Statement Steaks

Cover Story

March 17, 2024

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Photo courtesy Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Whether you’re looking to impress a date, getting together for pau hana drinks and a meal, or celebrating a special occasion, Ruth’s Chris has got you covered.

The premier chain steak house, which has Hawaii locations in Honolulu, Waikiki and Wailea, is known for its mouthwatering food and friendly service — and this year it celebrates 35 years in the islands.

“We continue to follow our founder Ruth Fertel’s original recipe for success: perfect steak, warm hospitality and good times that never stop rolling,” states Emi Chang Espinda, director of sales and marketing for Ruth’s Chris Steak House Hawai‘i. “You’ll always find exceptional steaks, selected from the top 2% of the country’s beef and served sizzling hot — broiled in 1,800-degree ovens and served sizzling on 500-degree plates.”

In addition to the deliciously juicy 16-ounce USDA Prime rib-eye and the full-flavored 24-ounce prime-cut T-bone, the restaurant also has a selection of seafood specialties — like seared ahi tuna and a chilled seafood tower. Pair them with custom cocktails or wine from the bar and don’t forget to save room for dessert.

Chang Espinda has more on what guests can expect.

DO: Tell us about your Prime Time Menu.

ECE: Our Prime Time Menu is a prix fixe menu ($59 per person) featuring a few of our chef’s favorite recipes. It includes your choice of starters (a steak house salad or a Caesar salad), entrees (an 8-ounce petite filet; a roasted double-breast chicken with garlic-herb cheese and lemon butter; a 16-ounce USDA Prime New York strip steak; a 16-ounce USDA Prime rib-eye; or an 11-ounce Midwestern filet), sides (creamed spinach, garlic mashed potatoes or steamed white rice) and desserts (ice cream, sorbet or bread pudding).

DO: Ruth’s Chris marks its 35th anniversary in Hawaii this year. What are you doing to celebrate?

ECE: We’re thrilled to be celebrating 35 years in Hawai‘i. As our way to say mahalo to all our wonderful and loyal guests, from April 15-19, all diners will receive a gift with their meal.

DO: Tell us about your private dining experience.

ECE: We provide private dining spaces, from grand to intimate, and provide a special menu in impeccable Ruth’s Chris style, but tailored to your tastes. You bring your family, friends and associates, and let the celebrations begin.

DO: You also have an extensive offering of drinks and bar bites. What is your favorite pairing?

ECE: Our Caymus cabernet is the perfect pairing with our Porterhouse for Two (call for price).

DO: Ruth’s Chris is known for its hospitality. What kind of service can customers expect?

ECE: We deliver warm, genuine hospitality that our founder Ruth Fertel showed to every guest, every day, in her restaurants. It’s warm, it’s welcoming, it’s elegant — without ever being stuffy. We truly believe that you, your family, your valued employees and customers, deserve the very best and you can trust Ruth’s Chris to bring only the best to the table.

3750 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei, HI 96753

226 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815

500 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813

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