Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center
Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/washington-convention-center
  • Phone: 2023934488
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Happy Hour: Sunday - Friday, 4:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Seth Olinger
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Washington, DC - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ruth's Chris - DC - Convention Center offers 4 private rooms accommodating from 12 to 70 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Anne Choe 8889259937
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz: Wednesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: G & H
  • Public Transit: Gallery Place Metro stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available in front of the restaurant for $10.00.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center
Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy, and delicious from first bite to last.

Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All while you enjoy the warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality.

Looking to celebrate with a group? We have private dining spaces for almost any size group. Need to host an event at your place? No problem. We'll bring the sizzle to you!

So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out.

Reservations are suggested.
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)romantic (31)good for groups (20)notable wine list (14)fit for foodies (12)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Enjoyable evening in DC
    Sauvlet
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The menu was varied and the service outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant for business dinner meetings. Good location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average, but not for the prices
    JodyVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The meal and service were mostly average. A little off, for the prices. Nothing stood out and nothing made it worth the money.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Customer NO Service!
    SteakEater1
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Ruth's Chris has always been some where I said 'I have to eat there' Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity raved about how good it is. So when I was in DC I went with some co-workers. Great place, easy to find. We thought the service would match the reputation! Wrong. They refreshed our Coke with Ice Tea! Took forever to get our order taken and the place was not real busy for Tuesday night. We got our salads quickly then the steak! I was so looking forward to this. I ordered the filet and when it came on the hot plate still sizzling I thought sweet just like I anticipated. So I cut into it. I ordered it medium rare it was raw purple inside. I had to wait 15 minutes before anyone came back to check!! They had to recook it and no apology!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MOTHER'S DAY DINING
    foodlover22
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a ball, Great Family, Great Food, and a Great Time. It was quite pricey, but worth it.... my boyfriend ordered the 6oz steak with shrimp and it was quite small but he said it tasted great. We had a party of 12 so they set us up in a nice private room which was awesome. I would definitely recommend this for special occasion dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    ChequeM
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Food was outstanding as usual. On this occasion the service was slower than at any other time. I will chalk that up it being Mother's Day, but it took almost 30 minutes to get our desert. The valet parking took a long time to retrieve our vehicle also. For a moment I thought they had lost my SUV. Although not my best overall experience at this restaurant, the exceptional service I received in the past earned them a pass on this visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Spot
    Taurus05VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My fiance and I celebrated my birthday. We decided to do dinner early so that we can enjoy some the evening and not rush through our dinner. Around 6p, the atmosphere was perfect because the restaurant was not that crowded and the noise level was great. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive to us as well as the other workers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our anniversary dinner was wonderful! The food was amazing! I can't wait to return for another meal!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    rcj0410
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We certainly felt pampered when we went to Ruth's Chris. It was our first visit to this location although we have visited Ruth's Chris' locations throughout the country. Our waiter, Hal, was fabulous. The extra special birthday touches were greatly appreciated. The filet mignon melted in our mouth. Service was extraordinary! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dennis
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The music from the bar was loud and didn't fit the ambience of the rest of the restaurant. But the great food and outstanding service made up for this.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience !!
    Lpaylor
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food here is always great. Service was excellent and I will be back to dine again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like Ruth's Chris
    HarleyVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This one won't disappoint. Attended for business dinner and it was completely conducive. Great food, great service...and quite.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Happy Hour
    KATELIN
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The restaurant has amazing service and food! Friday nights is not the best night if you are planning a relaxed dinner as the bar is very busy and loud. I will definitely return, but will avoid Friday nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming and overpriced
    ramseywannabe
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was my first visit to a Ruth's Chris. I was always under the impression Ruth's Chris is a fine dining experience, but I found it ordinary. My medium "filet" was slightly overcooked and had ribbons of grizzle that I've never seen in a filet before. I've had better for less.
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sizzlin' Hot
    Tourleader
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Ruth's Chris in NYC is my favorite place for dinner and I booked our small party into this DC location assuming it would be as good. Every bit and more! Most of us had a steak because the sizzle is worth the price, but everybody was delighted with their choices. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny. A wonderful evening with friends could not have been better. The sides were all large enough to share and perfectly prepared. I normally get the shoestring potatoes because they really complement the steaks. Mushrooms were wonderful as were the asparagus. There's never a "but" at Ruth's Chris. Always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Visit, We Will be Back
    EricSr
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. We chose Ruth Chris based on a friends suggestion. I am very glad to say, it was an excellent choice. My wife and I will definitely be returning often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Davidg
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The food was great and the servers where excellent ! Loved it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy expensive for nothing special
    jerylb
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This restaurant was very disappointing. My expectations were high but it didn't deliver. The food was good but the price was so high for what you got. To put a slab of meat on a plate with nothing else, it looks bad and unappetizing. It was a Sunday night, yet our waiter was very busy with others.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service still lacking.
    HoyJoy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    There is still what appears to be a very inexperienced wait staff. The waiter would disappear for long periods at a time. It's a shame because we love the food and have been going there for a long time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    curlygurly33
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I usually love Ruth Chris, this last experience left me very disappointed. Our reservation was not honored on time. We were told that we would have to wait even though we made a reservation. The servers (two) tried their best but they seemed very overwhelmed. We had to keep reminding them to bring our drinks. The valet service left much to be desired. I had to physically get out of the car and ask a valet attendant to please assist us. There was another long line at the valet to pick-up our vehicle. Most of the people in line were complaining about the wait. This was suppose to be a special romantic bday dinner. Although the food was delicious, the poor service ruined the overall experience. Sadly, I will not return to this Ruth Chris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went above the average
    SandiVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The restaurant was filled. We arrived late due to severe traffic issues on I95. I called ahead and explained our situation. When we arrived 1/2 hour late, we were concerned that we wouldn't have time to eat and finish in time for the Eagles concert at the Verizon Center. But the staff flew into action and sat us within 7 minutes. The wait staff was already informed of our time limits and took our order promptly. We finished our fabulous meal in time. This time it was a glass of wine, beef for my husband and Salmon for me. Each was perfectly prepared and outstanding. We will be going back again!!!! Next time we'll take some friends with us to share the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 Hours for Pre-Concert Dinner?
    McPhersonManVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Dinner reservation for 6 at 6pm before an 8pm show. After informing the server up front, we were still late to the show.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Nite
    Bobby
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Planned friday nite dinner with my wife was outstanding. Upon entering we could feel the energy from the bar scene which will require another visit for happy hour. The food seemed to take awhile but when it arrived everything was outstanding with my wife having the petite steak and I the salmon, delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food but so-so Service
    cakes
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I used to LOVE this Ruth's Chris. The service used to be top notch and I would go so often that I knew the managers by name. However, since they changed management a couple years ago there has been a significant decline in the service. This particular experiene wasn't so bad but it wasn't the great Ruth's Chris service I've known in the past. Our reservation was for 5pm which is when they open and our waiter was late for work (which we were told this by another waiter which was unprofessional) and he explained that's why he would be taking care of us. He was a nice guy but the restaurant was not busy yet we had to look for him often. However, as always, the food was excellent which is what keeps me going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but the wrong element.
    mensan98th
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The food was good and the service excellent, but there were some rough types in the bar. We'll go to another location next time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer
    Cynthiaf91
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was my husband and I first time eating at a Ruth's Chris and it was sooo good! The food was amazing and the service was really good. The staff was very friendly and fast. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to bad
    bodiquie
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our waiter wasn't as attentive as others. Overall the food was good. Dress attire however is pretty much thrown out.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Similar to other Ruth's Chris
    1JE1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    All Ruth's Chris restaurants are pretty much the same. The food is delicious but expensive. Service is good but nothing special. My main complaint is that we had asked for a romantic table but they put us right by the kitchen even though multiple other booths and better tables were available. When we arrived (exactly on time), we were made to wait while we could overhear the manager and hostess debating which table to put us at. When we were finally seated, it seems they'd picked the worst one for us. On the plus side, the valet was very quick and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Pick
    MaxW
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great meal on Valentine's evening. Drinks before dinner were superb with great choices. Servers seemed a bit busy at times, dishes were cooked to request and all were served hot. Steaks were excellent and the lobster mac and cheese was the best side. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a girls night out to celebrate Valentine's Day. Restaurant service was great! We decided on the special Valentine's Day menu which was amazing. Bar service was excellent. Definitely will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Celebration Venue
    Dawn
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Experience was wonderful for special occasion. The waiters as well as managers were very attentive. We would come back at next festive time to enjoy again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    john175
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    When I made the reservation I told them we had to be out in an hour. They were absolutely accommodating and gave great full service within the hour. Thanks Hal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome spot for date night!
    LMS104
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This was my first time at Ruth's Chris and I will definitely go back. The food and service was amazing, even despite one of the hostesses poor attitude. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine selections and made great recommendations. A bit pricey but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The wine,steak and salad were
    Andy0529
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The wine,steak and salad were outstanding, the best ever crab cakes....but the garlic mashed potatoes tasted out of a box and no more chicken granted were came late and it was restaurant week so a lot was pre-prep. I took the dessert home because I was so full. A overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summary
    Theblogger
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    From the rudeness of the maître'd to the lack of knowledge of the waiter, I'm pretty sure this amazing establishment could eithe retrain it's employees or get better ones. Though it might seem minute and a cliché but indeed first impression do matter especially to paying clients or customers. On a positive note, My entreé was good but the star of the night was my dessert. The dessert did put a huge smile on my face.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best!
    MsVicSmith
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I am never disappointed, the food and service is always great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    roon
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The steak, crab cake, spinach, and mashed potatoes were excellent. The lobster bisque was pretty good and the stuffed chicken was alright. The sin cake was very rich. Service was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, but service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Excellent food, but service is terriblle. Dined here with a party of 6 on Saturday during Restaurant week. Despite having a reservation, we had to wait almost an hour for our table to be ready. After being seated, we waited more than 15 minutes for a waiter before we finally flagged one down. It was another 15 minutes before we were given water, another 5 minutes until the waiter took our order, and another 10 minutes after that before we were given a bread basket. The food was excellent but the bad service was inexcusable. I love Ruth's Chris but would never eat at this location again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It started so great...
    portsnhmanVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Our dinner started great. Kristopher was our waiter. He started out great. We ordered the Ruth's Classic. My beet salad was amazing; my partner's caesar was good. Our steaks were perfectly cooked. This is where the wheels fall off the bus. Khan was working as the busboy. On 3 separate occasions, Khan filled my partner's water glass and totally ignored mine. We were at a table for two. After we finished, we had to wait over 20 min for Kristopher to return. He asked what we wanted for dessert and I asked for a menu. 10 min later the menu arrived. We ordered coffee and a dessert. It took 20 min for coffee & 10 min for the dessert.He said coffee had to brew. Offered no refill either. Not the kind of service u expect.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent large group dinner
    Jimmy
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We went with a group of 13 for restaurant week and had an awesome time. From the service to the food, Ruth's Chris did an excellent job making the night special. They were exceptionally accommodative and friendly to our large group, in addition to being quick and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is not worth $.01!!!
    FitandFabMomma
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    So we went during restaurant week. I had the trio platter that came with stuffed chicken, crab cake, and small piece of steak. The steak was good to order, medium, but lacked the flavoring of better steakhouses like Capital Grille. The chicken was so dry and didn't contain any stuffing. The crab cake was subpar at best. The lobster bisque was soooo salty and only had a few pieces of lobster. The mashed potatoes were instant, like from a box. No flavoring at all. Don't waste your time or money there. It's soooooo over rated and quite frankly the best feature is Lola the bartender. She was quick and attentive as we had a couple of drinks while we waited to be seated. This location has nothing on other steakhouses. I'll never go back there!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet