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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

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2011

The food at Ruth's Chris in Dupont Circle jus tastes better, maybe it's pyschological, but I like the food at Ruth's Chris - Dupont Circle.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2011

A busy restaurant week in the District, can be a nightmare for last minute reservations. I was able to secure a table for two easily during a prime time. Seating was good and the service was pleasant. The food was nicely portioned and cooked perfectly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2011

All I have to say is stuffed chicken!!7!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2011

Excellent meal, nice service, our party of 4 ordered two Restaurant week specials which were especially good, and 2 a la carte meals -- everybody was happy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2011

Great restaurant, but a little hard to find. Food is always excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2011

We had reservations, but called to state that we were running a few mins late. Got there w/in the time that we said that we would. However, there was still a wait. A table was not yet ready and we were tired of standing. So, we decided to sit in the bar area. We waited for at least another 15 mins and when no one came to get us, we checked again and was told that our names were called AND they came to look for us. NO WAY! If so, we woud have heard them. I recommended that if they want to be a Red Lobster, then give out buzzers. Else, if they want to remain high-end, they should go to each person in the bar area to find out if they are the ones waiting. They compensated for the misunderstanding. And it turned out to be a good dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2011

The food was execellent, as alwasys. Management and staff were polite and professional and very accommodating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2011

The service was fantastic, the food was very tasty, and great presentation. Great desert and wine list. Classy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2011

Ruth's Chris has always been able to provide a wonderful dining experience for my wife and I and my last visit here was no exception. Our waiter attentive, but non-obtrusive and the food was - as usual - delicious and hot. Even compared to other RC Steakhouses, this was one of the better experiences I've had.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2011

The service was good but my food was not up to par. I ordered a steak medium rare with classic French fries and the steak was medium that I can live with but the fries were over fried, hard and oily. I do not think I will be going back to this Ruth Chris.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2011

Reliable as always for a great dinner; friendly and efficient dining room staff as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2010

My family and I had dinner there for New Years Eve and brought in the New Year there. It was very nice and the waiter accommodated my 1yr nephew who was literally all over the restaurant at some point! Great spot and excellent food!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2010

The prix-fixe menu options are great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2010

Nice venue to ring in the New Year with friends

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2010

Although the table beside us were very loud and obnoxious, we managed to have a good time. Our waiter was very nice and professional. The food was great. We will continue to patronize this restaurant as we have in the past.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2010

Never disappointed at Ruth Chris! This was a bday dinner for my honey and everything was delish.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2010

The food, as expected was superb. The service, as expected was exemplary. I have nothing but good things to say - there was nothing I can say that didn't meet my expectations. The only possible negative was we ordered a bottle of wine and it was the last bottle - but the wine manager came over and made several recommendations. Our selection was excellent and we were pleased.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2010

The food was great, but the service was definitely lacking.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2010

Great place to spend a birthday! The staff gave a lot a love.
Just don't sit next to the wine chiller.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2010

Last two times we have been here the service has been sub-par. Food as always was excellent!!!

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 25, 2010

The best steaks! We were there for Thanksgiving dinner - ambiance was much more "family" than the usual "business" atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2010

I went to Ruth's Chris Steak House for Thanksgiving Dinner and was very happy with the meal. However, I was disappointed that despite arriving first to the restaurant for lunch and having a reservation, my party was not seated first. Instead, we were left forgotten at the bar. Otherwise, service was impeccable and I was very happy that a to-go meal was provided in addition to our table leftovers. It was a wonderful meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 21, 2010

We were looking for a fantastic dinner with fantastic service and ended up with average food and service. Started out ok and waiter was friendly and attentive but dwindled as we finished our meal, waited 15 min for plates to be cleared then another 15 minutes before our dessert to go and check was brought out...we ended up playing table football to pass the time...not exactly what one would expect at a Ruths Chris

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2010

I have eaten in many fine restaurants in the DC metro area, but the food at this Ruth's Chris is the best I've had.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2010

Terrence&Latonya Triplett I really enjoyed myself as well as my wife. The food was to die for, it was profoundly acceptable. I have eatten here manyof times and each time was impecable. I would advise people to come out and enjoy a nice steak or either the delicious lamb chops and a nice glass of wine, any day at Ruth Chris. I loved the service we received as well. At the same time, I did not appreciate the waiter bringing me another mix drink to the table without asking me first if I wanted another. That was the only fault I had. Overall.......EXCELLENT and WONDERFUL place for good food and company.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2010

My wife and I had a great time dining at Ruth's Chris this past weekend. The service was excellent and the food as always was outstanding. Again my wife and myself would like to thank the Ruth's Chris staff for a very enjoyable evening.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2010

Love their food, especially the steaks. Have a nice wine list with prices ranging from modest to expensive. Recommend choosing from the three course meal options. Good value, considering the relatively high prices. Generally love my experience there, but was disappointed this time when my favorite dish, the sweet potato casserole, was dry and seemed like it had been re-heated.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 6, 2010

Service was a little slow. Not up to the Ruth's Chris standard of our Pittsburgh restaurant.
It took a long time to get our bottle of wine. The server was friendly enough but could have been a little more on the ball. We felt like he had too many tables to wait on at the time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2010

One of the best steaks that I have ever tasted.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2010

I had a business dinner here and could not have been happier. The service was wonderful, and the maitre d' made a point of coming to the table a couple of times, acting as if I regularly bring important people to this restaurant. And the food was delicious. My clients were very happy.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 30, 2010

Waitress command of English was week, which made for a less enjoyable dinner.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 30, 2010

They let us share the dinner special (a starter, an entree, a side, and a dessert), which was very nice, because even with just one of each, we ended up taking food home. We always enjoy their bread, and the steak sizzling in butter is completely irresistible (excellent piece of meat, perfectly prepared). The caesar salad was very good (and quite sizeable). The creamed spinach actually tasted like spinach rather than just white sauce, which seems both rare and delightful with that dish (don't recall having it at Ruth's before, but they probably always get it perfect :-). The dessert that came with the special wasn't amazing (creme caramel with "tropical fruit") but it was fine. If we had it to do over, we'd probably ask for other options.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2010

Food was delicious. The service was a little slow. I took my wife for our 5th wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful time.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 23, 2010

My wife and I both had the fillet mignon, mine was the 11 ounce and hers the 6 ounce, both cooked perfectly. We agreed it was the best steak either of us had ever eaten. My wife is from New Orleans and was familiar with the original Ruth's Chris Steak House located there. It was a favorite haunt of the city's businessmen and politicians. Our waiter in D.C. told us all of their steaks are USDA prime, which is the top 3% of beef in the country.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2010

Enjoyed dinner there before a CAPS game. Good location, close to the Verizon Centre. Good food. Excellent service. Overall a very positive experience.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2010

Always a wonderful meal at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. We tried other DC establishments and just didn't get a great meal till we ate at Ruth's again. Reggie was the best waiter we have had at any Ruth's so far. And we have been to dozen around the country.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2010

We went to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday. The serving staff were attentive but not intrusive. The food was served in appropriate intervals (we had enough time to finish our appetizers before the entrees came) and the decor made all all feel as special as the occassion was.

Speaking of the food, their filet was divinely prepared. Serving them on the hot dishes in butter sauce is genius. Sometimes it's the little touches that matter. Lastly, the classics menu options were a great economic way to sample each course without breaking the bank.

I enjoyed this location better than the other location in WI I visited last month for sure.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2010

Ruth Chris has been a favorite of mine all the way around for years. Keep up the good work!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2010

The only thing better than the great food was our waitress, Mei. She was perfectly attentive and knowledgeable of the menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2010

food was very good, the plates are extremely hot, almost dangerously so, but at least the food isn't cold !

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