Friday, March 19, 2010

Foodie Friday #17 - Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

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Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Locations Nationwide
Price: $$$$$$ (that means over $100 for 2 people)

Taste: * * * * *
S&A: * * * * *
Value: * * *

As I mentioned last week, for our anniversary we went out to dinner and breakfast. During the last year, we were gifted with 2 generous gift cards to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Neither of us had ever been, so we thought we'd give it a try. At Ruth's Chris, you order each part of your meal separately. Generally, you would order your own meat, and maybe one side each. The sides come "family sized" and are meant to be shared. However, they're running a winter deal right now for either $39.95 or $49.95 (depending on your meat). It's a limited menu that comes with a soup or salad, meat choice, personal side choice, and dessert. Jake and I both ordered off this menu.

I started with the Caesar Salad. It came with Romano cheese on top and it was very tasty. Jake got the Seafood Gumbo. It was light and flavorful, but we both liked the salad better.

For my meal, I ordered the filet. It was tender and juicy and thick and peppery and absolutely delicious. Jake got the ribeye and it was spectacular. While my filet was the best piece of meat I had ever tasted, Jake's was even better.

The only thing negative thing I have to say about the evening is our side dishes. I thought both were lacking. If we were ordering off the main menu, I think we both would have chosen different things, but from our choices, we ordered the mashed potatoes and the corn pudding. I didn't think either were anything special, and I personally like my corn pudding better.

As an added bonus for the night, since it was our anniversary, we were treated to a complimentary dessert to share. Since our dinners came with a dessert (mini carrot cakes and chocolate mousses), we had those wrapped to go, and shared the most creamy delicious creme brulee. It had a super thin crispy layer on top and was divine.

One tip I have for you is to only order as much meat as you can eat while at the restaurant (well, order slightly more than you think you'll want cause it's really yummy). But it's a million times better eating it fresh than it is trying to warm it up again as leftovers. Seriously, a million. And go for a special occasion to take advantage of the free dessert!

Overall Rating: 4½ Stars


onehm said...

It's been quite a few years since we went to Ruth's Chris, but honestly, it's still the one restaurant that we talk about with that "one day" idea...because it's THAT GOOD. And if I have cash like that to spend on a meal again one BET I will be heading that way. BEST MEAT EVER.

Awesome that you got a free dessert too! :)

Happy Anniversary!

Emily said...

I've eaten there once also and it was delish.