Ruth's Chris Steak House • Summerlicious4:00 PM
Summerlicious is here! For those who don't know (c'mon, how do you not know?!), the City of Toronto hosts a 2 week period in the winter and the summer where major restaurants across Toronto and the GTA, 220 restaurants to be exact (!), offer a limited menu of prix fixe dinners at a discount from the typical prices.
I am so excited to check out Ruth's Chris Steak House as my first summerlicious meal this year!
Located in the Hilton Toronto Hotel, you can find Ruth's Chris by going down the elevators from the corner of Richmond and University. Ruth's Chris Steak House (@ruthschris) actually originated from New Orleans back in 1965, and has expanded all across North America and even have a location in Panama City. I had a slice of steak when I went to Toronto Taste back in June (and it was so good) .At Ruth's Chris, they are very proud to serve the highest quality USDA Prime beef. With that kind of standard, I was very excited to visit Ruth's Chris and try their steaks.
As we did come here for the summerlicious menu, we quickly browsed through Ruth's Chris menu to pick what we wanted. Like all other restaurants participating in summerlicious, they offered 3 different appetizers, main courses, and desserts for you to choose from. You can view Ruth's Chris' Summerlicious menu here. To start, D and I both ordered the salads. The Steak House Salad came with iceberg, baby arugula, baby lettuces, grape tomatoes, garlic croutons, and red onions with balsamic vinegar drizzled all over. The Caesar Salad was the classic salad, with fresh romaine hearts, romano cheese, creamy caesar dressing, shaved parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper. Paired with our meal, we decided to both get glasses of chianti.
There are three options for the main course: a filet, chicken, or their daily catch. But c'mon... you can't not have steak if you go to a steakhouse, am I right or am I right?! (I'm right.) We both decided to get the filet -- 6 oz of tender, corn-fed Midwestern beef was broiled in front of us to exactly how we wanted it. Ruth's Chris is known for coming to your table with a 500 degree hot plate with your steak on it. Melted butter is slathered all over the plate, and it just smelled heavenlyyyyy. Each main is served with a choice of mushrooms, spinach or mashed potatoes. We decided to get the mushrooms and the garlic mashed potatoes. Both sides were sooo good, especially when you put it on your hot plate with the butter. Check out that bubbly butter!! (I really wish you could smell the wonderfulness of the butter and steak.)
D loved the chocolate cake coupled with chocolate mousse splashed with a little sweet cream and topped with fresh berries, while I really enjoyed the crème brûlée - a classic Creole egg custard topped with fresh berries and mint.
If you're looking for some delicious steak on your next date, I'd recommend you book your table here. It's a great date spot, and the food you get to enjoy is definitely worth the price you're paying - especially if you're going for Summerlicious! You can make reservations at Ruth's Chris here, but I'd recommend you do it quick before they book up. And, don't forget to tag #LiciousTO in your photos!
*This meal was complimentary, however, please note that all my opinions made are my own.*