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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
  • Email: washdc@ruthschris.com
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "This Ruth's Chris is right in the middle of vibrant Dupont Circle. As it's in an older building, some peculiarities are to be expected, but overall this was a fantastic experience. The food, of course, was nothing short of amazing. We shared the porterhouse for two - absolutely recommend!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The T-Bone was so thick and juicy. Wow the most tender steak I've ever tasted, it's like it melted in my mouth. It was delicious, the best!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "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
  • "Went to Ruth's Chris for the first time last week during restaurant week. I was floored - the food was amazing. I ordered the meal that had steak, chicken, and a crab cake with mashed potatoes. The steak melted in my mouth - perfectly cooked and the chicken and crab cake were delicious as well. My boyfriend ordered the salmon which was equally delicious. Service was good. Would definitely recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "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
  • "This Ruth Chris has Excellent Customer Service Skills and the food is Always OUTSTANDING!!!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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
  • "Took the wife and had a ball. The service was synchronized with the food...Great. Really good to see the diversity in age groups and cultures."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week and had an amazing meal. Everything was outstanding."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Great service and food. Server was very attentive without being overbearing and made you feel at ease. Steak was cooked to our specifications perfectly and was very enjoyable. We are definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant with my boyfriend for our first DC Restaurant Week dinner. It was great! The service was top-notch (which is sometimes rare, in my experience, if you're sticking to the Restaurant Week prix-fixe menu). It was a good amount of food for the price. For our entrees, we both got the Mixed Grill - stuffed chicken, a crab cake, and a 4 oz. filet. Overall, a great experience!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "my cousins and I enjoyed our dinner during restaurant week:)"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Absolutely incredible. Loved it. Everything was superb. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Superb service and delicious food. Easily the best Ruth's Chris I have been to, and probably the best steak I have ever had. Would happily recommend this location, and we plan on returning."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Service was slow probably because of New years eve. Food was not on par with other locations."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "A very disappointing dining experience all around: --We weren't seated until 45 mins after our reservation, no apologies, not offer of drinks while we waited --I had to stop the waitress and ask to order, even after she passed our table 3 times with our menus closed. --Entrees were brought out well before we had finished appetizers. --My wife's entree was not to her taste, the plate was taken untouched with out any question of why she did eat it. --The server didn't know which table the orders belonged to, and went from table to table asking what he was holding was that table's order. The only redeeming part of the night was a very tasty steak. Would not recommend or return."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a lovely room and our waiter was extremely nice. The steaks and cream spinach were perfect."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I have had Christmas Eve dinner at this restaurant for several years. This year I was disappointed to be seated at a table that was squeezed between two other tables so that there was almost no room at all to move. It was also unfortunate that the two tables near us had small children who were naturally quite excited given the holidays. The food was good but the ambience not so much. There needs to be fewer tables in order to enhance the dining experience!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Everything was wonderful: food, service, ambiance. We had a perfect, romantic evening."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I have visited this restaurant several times over the decades. I make a point of stopping by whenever I am in town. In fact, I often brag about the restaurant to other restauranteurs and friends. But, this outlet of Ruth's Chris fell far short of its own standards, and of my expectations which, admittedly, are high. My steak--a 12 oz. Ribeye came back with almost no browning on the surface. It was what I think of as a "wet steak." It was plenty hot and it was a good cut, but I was disappointed. The standard for steaks is set by The Ringside in Portland, OR and recently by Elway's in Denver. I also ordered a cocktail. The cocktail was poorly made; I had to tell the waiter how it should be made."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Service was "off," which is unusual. Cocktails took 10+ minutes to arrive, one side dish didn't come until we were half through eating, coffee came without cream and that was another 5 minutes, and worse still, the waiter disappeared after serving coffee. We waited 20 minutes or more for him to reappear to get our check, but ended up having to ask another waiter to go find our server. The cumulative problems made the visit a let down."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This is my family's 5th year celebrating Thanksgiving at Ruth Chris. This location is our favorite because of the cozy atmosphere and the dedicated service from the curb to the table. We typically pass on the turkey dinner menu and dive into some RC classic items. This year our highlighted items were the brussels spouts, sweet potato casserole and the porterhouse steak."
    Dined on 11/28/2013