500BestSquarePorterhouse Steak For Two @ Ruth’s Chris Steak House

They don’t sell a lot of these forty-ounce slabs of prime beef at Ruth’s Chris, but that seems to be fine with them. Even at the lofty price they charge (last time I looked, it was gaining on $100), the profit margin isn’t great. It takes a lot of time and attention on the part of the broiler chef, and is a little difficult to serve. But this is the finest steak on Ruth’s menu, a bone-in job carved up in the kitchen to make it easier to dig into. If you want to be certain you’re eating a prime filet mignon here, get this. The porterhouse always has a large filet on one side of the bone.


Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Metairie: 3633 Veterans Blvd.. 504-888-3600.

||CBD: 228 Poydras (Harrah’s Hotel), 587-7099.This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.

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