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Posted: 1/8/2005 5:51:51 PM EDT
Last night...Ruth's Chris in Sarasota...Filet, rare, with extra butter...plus the usual trimmings and a bottle of Jack London Cabernet...mmmmm...I always leave Ruth's Chris feeling really satisfied...just thought I'd share that with y'all...
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:53:13 PM EDT
My cousin called asking for steak suggestions today.

I never been to a Ruth Chris, too pricey.

Im going to the japanese steakhouse tomrrow
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:54:15 PM EDT
Ruth's Chris.

Highly recommended.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:55:54 PM EDT
I gotta do a Ruth's Chris sometime.

Whats the damages for dinner for two??

Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:56:52 PM EDT
Without drinks, $100.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:59:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By garandman:
I gotta do a Ruth's Chris sometime.

Whats the damages for dinner for two??





If you plan to have drinks, appetizers, and dessert...plan for $200 minimum.

Morton's steakhouse is another great place.
Another chain that is much cheaper but pretty good as well is KC Prime

We have 3 Ruth's Chris steakhouses in this area...and the owner opened up a high end creole place in town that specializes in...yep...steak.....and it was about the best I ever had!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:17:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macro:

Originally Posted By garandman:
I gotta do a Ruth's Chris sometime.

Whats the damages for dinner for two??





If you plan to have drinks, appetizers, and dessert...plan for $200 minimum.

Morton's steakhouse is another great place.
Another chain that is much cheaper but pretty good as well is KC Prime

We have 3 Ruth's Chris steakhouses in this area...and the owner opened up a high end creole place in town that specializes in...yep...steak.....and it was about the best I ever had!


OMG That is a lot of money!

I haven't seen any of those steak places here in the Los Angeles area.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:20:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:

Originally Posted By macro:

Originally Posted By garandman:
I gotta do a Ruth's Chris sometime.

Whats the damages for dinner for two??





If you plan to have drinks, appetizers, and dessert...plan for $200 minimum.

Morton's steakhouse is another great place.
Another chain that is much cheaper but pretty good as well is KC Prime

We have 3 Ruth's Chris steakhouses in this area...and the owner opened up a high end creole place in town that specializes in...yep...steak.....and it was about the best I ever had!


OMG That is a lot of money!

I haven't seen any of those steak places here in the Los Angeles area.





On the cheap, you can get a filet, and a side order, and just have soft drinks...that might keep it around $115 for two. If you start getting the salads, the side orders, and the desserts...it gets real pricey real quick. Everything comes ala carte, so you gotta buy everything seperately...and that is where they get you. Its a good steak...but once a year is about all i can afford
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:21:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:
I always leave Ruth's Chris feeling really satisfied...just thought I'd share that with y'all...




You sadistic bastard!

DAMN! I wish there was one near here!

Best steaks and mashed potatoes on the planet....
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:22:08 PM EDT
The stuart andersons black angus place was good in my opinion, but there isnt one anywhere withing a few states from here.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:22:31 PM EDT
I much prefer Mortons to Ruth's Chris

Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:23:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macro:

Originally Posted By garandman:
I gotta do a Ruth's Chris sometime.

Whats the damages for dinner for two??





If you plan to have drinks, appetizers, and dessert...plan for $200 minimum.



Uh....... No.

Close, but more like $120. It also depends on what drinks you pick.

I didn't spend $200 with three of us eating like pigs, WITH drinks and tip.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:25:50 PM EDT
Somebody told me at Ruth's Chris  if you're smaller than Shaquille Oneal you should plan on splitting the sides (spuds, et c.) with somebody else, because they're far too big for one person. Is that true?

Oh, and Taxman: your absurdly expensive dinner on me is still waiting when you're ready to come down, meet the wife & kids, and see for yourself whether there really is a meal for 2 worth $200+.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:27:38 PM EDT
Charlie's on I drive in Orlando. Half the price.
If you're in Lakeland try the Texas Cattle Co. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:29:27 PM EDT
Ok, my wife and I spent $172.80 last month at Ruth's Chris.

IIRC, we had one appetizer, two sides, two steaks, one dessert, and one medium priced bottle of wine, plus a tip of about 20%
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:32:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 6:32:45 PM EDT by SANGUINE]
Ruth's Chris in Taipei, eat there in 98'. It is right above a McDonalds.


In AZ Fleming's is the bomb.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:33:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
I much prefer Mortons to Ruth's Chris




I've tried both...Ruth's Chris is much better, IMHO...
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:34:13 PM EDT
Peanut butter sammich.  Less than a buck.  
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:35:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:
Last night...Ruth's Chris in Sarasota...Filet, rare, with extra butter...plus the usual trimmings and a bottle of Jack London Cabernet...mmmmm...I always leave Ruth's Chris feeling really satisfied...just thought I'd share that with y'all...



what a coincidence... I got my parents gift certificates for the same Ruth's Chris in SRQ.  I hope they enjoy it as much as you did!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:35:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Ok, my wife and I spent $172.80 last month at Ruth's Chris.

IIRC, we had one appetizer, two sides, two steaks, one dessert, and one medium priced bottle of wine, plus a tip of about 20%



That sounds about right...the total check for two usually runs $150-$200, depending on how expensive the bottle of wine is.  Worth every penny, IMHO...
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:36:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
The stuart andersons black angus place was good in my opinion, but there isnt one anywhere withing a few states from here.



Would that be Cattle Company?  I thought it was pretty gross the one time we went there.

One of the local Indian Casino's here has an all you can eat steak for $16.95 a head.  Pretty damn decent steak too, for the price...Yes, I said, all you can eat!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:37:28 PM EDT
Is this one of those places that requires a shirt *AND* shoes?



I bet you have to call ahead too, hmm?
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:38:29 PM EDT
Sounds GREAT!

We have a Ruths Chris right here in my city, and I have never been there.

Based on your review, I think I'll make a reservation for tomorrow night.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:39:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:
I always leave Ruth's Chris feeling really satisfied...just thought I'd share that with y'all...




You sadistic bastard!

DAMN! I wish there was one near here!

Best steaks and mashed potatoes on the planet....



There's one in Greensboro and one in Cary...either one of those near you???
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:40:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
Sounds GREAT!

We have a Ruths Chris right here in my city, and I have never been there.

Based on your review, I think I'll make a reservation for tomorrow night.

Thanks!



You won't be disappointed...
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:40:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 6:45:09 PM EDT by nightstalker]
www.flemingssteakhouse.com/

These guys do the 1600º broiling too.  Fleming is the F in P.F. Chang's, a fairly popular chain eatery.  Fleming said he wanted to serve a gap between dinner houses and high-priced steak houses like Morton's and Ruth's Chris.

$45 per person tax and tip average....

Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:40:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:

I haven't seen any of those steak places here in the Los Angeles area.



How could you miss them? :

Ruth Chris 224 South Beverly Dr, between Olympic and Wilshire Blvds, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 · 310-859-8744

Lawry's, The Prime Rib 100 N. La Cienega Blvd.
                           
Both are good but pricy.                        

Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:41:42 PM EDT
Don't fuck around with T-bones or the lobster or whatever, order the filet.  It's the whole reason to go there.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:42:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOA:

Originally Posted By warlord:

I haven't seen any of those steak places here in the Los Angeles area.



How could you miss them? :

Ruth Chris 224 South Beverly Dr, between Olympic and Wilshire Blvds, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 · 310-859-8744

Lawry's, The Prime Rib 100 N. La Cienega Blvd.
                           
Both are good but pricy.                        




+1  The very first Ruth's Chris I ever ate at was the one in Irvine...
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:43:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By topjimmy:
Don't fuck around with T-bones or the lobster or whatever, order the filet.  It's the whole reason to go there.



+1
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:49:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:52:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hawkeye:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
Somebody told me at Ruth's Chris  if you're smaller than Shaquille Oneal you should plan on splitting the sides (spuds, et c.) with somebody else, because they're far too big for one person. Is that true?

Oh, and Taxman: your absurdly expensive dinner on me is still waiting when you're ready to come down, meet the wife & kids, and see for yourself whether there really is a meal for 2 worth $200+.



You've never been to Ruth's Chris?? You pick the date, and we will go. Ruth's Chris is dang near Heaven on earth. My wife and I have been Ruth's Chris addicts for a long time.



No, I never have been there. Sounds like that ought to be our family (grownups) meet 'n' greet date. I'll get with Caldonia (that's my wife's name. Really.) and pick a weekend.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:53:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macro:

Originally Posted By garandman:
I gotta do a Ruth's Chris sometime.

Whats the damages for dinner for two??





If you plan to have drinks, appetizers, and dessert...plan for $200 minimum.

Morton's steakhouse is another great place.
Another chain that is much cheaper but pretty good as well is KC Prime

We have 3 Ruth's Chris steakhouses in this area...and the owner opened up a high end creole place in town that specializes in...yep...steak.....and it was about the best I ever had!



OMG !! That is like a nice Surefire Flashlight ...Way to much.....
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:58:50 PM EDT
Give me Texas Roadhouse's Hearty Cut Sirloin any day of the week.

I've been the Ruth's Chris quite a few times and I think Texas Roadhouse is better, more affordable, and just damn good. :)

But I do like Ruth's Chris.

Nothing comes close to a Texas Roadhouse Cowboy Tea, though. :)
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:02:01 PM EDT
Ruths Chris is fantastic.  Wife and I try to go for special occasions.

And for anyone in or around Dallas who wants a great steak and atmosphere, but wants something other than Ruths, try Pauls Porterhouse.  It is like a old hunting lodge, and Paul knows how to treat a customer.  Its on Composite at Walnut Hill.  Across from Old San Fransisco.  
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:02:14 PM EDT
Don't know a bout Ruths but a HUGE +1000 for Texas Roadhouse........

I like to kill myself on their Ribeyes.....

Dam you all for bringing up bad memories....I'm going to Bed !!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:03:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eton98:
Don't know a bout Ruths but a HUGE +1000 for Texas Roadhouse........

I like to kill myself on their Ribeyes.....

Dam you all for bringing up bad memories....I'm going to Bed !!




OMG! Ribeye, ribs, chicken, fish ... if Texas Roadhouse touches it ... it becomes heaven on earth.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:03:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hawkeye:
My wife and I have been Ruth's Chris addicts for a long time.



+1 You, too, eh???
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:06:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SANGUINE:
Ruth's Chris in Taipei, eat there in 98'. It is right above a McDonalds.


In AZ Fleming's is the bomb.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM............FLeming's is awsome..WAY better than Ruth's Chris
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:08:59 PM EDT
Texas Raodhouse is decent for the money, best place here is the japanese steakhouse they make a good filet, get out of there for under $20 too.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:15:13 PM EDT
I went to a Ruth's Chris when I was out of town once. Got darn near the cheapest steak they had, drank 1 beer and ate bread. I think that was it. $35.

An equal steak cooked (better) at home plus a premium beer and sides would have cost me less than $10.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:20:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
I much prefer Mortons to Ruth's Chris




I've tried both...Ruth's Chris is much better, IMHO...



I agree. The steaks are equals, but R.C.'s has Mortons beat in the "everything else" catagory.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:32:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalMan:
I went to a Ruth's Chris when I was out of town once. Got darn near the cheapest steak they had, drank 1 beer and ate bread. I think that was it. $35.

An equal steak cooked (better) at home plus a premium beer and sides would have cost me less than $10.



If you are even a half-assed cook, comparing restaurant prices to the price of home cooking will make you crazy, even at the lowest possible level. Eggs are ~$1.50 a dozen, bacon ~$2.75 a pound, and grits about $1.50 for 2 lbs (dry) at the grocery.

2 eggs:                               $.25

2 strips of bacon                    .275

Serving of grits                      .10 (MAX)
                                        _____________
                                           .625

So, the "special" at the cheapest diner in town consists of 63 cents worth of ingredients and costs what? $1.99? $2.99? $3.99? Do similar math on the 1/2 lb burger with fries at Friday's, Applebee's, or a similar chain. Dining out = getting buggered, at least on the cost of the ingredients. The best steak you can buy is maybe $9 a pound at the grocery store and who knows how many times that at a restaurant. And for pete's sake, if you don't want to have to dig your eyes out with a corkscrew, never order wine in a restaurant and then price the same bottle at even a carriage-trade liquor store.

IMO, with rare exceptions, when you eat out, you aren't paying for the food - at least not for the ingredients.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:48:29 PM EDT
Ruth's Chris has beat Mortons, Lawrys, and every other steakhouse I have been to for filets.  It's all ala carte so each side dish is way more food than one person can normally eat, plenty for two or three.  Without drinks it usually runs me $120 for two people with filets and several side dishes.

Another deal sealer for me is that the ones I frequent (in Las Vegas) offer cigars which you could actually light up and smoke inside.  I don't know if they still allow that, it's been a few years.  The ventilation was good so non-smokers weren't subjected to the smoke if they weren't in the smoking area (around the bar).

I was talking to the water boy who was putting himself through college.  He pulled down $30K - $40K a year.  He was going to get another job after schooling but decided if he could move onto being a waiter pulling down $60K-$80K a year, why bother?

Not necessarily my favorite place for a steak but best filets EVER!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:49:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:50:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:
I always leave Ruth's Chris feeling really satisfied...just thought I'd share that with y'all...




You sadistic bastard!

DAMN! I wish there was one near here!

Best steaks and mashed potatoes on the planet....



There's one in Greensboro and one in Cary...either one of those near you???



The Cary one will be!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:54:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By TacticalMan:
I went to a Ruth's Chris when I was out of town once. Got darn near the cheapest steak they had, drank 1 beer and ate bread. I think that was it. $35.

An equal steak cooked (better) at home plus a premium beer and sides would have cost me less than $10.



If you are even a half-assed cook, comparing restaurant prices to the price of home cooking will make you crazy, even at the lowest possible level.



Believe me, it does!

I know families who have filed bankruptcy because they can't cook and eat all their meals out!

Ruth's Chris = Good, but WAY overpriced.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 8:02:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOA:

Originally Posted By warlord:

I haven't seen any of those steak places here in the Los Angeles area.



How could you miss them? :

Ruth Chris 224 South Beverly Dr, between Olympic and Wilshire Blvds, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 · 310-859-8744

Lawry's, The Prime Rib 100 N. La Cienega Blvd.
                           
Both are good but pricy.


The ritzy areas of West L.A. are not the places I usually haunt.
I've been to Lawry's, it's pretty good, but the wait is ugh..... pretty long. The waiters serve you prime rib from a push cart. Good stuff.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 8:40:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By macro:

Originally Posted By garandman:
I gotta do a Ruth's Chris sometime.

Whats the damages for dinner for two??





If you plan to have drinks, appetizers, and dessert...plan for $200 minimum.



Uh....... No.

Close, but more like $120. It also depends on what drinks you pick.

I didn't spend $200 with three of us eating like pigs, WITH drinks and tip.



Might be different by you, but last two times I went, with tip, it came out to $100 per person......2 glasses of wine each, each person had a salad, a side dish, a steak, a dessert, and coffee. Granted we went overboard, but for me and two friends the bill was $300....that was Manhattan though....prices may be higher.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 8:47:02 PM EDT
The problem is that everything is ala carte.  You want a potato?  Cha Ching.  Salad? Cha Ching.  Noting comes together.  Now the potato is the size of a mans head and you get a huge bowl of salad.  But I usually dont go unless the drug rep is taking me. Then its a contest to see how high the bill can go.  $1500 for 5 of us.  You guys wonder why your medicines are so expensive.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 10:29:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
The problem is that everything is ala carte.  You want a potato?  Cha Ching.  Salad? Cha Ching.  Noting comes together.  Now the potato is the size of a mans head and you get a huge bowl of salad.  But I usually dont go unless the drug rep is taking me. Then its a contest to see how high the bill can go.  $1500 for 5 of us.  You guys wonder why your medicines are so expensive.



Ah, yes...free dinner with the sales reps...been there, done that...ya gotta love it!
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