Permanently Closed - Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW

4.5
1474 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

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.

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TerrenceR
Washington DC
14 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first NYE together and it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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KamranS
Orange County
7 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 - Permanently Closed
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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OpenTable Diner
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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The service was slow.

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GregN
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.

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vipSloopy1
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Three of us enjoyed our meals. Food was excellent.

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vipLeegirl
Washington DC
21 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.

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DonL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food live up to the hype

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Christmas dinner with family

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Autumn
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took my dad there for Christmas dinner. It’s our tradition for the holidays since his wife passed away in 2014. Thanks Ruth’s Chris for amazing service and great food. My dad is 80 years old and he looks forward to this annual tradition because of the service and food.

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KristinaV
Austin
3 reviews
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 - Permanently Closed
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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vipRcs20814
Washington DC
3 reviews
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!

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Greekspartan
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

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VickiB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
206 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.

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DLee
Washington DC
10 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 - Permanently Closed
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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vipLawrence
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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 - Permanently Closed
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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HaroldM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Lillybug
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to many Ruth's Chris steakhouses across the country, but this location is exceptional in it's service, timing, and perfectly prepared food. We always enjoy eating here, as the ambiance is warm, cozy and friendly. The caesar salad is delicious - crisp, creamy and dressed perfectly. I literally dream about the creamed spinach - the very best I've eaten anywhere. The bread is warm, chewy and with a lovely crisp crust. I always get the filet mignon and my husband generally orders the NY Strip. We love that the beef is Prime and that the chef prepares each cut to the desired temperature. Highly recommended.

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TerrenceR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice and wonderful experience for my birthday!

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vipTimW
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well cooked steak exactly as ordered; interesting cocktails.

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vipjohnw
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated very well on our anniversary. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipFoodGirl
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipHeartyMeal
Washington DC
37 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipChrisZ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server and food is always spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
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

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

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

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vipMatthewD
Toronto
16 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews