Steaks in South Bend, In, and Ruth's Chris
I got a gift certificate to visit Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, so I thought I'd see if people here have tried the place and what they think is most excellent there.
More generally, because I don't eat at expensive restaurants more than two or three times a year--and only that when my workplace is paying--I wonder what people think about how a Ruth's Chris steak night compares to other steak places in the area? Like many of you, I'm a serious home cook, so I cook my own steaks and am very satisfied. The only steakhouse I've tried in the South Bend area was Eddie's Steak Shed (in the suburb Granger), which was terrific. When I try Ruth's, Eddie's will be my only point of local comparison. What do others here think about South Bend steaks/beef?
I have dined at the Ruth's Chris in Boston and in Washington, DC. At the DC one, I had their price fixe menu, and chose the crab cakes. They were delicious! Basically, they were crab and a little celery, and seasoning. I've had the ribeye and filet mignon, and found them both to be quite tender, and very tasty.