Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda

4.5
1629 reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Bethesda, MD 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1629 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The food was bland and much too salty. The service was neglectful of our needs. Couldn’t get the attention of the staff about 95% of the time. Will never go back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate you writing about your recent visit with us. Guest satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us and your feedback has been shared with the local team so they can work to improve. Thank you for providing your feedback.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Thanksgiving

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CherS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent I enjoyed the Thanksgiving Menu.

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DaphneR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I ordered one thanksgiving meal and one lamb chops because I don't eat turkey. The waiter brought two thanksgiving turkey specials. I had my lamb chops, and my son had one turkey meal and took the extra one home. I hate to pay for a meal that I did not order, but it was Thanksgiving, so I did not want to make a scene.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Birthday cleb

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

We had Poor service from all but one of our waiters. We had a party of 12. And repeatedly have to ask for refills, and wait for service. The main course took a long time to arrive. We placed our orders well ahead but waited close to an hour for the main course to arrive. The appetizers arrived great and on time. One server was particularly rude and full of excuses instead of accepting the fact that we were not getting attentive service.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on November 21, 2021

Hospitality is a source of great pride for our company and when a guest feels that he or she has not received the service that is the hallmark of the Ruth’s Chris name, we take those assertions seriously. We appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention and will work to ensure this doesn't happen again.

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vipRichard
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Since this location will soon close its doors permanently, it's seems a bit of a waste to review them, but here goes.

I've been dining here for 25 years. Several years ago, I stopped because of rising prices, smaller portions and another location more convenient to me. Last night's visit was more for nostalgia reasons than anything else.

The service lived up to expectations. My steak was good, but did not WOW me as it has in the past. The asparagus was disappointing to be kind. The menu has shrunk to a fraction of what it once was.

I'm glad I went, but am in no hurry to repeat this experience at a different location. If you have fond memories of this Ruth's Chris, I suggest you make one last visit while you can. If not, skip it!!!

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vipChevy
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely experience, sorry to see this restaurant closing in the not too distant future

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

William was exile

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vipGracie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was grest

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vipMelmarmia
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Overpriced for very mediocre experience. It’s a steak house so a $52 steak should be done to perfection. Ordered med-well, got medium-rare. Had to be sent back, by then it was well done. Disappointing.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on October 25, 2021

Melmarmia, thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality and what you describe is not consistent with our standards. We will work hard to improve and appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

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KarenB
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambiance. Excellent service and of course excellent food. I can't wait to return. Went with friends and we had a lovely time.

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vipAMKo
New York Area
244 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The crab cakes were excellent. The steaks arrived at the fineness requested, and the filet wasn’t bad, though the very heavy Bernese sauce was, well, very hearty. Still, the filet was ok. The NY strip, Bieber, was not ok. Almost half of it was gristle and fat. And the asparagus was disgraceful: half of the skinny stalks were yellow or brown, and all were as stringy and tough as ramps. These poor things should have been given a decent burial, not served to unsuspecting customers. The thin Hollandaise was no help. Service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took myself out on a date night I reserved a table and arrive 15 minutes early the host seated me immediately. The server/bartender Hector was excellent. After every course Hector checked on me making sure that I was enjoying my experience. Hector gave drink suggestions. I had a New York strip steak and it was cooked to perfection. I finish my dining experience off with a glass of champagne. Hector suggested adding peach schnapps and a lemon peel in which tasted like dessert in a glass.

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KevinC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Hostess greeted and seated us, even seamlessly shifting our group to another table when the booth appeared to be too small. Service was great, food was good. Solid value.

Only concern is the space is pretty dramatically outdated and a bit loud.

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vipspeakeatsy
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food as usual. Waiter was a little slow checking in with us for the amount of people dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredibly delicious!

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TristanP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great steak dinner. The sides, main course and dessert were amazing.

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Maison
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. We had the Tomahawk. It was wonderful! Great service as well. We went 30 minutes earlier than planned with no issues being serviced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I hadn’t been to Ruth Chris in years. I was expecting a little more for the price. Overall it was an okay meal, just not worth the price.

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vipKarenH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Saturday evening. Although we preferred a later time for dinner the earlier seating worked out fine. The wait staff - Amber - was wonderful. Thoughtful, did not rush us, filled our classes with water without asking asked us if we wanted bread and brought us back warm bread - usually the second loaf is cold. Lovely evening with delicious food and service

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John
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Three of us went to the restaurant, and we each ordered a different item: Ribeye steak, Sea Bass and T-bone steak. We each ahd a glass of wine. For dessert tow of us had a creme brulee and a bread pudding. The sea bass lacked having a slice or two of lemon on the plate. Everything well seasoned and tasted delicious. We had asparagus and mushroom sides as well. Service was impeccable and our server was Franck. It was a bit pricey, but we enjoyed the food, atmosphere. Don't let the price stop you from going and experiencing a nice evening out. We plan to go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat at the bar. Same quality service and food!

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vipDCHugh
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

not been to RuthChris for a while and wont be rushing back, always used to be a top experience not anymore, apathetic service, cold french fries, after main given desert menu, server comes back after 30 seconds to ask what we want asked him to give us a moment , and he did just that. Wanted calimari, they were out, then the 'icing on the cake', wanted New York Strip, they were out, alledgedly the pre-eminent steak eatery in the US and they dont have NYS, to be honest the steak we did get was good but the whole dining experience was underwhelming at best, for their price of dinner and wine I expect a tip top experience, this was not it

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MT75
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Lobster tails overpriced for what they were. Previously frozen and not
Fresh tasting at all!! Waitress was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there to celebrate our 33rd Anniversary. The restaurant was perfect, the service was great and the food was outstanding as usual.

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Clevymd
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We have been coming to this location for over 20 years and always enjoy it; the food is always great & the service excellent. On this particular night there was a large engagement party that was obnoxiously loud. We did notice staff trying to keep the door closed to limit some of the noise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was great. Food was good.

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vipAnnetteM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Prices are much high now!

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Batmite
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Ruth Chris is always a go to spot for me. Food is always hot and cooked how you like it. The lamb is one of my favorites. The ambiance is always chill and service too notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to celebrate a family member birthday. Our waiter William provided great service and made us feel very welcome. Very good experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really terrific meal. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was celebrating my retirement, which I mentioned in my reservation, but there was no acknowledgement by the staff. Also I returned to the restaurant to retrieve my credit card which I believe I had inadvertently left and was told they did not have it. I received a call later that evening advising me that they did in fact, have my card. Other than that Food was good, service was fine.

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MarianaC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was perfect from start to finish. Quality and temperature of steaks were delicious. Sides and Appetizers were ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Service was very good. They worked hard. The food was not good. The bone in filet was just not good. Shocking. And we ordered it medium rare and it was well done. Nothing special to their bread. The food overall is no longer special. Feels like it is made off site and then heated up on location. Ruth Chris needs to take a hard look at where it is today versus what it once was. The ambiance also was not great. I realize coming out of Covid has challenges but this feels fundamental and can see this brand on the decline. For this kind of quality food should be 50% less.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you for your candid review. We hold ourselves to the highest brand standards for food quality and what you describe is not consistent with our standards. We will work hard to improve and appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

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AishaR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We were celebrating our daughters sweet 16 and I specifically asked for the table to be decorated in the reservation, upon arriving it was not. This is the second time this has happened at Bethesda location it happened last year for my birthday dinner.

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vipLucita
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hector is great! I enjoy coming here. Very quick and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Our server made a mistake with our order. We asked for two petit filets and a ribeye to go. He brought three filets, we said it was a mistake. He said he would give us a good price for the extra filet, and give us some vegetables.
About to leave, we checked our bag and he never gave us the ribeye, saying he had asked us if it was ok to change it for the filet. We never said so. He lied in front of the barman when we complained.
Terrible service.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
Responded on July 1, 2021

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. We will address your concerns with our team and we hope you will give us another chance to serve you again in the future. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a family dinner here while visiting the DC area. Best lobster Mac n cheese I've ever had. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Our server, William, was terrific. He was courteous, friendly and very helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our sever William was phenomenal. He went out of his way to take care of us, and he was very personable. Will definitely come back and ask for him.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda is rated 4.5 stars by 1629 OpenTable diners.

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