Ruth's Chris Steak House - Washington DC

4.5
183 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 183 people are saying
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mariaa
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great ! Must try crab cakes ! The filet is amazing and cooked to perfection ! Love the pomegranate martini !!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The actual dining experience was very nice and had a great waiter. Sadly, the parking experience was negative. Their valet blocked people from public parking and demanded valet fee to park there. When issue was raised with restaurant since it was highly unlikely that restaurant has public space permit for so many spaces. When asked if they had a public space permit because their valet was intimidating people for a valet fee in public parking spaces, they responded with “how do you know that we don’t have a permit”. Since these permits are required to be publicly displayed, the hostess staff was trying to intimidate patrons, so they could continue charging for public space. It is disappointing that a restaurant with good waiters and food has such a horrible hostess staff. I would recommend other Ruth Chris locations. The hostess staff here were liars and bullies. If you have a similar experience, please submit complaints to DDOT, so this locations can be appropriately fined for their violations.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Washington DC
Responded 5 days ago

We pride ourselves on providing all of our guests with outstanding hospitality and what you describe concerns us. We would like to learn more. Please Direct Reply with your contact information, including your name and a phone number, so that we can reach out to find out more about your recent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server wasn’t very attentive. Had to tell her a few times to remove plates from appetizers to make room for the main course.

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JohnE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filets cooked perfectly. Loved the au gratin potatoes (1st time). Creamed spinach always delicious.

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JCSOntiveros
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños, de lo mejor en calidad y servicio.

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vipJean
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our family’s Christmas dinner here and my dad told me to book it here every year moving forward!

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vipJaywest
Washington DC
236 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Ruth's Chris was superb! Our server, Anna, was attentive and professional. The food was amazing and the ambiance was fine, as we were seated in a room all to ourselves. There was some activity in the other room and the bar, but it did not inhibit our enjoyment of the meal. I would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Our server was good. My son enjoyed his burger. The shrimp and crab cake options were not tasty at all. I will not be returning to that location.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Washington DC
Responded on December 27, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear your experience wasn’t great. Your remarks will be shared with the team.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, overall experience!!! Might make this a Christmas tradition! 😉

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TaraE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Terence was great!

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BentonF
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't ask for a better, more personable server. The suggestions he made were excellent. The food was amazing.

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darrynb
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The cowboy ribeye just not the same. Dinner was nice but just not the same

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Liv was amazing! She made great suggestions for the Spicy Shrimp appetizer and the sweet potato casserole. Both were absolutely amazing!!

Will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

good, i loved being there!

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WilFam
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for great service and food! Made our Holiday Family Dinner even more special and wonderful!

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cskeats
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining experience. Service was attentive and on top of it! Food was perfect, wouldn't change anything. Best shrimp cocktail! Manager checked in a couple times to make sure we were happy. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really strange crowd. Avoid

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vipRedwood
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Didn’t have our reservation. So, I made another at the check in and waited 7 minutes for that time.

Sat us on top of two other tables when the room was literally empty. Baby at the other table and the family reeked of marijuana. Hostess said it’s “impossible “to sit you elsewhere.

Server was very nice but inexperienced. They were understaffed. Food was good without doubt. But worth $125 per person? No.

Have never left a bad restaurant review. But stick to the bar or avoid this particular location.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Washington DC
Responded on December 11, 2021

We’re so sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience. We will pass along your feedback to management.

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vipWorkingmansgourmand
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mac at the bar. Danny our server. Entire staff great. Even manager Jamal.

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Mercedes
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit! Consistently good food & service

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vipVirginiaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

It was Thanksgiving and understandable that the restaurant was busy. However I noticed that there was a lot of staff that was hired for the special anticipated day. But service was still very slow. We did not get attention when we arrived for about 10 minutes before we were offered drinks or shown the menu. And that went on through the night we had to wait several minutes to catch our server’s attention and for our request to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom for thanksgiving dinner and the food and service was outstanding.

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We were sat next to a party of 12 people who were so loud we could not hear ourselves in an attempt to have conversation over dinner. We were a small group of 3 and there was plenty of other tables, yet we were placed next to this large group with unrelenting volume for the entire 60 plus minutes of our dining experience. The manager, Mike, apologized, a couple of times, but that didn't really compensate for the unsettling atmosphere, nor seemed to really care. Prior to arrival for our reservation, we were notified of the dress code, therefore, we expected that the patrons were of that caliber. The food was good and the waitress was also good. I would definitely look for other options instead of Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Washington DC
Responded on November 24, 2021

LauraD we appreciate you writing about your recent visit with us. Guest satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us and your feedback has been shared with the local team so they can work to improve. Thank you for providing your feedback.

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PatriciaT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant needs to correct the address and menu on website. It was difficult to find since we did have correct address. Food was good. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids had a date with mommy and literally ate everything.

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JuanitaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know where to start lol. From the service to the food everything was absolutely amazing.

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DanielleH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The steak was excellent as always however we ordered the sweet potato casserole which was excellent and the mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes were horrible!!! I’m so surprised that Ruth Chris would have something that tasted worse than Kentucky fried Chicken. The potatoes were supposed to have garlic in them but it tasted bland. The consistency was of boxed potatoes. This dish needs to be revamped.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Daryn and he was great! He was very knowledgable about the menu and steered us towards the right choices. Although we are visiting DC, we're always have a great time at any Ruth's Chris we dine at.

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Vegasvaca
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the Porterhouse for two and it was fantastic. Also, the wine was great as well! Our service was great, too!

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CeCe
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I took a friend to Ruth's Chris Steak House for dinner for their birthday. They selected this restaurant. I do not eat steak but have found that most steak restaurants have really good seafood. My friend ordered the surf and turf. The waitress recommended the garlic crusted sea bass for me. My friend really enjoyed their meal. I found the garlic crusted sea bass to be very tasty. It was served on a bed of cooked spinach. I order a bake potato as a side. This had to be the largest baked potato I have ever seen. I ended up eating 1/3 of it and taking the rest home. The garlic crusted sea bass was well prepared. It was juicy and very tasty. The bread they serve is also delicious. It is crusty and warm. Kudos to the chef! I highly recommend this restaurant. My only critique is that it is listed as 2001 K St NW. It is actually on 21st and L. The address needs to be updated.

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MarkT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Thank you :)

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Tisha
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank You Kim Jamelle and staff .. always the best !!

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Leena
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Josh was amazing ! Thanks!

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DamonD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrated 80 years young for our dear friend Willie Parker!

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Graddad
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive friendly staff. Great food and atmosphere.

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vipstevens
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

the food was truly outstanding. the steaks were very juicy and tasty and cooked to order. the seafood was fresh, simply grilled and tasty. the appetizers, the salads and dessert were all excellent. service was pleasant....but inexperienced and not at the level of a high end steak/seafood establishment. overall experience was very good and i will definitely return.

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Mercedes
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, services was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service!

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Washington DC is rated 4.5 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.