Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW

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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Washington DC 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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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The place to get a fantastic Steak in a nice atmosphere

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our dirty martini’s were delicious! We had a fantastic experience

WT
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, very friendly service. Expensive but worth

JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. It was a friend's birthday, so I made a last-minute reservation. To my great surprise and delight, the staff had decorated the table with Happy Birthday confetti. It was a small gesture, but it meant a lot and showed their great attention to detail. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and were attentive to everything we needed. And the food was delicious. Overall, one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. It really felt like a special occasion!

CH
London
71 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding steak restaurant. Very traditional with all you can expect - and a bit more - from a place known for its steaks. Cooked to perfection meat whether you order a filet or a ribeye. The sides are great, in particular the fire-roasted corn and the gigantic bowl of shoestring fries. The service attentive and professional and the setting very cozy. We had a truly enjoyable time and would not hesitate to visit again,

MC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal. The Seafood Tower was delicious, the steaks perfect. Our Server, Kyle, was spot on. Never have a bad thing to say about this Ruth Chris....Been coming here for years ...

KT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very pleasant ! Thanks to Rennie our server!!
My birthday was a moment I’ll never forget. I’ll be back!!!!

Kanitha

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Ruth Chris is always great! But the location on 9th in Chinatown always had better service... Unfortunately now it’s permanently closed.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Worst service that I have had at any restaurant, much less a Ruth's Chris. After being seated, I ordered a glass of wine, then my meal order (a bowl of lobster bisque, 8oz filet Oscar style and mashed potatoes). 50 minutes later a person at the hostess station noticed that I had no food and an empty wine glass. She returned and poured a glass of wine "on us" and would check on my order. Another 10 minutes before I got my soup. There were open tables and the waitress I had didn't have any large groups.

After 70 minutes my initial waitress appeared and said "sorry, I'll check on your dinner." Another 10 minutes before on of the busboys arrived with a plain filet and creamed spinach. So, after 80 minutes, I just was grateful to have a meal and ate it. The waitress eventually stopped by and asked how the meal was and I pointed out it wasn't what I ordered and to adjust my check. Which is all she did.

So, not quite two hours for a simple order, it came out wrong, and just "sorry."

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on August 26, 2019

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. Please reply to us directly, or private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can further address your concerns. We hope you will give us another chance. Thank you!

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DJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Ruth's Chris. This was a special occasion and the staff, the food, and the service were excellent.

R
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic , but as someone who travels for business and entertainment of clients are key...Ruth’s Chris is usually a go to that will not let me down. My steak today was poor ...my friend’s was great. The place was busy and the staff was overwhelmed ...management should have anticipated the crowd and should not have bogged down.

I will always go to Ruth’s....but this one was one to improve.

TC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I made a reservation for one for restaurant week. However, I decided to sit at the bar. My reservation was cancelled by the hostess, but I actually arrived. Ray served me at the bar. He was very handsome, very personable and accommodating. I ordered the Argentinian red blend, steak salad, mixed grill, and mini cheesecake. All very good!

E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

We had to wait 20 minutes even though I had a reservation. The food was good, but had to ask for the check 3 times.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thank you for the review, Cassie. We appreciate your feedback as it allows us to constantly grow and improve. We will pass your comments along to the local team. We hope to welcome you back in again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I love Ruth’s Chris Connecticut Ave location. However during this visit, even though I made a reservation for 2, they bypassed endless available tables and attempted to seat us in the alcove underneath the steps. Unacceptable. If this was the only seat left I could understand, but it wasn’t. I had a lot of push back from the host when I asked for a different seat. We were eventually seated near the window and enjoyed outstanding service and a great meal but wish the seating had went a bit more smoothly.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always and a terrific waitress! We always enjoy coming here.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday and every staff member who approached or attended our table extended greetings. Appetizers, salads and entrees were exceptional. Our waiter was very patient and responsive. Meal concluded with complimentary strawberry shortcake for 2.

N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was pretty good - but not great. I've eaten at better steakhouses in the area. It used to be better. We were seated in the atrium area and it was BOILING hot in there. I would recommend eating in the main part of the restaurant. Service was OUTSTANDING. Our waitress did an excellent job and couldn't have been better. I've just seen a slide in the quality of the food.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on August 21, 2019

We are always open to guest feedback and appreciate you sharing about your experience. We aim to make every visit to Ruth's Chris an excellent one for all of our guests. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please reach out to us directly with your contact information.

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NS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aside from the food, our server was AMAZING! She was great at explaining everything and had a calm clear manner of speaking. Loved the Birthday surprise on the table.

RF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed my experience there. The food and service was great. The only gripe I had was that the restaurant was waaaay too dark. I was sitting outside and had to stumble around in the dark to find the restroom. They did light up the restaurant as dinner time was approaching.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my girlfriend

B
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was kind and courteous. Food was consistent.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Tasha for an amazing night! She was excellent!

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

I’ve been to the Ruth Chris in Annapolis and it was sorry to say in a word horrible poor service tasteless food and altogether unpleasant so my girlfriend thought I was crazy when I told her we should go to the Connecticut ave Ruth Chris lol thank you for redeeming me she loved it and it was my fifth time at this restaurant and I have enjoyed them all

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not like the other Ruth Chris that I’ve been to in the past. The service was terrible, the food was just ok and there were many guest that dressed in shorts and teeshirts very sloppy. It wasn’t worth the money at all.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Not at all business casual. Ball caps and tee shirts. Felt like it was more of a club hangout and was ignored for being different.

BS
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The best Spare Rips ever!!!

RR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Good Employee's. Great food. We will return!

MH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good - hot and tasty, as expected

My filet was a little tough.

Waitress forgot to bring my drink that i ordered when i first sat down - had to ask her

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and service!

KH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING!! The staff was OUTSTANDING!!! The atmosphere was RELAXING!!! I would recommend this location to everyone!!!!

TV
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

I'm a frequent customer of the Tysons location and really miss the 9th St. (DC) location but we gave this one a try out of convenience. We almost drove by the building as it was so unassuming. Found street parking but once we walked in our entire mood changed as a result of the very dark, cave-like and almost gloomy decor. Stepping over a guests's chair to bypass the stairway was no fun and although we sat on the side of the restaurant with street views, it was still very dark and uncomfortable. The food was typical Ruth's Chris and delicious but we'll either visit the Tysons location OR wait for their new DC location coming at the end of this year.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time eating delicious food with incredible people!

NO
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our 44th anniversary dinner party to Ruth’s Chris because we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed and we were so right AGAIN!
Thank you for the decorations and great food.

TC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time but it wasn't cheap and some of the prices are ridiculous - $12/baked potato. The service was outstanding and our steaks were well prepared. Skip the crab cakes and potatoes au gratin they were average. We loved the brussel sprouts and heirloom tomato salad. We told them in advance it was my birthday and they rolled out the red carpet with menu inserts, table decorations and a free blueberry cheesecake for dessert. We will go again but need to save our pennies first. Be sure to check out the drinks menu, they have some really creative cocktails.

MI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Not up to par with other high-end steakhouses these days

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly. I highly recommend and will be returning to this location soon!

TH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my husband here for Father's Day, Ruth's is his favorite place for steak. As always, our experience did not disappoint. Every course was delicious. We started with a seafood tower, and had lamb chops, scallops, and steaks. The entrees were perfect, the sides were delicious, the cocktails and wine were outstanding. The service was excellent. It was a great experience, and why Ruth's is always our favorite place to celebrate a special occasion.

T
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My family and I went to enjoy my birthday , the food definitely wasn’t better than the Baltimore location . The waiter was great . But it took us an hour to receive our food why? I have no clue . But they had the table decorated nicely for me and the menus said happy birthday with my name on them that was very nice .

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I always enjoy ourselves at Ruth’s Chris no matter the location.

VO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and hostess and wait staff were very accommodating to our large party.

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