Ruth's Chris Steak House (Pasadena, CA)
We had the calamari to start, which was also doused in sauce. This was in a sweet and sour sauce, which came witha lemon. I really liked the lemon with a cover (so it doesn't spray everywhere). The calamari wasn't as sinewy and chewy as I would have liked, and there was too much sauce, but it was decent. Since we weren't too hungry, we shared a prix fixe between the pairs of us. I had the Caesar salad to start, which was doused with dressing and a bit of an overload, especially with all the fresh cheese (which I would've liked without all the dressing). Since we are all Hobbits at heart, we had to choose the mashed potatoes (although the mushrooms were a close second choice), which were creamy and smooth. We all kept picking at it throughout the night, even when we were full. We got the ribeye as our main, or entree (in the U.S.), which was drenched in butter and made me a little apprehensive. The medium rare ribeye had a nice crisp on the outside, and was tender and juicy on the inside, but I felt as if they cheated by using all that butter to keep the steak moist. I would give the steak itself a 3.5/5, just because the texture was good, but made me a little sick from all the butter. The dessert was a chocolate peanut butter mousse cake with dark chocolate ganache and berries, which was just as rich as the other dishes. I love peanut butter, so this was m kind of "cake" (more of a cupcake). The cake was moist, and the mousse and ganache were really rich and sweet. I enjoyed dessert, but perhaps it was a bit much after all that food!
Rating: 3.5/5 (for unhealthiness and too much butter!)
369 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
#: (626) 583-8122