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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Steaks!

Ruth's Chris definitely has some wonderful steaks. Everyone at our table had a different cut. We all commented on how good the steaks were. The service we received was great and the staff was attentive to our needs and requests. The sides all complemented our meals and the appetizers were as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Robert R
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We returned to Ruth's Chris on Connecticut Ave as we usually do when visiting DC. It never ever fails to leave us wondering how they always seem to get everything perfect every time from the appetizers to drinks to the steaks to dessert. My sister in law does not eat steak so she opted for the baked chicken entree. She... More 

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League City, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We've always felt that Ruth's Chris was the gold standard for a great steak dinner, as each location provides a very reproducible meal and great service. Unfortunately, this location fell short of that standard. Our steaks were not as flavorful as expected, and were tough. Service was slow and sporadic.

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went here on a whim looking for great steak in Dupont Circle. Found great steak, a fun view and great wait staff. This is the first Ruths Chris I have been in where there is a room with a view, to the street outside, and big windows. Very fun to people watch while eating a fabulous dinner. Highly recommend the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Thank you Ruth Chris Steak House for the best birthday dinner ever! I made a reservation and mentioned it was my birthday ... not only was the customer service stellar and the food was absolutely to die for ... a beautiful birthday desert ended the night! A wonderfully thoughtful surprise

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Truly, Ruth Chris has the best steaks in the country. I have dined at several Ruth Chris Steak houses around the country and they are amazing steaks and their service has always been excellent. It makes my mouth water just to think of it. Tender, juicy and delicious. Very consistent and can highly recommend this restaurant. Have dined in many... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Ruth's Chris definitely has some wonderful steaks. Everyone at our table had a different cut. We all commented on how good the steaks were. The service we received was great and the staff was attentive to our needs and requests. The sides all complemented our meals and the appetizers were as good as the main meal. We had before dinner... More 

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Purley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This restaurant would have got an Excellent review had the staff been more friendly. And helpful. Had the opinion they looked down their noses at us! They didn't explain that the "sides" we're for sharing therefore we ordered far too much. However, the steak was delicious and the crab cakes were amazing, but then again it was not cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

As always, the food was delicious. The wait staff was great as well as the hostess. Reservations are usually needed but if you are going early, you will be ok.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We hosted a rehearsal dinner for our son and new daughter-in-law at Ruth's Chris on Connecticut Avenue in July. It could not have been a better choice. We met with Alena, who coordinates private events, and with the chef and the beverage manager. We all decided against a sit-down meal and opted instead for very heavy hors d'oeuvres, tenderloin and... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Ruth Chris is the consummate steak house that provides diners with an ambience of class , sophistication and fine dining . I ordreed the petite filet (well done ) with a blue cheese crust and the scalloped potatoes . I could smell my dinner , when the waiter was waking across the room to the table and I was fully... More 

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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

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?