Permanently Closed - Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Looking for a reservation? Call us at (202) 393-4488 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Ruth's Chris Steak House 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 while you enjoy the warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality.

Looking to celebrate with a group? We have private dining spaces for almost any size group. Need to host an event at your place? No problem. We'll bring the sizzle to you!

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.

Reservations are suggested.
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vipcarolynd
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was sadden when I find out the restaurant will be closing after 12/24/18. The service and food was always great. Don't have any plans to go to another Ruth Chris.

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NovaGene
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is always good at Ruth's Chris, and it was on this night too. We scheduled an early meal at 5:30pm because we had tickets for an 8:00pm show a couple blocks away. The restaurant was empty when we arrived, but service was extraordinarily slow. Drink orders did not come out and were forgotten and had to be re-ordered. And because service was so slow no dessert because we didn't have time and actually had to rush through dinner in order to barely make the start of the show. This was the first time we were taking our son and his girlfriend to a restaurant of this caliber, and it was really disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service as always. I am disabled, therefore; I asked the waiter to ask the chef to cut my steak. The steak was cut into but size pieces making it very easy for me to eat.

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Meem
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great way to celebrate a birthday and welcome the holidays.

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vipcbolcik
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location has always had the best food and service. They never "push" items on you as other well known steak houses try, the service has always been top notch and, in my opinion, better than the other Ruth's Chris steak houses.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Terrible service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Server was not responsive, table behind us was extremely loud and disruptive. Food was disappointing

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LoraJ0126
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad to hear this location is closing soon! Was my go-to steak dinner place on my commute home 🙁

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vipNothappy
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Unfortunately the one consistent theme after four attempts at the restaurant is that the customer is there to please the hostess team. Not pleasant nor polite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipAnja
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was poor from the moment we arrived to departure. With Del Friscos, Capital Grille, Mastros, BLT and many other steakhouses nearby, I won’t return to Ruth’s Chris.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service1ambience5

I just proposed to my fiancée and this dinner was our special first dinner at a fine restaurant in the states .We flew in from Canada after hearing such great reviews , my fiancée ordered the stUffed chicken breast , unfortunately it was very very salty and she couldn’t eat it . We were informed the kitchen was closed for the night so she wasn’t able to experience the cuisine at all .On the other hand my steak was wonderful but the mood was set once my wife’s order was no good . Thank you , we will be back .

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MichiyoB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband's steak wasn't cooked enough and fat meat, except that perfect. We love this restaurant.

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Samphan
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

👍🏽. Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Thanksgiving

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vipJuanitaB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately, my family and I decided to spend our Thanksgiving at RC and it could not have been a worse experience. Aside from the Valet person/Host, the evening was very disappointing!!! The Hostess lacked customer service and seemed to care less about the service we received. My rib eye was returned 2X and I would have expected someone from Management to attempt to resolve this issue; however, I had to settle for a dinner without an entree. We frequent the RC in Atlanta quite a bit and have NEVER experienced such awful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!! Veronika was awesome!

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Rdrunnerdd
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had issues with making my appointment time. The hostess was gracious. Our server was great and the food delicious.

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vipTerryO
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a fantastic steak before a Caps game!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Disappointed with host. I made the reservation using open table and I noted it was my husband’s birthday. We arrived and he gave us the option of a table or booth, however he was suppose to have one already reserved and prepped. We know this because he told us as much, and apologized for having to clear the other place settings, sprinkling the confetti on the table and later handing my husband a card he printed his name on the upper left hand corner. The doors leading into the establishment state there is a dress code and even goes as far as giving guidelines. However, they must be hurting for money because they let all kinds of attire in. We are talking sagging jeans with hoodies and high tops. It just brings the ambience down when you go the extra step of cleaning up for a nice night out and then you have characters belching at the table behind you. Those same characters flash their underwear at you when they stand up to leave. If you have a dress code you should stand by it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very god meal before the hockey game

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Neveragain
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, the staff was great !!

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NadeemH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the team were fantastic which complemented our wonderful food. The team made it a very special evening for us - one which will make us promote this wonderful gem to all that we know.
Special mention to Tasha/Brian and the rest of the names who I apologize - I have forgotten ;-)

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very good service, nice place. Steak was slightly overcooked. Not worth the price.

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vipGDad
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. What you would expect from Ruth’s Chris.

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Courtney
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time and I loved it. The service was fewest and they were so sweet to us. I will definitely go back.

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Valentinos
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great quality especially for a chain. Well trained and attentive staff. I know it’s steak but still seems pricing is a bit steep.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Girlfriend Had A Great Birthday

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RobertP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! One of our favs!!

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RestaurantEnthusiast
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the staff really made it a special event. Our table was decorated, they signed a card and had it displayed on the table, and we received a special treat at the end of dinner. The food was really good. Our server was amazing!! Can't remember her name but she did such a great job!

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JulietF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Look, there’s no question that the food is good and can be relied upon. The restaurant was only half full and still I felt rushed. Ordered a glass of champagne on arrival - server didn’t bother to check which one I wanted - brought a sparkling wine - not what I wanted or ordered.
Ordered a steak - I had to call him back to tell him I’d like a side - he ran off so quick- was he just going to bring me a steak with nothing else? Asked if I wanted to see the dessert menu while I was still eating main and then, when I refused, brought me the check - no offer of coffee etc.
It’s your revenue guys! I won’t be coming back

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lady70
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Ruth Chris is One of my favorite restaurants. I love all of the items on the menu and last night didn't disappoint. I ordered the stuffed chicken breast for my main course and the spicy shrimp for an appetizer. Again, never disappointing when I visit Ruth Chris.

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MAV73
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall1food2service3ambience2

This review is long overdue as I was giving the benefit of the doubt to management at this location to respond to my emailed concerns as a very loyal Ruth’s Chris patron. After waiting three months and hearing nothing, I thought I’d finally leave my review of my late September dining experience:

1.) Upon walking up to the bar to enjoy a cocktail as we waited for our reserved table, it was filthy and cluttered with dirty glasses and dishes. No one seem fazed that this was prohibiting patrons from sitting down. Overall, the bar looked unkempt

2.) After ordering craft cocktails (Moscow Mules), we were told after the fact there were no limes, which are a key ingredient. Lemons were used instead — not quite the same at all, especially for a $14 cocktail;

3.) Upon being seated at our table, I asked our server for a gluten-free menu, which he provided. After ordering a GF Caesar Salad, croutons were found throughout my salad and subsequently caused me to become ill. Despite this oversight, the item wasn’t even removed from my bill nor an apology made;

4.) My spouse ordered a ribeye; however, a cowboy ribeye arrived to the table. Due to our time constraints, there wasn’t time to wait for the kitchen to correct the error (service was very slow despite the restaurant being quite empty). Once again, there was no courtesy to make any monetary adjustment to our final bill for the mistake;

5.) I noticed upwards of 20 burned out light bulbs in wall sconces and hanging fixtures throughout the Dining Room. The restaurant looked poorly maintained. Not a good look for an upscale steakhouse.

The service, food, and atmosphere aren’t what they used to be at Ruth’s Chris | DC Convention Center.

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vipStigg
Miami
116 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in town to be sure!!! And the ahi tuna and shrimp and incredible. If you have not been to a Ruth’s Happy Hour get out there and go!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and there was birthday confetti and a birthday card on the table. We go out every year for both of our birthdays at different places and have never experienced something like that. It was a nice touch, really impressed us. We will definitely be back for future celebrations.

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John
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best steak joints in town. Always have a great meal there.

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
415 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever!

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lady70
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything Ruth Chris so I'm biased. It's one of the few "fancy" steak houses where the food actually taste good, in my opinion. I had the stuffed chicken breast and as usual, it was delicious. Enjoyed myself thoroughly.

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
415 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipMichele
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The food was excellent but the service was the worse that I have ever received at any restaurant and there was no one even in there. I have been to Ruth Chris restaurants all over the country and I will never go back to this location!

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