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“Strange experience, but not the restaurant fault”

Ruth's Chris Steak House
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Ranked #85 of 364 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Strange experience, but not the restaurant fault”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Had another good meal here last week. The portions were huge. The wine was good. The sides were unreal. The steak was done perfect. The real problem was that the building (not restaurant) fire alarm went off 10 minutes into our meal and didn't ever turn off (yes, for the next 90 minutes). Hard to believe. I was disappointed that the restaurant didn't accommodate us. Otherwise, a great meal, although quite expensive.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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759 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“Great location.”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I ordered surf and turf, and the lobster was better than the steak. I wasn't expecting that. Great bar drinks.

Service was above average.

Visited April 2013
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Bethesda, Maryland
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Predictably RC”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Ruth's Chris is predictably very good in all regards (THX CTB/MAB!!), unless you get a rogue wait staff or mad cow, I guess. The steak seems to be more "butter soaked" than I even remember from my last visit but that is so much part of their brand that if you don't want (a lot) of Sizzle, best to go somewhere else. The wine by the glass was a bit skimpy and some of the red selection seemed to have a very high tannin content, possibly evidenced by the "stuff" in the bottom of my glass.

The service and atmosphere was friendly and efficient.

I'd gladly go again but ask for less "Sizzle"...Sigh, I miss the Steakhouse Row in Chicago

  • Visited February 2013
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Im from the UK and its really hard to find a good steakhouse anywhere let alone good steak (unless you want to pay silly prices) and I have been to Ruths about 4 times and every time the food is excellent and the service impeccable. Let's face it if the USA can't do steak well then who can?!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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157 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Richly deserved reputation”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We love the one in Tysons Corner VA--it makes no difference what you order (crab cakes, shrimp, lobster, steak), the food is wonderful and the service is attentative. This is great for a business lunch or special occassion dinner.

Visited January 2013
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