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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, 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
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent, as always

It's been a few years since we have visited a Ruth's Chris and this location lived up to all of our expectations. My rib eye was perfectly prepared and the creamed spinach was wonderful. My wife had a petite filet topped with shrimp and she loved it. The interior is beautiful, old timbers and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Nathan W
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Logan, Utah
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Randolph, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We knew it was expensive before we went, so that was no surprise. My party all enjoyed their meals, although a lot is made ahead of time so no opportunity to customize anything, which is disappointing at this price level. The bread pudding was a surprise hit; that's a dessert that's easily made wrong but this one was very good.... More 

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Logan, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It's been a few years since we have visited a Ruth's Chris and this location lived up to all of our expectations. My rib eye was perfectly prepared and the creamed spinach was wonderful. My wife had a petite filet topped with shrimp and she loved it. The interior is beautiful, old timbers and ornate trimwork added to a beautiful... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Went to Ruth's chris with my girfriend of three years. When we walked in we had 7:30 reservations and we were a bit early. Understandably, they asked us to wait 15 minutes until 7:30. Then about 20 seconds later they decided to seat us in a private room next to a table of 12 very loud people. During the date... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

DC is full of wonderful restaurants. Ruth's Chris is one of them. Very good service, great food and the decor fits the atmosphere. I had the rib eye while my colleagues had a petite filet and the Chilean sea bass. The sea bass was 'ok' but the steaks were fantastic.

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Irvine, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The food was typical awesome Ruth's Chris. Went there with a group of 5, called ahead and they had the table ready when we arrived. Appetizers (lobster bisque, fried calamari) and entrees (salmon, fillet, crab cakes) were incredible. Sides (creamed spinach, potatoes, carrots) were good too. If you want steak, you can't go wrong here!

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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163 reviews 163 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Over 4 years since visiting this RC and Tracy the bartender remembered me. Great cocktails followed by perfectly cooked NY steak after shoe string fries. Still my favorite chain and thus location rocks

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The steak was one of the best steaks I've had in my life. Very upscale and classy atmosphere. Be prepared to spend $120 on a steak but well worth the money in my opinion.

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Celebrated my birthday here and once again...superb!!! The steaks are obviously the best in town and the service is outstanding. Knowledgeable staff!

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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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?