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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW



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.

1801 Connecticut, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
S Street NW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(202) 797-0033

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/washington-connecticut-avenue

Catering:
Ruth's Catering in Washington, DC - 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:
Valet Parking is offered for $7.00, and alternate parking is available
at the Universal South Building one block away on Florida Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Yolanda Ruiz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Great meal as usual

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·Dined 2 days ago

A belated Valentine’s Day dinner. My girlfriend loved it!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The waiter didn’t come to our table to wait on us so we went to the bar. This was the first time I visited this location and the last.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Loud noise from Bar into Dinner area. Unwelcoming waiter fo making tablea and Table water. Friendly waiter for serving food though. Steak was not that good quality meat. Nice winelist for wines per glass. Comparing to other visits to Ruth’s Chris steakhouse this was not the finest.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Simon took great care of us.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food. Great service. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Waited for 10 minutes for a table in the almost completely empty dining room. After being led to our table, hostess discovered the table had not been set. We were asked to wait for 2 minutes. 10 minutes later, the hostess set the table herself. We sat and waited on a server for 10 more minutes. He appeared and realized we didn’t have menus. At this point we decided to leave. It was clear from the moment we entered the restaurant that it was not going to live up to our expectations. Amazingly bad experience for restaurant week.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Never a disappointment. We had a late reservation but our event ended early so we decided to see if they would seat us early, the manager went out of her way to bring out chairs for the bar so we could be seated. The Bartenders were all EXCELLENT...Christian,Aaron and Jasmine! They never missed a beat! The food was served quickly and was on point! This has to be my favorite location thus far.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great! Steak was cooked perfectly and love the restaurant week menu and choices. However, our waitress provided poor service with no apologies. Not that she had an attitude, very polite, but very very very slow. An hour dinner, turned into two and half ours. Even took 20 minutes to pick up check. That is ridiculous!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

As a restaurant, Ruth Chris has always been an all-time favorite of my wife and mine. However, although we've been to other locations, the Connecticut Avenue location in DC seems to shine by having the best food and ambiance of all, as well as the greatest service! We usually visit on our most special occasions and try to get in a few more visits for date nights and whenever we have an overwhelming taste for a great Ruth Chris steak. Our most recent visit was during Restaurant Week in DC and their special menu included a trio of steak, crab cake, and stuffed chicken, which was absolutely amazing. All three were sheer perfection! They really should consider making the trio available all the time! Ruth Chris will always be one of our #1 spots to visit for the very best of fine dining!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Steak was not as good as I’m used to.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

everything was great!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 8, 2018

outstanding as always. one of my favorite Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service. Well seasoned steaks. Will come back for steak cravings

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great time, great food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely Amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I reserve a party of 15. they set us in the back by the bathroom. one guy went to the bathroom and blew the whole dinner party away with the smell he left in the bathroom and it lingered. the waiter was nice enough to move us to another location in the restaurant. it was my girlfriend birthday, Ruth Chris could had at least took some items off the bill since we spent a lot of money. oh well lesson learned.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife and I went here to finish our trip to DC. Food was amazing and server the a great job. Although, at the beginning it seemed he had forgotten about us, but after some tables left, it was a lot better. Had a great time and enjoyed the food a lot!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Don't sit in the glad enclosed area of it's cold outside. It's incredibly drafty and cold. Food? Service? Can't be beat.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My husband took me to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for my birthday dinner while vacationing in Washington DC. I must say the food was excellent.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Surprised the boyfriend with dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were amazing! Kudos to the general manager, Kimberly, for ensuring our experience was amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I would say that Ruth’s Chris has slipped over the years from being a top notch steakhouse to being a mediocre one. My 11oz filet was ok, but it was not one of the inches thick center cut beauties I’ve had in the past. I’d recommend going to BLT or the Palm instead.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas Dinner! Third time having Christmas dinner here since our move to DC. As a native of New Orleans, it is my home away from home restaurant. If we are in DC next year for Christmas, we will be dining at Ruth Chris!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner at Ruth’s Chris on Connecticut Avenue was wonderful! Our waiter, Roberto, was awesome and the food was delicious. It’s our 4th Christmas dining there. We truly enjoy the food and service. Perfect for Christmas dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Ruths Chris is perfection - and on Christmas Eve it was cozy and perfect for a meal with friends. This is my favorite restaurant hands down.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My wife and I have visited Ruth Chris restaurants in over a dozen locations with excellent food; with the exception of this restaurant. We had dinner on Christmas eve 2017 and the service was excellent. We both ordered surf and turf. Both fillets were not cooked even close to the way we ordered them and the lobster was not editable. The waiter noticed that we did not eat the lobster and offered to take it off the bill. We didn't want anything other than the nice dinner we expected. The service staff understood, but the cooks didn't get it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We celebrated our Anniversary and they made our night very special, from having red hearts and red arrow confetti already on our table to the staff wishing us an Happy Anniversary and finally a special desert just for us with hand written chocolate Happy Anniversary! I can not say enough about how AMAZING our entire meal was from start to finish. The staff was also AMAZING and very attentive the entire meal. I would highly recommend Ruth Chris for any occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food is amazing here, would recommend their Cowboy Steak. By far the greatest steak I have ever had. Lots to chose from the menu. Our waiter was fantastic, great service - waiter was extremely knowledgable about the menu and knew what we would like. Would definitely come again and looking forward to it!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This was a disappointing experience, especially when the establishment has been great in the past and has a very good reputation. After being seated promptly, we waited far to long to see a waiter. The drinks took 20 minutes to be delivered, and we were never asked if we wanted another round. The order took far to long to be delivered. The steaks were over cooked -- I ordered medium rare and got one that was well done. Those sizzling plates continue to cook the steaks way past the requested temperature as it is, but my steak was medium well done when it was delivered. Also be careful when ordering -- not all cuts are USDA Prime grade.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I made a reservation through open table for Thanksgiving dinner. I arrived on time at 7:30 to find at least 5 different families, dissatisfied and waiting to be seated - some over 1.5 hours. The restaurant overbooked on a holiday which is rather amateur and not what I'd expect from Ruth's Chris. I waited 45min. to be seated only to be given a seat at the bar because a table was unavailable. Who eats Thanksgiving dinner at the bar? If I didn't already wait so long to be seated I would've left. The bartenders were obviously busy and it took over ten minutes to just be given a menu. Once I did place my order I waited awhile for my food to arrive. I was seated beside noisy patrons but it's the bar so I couldn't really complain. Overall, my experience was horrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I'm grading on a curve because it was Thanksgiving Day. We waited an hour after our reservation time because it was so crowded. What pushed it over the edge was that we waited an additional 40 mins longer before even getting our drink order taken. We were comped a bottle of wine by the manager, but time lost is time lost. We hope this was just a hiccup in their service as we love the franchise overall.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

They overbooked and we have to wait an hour even though we have reservations. The same with others. When we checked in and likewise with others, we were told that it will be a few minutes for them to get the table ready but it took about an hour for everyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Trotz Reservierung über eine Stunde gewartet. Ok es war thanksgiving aber reserviert ist reserviert. Der Einlass völlig überfordert.
Das Essen dauerte über eine Stunde Getränke nur sehr schleppend. Der bestellte Prosseco ( 12$) kam quasi als Nachtisch. Steak für 55$ miittelmässig von der Fleischqualität und nicht exakt Medium Rare wie verlangt. Insgesamt 200$für 2 1/2 Personen ohne Wein

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service was horrendous and the food was mediocre at best. I did the turkey dinner, which was okay, but it was cold. Moral of the story, if you go someplace where they are known for something, get that. Don’t deviate from what makes them famous.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Ruth Chris never disappoints. My husband and I had a Thanksgiving Day dinner alone without the kids and we sat in a very private area of the restaurant. I ordered two crab cakes, fries and sweet potato casserole. The meal was very delicious and hot. My husband had the Ruth Classic. His steak was very good. The service was excellent and I enjoyed the peace and quiet.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Jamelle was our perfect waiter making sure everything was as we wanted. He is a real asset.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I was quite disappointed overall in the experience. This was a special Thanksgiving dinner with my brother. I made an early reservation and when we arrived we were put right by the door and there was a family with two babies who started to make a lot of noise. After 10 minutes of realizing this was not going to stop, I asked the hostess to move us to a quiet area. The hostess was accommodating and she put us in a back room that was unoccupied with the exception of a man with his younger son. Once we were seated in the back area, it was very nice and quiet but the service was very lacking. We seemed to be forgotten and it was difficult to even get our water refilled. The dinner was not as good as expected. We both had the ribeye. I would not go back to this restaurant nor recommend it to anyone that I cared for.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We love the Ruth Chris on Connecticut Ave. They always have a table available on Sat. The food and service are consistent. The food seasoned well and it’s worth every penny.

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