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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center

4.3
1255 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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.
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

Happy Hour: Sunday - Friday, 4:30 - 7:00 PM
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Phone number
(202) 393-4488
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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
Seth Olinger
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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
G & H
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Parking details
Valet parking available in front of the restaurant for $10.00.
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Public transit
Gallery Place Metro stop
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Entertainment
Live Jazz: Wednesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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
What 1255 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

It was good.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent as always. I love this particular Ruths Chris. Great service, fabulous food.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

As always, on point!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing beef!!! They have an excellent wine list with affordable prices. 😋

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is always reliable at Ruth Chris and this dinner was no exception. Steaks cooked perfectly, other appetizers and "sides" very good. The only complaint if any was the speed of service. We have dined here a couple of times I the past 2 months and both times, the service is quite slow - very friendly and attentive but slow nonetheless. Most of this seems related to initial bar orders so perhaps the bar is understaffed. Once we made our dinner order, the food arrived in a fairly timely manner but even when we finished dinner and were trying to make it to the Capitals game, we had to chase down our server to get the bill. Since we were all wearing Caps gear, it shouldn't have been any surprise that we need to get to the game. And we booked a reservation 2 hours before game time so gave ourselves plenty of time.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was lousy and inattentive. Had to wait 20 minutes for proper cocktail; and then only received glass of wine in time for last bite of ribeye.

Steak plate was so hot that oil spattered on my pants.

Steak was uninspired.

Decor was like funeral parlor.

Would never go back.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Service slow and inexperienced

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very nice service and pleasant attitude.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Greeters were snobby. Food with OK, service was good. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The best of all Ruth’s Chris, and that’s saying something. Slow to seat you, and seat you in the cheap seats if you’re early. Service is subpar for this franchise. Still, the kitchen more than made up for the inferior service and management.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Thank you to the Ruth Chris team for making my boyfriend's birthday dinner so special! Maya was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We had “heard” about the Ruth’s Chris experience but had never had the opportunity to book a reservation until now. It was a fabulous experience during our visit to DC. Within walking distance from The Marriott Marquis, it was convenient and in a great location. The staff was very attentive and appreciated our business. We loved the Ruth’s Classic, an all inclusive 4 course option, that included all the best of the best options at a great price. Each course was perfection. The steak, best ever, served on a sizzling plate so every savored bite was as hot as the first. The atmosphere was rich, elegant and oh so luxurious to compliment the exceptional dining experience. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We will come back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful dinner to celebrate our anniversary. They even had a card, confetti on the table and a free dessert!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family had Easter dinner at the location in DC. This was our first time at this location. We normally make it a weekend and eat at the location in Baltimore. I ordered a medium filet. Well when it came out it was more like medium well/well done. Because they had to redo my steak I ended up eating by myself. They served the steak on the same plate that had been in 500 degrees oven. (The waitress warned us not to touch the plate.) So basically when the steak was served it was still cooking. I transported my steak to a cool plate to prevent it from cooking more because I like my steaks pink throughout. Who thought that this was a good idea? I would rather get my steak on a clean room temperate plate versus a dirty looking hot plate. Anyways, I hope this behavior is contained to this location. As I don't remember this type of presentation in Baltimore. The steak and lobster macaroni and cheese was delicious but I don't think we will return to this location.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good as always

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The atmosphere was inviting and pleasant. The food was mediocre. The lobster bisque tasted as if it was charred, our steak was seasoned simply, but well. The cream spinach was tasty after adding salt and pepper.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

What a disappointing experience at this location. We had a very nice server, but everything else was so eh at this location that I can’t believe the door said Ruth’s Chris and not Outback Steakhouse when we left. There were noisy children all around, the food was served lukewarm, a martini tasted like the only ingredient was olive juice and had been sitting on the bar for 30 minutes before served. What an awful experience. Ruth’s is better than this.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My guest and I had a wonderful time. This restaurant is by far one of the best Ruth's Chris ever, and I have been to over 25. I had the pleasure working with Natasha who is AWESOME! Extremely seasoned, polite and uber friendly. When you walk into this place you get a warm vibe. That is because they all do their best to make you feel welcome. As always thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food was very good. Service was excellent. We sat near kitchen door so it wasn’t very quiet. There were a lot of people moving around which was distracting. I had a blackberry boxcar which was good,but a little bit difficult to sip through a straw. It was expensive but that was expected. Lobster Mac and cheese is the best I’ve ever eaten.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food is excellent! Service is amazing

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Service was very poor, waited forever for waitress, had to ask 3 times for dark napkin, food took forever, and even check in was slow. No one at desk, then she answered phone even though a line of people. Will not be back, will go to Connecticut ave

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Love the service it was excellent! Our waiter was very attentive. Food arrived on time and still sizzling as if it was right out the oven. Everything was delicious. I had a salad, 6oz filet with shrimp and the creme brulee for dessert. Highly recommended!!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Bad service kept forgetting about us my drink was always empty

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I took my son for his birthday, reservations were made in advance as he had been there before and loved it. Unfortunately this time the service was poor, the waitress had the server bring out the appetizer and main dish at the same time. The server said, no butter or parsley and set down a dirty plate. When I pointed out that the plate was clearly soiled, he said I'll get you a clean one. We asked for the steak to be medium; it was clearly medium well to well done and it was dry. We asked the waitress why all the food came out at the same time and her response was-I don't know. When explained about the steak she offered to get us a new one. We waited close to 1/2hr which was ok, but had to eat only appetizers and sides with no spoon, a little tricky with the creamed spinach. When we finally got the porterhouse for 2, the temperature was fine but the meat was pure grizzle; even the filet mignon was pure fat and unable to be cut. Needless to say we could not eat it. The only positive I could say was that the manager came over to help us out and comped our whole meal with the dessert included for my son's birthday. The manager was apologetic and very attentive and professional. It is a shame as we have often frequented Ruth's Chris in NY and here once before, but unfortunately we will not be revisiting the DC location.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Had a group of 8 and although they were fill managed to accommodate. The food of course was very good and as always, great service. A bit pricey perhaps, but it is an upscale spot.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I had a reservation four days prior and had confirmed thru the email and the phone call I received but yet when I got there the table was not available I had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. Later on I received an email from opentable “we missed you tonight”

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

They definitely had an off night. Everyone was nice but the service and food prep was not what you come to expect from RC. They comp’d a dessert up charge....seemed like a weak response given the experience.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Some patrons are rude and loud. I suppose they can't be put out but its extremely unnerving.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Service was slow and meat not prepared as ordered even after sending it back.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Excellent food and service

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful food, however, we had our young daughter with us and wanted to substitute French fries from kids menu for a baked potato that she loved. Waitress came back and claimed it could not be swapped, even though the kids meal was already $14.00. Really????? One baked potato??????? Ridiculous.
Colossally overpriced, but food was good. Service was just ok.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Super nice for Valentine’s Day, they gave us a rose and $25

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Did the Ruth’s Classic again. Great salad, ribeye cooked as requested and creamed spinach never disappoints. Natasha did a great job as always. Hostess could not have been more attentive.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food but terrible service experience.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Wow, where to begin. This place has been the BEST Ruth's Chris I have ever been to. They are so genuine, kind and professional! I like to mention these 5 (although there are many others at this location) individuals that made Valentine's the most memorable in my 39 years. Tia is always great to work with. Max our waiter is excellent, she is so sweet and on point. Super friendly and hope to work with her again. Yinka and Jamelle made EVERYTHING so special for my guest and I. Literally I had purchased a dozen red roses and some godiva chocolate and asked if they could have them placed on the table upon my arrival. My guest was amazed (as was I) on how perfect they made everything! Every detail, from even putting some rose pedals on the table and set in a very quite location. I really thank you! I would also like to mention Ms.Elizabeth. Everytime I call Ruth's Chris, see is so pleasant. Bravo to all, you would make Ruth Fertel proud!!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server was great as always and the food was good.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Jamelle was a waiter at another Ruth's Chris, and now a Manager! I knew he would bring extra leadership. He is excellent and a great team player I am so happy for him. Yinka is the GM and they both ROCK!! Kudos

Alan

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Jamelle the Manager ROCKS ! He makes you feel welcome.

Alan

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This is my favorite Ruth's Chris location; the atmosphere is less stuffy than others we have been to. The meal was good. However, after a similar meal at an independent steakhouse with one location, I will say it was not great. Given the prices at RC, this was a disappointment. The bar menu looked good, and a much better value. Our waitress provided exceptional service and was the bright spot of the visit.

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