Ruth's Chris Steak House is an international chain of upscale restaurants. Various listings have placed Ruth's Chris among the best restaurants in the United States. The company runs Ruth's Chris Steak Houses in close to 70 locations, including four in Mexico and two in Taiwan. About half of the restaurants are run as franchises, and the company directly operates the others. Each restaurant has a unique decor, but all are similar in their menus, which feature corn fed Midwestern beef steaks. Though other dishes are on the menu, steaks account for almost 90 percent of sales. Ruth's Chris beef is dry aged in Chicago and then shipped twice weekly in large cuts to the restaurants. The steaks are cut into smaller portions at each restaurant, and cooked by a special process using a broiler heated to about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. This cooking method is consistent throughout the chain. The company is privately held by founder Ruth Fertel and her two sons.
Ruth Chris Steak House Copycat Recipe
8 cups packed julienne strips iceberg lettuce (or chopped iceberg lettuce or can substitute romaine lettuce)
1 cup packed julienne strips fresh spinach
1 cup packed julienne strips radicchio
1/3 cup very thin slices red onion (or chopped red onions)
1/2 cup chopped green olives
6 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced, washed and drained (about 2 cups)
4 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
1 (14-oz.) can chilled hearts of palm, rinsed, well-drained and sliced
1/2 lb applewood-smoked bacon, chopped, fried until crisp, drained
1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 oz.)
1/2 cup crouton
cherry tomatoes, halved
crispy fried onions, for garnish
Lemon Basil Dressing:
2 cups sour cream (or use 1 cup sour cream and 1 cup mayonnaise)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
4 -5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
seasoned salt and garlic pepper seasoning
Salad: In a very large bowl, combine lettuce,spinach,radicchio,red onions,green olives,mushrooms,eggs,hearts of palm and bacon; toss well. Add crumbled blue cheese, croutons and about 1/2 to 3/4 of Lemon Basil Dressing; toss until well mixed. Divide salad among 4 dinner plates, garnish with cherry tomato halves and top salads with crispy fried onions.
Lemon Basil Dressing: Combine all ingredients,add seasoned salt and garlic pepper to taste. Mix well; refrigerate until serving. Refrigerate any leftover dressing.