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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

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 on April 13, 2017

Great Happy Hour. Bets place to go before a caps game

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 12, 2017

I have never been to a Ruth Chris restaurant that had as bad of service as my colleague and I experienced. It was so bad that I sent a message to my friend that works at a Flemings to share with him my awful experience. We arrived about 10 minutes early and instead of waiting, we opted to sit at a table in the bar. The bar has zero ambiance. The tables and chairs reminded me of perhaps a banquet set up at a hotel. After about 10 minutes, someone finally greeted us and asked us if we'd like drinks. I ordered wine and my colleague had a Hendricks on the rocks. Despite the fact that we were sitting right next to the bar, drinks seemed to take forever. So, we ordered a seafood tower. The tower arrived and there were no plates to put any of the shells on. So, we threw the shells on the table. No one seemed to care. Our dinners arrived on tiny plates. I ordered 2 lobster tails and my colleague had the sea bass. There was no lemon or anything that came with the meals. The sides that we ordered were mediocre. Au Gratin Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts. They were not hot. We ordered more drinks from someone else because our waitress never came back to the table. Then, we had four friends arrive to join us and they wanted drinks. They went up to the bar to get drinks because no one came to our table. My colleague and I ordered another drink from someone else again and had to go to the bar to get it. Then, when we were ready to go, we had to go to the bar to ask for our check. We never saw our waitress again. The service was bad. The food wasn't worth the money. The entire experience in this particular Ruth Chris completely sucked. I dine out all of the time and this was by far some of the worst service I have ever received. I did leave a tip, out of courtesy only, but it totally was not worth it. I'd never dine here ever again. I am sorry that we chose this Ruth Chris. We should have gone to Del Friscos.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Excellent as usual, great food, service and location.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Messed up several orders

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We came here for a birthday dinner before a caps game, we were a little rushed but accommodated in our time crunch very well, my steak however was very over done. The last place I expect to get a poorly cooked steak is a steak house of this caliber.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

My Mom & I go there frequently & the entire experience is always enjoyable & I usually rate 5 stars for everything. I love the lamb- it's ALWAYS perfect and my mom usually gets the Sea bass -which she thought was absolutely delicious. The seating hostess and the bread guy was super pleasant. However our table hostess this time - unlike EVERY OTHER time was less than desirable. Not egregious but not great and border line rude. She was efficient but we felt she didn't go out of her way to be pleasant or helpful. We found her very short and course -she smiled but that was overshadowed by the sternness in her voice and the impatient manner in which she would always suggest after literally 5 seconds that maybe she should come back "when we've decided" and we felt rushed. My mom (a nondrinker) was having difficulty deciding her beverage...after literally about 6 seconds the hostess suggested that she'd come back. Then When I was deciding on my wine choice I couldn't remember what I ordered the last time I was there and I knew the one I was asking for I hadn't had before -so after 2 to 3 seconds - again she suggested she'd come back. This time I said no & I asked to try it first - I didn't like it and tried another, thankfully I liked the next one because she didn't bring out a tester serving but a full glass. And it went on like this for the rest of the dinner. My mom felt the tension so much that she wouldn't even ask for anything else so as to not infringe on this hostesses time. Which is how we both felt. So now I'm slightly annoyed because my Mother is feeling uncomfortable so I have no problem asking for what we need and do so. I almost could understand if the restaurant was extremely crowded but it was not and she didn't seem to have a problem spending SEVERAL minutes at a time with the table adjacent to us. 1st time but not happy at all about this experience & when I come again if I'm seated in her section I will ask for another hostess.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 16, 2017

As always, the food was good... especially the steaks. Wrong veggie was brought to the table. By the time the correct replacement arrived we were almost done with our steaks. No apology or offer to comp.

Wine list is good. Roth cab complemented our steaks nicely after it was opened and breathed a bit.

Service got a little slow as other diners arrived. It was obvious ( we had on hockey shirts) that we were going to a 7:00pm hockey game. Waitress should know that hockey shirts mean attending game and the time it starts. The valet knows the times! We missed the first period.

The best thing about this Ruths is the proximity to Verizon Center. Food next. Then the valet ( he's awesome). Service is always a little weak.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Poor food, mediocre service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We didn't get our usual server and it made all the difference!
Mei did stop by and check in on us but the difference in service was evident.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Thanks to Jonathan and Eris for a great dining experience. Ruth's downtown is always good but the excellent staff, including the valet team, make it a must stop when in the area.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 26, 2017

This restaurant is very nice. Our waitress, an oriental lady, would not shut up about the appetizers and bite size food for appetizers. Even after we told her 3 times we did not want that. Then when we ordered, a ribeye, she argued about how we wanted it cooked!! She was very rude. The only service she was nice about was refilling our water and a soft drink. After that she turned it over to someone else. As SOON as we finished she had the goy come and clean out table off, asked if we wanted dessert. We said no and she pulled our bill out and rudely dropped it on the table. For a dinner that was at $100 her behavior was totally unacceptable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Terrible service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

This visit was the worse experience I've ever encountered at a premiere restaurant. Our server was not very attentive to my wife and I and almost nonexistent (slow). She also unilaterally decided to upgrade my ribeye steak order to the most expensive steak on the menu, the Tomahawk ($100+) and at my expense; which I wasn't disclosed until the bill arrived. Sadly, the steak and our side orders were all over cooked. To add insult to this injury, we were seated next to a large party who were very loud and often complained about the server's slow delivery of their bread and appetizers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Poor service and food. For a comparable price you might as well spend the evening at Del Frico's city center!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The service was so poor and rude that we ended up leaving after half an hour without eating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent food and outstanding customer service. The ambiance is excelling and the crowd is diverse.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

this is one of our favorite places to eat at, service and food is always GREAT.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Superior food & exceptional service. Every bit of food we ordered was delectable and every drink served was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2017

This place never disapoints! Great food and service!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was great as always. Steak was cooked to perfection! The restaurant is in major need of a facelift though! For the price
It should be an "upscale" experience. The cushions on the bar stools were torn and the restaurant just looked outdated. Time for this Ruth's Chris to spruce things up a bit!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Terrible experience I this store from start to finish. I'll never go back to this Ruth'r Chris for a meal.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

It would have been better if the server was a more attentive.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Simply Amazing And The Food Was So Fulfilling Would Recommend Ruth Chris Steakhouse To Everyone

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The food outstanding. The $35.17 special was perfect for a D.C. date night. I had the crab stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer (was not included in the special), those were not that great not enough seasoning and little crab. There were only 4 large mushrooms, I'd consider them a small plate not quite an appetizer. I personally would not get them again. The staff was friendly and considerate all around, however we rarely saw our server and had no clue who he was. The ambiance of this restaurant was not something I expected for a D.C. steak house.. I wouldn't recommend this steak house outside of restaurant week.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Family dinner for restaurant week

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2017

I asked for a medium well steak, it came back medium. I asked for it to be cooked alittle more, it came back crispy. The manger said he would go get me another one. 10-15 mins went passed he still is not back. I asked the waitress to see what was going on, she came back and went to the table beside us. She didn't gave me any update. Finally the manger is back with a steak that's bleeding as soon as I cut it. I just told him I didn't want it. The waitress finally comes back with the check.. We were so disappointed we left without our dessert we asked for, the waitress then ran out the door to give us the dessert! I was not pleased with dinner!

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

I was so dissatisfied with this restaurant. The service terrible and then my card was charged 500 instead of 50.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2017

The meal was great, but the only issue I had was the mash potatoes were instant potatoes and I think for the amount of money we spend, they should be real. Other than that, my food was great and so was everything else.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 31, 2017

THE ONLY ISSUE WAS GETTING THE ATTENTION OF THE VALET. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS AMAZING. WENT FOR RESTAURANT WEEK.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2017

I would not recommend this particular Ruth Chris location (Metro Center - 9th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.) to anyone. The food was not served per our request, the red wine was COLD - 55 degrees as admitted by the Manager, and the service itself was not adequate.

They need a sommelier to teach the staff about wines and most certainly a better Chef!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Super steak & great overall meal. This was our 2d time at this location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Excellent Food not so great Service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Service was very slow...we tried to order drinks at the bar...weren't even noticed. Our waitress Natasha (?) was rarely seen until the end. We had to order drinks from another waiter. We were told both the bar and kitchen were backed up. Will not go to this location again...

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Good. Our server Ms. Natasha was wonderful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2017

It was my brothers 40th we got the worst experience and service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Our reservation is for 7 o'clock we got there about an hour early, we was still seated immediately friendly staff atmosphere was nice food was delicious would recommend. Great for a date or evening out with the family.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2017

It was amazing! The service was excellent and our server made it very special.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2017

This restaurant was convenient to the venue we were attending, but that is about all I can say. The chairs felt like we were going to fall through them. The food was average and considerably over-priced. The lights were dimmed to hide the dirty floors and stained utensils. And the timing of salads, apps, and entrees was very rushed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Good overall. Steak was overcooked. will vusut again. celebrity sighting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2017

We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. While we appreciate the restaurant giving us a special anniversary dessert, our waiter was forgetful and seemed uninterested.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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