Before this January’s Restaurant Week ends, I wanted to share just one more restaurant for you to consider, especially if you love steak: Ruth’s Chris. S and I have been wanting to try it for a while, especially since some of our friends claim that it’s their favorite steak in San Diego. We’ve tried The Butcher Shop and Donovan’s and enjoyed our experiences there, but we’re always up for trying new steak places, hehe. So, when our friends asked if we wanted to go to Ruth’s Chris for RW, we jumped onboard immediately.
There are two Ruth’s Chris locations in San Diego: Del Mar and downtown, on Harbor Dr. We were in the downtown location. Parking options were a bit scarce… valet was $6, but I think you could also park farther down by the adjacent hotel. Not sure; we forked over $6 for convenience.
The restaurant is quite nice; the dining area is actually all upstairs, so that guests could get a better view of the ocean I suppose. The day we went, it was already pretty dark, and we weren’t seated by the window, so there wasn’t much of a view unfortunately. The dining room was super busy and lively – I actually like the busy atmosphere, even though it was a bit dim for my liking (hence, all the pictures are going to look a bit weird/off).
We got a couple loaves of warm bread and butter to start. Nothing spectacular about the bread, but I had a slice since I was pretty hungry, haha.
The Restaurant Week menu is quite generous, since they offer both a Petite Filet and a 12 oz. Ribeye (in addition to roasted chicken and Atlantic salmon) for the entrée. The regular menu is also available during RW.
For my appetizer, I chose the Shrimp Cocktail, and S chose the Seared Ahi Tuna. I believe everyone at our table picked either one of these, haha.
(Oh man, sorry about the quality of the photos. As I mentioned, the lighting here isn’t the best…)
I really loved the jumbo shrimp, which was perfectly cooked and dressed lightly with a mixture of tartar and cocktail sauce. S wouldn’t have any of the shrimp, but he was nice enough to share a piece of the ahi tuna with me, which was pretty tasty as well. I thought the portions were really generous, too! There were five or six jumbo shrimp, and eight pieces of the tuna.
Onto our steak…