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Ruth's Chris Steakhouse report...


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Ruth's Chris Steakhouse report...

Sal Monella | | Feb 14, 2006 09:55 AM

We've been meaning to try this place out for a while and decided to kill 2 birds with one stone by making it our "Valentine's Dinner out" this past Saturday.

We assumed a lot of factors...corporate steakhouse, formulaic (sic?) menu, standard wine list etc. All in all the night was better than we expected (we were constantly comparing it to Morton's, Grille 23, Oak Room)...good or bad. The service was impeccable. Everything ran like clockwork. Our waiter was very friendly and informative. The servers were very attentive and everything showed up at the proper times. The wine list was on par with every other steakhouse in Boston. We ordered a pleasant St. Francis Cabernet with dinner...$45ish. We both had appetizers...1/2 Ceasar salad and a very savory spicey sizzling shrimp. I thought the shrimp sauce was fantastic (kept dunking the bread) but my wife thought it was on the salty side and the shrimps too small. I ordered a nice filet ($36) with a blue cheese crust. My wife ordered a petit filet with a red wine sauce. We both thought the cuts of meat were very good but mine was slightly undercooked but it wasn't a big deal...didn't send it back. Next time I'm butterflying it. The side dish of Lyonnaise potatoes was better than other places. Lastly, the dessert of fluffy chocolate mousse cheesecake was huge and very tasty and paired it with a glass of 20 year old Taylor Fladgate port and a glass of Moscato. We were only able to eat half of the cake. :>(

All this came to about $250 including a 25% tip.

I'd recommend Ruth's Chris but levelset your expectations when you walk thru the door.

The valet parking was $14...par for the course in Boston and it seems like Ultimate Valet has cornered the market for valet parking anywhere in Boston proper.