our water tried his best, but he had too many tables and no assistance. It looked like only 1 or 2 food runners for entire restaurant.
We were held waiting a few moments for a 5:00 pm reservation. We were seated and 25 minutes passed before we received even water service and a full hour elapsed before we had anything other than bread. Calamari and Caesar salad were wonderful.
The steaks were ok, medium rare slightly underdone as usual unfortunately, my wife’s medium ordered as such to avoid purple, was unfortunately woefully over cooked.
The creamed spinach was cold and inedible. Water glasses sat empty through the meal and had to ask for them to be refreshed.
The birthday cheesecake is a nice gesture. Other Desserts were good, but brought a 3 hour 45 minute odyssey to conclusion. Good thing we had settled for a 5:00 pm reservation!
I feel diners want to be understanding “in these times”, but restaurants do have an obligation, especially at over $100 per person, to accept reservations with a realistic eye toward providing an expected dining experience and level of service. I do not feel Ruth’s Chris in Princeton Forrestal is providing the requisite level of service for the money.
I will be hesitant to return with my family and friends.

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vipDavidD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Service was very slow. Food was better than average but it should be superior for the price. Restaurant needs a facelift.

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Nicole
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner on Christmas Day

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vipJACQ47
Atlantic City
54 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Not as good as it once was. ☹️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great including our server Jason!

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Sandy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas dinner. All good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My husband and I went for Christmas dinner. The food as always was delicious. All of the staff was polite and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas as always!

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vipPatrickM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy Ruth's Chris. Excellent Ribeye, Service, and professionalism at all levels!

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TomB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was great. He unobtrusively kept an eye on our progress and brought the next food at the right time. Very nice food especially the Caesar salad and the Brussels sprouts.

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MaryD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time on Christmas day. The service was excellent. The food was delicious.

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Nick
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We’ve been coming to this establishment for Christmas Eve to celebrate a family friends birthday year after year because we always know what to expect! The only issues I have is my veal Osso bucco raviolis never come out hot. For some reason they are always served warm….if they weren’t so amazingly delicious I’d complain to the server! Lol. My steak was over cooked to the extent that I couldn’t eat it but didn’t request a new one knowing everyone else would have been finished before another Filet came out so I ate my child’s chicken fingers! My biggest complaint of the night was not being able to make a reservation for next Christmas Eve while I was there. If there’s anything you can do to help me with that I would greatly appreciate it.

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susannea
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

had a reservation table wasn't ready had to wait a very long time in the bar and no service there for a drink either......entire experience took way too long. Food very mediocre

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on December 25, 2021

So sorry we did not meet your expectations. Your feedback has been relayed to our team.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Been coming here for 15 years now. They have truly had a sparkle in their eyes and service. Food has always been on point. The sizzle in the steaks is the sound that gets me excited. Service by the staff is amazing. One thing I I have noticed that may have changed a bit is their initial greeting and check in process. Before I used to be welcomed personally and people remembered you for your continued patronage. Lately, it’s just a check in process with absolutely no personal attention and enthusiasm. I used to love that personal service which unfortunately I do not see anymore. The wait staff do remember you if you have the option of getting them in repeat visits. They work really hard and the food quality is always exceptional.

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vipRicky
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service, delicious food; you cannot go wrong with this restaurant. Perfect sear and cook on both steaks, a cowboy ribeye, and T-bone. I can’t wait to go back already

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vipMicheleH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I have been a long time customer of Ruth’s Chris and for the most part have always had positive experiences however this evening was disappointing. When attempting to order the filet mignon we were told they ran out of their standard size filet (11oz) yet they don’t open until 4:30 and our reservation was at 6:15. You are a steakhouse and don’t have filet at 6:15? Didn’t make much sense to me. Garlic mashed (which are our favorite) were hard and over cooked. Tonight was “ehhh”. Disappointed.

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viptravler153
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Didn’t have the regular filet that I ordered. They only had the petite filet. No mention of my wife’s birthday that I had put on the reservation.

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Aleeze
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration for my nephew!! Our server was excellent and the food was outstanding!! Perfect way to celebrate

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FrankY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As per usual, the staff the food and the atmosphere all met our expectations. We had a very nice time.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hi Disappointing, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback.Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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GeraldS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our office Holiday lunch at Ruth's. The service was very good as was the food.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on December 18, 2021

Glad to learn your experience was a positive one. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DanC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Not bad, though the aura and atmosphere seemed more "business-like", perhaps because of the commercial-looking location and immediate surrounding location/ area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience5

I’ve been here many times but this time of felt like they were overly concerned with a large party in the back. Our assistant waiter was absolutely amazing. But it was not quite up to par with the previous experiences I’ve had here.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on December 17, 2021

We apologize for not meeting your expectations, but appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Your remarks will be shared with the team.

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Genesis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve enjoyed dining here on several occasions. Matt, the manager and his staff provide an excellent experience, well worth returning for.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hi Genesis, thanks for the great review. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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