Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda

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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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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Deeply mediocre. I tried to play it safe and go for a known-ok steak; should have gone elsewhere :(

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded 7 days ago

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, Ewan!

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OT
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, as usual. Wonderful service. Thank you.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming here for years; for Special occasions, and because we just love the steaks.

This visit was for my husbands 50th birthday and the service was outstanding, as usual. The food, not including the steaks seems just okay. The fried calamari was especially bad: over cooked, and mostly batter. For $19 this was a disappointment. But the salads and steaks were perfect. An overall good experience, but some attention could given to quality of all food items.

JW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was inviting. The service at the bar and the table was outstanding. The food was superb!

QR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointed with the steaks. Several of the steaks ordered were really sub par. Tough, and grisly and no where near the size we ordered. Staff were very good but did not respond very well to our complaints about the steaks. All extra vegetables we’re prepared very good and liked very much. We have always enjoyed Ruth Chris but we’re just a little disappointed with quality of the meat at this location.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, Quintus. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality, atmosphere and service. We do hope you'll consider giving us a second chance to make a great impression. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please with your contact information including a phone number.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Entrees came out before the soup and salads. All good presented together. Soup was cold. Meat was fair - ribeye. Service was spotty. Drinks not filled.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. This is certainly not how we wanted your visit to go. We'd like to learn more -- please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number so that we can reach out to you directly. Thank you!

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ND
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Steaks were great, as were the wine. The seafood tower was chintzy. Much better at Le Diplomat for the same price. Server was very good for the most part.

EW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Depends. It is a bit over priced, even for a nice steak house.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on September 20, 2019

Edward, thanks for reaching out. We believe that the quality of our service, atmosphere, and food make us one of the finest high-end steakhouses anywhere, and we wish you'd left with a better impression of the value of our offerings. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please reach out to us directly with your contact information including a phone number.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Manager not friendly at all. They shouldn’t take appointments for 10 PM when they shut off half of the menu. I made a mistake going to Ruth Chris on a date.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on September 17, 2019

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. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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BS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Nemer was wonderful, attentive, and sweet!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on September 12, 2019

World-class hospitality is at the cornerstone of everything we do at Ruth's, and for that reason we are so happy to read your review about the great service you recently experienced. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon. Thanks for the great review.

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CG
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most memorable birthday dinner! First time I’ve been to a Ruth Chris steakhouse. My table was decorated, the drinks were filled to the brim and the fillet was cooked to perfection. Buttery & mouthwatering. Our server was excellent and suggested the perfect pairing of wine. I can’t wait to visit again!

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Server got the orders wrong - forgot a side dish and delivered the wrong dish to the wrong person. Also forgot a dessert but then included it on the check. Also included the birthday dessert (I called ahead and was told it would be complimentary) on the check. Typically a great experience but this time, not so much.

- Mike Heyeck

S
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an Amazing experience at Ruth Chris in Bethesda. The hospitality was awesome from the time we walked in the door until the time we left. My girlfriend really enjoyed her 50th Birthday.

Thanks for making it a memorable experience for her, as well as, the rest of us!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thanks for the great review and for choosing us to host your girlfriends special day! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

My sons birthday

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband’s birthday

LG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 1

Put bernaise sauce on our steak sandwich that we didn’t want but fixed it when we asked

LD
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I’ve been to Ruth’s Chris many times, but last night was such a disappointment. First, it felt like the server was on commission, working a little too hard to convince us to order appetizers, and then tried - to the point of discomfort - to convince my 90-year-old mother to order a $90 lobster. When our dinners arrived, my mother’s medium-plus steak was as hard as a rock. The server requested that she cut in the middle to make sure that none of it was pink. When she did he said that he saw a little bit of pink so her steak was fine. Clearly, it was not and I asked that it be replaced. It took 35 minutes to get her a new steak. My filet was too gristly to chew so I was unable to eat much. The server seemed annoyed that we didn’t want to order dessert…I definitely had room but just wanted to get out of there. With the outstanding steakhouses in this city, I won’t be going back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on September 12, 2019

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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R
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service , creamy spinach a little too cheesy. Overall great service. Romantic date night

DL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

It was our anniversary we went for restaurant week and the waitress was trying up charge on the menu. She even tried to up charge us on the wine.

She was rude and it a very uncomfortable dinner. We usually go to Capital Grille and are never treated this way. We decided to try Ruth Chris because my husband enjoys their food better. It was a uncomfortable dinner and ruined our anniversary celebration.

After my complaint to hostess I asked to speak to the manager who was on vacation for the week she took my name
and number and said he would call when he returned, I never heard from him. After my first complaint on open table I received a response saying someone would call me in a couple days to discuss, that was weeks ago.

Horrible customer service!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you for your review, Diane. We are very sad to hear that you did not enjoy your most recent experience with us, and we would like to work to make it right. Please reach out to us directly with your contact information, including a phone number. We hope to hear from you soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Our server left half way through our meal, no one said anything. We ordered our dessert to go and it took over 20 minutes!! It was not busy at all!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on September 9, 2019

We are sorry to hear this and would like to speak to you further. Would you please send your contact information, including a phone number, in a private reply to us? We appreciate your business and would welcome the opportunity to make this right!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I was surprised initially at the lack of presentation! Maybe this was because it was restaurant week? I have not eaten here before. I ordered the filet. It was definitely the fattiest filet I have ordered in an upscale restaurant. The sides, mashed potatoes and creamed spinach, were mediocre at best. It was definitely a lack luster experience. Disappointing.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on September 9, 2019

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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SM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

If he could afford it, my friend would have a very good time.

CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner at Ruth's Chris. Service was great, food was outstanding and loved the restaurant week deal. It was very nice that there was a wine paring along with the restaurant week deal.

KH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a celebration of the birthday of my now deceased dad. My mom and I celebrate every year since his death in 2013. So special occasion. The staff - Julio -was excellent and most attentive. So glad came

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent evening out! Great service by Douglas and Elia :-)

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Steak wasn’t entirely cooked as we wanted but service was ideal.

AH
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall our meal was very good. We were seated late in the evening and received the last of the creamed spinach. Usually one of our favorites but not so good this time. The waitress was happy to replace it with another side. The place was extremely quiet as there were only about 4 other tables occupied. Needless to say our waitress, Kelsey, was very attentive, as was the rest of the staff. The steak and fish were great as usual.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great and so was the food! Just did not like the lobster bisque.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration, they had a birthday card at the table as well as birthday confetti. It was a terrific evening, could not thank them enough.

KJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ruth's Chris is an excellent steak house. They are very authentic in demonstrating genuine concern for their customers and their dining experience. If you experience any issue regarding your meal or service, they are quick to respond and remedy the situation so that the customer is satisfied and enjoys their dining experience. I highly recommend them!

LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Rookie cooking the steaks. Could not get temperature correct with two tries

SS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant to go to if you want to treat yourself to high end, quality steaks, amazing wine, and decadent desserts. All of the food was absolutely delicious!

JD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining location for special events like birthdays or anniversaries. Food is always superb. Highly recommend.

LC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was unusually slow...had to remind the waiter about our wine. Food was good but 2 out of 3 steaks were significantly over cooked. We’ve been coming for years and will be back but this was disappointing.

PB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Fantastic whole lobster to go with wonderful steaks. Expensive but worth it.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth's in Bethesda is always a great place; starting with having Valet Parking; then seating us without our full party present; we also had the greatest server, a lady and I do not remember her name; put she went over-the-top to accommodate some of our quirky requests. All good!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was absolutely amazing! If I’m correct Sarah was our server and she was amazing.

H
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food for our anniversary- decor is dated, but not distasteful.

Overall a solid place to celebrate. Waitress was simply amazing, as should be expected at a place in this price point.

OT
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful anniversary meal as always. Douglas, our server, was terrific. It's always nice to be greeted by Roz. Thank you for a really memorable dinner.

TB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sever was the BEST. I believe her name was Sophia. She did everything to make sure our night there was the BEST. We travel from HARFORD County, Md. it was a great decision to travel and visit there.

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