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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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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 18
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Inconsiderate

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Nick E
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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141 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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45 reviews 45 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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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127 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. Elegant decor, attentive service. I like the specials, where you can get a starter, main course, and dessert for a set price. Very good value. Best to reserve a booth. Our last visit was for our anniversary dinner, and while the restaurant decorated a table for us and helped make the occasion special, they... More 

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Kearneysville, West Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is the second year we have visited Ruth's Chris on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC for Christmas Dinner. Once again we found the the staff, service and food to be exemplary. The steaks are as tender and tasteful as you could ever imagine and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. Couldn't be better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I love this restaurant, I was visiting town and could not resist stopping in one of my favorites. They never disappoint. It really does not matter which city and/or state you visit. The experience is the same. Superb customer service, excellence food served hot and a variety of wine :) One of my favorites is the sweet potato casserole. Do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Best steak I've had for a long time. Great service. Actually thought the inside was lovely also. Gave a cosy feel as the weather getting colder. Ordered the scallop main as a sharer plate with the steaks and worked amazingly. Potato gratin was a complete waste tho ... stodgy with just melted processed cheese on top. Avoid that one. But... 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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?