Still Sizzling 50 Years Later

A La Carte Columns

April 23, 2017

Story By: Christina O Connor |

Crab Stack ($25). Photo courtesy of Ruth's Chris Steak House

Crab Stack ($25). Photo courtesy of Ruth’s Chris Steak House

It probably seemed like a pretty big risk when Ruth Fertel, a woman with no restaurant experience, mortgaged her New Orleans home in order to buy a steak house. But her steaks were so good that not only did her restaurant see success, but she also turned it into a widely recognized chain: Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Now, about 50 years later, Ruth’s Chris has about 150 locations throughout the world, including two on Oahu, at Waterfront Plaza and in Waikiki.

“Today, as always, Ruth’s Chris serves only the finest corn-fed Midwestern beef available. The steaks are served piping hot on 500 degree plates,” says director of sales and marketing Emi Espinda. “Our one-ofa-kind Ruth’s Chris sizzle is what keeps our steak hot, juicy and delicious down to the very last bite.”

For a taste of the steak that has made Ruth’s Chris famous, try Bone-In New York Strip ($72). It’s a USDA Prime, full-bodied 19-ounce bone-in cut that was one of Fertel’s favorite dishes.

“The food isn’t the only thing that makes a Ruth’s Chris dining experience so memorable,” Espinda says. “We deliver a warm genuine hospitality that our founder, Ruth Fertel showed to every guest, every day in her restaurants. Combined with our aloha spirit, our Hawaii restaurants have become favorite venues for our kamaaina to celebrate special occasions. You can trust Ruth’s Chris to bring only the best to the table at all our Hawaii restaurants.”


Ruth’s Chris doesn’t only perfect steak. The restaurant also comes with a versatile menu where you can find items like Crab Stack ($25), a colossal lump crab cake served with sizzling lemon butter.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Waterfront Plaza
500 Ala Moana Blvd.
Nightly, 5-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96813

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