ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A high-end restaurant chain is getting ready to serve its signature sizzling steaks in the Duke City.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House has signed a lease for space in Albuquerque and plans to open its first Duke City restaurant by late 2015, according to the company’s recent financial report.
Ruth’s Chris will take over 9,800 square feet in the Shops at Park Square on Indian School NE, near Louisiana, a space last occupied by Robert R. Bailey Clothiers.
Ruth’s Chris, headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., has about 140 restaurants around the world. The chain originated in 1965 in New Orleans, according to the company’s website, “when Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home for $22,000 to purchase the ‘Chris Steak House.'”
While prices vary by location, a look at the dinner menu for the Boise restaurant (which opened last year) shows steaks — prepared in an 1,800-degree oven and served on a 500-degree plate — start at $38 for an 8-ounce filet. An order of garlic mashed potatoes runs $8.50.
Bob Feinberg and Tom Jones of Colliers International — a duo that has brought a host of big-name brands to Albuquerque, including Panera, Dave & Busters and Dick’s Sporting Goods — represented Ruth’s Chris in the deal. Ben Perich, also of Colliers, represented the landlord.