When Michaelangelo began creating "David" he started with the finest hunk of marble he could find. So it is with steaks at Ruth's Chris Steak House, one of the largest upscale steak house companies with 120 locations worldwide.
The idea is that when you begin with an excellent cut of beef, it needs very little to turn out a masterpiece. The steaks, meticulously selected and aged for tenderness, are cut thick to retain juiciness, seared precisely at 1800 degrees and seasoned with a dash of salt, black pepper, a bit of parsley and crowned with fresh butter that sizzles upon arrival to your table.
Your dilemma is whether to order the popular Ruth's Chris Filet, the tasty and tender Ribeye, the firm New York Strip, the extra flavorful T-Bone or the hefty Porterhouse for two (only in Chicago could a couple lingering over a shared 40oz Porterhouse be considered the utmost in romance!)
Originated and headquartered in New Orleans, Ruth's Chris Steak House Chicago replicates the gracious yet entertaining attitude of a great Crescent City restaurant - the waitstaff is affable and proficient, the atmosphere is jovial and you'll see some of New Orleans on the menu - appetizers like barbequed shrimp and shrimp Remoulade; special sides like Lyonnaise potatoes, sautéed with onions; or a traditional bread pudding with whiskey sauce dessert.
All the steakhouse faves are here, too from a lettuce wedge dripping in bleu cheese dressing to classic creamed spinach. Other possibilities include the fresh daily seafood selections or go vegetarian by chossing three side items such as grilled mushrooms, various preparations of spuds and vegetables.
Drinks, from Napa's best Cabernet to 25-year-old Macallan single malt scotch, are top notch and you can chose from the lighter bar menu or order anything from the full menu to enjoy barside while watching a game on the plasma.
The Chicago and South Barrington locations offer a weekday Happy Hour when food and drinks cost $7. Choose a Prime burger with fries, sliders, steak sandwich, spicy lobster and more.
Why Ruth's Chris in a meat loving town like Chicago? A flawless steak experience is guaranteed.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
431 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610