World-renowned dining destination, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, announces the opening of its newest location in Philadelphia on Monday, June 6, 2016. Located in the heart of Center City, the impeccably designed steak house will reside in the lobby level of the Sonesta Hotel at 1800 Market Street, just steps away from Rittenhouse Square, Logan Square and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Featuring custom-aged, USDA prime steaks served on 500 degree sizzling plates, complemented by an award-winning wine list and handcrafted cocktails, franchisee and owner, Marsha Brown, is dedicated to honoring the vision and traditions set forth by Ruth’s Chris Steak House founder, Ruth Fertel.
“It’s rewarding to see this project come into fruition on 18th and Market Street, a vibrant neighborhood jam-packed with fine-dining, shopping and luxurious hotels,” said Marsha Brown, owner of Ruth’s Chris Steak House Philadelphia. “We look forward to debuting our unique new look and location to the City of Philadelphia.”
Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers traditional American classics, and takes them up a notch. The constantly evolving menu is rooted in the classic traditions of a steak house and will be executed by executive chef, Johnnie Reynolds while the restaurant will be run by General Manager, Burnie Gaeta.
Hosting 250 seats with indoor and outdoor tables, the new location will be open for lunch as well as dinner and the lively Sizzle, Swizzle, Swirl happy hour. Additionally, it will have three private dining rooms, The Spirit Room which can hold up to 25 guests, The Infinity Room which can hold up to 45 guests and the 1800 Degree Room which can hold up to 12 guests.
Designed by Beth Donner Design Group in close partnership with Brown, the new Ruth’s Chris Steak House Philadelphia evokes a sense of intimacy with elements of surprise throughout that intrigue and inspire guests to keep coming back for more. Notable elements of the design include the 30 ft. refrigerated wine-wall that will house nearly 2,000 of the restaurant’s wine selection, and artwork curated by Brown from famed artists DeVon and Todd White from Galerie Rue Royale located in New Orleans, LA and Ron Rundo from Long Island, NY.
“The art really takes the space to another level; I invested in thought provoking pieces that you wouldn’t typically see in a dining environment but ones that would pay homage to not only my hometown, but Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s roots as well,” stated Brown.
The famous artists whose work adorn the walls of the 7,400 sq. ft. restaurant will serve as conversation pieces as well as must-see works for art enthusiasts. Work by DeVon, a contemporary pop artist in the vein of Andy Warhol who has worked with some of the most recognized celebrities and entertainment executives including, Mariah Carey, Brandon Boyd and Pete Wentz is joined by works by Todd White, the Official Artist for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, and Ron Rundo, whose commissioned works for the likes of Howard Stern and Sidney Sheldon illustrate his classical style of painting that strives to enhance and heighten the beauty found in nature.