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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

A love like yours calls for more than just one day of celebration. Join Ruth’s for Valentine’s Week and treat yourselves to our multi-course Porterhouse dinner for two or indulge in a decadent classic like Surf & Turf, available February 7-16, 2020.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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TR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food as always, and good service even on a really busy night like New Year's Eve!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first NYE together and it was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Asked for my reservation to be in the bar/lounge area & instead was put in back room near rest rooms

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Servers not attentive. Complimentary bread and butter came out after 40 min sitting in our seats, after specifically asking the server about it. I saw other parties who already got their bread ready. Appetizer came before bread. Main dishes were salty but tolerable. We constantly had to remind the servers of our need. We came here for a good Christmas dinner but there were Nothing special. Not worth the wait. I saw a family of 6 or 7- they had been seated not long after i arrived at my seat. And their appetizer still havent come out yet after an hour, which is Ridiculous.

KS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My wife and I had a 7:00pm reservation. We were seated at the first table as you enter and leave the restaurant. We asked for a different table because of all the traffic by that table. They were kind enough to give us another table but not before the hostess sarcastically asked the group behind us if they had any issues with where they would be seated. The other hostess even made the comment that nobody likes that table because of all the foot traffic. This was the start of the night and it did not get any better.

It took over an hour for our food to arrive. We rarely saw our server. My steak was not cooked the right way. Our fries were cold. The presentation of all the food looked like they just threw it on the plate.

The only thing that salvaged the evening was the manager. He went above and beyond to try and correct or salvage the situation. I thanked him for his professionalism!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on December 27, 2019

We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. This is not at all the experience we aim to provide. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our 6th year have Christmas diner at Ruth’s and we do the same for Thanksgiving but we eat at the Tyson’s location

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The service was slow.

GN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Defiantly not up to the standards for Ruth Chris. spending over $250 on a meal for two should entail excellent food (it was mediocre at best... Cold mashed potatoes... Chewy steak, etc) and excellent service (the meal took two hours because they were so slow). I could have gone to an Applebees and had a better meal. Every Ruth Chris I have ever been to was exceptional... This was a true disappointment for a Christmas dinner.

S
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Three of us enjoyed our meals. Food was excellent.

L
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wait staff were numerous, and all very helpful. Several of us had the delicious chopped salad. One came out of the mold perfectly, while others appeared to have been been knocked around a bit. Perhaps the mold is not needed. French fries were delicious. Petite filet with shrimp was good, but the filet didn't have a lot of beefy flavor, but was cooked well. Overall, we appreciate being given the small private room since there were 8 of us. With dietary restrictions that several family members have, Ruth's Chris is a good bet for a holiday dinner. For such a busy day, all went well at Ruth's and the staff handled everything professionally and well.

OT
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Christmas dinner with family

KV
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were the first party seated on Christmas day and the tablecloth was already visibly dirty. There were crumbs on our table as well. The shrimp cocktail was good with the exception of the gelatinized-looking dressing or sauce over the bed of greens. The ribeye steak was not tender at all, cooked at medium rare. My filet was nice and tender, very delicious. The side dishes were good. For Christmas, this was a little disappointing.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on December 27, 2019

We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. This is not at all the experience we aim to provide. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly this location closed at New Years as the new location is opening Jan 7th on L st NW nearby. I loved the ambiance of this funky old building and have done Christmas Eve dinner there for over 10 years with daughter and her friend. Service staff and food excellent as always!

G
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar seafood tower appetizer
Service was excellent
Steak delicious and juicy as always
Atmosphere festive and upbeat
As a native Washingtonian, this is
my go to restaurant

VB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice family supper, daughter’s were 9,13, 15.

GS
Washington DC
144 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The meal was perfect and the service superb. Martinis were well-crafted and served at the correct temperature. Noise level increased when the alcove area near the restrooms, where my date and I were seated, was overwhelmed by a party of 6 plus women who distracted from our conversation and pleasure with loud conversation and incessant photo opportunities. Saddened to hear that this Ruth's Chris is being relocated in DC.

DL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

This location closes on New Year's & moving to a new locale. Our experience was that the staff & physical layout was ready to close up & move on. The food was still quite good although the pepper steak sauce had been discontinued several years ago. Good luck at the new space!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on December 25, 2019

Our goal is to provide only the best food and service to each and every guest. We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. So that we can make things right, please send your contact information in a private message and please include a phone number so we may speak to you directly. Thank you!

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both superb. Always enjoy Ruth’s Chris!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food order was wrong several times. Not just ours but noticed all other tables around us sending food back on several occasions. Hard to get wait staff attention and had multiple people serving us. Never knew exactly who to talk to.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service and average food at best. This location did not live up to the RC standard at all. Very disappointing dining experience.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on December 19, 2019

We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us improve. This is not at all the experience we aim to provide. So we can learn more, please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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HM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome I would be back real soon with more people.

TR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice and wonderful experience for my birthday!

TW
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well cooked steak exactly as ordered; interesting cocktails.

j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated very well on our anniversary. Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect vibe ! I’d do it again . The birthday spin made me really look like the man!

FG
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a good steak, Ruth's Chris will provide.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasurable experience for the both of us.

HE
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Happy Thanksgiving! VERY SAD to hear the Wisconsin location is moving! The ambiance of this location will not be duplicated.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I frequent Ruth’s Chis in New Orleans, as it is my hometown, and nothing was far from my typical normality. We had a reservation to sit at a table but arrived early and decided to stay at the bar. The food and service remind me of when I was home, even though I am thousands of miles away. We ended up meeting some regulars who frequent Ruth’s Chris, as do I, and had amazing conversations which made my experience that much more enjoyable. Our bartender Christian was amazing and her energy exemplified our experience.

CZ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server and food is always spectacular!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. They made it special and individualized. Our waitress was GREAT!!! Very good experience

K
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. wonderful service and high quality delicious food!!

MD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere within this old medieval building!!! We had a very private table for our date, the service was wonderful, and the food delicious as usual.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Was celebrating a birthday and they were all amazing.

c
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating an anniversary and they could not have been more gracious or attentive. It was just lovely! I would certainly come again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience2

Wasn’t a true Ruth Chris experience. Aka Ghetto

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on November 12, 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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AL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Stop by for a quick dinner with a colleague. The special petite filet as well as the tomato/mozzarella salad were excellent!. Fast and very courteous service - would definitely come over again if have a chance.

MM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahi tuna appetizer was incredibly tender, the tenderloin melted in your mouth with rich flavors, and the blackened scallops were prepared on a delicious bed of spicy starch (perhaps risotto, forgot to check) It was all amazing. Service was attentive, and the food came out promptly. We'll definitely be back!

RB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quiet table with outstanding service. Look forward to return visit.

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