My Dad let it slip that he might be planning on taking me to Ruth’s Chris for my birthday. His wife’s favorite food is steak (bless that woman) and he is fond of a good cut as well. I could never justify paying that much for a steak myself. I’ve had steaks that were so good that I was in disbelief, and those were cooked on a grill at home. However if Dad wants to buy me a meal at Ruth’s Chris, I will certainly not object.
I’m kind of excited to tell the truth. A transcendent steak is a thing of beauty. I was looking at the online menu tonight, and I think I know what I’m going to order. If they’re up for an appetizer, which they usually are, I’m thinking that the crab cakes or maybe shrimp cocktail sound best. Odd that only one of the nine soups/appetizers does not contain seafood. I’m not sure if I’ll get a salad or not.
I’m pretty sure I’ll order the filet, medium rare. I’ve heard that steaks here are different than most other places, so I’m open to suggestions. The broccoli looks tempting as far as sides go, but I’m leaning towards the potato section. Almost all of the selections there look really good. At the top of my list are the mashed, baked, Au Gratin, and Lyonnaise.
If you’ve been there before, what are your favorites? Are their doneness standards similar to other places? What can I expect?
Sorry to be so long winded, I just want to maximize my experience at a place that I can’t ever see going to again, barring a highly lucrative job offer.