Ruth's is more of an upscale steak place, one that has excellent service and good quality food. However, for a student's budget, be careful not to drain your wallet there. The good news, however, is that if you still want to enjoy Ruth's, there are some early bird specials from 5-6 p.m. for you to enjoy. If you order the rib eye steak, for example, you can choose a salad, side, and a dessert for a fixed price. I'm glad I saw the special or else we would've paid much more. Also, I would encourage you to share food with one another because it is the best way to enjoy a good meal there.
There's a bar and restaurant in Ruth's. For you wine lovers, there is a large selection available.
Suprisingly, they also offer lavash among other types of bread before the meal.
I ordered the Ruth's chop salad with 13 different ingredients. I actually didn't like it, although it is considered one of their top salads. It wasn't the crazy looking shape that turned me off (although I almost had mistaken it for my casserole), but more of the taste that I didn't enjoy. It wasn't flavorful enough for me.
Th waiter said there was enough to share, but at most fancy places, they don't offer a lot of food. I shared my salad, but for those of you who eat a lot, this might be considered half a salad.
The ceaser salad was excellent and I would order this again. I'm just a simple kind of girl I guess.
Shimp ($15.00) ... It tased like cajun style shrimp, so I loved it. But if you are hungry, i'd order something else because this item only comes with 6 pieces of shrimp.
Louisiana Seafood Gumbo (incredible)
Sauteed mushrooms (delicious)
My favorite dish was the sweet potato casserole. You could eat it as a dessert. I'd highly recommend you order it.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
The best steak I've ever eaten in my life, sizzling on a 500 degree plate. I didn't order a steak, but the staff brought out extra 500 degree plates for sharing. Luckily, D shared some of his rib eye.
It was a good idea to share. Everyone had a chance to try a lot of different food at Ruth's and we were all full afterward. My dad and D were so full, they didn't want dessert, so I ate both of theirs. I couldn't believe how much I ate, but it was worth it.
My dad couldn't have been more happy either. Not only did he eat a juicy steak, he found out Ruth's offers Primo beer which he hasn't had since the 1970s. It's a local beer that recently made a come-back.
Ruth's isn't a place I can afford easily, so I'm glad that I had a nice dinner there among family I wouldn't have had it any other way.