Wednesday, January 30

Restaurant Review: Ruth's Chris Offers Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Regular Menu Options for Devour Downtown Winterfest 2013

Devour Dinner Menu Winterfest 2013
                           JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 3

Restaurant reviews of the various Devour Downtown Winterfest 2013 eateries are definitely a delicious part of my work. Whereas my first review was for casual, downtown pillar The Elbow Room, with its comfort-food menu, (Read review here) this second review is for an Indianapolis favorite steak spot that is giving three options for the DD foodies.

Ruth's Chris offers three separate menus this go-round with vegetarian, regular and gluten-free options. With the $35 per person reduction, the steakhouse gives choices galore, pleasing everyone's palate.

I checked out the tomato basil bisque, 10 oz. rib-eye steak and mashed potatoes, along with the cheesecake ~ Chocolate Pecan Bark dessert.

Here's the thing when you dine at a restaurant like Ruth's Chris ~ you expect a certain level of quality in the food, atmosphere and service. And you receive it.

Tomato Basil bisque is a great salad alternative for a winter's meal. The steak was tender, juicy, and sizzling as it was brought to the table. Dessert of a duo of cheesecake and Chocolate Pecan Bark was tasty enough to tempt me, but I chose to take it to go. A nice reminder of the evening's meal.

At this reduced cost, this quality of cuisine and the spectacular service ~ I will most likely return during Devour Downtown...or even after.

Let me know which restaurants you have tried and whether you've been, or are going, to Ruth's Chris before DD ends.

REGULAR MENU
$35 per Person
(Gratuity & Tax not included)

STARTERS
(Please choose one)
Steak House Salad
Tomato Basil Bisque

ENTRÉES
(Please choose one)
6 oz. Filet
10 oz. Ribeye
Stuffed Chicken
Salmon

SIDE ITEMS
(Please choose one)
Mashed Potatoes
Creamed Spinach

DESSERT
Duo of Cheesecake and Chocolate Pecan bark
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VEGETARIAN MENU
$35 PER PERSON
(Gratuity & Tax not included)

STARTERS
(Please choose one)
Steak House Salad
Tomato Basil Bisque

ENTRÉES
(Please choose one)
Pasta Primavera
Vegetable Platter (Choose 3)
Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms, Creamed Spinach, Broiled Tomato, Fresh Spinach,
French Fries
Baked Potato

DESSERT
Duo of Cheesecake and Chocolate Pecan bark
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GLUTEN-FREE MENU
$35 PER PERSON
(Gratuity & Tax not included)
Steak House Salad

STARTERS
(Please choose one)
Steak House Salad
Choice of dressing: Creamy Lemon Basil, Thousand Island, Remoulade, House Vinaigrette
Tomato Basil Bisque

ENTRÉES
(Please choose one)
6 oz. Filet
10 oz. Ribeye

SIDE ITEMS
(Please choose one)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sauteed Mushrooms

DESSERT
(Please choose one)
Berries with Sweet Cream Sauce
Ice Cream - Chocolate or Vanilla
Raspberry Sorbet

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, www.BroadwayWorld.com, an in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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