Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. The Big Island location of the popular Louisiana steakhouse chain serves the sizzling steaks and heaping sides the restaurant is known for. Early evening Prime Time specials consist of a salad, entrée, side, and dessert for a fraction of the price. Otherwise, the tasty, classic sides, which include creamed spinach, sautéed mushrooms, and potatoes au gratin, are à la carte. There are vegetarian options, but Ruth's Chris is a true steakhouse and is best suited to meat lovers. Nightly happy hour (5 to 7) provides substantial discounts on such items as escargot, barbecue shrimp, seared ahi, and prime-rib sliders. The beautiful bar area includes comfortable lounge seating in a sophisticated setting. The Shops at Mauna Lani, 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr., Kohala Coast, HI, 96743. 808/887–0800. www.ruthschris.com. No lunch.