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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3500/Bethesda
  • Phone: (301) 652-7877
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jose Ramirez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Bethesda, MD - 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 - Bethesda offers 2 private rooms for up to 30 & 65 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Janice Chan (877) 293-4586
  • Entertainment: Thursday through Saturday: Keyboard player in lounge from 7:30pm

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking offered daily after 5 p.m.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Bethesda, MD 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 this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. 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. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "I loved everything about this restaurant except for the fact that there apparently was no valet parking, so I parked in a public garage nearly two blocks away. I learned however that they DO have valet parking. But there is no valet parking sign out front and there are no valet attendants out front either. To valet park, one must know that one has to go around the block and look for a sign and attendants which are there, somewhere less than a block away. This restaurant is as good as Morton's, which is saying something! But it is quite a bit more expensive than Morton's. If looking for a four-star dining experience in the Bethesda area, and getting good value for your dollar is of interest to you, choose Morton's."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our waiter, Gabriel, was amazing - very attentive and helpful. The cocktail I had, Bees Knees Agave - was one of the best cocktails I have ever enjoyed. My appetizer (lobster bisque), meal (petite filet) and side (potatoes au gratin) were all delicious. Great experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Extremely poor handling of guests. The restaurant was nearly empty, yet another family with a noisy child and a man wearing strong cologne was seated next to us. No! Give people space when possible! Our busboy leaned across my plate to fill my water glass, spilling on the table. No! Walk around, pick up the glass, and fill it. The busboy removed a plate I was not finished with. No! Ask first! I asked for vinegar and oil for my salad, and the busboy removed it before I was finished. No! Ask! The busboy removed the bread plate and butter, when I had planned to use some of the butter on my vegetable. Stop! The food was very expensive, and we expected excellent service. So disappointing. Don't see how they stay in business."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My husband has long spoken of Ruth's Chris with business dinners. Finally we went ourselves. I enjoyed everything we consumed - from the flavor filled Ahi Tuna appetizer, to the melt in your mouth filet on the sizzling plate of butter, to the beyond words tasty cauliflower and finally decadent creme brule. The creamed spinach was a little too creamy and not enough spinach for my liking. The blackberry cocktail was light and refreshing and the glass of Merlot a great compliment to the meal. It was an extravagant meal for us (my husband enjoyed the chocolate explosion for dessert), made possible by the generosity of two gift certificates. If we had been dining on our own, the meal would have been a more low key."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "An excellent dinner, as usual. The steaks were subpurb. We will be back again soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was a great meal....food couldn't be topped. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service too."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I took my father there to celebrate his special day (Father's Day)."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Sam was an excellent waiter. The Ahi tuna appetizer is incredible. The filet at 3.5 lb lobster pre-cut from the shell were perfect."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "No matter the city, you know what you will get when you go to Ruth's Chris. It never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Booked into Ruth's Chris to be sure of a great typical steakhouse experience for visiting relatives from England. One of them had limited mobility, so I was happy to see valet parking. First off, the food was very good - steaks of expected high quality, the sides were generous and the desserts gooey. Décor was ok, a bit high end Cheesecake Factory, but still ok. Server was pleasant if rushed. The restaurant fell down on valet parking, which is off a side street and not marked well, hard to find and hard to circle around the block. Other small but annoying issues: main course served before one diner had finished appetizer and dishes cleared with a grumpy clatter. Both marred what should have been a first class experience."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner as usual. Food was terrific and service wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "A college graduation dinner with my grandson, a special dinner at a special restaurant. Food and drinks were outstanding. I look forward to repeating the event there in three years for my granddaughter's graduation. Perfect ambiance. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Despite being a chain, Ruth's Chris always delivers when it comes to steak. I took my parents out to dinner for a special occasion and my father remarked that this was one of the best steaks he'd ever had - I wholeheartedly agree. The Ribeye was deliciously marbled and tender and cooked to perfection. I will continue to frequent this establishment for special occasions (it is expensive) and recommend others to try it if they haven't had the pleasure of a Ruth's Chris experience."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I haven't been to Ruth's Cris in awhile, but my wife and I have wonderful memories of romantic dinners there. It's expensive, of course, but we always felt it was worth it for a special dining experience. As a result, we were really surprised and disappointed with our overall experience. Here's why: Our first server was so casual and inattentive it immediately dampened the night for us. He acted like he didn't want to be there and then we rarely saw him again. We had two other servers involved throughout the night and we never quite knew who we should be talking to--they clearly didn't seem to be talking to each other. And the end, we never saw ANY of the three servers ... had to wait about 20 minutes to even see one to ask for the check!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I had requested a more private location and we were seated in the main walkway entering the restaurant. Not private at all."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food and service were fantastic. From the valet to the hostess to the wait staff everyone gives first class treatment and the food is always great. Love this place and you will too. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Reservation was on time and service was great. Attentive service without being oppressive. Nice ambience for a late Mother's Day lunch. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "...with one exception - undercooked, small, and disappointing barbecued shrimp. One long-time favorite that will come off my must have list. Otherwise, fabulous food, attentive service and a lovely evening. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Overpriced. Probably just pay for the name. $50 Filet--wouldn't pay $20 for it again."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Always love Ruth Chris and will continue to eat there."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The last time I ate here I was very disappointed. This time I was very impressed and satisfied, best steak I had in a while. I will be making a return visit."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The server we had was awesome! We enjoyed the food and the dessert we ordered Chocolate Explosion was delicious! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Ruth's Chris has become a tradition with me. A close friend and I treat each other to a dinner there for our birthdays every year, and my husband and I also celebrate anniversaries and birthdays there. We especially love their Classic menu that allows you to select the entree and get a salad, side and dessert as part of the price. The food is always delicious, and the steaks are always cooked perfectly. They also pay special attention to the special reason for the celebration."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I took my wife to Ruth's Chris for her birthday and we had a wonderful dinner and evening."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have enjoyed this restaurant for many years. Whenever we have a family celebration, we go there. The wait staff is well trained & courteous. The menu is varied so there is something for everyone. The food is done to perfection and the bar is friendly and well stocked. We look forward to many return visits!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything about this place is so excellent. Best steak I've ever had in my life. My fiance had a great time on her birthday thanks to the great service."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Ruth Chris Bethesda is always a great restaurant to celebrate special occasions. They go out of their way to provide the best of service, really making it a special event. The food and cocktails were outstanding. The waiter was outstandintg too, extremely attentive. We appreciate the extra attention to detail, the photo at the end of dinner is a nice keepsake. The decor is beautiful, great atmosphere! Thank you for a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Disclaimer: I booked this for date night, but I was at work and just did not have the time to look for prices -- which they conveniently leave out of their website! Bf got the sirloin and I the lamb chops, but we both found out that everything is a la carte so with his glass of wine, two sides, our bill at the end ended up being $145+, tips and taxes included. Gotta tell you, as a newly-working professional/grad student, it made quite a dent on my bank account. Will I go back there? Nah. You can get good steaks/lamb chops elsewhere without having to reconfigure your next month's budget."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "great food; nice ambiance...but only mediocre service. Overall the dining experience was not at the anticipated level."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My in-laws were in town and they wanted fresh Maine lobster done right. So I called ahead to make arrangement. The restaurant has valet parking which worked well for my slightly aged in-laws. We went there with our daughter (4) and they were accommondating. You know some fancy restaurants are not kid-friendly. Food was wonderful. Lobsters were cooked right. My father-in-law ate a 3-4 lb lobster with satisfaction. Service was good, although they forgot to bag our dissert until I asked again. It also would have been nice if the server have had warned us the portion size. We ordered one side dish per person, not knowing the side dishes were kind of big given the lobster."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Overall, we were not impressed with the food or service. My wife and moved to DC recently and like to try new places. We felt it would be a good idea to stay with a known place for a special occasion. I made the appt to celebrate ornamental wedding anniversary expecting a fabulous night there. However, the experience was quite average but the bill was exceptional.. Oh well......."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "People always assume that you get a good meal at Morton's and Ruth's Chris. in fact that is not always the case. Indeed I have been disappointed at times with both restaurants but not that often. In Bethesda this Ruth Chris never disappoints. The food is always good as is the service. Never had a bad steak there and always have been treated well. It's not a cheap meal but it is a;ways worth the price. I give it 5 stars."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This restaurant has the best steak of any of the high end steakhouses. I recommend this to anyone for any special occasion."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been to other Ruth's Chris's and really enjoyed them. I'd give them 5/5- notably the two in Baltimore and one in DC. However, this one in Bethesda was surprisingly not up to par. My main complaint was about the service. I don't know how this guy got a job at Ruth's Chris but he must have slipped through the cracks. I've been in the restaurant biz for over 13 years and I was surprised he worked there. He made rude jokes to my girlfriend and I and acted way too casual. My girlfriend ordered her steak medium well and it came out medium rare. Mine was fine. About half of the guests in the restaurant had on t-shirts and jeans- It didn't bother me that much but I thought there was a dress code. I wouldn't go back, I'd spend my $ elsewhere. "
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "When you go ask to sit in the section with Sam. He is the best waiter ever and will make your meal special."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Typical Ruth Chris experience. Just what I expect; excellent."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This is the most consistent restaurant that I have ever had a steak at. The best!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We love Ruth's Chris. The food was excellent as always and we got a great wine recommendation for a blend. We had two waiters...one was awesome the other one really got on our nerves. The annoying one was constantly interrupting us asking questions and talking to us like we've never eaten a steak dinner before (we told him we'd been there many times before). It was just my fiancé and I and he literally would interrupt every intimate conversation we had. The other waiter was appropriate and awesome and the food was great. Worth the money and we'll be back again, just avoiding the interrupting chatter!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was perfect and the service impeccable. We took our waiter's recommendation and tried the bone-in filet. What a flavorful and tender steak. The salad and sides were perfect as were our drinks. Joe was a fabulous waiter. He made recommendations, was attentive and never made us feel rushed. Our experience exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service was slow, had a reservation and pure table wasn't ready, food was good but not worth the price tag."
    Dined on 2/28/2014