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A visit to Ruth’s Chris Steak House is like a well-planned vacation — something to look forward to in anticipation of what’s to come.
One step into its romantically lit dining room, and you know you’re on the verge of experiencing something great.
True to its name, Ruth’s Chris offers a menu of classic steak house items.
The ever-popular Ribeye ($50) is a generous portion of meat that has been wet-aged for approximately 14-18 days. It is seared in a 1,800-degree broiler and then transferred and served on a 500-degree sizzling plate. Seasoned with salt and pepper, and placed on whole butter, each bite is tender and flavorful.
“The main focus here is to taste the steak,” says executive chef Eser Domingo.
The other component guests look for in a steak house is its side dishes, and Ruth’s Chris offers more than a few to choose from. A newer item on the menu is Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($13). Domingo begins the process by roasting Brussels sprouts with bacon fat and canola oil.
“When you roast it, the sweetness of the Brussels sprouts comes through,” he says.
Lastly, the side dish is sauteed with homemade honey butter and bacon.
Let restaurant staff know beforehand if you’re celebrating an anniversary, so that special services may be prepared. Diners are more than welcome to bring a bottle of wine (for a corkage fee), though the restaurant boasts its own impressive vino collection.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Daily, 5-10 p.m.