Follow The ‘Sizzle’ To A Memorable Dining ExperienceFeatures Inside Feature
January 1, 2017
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
In addition to serving up the signature “sizzle” with each of its masterfully prepared USDA Prime steaks, the New Orleans-inspired cuisine at Ruth’s Chris Steak House also features fresh seafood, an award-winning wine list and a wide variety of appetizers, salads, side dishes and desserts. Even better, it’s all served in an inviting atmosphere accompanied by impeccable service and hospitality.
For more than a quarter century, local diners have come to appreciate the exceptional steaks at Ruth’s Chris, which are selected from the top 2 percent of the country’s beef, broiled in 1,800-degree ovens and served sizzling with butter on 500-degree plates. This ensures every bite is hot and delicious.
Executive chef Eser Domingo and his heart-ofthe-house team continue to perfect an array of customer favorites, while also adding new items to keep up with culinary trends. Ruth’s Chris offers multiple cuts of wet-aged beef, including Tomahawk Ribeye ($145), a USDA Prime bone-in 40-ounce cut that’s perfectly marbled for peak flavor. The massive steak resembles something Fred Flintstone would “Yabba Dabba Doo” over as, excluding the bone, the dish yields two pounds of succulent beef broiled to perfection.
“The steak comes out sizzling and remains hot from the time it leaves the kitchen throughout the duration of the meal. We want you to sit back, relax and enjoy your experience,” says Domingo. “It’s all about great food, great wine and great service. If we get those elements correct then you have a successful restaurant.”
Ahi Poke Martini ($18) is another delicious “Chef’s Favorite” that supplements Ruth’s Chris’ menu and features fresh ahi tossed with soy sauce, onions, roasted sesame seeds and chili paste for an added kick.
Ruth’s Chop Salad ($17) represents another local favorite, and consists of julienne-cut iceberg lettuce, baby spinach, radicchio, red onions, mushrooms, green olives, bacon, eggs, hearts of palm, croutons, blue cheese crumbles and lemon-basil dressing, all topped with crispy onions in a beautiful tower-like presentation.
To wrap up one’s meal, Domingo recommends Warm Apple Crumb Tart ($13). This seasonal delight incorporates Granny Smith apples baked in a flaky pastry with a streusel crust and vanilla bean ice cream.
The restaurant also is home to a can’t-miss happy hour menu available daily from 5 to 7 p.m. Appetizers are served as full portions — just as you would get upon ordering from the traditional menu — but at unbelievable prices. The pau hana destination also offers up drink specials on everything from ice-cold draft beer to wine, well drinks and martinis.
Ruth’s Chris has introduced a Sizzling Prime Time Menu (ranging from $49.95 to $59.95) available nightly from 5 to 6 p.m. The three-course dinner features: a choice of Caesar or Steak House Salad; an entrée selection including Petite Filet (8 ounces), Chef’s Fish Selection or Stuffed Chicken Breast; and a choice of side dish and dessert. As a reminder, additional discounts or promotions cannot be applied to the Prime Time Menu, which is not available on holidays or for private dining.
Diners also can enjoy Wine Wednesdays, during which all wine bottles are 25 percent off the regular price throughout the evening.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
500 Ala Moana Blvd., No. 6C, Honolulu
Open for dinner nightly from 5 to 10 p.m.
Happy hour food and beverage specials are served daily from 5 to 7 p.m. in the bar and lounge area.