SHOUN A. HILL, ORLANDO SENTINEL
August 10, 2002
Where: 7501 W.Sand Lake Road, Orlando
The lowdown: Expensive signature steak and sides dominate here. For dessert, the bread pudding, banana cream pie and apple crumb tart are fab. Dress code is business casual to dressy - jackets are not required. There is more of a modern feel here than at other Ruth's Chris locations. A budget-friendly bistro menu has been added.
The background: Founded on New Orleans' Broad Street by Ruth Ferte, Ruth's Chris will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2010. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Ruth's Hospitality Group relocated its corporate headquarters to the small town of Heathrow, north of Orlando in Seminole County. The company owns the Ruth's Chris Steak House, Mitchell's Fish Market, Mitchell's Steakhouse and Cameron's Steakhouse concepts and has more than 150 company - and franchisee-owned locations worldwide. Other Central Florida locations include Lake Mary and Winter Park.
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