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My first time .... I'm headed to the Woodland hills location. what to order? Just do the Filet and be done with it? what are the must have sides?

Had to edit to spell it correctly....

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  1. Its actually Ruth's Chris, so you might do a search under that spelling.

    by all means Order a steak. I'm not a huge filet guy (i prefer more flavorful, less tender) so I get the strip or the ribeye. The sides are really solid...Au Gratin potatoes are killer, creamed spinach is very very good.

    Its one of the few chains that I really like.

    1. How do you like your steaks? Filets are best for medium rare or rare, while fattier cuts like rib eye are best for medium and above. Creamed spinach is OK and house salad is OK, but avoid their potato sides which are not good

      1. I'm neither rich nor a steak eater, so this is not a restaurant that I was choose to dine at by myself. A co-worker treated several of us to dinner at the Beverly Hills branch. I thoroughly enjoyed the petite filet and the broccoli with cheddar. The steak is cooked at 1800 degrees, so it doesn't take long and it doesn't dry out.

        The service was excellent and the ambience was just fine.

        1. Filet is very good. I ask them for no butter. If you don't, they will put a bunch of butter on the plate. I like the shrimp and petit filet. I think they give you two petit filets and some shrimps. The shrimps are very yummy. I also like the asparagus for the sides, and I love their French Onion Soup (if you like that).

          1. I love the WH Ruth's Chris. I always start with a martini and an order of BBQ shrimp (or two) for the table (which is really more like a scampi--delicious!). Then I will split a small Ruth's Chopped Salad with someone. My entree is always a filet cooked medium, (it's not much more money than the petite, and then I have enough to take home for lunch the next day). For sides, which are enough to share, I get the asparagus with hollandaise sauce and either the sweet potato casserole (fabulous), mashed potatoes, potatoes au gratin, or shoestring fries. If I go with my family and there are 4 or 5 of us, we usually add creamed spinach and a second potato dish. I wind up with a food hangover, but it's so worth it! Let me know how your dinner is.

            1. I have only been to the Beverly Hills location -- I order the filet without butter and on a cold plate. But, that's just my personal preference. It's delicious. I'm not the one to ask about sides because I always like a plain steamed vegetable with nothing on it, and I'll split a baked potatoe, dry, with any one interested. Enjoy!!

              1. I really liked their Au Gratin potatoes. I have heard that their creamed spinach is really good also. They also have very good salads. I have also had their asparagus and I really liked that.
                It was my first time going there and I asked for my steak without butter but the next time I would probably try it with. When other plates went by my table with the butter on the steak...it smelled soooo good! Ruth's Chris has good food. For 2 of us we spent about $180, but that included a few drinks.

                1. I love their lobster personally. If you do eat steak and don't like the buttered sizzling plate concept, be sure to say no to that automatic inclusion.

                  The stuffed mushrooms, wedge salad, broccoli head (they cook it perfectly well done to my liking when I ask, and that gets an A in my book), and the sweet potatos andcottage potatoes are unique. To me the au gratins are just overly creamy and not really "flavored," per se.

                  I genuinely enjoy this place for a special occasion or any occasion, because as a professed health nut, I can get good clean food my way.

                  1. I love their strip, and also really enjoy the sweet potato casserole. Note that the sweet potatoes are quite sweet - very dessert like. But great! I like the creamed spinach, but be aware that it is pretty salty (and made from frozen spinach).

                    1. Ok well we arrived at 4:30 (The perfect time on a Sunday!) very few people were there, the hostess was the only one with even a hint of snooty attitude, everyone else including the busboys were very friendly. I ordered a Mojito (WONDERFUL!) and we had the lobster bisque, very rich and also very very good.
                      So I decided on flavor over tenderness and went with the bone in rib eye medium rare we also had the sweet potato casserole and the potato au gratin both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. The steak was perfectly prepared and lightly seasoned, I had it with the sizzling butter and although I can see how it might bother some people, I actually liked it. The desserts were also top notch the cheesecake and crème brûlée were both homemade and delicious. We got out of there for about $270 including tax and tip. Well worth it. Overall I can see why Ruth's Chris is loved by some and given a... meh by others... but I have to say I dug it.

                      Thanks for all the advice/suggestions.

                      5 Replies
                      1. re: wizardx

                        Was that $270 for 2?

                        1. re: Griller141

                          ive only been to the pasadena location, but the food was very ordinary, the ribeye wasnt much better then something you could get at outback, and the service felt very "forced" like they were only trying (barely) because you were spedning a good amount of money. better off going to another chain like flemings where i've been to 4 different locations and each one was top notch at least for a chain

                          1. re: AGENT FOODIE

                            Wow, you must have really had a bad steak. There is no way that the quality of steak compares with outback. No way. The cuts are not as good, and the sear is nowhere close. I would give them another try sometime. Never been to a flemings. BTW, best steak I've ever had....801 chop house des moines IA

                            1. re: AGENT FOODIE

                              I think the one in Pasadena is by far the worse. I went to both the Woodland Hills and Pasadena, and food and servicewise, the Woodland Hills one is way better.

                            2. re: Griller141

                              $270 for three..not too bad...

                          2. I have been to the Pasadena location and felt that it did not live up to epxectations. While definitely better than Outback - please!!, it seemed ordinary at best. Would not return any time soon.