Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW

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Steakhouse


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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition at Ruth’s this year. Indulge in a traditional 3-course holiday feast starting at $41.95, or enjoy your favorite cut from one of our USDA Prime steaks, available all day. Full dinner menu and Thanksgiving Kid’s Menu also available. Select locations open early.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Gather your loved ones around our table this Christmas and leave all the planning, cooking and preparation to us. We’ll be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so you can sit back and enjoy time well spent. Indulge in our special holiday Surf & Turf starting at $49.95, or enjoy your favorites from our full dinner menu, available all day. Select locations open early.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Start your New Year’s Eve at Ruth’s and end the year with some sizzle. Join us for our special Celebration Menu featuring Surf & Turf starting at $49.95, or enjoy your favorite cut from one of our USDA Prime steaks. Dinner menu also available all day.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1436 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food5service3ambience2

Wasn’t a true Ruth Chris experience. Aka Ghetto

AL
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, service was ok.

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening celebrating 21st birthday
Staff made it very special and food is always great

J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For a Chain restaurant it is excellent. A bit pricey for us European people due to the high dollar. But when in DC and hungry for a steak, I will definitely come back!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on October 29, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner. We offer a variety of special promotions and prix fixe menus throughout the year to bring great value to our guests. Please reach out to your local Ruth's Chris Steak House to learn more about current promotions!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience!

BW
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Very very disappointing. I had not been to this Rut's Cris in years. And it seemed dated, not like the other ones I have tried. Service was very uneven. Hostesses sat us (2 women) in a back corner behind a column when most other tables were available. Server brought out our appetizers and salads with our entree and seemed surprised that we didn't want it that way. Our waiter though was nice and attempted to rectify. Food was fine but not going to this one again.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for your review, Barbara. We are very sad to hear that you did not enjoy your most recent experience with us, and we would like to work to make it right. Please reach out to us directly with your contact information, including a phone number. We hope to hear from you soon.

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AB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not impressed. Facility is filthy. Bisque was cold. Medium rare steak was over cooked. And i asked for a side of horseradish and I was told they were “out.” What steakhouse is out of horseradish? Staff was indifferent, bordering on inattentive. I will not come back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on October 18, 2019

Ann B, thank you for your candid review. 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. Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail, please reach out to us directly with your contact information including a phone number. Thank you!

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DB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were celebrating our 31st Anniversary. The food and atmosphere were great but the services was a bit slow.

TW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our server was the bar tender and we weren’t sitting at the bar. Everything was very slow.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
Responded on October 14, 2019

Tymeka, it appears that your experience could have been better. We would like the opportunity to learn more and gain your feedback on where we can improve. Please consider privately responding with your contact information, including a phone number so we may speak to you directly!

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R
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a business dinner and it was handled professionally and perfection with a varied guess that were there from foreign visitors tonight at eight-year-old child.
I was very impressed with all that occurred

CE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I’ve ever tasted. Great service !

LT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! They made my anniversay feel like the first time!

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak!

RR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tasha, was perfectly attentive. Steak and scallops were melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic! Best steak ever!!!!!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meat cooked perfectly but too much salt and butter on everything.

TR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth's Chris is my wife's and my favorite restaurant! We normally go there to celebrate at least 2 or more special occasions a year. This visit was for our anniversary! They were ready for us with the perfect table--anniversary adorned with festive confetti and an anniversary card from the chef. Even the menus contained a Happy Anniversary message inside. Everything from the food and service to the ambiance was perfect! It was a wonderful dinner celebration!!!

DB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The place to get a fantastic Steak in a nice atmosphere

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food, very friendly service. Expensive but worth

JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
73 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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
Overall1food4service1ambience1

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
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall3food4service1ambience1

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
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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