A delicious, well marbled, seared rib eye steak would be my last meal if the world was ending. It is absolutely my favorite cut of beef because of its succulence and flavor. I would prefer a rib eye than any sweet treat any day!
When the hubby surprised me for my 'thirty something-th' birthday and drove towards the valet parking kiosk at Ruth's Chris Steak House, I was beyond ecstatic. We couldn't even remember the last time we ate at Ruth's Chris because it has been a long time. I was looking forward to a delicious evening with my husband and with my rib eye.
Ruth's Chris Steak House is a chain restaurant founded in New Orleans, Louisiana and has restaurants all over the country. They make a darn good [U.S. Prime] steak, I tell you, and it is worth every darn penny. Now, meat-eaters, who doesn't love a sizzling, buttery seared steak brought to you on a hot 500 degree plate?
We were seated at a table near the window that overlooked the bay. The staff at Ruth's Chris sprinkled birthday confetti on the white linen lined table for me [see top photo]. It was really sweet of them!
We were delightfully surprised to see that Ruth's Chris offers a prix fixe dinner for $40 a person. The meal includes a salad, an entree, a personal side dish, and a dessert to share. The entrees included various cuts of beef, chicken and fish. We thought that we received a smaller cut/entree portion since the average price for a steak a la carte is about $40. We were absolutely wrong. Guests are served the full sized entree. Wow, what a deal!
We ordered the spicy lobster as an appetizer [separate from the prix fixe meal].
The lobster bites were lightly fried and coated in a spicy sauce. The lobster was not covered in batter, thank goodness. Instead the lobster appeared to be lightly dredged and fried - every bite was perfect. It was also served with a cold cucumber, red pepper and red onion salad that was cool and refreshing. It paired with the spicy lobster very well.
We both ordered a Caesar salad and a rib eye steak. With the prix fixe dinner, we are served a personal side dish, as opposed to their larger sharable sides. We ordered the sauteed mushrooms as one of the smaller side dishes and upgraded to the regular portion of garlic mashed potatoes.
[not the prettiest rib eye steak, but it sure was delicious]
[garlic + creamy]
[juicy and flavorful]
For my birthday, I had the opportunity to select any dessert on their regular menu. *smirk* It was a must to order their creme brulee. It was delivered to me with a candle on the plate and wrote "Happy Birthday" in chocolate.
We also were served our prix fixe dinner dessert, a mini chocolate sin cake.
You would think that they had to roll us out of the restaurant after all the food we ate. My birthday evening at Ruth's Chris came to an end, but it was more special to come home to the best birthday gift ever, our son's hugs and kisses! *smile*