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First Time Visitor’s Guide to
Ruth’s Chris Long Beach

Tips for First-Time Guests

Is this your first time visiting Ruth’s Chris Long Beach? Welcome. We look forward to meeting you. Whether you’re celebrating one of life’s special moments or looking to treat yourself on a weeknight, we’re ready to serve you.

The first thing you should know is that this guide is unnecessary. Our founder Ruth believed that the experience of dining at a steak house shouldn’t be intimidating. Visiting Ruth’s Chris is about us providing you with mouthwatering steaks, incredible service, and uncompromising hospitality. You don’t have to do a thing except sit back and enjoy.

With that said, we’ve compiled a few tips that may make your visit more enjoyable.

Life’s too short to eat anywhere else.

Making Reservations

Reservations for the Ruth’s Chris Long Beach main dining room are highly recommended, if not required. You can make reservations directly from our website using the “Reserve” button at the top of the page. You can also call us directly at (562) 966-6777.

If you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or any other occasion, let us know when you make your reservation so we can be sure to add some special touches to make your night a memorable one. It is not an imposition for us and frankly helps us serve you better.

Reservations are not required at our bar, where seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The full Ruth’s Chris Long Beach menu is available in our bar, and the service is just as excellent.

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Planning Your Time

A leisurely, multi-course dinner at Ruth’s Chris Long Beach lasts a little less than two hours. If you have plans and need to make it quicker, just let your server know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you. You are, of course, welcome to stay as long as you like.

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What To Wear

Many of our guests enjoy dressing up for their meal, donning smart casual or even semi-formal attire, but this is entirely optional. You might see guests in everything from jeans and a nice top to a cocktail dress or suit and tie. We want everyone to feel comfortable, so whether you want to dress up or keep it casual, you’ll fit right in at Ruth’s Chris.

In an effort to maintain a family-friendly environment, we kindly ask guests to refrain from wearing clothing with offensive graphics or language. Additionally, exposed undergarments, cut-off shorts, and tank tops are not considered appropriate attire.

If you’re sporting a hat or a team support jersey, we welcome you to wear them in our bar and outdoor areas. However, we do request that guests remove their hats upon entering other dining areas.

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Choosing a Wine

Don’t worry if you don’t know a Cabernet from a Chardonnay! You don’t need to be a wine expert to enjoy wine at Ruth’s Chris Long Beach. Our goal is to make your dining experience as enjoyable and simple as possible, so all you need to bring is your sense of taste and adventure.

Our servers are experts in our wine collection and are more than happy to guide you in finding the perfect pairing for your meal. They are well-versed in understanding the nuances of our wine list and can recommend a bottle or glass based on your preferences and your chosen meal. They’re here to help you navigate the world of wine, so feel free to ask them any questions you might have.

We offer our wines both by the bottle and by the glass, allowing you the flexibility to savor and explore different flavors throughout your meal. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion with a bottle, or simply enjoying a glass with your meal, we’ve got you covered.

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Private Events & Large Parties

Ruth’s Chris Long Beach is the perfect place to host large parties and celebrations. We have private event rooms which can be arranged in various configurations to support events ranging from large birthday parties to training sessions. On top of everything else, our events are completely turnkey — our private event specialist Lucy Contreras will help you arrange every detail of your event.

If you’d like to explore hosting an event at Ruth’s Chris Long Beach, please visit our Private Events planning page.

Board meetings at Ruth's Chris Steak House

All you have to do here is be you, unless you’re no fun.

Something for Everyone

We believe a special night out isn’t reserved only for adults. Ruth’s Chris is the perfect place to celebrate occasions for your whole family. Whether it’s a 4 oz. Filet to celebrate a child’s stellar report card or a 40 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye for a grandparent’s birthday, we welcome guests of all ages – and we delight in helping you celebrate as a family.

filet steak at Ruth's Chris Steak House

How to Choose Your Perfect Steak

Each of our steaks is seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley, and served sizzling on a 500-degree plate. From filet to ribeye to a Porthouse for two, your server is there to help you decide on the ideal cut. We’ll prepare it to perfection and show you: This is how it’s done. Visit here to peruse all our different cuts of steak before your visit.

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Try it Now Before it’s Gone

Even your average weekday should end with something delicious. Our main menu is full of steak house classics that are sure to please, but we also have limited time offerings to consistently bring you something new. Check out our current special offerings.

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