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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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86% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 8 hours ago

Wife Birthday

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

This place is awazing. Jamal is ana amazing leader. Best place in DC!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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·Dined on January 8, 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 7, 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 6, 2018

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

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·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 January 1, 2018

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 26, 2017

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

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·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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·Dined on December 25, 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 23, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 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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·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

That steak was like cutting into butter..amazing. the lobster tail was the star of the night. I'm. Dreaming of my next visit. The hostess néeds a little work but overall, great experience.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent in every way— took my daughter for her 16th BDay, an evening to remember.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had very nice evening. We were celebrating our two Grand daughters academic achievements so far this school year. They both love to eat at Ruth's. Our waitress Anna was very attentive and provided great service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Natasha was a terrific guide along with Juan. Hostess could not be more gracious and made everyone feel welcome and appreciated. Btw, food is pretty good as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The experience was awesome and the waitress is super cute

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was amazing, and the service was top notch. Shout out to Natasha

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day special menu food was rather bland. I should have ordered steak or lamb chops..Server was forgetful....Didn't offer Thanksgiving Day to go treats that was advertised on Ruth Chris web page...Didn't offer dessert that was also included with Thanksgiving Day special...Guest sitting next to our table experienced the same forgetful service we dismissed the forgetfulness to our server being stressed...

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went there for Thanksgiving. We were a bit early for our reservation and they sat us immediately. It was a bit of a walk for my mum as we were all the way in the back. It was the first time they had been there and our waiter Abdel made it wonderful!! The food was great and it was a great time to spend with my parents and the rest of my family.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love Ruth's Chris chopped salad. Steaks are always perfectly cooked and sizzling! Best dessert in a long time - berries and cream! Yum! We were here for our Thanksgiving dinner while visiting from out of town.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I made reservations through Open Table and simply posted about occasion as anniversary. We were seated and congratulated on our anniversary. Our table was decorated with confetti and an happy anniversary card. Everyone that came to our table said happy anniversary. The meal was superb, as always. After our meal we were presented with a fabulous dessert congratulating us again on our anniversary. Ruth Chris went above and beyond, thank you!

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

Perfect as always. Great service!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2017

It was a lovely experience. It was our first anniversary and were thoughtful to congratulate us and leave us confetti and a card for this occasion. We will go back when in DC!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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