Our DAT experience at Ruth Chris' Steakhouse
We went here Saturday night - the food was mostly good (we ordered the Porterhouse for two off the DAT menu, as well as the carpaccio off the regular menu) although it got off to a not-so-good start.
Our reservation was at 5:30pm; we entered the restaurant a few minutes early. After waiting about 5 minutes, our party of 2 was escorted into the largest dining area - to the table right next to the restrooms! I asked, in disbelief since the restaurant was only 1/3 full at that early hour, if this was the only table they had. The host asked me "Did you make a special request?" No, but I would have, if I had known you'd lead me to this table! He then escorted us to another table in one of the smaller dining rooms.
Thank goodness the rest of the service was great that evening. I still think it was very odd that he led us directly to that table.
re: Civil Bear
Steak House Salad - Iceberg, Arugula and baby lettuces with cherry tomatoes, garlic croutons and red onions.
12 oz. Ribeye - An outstanding example of USDA Prime at its best. Well marbled for peak flavor, deliciously juicy.
6 oz. Filet - The most tender cut of corn-fed Midwestern beef.
Stuffed Chicken Breast - Oven roasted free-range chicken breast stuffed with garlic herb cheese and served with lemon butter.
Key Lime Pie
We overheard another waiter saying that the Porterhouse for 2 (usually $81) could be substituted for a party of 2 (still getting the salad and side dishes). Seemed like a good deal; the filet portion was very tender, and the strip portion was flavorful.
Yes, it was unpublished. We only lucked on it because I overheard another server (not ours) describing it a couple of tables away. When our server arrived, I waited for her to describe the porterhouse option, but she didn't, so I mentioned it to her. She went to check on it, and said yep, it's a DAT option.
My coworked arrived half an hour later with her family, and I mentioned the porterhouse special to her. Good thing, since her server apparently didn't know about it either!