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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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4.6

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4.4

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4.3

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4.1

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Cozy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Business Meals (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

For as long as we can remember, we celebrated our anniversary at Ruths Chris so while in Washington for a convention, we decided to try the RC there. We went early on a Sunday night so there was no wait and it was very quiet. The petite rib eye was wonderful and cooked perfectly. My husband had the filet and was equally happy. Lyonn potatoes and grilled asparagus were also very good. Would recommend this spot.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Delicious food and very nice staff, pleasant and efficient!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was great and our waiter Simon was exceptional!!!! We really enjoyed the experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great steaks and chicken were outstanding. Waitress was a little curt. Bar people were great

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The meat was absolutely fantastic! I've never had better. It's a very cozy setting. Felt like being in a cellar which my colleague did not care for - not advisable with people who have a fear of enclosed places... but after a bottle of wine - which was also absolutely fantastic - she forgot about her fear of dungeons. :-)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was our 2 year anniversary and we showed up to a beautiful semi-private table with little confetti decorations around the candles. Every single server and hostess knew it was our anniversary and wished us well. We had the most incredible meal, and as we asked for the check, our server José brought out a candle lit dessert on the house. So special and clearly above and beyond! The restaurant has lovely ambiance and is clearly well maintained and run- will definitely be coming back!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great service. Wish there were more booths

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always a great choice for a special occasion. Even if that occasion is just wanting the best steak ever

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

雰囲気良し!料理良し!サービス良し!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Always a good standby steakhouse. Steaks are cooked perfectly and the creamed spinach is always a winnee

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

My friends were here from Los Angeles and suggested we eat here. Of course, we were VERY pleased with their meal selections. Our waiter was especially good and the evening was perfect. Thanks a million!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

We have great steakhouses where we are from in Nebraska and I was so excited to finally dine at a Ruth Chris, but I was underwhelmed with the experience. I expected an experience that would've been unforgettable but for different reasons. Everyone was very nice but we had spots on the dishes (maybe pepper), my water glasses had smears like dried salad dressing (when it separates and turns to oil-greasy), the gnats weren't a big deal, but it didn't feel like a premier steakhouse. Renne was great and the hostess was super nice too...We had expected to spend 300.00 for dinner and spent half that because we were so underwhelmed. Our medium well steaks lacked the flavor I expected, the potatoes were bland, and the creamed spinach was soupy. All in all, it felt like an Outback or a meal I could've gotten from anywhere. I'd like to give the brand another chance, but would not return to the DC location on Connecticut avenue. Our Lyft driver even laughed at us when we said we went there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The Connecticut Ave Ruth Chris' restaurant is the "go to" spot for celebrations for my husband and me. The food is always great and service top notch. Our server, Jamelle, added to the evening with wine recommendations and pleasant talk. He even took and provided a photo as a reminder of my husband's birthday. A great evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Awesome experience and food. A little pricey but well worth it. Roberto our waiter was awesome and I just cant say enough about the food. Order the Tower for appetizer I fell in love.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very relaxing and excellent food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The staff at this location is superb. Simon, our waiter, was excellent. The steaks were delicious as was the seafood tower. Nothing but good at this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food. We had our first date at this Ruth's Chris and came back for our 26th anniversary. It was perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Wonderful meal...the steaks were perfectly prepared and very enjoyable.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The meal and atmosphere were fantastic. Laneeka and Jamal made it exceptional and memorable!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fantastic as always...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I did not enjoy my steak it was just ok and the French fried potatoes were horrible

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our serve Adam was great, it was my first fine there so he made sure I knew about everything the restaurant offered and how the food was made. He made the experience better than it was.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had the restaurant week menu, it just didn't seem up to the quality of the normal food they serve.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Ruth Chris is my favorite restaurant by far!!! The best location in the District happens to be Connecticut Ave. The food and customer service is always consistent. We have over a dozen steak places in the District but I would highly recommend Ruth Chris!!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had a great time at Ruth's Chris. The wine was fantastic, and so was the main entree. The mushrooms as a side were a tad overpowering and not really sautéed. Salads were sub par. Dessert and main entree, as well as warm bread were the real winners.

The service started off fine, but ended up average. Roberto was very nice and helpful, but looked like he needed more help and less tables. Took us a long time to get our check and leave when we were more than ready to head home.

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

If you are looking for a great wine experience, sign up for their mailing list. The restaurant frequently hosts wine dinners and other cocktail type dinners which are fantastic!!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I have been eating at this location for years. It is my favorite simply because every visit is PERFECT! The service, ambiance, and especially the food! Do not hesitate to book if you want an OUTSTANDING meal.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Reservation for 8:45p. Got there at 8:30 and waited until 9:05 to be seated. Back room seating took away the ambience of a classy front room decor; felt like an Outback Steakhouse setting. Waited 10 minutes before waiter came by to start things off. He appeared overwhelmed by a busy night, though he was composed and professional. Food was good; scotch was excellent but $50 per glass was too much!
Ate at many Ruth Chris restaurants but this was by far my worst experience (though it is relative to expectations of a high end restaurant)!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Kudos to our server Jameel (?). He took a memorable picture for my brother's birthday.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Prior to this occasion this was my 2nd favorite restaurant. I don't know what happened. The service was horrible. We sat for 30 minutes before being greeted by server. then we were served water. Then he disappeared for 30 more minutes before returning to take our order. Finally our order was delivered by someone else. Our water was refreshed by the hostess. then we asked the manager, who was near our table, if we could see our waiter. He noticed that we were sitting there so long that he assumed we wanted our check.He brought our check over without inquiring whether or not we wanted to see the dessert menu. It was a 2 1/2 hour disaster.
I will never return to this restaurant!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We celebrated birthdays. The table was prepared with celebration decorations which was a nice touch. The wait person seemed to be rushed. If given a choice we always seek out Ruth's Chris. The filet is oh so perfect. Mash potato so creamy. My all time favorite steak place, never disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Kim the GM always has an attitude. She does not come across as genuine. For my Birthday in which she knew, she didn't put confetti on the table, did not give me a complementary dessert (rule 101) since Ruth Fertel made this restaurant and didn't even wish me a Happy Birthday. This ship needs a new captain!

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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food as usual but our Martini was served in a hot glass & both steak orders were wrong. But both errors were rectified to our satisfaction.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Very disappointed by this location of Ruth's Chris. We did not get the normal warmth and friendliness from our waiter, the calamari was grody, our tablecloth was already stained and menus messy. The crab cakes were meh and shoestring fries were over fried. Very disappointed with this experience as I expect much better from Ruth's based on my prior experiences at other locations. Not coming back

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Ruth's Chris steakhouses can be found in several cities; this location is one of the best. The steaks are perfect, very nice wine selection and attentive service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Let me start off by saying that the food was amazing as always. This location is definitely seen some better days. The restaurant was dirty and dingy. Dust on the wooden beams, woodwork all scratched up and looking tired. Poor lighting throughout the restaurant. The bar overpowers the dining room and the loud profane banter going on at the bar was distracting.

Service was horrible. I've had better service at McDonalds. It took 10 minutes to get greeted and to get some water from the wait staff. It took 17 minutes to get a drink refill and dirty empty plates sat on our table for 13 minutes before they were picked up. The restaurant was only half full. So I find it hard to believe they were overwhelmed. The wait staff was friendly, but not around. Manager was nice when I spoke to him about it. He apologized and ensured me t would be addressed.

I will eat Ruth's Chris again, but never again at this specific location. It should be closed and remodeled.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The bartender did not make a dirty martini. Maybe he doesn't know one. Crabcakes were excellent

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I've been to this location only one other time, and both times my visit was great. The food is always delicious (it was my first time getting the three crabcake entree) and best of all was the manager, Chad Togans, who did everything he could to make sure our party of four had the best night ever. One bottle of white and another of red wine and the cheesecake too? I'm stuffed! I will definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

First time to a Ruth's Chris and I am wondering what took so long. Amazing food and a very competent professional staff can't be beat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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