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Ruth's Chris Steak House

1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5700 (Dupont Circle)
(202) 797-0033
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Ranked #330 of 2,641 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $70
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: S Street NW
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.
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75% Recommend
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Queensbury, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have always shied away from "chain" steakhouses but my first visit to Ruth Chris may change that. We were lucky to be in town during restaurant week and were treated to a 3 course meal that was delicious and filling. Start was the house salad, I had the petit fillet that was cooked to perfection and melted in my... More

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West Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food is spectacular. The steaks are cooked to perfection and the service is wonderful. The prices are reflective ot the quality and quantity of the food served at a Ruth Chris. I highly recommend this restaurant, if you're near Dupont Circle.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is the restaurant you attend when you are about to propose or something. The food is mediocre but the atmosphere and reputation are supurb. Expect to pay about 70 dollars per person for a meal and ensure you look upscale. Though located next to a sleezy strip club, this place is okay

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very disappointed with the standard of service we received, the waiter got my wife's meal wrong and delivered it with pepper's which she had clearly stated she was allergic too. While the staff did offer an apology and didn't charge for the offending dish it was too little too late. While the steaks were tasty the cost is a good... More

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Sedalia, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was very pleased with the service and my food. The restaurant is a lot bigger than it appears, there are back rooms and an upstairs. I ate at the bar and the bartender was very friendly and took good care of me. The food was very good and I would definitely go back.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We ducked in here because it was cocktail hour, and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is very comfortable, and quite popular, judging by the number of patrons. We were only going to have one drink at the bar, but when we saw the menu we decided to order a snack. The seared tuna and the meat skewers were so delicious... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

It was our first time for seven years or so at this franchise. It confirmed what we rememeber end. Delicious steak, and mushrooms too. A bit pricey but worth it for the quality. The surroundings inside were dark and a bit old-fashioned. In the glass extension was better. You get what you expect here.

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South Daytona, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was invited to a corporate event at the NW DC Ruth's Chris location. We had a private room upstairs and a dedicated team of servers for the evening. The room and all the tables were snugly fit with all the attendees, leaving little room for the wait staff to move around. Nevertheless, they were very attentive and classy, making... More

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Have to agree with other raters, too casual approach. Had to wait for service at a empty bar and had to ask the bartender to wipe the counter???? Come on, I then listened to banter with a regular and I assume the manager. The bartender was not a professional type. Food was ok, bread almost cold, salad nothing special and... More

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Bristol, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I’ve dined at about 5 different Ruth’s Chris in the last 3 years. This was the most disappointing meal that I’ve experienced. Hopefully, it was an “off” night for them because it was not your typical Ruth’s Chris dining experience. Server was just ok and my steak was overcooked. This is very unusual for this chain.

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