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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda

4.2
1280 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Special Holiday Hours
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Phone number
(301) 652-7877
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Ramirez
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Catering
Ruth's Catering in Bethesda, MD - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking offered daily after 5 p.m located at 4600 Elm St.
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Entertainment
Thursday through Saturday: Keyboard player in lounge from 7:30pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1280 People Are Saying
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4.1
service
4.3
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3.8
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Bobby and Will were great.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Manager was kind of crazy and VERY LOUD! 😊

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Consistently good food and service.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was Easter at 6:30 pm. Maybe not a good idea to have so many tired and rambunctious young children in the main area of the restaurant. Knocking over chairs, yapping continuously while Mom just clicks through the Iphone, banging silver ware on the table. It's an adult restaurant first and foremost. But it felt like a pizza place.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent service with genuine professional attitudes.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great wait staff and the food is always wonderful

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A “modest” check average for a dinner for two is $175.00 plus tip. Is it worth it? Yes!

RC Bethesda is an elegant restaurant, with comfortable seating. The hook for us has always been the quality of the food. My wife and I opted for the inclusive dinners. Entree choices are generous, appetizer choices are limited, as is the “one dessert” choice. You can “upgrade” for extra money, but one or two more desserts added to the selection would round out the inclusive selection nicely.

I started off my review with the price tag, $209.00 including tip, for two. And we did not splurge!

Two cocktails, a glass of wine, and two dinner specials.

I requested a side glass of ice with my martini that never came.

The tomato soup was of average quality, the romaine wedge was nicely done, the homemade dressing was really good.

The entrees arrived as I took the last bite of my salad. Service is rushed for no good reason. A month earlier, our entree ($98.00 porterhouse for 2) arrived 5 minutes after our salads were served. For this price, service needs to be better timed, spaced.

The ribeye and the generous 11-ounce filet were perfect. The sides, spinach and Spanish fingerlings were also good.


We opted for the included desert, bananas Foster cheesecake with ice cream. The ice cream was mediocre, Baskin Robbins serves better vanilla ice cream. The banana infused cheesecake was good. A fresh-fruit sorbet or a small dish with fresh berries and cream would be great alternative offerings.

A month ago we asked for decaf cappuccino, and were told they were unavailable. We asked again this time, and our waiter said they had them. We told him about our experience a month earlier, he said that they were available then.

A month ago our meal was a disappointment because our server was weak.

This time, forgetting the glass of ice and rushed entree service, a remarkably nice turnaround for service.

The food deserves a high grade. We’ll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We can always count on a delicious, well-prepared steak dinner at Ruth's. Our last meal there was yummy and the 22 oz. cowboy ribeye steak we shared came out just the way we ordered it. Our server was terrific as were all other employees with whom we came in contact. Our only criticism was that the bread on the table was so unremarkable, it diminished (only slightly) the excellence of the overall dining experience. We actually spoke to the manager and asked her to register our complaint to the corporate office. The bread we had eaten on previous visits was far superior to the present version.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great food and great service at the Bar! I like eating in there more as you can people watch, catch some sports not he tv, and the Bartenders are extremely nice. Loved the stuffed Mushrooms, the Caprese Salad, and the Filet was great as always. Great wine selections and the desert selection is great as well. If you like the Redskin’s, I have seen a couple of the players and their wives there for dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Need better wine server training. Ordered bottle of wine arrived well after main course delivered. Not advised of problem with specific bottle ordered. Main course excellent and well prepared. Side dishes represented to be large and shareable were skimpy and overpriced for quantity.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The waitress was pleasant. Unfortunately she messed up three of the four entrees. I ordered the petite rib eye medium and she brought out the petite fillet well done. My guess is that when the cook went to melt the blue cheese it was done as an after thought. My wife ordered the petite fillet medium rare and she brought it out butterflied and medium well. Why would you cut the meat for medium rare? Timing issue in the kitchen? The 3rd screw up was bar-b-que shrimp came out in a white cream sauce and the ship were almost completely submerged. I have been to Ruth's Chris all over the country and this was this first really bad experience,

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service just ok. Food was good but pricey. For food that is quite expensive, the (main) wait staff should be more attentive. That said, the bus boys and guys pouring the water were very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My experience at Ruth's Chris is always outstanding.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Food fair for the price, filet was dry not much flavor. Dessert took longer to get than meal. Last time there was 12 years ago, said world not come back. Will not again. Already stopped going the Ruth’s Chris in Gaithersburg due to poor service also. We mentioned the issue to manager who took dessert off the check but did not stop by!! ITS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY!!! Get it right!!!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Without a doubt one of the better steak houses, if not the best, in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Very good place for dinner and conversation

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Nice atmosphere, attentive waiter, great tasting seafood. Would gladly go again and highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything about that evening was fabulous💖. The waiter was very friendly and the fact that the history of Ruth’s Chris was in the menu was very exciting.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food incredible as always.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As always! Delicious!! We had the porterhouse steak, creamed spinach, actually took enough home for another meal! Steak and eggs!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We've eaten here many times and it's always been great. This time was a bit of a letdown compared to other experiences. Service was slow at the beginning, one drink ordered was not brought as ordered and another took three tries because they were out of Bourbons that are typically available. My wife's steak was ordered medium rare and came very well done. She sent it back and after ten minutes, they brought one that was barely cooked at all and still purple. She had to send it back a second time. When it arrived the third time, it was cooked correctly, but everyone else was done eating. At a restaurant that prides itself on service and quality and getting things right, I would have expected them to comp her steak as she got it when everyone else was done eating and it was aggravating to get to that point.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I have been to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse several times. Since it was raining, we were definitely planning to use valet parking. We had to drive around for 20 minutes to find the valet. I would suggest that if a restaurant is going to call and confirm reservations that they,also, advise patrons how and where to locate the valet.
When we finally arrived inside the restaurant, we were led to a table that was right off of the hostess station. When we objected we were shown another table. Since this was the second time that my husband had this exact experience with this restaurant , we will not return.
The food was very good as was our server; but for $200 plus dollars for dinner and 2 glasses of wine good food is a must but good seating is a necessity.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing restaurant but ver very expensive

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We got sat at a table where we were virtually alone. Adrian our server was amazing giving us space while taking special care of us. It wasn't only our valentine's dinner it was out last date before we deliver our second child. We drove by another RC location to get to this one and will do it again without a question.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The rib steak and lamb was tough, I was very surprised. Not for those prices.
Waiters should be able to move around the table to serve each patron, not reach over the table.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My concern was the restaurant's pricing and billing integrity.

I have sent a private review to the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Birthday. Food was awesome as always! Service not good. Spilled wine,broke cork,looong wait for order & looong wait for bread.

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Service slow, ladies rbathrooms dirty with two toilets broken restaurant needs a general facelift....feels old and depressing

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was good but Chicken was dry and not stuffed. Lobster Mac and cheese is always great. The bbq shrimp are really good also

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We went for restaurant week . First of all the fold took forever to come out, then when it came the portion size was so so small. I asked for well done on my steak bit they gave me medium rare. The steak was so so small I was scared if I gave it back I wouldn't be able to eat it cause it might be too over cooked. I really wanted to try their steak it was my first time there and my only time. We spent way to much money and it wasn't worth it. The only thing I like was the sweet potatoe souffle.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I went to the restaurant because I had a $200 gift card. I would say the service was fantastic. All of the food was good. However, I am from Nebraska and I have had better steak for much less money. I think the only reasons I would go to the restaurant would be a special occasion. I personally can't justify spending nearly $200 for 2 people for a single dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to Ruth Chris during Restaurant Week 2018. The three course meal did not disappoint.
What we most enjoyed was that the food was served HOT. Vegetable sides are large enough to share. My filet was cooked perfectly. Bread was average. whipped butter had no taste, but my friend thought it was very good. The ambiance is very nice.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Two significant items of disappointment: 1) the steaks were both trimmed poorly, particularly the filet, which was not uniformly shaped around the outside and had more fat and gristle than it should have—a high end steakhouse should do better. 2) our table was tucked in an out-of-the-way corner, which was great for privacy, but it seemed we were mostly forgotten by the wait staff. E.g. We had to ask to have waters refilled, it took forever to get anything.

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1.0Dined on January 26, 2018

They were out of our first two wine selections, then in a Steakhouse were out of their signature Tomahawk steak

We were frequently forgotten

I am a regular and this service was incredibly disappointing

I will give Morton’s another shot

Really terrible experience

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Salads came so quickly that I remarked to please make sure we our entree does not come out so fast and it arrived while we were eating our salads anyway! Temperature of food was inconsistent - potatoes hot in center but not on outsides of dish - same with creamed spinach, service was inconsistent - took a long time to get a second drink - which they said was because it was being chilled - when it came it was definitely not chilled so I am not sure what I was waiting for, dessert was plopped in front of us, waiter forgot to put things in doggie bag

I left feeling food and experience was nothing special and for the price it should be!

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We went there for restaurant week and tried out the menu. It is hard to find parking around the venue, but we parked three blocks away or else you have to use the valet parking. It is good for special occasions but not every day dining because it is very pricey.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent service and excellent food! Nothing more thst I can say!

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

My husband and I went for our 42nd anniversary during restaurant week. The restaurant was gorgeous and the service impeccable, however we requested our steaks medium rare but they were completely brown and dry.
Very disappointed in that part of the meal but the extra side I ordered (the sweet potato casserole) was incredible !

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a simple dinner, cocktails, salads, a porterhouse for 2, au gratin potatoes, and cappuccinos to cap off a wonderfully prepared meal. A top notch performance by the kitchen crew.

Unfotunately, the dining room staff was weak, out of sync, not top notch. Extra placesettings were not removed completely. Only halfway through our salads, our steak arrived. Why the rush? I asked the waitress when she checked in a few minutes later. She offered a cursory apology and then disappeared until we had finished our main courses. We never got the glasses of wine that we wanted with our dinners. My complaint was not acknowledged by a manager. Our table was left cluttered while we finished our coffees. And, as we left, two hosts failed to say good night or thank you.

The quality of the food saved the night! We’ve had nothing but great service at this location in the past, and we hope management takes note and fixes these problems that so devalue an otherwise fine restaurant.

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