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Ruth's Chris Joins Uptown's Already-Crowded Steakhouse Landscape

It opens November 9.

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Does Uptown need yet another steakhouse? Surely not — but nonetheless, here comes one more three-dollar-sign red meat palace. Pricey steakhouse chain Ruth's Chris, which already has outposts in Fort Worth and North Dallas, has taken up residence at the bottom of a new nine-story residential tower at 1900 Cedar Springs and will begin slinging steaks on Monday, November 9. (Hey, somebody's gotta feed the residents of those 180 luxury apartments.)

Don't expect the menu to reinvent the wheel: It's dominated by Prime steaks, served on 500-degree plates intended to keep the meat warm till the last bite. Besides that, all the steakhouse classics are present, including shrimp cocktail, the wedge salad, and half-a-dozen potato options from au gratin to Lyonnaise.

For those puzzled by the odd possession of the Ruth's Chris name, there's a simple explanation: Founder Ruth Fertel first launched the business when she purchased a New Orleans restaurant called Chris Steak House in 1965. Boom: Ruth's Chris. It joins Uptown's plethora of other steakhouses including Nick & Sam's, Perry's, Morton's, and Capital Grille, as well as the nearby Al Biernat's, Bob's, and Eddie V's.

Ruth's Chris will be open daily for dinner only; happy hour runs 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday with $8 food items like a burger and a steak sandwich, and a selection of $8 wines and cocktails and $4 beers.