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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW

4.3
1176 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 797-0033
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Yolanda Ruiz
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S Street NW
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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.
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
What 1176 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great meal as usual

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 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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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Simon took great care of us.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food. Great service. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Bross01 (Washington DC)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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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vipHiddenTreasure (Washington DC)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Steak was not as good as I’m used to.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great time, great food.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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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Seb22786 (San Antonio)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  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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luisjuliann (Tampa)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Surprised the boyfriend with dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  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!

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Autumn (Atlanta)
5.0  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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vipDebbiedoesdctoo (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  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.

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