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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/washington-convention-center
  • 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 8889259937
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)romantic (30)good for groups (18)fit for foodies (17)notable wine list (16)vibrant bar scene (9)great for lunch (8)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great Celebration Venue
    Dawn
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    john175
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome spot for date night!
    LMS104
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The wine,steak and salad were
    Andy0529
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summary
    Theblogger
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best!
    MsVicSmith
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I am never disappointed, the food and service is always great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    roon
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, but service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It started so great...
    portsnhmanVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent large group dinner
    Jimmy
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is not worth $.01!!!
    FitandFabMomma
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Extra Mile on service.
    DButler
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resturant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    MaryV
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    FuturCPA
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed the restaurant,
    windycity
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    Satisfied
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistantly Delicious
    ladyj51
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Every bite of the sizzling hot steak sends me into complete euphoria every time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding anniversary
    Patrice
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Great anniversary dinner choice. The staff helped us celebrate by taking our picture and surprising us with a desert and a sweet message.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food & Service!!
    Shelly
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Ruth's Chris never fails to bring a huge smile to my face. I took a friend of mine there for his birthday and I'm so glad I did. It's the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, girls night out, any special occassion or if you just want to enjoy a good meal. The food was delicious, our waiter was very attentive(and super cute), and the atmosphere was inviting. I don't eat out often but when I do, if I'm going to shell out that kind of cash for food it would only be at a restaurant on Ruth's Chris level. Can't wait to go again!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have eaten there many times
    mrak
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I have eaten there many times and this was probably my most disappointing visit. The server was overwhelmed by too many tables with large parties and we waited a very long time to order and a very long time for drinks. This got better though after an hour or so. Also, while I usually get the petite filet my husband wanted the porterhouse for 2. The filet portion in particular was fatty with connective tissue which made it impossible to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    If steak is want you want....then Ruth Chris' is the place to go! Pricy, but not outrageous. Everything was excellent...from the bread, to the drinks, to the lobster....and the steaks were the best! You don't have to order a 48 oz beast to get great steak...a variety of weights and available and cooked to perfection! I was used to the location near DuPont Circle but this 9th Street (fairly new I think) is close to where we go (Fords theater, Verizon Center). Give it a shot! Come hungry !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Christmas lunch
    DCgirlVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    This restaurant is only open for lunch in December and we have had a girls' Christmas lunch there for numerous years. It is always enjoyable and friendly; service is excellent. As usual, the food was wonderful, we opened gifts and totally had a relaxing lunch together, with only one of us having to trot back to work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    kimmy
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    This was my 5 time there. Food & Service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its a party
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    This was my first experience at this 9th street Ruth Chris. I was very shocked at the noise level at this restaurant, at times it was difficult to hear the other person at my table. My server disappear on us a number of times and when we did see him, he would walk pass the table without checking on us. The food was fair, the presentation and taste weren't exactly what I was use to with other Ruth Chris I've been to. I would recommend this restaurant for those who want somewhere to go for a group dinner where noise is not a concern. This experience maybe due to the fact the restaurant is located right near Verizon Center.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was spot on, food
    NakedScotsman
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Service was spot on, food was amazing. Wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Happened to Ruth Chris?
    FoodieNation
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Made a reservation, my party arrived before I did so they sat her down. The host tried to seat me at a different table. Luckily i walked right past her! 10 minutes later a waiter arrives. We go with the three items for 50 bucks from a preset menu and order a bottle of wine. Appetizers come out, no wine. The manager brought it to us. We are still eating our apps (because in addition to the preset menu salads we ordered Ahi tuna). Our entrees arrive. The table is now full of plates. Medium steak is well done. I am allergic to chocolate so i ask for a scoop of sorbet instead. He doesn't know the flavors or if i am able to get one scoop. Negative he brought 4 scoops of the same flavor. Meanwhile a baby cried for majority of our meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fine restaurant--Ruth's Chris Steak
    VerizonFrequenter
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    The menu is ample with choices, and the selections do not disappoint. Management needs to spring for a new carpet--current worn out carpet feels like walking on concrete. Steak is excellent, service is tops, in and out quickly for pre-commitment at Verizon Center was smoothly functioning, with a waiter that acknowledged early in the evening my need for speed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday Luncheon
    DEC2013
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Food, Service, Atmosphere, ...Absolutely Outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not meet expectations
    mrsray
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    For the price and reputation of this chain, I would expect more. We were seated in a back area up against a faux wall - like a short wall. It was awkward in ambiance in making the restaurant seem very chopped in half - long and thin- so felt small. It seemed a little dated. The waiter was just okay. He tried to push us to buy more many times - came and grabbed his tip fast and never returned at the end. My steak came massively under cooked - took us a while to find someone who could take my steak back since our waiter couldn't be found. It returned charred, tough and dry. Sides were just okay. I dine out a lot in DC, and with so much competition I think you really have to be on your game. And I was very underwhelmed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible service experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    KevinM
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Brittany our server was excelent and humorous ....The Thanksgiving Dinner menu was very tasty didnt expect the turkey to be so flavorful....I will be back for Xmas dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat Disappointing Value
    PRinDCVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Saturday night reservation at 7:30 for two. We shouldn't have to wait almost twenty minutes to be seated when half of the restaurant was empty. Generally there were two to three people at the host station, yet parties were backed up almost out the door at times, again despite the dinning room being half empty. Very strange. I voiced concern after waiting about 15 minutes and noted the availability of tables, yet hostess didn't seem too concerned. The ribeye was somewhat disappointing; it wasn't that flavorful nor that tender. The creamed spinach was decent. Given the service, so-so food, and the fairly high price, I didn't find it to be a good value.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food/poor service
    Testy
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    We ordered Ruth Chris Classic. Food was good. Our waiter, Stephen, was marginal. Once he had more than one table he was unavailable. Forgot our dessert. Took 15 minutes and three apologies before he could bring the dessert. The dining experience did not live up to previous meals at Ruth Chris. Too many good choices to have a poor dining experience due to poor service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruth Chris DC Covention Center
    Mikel
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Im a huge Ruth Chris fan. This location worst service.
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  • The Food was excellent, however
    Angcar
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The Food was excellent, however the service was very slow. It took quite a long time to get each course and the staff was not as attentive as past visits to the DC location.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food but Service Needs Help
    HoyJoy
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The food at Ruth's Chris is always good and normally the service is impeccable. But the last few times we have been there the waitstaff seems VERY inexperienced and, sorry to say, almost inept. From forgetting to bring bread, to fumbling to open a bottle of wine, to disappearing before dessert is brought out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 51st birthday dinner
    JBrandon
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Great choice for my 51st birthday dinner!! Great attention from the waiter and waitstaff. Food was delicious. Colorful birthday graffiti on table was a SUPER nice touch and the photo taken exceeded my expectations!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth Chris
    GByoda
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    We go there every time we need to celebrate an event . The service is always outstanding. They need to work on the zazarac though but all and all a grea experience .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic