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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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4:00 pm - 9:00 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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Been here many times while in DC for meetings

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Mark G
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Weare, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent service at the bar, great meal! Had Filet Mignon, Creamed Spinach with cheese, Garlic Mashed, Salad! I will come back when in town again...

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We got a great meal, a steak sandwich for $8 during happy hour and it was delicious. It was on our last day and we were sorry we didn't discover this gem of a place before.

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Provo, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The best way to enjoy Ruth's Chris in this historic D.C. area is to bring your best friends (or most important clients) and throw a dart at the menu. It doesn't much matter what you order, it will be exceptional. Don't like lamb: you haven't tried the chops here! The steaks are world famous, but every offering is outstanding. Don't... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

So, I tried to get in at the bar across the street at the French restaurant. It was packed and smelled like fish. Off to Ruth Chris. Classic steak at the bar. Nice salad with spiced pecans. The steak was nicely seared on a hot plate. Happy staff and fast solo service at the bar. Will return.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Four of us dined here in late March. We shared several appetizers and sides and each ordered a different entree. We all agreed that every item was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The wine selection was excellent. And the service was superb. This is not an inexpensive restaurant but it was a perfect dining experience.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I dined at this restaurant with my colleagues during a conference. We made a dinner reservation for 6:30 PM, and basically had the place to ourselves. Our wait staff was very friendly and attentive, and our food was superior. We were all fans of the Ruth's Classics menu. The filet mignon here is like no other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

WOW!!! What an exceptional restaurant, you can sit around the bar for happy hour or treat yourselves to one of the best steaks we have ever tasted. Our waiter Chris was amazing with the service he provided. Thank You!

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Green Bay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Excellent steaks and service, typical of Ruth's Chris restaurants all over the country. Special occasion was my birthday, they had a special table set up and decorated, and provided a complimentary dessert.

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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: Romance, 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

Questions & Answers

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