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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 #328 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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London, Kentucky
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was my second visit to a Ruth's Chris Steak House. I am not saying the food was bad. It was extremely good. The only problem I saw with the quality of the steak was that it seemed mine was sort of an end piece (I had the fillet.) so there were some "bad pieces" that I did not like,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Had not been here for 15 years or so so we were looking forward to going. We were in Georgetown at around 6:30 pm and decided to call to see if they could get us in on such late notice. They said come on by, no problem. Hostess and wait staff very courteous and friendly. Original seated us by the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great food but the portions are way too big. I ordered calamari to start and have never seen such a large portion. Had to leave most of it to ensure there was room left for my main which was the filet. Delicious and cooked to perfection. The side plate of fries was rather overcooked for my liking. Needless to say... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Excellent beef at this steakhouse. Good service, too, and a tasty selection of sides, including creamed spinach, potato gratin etc.

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went here for birthday treat whilst in DC. it was recommended by our hotel, and great choice. Menu was varied, lovely steaks as you would expect and nice quite relaxed atmosphere. Perfect tables for romantic meal. Quite pricey, but worth the extra.

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Poznan, Poland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We arrived late evening at Ruth's Chris without reservation. We got fast seated. The service was good and friendly. The main attraction at Ruth's Chris is the food. Had a crab cake as starter which was delicious. The bread served was warm and lofty - Very good - be careful to not fill you up with the bread ;-) As... More

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Southfield, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The food was excellent...as you find at every Ruth Chris. However, the atmosphere was a little too casual for my taste. I mean it doesn't need to be stuffy--- but with $50 entrees...I expect a little class...just a tad. The waitstaff was friendly but unprofessional, the barista/bar staff was much of the same. I couldn't rate it lower than a... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I don't believe you go to Ruth's Chris expecting a bargain, but when they have their special menu's, (Entree, Salad, Side & Dessert) for about $50 it's not something to pass up. I took a first timer there and we couldn't eat all of the special. I am delighted that recently the special menu has included a Veal Chop that... More

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