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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
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We always check out the local Ruth's Chris when we visit a new city. Food here was consistently fabulous as always. Wait staff was friendly but not as attentive as the norm it was busy but not hectic... Drinks went empty several times and ended up waiting over 30 minutes to complete paying the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Flat Rock, Illinois
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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Flat Rock, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We always check out the local Ruth's Chris when we visit a new city. Food here was consistently fabulous as always. Wait staff was friendly but not as attentive as the norm it was busy but not hectic... Drinks went empty several times and ended up waiting over 30 minutes to complete paying the bill. All in all was good... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The brand is the only thing keeping those doors open. Chain steakhouses are a bit stupid even as a concept anyway, so I probably should have known better than to even try. Won't do it again.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ordered a small filet. Can't beat that but they made it perfect. Also something special about their meat. Not sure if it's corn fed from Nebraska but was great.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant doesn't look much from outside but is a very nice dining experience. Waiting staff attentive and the steak was beautifully cooked. Lots of choice in addition to steak if not everyone wants that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Ruth Chris is very overrated. The ribeye steaks that we had were average at best. The sides were big enough to share but again they were just average. There was nothing special about the steaks. There was nothing that made them stand out. Capital Grill is much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Dined here one evening during our break in Washington and were delighted with the excellent quality of food, ambience and service. This visit was a treat, more than we would normally pay for dinner, but the choice of food and quality was excellent for the price we paid, from the Daily Special menu. As stated we would not normally dine... More 

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Chicago, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a very typical Ruth's Chris steakhouse, and that's a good thing. The standards set by this chain of Steakhouses is very high, and this restaurant met every one. The food was expertly prepared, and the service was excellent. A very nice and quiet atmosphere sets the pace for great dining. A few congressional representatives were eating while we... More 

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Mechanicsburg, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had dinner there Saturday evening and the steaks were perfect as always. I have been going to different locations of Ruth's Chris since 1980 and I've never found a better steak. I chose the petite ribeye and my wife had the petite filet, both medium. The cuts and the preparation were outstanding. Salads, vegetables, dessert, even the service were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had a great server at the bar. She was prompt and friendly. My guest and I shared a salad, a filet, and a augratin potatoes. We each had two drinks. Bill was $173 with tip. While it was very good, definitely on the pricey side. Also put down a plate so hot I burnt my fingers on it.

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Additional Information about Ruth's Chris Steak House

Address: 1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5700
Phone Number: (202) 797-0033
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 70
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?