Ruth’s Chris Steak House Opens New Restaurant in Downtown Cincinnati

Ruth's Chris Steak House Opens New Restaurant in Downtown Cincinnati
The Banks riverfront location opened October 15. Photo: Erin Heitsch.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House has opened its 135th location in downtown Cincinnati at The Banks in the heart of the riverfront district. The Banks development connects the Central Business District to nightlife entertainment including sports stadiums, restaurants, shopping and an active waterfront community.

“We are thrilled to have Ruth’s Chris Steak House join our family at The Banks,” stated Scott Stringer, Executive Vice President at Carter, “The Banks development is a central element to downtown Cincinnati’s riverfront revitalization and our new partner, Ruth’s Chris, is a strong enhancement to the current offerings.”

The Cincinnati location boasts the restaurant’s signature sizzling steaks in a new metropolitan setting. Menu items include USDA Prime steaks, appetizers, and delectable desserts, all complemented by an award-winning wine list and handcrafted cocktails. The interior of the property has a rich, modern appeal showcasing locally inspired art and photography.

On October 12 and 13, the restaurant hosted invited guests for two evenings of charity fundraisers before opening to the general public. At these preview events, selections from the Ruth’s Chris Steak House award-winning wine cellar were available for purchase with all proceeds benefitting Freestore Foodbank – a non-profit that distributes over 12 million pounds of food annually throughout the Cincinnati area.

“We are excited to celebrate our new opening, marking 135 restaurants worldwide,” stated Michael P. O’Donnell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. “Our family at Ruth’s Chris Steak House looks forward to many great years of serving heartfelt hospitality and sizzling steaks to the wonderful and thriving Cincinnati community.”

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday [5:00pm – 10:00pm]
Friday – Saturday [5:00pm – 11:00pm]
Sunday [4:00pm- 10:00pm]
Bar opens at [4:00pm daily]
Valet parking is available

General Manager:
Shawn Gardner

The Banks
100 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH  45202

Ruth's Chris Steak House Opens New Restaurant in Downtown Cincinnati
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Downtown Cincinnati. Photo: Erin Heitsch.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the largest upscale steak house company in the world, with over 130 restaurant locations around the globe. Founded in New Orleans, Louisiana USA by Ruth Fertel in 1965, Ruth’s Chris specializes in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris signature fashion … “sizzling.” For more information, please visit,

Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUTH) is a leading restaurant company focused on the upscale dining segment. The Company owns the Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Mitchell’s Steakhouse and Cameron’s Steak house concepts. With more than 150 company- and franchisee-owned locations worldwide, Ruth’s Hospitality Group was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.