Architecture & Interior Design

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Renovation

DLA+ designed the renovation and expansion to the original family-owned Ruth’s Chris Steak House at 6 PPG Place.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Completion Date
November 2017
Project Size
8,634 SF Renovated
Project Cost
$2.4 M
A. Martini & Company
Teaming Partners
Food Service & Restaurant Designer: J. Sullivan & Associates
MEP Engineering: Loftus Engineering



The second-generation family ownership challenged DLA+ to design the first major renovation since its opening 30 years ago. The project took the original 5,900 SF restaurant to 8,600 SF. The main goals of the project were to expand the restaurant’s three different seating areas, add access for exterior dining space, and update the existing décor to a more contemporary look. It was also important to improve staff traffic from the kitchen to dining areas to improve service.


The completed restaurant accomplishes the goals of expansion, including expanding and updating the kitchen and accommodating an enlarged bar and dining area resulting in 284 table seating, 20 booth seating and 30 barstools. Two distinct sized banquet rooms, one with seating for 24 and the other with seating for 32, are separated by a retracting operable acoustic wall. Both are equipped with technology to ensure multipurpose use. The expanded dining area features a new operable window wall that opens it to an exterior plaza dining space with seating for 32, providing views to PPG Plaza fountain.