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

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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/washington-convention-center
  • Email: washdcii@ruthschris.com
  • Phone: (202) 393-4488
  • 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 (888) 925-9937
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "The food here is always great. Service was excellent and I will be back to dine again."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This one won't disappoint. Attended for business dinner and it was completely conducive. Great food, great service...and quite."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was great and the servers where excellent ! Loved it"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Dinner reservation for 6 at 6pm before an 8pm show. After informing the server up front, we were still late to the show."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waiter wasn't as attentive as others. Overall the food was good. Dress attire however is pretty much thrown out."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I dropped off flowers for my wife prior to our meal and the staff ensured they were delivered to our table after we were seated. Very classy and nicely done. Great service and a very good steak."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Horrible service experience. double expected wait time for each course. waiter disappeared more than once. hockey night at Verizon center. cannot recommend for business dinner. first time we ever had a bad experience at Ruth Chris. Never received an apology despite a complaint. my client was a little stunned."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I am never disappointed, the food and service is always great!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The food here is incredible. Especially the Filet Mignon. Servers are friendly. Plan to be here a while though; our three course meal took two hours."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I had a wonderful time during resturant week. The steak and mash potatos was delicious. The food was delievered on sizzling plate.. The down fall is I never did catch the name of my server and he didnt recommend any wines or signature drinks.. however I had a great time."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Ruth's Chris never disappoints, especially this one. The food and service is always outstanding, and we never feel rushed. They provide high value for the quality of food and service. Especially nice was the fact that when we arrived for dinner, the hostess asked whether we had theater or event plans that would require us to be done by a certain time. Most restaurants don't extend this courtesy and more often than not finishing our meal has cut it very close to curtain time. Cudos to Ruth's Chris for going the extra distance."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "This was my 5 time there. Food & Service was outstanding"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Really enjoyed the restaurant, great hostess and waiter. No issues. 1st time at the restaurant though I've known about it forever. No problems at all!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Dined for Restaurant Week 2014 the dinner was very good, decided on the Mixed Grill, which you get to try a healthy portion of chicken, crab cake, and a petite sirloin (filet)... everything was prepared to perfection. Couldn't eat all of the food and got to take home with what would have been a delight the next day for lunch for work, except my boyfriend took it...lol Thanks for an exceptional meal in any case!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We took advantage of Restaurant Week and celebrated a birthday at the same time. The staff went out of their way to make the table beautiful with sprinkles of "Happy Birthday" confetti, the menu for Restaurant Week is incredible - 4 courses - all delicious - and the bread is amazing. They even brought out extra birthday desserts at no charge. Our server took our photo and then gave it to us as a gift after dinner. She was terrific. This was a great visit and we'd highly recommend going here for the total experience! Thank you Ruth's Chris downtown!!!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014