Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda

4.6
1620 Reviews
$50 and over
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Bethesda, MD 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.

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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 1620 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

I regularly entertain clients in other cities at Ruth’s Chris with good service. But tonight was special occasion at my hometown location for my daughter’s 21st birthday.

We were seated right next to the wait stand in a tight booth for four despite the restaurant being less than half full. That tells me they think I’m not likely to be a repeat client. We had to repeatedly ask for dishes to be cleared from the table through our multiple courses.

The food was delicious as always, but I won’t be back to this location again.

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JeffM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. Service and food was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was our server. Wonderful evening. Great service.

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vipCathyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor service. Steak blood red when ordered medium well. No apologies for issue. Had to flag down server to get drink refills, check, missing food items.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for both food quality and service we wish we'd made a better impression. Your valuable feedback has been shared with the local team for review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you in again soon.

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EntreLetDownButGood
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have the food four stars as opposed to five only because the wedge salad we ordered had some slightly brown lettuce. But the main course of filets was exceptional. Very well cooked, cooked exactly as ordered (medium done well for my wife and for me medium well was also done correctly).

The meat was perfectly seasoned as well no need for salt or pepper. The service was excellent, and we got a free cake at the end when we told our server it was my wife’s birthday. Very nice. The parking is quite convenient usually plenty around the block. They also evidently had valet service as well if that’s desired (didn’t think they would because of the pandemic). Overall a wonderful dining experience which we intend to repeat.

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ALHpromo
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall good experience, we enjoyed dining out at this restaurant and highly recommend.

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GwenR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a good time. The stuffed mushrooms were all filler, hardly any crabmeat but other than that the food was delicious! Had the best waiter also.

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RobynA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time dining out since 2019 so I was very anxious about going butttt because it was my husband's birthday I gathered up my courage to go. Waite staff attentive and a good time was had by all.

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samuelb
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday dinner.

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EROD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We have dined here and at other sites many times. This as the first time our waiter was sub-par. He came by not long after we sat down but we had eaten the whole loaf of bread (someone else dropped it off) before we saw him again. He had not even taken our drink orders so I have no idea where he was. The room was far from full. He was not very attentive at all and spoiled our anniversary dinner. Food was great as always and perfectly cooked steak per our instructions, just bad service.

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KimL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Franck was an amazing server and made us all feel at home! The food was great! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They are not consistent on serving spinish.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great even though they were closing in 30 minutes. Staff and waitresses were friendly. Great service !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Took My Baby here for Mother’s Day and it was good and our favorite dessert was amazing! Was surprised that the sides were so big

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Twebb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This food was ok but they was very slow and it was not crowded,plus we had an reservation. The server was nice but not honest about the food,the stuffed mushrooms are stuffed with stuffed not crab so I was very disappointed about that.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on May 12, 2021

Twebb, thank you for your honest comments. We are sorry to hear that you had a less than favorable experience. Your feedback is very important to us and essential for our growth, not only at this location but also as a brand. Your comments have been passed along for review and will help us improve moving forward. Thank you!

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Brett
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take Mom on Mother's Day! Great food, great service and great desserts!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely experience all-around!

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JasonH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Douglas the server was exceptional. Knowledgeable, classy, and well spoken. A clear professional. My wife is very particular, but he found suitable food solutions for her. Great experience overall !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed sitting at the bar. Julio was very attentive. Food was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We all enjoyed our food and the service was great! We will definitely be back

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melissah
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

My husband had never dined at a Ruth's Chris. I warned him that it was not all that good and over the years gotten worse, but he needed to experience it for himself. We love to cook and have flavorful palates. He was shocked when his upgrade of the cowboy steak tasted because they ran out of ribeyes! It was small, not cooked to order and tasteless. My filet was just a bit better because it was cooked to order at least but lacking in flavor. The barbecue shrimp had a sauce that was very bland-no hint of barbecue flavor at all! Our sides were asparagus and scalloped potatoes. The asparagus was over cooked, and the potatoes lacked flavor-low quality cheese, potatoes cubed instead of sliced and bland. We also got lettuce wedges. These were fine because, well, how do you get such a simple salad wrong? $215 total with tip. All these foods we cook better ourselves for a fraction of the cost. I am sorry Bethesda Ruth's Chris, but your chef/cook needs help. For such an expense, he or she needs to be better trained. The waiter was great. We didn't complain because we are just not the type, but given this opportunity, we HAD to speak out. We don't eat out very often-especially now during this health crisis, but it hurt to spend that kind of money and not enjoy it at all.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on April 11, 2021

Melissah, thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality and what you describe is not consistent with our standards. Please reply to us directly with your contact information, including a phone number so we may speak with you further regarding this experience.

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vipRico
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William our server was great. He was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Our whole dining experience was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Went here for my 15years anniversary. I made reservation and was very detailed in my notes. The lady that ushered us in maybe the manager fot that day took me and my wife to the most disgusting part of the restaurant. Just opposite the bar, no table clothes and the candle was not on. I wondered if she read the note on the reservation or even saw how well we were dressed. I didn't want to complain so i dont look like a grumpy black man. We have celebrated our anniversaries in high end restaurants and this is the first time @ RC and it was a bad experience. No word no complimentary desert etc. Down to Eddy V's and everyone will atleast have the manager come say "hi" and wish you, or card signed by manager or complimentary desert or just something to make it special.
Thank God i have a wife who does mind

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner celebrating a graduation. Excellent service and fantastic steaks as you’d expect. Would recommend

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vipDebbieN
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our anniversary and our food and service were both outstanding! This will be our go-to steakhouse!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was our waiter and was exceptional, made the experience very relaxing and easy. He tended to all of our requests and made sure we left extremely satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was not the amazing “Ruth Chris” quality, our appetizer which was calamari was way over cooked and coating was falling off the calamari. The lamb chops were good but they were in just a hurry to serve us so we leave before 10pm. I love this restaurant but today it did not deliver. Still spent over $300 but I feel I need a do over with usual quality and service. That’s why we come back. The lobster in the Mac and cheese tasted old as not fresh. Took dessert and more to go. Hope they taste better.

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frequentdiner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

This is our favorite Ruth Chris’s locations. I don’t know if they had a new chef or if he was just tired that day but the food was COMPLETELY off.
We started off with our normal Seafood Tower. Once it hit the table it immediately smelled fishy. We began eating from the Seafood Tower and everything was great until we got to the lobster. The lobster claw felt gritty and slimy and tasted like chalk. I than attempted to eat the tail but couldn’t get passed the smell, that’s when realized where that fishy smell was coming from.
For dinner I ordered my steak medium well. Which meant I wanted a little pink in the center right? Well it came out extremely well done with no flavor. The only thing I ended up taking home that night was sweet potato casserole.
The service was great as usual by Sarah. We’ve had her as our server a few times and she never disappoints us.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality and what you describe is not consistent with our standards. Please reply to us directly with your contact information, including a phone number so we may speak with you further regarding this experience.

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vipJohn
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I ordered my steak medium and it came out rare. Very disappointing for Ruth’s Chris or any high end steak place

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on March 4, 2021

We appreciate you writing about your recent visit with us. Guest satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We'd like to learn more. Please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number, so that we may directly address your concerns. Thank you!

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vipGinaD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Ruth’s Chris just after the County opened things back up. Our waiter was William and he was outstanding. The food was scrumptious and the atmosphere perfect for our romantic evening. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portions are smaller now

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

It was freezing cold in the restaurant

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on February 17, 2021

We are sorry to see that it looks like your experience with us was less than favorable. We would like to know more. Please consider sending us a private message with your contact information, including a phone number, so we can make this right. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Franck was terrific, food great as usual

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vipBloggerdemon
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It's a lovely venue and the service was good. Unfortunately, the featured steak - bone-in t-bone - was over-cooked and dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William our waiter was amazing

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vipMattT
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not the best meal I've had at Ruth's Chris, but certainly passable. My only specific issue was with the side dishes that arrived lukewarm. The lobster bisque was also luke warm and had only one small piece of lobster. Very atypical for a place that normally gets everything right. 5 star service, though, thanks, Meg! And nice job of physical distancing. Still love this place. Recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was wonderful! Great staff and the server was very nice and professional. I can’t wait to come back!

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vipMattT
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spot on including exceptional service (Christine?). One thing I will advise is that lately steaks here have generally been coming out a bit less done than I am accustomed to. The good news is it is pretty consistent. You may want to order one temperature above your usual preference if that is an issue for you. Nice job with social distancing. Highly recommend.

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Spencer
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was a wonderfully attentive waiter that made sure our first experience here was great! The food came out fantastic. Would recommend.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda is rated 4.6 stars by 1620 OpenTable diners.

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