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About Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center

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.

724 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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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

Happy Hour: Sunday - Friday, 4:30 - 7:00 PM

Cross Street:
G & H

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 393-4488

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/washington-convention-center

Entertainment:
Live Jazz: Wednesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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 available in front of the restaurant for $10.00.

Public Transit:
Gallery Place Metro stop

Executive Chef:
Seth Olinger

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center Ratings and Reviews

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88% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

As usual, I was greeted by Keiarah, who was extremely helpful. She is genuine and extremely generous. Natasha B, she stopped by to f
Hello and it meant a lot to me. Eris said hello and asked if I needed anthimg, great customer service. Maxime, and Natasha were on ppo t as usual. This is by far the best Ruth's I HAVE EVER BEEN TOO, HANDSDOWN!!! Yinla runs a great shipm. BTE, Erica from the bar os such a peoples person x great attitude and extremely genuine.
Keep up the TOP NOTCH service!
Sincerely,
AK

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Everyone was awesome here. This place ROCKS! Besides the food being amazing, all the people know how to treat others. Amazing customer service! One of the best RUTH CHRIS'S I have ever been to. Thanks and keep up the amazing work. The manager Yinka was genuine and sincere.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One steak was overdone the staff was told and no accommodation was made - others in the chain have a more refined atmosphere

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Davon, our server, was wonderful. The restaurant was extremely busy and he never faltered in service and demeanor. He’s a keeper!

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great wait staff

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

TylerTaylor or TaylorTyler! Throw in Eris and you have a perfect dining experience. 12 ounce ribeye is always amazing as is the creamed spinach. Wonderful people make this special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Been to RCSH before but this time as a vegan. I know, steakhouse right. Even though they modified a salad for me making it vegan it would be nice to have at least one or two complete vegan meals available for those who accompany non-vegans to the establishment. Just a thought.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was wonderful. We shared a Porterhouse for 2 and it was so amazing. I 'm going to order it again and again!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent. Service left something to be desired. Out salads were not even finished yet when the steaks came out and were put on the table. Felt like we were being rushed through dinner. Coffee was ice cold at dessert and it took over 30 minutes after we were done with dessert forbus to receive our check. I've been to several Ruths Chris and this was the first bad experience so I would just avoid this location....

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice environment and wonderful service. Meat was just good, but comes too oily instead of been grilled. Not bad at all but a matter of taste, and I’d rather the latter. Otherwise everything was really nice.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was my first trip to any Ruth's Chris. We had a 9:15 p.m. reservation, the restaurant was pretty empty and yet we had to wait for a table. The service was slow and the servers seemed a little confused. The steaks were very good and 2 cooked correctly. The other that was ordered 'medium' came out quite rare. The mashed potatoes tasted like instant potatoes and the crab fried rice was not good. We did the special that included started, entree, side & dessert. When we finished our entree's, the server asked if we would like dessert -- I reminded her that dessert was included; maybe she thought we'd skip it. My husband and I are fans of good quality, high-end steakhouses and I would not put this up there with one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Perfect, as always. Very much enjoyed chatting with our server, Anna, who was just wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great experience, from the valet to having a conversation with the manager, to speaking with the chef!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Anthony did a great job. 12 ounce ribeye was perfectly prepared.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

If you are looking for the traditional steakhouse experience DO NOT come here.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The entire dining experience was amazing. The food, the service and the atmosphere.
Our waiter Jonathan was delightful and extremely attentive.
This restaurant is top notch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our hostess Tyler was so cheerful in greeting us. Johnathan our server was outstanding He provided outstanding service and lots of attention given to us.
Restaurant could use a little updating. Bar stool leather chairs were worn . Tables need decor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food and service good but aging furniture and cleanlinrss (gnat problem in bar area) did not reflect the price. They need to add a $ to the price range. If you have a drink or two, difficult to spend less that $100 per person.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The staff at this location were excellent. From the Hostesses to our server. Super accommodating and pleasant. The steaks were melt in your mouth delicious. Sadly the sides were underwhelming. We had the lobster mac and one of my daughters had the mashed potatoes.

Overall a lovely family dinner. Thanks

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was on point. Everyone at this location seems to care about there customers. Yinka the GM was extremely professional. I worked with Jonnie, who had great suggestions and genuine. I also worked with bpth Jarely and Elia and they were awesome! Great job and looking forward to going there again.
Sincerely,
Alan

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always a Home Run

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Took my friend for the first time for her birthday. Everything was excellent from food to service. It was a great time had by all. A special thank you to Anna. You were awesome. When I make another trip to DC, it will be a place I will dine.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Casey and ERiS deserve a raise!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food and service was very good. We were celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary. The decorated the table with confetti and hostess acknowledged our special day upon arrive. The steaks were excellent as usual .

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great steaks! Nice ambiance. Top notch service. Had a very nice dinner there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always a pleasure eating at a Ruth's Chris when the occasion arrives.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent food, surroundings and service as always

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The entire staff was extremely friendly and we were seated pretty quickly. The food was very good and worth the price. I would definitely come back to this location.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERIVCE, GREAT EXPERIENCE!!! I WOULD TOTALLY RECCOMEND RUTH CHRIS!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Loved the food, I did not however like the fact that we had to wait atleast 10 minutes to be seated in an almost empty restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I walked in thinking restaurant week options are going to have to be pretty darned good to compete with the Ruth's classics. I wasn't disappointed in the least. I got the mixed entree which was a perfectly sized tenderloin, crab cake and chicken. Creamed spinach was great as always, as was the steakhouse salad. Excellent choices.

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Took a couple teenagers here while I was visiting DC during Restaurant Week. It was a great value. The food was really good and the service was even better. Not too strict on the dress code. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great food and great service who could ask for more!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Fantastic !

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Fantastic food and perfect ambience! This was part of a great family vacation in Washington DC . Highly recommended .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Outstanding service and food never any problems if your steak is not right they will correct asap. Mine was a little undercooked 3 minutes later all good. Favorite spot for wife and I.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

My steak was fantastic, service was slow even on a slow night. They would not seat our party until 80% were present. Not a good idea. Made for some unhappy customers.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

2 steaks that were supposed to be medium rare were virtually raw. Sent back to the kitchen, and by the time we got them back all of the sides were cold and everyone else had finished their meal. No apology or adjustment to the $500 bill. When you charge those kinds of prices, you need to be perfect or at least fix things appropriately when you aren't.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent food and service, was in town for sightseeing.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great food and service.

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