Ruth’s Chris Steak House

The beef at this veteran chophouse doesn’t rest on the laurels of its sumptuous environs. Both Indianapolis locations of Ruth’s Chris Steak House consistently serve up some of the most glorious steaks in town, thanks to a carefully honed method that includes nothing but a little salt, pepper, and, most importantly, a mound of sizzling butter and parsley that slowly melts into each bite. Among those dazzling beef options, the porterhouse is king (available at the northside location). This burly cut merges the robust taste of a New York strip with the supple texture of a filet. If you’re not feeling that carnivorous, the cheese-stuffed chicken breast drizzled with lemon butter is nearly as velvety and rich. Pair your entree with a shareable side dish of the famous sweet-potato casserole crowned with pecans or a towering stack of onion rings, and you’ll quickly understand why Ruth’s Chris has become the authority on indulgent steakhouse chains since opening its first New Orleans spot in 1965.

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