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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

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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

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4.5

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4.4

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4.4

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3.9

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85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (12)
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Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Authentic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined on December 6, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and staff

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·Dined on November 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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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 (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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 (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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great service. Wish there were more booths

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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

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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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