Ruth's Chris Steak House - Odenton

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516 reviews
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Expect nothing less than an extraordinary meal and first-class service from one of the most outstanding prime steak houses in the world: Ruth"s Chris Steak House. Among the most distinctive dining destinations in the area. At Ruth's Chris Steak House your service will always be first class-attentive but never fussy.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

OPENING AT 11AM MOTHER’S DAY • SUNDAY, MAY 12
MOMS CELEBRATING WITH US WILL RECEIVE A $25 DINING CARD
Terms and Conditions apply.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

OPENING AT NOON FATHER’S DAY SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH
DADS CELEBRATING WITH US WILL RECEIVE A $25 DINING CARD*
Terms and conditions apply.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

OPEN EARLY EASTER SUNDAY
CELEBRATE STARTING AT NOON SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST
Featuring Easter Brunch Specials & A la carte Dinner Menu also available

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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BD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Ruth Chris location is quickly becoming one of my favorites! The service is friendly and attentive, the food is excellent and the location is convenient(better than fighting traffic and paying for parking in DC!) My family and I really enjoy coming here:-)

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JG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server, Paula was outstanding; attentive without being overbearing. As always, our meals were delicious & we had a wonderful time, thank you.

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RE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to relax and have a great meal. I would recommend Ruth's Chris Steak House to anyone.

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FB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and generally attentive service. Our experience this time was marred by them serving us a cheap muscat instead of the late harvest desert wine we had ordered. When I asked if it was comparable they really didn't know (it was only later I discovered that the $30 glass likely should have only been $10.) Bartender didn't seem to care, maitre d' took note, but no one seemed interested in looking up the correct price or adjusting.

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RL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always fantastic. No better steak anywhere.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Ruth’s Chris we have ever been to! The flavor of the food was impeccable and the service was top notch. Patrick was our server-he really took care of us! Food/drinks came out quickly, managers were present checking in with tables, and we had everything we needed!

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R
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth’s Chris for lunch is the way to go, if you can find one open during lunch hours. The Odenton restaurant is and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had the steak and portabela mushroom salad, lobster bisque, and steak sandwich with Caesar salad. All excellent and at a lunch time price. Server was very friendly and kept tabs on us. We’ll be back if we find ourselves in Odenton at lunchtime.

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TK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Some miscommunication between our server and manager, suggested champagne instead of a requested Rose’. Our server was very busy and we didn’t get the normal necessary Ruth’s Chris attention. Shame since the cost was normal of a typical Ruth’s Chris . We will try again but not for a while

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SP
Atlanta
59 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was clear why Ruth's Chris continues to be a favorite spot for fine dining. The ambiance was upscale and comfortable with white table linens and attentive service. The lobster bisque as full of chunks of lobster meat. The lamb chops and the beef filets were thick, juicy and cooked to perfection. The various vegetable accompaniments (grilled asparagus, grilled brussel sprouts, custom-sauteed spinach) were fresh and crisp. The wine selection was very good. The house birthday dessert is a cheesecake with fresh blueberries and it pleased our 98-yr old mother. Doing cocktails and wine by the glass, dinner for 6 was a very pleasant and reasonably priced ($110/person incl tip) experience.

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KK
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Arrived at 7:50 for an 8:00 pm reservation. Crowded, wait in bar, that's fine. 8:15,we are sorry, but still backed up. 8:35, we are sorry, but a few more minutes. 8:50, we are SO sorry, we forgot about you. How about a free drink? No thanks, we drank in your bar and have to drive. Lovely table, next to a family of four. Maybe 8 year old boy was very well behaved. The whinny toddler with the bad cough cried through the entire meal. 10 o'clock on a Saturday night at a pricey steak house and you bring a sick pre-schooler? Really? Not happening again. The food is good, but the atmosphere and screw ups at this place have let us down for the third time and we're done. There are plenty of other dine dining options.

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Wasn’t one of my better experiences. Eat there often, however, I had to send my steak back twice and never did receive one of my ordered side dish. Manager brought out my steak after a considerable wait (other two guests in my party had completely finished their meals) and was unapologetic or engaged. Most likely will find other dining options.

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CG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Hoping this was just an off night for them. We had a 7:30 reservation and had to wait 30 minutes for our table; they explained they were running behind right when we arrived. Server was friendly and personable; food was excellent. The service was a bit slow but, again, hoping this was just an off night.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Had a reservation for 7:30, did not get seated till 8:05. Service took way to long. Noticed people seated after us get food quicker. Server was courteous, not really the quickest. Food was good, but not $280 worth of good. In my opinion not worth the money for the wait nor the food, and service was super slow. Left the restaurant at 10:20, that is how long it took. No THANKS!

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d
Baltimore
211 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is conveniently located for us; however, the cooks cannot seem to know how to cook a steak medium. Again, I had to send it back to be cooked more, and this destroys the pace of a nice dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Good food, private dining experience with curtained booths was a great addition to the experience. Service was excellent. Family friendly as well. Will be going back in the future for sure.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time's a charm! The food was awesome and so flavorful! Had the Ruth Chris Classics which comes with appetizer, main dish and dessert for a very reasonable price especially given the quality and portion size, which was just right, even had enough to go. Our server, Mark, was wonderful. Very attentive and made sure our drinks were to our liking. Couldn't have had a better evening. Glad it's nearby and had complimentary valet parking. Already planning for a return visit!

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OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Noisy bar, appetizer after salad, no beer menu, food good. Not up to Ruth Chris best.

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PC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very nice and good, excellent service and the prices were decent. The environment was very quiet and relaxing, it made me feel like I was home in my house with no worries.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum food good. Ya

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Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant that is a step above your normal night out. Evening is definitely worth the money spent - food, service, bar are wonderful!!

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SM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful. My food wasn’t cooked correctly but my server fixed everything and was amazing.

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CH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to this particular restaurant. Everything was outstanding. The best part was we were not rushed. Our server waited until we finished one course before submitting our next. The food was perfectly cooked to order and very very tasty. We will definitely return.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Negligent/absentee wait staff. After over an hour......Ribeye steak was garbage, bone in tenderloin had very little meat. Our table was in a remote area of back room....unappealing.
The people who brought our food were great, dessert and coffee were good.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Sarah the server was great. The food was better the last time we were there. Some of the sides cost more than their taste and texture. More isn't necessarily better. The bathroom was dirty. The manager needs to talk to people instead of skulking about.

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E
New England
49 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth's Chris - version: Odenton is an excellent edition to the chain. The décor is modern, elegant and clean. I particularly like the wine racks behind glass that are throughout the restaurant. The filet, as always, is superb as is the lobster mac-n-cheese and au- gratin potatoes. From the moment the valet holds the door open for you until you leave, the staff makes you feel like a valued guest. I always appreciate the manager stopping by the table to check on how things are going. Sean, our server was exceptional. I have been to many Ruth's Chris', this has quickly become one of my favorites. If you are in Odenton Maryland and want an amazing steak and exceptional service this would be the place to try.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To much surprise, the pork chops returned and they were spectacular! Paula, our server was Excellent as we had her before. I never get tired of this place! I look forward to life's accomplishments for thru will be celebrated at Ruth Chris.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The lobster bisque had minced lobster meat which was disappointing. I would suggest a lobster claw instead

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service ever! New seasonal special!sisnt kick me out even though I was there after hours

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DM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal and a wonderful anniversary celebration!

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was not very crowded for it being a Sunday evening. The waiter, Colin, was very knowledgeable about wines and made a great recommendation that paired perfectly with our steaks. He was also able to make a Bloody Mary, even though it wasn’t on the menu.

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p
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great service even better very nice restaurant

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I made reservations well in advance and we still had to wait about 20 minutes for our table to be ready. Bar area was full so really wasn’t a lot of room for a party of 9 to “hang out”. I feel like our waitress was not engaged with our party. I was celebrating my 50th and this was my first Ruth’s Chris experience. I did enjoy my meal choice with the ribeye. Will definitely give it another shot but at a different location.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual, the food was amazing. The restaurant was slightly full (which is normal for a Saturday night) so they could have done a better job of having more servers.

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PP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited for the first time, and it did not disappoint. Highly impressed with the food and service. We both ordered the Ruth’s Classics menu which included a salad, entree, side, and dessert. I order the 16oz ribeye and my wife the filet. Wow, so good. It’s amazing the difference in prime vs. choice beef. My wife had a martini she enjoyed and we both enjoyed a bottle of wine (Zinfandel) with dinner. Already discussing our next possible chance to catch a lunch (burger!) and grab a cocktail, or dinner one evening after work (I ride the MARC into DC). If you haven’t been to Ruth’s yet and love steak, what are you waiting for?!

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KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Although we had a reservation, we waited 15-20 minutes to be seated. At which point, an offer was made by the restaurant to either sit at a table in the bar area or continue to wait until a table in the dining area was available. We reluctantly elected to dine in the bar area.

I have higher service expectations for an upscale restaurant. While I understand that some events are beyond the control of a restaurant, at a minimum, I would have expected some form of compensation (e.g., free round of drinks, dessert, etc...) and acknowledgment of less than expected service, from restaurant management.

In summary, I was disappointed to have paid a premium price for a special family dinner only to be relegated to dine at a table located within the bar section of the restaurant. At the end of our meal, we left the restaurant feeling somewhat let down by our Ruth Chris dining experience.

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JM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I’ve eaten at Ruth’s Chris several times. The food is always phenomenal. Our server had a great personality, but we were never even offered refills for our drinks, including water. I’ve never had this issue in the past. The server’s assistant usually keeps your water glasses full. Hopefully this won’t be normal occurrence.

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F
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

overall great food and service-would go again! nice ambiance

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LS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place to eat. Just try not to go on Valentines Day. It is crowded. Food is still good and comes on time. We love this spot!

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C
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

This was my worst dining experience at a Ruth’s Chris. I frequent this restaurant, and neighboring locations, yet have never had an experience that included poor service. Besides exceptional food, I love Ruth’s Chris mainly because of the extraordinary customer service that is normally displayed. It was Valentine’s Day, so I expected there to be a crowd and maybe a delay in the timing and speed of service. However, there was no delay in speed, only a decrease in the quality of service given. Our server was inattentive, unprofessional and overall not pleasant. She attneded to my tavoenonly in passing. Literally, asking if we were okay while also walking passed our table to assist her other tables. The only time she actually stood at our table was to take our order, and even then there was this sense of urgency to complete that. Towards the end of our meal, she began cleaning off our table, and removed my mashed potatoes without asking was I finished, or offering me the option to take them home. I was literally in the middle of drinking my water, while the remainder of my food was removed and thrown away. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME AT A RUTH’s CHRIS. I can receive service like this at Apple Bee’s, for far less the price.
I filled out a card to document my experience and my server noticed my displeasure. She came back over and asked why I was displeased so I told her. She apologized and said she is a lead server and this was not reflective of her abilities. This made me feel absolutely no better, as I was still left without food, and an unpleasant dining experience. My experience was not reflected in her tip, as I still tipped more than 20%. However, I will NEVER return to the Odenton location.

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