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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda

Looking for a reservation? Call us at (301) 652-7877 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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.

7315 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Special Holiday Hours

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 652-7877

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/bethesda

Entertainment:
Thursday through Saturday: Keyboard player in lounge from 7:30pm

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking offered daily after 5 p.m located at 4600 Elm St.

Executive Chef:
Jose Ramirez

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

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83% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2011

Make sure to sit in the main dining area. The smaller rooms are very, very noisy, which detracts from the excellent food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2011

We eat out 2x a week in Bethesda/Chevy Chase at the best restaurants so we really want to like Ruth Chris but we have now had 3 bad experiences in a row. We don't go often because every time has been a disappointment. This time, my husbands steak was cooked wrong so we had to send it back - now this is supposed to be their specialty so how they can not get that right is unfathomabble. Then they sent us 2 cold side dishes! Then the waiter spilled a glass of red wine on the table. So I was assuming they would do something to compensate on the check - and they did nothing. It's a shocking lack of customer service. No wonder the place was half empty on a Friday. They need a new manager badly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2011

The waiter that served us was very good and he was also very chatty and friendly. The food however was alright. I prefer the steaks from the DC branch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2011

The server was not very attentive. We weren't offered no refills on the drink. I do plan on coming back because the food is great. But would prefer another server.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 1, 2011

Close to the Metro so you can a nice dinner and go downtown for the night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Excellent as usual with great food and service and ambience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Maitre'd staff quite unfriendly and made us wait, despite having a reservation. I shouldn't have to wait 20 minutes when I have a reservation. Food was standard steakhouse fare you've had dozens of times before, with nothing really "special". Nice dinner out, but nothing spectacular.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Very impressed w/ place but service was iffy. I saw the busboy more often than waitress Candice. She disappearred for 20 mins from the time she brought the check to the time she returned to pick it up. Then it was another 10 minutes to receive change.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2011

Our waiter, Mardelo, was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2011

I've been to Ruth's Chris at least a dozen times. Most, if not all, of my experiences were excellent! This one was just poor. I asked for medium-rare but I got medium-well. I likely saw my waiter five times..which means I barely saw him the entire night. This dinner experience was so very disappointing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 16, 2011

Generally good food, served indifferently by a staff that takes itself too seriously. Good for a bunch of male meat eaters. Not the place to take you wife or girl fiend.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Like always their steaks were amazing. And the service was top notch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2011

While the food is not particularly adventurous and the end of the day it's just a steakhouse, it's one that does its core job extremely well. The steak was excellent, the service perfect, and while the wine list was quite expensive it was also fairly standard for this level of restaurant, and it was of high enough quality that you can't help but be satisfied. If you've got the money you can't go wrong here.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2011

By now, everyone knows that Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is one of the truly great places to go for a steak dinner. Not only is the beef excellent, but the service is simply outstanding, so very attentive. While the wine list is not the best in town, it does have a nice selection of wines by the glass and by the half-bottle. One interesting note - the menu lists the calorie count of all selections - the information isn't what you always want to know, but I think it's very helpful when making a choice between dishes. All in all, a great dining experience - I'll definitely be returning.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Love Ruth's Chris and they NEVER disappoint as many times as I have been there!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2011

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Ruth's Chris on Valentine's Day. Our server was excellent and the food was outstanding. We are definitely going to go back to Ruth's Chris.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2011

A truly dynamic dining experience! Dinner was divine. A Valentines Day treat with a rose to close the event.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Food was fantastic, service left much to be desired, the waiter did not go over specials & rarely came back to the table to check on our dining needs.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

food not as good as other RUth Chris we have been to...crabcakes were mushy and vegetables not cooked as well

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2011

Best steak I've had in a while. Perfectly cooked and tremendous flavor. Also, we got the Osso Bucco Ravioli for and appetizer and it was absolutely delicious. In addition, salads were very crisp and fresh. Had the cheesecake for dessert and must say the creamy texture was unlike any other cheesecake I've tasted. Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2011

We did like this place in general and the food was good. The waiter had a great personality although two major "oops" occurred on his part. 1) He didn't bring my husband's wine with his meal and we later had to ask for it and 2) There was an entire piece of our order missing. I expect if I am spending as much money as I am that those things wouldn't happen. At least not two things in one meal. He was very nice and apologetic however. As far as the food goes, if you haven't experienced anything better a "good" review may seem surprising. However, we hail from Dallas where some of the best high end steak houses are. We have actually gotten better steaks/meals with a better ambiance (believe it or not for a bit less money.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2011

This is our go to spot for client meetings. It never fails us, the ambiance, the food and server are great. I would highly recommend Ruth's Chris and will continue coming here. Must try if you haven't sweet potatoe cassarole! The steaks are a solid A++.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2011

Wine list was pretty reasonable, probably about double retail which is lower than I expected for a high caliber steak house (many charge triple retail). Steaks are amazing, can't beat the porterhouse for two ($86 a la carte). The sides are of course very large so people can share.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2011

Waitress was all too rehearsed on her lines - app's she recommended, the 500 degree plates, etc. We get it, the plates are hot. Try to put a little enthusiasm into your recommendations. She was quick with the drink refills though. What was really annoying was they kept seating people with young kids directly next to us. That early in the evening (5:30 or so) there is plenty of tables to space people out. I don't need small kids interrupting my evening, that's why I left mine at home! The mashed potatoes are good, but worth $8? I don't think so. Cheesecake that I took home for dessert left much to be desired. Steak was very good, perfectly cooked, but that's really the only "impressive" thing. Next time we're going to Morton's...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2011

I love this restaurant and have been here several times. I just wasn't sure why we had to wait about 5 minutes for a table when we had reservations and there were plenty of tables available.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2011

My steak was ordered medium rare, but cooked medium
Well. The dessert for the fixed menu was boring.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2011

Outstanding with the Bethesda Restaurant Week deal. Outstanding steak.

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 (London)·Dined on January 29, 2011

Vistited Ruth's Chris Steak House as part of the Bethesda Restaurant Week. The restaurant was busy but not overly noisy. The staff were friendly and attentive and service was very efficeint. The waiter knew the entire menu well and possesed a good knoweldge of all types and cuts of steak. The wine list was extensive - although typically overpriced, but did offer a few very acceptable wines by the glass. The Prix Fixe menu portion sizes were well balanced and food quality was excellent.
Well worth a visit if on a special offer, or for a celebration if you feel like pushing the boat out (come with a full wallet & empty stomach). I'd definitely recommend this place to my friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2011

Food was great, the price was very reasonable, went Restaurant Week.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2011

The service - from the front desk, to the bar, to the dining room - needs to be reworked. Also, the steak was good but lacked sizzle.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2011

Overall a disappointing experience. The onion rings appetizer was good, but the tuna was overwhelmed by too muc pepper. The meat was overcooked: what was supposed to have been rare and medium rare arrived medium rare and medium, if not medium and medium well. the worst was the side dishes: the grilled tomatoe was neither here nor there, flavorless for sure and these guys should learn how to cook potatoes au gratin. All this for a rather hefty price; I do not mind paying a lot when the food is good. My first and last visit to this restaurant. Next time, I want to go to a steakhouse, I'll return to Mortaon's or another reputable steakhouse.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2011

Had reservations for Bethesda Restaurant Week - a wonderful meal for $30.00!! The steak and shrimp was superb and my friend had the salmon. Loved it! And of course the desert with cheesecake and chocolate pecan bark was to die for!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 25, 2011

Steaks & service was great. Deserts were terrific. Wine is pricey but, hey, it's Bethesda. My wife and I will go back. On par with Morten's and other RC locations in the DC metro area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2011

The best steak in town, period!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2011

Great experience we ahred with our family of 5 with kids ranging from 8 to 14. Everyone loved it. THe ambience was perfect - we were celebrating 2 birthdays.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2011

I asked to be in a fairly quiet area and they did. Appreciated that.
It is a favorite or ours.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2011

food was not as good this time around -- steak was overdone and dry.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2011

Normally I find that this Ruth's Chris is wonderful, but on this night, my steak was overcooked in places and just right in others. More a function of the shape of the steak, but still... Also, the sauteed spinach with garlic had no garlic. And then waiter was unable to get our dessesrt order correct. Usually I would use this restaurant for a special occasion, but I'm glad we didn't have a special occasion on this night!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2011

Excellent experience. Great food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2011

very pleased with my dining experience on sunday. Our server was very nice and informative on all of the questions that my girlfriend and i had to ask. The food was superb and the atmosphere was perfect. I would say that the food is reasonably priced. Some portions were a little small, but most of them were plenty. Overall, i can't wait to go back and enjoy another feast there. BEST steak i've ever had!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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