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History of Ruths Chris Steak House

Ruth Ann Udstad was born in New Orleans. An extremely bright child, she attended LSU at the age of 15 and majored in Chemistry and Physics. In 1965 she was a divorced mother who needed income to support her young boys, so she purchased a restaurant on the corner of Broad and Ursuline in New Orleans called Chris Steak House for $18,000.

Right after the purchase, hurricane Betsy hit New Orleans hard, and electricity was lost in the restaurant. Rather than have all the food spoil, Ruth Ann cooked all the meat and took it to Plaquemines Parrish where her brother lived to help the hurricane relief effort.

By 1970 the restaurant was doing well when a kitchen fire destroyed it. She purchased another building a few blocks away on Broad Street and opened Ruths Chris Steak House. She had to change the name because the contract with the original owner stipulated that she could not use the name Chris Steak house in another location. Some things that may seem unlucky are blessings in disguise.

By 1976 a business owner finally convinced Ruth to let him open a franchise of Ruths Chris Steak House in Baton Rouge. One year later she allowed other family members to open franchises of the now famous restaurant. By 1985 there were Ruths Chris Steak House restaurants around the United States and even overseas, and in 1992 Ruth was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year.

Forty-five years later, Ruth Chris Steak House is known as the premier steak house around the globe. There are 120 restaurants in just about every major city, as well as in Aruba, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Puerto Rico, and the United Arab Emirates.

Ruth Chris Steak House Menu

What is the restaurant known for? It is known for some of the best steaks that are sold in restaurants. The Filet is a tender cut of corn-fed beef from the Midwest. A Petite Filet is also available. The Ribeye is USDA prime that is marbled for flavor and is juicy and delicious. Cowboy Ribeye is a bone-in version of the Ribeye. New York Strip steak is full-bodied and slightly firmer than the Ribeye.

Ruth Chris Steak House

The steaks are seared to 1800 degrees and bought to the table topped with fresh butter and sizzling. It is a treat for the eyes, ears, nose, and taste buds.

Though Ruths Chris Steak House is well known for the juicy steaks, it also has other delicious entrees.

  • Barbeque Shrimp – shrimp reduced in white wine, butter, garlic, and spices and served on mashed potatoes.
  • Petite Filet and Shrimp – a surf and turf combination
  • Lamb Chops – three extra thick chops served with mint
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast – tender breast of free-range chicken stuffed with garlic herb cheese and served with lemon butter
  • Lobster – a whole Maine lobster weighing from 2.5 to 5 pounds
  • Cold Water Lobster Tail – served with drizzling butter and lemon
  • Market Seafood Selection – the fresh fish of the day
  • Personalized Potato and Vegetable Selection – a dish available for vegetarians

The restaurant also serves appetizers, soups, salads, and sides. Banana cream pie, apple crumb tarts, bread pudding with whiskey sauce, cheesecake, crème brulee, fresh berries with sweet cream sauce, and ice cream and sorbets grace the dessert menu.

Ruths Chris Steak House is open for lunch with great menu items, including a Louisiana Seafood Gumbo and Lobster Bisque.

Restaurant menu items may differ by location. The best way to see what great foods are available is to access the main Ruths Chris Steak House website and enter a zip code. Restaurants closest to that zip code will display menus.

Ruths Chris Steak House Coupons

By joining the Ruths Chris Steak House mailing list you can receive discounts and coupons when they are offered. The best way to get coupons is to go on the local Ruths Chris Steak House web page and see what specials and discounts are being offered. For example, one location has a ten percent discount on food items as a part of the advertisement for the local community of stores where the restaurant is located.

Checking coupon web sites will turn up a few coupons. One for a free appetizer and another for a three-course meal for $39.95. The three-course meal deal is also available on Ruths Chris Steak House website. It states on the web site that prices for that promotion may vary in different locations, so call the selected restaurant in advance to see if that price applies.

Check all coupons carefully for expiration dates. One promotion for gift cards gave 10 percent bonus cards for every $250 spent in gift cards. Many web sites state that they have discount coupons for Ruths Chris Steak House, but not too many seem to be currently available.

Why Choose Ruth's?

Ruths Chris Steak House is an upscale dining facility. Due to the competition in the restaurant industry, they may have coupons available in various publication and circulars, especially for local restaurants as they are franchises. Sometimes calling the local restaurant and asking about discounts and specials is a good way to find out what is going on.

When choosing to dine at a Ruths Chris Steak House, it is good to have a reservation. Reservations can be made by calling or on the restaurant web site. Private dining for parties is available, as well as catering for special events.

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