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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3501/Washington/Connecticut-Ave
  • Phone: (202) 797-0033
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Yolanda Ruiz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, 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 - Connecticut Avenue offers 2 private rooms for up to 12 & 50 guests each.
  • Private Party Contact: Lerma Willett (877) 376-4258

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S Street NW
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is offered for $7.00, and alternate parking is available at the Universal South Building one block away on Florida Avenue.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Washington DC 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Food is excellent. Atmosphere is very clubby and in fact the vast majority of diners were men. That being said, 125 for a steak, salad, vegetable and dessert seems quite high and probably not for everyone."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This is a poorly managed restaurant that doesn't meet the same standards as other restaurants in the chain. The waiters and host staff need better training. The restaurant is dirty and outdated. The restaurant needs an overhaul."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It took awhile to get coffee that was hot. Other than that the experience was very pleasant."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "With all the new restaurants in DC Ruth's Chris could stand an updating. Restaurant was more than half empty and it was about 10 minutes before someone came to the table. Then our entrees came to the table while we were still working on appetizer. Too slow then too fast. Ruth's Chris use to set the bar. Now it's just mediocre at best."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our food was great -- yummy cocktails, perfectly cooked filet mignon, delicious sweet potato and pecan casserole. Waiter was attentive and good, too. Where they fall short is ambiance. Although it costs the same, this is no Prime Rib. There is no dress code, so sloppy tourists in Tshirts abound. The guy who escorted us to our table didn't understand that he was supposed to pull out my chair - even when I stood there waiting. Guess he wasn't trained properly -- at home or at the restaurant! As noted, food and service are excellent, but if you also want a gracious and refined ambiance for all the money you are spending, Ruth Chris (at Dupont location anyway) is NOT the place."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service, food, atmosphere mist excellent. My only complaint is that it is grossly overpriced. I believe more expensive than other RC locations but I have found that everything in Wash DC is expensive.."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "we were hoping for a little more quiet, but impossible to get away from bar (world cup) noise. otherwise, typical good Ruths Chris food."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "what a GREAT meal for a 50th B'day Celebration we really enjoyed it"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our waiter was very nice but did not do a good job of serving us. He was slow, didn't stop by often, etc. Other tables that were seated after us got their food before us. The food itself was wonderful and we still had a nice meal... just very surprised by particularly poor wait staff service at Ruth's where it's usually great."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Very nicely designed interior although ceilings are a bit too low. Service was terrible for a slow night. We were rushed and asked for our food orders without being asked for drinks. The food was average at best. Not a good value considering the prices are comparable to superior steak houses down town. A group was seated adjacent to us and we're allowed two small dogs to join the party. I am a fog lover, but not where I eat. Food is subjective, many people have many different opinions. I believe many will find this location acceptable. I have been to many Ruth'Chris in many cities. This one was the worst by far. In my opinion I can't believe it is allowed to carry the name. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Julio did an excellent job accommodating us even though it was so unusually busy ( graduating weekend) . They ran out of my champagne, but they went out of their way to fix the problem. We were very pleased . Service was excellent. You have a great staff."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This place is top notch. We eat here every year while attending the Realtor Party Convention & Trade Expo. The server we had on Saturday night was awesome. She always made sure that the food was good, kept out water glasses full. If you not been to location in DC then you might just want to put it on your buck list. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Nice intimate booth for two in the main floor dining area. Service was excellent and response to a food preparation concern was perfect. The lobster & filet combo was outstanding. I did miss not having oysters, mussels or some other shellfish for an appetizer. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a party of six for dinner to celebrate our younger son's graduation from GW University. The food was excellent and the wait staff was very patient, helpful, and attentive. We had a great time and I would recommend Ruth's Chris (NW) to anyone."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I've eaten at this Ruth's a dozen times, and at others more often than that. Last Saturday (5/3) was the worst service I've had at any Ruth's Chris, and easily the worst at any of the major DC steakhouses. We had a small issue early on--took 20 mins to fill drink order, then gave a short pour--which was no big deal. But after we complained about it our service level went to zero. When drinks were not quite empty, our server grabbed them off the table without pausing to ask if we wanted to order another. When one person did order a new one, he turned away before others could order too. Did that twice! Didn't stop to ask if food was done correctly (it was). Cleared half-full side dishes w/o asking if done (we weren't). The worst."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This Ruth's Chris is in desperate need of a renovation. Unfortunately it looks so old, dark and dingy that I wouldn't want to go back. It's a shame because the food was good. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I didn't even know there was one near my hotel, but found the service to be impectible Wonderful food and fantastic staff!!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "waitress was not friendly - in fact rude, and did not listen. Our food order was all mixed up - they couldn't fix it, so we had to trade ourselves, and change the toppings as they were all wrong."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Being from New Orleans, I have gone to Ruth's Chris for many years for my steaks. I wouldn't go anywhere else. The meat is superb and the broiling in butter is to me the only way to cook them. Thank goodness they are here in DC and all over the U.S.!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This restaurant is beyond comparison in my opinion. My girlfriend had a birthday this week and so I decided to treat her to a restaurant we had never been to, and the nicest restaurant either of us have ever experienced. After eating the food I felt like it was not only her birthday but mine too! Best steak I have ever had!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Our Waiter Was Extremely Nice & Vibrant His Name Was Gene. He Knew That Menu Inside & Out Which Was Good. Only Think Was The Nosie Level Was Pretty Loud. When Dining Here Expect To Pay A Nice Amount & Sides Are Seperate. Food Came Out As Soon As It Was Done Which Was Excellent. Overall The Experience Was Wonderful"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food is excellent. Service is ok but could be a bit more professional. Drinks are very over priced and mixed drinks are not made well. Had to send back a barcardi and diet coke - really - is that a hard one to make?"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I've eaten at several Ruth's Chris Steakhouses previously, including this one. The rib-eye was better this time than at any other before. If you didn't have ears, you'd look around and say this was a 5-star restaurant. But the noise level was too loud. I prefer silence plus soft music. The steak was wonderful! Actually, I ordered a salad and my husband ordered the steak, but he ordered the large steak so he could share it with me. It was one of the best I've ever eaten! The salad was great too. The service was quite good, plus good coffee and dessert. We were in DC letting our Grandson experience new things and seeing the Nation's Capitol/Capital. He was unimpressed with the restaurant, but what can you expect - he's 12."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This location stuck to the Ruth Chris reputation all over the country in that they have great food and good people working at their restaurant."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We were very happy with all of our dinner selections. The steaks were done exactly the way we wanted, the sides were very generous and the presentation was perfect. The noise level was a little loud but not off putting. The service could have a little more attentive, but over all it was a very nice evening and we all would return and recommend this restaurant to our friends."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "First time to eat at an RC. We've been to other Steakhouses before so we decided to try RC. Glad we did."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Great food, terrible service. Had to wait 15 minutes to be greeted, waiter rarely checked back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is a very unique Ruth's Chris atmosphere wise. The building has a very old age feel and in certain portions of the building you feel like you are eating dinner in a wine cellar. There are lots of nooks and crannies throughout the restaurant that are fun to explore. The food is top notch and wine won't disappoint."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to other RCS's so we thought this was a reliable treat for valentine's day. We were surprised to see that the place was not very crowded for a traditionally big restaurant night, probably due to the weather. That is fine with us, but we were seated at a small 2 top instead of a roomier table, even though it appeared that others were available. The service was ok. In the past, at other RCS's, the service is fantastic. This was just typical service of any restaurant. The food was very good. We both had filets, and split mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. We shared the chocolate dessert. All was temperature appropriate and delicious. We will probably not being revisiting this location."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day and it was a great experience. Just like usual, the food was delicious and the steak cooked perfectly. Will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I just celebrated Valentine's Day at the Dupont Circle location. My husband picked this location. This was both of our first time eating here. We dined at the Ruth's Chris in Bethesda a few years ago and the experience was great. Our waitress' name was Shenola and she was absolutely the best. She was very knowledgable and was attentive but not a nag. The food was cooked just right and was so flavorable. My husband and I were both very pleased with our dining experience overall."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was concern about my bar tab and the confusion around the appropiate amount of my bill. The bar manager could not explain the problem and just proceeded to ignore my question. However, other wait staff was superb."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We have been to different locations of Ruth Chris, and always have found the food and service to be excellent. However, this time while the food was still amazing, the service was terrible. Our waitor kept disappearing, and we had to keep asking another waitor/waitress when we needed something, and they were not even busy this evening. He was not very friendly, and didn't seem to really enjoy his job. The hostess was also not very accomaditing. We requested a booth with our reservation, and when I asked if we were sitting at a booth I was just told "No... We don't have any." Overall, the food was great, but having such terrible service ruined our overall dining experience. I would return to Ruth Chris, just not to this location."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I went to this Ruth Chris during restaurant week. The food was great and at a great price due to restaurant week promotion. The server was very courteous and our food came out in perfect time. You must order steak when you come. It is so tender and juicy! The baked potato and spinach are great side dishes to compliment your steak. The location and ambience are not the best but food is wonderful."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This was the first time I went to this Ruth's Chris. The environment was very different. Not as nice as others I've been to in DC and Baltimore. Our server seemed like she was just doing her job. Not personable at all. The food was half way decent. I've had better steak at Outback to be honest. I will not be returning to this location."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I have been to various other Ruth's Chris dining establishments and this one did not fail. We were fortunate enough to participate in restaruant week and the food was excellent. I will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food and ambiance was a bit below the standard of a five star restaurant. The service was a bit slow and the food was not highly desirable. The silverware was extremely spotty. The area that we were seated in had patches of plaster and it was a complete eye sore. I was not impressed with this experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This Ruth Chris has Excellent Customer Service Skills and the food is Always OUTSTANDING!!!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "First time to this location. Sort of small space but they make the best of it. Like going for special occassions and the food is always the best. Especially the steaks the way prepared."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great happy hour specials. Delicious steaks. This was one of the few restaurants where you could score a real deal during Restaurant Week."
    Dined on 1/17/2014