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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Dupont Circle
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1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5700 (S Street NW)
(202) 797-0033
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Ruth's Chris Steak House in Washington DC serves the finest USDA Prime beef...
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Washington DC 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 this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. 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. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
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  • 41
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Service lots of meat

This restaurant has both an intimate low ceiling area and a solarium style seating area. Food is good with typical quality and presentation for the chain.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
pdxworldtravler
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Beaverton, Oregon
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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160 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually every time my wife & I take a trip we'll splurge on 1 dinner, usually at a nice steakhouse... We have never eaten at a Ruth's Chris but have always seen them in other big cities... The service was ok, but not great... The steaks were average & fatty... I don't mind the high price tag if it's a... More 

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Thank Brian C
Beaverton, Oregon
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has both an intimate low ceiling area and a solarium style seating area. Food is good with typical quality and presentation for the chain.

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Thank pdxworldtravler
White Bird, Idaho
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This establishment is located in many cities I have visited and I have never been disappointed. The steak comes sizzlilng to the table done perfectly. Add a side of creamed spinich and you are in for a real treat. Love it.

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Thank AL B
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We went for an early dinner. Overall the food and service was very average. Our server was not the most attentive (we had to remind her of our drink order and the additional side of fire roasted corn). The food was okay. I thought the fire roasted corn was the best item. I had the 12 oz ribeye. It was... More 

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Thank darxhow
Paris, France
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

It's one the best steak house in Washington! We ate the most big steak in our life! The service by "Abdel" was super and great! He really advise and explain us every meal!! The only thing that it's very very very expensive!!

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Thank Youness D
Bologna, Italy
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The location is nice, the atmosphere is very pleasant, and the staff very friendly. I tried the soup of the day and a main course with chicken. Both very good. The food is really very good (It would merit five stars) but I give only 4 stars because it is quite expensive. A glass (only a glass, not a bottle)... More 

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Thank egnani
Koge, Denmark
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Was there on a business dinner, got a perfect steak with delicious accompaniments. (Spinach in cream, baked potato and fried mushrooms). Everything was freshly cooked and not anything to point out. The price is not cheap, but you usually get what you pay for. Will be happy to visit them again.

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Thank SorenRisager
Philadelphia, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

What a great example of "HOW" to be a great destination! A crowd of us, 10-12 decided last minute to see if we could get in through Open Table. Given a 10 minute "heads up" the staff was accommodating and appreciative of our party. The filets, wines & seafood were all excellently presented and perfectly prepared. My business thrives on... More 

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Thank Greg O
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I wanted to have a good steakhouse meal before clubbing in DC and they did not pull any punches. I can see why it was rated on of the best in DC. I got one of the 3 course pre-fix meals with a glass of wine and I was done for the rest of the night. Atmosphere is very chill... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Steak was very good, but its a premium price. 4 of us ate, and one ordered a salad that arrived 15 mins after the rest of the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5700
    (S Street NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: (202) 797-0033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 70
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

Description

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Washington DC 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 this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. 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. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?