For the booziest option to warm you up, the Fireside Old Fashioned is based on the classic Old Fashioned as opposed to the fruity, brandy-based Wisconsin Old Fashioned. This means that it’s made with bourbon and bitters, but instead of the sugar typically used to sweeten such a drink, Ruth’s Chris uses Demerara syrup, while chocolate bitters are used in addition to the typical Angostura kind. The Fireside Old Fashioned also includes the Italian herbal liqueur Amaro Averna and comes in at $17, which is par for the course at an expensive steakhouse like Ruth’s Chris.
The wine and steak pairing, on the other hand, is something the chain is touting as a budget offering for the low, low price of $38. As part of the deal, you get a filet steak (albeit one weighing just 6 ounces) along with three large shrimp. While the latter term is an oxymoron, shrimp math indicates that this could amount to an ounce and a half of shellfish. The promotion also nets you a glass of Daou Cabernet Sauvignon to accompany your meal, something that Total Wine sells for about $22 per bottle. The wine does have a 4.6-star rating, so it seems to be pretty decent. There’s one caveat with this meal, however: Ruth’s Chris says it’s only available at the bar. There’s no such stipulation for the cocktail, though, so you can enjoy one of these with your meal no matter where you sit.