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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