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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ruth's Chris Steak House in Washington DC serves the finest USDA Prime...
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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  • 90
    Very good
  • 33
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  • 19
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top quality steak, excellent setting

Excellent steak, and that's why you would go here! You won't regret the quality of the food and the service is excellent too. This is quite an unusual interior, from the outside if looks like any other modern office block with a restaurant at the bottom, but from the inside it is an almost... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
rdguk
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent steak, and that's why you would go here! You won't regret the quality of the food and the service is excellent too. This is quite an unusual interior, from the outside if looks like any other modern office block with a restaurant at the bottom, but from the inside it is an almost old fashioned country house with old... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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81 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The steaks are always cooked to perfection, the sides are large enough for several people to share and appetizers are a waste of money in my opinion, because the entrée servings are more than the average person can eat. If you want a piece of the very best beef; this is your place. It's not inexpensive, but every now and... More 

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New York City, New York
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131 reviews 131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food here is delicious. You will not go home hungry. You may go home with your arteries fully clogged though, but you know that when you order. While the food is delicious, the staff is pretentious and annoying. This is the only restaurant where you keep getting asked,

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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This has to be the most unique resturant I have ever been in. Sort of mideval theme with stone wall, circular stairs and alcoves for privacy while dining. The food is always served to perfection. Don't miss this location for dinner.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Good food, however a-la-cart, so it adds up. The filet was wonderfully tender. Service spot on. Check out Kramerbook & Afterwords Cafe instead.

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Boston
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157 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Ruth Chris has a good reputation for their steaks and being higher end in pricing. Was there for happy hour at the bar and the happy hour menu is excellent! $8 appetizers and drinks. From the steak sandwich to tenderloin skewers salad, from a crab blt with zucchini fries to seared Ahi tuna. Drinks range from a cosmo, to a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I went first as part of a party - and if a restaurant can perform well in a large group - that's a pretty good testimony to an excellent restaurant. Went back 3 days later, this time a la carte. Aside from the bill :-) (quite high) it was brilliant. Service was really really quick (which i like) and the... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

OMG...we were a party of 4 at 8:30 pm. The restaurant looked mostly empty. The service was very slooowwww. Our server was gone for 20 minutes at a time! We've been to Ruth Chris in other cities and never experienced this level of poor service. The food was good but the service was significantly below our expectations.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

The food is always great. However, our perception is that they rush the meals. We had just ordered dinner and the salads were delivered within minutes. Same with the main course. This type of restaurant should be a dining experience not a fast food place. Same thing happened last year when we dined here. Maybe it's a Washington DC thing.... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I love ruth´s, the service and the food it was great. we ordered a rib eye. the sparragus were delicious. and mashed potato. location was also great.

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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