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By Christina O Connor
October 2, 2016

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Chilled Seafood Tower ($65 small, $130 large)  Missy Romero photo

Chilled Seafood Tower ($65 small, $130 large)
Missy Romero photo

While there may be endless options when it comes to finding a restaurant that serves steak, Ruth’s Chris has managed to establish itself as a leading steak house.

It might be a large, elegant chain now, but it all started small. In 1965, a woman with little restaurant experience, Ruth Fertel, opened a steak house in New Orleans. It became so popular that she started franchising it, and it now has about 150 locations throughout the world.

The restaurant attributes that success to its selection of USDA Prime meat. Plus, it comes with all the other fare you want from a steak house: seafood, an extensive wine list and appetizers.

Surf And Turf

For a taste of Ruth’s Chris’ signature beef, Porterhouse For Two ($118) offers 40 ounces of prime-cut meat. As the menu boasts, it combines two solid elements: “the rich flavor of a strip and the tenderness of a filet.”

Some people would recommend against ordering seafood at a steak house. But those people probably haven’t seen the restaurant’s Chilled Seafood Tower ($65 small, $130 large).

The regal menu item comes stocked with Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab legs, jumbo shrimp and colossal lump blue crab.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Waterfront Plaza (And Other Locations)
500 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu
599-3860 | Nightly, 5-10 p.m.