The Remington Group proudly announced the grand opening of Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Downtown Markham on November 13.
The restaurant, located at 170 Enterprise Boulevard and Birchmount Road, is a 7,000-square-foot dining experience like no other. Designed by HCA Architecture of Toronto, the space features an extensive lounge area, a floating bar surrounded by comfortable seating and a dramatic, bold-red curved 15-foot-high ceiling that terminates to significant glazing. During the day, the restaurant features natural light and at night the restaurant emanates light to the outside, animating street life and illustrating the liveliness of Downtown Markham’s growing community.
“The series of spaces was well thought out,” said Harry Christakis, a principal at HCA Architecture, who worked on the project with interior designer Andy Gearing. “Our vision was to offer a variety of choices for diners, depending on their moods and needs. The bold colour and sense of space in this restaurant begin to make an iconic statement of the brand on this street in Downtown Markham. There is a continual sense of delight and surprise as people pass through this narrative.”
But for patrons of the restaurant, the biggest draw is the food, reinforcing the New Orleans tradition of sizzling steaks, fine wines and exceptional service.
“Remington Group designed Downtown Markham as a mixed-use community, and we are excited to be involved in a piece of this vibrant, entertaining culturally infused urban centre,” said Executive Vice President and Co-Franchisee R. David Duke. “We wanted to reflect that vision with an exciting series of spaces for this steak house and make them relevant to their urban surroundings. Ruth’s Chris offers mouthwatering steaks, and the interior architecture and design pairs with the food like a great bottle of wine. Everything combined leaves patrons with a memorable, elevated dining experience.”
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is an important part of Downtown Markham’s vision as a a vibrant, entertaining, culturally infused mixed-use development in the heart of Canada’s High Tech Capital that features over 2 million square feet of retail, dining and a variety of cultural projects, art installations and many kilometres of unblemished outdoor space.
Starting November 19, Ruth’s Chris is open for lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, open for dinner Sunday to Thursday from 4:30 to 10 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:30 to 10:30 pm. Reservations can be made through www.ruthschris.ca or by phone at 647-794-0170.
About Downtown Markham
Downtown Markham is the newest downtown in Canada’s largest metropolis, the Greater Toronto Area. It is a vibrant, entertaining, culturally infused mixed-used development with unfathomable intensity.
Located in Canada’s High Tech Capital, Downtown Markham’s award-winning retail complex boasts a variety of dining options, boutique stores and a contemporary art collection, anchored by Cineplex VIP Cinemas and Marriott Hotels. Downtown Markham claimed Gold as the best new development at the 2016 ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards.
About Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House was founded by Ruth Fertel 53 years ago, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ruth Fertel had a recipe for everything – from how to prepare her signature sizzling steaks to how to treat her guests. This timeless formula is a testament to how one neighborhood eatery has become the largest collection of upscale steak houses, with 155 restaurant locations around the globe. Ruth’s Chris remains true to its heritage, helping guests make their best memories on 500-degree sizzling plates.