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Ruth's Chris Steak House

Map74740 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260-3806
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Signature Steak, Original Cocktails

By Pamela Bieri

Ruth's Chris Steak House in a Palm Desert favorite among locals and visitors, winning several awards including Best Steak House in the Desert for 10 consecutive years. Originally founded in 1965 in New Orleans by Ruth Fertel, known as “The Empress of Steaks,” Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses carry an impressive history of outstanding food and service, as well as legacy of community involvement.

“Our restaurant carries on Ruth Fertel’s vision,” says General Manager Jacob Higgins. “Great service and warm welcoming ambiance honors her legacy as the first woman to found an American steak house.”

Last summer, Ruth’s Chris Steak House underwent an extensive interior renovation to completely update the décor and lighting in the bar and dining room areas. New and impressive design elements include contemporary wine walls and a striking chandelier that illuminates the restaurant’s signature dome. A large private dining room seats up to 99 and two smaller rooms offer options for a romantic dinner for two, an important business meeting, or gathering of friends.

The Palm Desert Ruth’s Chris leads the company in off-premise catering sales at major events such as the La Quinta Arts Festival, Coachella Fest, El Paseo Fashion Week, and special events and private parties at Sunnylands, Bighorn Golf Club, and other prestigious country clubs.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800 degrees and served on 500 degrees plates, so steaks stay hot, juicy and delicious to the last bite. New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts are all part of the Ruth’s Chris experience served with genuine hospitality. Seasonally matched three course prix fixe dinners featuring steak and seafood start at $43.95.

As New Orleans is one of America’s most important original cocktail cities, Ruth’s Chris continues to spotlight hand-crafted vintage cocktails with modern twists and new classics. The Palm Desert location is part of nationwide periodically held five course dinners paired with cocktails, and, in addition, holds either a wine or cocktail pairings dinner every month.

Dinner is served nightly from 5 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Ask about private dining and off site catering.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
74740 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-779-1998 •

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Price Range: $$$$
Great Restaurants: 2014

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• Barbecued Shrimp
• Calamari
• Seared Ahi Tuna

• Filet
• New York Strip
• Cowboy Ribeye

• Crème Brûlée
• Chocolate Explosion
• Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce


• Cakebread
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• Duckhorn

• Silver Oak
• Nickel & Nickel
• Opus One

• Moët Imperial
• Veuve Clicquot
• Dom Pérignon

• Ruby Red Greyhound
• Raspberry Rosemary Cosmopolitan
• Blueberry Mojito

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