Ruth's Chris Steak House Earns a Record 29 'Awards of Excellence'

Upscale Restaurant's Wine Selection Recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine

Sep 16, 1997, 01:00 ET from Ruth's Chris Steak House

    METAIRIE, La., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruth's Chris Steak House today was
 honored with 29 of Wine Spectator Magazine's highly coveted Awards of
 Excellence.  The prestigious award recognizes the world's finest restaurants
 for wine offerings which feature more than 500 selections, exhibit depth of
 mature vintages and are in harmony with the menu.
     "I am always striving to offer my guests the finest dining experience in
 the world.  Now, to be recognized twenty nine times for our excellent wine
 list, it's truly a great honor," stated Ruth Fertel, Founder and Chairperson
 of Ruth's Chris Steak House.  Ms. Fertel added, "A few months ago we were
 awarded 'Best Restaurant in the United States' by the Robb Report and now we
 receive a record 29 'Awards of Excellence' from Wine Spectator, it has been
 quite a year for Ruth's Chris."
     In its 1998 Dining Guide issue, Wine Spectator honored restaurants in
 35 countries for their dedication to outstanding wine selections.  This year,
 Wine Spectator received wine lists from more than 2,000 restaurants before
 making its final selections.  Ruth's Chris Steak House received 29 Awards of
 Excellence, far outpacing its nearest competitor who received six.
     Those Ruth's Chris restaurants recognized were:
     -- Scottsdale              -- Phoenix             -- Beverly Hills
     -- San Francisco           -- Palm Desert         -- Denver
     -- District of Columbia    -- Miami               -- Orlando
     -- Atlanta                 -- Sandy Springs       -- Indianapolis
     -- Lafayette               -- Metairie            -- New Orleans
     -- Baltimore               -- St. Louis           -- Las Vegas
     -- Manhattan               -- White Plains        -- Cleveland
     -- Philadelphia            -- Pittsburgh          -- Austin
     -- Dallas                  -- Houston             -- San Antonio
     -- Richmond                -- Toronto
     Established in 1965, Ruth's Chris Steak House is the largest upscale
 restaurant group in the world.  Featuring U.S. Prime beef, hand-cut to order
 and served sizzling, Ruth's Chris has established a reputation for excellent
 food served in an intimate, yet inviting atmosphere.  The restaurant, which
 was recently named "The Best Restaurant in the United States," by the Robb
 Report, currently operates 59 restaurants in the United States, Canada,
 Mexico, Puerto Rico and Taiwan.

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