Okay, so last night I finally got to Ruth Chris for dinner. Last week I was feeling so horrible that I could not go. I am so glad that I waited and did not try to go last week.
When you pull up to the restaurant you notice that you are in a rather industrial area, lots of businesses and office buildings. They offer complementary valet service for your car, which actually was nice.
When you walk in to let them know that you are here, they have a coat room to the left complete with a person standing there to check your coat if you wish. After you give them your name they tell you that you are all checked in and if you want you can wait in the bar.
When they seat you, your sever comes over to ask if you are _____ party. All night long they call you by name. It is a total experience. The dining room has the feeling of being in a very high end restaurant. Like the ones you see on TV and in movies.
The menu is all al a carte. Meaning everything is separate, there are no no complete dinners. There are many choices of fall kinds of things: steaks, chicken, seafood.
I got the New York Strip steak with a loaded baked potato and garlic green beans. I also got a steak house salad. The salad was so good. Very fresh ingredients and the croutons were hand made. The dressing was very good too. My steak was medium rare and cooked perfectly. My potato weighed at least a pound and was soo good. The green beans were so perfect!
Doug got a chopped salad to start with and it actually came as a molded salad, which I have never ever seen before. He got the cowboy rib eye as his steak and it was huge! He got potatoes lynese, which is sautéed potatoes with onions. He got creamed spinach for a vegetable, which was good I had a bite.
We do have leftovers and I will show you mine. For dessert we both had crème brulee, OMG this stuff is EVIL. I would go back just for that honestly.
I enjoyed it, but high end is just not me. Not really. It is someplace that we would go to for special occasions but not like once a month. This older couple that was at the table next to us, are there weekly. After seeing how easy it was to spend over $100 on dinner I can not imagine being there weekly!