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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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85% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
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Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
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Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food but terrible service experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Jamelle the Manager ROCKS ! He makes you feel welcome.

Alan

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

25th Birthday Celebration

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This dinner was awful start to finish. Even though we had made a reservation well in advance, the hostess tried to seat our party of 7 at 2 separate tables. When we objected, she pulled 2 tables together but we never got the proper set up. It took 25 minutes to get cocktails. The appetizers were all brought out at different times. My steak was well and tough even though I ordered medium. One guest was told 30 minutes after ordering Tuna that they were out. The second item he ordered in place of the Tuna, they came back later to say they were out of, as well. The sides were brought without spoons to serve them. I could go on and on with the examples of sloppy service and poor food quality. And there was no offer to make any amends for the evening. It was a very expensive meal-We would have had a better experience at a Longhorn. I would NOT recommend this restaurant!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great meal but chicken was really dry. Great service. Good ambiance...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love this location and the valet parking is reasonable. Food was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The establishment was over booked for restaurant week and we ended up having to wait 45 minutes to be seated.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I went to Ruth's Chris for restaurant week. I had previously been to the Crystal City location for happy hour and enjoyed it. The restaurant week menut was small but contained a petite filet, bbq shrimp, and a variety entree. The appetizers were a garden salad or a ceasar. The only offering for dessert was a cheesecake. I tried the 'Mixed Grill' with creamed spinach. The mixed grill has a 4oz filet, a chicken quarter stuffed with cheese, and about a .5 oz crabcake. We were served warm bread to begin our meal. The waiter was very plesant. However, I ordered a medium and my friend ordered a medium well. I received a well done filet and I assume she received mine, however it was still medium rare. They took the filets back, cooking her a new one, however, since mine was under they just refired it and served me the same piece of meat, eventhough it had already been cut though. I would have preferred a new piece of meat, especially since my food was served to someone else, and its a chain I'm sure they could afford to serve me a new 4oz filet. Overall my experience was good and I enjoyed all the food. I may visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

very great service and food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Dinner and service were great. Staff was very attentive and made our celebration very special!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Simply outstanding atmosphere! The service was awesome and the food was superb in both quality and quantity- Very hot and tasty!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great service,wonderful food just a bit on the pricey side. Would go back but only for a special day.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and great service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Wife Birthday

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This place is awazing. Jamelle is an amazing leader. Best place in DC!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Never fails! Ribeye was perfect as was the creamed spinach and Caesar salad.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our waiter was great!!! Food was great as usual! Ruth Chris never fails when it comes to a quality dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is my favorite place to go. They fix things that I can’t fix at home.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our waitress was excellent. We arrived early but they sat us anyway. Very nice dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

For a steakhouse charging $50+/steak you would assume the steaks would be cooked to perfection. Not so. My medium NY Strip was no less than medium-well and my wife’s medium filet was well done and charred in certain places. If this were Golden Corral no one would care. But Ruth’s Chris should do better. For a truly amazing dining experience at a similar price there is no reason not to go to The Capital Grille just down the street. Combined with the table of 10 seated next to us that had a small child yelling “mommy” for 45 minutes, our dining experience was less than ideal. No doubt, the “mommy”’kid was not the restaurant’s fault, but combined with the crappy steak it made for an even crappier experience. Further, when an appetizer of crab-stuffed mushrooms is brought out in about 180 seconds, it makes me skeptical as to the freshness of said crab-stuffed mushrooms. Me thinks these crabs and mushrooms were zapped in a microwave. The taste did nothing to dissuade my theory.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The lobster and steak wasn't as good as expected. Have tasted better during other visits to the restaurant. Mojito was just average.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

For the price, I personally prefer other restaurants for the food. My dad loves Ruth’s Chris so we came here for his birthday. It’s great service and ambience, but the food itself is pricey for the taste.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was delayed. Sat 10 mins without being greeted. Food was great! Server just wasn’t very attentive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was terrible. We overheard the wait staff speaking negatively of the patrons at the table next to us. Very unprofessional. I asked for a Diet Coke and the waiter brought me a jack and coke. She did it twice. And both drinks showed up on the bill. We asked for our steaks to be cooked at medium. Both steaks were well done. Our waiter was super slow and seemed irritated when we asked for anything. The food was not properly seasoned. I love Ruth’s Chris but this location was terrible.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The waiter was not attentive, the manager had to come take our order. Once we got our food, he waiter never checked on us. We had to find him to request what was needed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love Ruth Chris

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Enjoy coming here all the time, the food and service is always great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service, food, ambiance! When something is perfect, you don’t try to change it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Not worth the price. Highly overrated. Our app plates has dried food stuck on them, it took 20 minutes to get drinks and then my wine had cork floating in it. I won’t be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

As always, Ruth's Chris provides an excellent meal with service to match and that is not often found in restaurants today. All the food is well presented and definitely some of the best steak you'll ever have

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was perfect!!!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our waitress talked the talk but never walked the walk. My steak had it be sent back because it was well done instead of medium. The cappuccino was not hot and the service was exceptionally slow even though they were not busy. Not consistent with Ruth’s Chris.

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