Everyone loves fine dining – and while the experience might differ at each restaurant, chain restaurants offer the best of both worlds. You can enjoy incredible food and delicious drinks in a fine dining atmosphere, all while expecting the same quality at every location.

If you’re looking for excellent fine dining with top-notch service, these are the best restaurants to visit. And if you know how to score specials, deals, and discounts, you might even save money the next time you dine at them.

1. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris is a fine dining standout, and it’s a restaurant best known for its impressive steaks. The menu at Ruth’s Chris Steak House is filled with perfectly seasoned and broiled USDA Prime beef steaks. Along with traditional side dishes and high-quality drinks, this is a restaurant built on a 50-plus years long steakhouse tradition.


There are more than 100 different Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations across the U.S. and Canada.

Deals and Specials

Ruth’s Chris isn’t known for offering discounts or deals. However, if you head to your local Ruth’s Christ restaurant for happy hour, you may be able to score a discounted meal. Some locations offer a $9 Sizzle, Swizzle, Swirl Happy Hour. When happy hour is on, you’re able to enjoy a specially priced menu of full-size appetizers and handcrafted cocktails, each for just $9 in the Ruth’s Chris bar.

2. The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille is a high-end, elegant restaurant that serves a packed menu of steakhouse and seafood favorites. Whether you’re looking for a mouthwatering dry-aged steak, fresh seafood prepared just for you, or a selection of highly-rated, world-class wines, The Capital Grille has it all. The attentive and exquisite service is another perk you’ll love.


There are over 50 locations of The Capital Grille across the United States to visit.

Deals and Specials

Like many fine dining establishments, The Capital Grille doesn’t offer frequent specials or discounts. However, if you head into this restaurant for happy hour, you can enjoy some cheaper pricing on the chain’s favorite dishes. During certain hours, The Capital Grille hosts Cocktail Time, during which a special happy hour menu is offered. You can enjoy cocktails and appetizers designed for sharing between $18 and $20 per dish. Price may vary from location to location.

3. Benihana

Perhaps one of the most popular fine dining establishments in America, Benihana is well-known for its delicious Tokyo-inspired menu and its impressive chefs who perform while cooking every meal. Diners can enjoy knife work and chef tricks while sipping delicious drinks and one-of-a-kind food.


More than 100 Benihana locations are spread across the U.S., and there are also a few international franchise locations.

Deals and Specials

Benihana offers a few different specials for diners in search of deals. If you’re looking for the biggest savings, you’ll want to join the Chef’s Table rewards program. Sign up via email, and you’ll get a $30 Benihana Birthday Certificate to use when dining at any location – and it’s free to join. You’ll also get access to special offers via email.

You can also stop into your local Benihana for happy hour, which is offered most days of the week. During happy hour, the fine dining restaurant offers discounts on drinks and a select menu of appetizers, including some of its tasty sushi.

4. Morton’s Steakhouse

Morton’s Steakhouse is one of the premier steakhouse restaurants in the U.S. – and even though it’s a chain, few other steakhouses can stand up to the quality offered by Morton’s. Diners enjoy indulgent and tasty USDA Prime-Aged beef, and you’ll be served only the top 2 percent of beef available in the country. You’ll also enjoy other incredible butcher’s selections, all of which is held up to Morton’s high standards. It’s truly home to what the restaurant’s logo claims: “the Best Steak Anywhere.”


More than 75 Morton’s locations span the United States.

Deals and Specials

If you’re looking to enjoy Morton’s menu without paying full price, your best opportunity for savings is Power Hour. Held at many of Morton’s locations Monday through Friday and Sunday evenings, Power Hour lets you choose from a special menu of beverages priced at $5.50, $8.50, and $9.50. You can also pick your favorites from a bar bites menu with delicious options priced at $7, $8, or $9.

5. McCormick & Schmick’s

Steak is a fine dining staple – but so is seafood. And if you’re looking for a chain restaurant that combines elegant dining with exquisite steaks and seafood, you won’t want to miss the experience at McCormick & Schmick’s. This restaurant offers an impressive menu of fresh seafood (which is updated daily), traditional steakhouse sides, and aged steaks. You’ll also find creative seasonal options for even more variety.


McCormick & Schmick’s operates 39 locations across America.

Deals and Specials

At McCormick & Schmick’s, your best savings will be during happy hour. Though it varies regionally, this seafood standout offers happy hour most days of the week, discounting drink prices and offering appetizers and bites for special prices. 

Joining the Landry’s Select Club will also help you save. This rewards club lets you earn points every time you dine at one of the more than 500 different Landry’s, Inc. restaurants – including any McCormick & Schmick’s location. You can cash those rewards points in for gift certificates, discounts, and freebies.