Greater Tulsa Reporter
FOOD BANK DONATION: Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Executive Director Eileen Bradshaw holds a check that the food bank received from Ruth’s Chris Steak House at the steak house’s opening in River Spirit Casino Resort on Jan. 23.
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The first Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Oklahoma opened at River Spirit Casino Resort Jan. 23.
The 13,000-square-foot restaurant will offer American Steakhouse favorites ranging from the signature USDA Prime Steaks, served on 500-degree plates, to high-quality seafood, a variety of salads and appetizers, homemade sides, and desserts.
The restaurant features rich textures and unexpected finishes reflecting Tulsa’s roots in the oil industry, the region’s green country, and its Art Deco architectural influences. The décor, created by celebrity designer Taniya Nayak, reflects the local Tulsa community while also paying homage to the New Orleans heritage of founder, Ruth Fertel.
Fertel founded Ruth’s Chris Steak House 50 years ago in New Orleans. Since then, the restaurant has grown to more than 150 restaurant locations around the globe.
The restaurant includes three private dining spaces that can accommodate parties of 15 to 80 people.
“With the creation of our world class resort, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the perfect addition to River Spirit,” says Pat Crofts, CEO of Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos. “Their upscale atmosphere along with their renowned steaks will offer our guests a wonderful fine dining experience. We are thrilled to have the first Ruth’s Chris in Oklahoma.”
Prior to opening, Ruth’s Chris hosted private team training dinners benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. The organization provides food and hope to individuals, families, children and seniors throughout eastern Oklahoma, distributing more than 339,000 meals each week to those struggling with hunger.