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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3501/Washington/Connecticut-Ave
  • Phone: 2027970033
  • 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 8773764258

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.
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.5
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)romantic (24)notable wine list (18)good for groups (15)fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Outstanding!
    LoveToEat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food and customer service are Always Above and Beyond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissapointing Experience
    DCDiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We ate here during Restaurant Week because we had enjoyed Ruth's Chris in Boston and wanted to give the Bethesda location a try. Our waiter was clearly not a fan of Restaurant Week and immediately tried to steer us toward a more expensive menu option. When we opted for the Restaurant Week menu, we were begrudgingly served a sub-par dinner selection. There was nothing special whatsover about the salad. The steak was good, but the main course was a boring, 'bare bones' presentation of steak and bland potatoes. The menu listed three options for dessert, but our waiter didn't bother to tell us that they were out of the third option, and instead served us what they had on hand. We were dissapointed in the whole experience; food & service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish!!!
    Ange
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    As always I love Ruth Chris! I had the Restaurant Week special, the mixed grill, which was really good and a glass of Meomi Pinot Noir. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and so did my daughter who had the kids stuffed chicken breast. The service was great. Loved my dining experience. I always visit this location when I'm in DC and I frequently visit the location in Houston as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The filet was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend adding the blue cheese crumbles.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary success!
    DCFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I spent our 1st anniversary at this restaurant enjoying an intimate dinner. Since I put in the comments that it was a special occasion they actually had some fun confetti on the table and everyone made sure to wish us a happy anniversary. On top of the always amazing food and service, they really made the night super special. Thanks to the team @ Ruth Chris for helping us kick off the next year of marriage with a spectacular evening!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was good by server BUT.....
    Watcoach
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Although the service was good by the waitress and staff we were very disappointed when there was no reduction of our bill by the manager. When going to eat a caesar salad a SCREW was found in the salad! Yes a SCREW!. The manager was apologetic and even told us the SCREW was from the pepper mill and offered us a drink. None of us drink so we declined. A new salad was brought but we were still charged for the salad. We felt that the salad should have been complimentary at least. Imagine if the SCREW had been ingested how that would have been a total disaster.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • is there value for the dollar?
    PES50VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poorly Managed
    WillVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Coffee
    CMAET
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    It took awhile to get coffee that was hot. Other than that the experience was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great, however...
    DavidD
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, but misses the mark
    FreshVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place for steaks!
    Chaz
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50th B'day
    H2oers
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    what a GREAT meal for a 50th B'day Celebration we really enjoyed it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wait staff
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worthy of the Ruth's Chris name
    HonestOpinion
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Erica
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    PJ2448
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Booth for Two
    WesternTraveler
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Celebration Dinner!
    FrequentDiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptionally bad service one night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 721 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW reviews archive.
  • Renovate
    DCLocal
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful steak
    Medic
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I didn't even know there was one near my hotel, but found the service to be impectible Wonderful food and fantastic staff!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waitress was not friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth's Chris has the best steaks
    Susie
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    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.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My taste buds have been enlightened
    Steakenthusiast
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time @ Ruth's Chris
    LovelyBEE
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    AmyBVIP
    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?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish it weren't so noisy..
    GrandmaTeachingGrandson
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Meal
    Frank
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for a celebration
    2good2betrue
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner Number 2
    FamilyDinner
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    First time to eat at an RC. We've been to other Steakhouses before so we decided to try RC. Glad we did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the absolute best
    soontobemrsmulllings
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I had an amazing date with my fiance. Ruth chris has wonderful service, wonderful food, and is just all around outstanding. I always look for a reason to go here..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth's Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great food, terrible service. Had to wait 15 minutes to be greeted, waiter rarely checked back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, the rest was meh
    ISOGoodFood
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    DCDiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Impressed
    Deare
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Confusion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food...Great...Service...Terrible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate