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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 2,640 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $70
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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northallerrton, north yorkshire, england.
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The steaks were cooked to perfection, good choice of different sizes, fabulous onion rings, nice veg. and side salad. When manager heard we were from the UK she came to welcome us.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Ate there with friends. Nice quirky layout inside - seems to be an old building wrapped inside a modern exterior. Staff were helpful and friendly. Great steak and a nice red wine to go with it. Reasonable value and a nice atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went here because I was tired and thought I could trust a well known brand. The restaurant was practically empty but I was told that there may not be space, the soup was cold and the meat tasted a bit strange. I have now had two bad meals at Ruths in a row on the East Coast and will... More

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Pleasanton, California
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257 reviews 257 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was Friday night and the restaurant was mostly empty. Yet, the service was barely acceptable. There were 8 of us. The suggestions from order taking to the timing of the dishes coming out did not reflect Ruth's standards. We even had to waive a waiter down to order dessert. Given the price tag, service should be better. BTW the... More

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Queensbury, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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10 reviews 10 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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