Being treated to a "dress rehearsal" at the newest Georgia location of Ruth's Chris Steak House was a treat! We have never dined at an upscale steakhouse before. Mainly because when we eat out, we like to eat things we normally don't cook at home or can't do to lack of skill! We typically don't go out for steak.
At Ruth's, we started with a Crabtini (pictured). It was a martini glass filled with jumbo lump crab meat. It was delicious. Based on our server's suggestion, we shared a tomato and mozzarella salad. I wouldn' t recommend that choice. The tomatoes were flavorless. For the price, everything, including the produce, should be the best. The steaks, the reason you come to Ruth's Chris, were good, very good. I had a petite filet and my husband had the T-bone. The steaks arrive on sizzling, 500 degree plates. My side was asparagus with a side of pretty flavorless hollandaise, and Mike got the creamed spinach, a first and probably last for him. He's just not a creamed spinach type of guy.
The bottom line: The food was good. The service was great. But the prices will keep me away. If I'm going to drop approximately $200 plus on dinner, it's definitely got to be for something I cannot get at home... a good steak doesn't fit that criteria. It's nice to have a high-end restaurant on this side of town, and if you entertain clients with a nice fat expense account or don't mind dropping that kind of money, give it a try. Ruth's Chris is located on Chastain Road in the Embassy Suites Hotel. Now, they do serve lunch and the banquet manager confessed it wasn't even close to as expensive as the dinners. I'd be willing to try lunch, but unless someone else is picking up the tab, forget dinner.
I love this place. I have always received fantastic service, and I've never been disappointed by the food! We went there this past Friday night with another couple. The owners, Carmen and On, have been talking about new seafood items on their menu. Carmen brought out a whole lobster, flash fried, for us to try. OMG! I've never had lobster prepared that way and it was amazing! And for $14.99, how can you go wrong?
Pictured is a new appetizer they are getting ready to roll out. It's ahi tuna, salmon with citrus vinaigrette and mango, I believe. She let us try it in exchange for naming it. We came up with East Meets West Damn Good. Go to Izumi... ask for Carmen and ask for East Meets West Damn Good...
My day job is as an Editor. As part of this job, I have written several articles featuring local and often times locally owned restaurants.
Because of this writing, I often have people ask me if I've tried such and such place and what I thought. Because I write about restaurants and truthfully, spend a lot of time in them, I've experienced some Hits and some Misses and sometimes both. If you're experience is different than mine, please share!
Take a journey with me as I blog about "Hits" and "Misses" in the Cherokee County area and beyond...