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Feb 10, 2011 12:16 PM

What's the best steak at Ruth's Chris?

I know, I know, but my husband really wants to go there. So, I have to know - what's the best thing to order there (besides butter). Would it be the cowboy ribeye? Or the porterhouse for two? I'm guessing it's one of those two....If we ordered the cowboy ribeye, we'd probably also get a petit filet.

And are any of the cocktails particularly good? Salads? Sides? I have to say, the chopped salad looked pretty good off their menu...

Thanks for your thoughts!

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  1. Forget the filet.
    Seems like it's their feature steak from all the advertisements. I ordered it last time and it was rather tasteless.
    Get the ribeye(s)...bone in or no bone.

    Good point about the butter...ask for it without the butter and maybe ask if you can have it on the side if you really want it.

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    1. re: monku

      I had the ribeye last time I was there. It was ordinary, as was the creamed spinach; nothing exceptional. The sizzle and taste of the melted butter is what gives it a slight edge.

    2. There really is no "best". Do you prefer a lean, tender steak or a fatty, flavorful steak? Makes all the difference in the world.

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      1. re: invinotheresverde

        Au contraire, I believe the consensus is that it's all about the rib-eye. I get what you're saying, but some steakhouses just do a better job with some cuts that others. For instance, Capitol Grille does an amazing porterhouse and that's what I'd get if I was going there.

        1. re: Raids

          They may do an amazing X, but it stinks if you only like Y.

          On a food board, I'd be surprised if the Rib Eye wasn't the most beloved steak. It has the most flavor.

          Interesting about the CG. I'm almost positive that Porterhouse is Choice, not Prime.

          1. re: invinotheresverde

            I've read here that all the steaks at Capitol Grille are choice, and not prime, but that unlike Ruth's Chris they are dry-aged. Maybe the process does more for a porterhouse than a rib-eye, I really couldn't say. But I have a friend who is an expert in all things meat and will ask him and report back.

      2. The ribeye, great flavor, which a fillet lacks, and their onion rings are killer.

        1. I had a delicious ribeye last time I was there. I usually order the filet and I enjoyed the ribeye a lot more. Normally, I love the creamed spinach but it fell flat on our last visit. It was watery and just kind of bland.

          1. I love the cowboy ribeye. Also the cream spinach and you have to try the sweet potato casserole. It's awesome.