Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda

4.5
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$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 1633 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredibly delicious!

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TristanP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak dinner. The sides, main course and dessert were amazing.

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Maison
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. We had the Tomahawk. It was wonderful! Great service as well. We went 30 minutes earlier than planned with no issues being serviced.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I hadn’t been to Ruth Chris in years. I was expecting a little more for the price. Overall it was an okay meal, just not worth the price.

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vipKarenH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Saturday evening. Although we preferred a later time for dinner the earlier seating worked out fine. The wait staff - Amber - was wonderful. Thoughtful, did not rush us, filled our classes with water without asking asked us if we wanted bread and brought us back warm bread - usually the second loaf is cold. Lovely evening with delicious food and service

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John
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us went to the restaurant, and we each ordered a different item: Ribeye steak, Sea Bass and T-bone steak. We each ahd a glass of wine. For dessert tow of us had a creme brulee and a bread pudding. The sea bass lacked having a slice or two of lemon on the plate. Everything well seasoned and tasted delicious. We had asparagus and mushroom sides as well. Service was impeccable and our server was Franck. It was a bit pricey, but we enjoyed the food, atmosphere. Don't let the price stop you from going and experiencing a nice evening out. We plan to go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Same quality service and food!

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vipDCHugh
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

not been to RuthChris for a while and wont be rushing back, always used to be a top experience not anymore, apathetic service, cold french fries, after main given desert menu, server comes back after 30 seconds to ask what we want asked him to give us a moment , and he did just that. Wanted calimari, they were out, then the 'icing on the cake', wanted New York Strip, they were out, alledgedly the pre-eminent steak eatery in the US and they dont have NYS, to be honest the steak we did get was good but the whole dining experience was underwhelming at best, for their price of dinner and wine I expect a tip top experience, this was not it

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MT75
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Lobster tails overpriced for what they were. Previously frozen and not
Fresh tasting at all!! Waitress was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate our 33rd Anniversary. The restaurant was perfect, the service was great and the food was outstanding as usual.

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Clevymd
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been coming to this location for over 20 years and always enjoy it; the food is always great & the service excellent. On this particular night there was a large engagement party that was obnoxiously loud. We did notice staff trying to keep the door closed to limit some of the noise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was good.

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vipAnnetteM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Prices are much high now!

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Batmite
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ruth Chris is always a go to spot for me. Food is always hot and cooked how you like it. The lamb is one of my favorites. The ambiance is always chill and service too notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate a family member birthday. Our waiter William provided great service and made us feel very welcome. Very good experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really terrific meal. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was celebrating my retirement, which I mentioned in my reservation, but there was no acknowledgement by the staff. Also I returned to the restaurant to retrieve my credit card which I believe I had inadvertently left and was told they did not have it. I received a call later that evening advising me that they did in fact, have my card. Other than that Food was good, service was fine.

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MarianaC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was perfect from start to finish. Quality and temperature of steaks were delicious. Sides and Appetizers were ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was very good. They worked hard. The food was not good. The bone in filet was just not good. Shocking. And we ordered it medium rare and it was well done. Nothing special to their bread. The food overall is no longer special. Feels like it is made off site and then heated up on location. Ruth Chris needs to take a hard look at where it is today versus what it once was. The ambiance also was not great. I realize coming out of Covid has challenges but this feels fundamental and can see this brand on the decline. For this kind of quality food should be 50% less.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on July 5, 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. We will work hard to improve and appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

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AishaR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were celebrating our daughters sweet 16 and I specifically asked for the table to be decorated in the reservation, upon arriving it was not. This is the second time this has happened at Bethesda location it happened last year for my birthday dinner.

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vipLucita
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector is great! I enjoy coming here. Very quick and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Our server made a mistake with our order. We asked for two petit filets and a ribeye to go. He brought three filets, we said it was a mistake. He said he would give us a good price for the extra filet, and give us some vegetables.
About to leave, we checked our bag and he never gave us the ribeye, saying he had asked us if it was ok to change it for the filet. We never said so. He lied in front of the barman when we complained.
Terrible service.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on July 1, 2021

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. We will address your concerns with our team and we hope you will give us another chance to serve you again in the future. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a family dinner here while visiting the DC area. Best lobster Mac n cheese I've ever had. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Our server, William, was terrific. He was courteous, friendly and very helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever William was phenomenal. He went out of his way to take care of us, and he was very personable. Will definitely come back and ask for him.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sent the spicy shrimp back because they weren’t crispy but was taken care of right away

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dcsmdiningout
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and food never disappoint at Ruth's and the Bethesda location is no exception.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s day

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vipSheckie
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're delighted that Ruth's Chris has re-opened in Bethesda. We absolutely love their food - but WOW have their prices gone up since we were there last, pre-pandemic. It's no longer a place we can afford to go except for the most special occasion, or a business meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our grandson’s HS graduation. They placed grad confetti on the table, providing a celebratory ambiance.

The only negative was the crab cakes had too much breading and no large lumps of crab nor crisp on both sides.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
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.

JM
JeffM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was our server. Wonderful evening. Great service.

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vipCathyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 14, 2021

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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vipALHpromo
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

GR
GwenR
Washington DC
2 reviews
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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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda is rated 4.5 stars by 1633 OpenTable diners.

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