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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Downtown Indianapolis
45 S Illinois St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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venue type: Restaurant
venue style: Classic / Traditional
catering: Onsite Catering (Restricted Vendor Selection)
max venue capacity: 120
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Venue Description

Welcome to Ruth’s Chris Steak House!
Thank you for considering Ruth’s Chris Steak House in downtown Indianapolis for your next private event. Our restaurant is an ideal destination for that important business meeting, an extra special dinner or any other memorable celebration -- anniversary parties, awards ceremonies, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, board dinners, bridal showers, family reunions, graduations, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, non-traditional wedding receptions and more! We open for pre-arranged lunches, too.
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Ruth’s Story
In 1965, Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to buy a little steak house in New Orleans named Chris Steak House. After investing her life savings, she proudly added her name to the original. That’s how the uniquely named Ruth’s Chris Steak House was born.
She pledged to treat every restaurant guest just as she would a guest in her home. Her idea was simple – serve generous portions of perfectly prepared steaks in an inviting atmosphere. Her instincts served her and her guests well.Today, more than 45 years later, we still broil your steak according to Ruth’s original recipe – in 1800 degree ovens designed by Ruth herself. And, we bring each selection to your table sizzling so every bite is hot and delicious. Ruth’s Chris is a renowned steak house with locations across the country and world – a favorite of celebrities, business people and connoisseurs of fine dining.Try our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, side dishes and classic desserts. Complement your meal with aselection from our award-winning wine list. And, most importantly – relax. Because there’s no better place to spend time with family, friends and colleagues than Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Set Your Event Apart...with everything that sets Ruth's Chris apart – mouth-watering fare and renowned service.  Work one-on-one with our Private Dining Sales Manager to create a truly customized affair. Then allow us to bring your event to life, so on the day of the occasion you'll be able to sit back and relax with your guests, knowing we've given every detail of your event the same attention we give our signature prime steaks.
With four uniquely decorated private rooms, each with its own individual style and character, we can accommodate parties as small as eight and as large as 120 in a relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere. Certainly the ambiance is impressive, but Ruth’s Chris Steak House is famous for its U.S. Prime meats and fresh ingredients combined with world-class, New Orleans-inspired hospitality. It’s this pairing that draws guests back again and again. Downtown Indianapolis is proud to host a diverse array of unique sporting (including Super Bowl XLVI to be held on Sunday, February 5, 2012), cultural, corporate and special events. Our restaurant is conveniently located and easily accessible from all major area hotels, making an event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House the perfect complement to your business meeting or simply an evening on the town. Nearby parking is plentiful and affordable. Valet service is also available.
Customized Menu
Allow our Executive Chef and Private Dining Sales Manager to create a menu that perfectly complements your occasion, or hand-select form our signature dishes to create an event that is uniquely your own.  We also cater to the little ones with a children's menu.
Beverage Service
We offer a wide range of wine and beverage options to fit your needs. Our Sommelier and Private Dining Sales Manager will work with you to hand-select a beverage menu with wines that pair perfectly with your menu selections. 
Private Dining Rooms
Whether it's an intimate dinner among friends or a business event, our Private Dining rooms offer a wide variety of configurations that allow you create a setting that's perfectly suited to your needs.
Audio/Visual and Floral Needs
Our Private Dining Manager is happy to assist you with your audio/visual and floral needs. Wireless access is also available in this location.

Venue Specifications

Outdoor Space Yes
Handicap Accessible Yes
Smoking No
Liquor License Yes
Insurance Yes
Vendor Requirements Partial
Food & Beverage Minimum Yes
Tables & Chairs Provided
Tables & Chairs No Rental Fee
Linens Provided
Linens No Rental Fee
Silverware Provided
Silverware No Rental Fee
Glassware Provided
Glassware No Rental Fee
Parking Options Parking Garage, Street Parking, Valet Parking
Distance From Airport 13
Support Personnel
Onsite Planning Consultant Yes
Venue Support Staff Yes
Venue Cleaning Staff Yes
Attendee Age
Attendee Age All Ages

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Rental(s) – Various Rental Items
Valet Services

Venue Amenities

Facility Information
Onsite Catering
Restaurant Onsite
Wheelchair Accessibility
Room Features and Guest Services
Urban Views
Business Services
Audio/Video Capabilites
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  Sunday, May 20 2012 4:39 PM

How awesome!!!

Event Type: Meetings
"Really! Everyone had nothing but RAVE reviews! Good job by you and your team. Thank you for making us and me look good!"
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  Tuesday, September 11 2012 7:28 AM

Corporate Dinner Meeting

Event Type: Business Dinners
"We could not have asked for any better food or service. Everything was perfect. I was very impressed with the service. You were very easy to work with and much appreciated in all the changes. I could not believe that we had our food so quickly and I do not think anyone’s drink was ever empty. I have dined at Ruth Chris several times and have never had any complaints, but this time, we had the best of the best! Great job and thank you."
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  Tuesday, September 11 2012 7:30 AM

Pharmaceutical Dinner Program

Event Type: Meetings
"You guys did great, and I want to specifically point out that your server that evening was super. She handled everything perfectly! I really appreciate the effort, and will recommend you to anyone I can."
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  Tuesday, September 11 2012 7:31 AM

Corporate Event

Event Type: Business Dinners
"Everything was great, thank you, Ramona! The guests were very happy…and full! Your staff was excellent. I hope we can work together again in the future!"
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  Friday, November 23 2012 3:25 PM

Rehearsal Dinner

Event Type: Rehearsal Dinner
"Please share with your staff that everyone had an amazingly great time. The room was fever pitch -- a sign of a 'Great Party!’ Service was great and food was wonderful, too. An extra 'thank you' for my granddaughter who had to have 'chicken tenders' -- she was pleased as punch. Thank you so much for making our special weekend a total success."
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  Friday, November 23 2012 3:32 PM

Corporate Dinner

Event Type: Business Dinners
"I enjoy working with you on these events. I always feel very at ease that the guests will enjoy their time at your restaurant and I have no worries. You do a wonderful job in meeting our needs."
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  Friday, November 23 2012 3:33 PM

Corporate Dinner

Event Type: Business Dinners
"Our dinner was awesome. The servers and the team were fantastic and the food was excellent. Thanks again and if we come back to Indy, rest assured Ruth’s Chris will be on the schedule!"
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