#144 of 109 Asheville Restaurants

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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Follow the Sizzle to Asheville’s Best Steak Dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House
Written by: Brittany Mendez
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Whether you’re a long-time fan of Ruth’s Chris Steak House or you’ve never had the pleasure of dining at this iconic establishment, you can look forward to a consummate dining experience—and quite possibly the best steak of your life — as this renowned Asheville restaurant. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

If you’re looking for an exquisite meal featuring fine food, impeccable service, and an elegant ambiance, you’ll find it at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Part of Asheville’s historic Biltmore Village, this stately restaurant is located just outside the front gates of the magnificent Biltmore Estate.

You may already be familiar with the reputation of this legendary upscale restaurant chain, which is known around the world. The fact that so many diners swear that the Asheville location is THE best Ruth’s Chris they’ve ever been to speaks for itself.

One note on the franchise front? While the Asheville Ruth’s Chris Steak House is part of the iconic chain, it is locally owned and operated by Jeff and Paula Conway, who are very active in the community.  The result is a best-of-both-worlds dining experience combining everything you know and love about Ruth’s Chris with a caring and personal touch.

Everything about Ruth’s Chris embodies the classic steakhouse experience—starting with the American Craftsman style decor. Dramatic high ceilings, custom lighting, rich mahogany woods, and a “wall of wine” are just a few of the dazzling details that will set the tone for your visit to Ruth’s Chris. In addition to the main dining room, there’s also a spacious bar and patio, four private dining rooms, and a wine cellar.

The top-notch service and excellent cuisine match the decor. Every element of your dining experience is carefully calibrated to delight. From welcoming hosts and waitstaff to exclusive recipes, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy a truly world-class meal.

While Ruth’s Chris is best known for its custom-aged USDA Prime steaks and chops, it also has an extensive selection of seafood, fish, chicken, and other specialties, not to mention delectable soups, salads, appetizers, sides, and handcrafted cocktails designed to perfectly complement and enhance each entrée. Everything on the menu is made with the finest, freshest ingredients.

Short on time or looking for a good deal? The Sizzle, Swizzle, Swirl Happy Hour just might be the best deal in town.

And just because it’s a fancy restaurant doesn’t mean little ones aren’t welcome. In fact, there’s a mindful children’s menu that takes even the pickiest palates into account. (Yes, there ARE chicken strips.)

A few of our favorite menu favorites included the following: 

Shrimp Cocktail
Giant, succulent shrimp served with your choice of New Orleans cocktail sauce or a creamy remoulade.

The New York Strip
This full-bodied 16-ounce cut is tender, flavorful, and mouthwateringly delicious.

Creamed Spinach
Creamed spinach may not be at the top of the list when it comes to your favorite foods, but that may change after you indulge in this signature Ruth’s Chris side.

Lobster Mac & Cheese
This creamy concoction is made with a three-cheese blend and packed with impossibly sweet lobster.

Creme Brulee
The perfect decadent ending to a divine meal.

Insider Tips:
-While normal parking is limited, the restaurant offers convenient free valet.
-Have a family member with food sensitivity? Let your server know, and the chef will be happy to accommodate you. (On that note, there’s also a comprehensive gluten-free menu.)