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Ruth's Chris Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
Dupont Circle
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1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5700 (S Street NW)
(202) 797-0033
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ruth's Chris has affordable drinks and food items for Happy Hour. We had a tasty steak sandwich. We went for snacks/drinks but it turned out to be dinner. Check it out.

Thank Eileen S
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great steak there. a Buddy and I split the 40 oz porterhouse cooked medium. Yes it was outstanding. Much better than Texas road house for certain! Comparing this restaurant to mid grade chains it is much better. But Comparing it to other top tier restaurants, this one could do better. I have enjoyed the food and service... More 

Thank pastormatt
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband wanted onion rings which weren't on the menu. He was familiar with their past menu with onion rings, indeed why he chose to dine here in DC. He was giving the server a hard time but when my salad came out with onion straws, he demanded he be served a bowl of those. The manager, Vincent Roseborough came... More 

Thank Ivy B
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very tasty steak, shrimp, cauliflower dinner. Excellent starter salad and cheesecake for dessert. Service was great and we had an enjoyable experience.

Thank Judy M
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful diner. We were a large party and ordered the sea food tower - it was absolutely delicious. The crab, shrimp, lobster - everything was fantastic. I ordered the cowboy steak - 22 oz. It was delicious and full of flavor. The service was excellent. Great place. Be back soon!

Thank ASDERSingapore
New York City, New York
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155 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is always reliable. The steaks are extremely good and the side dishes are tasty. You definitely will not go away hungry. On the other hand, the endless mantra about the restaurant's unique ("have you ever eaten with us before. Let me explain the menu") gets a little tiresome.

Thank Stee E
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Overall, happy hour items are around $9 each. However they have smaller portions of some of their best dinner items! The ahi tuna and fillet (on a sandwich!) are two examples of their amazing yummy-ness. My only disappointment was that it is SO dark in there- it's like going into a cave- but that could be very romantic if you're... More 

Thank aktchr
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Cache wearing thin at this location. Interior desperate for update; clubby style lacks any sophistication-time to move into 21st Century. Caesar Salad mediocre have sent it back.Sorely lacking in dressing, minuscule bits of parmesan from a bag-not freshly shaved.No anchovies and not even mentioned when ordering. Everything a la carte. Mashed potatoes had no taste and mushrooms likewise. The filet... More 

Thank hakccmd
Dublin, Ohio
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner enjoyed the fillet and the ribeye. They sat us and other diners near a large party that was very noisy. So noisy that it was hard to have a discussion. There were empty tables in other parts of the restaurant. The management should recognize when there is a large noisy party and move other diners... More 

Thank dwheel1
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I have been to many in this excellent chain, over the years, and this is without doubt, by far the best. Perhaps not the most prestigious location, or the most opulent, but it makes up in atmosphere and personality of staff. I only got one name, Jamelle, but all the people were great. Best lamb chops for a long time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $70
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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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