Ruth’s Chris Sets Opening Date for Return to Columbus
Ruth’s Chris Steak House makes its official return to Columbus on Monday, October 7.
The restaurant previously served its steaks in Columbus for 17 years at 7550 High Cross Boulevard, closing in February of 2016 “due to changing marketplace dynamics.”
Ruth’s Chris will take a more urban approach this time around, occupying over 8,700 square feet of space at 511 N. High St. in Short North. The new restaurant spans the square footage of two restaurants that had previously closed, Double Comfort in 2017 and DeepWood at the end of 2014.
Founded in New Orleans in 1965, Ruth’s Chris is known for it’s upscale dining experience and thick-cut, wet-aged USDA prime steaks. In addition to steaks and chops, the restaurant serves up a menu of seafood and other specialties. Appetizers and sides include steak house classics like shrimp cocktail, potatoes au gratin, baked potatoes, creamed spinach and more.
The menu of steaks is accompanied by a list of over 250 wines from around the world. Cocktails are vintage inspired, and the bar will also serve some local beers and spirits.
Ruth’s Chris Short North will seat 147 in its dining room and an additional 84 in the bar area. The location boasts a private dining room which seats 58 total, or can be split into smaller rooms of 28 and 30.
Ruth’s Chris has over 150 locations worldwide, including restaurants in Cincinnati and Cleveland.
The steak house will be open seven days a week. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4-9 p.m. Sunday. Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl, Ruth’s Chris’ version of a happy hour, runs Monday – Saturday, 4-6:30 p.m.
For more information, visit ruthschris.com.
All photos by Susan Post