November 12, 2016

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Downtown Calgary

We celebrated a relative’s birthday in downtown Calgary at Ruth’s Steak House.  This is quite a classy upscale restaurant.  We learned that this restaurant has roots in the US and has now expanded to multiple locations in North America.

The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor with many windows with the view towards downtown Calgary.

We went quite early on a weekday for dinner.  Ruth’s has this special date night menu which they have extended to every day of the week so we were happy to see this deal available for us.  The date night menu allows each couple to order a wine, appetizer, main course and dessert.

There were six of us so we ordered quite a variety from the date menu.

For appies, this is the house salad with some goat cheese spread on top.  Veggies were very fresh and was served on a long shaped plate.

This one is the calamari.  It was deep fried then tossed in a sweet and spicy chili sauce.

It seemed to be Asian inspired.  The calamari was cooked just right and was not too chewy. It was a unique spin to calamari which we never tried elsewhere before.

Here are the different sides that come with the main dishes.

The mashed potatoes were very creamy and buttery.  The one in them middle is a creamy spinach.  The spinach dish was prepared well and it was not bitter at all.  The one on the right side is the sweet potatoes. 

This one is just a regular fries that came with one of our steaks.

The first star of the show is a petite filet.  It was a nice thick cut, seared perfectly on the outside.

Inside was made to order, medium.  It was served on a hot plate with butter melted and still sizzling below it.

We also ordered a chicken breast main course.

It is cooked perfectly with some the skin lightly crisped.

This is a fresh salmon main course. 

The salmon was very juicy and flavorful also served on top of sizzling butter.

The yellow thing you see on some of the dishes above is just some lemon wedges for you to gracefully squeeze the juice without squirting all over the place.  Such attention to detail!

Here are the desserts:

Apple Crumble:

Crème Brulèe

Bread pudding:

All the desserts were perfectly sized and expertly created.  They were also not overwhelmingly sweet like at some other places.

A lot of attention to detail was put into preparing all our dishes from the appetizers to the desserts. Our server was also very attentive to our needs.  He was a bit snobby but he really took pride in his job to make everything  right from seating us, pouring us the wines, and serving our plates of food.

The restaurant was rather quiet throughout our stay there.  There were less than 5 tables from beginning to end.  Expect to pay premium prices here, but know that it is well worth it.  The food is superb and you get upscale service..

SFDD gives 4.5 out of 5 Delights.

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