Ruth’s Chris Steak House
9990 Jasper Ave.
Dinner for two with drinks: up to $200
Signature Dish: Filet ($51)
Signature Drink: Zolo Malbec ($17)
“Is this your first time here?” our server asked kindly.
At our nod, he explained that Ruth’s Chris Prime USDA steaks are seasoned only with salt and pepper, broiled at 1800 degrees F to lock in their flavour, and served in butter. Complements large enough for two to share are ordered separately. It was a story designed to soften the $40 to $55 price of a single piece of meat.
The idea of corn-fed beef intrigued me: I was raised on grain-fed Alberta triple-A. I gazed around at the almost over-elegant surroundings as I sipped the best damn mojito of my life ($14). Someone had put a lot of thought into this place.
My 12 oz. ribeye ($40) arrived quickly, perfectly cooked to medium rare, alone on a 500-degree plate intended to keep the meat warm through the meal. A swirl of butter stood proudly on top.
I have to admit that the steak was fantastic. Corn-fed beef tasted somehow lighter and sweeter. The puréed sweet potato casserole ($8) kept up the overall excellence, topped as it was with a brown sugar and pecan crust.
For me, Ruth’s Chris was a special occasion kind of restaurant. Dress up and prepare to spend a little, but the sybaritic delights of Ruth’s Chris await you.
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