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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW

4.5
1206 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion


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 1206 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Ruth's Chris Steak House is a consistent favorite for great steaks, and wonderful side-dishes. The Wedge Salad is a favorite of mine. Since their beginnings in New Orleans they have known who to prepare and serve a great steak.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Julio made us feel right at home. The wine list is amazing and the ambiance is unique to DC. Love this location! Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

I made reservations for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was wonderful. When we got there, they added “Happy Birthday” confetti to our table! How cute is that!? The ambiance is beautiful and we definitely felt special. The service was above superior and I would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

we had a wonderful experience. Service was exceptional - throughout the meal, from selecting wines to dishes and to all the little things that make for perfection. The food was fantastic - and not just the steaks. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Just excellent as always. Have dined at New York, Palm Springs, Boston, and now Washington. All excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I hosted a party of 13 for business dinner. the GM and staff were VERY accomadating as my numbers flexed a bit and grew at last minute. prevented me from having a tough situation. much appreciated. Food excellent. great feedback from clients. staff attentive.
seemed like we hit peak-serving time a bit stretched.
all in all very positive experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very popular place for business travelers. Host and wait staff very courteous.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was my 74th birthday and I was really looking forward to having an excellent meal. When I arrived with reservations I had to wait awhile to be seated. They then put us in a back room which would have been fine except for the long table with 12 people. They were loud and rude. They were yelling at each other accross the table and occasionally were using the F bomb. It was obvious they felt the room was theirs and they didn't care who else was in the room. The service was slow because our waiter was busy catering to the table of 12. When our meal arrived we ate it as fast as possible so we could get out of the restaurant. A manager stopped by, but by that time we were right into our meal so it wouldn't do any good to complain at that time. I can honestly say it was my worst dining experience ever. By the time we got out of there we both were beginning to get a headache. I may return to a Ruth's Chris but not the Conn. Ave location.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Anniversary celebration. Simon was outstanding - exquisite service. Would request him every time.

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Unremarkable. Drink mixers flat (tonic/club soda); asked for bottled mixer, ignored. Will never go back. Food not hot. Service terrible.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

A fantastic dinner, with all filets done to perfection! Aaron did a great job and even managed to keep the drinks full!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The family decided to have a steak dinner and we chose Ruth's online because it was well rated and noted to be reasonably priced. There was a warm welcome and we were able to go straight to the table, although there was space at the bar had we wanted to start with a drink. The dining area was separate from the bar, which meant that conversation was easy.

The service was attentive and informative, without being intrusive. Water was regularly topped up and drinks replenished in a timely manner. The wine list was extensive, although leaning towards the pricey side.

We shared a couple of starters, of which the star was the osso buco ravioli. The heirloom tomatoes were fresh and plentiful, but significantly outnumbered the mozzarella balls in the caprese. The steaks were excellent, perfectly cooked and my youngest daughter pronounced it the best steak she had ever had (a result, as it replaced at the top of her list a meal she had with another family). The cheesecake was excellent, but although I cannot vouch for the mousse, it must have been good as my daughter was not prepared to share.

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. This is an unprepossessing place, which made the bill slightly surprising, but given the quality of the food, it was worth the money.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Good food and attentive service in a comfortable setting.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Have always had a great meal with excellent service at this Ruth Chris. The Staff is extremely professional, and at the same time friendly. Whether at the Bar, or in the Dining areas, the food has always been spot on as well as the conversations.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

You can always count on great service and a fantastic meal at Ruth Chris. Truth.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food and service! The steaks are the best I have tried!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Business meeting dinner with my husband

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food is outstanding and the service is very good but the Dupont/Conn Ave location is in bad need of renovation. Carpets and furniture are worn & dingy.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

My friends and I were celebrating a birthday. The table was decorated with confetti and the birthday girl was surprised by the happy birthday message on the dessert. The room was quiet and we were probably disturbing the peace. LOL! But the restaurant was very accommodating. Food was good with generous portions. And our server Lynika (I may have misspelled) was charming and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My boyfriend took me here for my 21st birthday, for us being so young and coming into such nice restaurant like this and not be frowned upon based on stereotypes of younger people eased our minds and made us feel so comfortable. This was such a great date/celebration and our waiter Ruben was amazing he made us feel so welcomed. On top of that it was such a beautiful set up there was birthday confetti on the table and window seating it was overall great. The food was amazing too def recommend the bbq shrimp as soon as it touches your taste buds jesusssssss amazing. Definitely would recommend everyone to go ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

They accommodated our large party at relatively short notice with ease and professionalism. the steaks and the sides were wonderful and the service and atmosphere was great. my rist time but not my last.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was VERY slow. 30 minutes to get our drinks. 3 hours to get through meal.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Expensive - but worth every dollar.
Was visiting from the UK for a few days with friends, had dinner here on our last day and it completes a great trip and made it very special. Great wine options and food was faultless!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great. Staff awesome

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great meal as usual

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Simon took great care of us.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food. Great service. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Truly enjoyed my meal at this restaurant. Our server was fantastic. We sat by the window and really enjoyed being able to view the city activity during the afternoon.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Steak was not as good as I’m used to.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

everything was great!

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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