Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW

4.6
1252 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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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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 1252 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food, excellent service, just had to wait a few minutes for drinks but everything else was perfect. They even decorated the table for us

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CZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm often in DC, and I always find a way to dine here. The food was, as always, perfect and the service was outstanding! Julio made for a very special birthday for my daughter.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for it being the first time going there with my girlfriend! Everyone one is super friendly and they even brought a special desert at the end of our meal due to it being our anniversary. Food was great too, we got the porterhouse for two and it was definitely enough to fill me up and my girlfriend. Highly suggest going there if you’re thinking about it!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around

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RZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente Meat cut's and Superb Sides.
Very kind personalized atetention!!

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A
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth’s Chris restaurants are always very good. This particular restaurant has a special cave like feel that was fun.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent place and the food and drinks were outstanding. Kennya was our waitress and was outstanding. Thanks for a great meal and service in the nations capital.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quiet atmosphere and steak was delicious!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Hello, my fiancé and I enjoyed Ruth Chris Steakhouse, everything was outstanding; but there was one major problem, When I put in the request for Ruth Chris Steakhouse, I made a request for one (1) long stem red rose; butI did not receive the long stem red rose or an explanation!!

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LM
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was total perfection and steaks were tender and delicious. Our waiter Rennie was perfect in meeting our every need.

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NL
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I am so glad we came to celebrate our anniversary here! Our steaks were perfection, service was fantastic, and they treated us very speaical for our special occasion! The waitress came to our table and took a picture of us that was printed up in a special frame and handed To us when we left!!! LOVED our experience, will surely return

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SB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Professional team of wait staff and the manager took great care of us.

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VS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. The service could have been better.

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OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word: perfection!

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AL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love everything about it. Very private and quiet. Good food and excellent service.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Steaks were delicious and cooked to perfection! My fave drink is the Dirty Goose Martini, but the Daou Cab was fabulous! Staff was attentive and service was exceptional!

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SM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a frequent visitor to Ruth Chris' Steakhouses throughout the country. This location is my "home" base. For at least 25 years I have had wonderful meals at this location. This current visit was no exception. The service and food were excellent, from the "Happy Birthday" confetti, through the complimentary dessert, everything was OUTSTANDING! I highly recommend having a meal here whenever you get the chance (and are in the mood for a FANTASTIC steak).

My apologies for the upside picture. It was taken from the recipient's perspective.

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S
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth's Chris has the best steaks anywhere. The filet can be cut with a butter knife, and the broiling in butter is phenomenal. Love the sides, too, and the menu has expanded greatly since i used to go to the original place in New Orleans. Service is always good, too.

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BL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary experience ! Thanks to all of you Guys !

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Most people think chain steakhouses aren’t as good, but this place is fire

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CD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Family vacation trip....

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Connecticut Ave Ruth’s Chris is my favorite of all their locations! The ambiance is truly special, the service is always fabulous, the wine list is awesome and the food is great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect- thank you! Loved the added ‘Happy Anniversary’ confetti on the table and the picture the team took of us and had printed. Such great personal touches to the evening. Will recommend and will be back!

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CT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This location is a bit worn and the neighborhood is hit or miss, but the service was excellent and the food very typical of a Ruth's Chris location. The main restaurant has a dark steakhouse feel but it is brigther/lighter on the covered patio, which is a nice place to sit. Our experience with the hostess and wait staff was very pleasant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time visiting D.C food service and service was amazing!!!

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PE
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful experience. Excellent steak, good grilled veg. Service wonderful all at a price. Valet parking was a bit strange and disorganized. Otherwise just what you'd expect from a top notch steak house

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g
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day dinner - my husband enjoyed his lamb chops. I got the surf and turf. Filet was good the lobster was ok. The butter for the lobster was too salty. Lobster without the butter was fine, could do without the seasoning on the lobster. Asparagus was a little over cooked as well the hollandaise sauce was thick. Drinks were good. Ambiance was good. Unfortunately the food did not live up to a special occasion meal.

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SC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was delicious and our server Grace was delightful.

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w
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every way.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so cool. I love♥️ their steaks. They get at right the first time.

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B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met all expectations for fine food and outstanding service. Everything was prepared as requested. Simon was our server and he was both affable and professional. Look forward to next visit.

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H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Almost had to fight one the drunk customers. Manager had to ask the regular customer to leave, 20 mins, he ruined our dinner. The manager did not even offer to comp us anything, however was making free drinks for his friends at the bar. Bad service. Awful way to spend $270.00 for a place that doesn’t put their paying customers first.

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DC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great for steaks and chops. I miss the crabtini though. No longer on the menu.

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KS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent!

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SH
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor attention by our waiter. Food was fair but not nearly up to Ruth Chris.

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b
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly what you expect from Ruth Chris. Really good Ambience and the best steaks and preparation you can get.

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OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Admittedly, I am spoiled by the 2 Locations in Charlotte where I live, but I was truly disappointed by my visit to the DC location on Connecticut Ave. Instead of being welcomed upon arrival, we were greeted but largely ignored for a few minutes and never felt like a guest. When I dine at RC, I just expect a better experience. While the food was good, the service was disorganized. It felt more like a Longhorn than a Ruths Cris. When I pay $250 for dinner, I expect better.

On a positive note, I now appreciate the Charlotte area RC's even more.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Mother’s day

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D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Great place to dine for special occasions.

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