Ruth's Chris Steak House - Gaithersburg

4.7
904 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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Ruth's Chris Steak House was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana by Ruth Fertel, a single mother of two who wanted a better life for herself and her two sons. She purchased "Chris" steakhouse in New Orleans which had been operated for the 38 years prior. She changed the name to Ruth's Chris when a fire forced her to move from the original location. Today, there are 142 Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants across the globe. We look forward to our opening in Gaithersburg, MD.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
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vipMikie
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was no less than spectacular thanks to the awesome HENRY. From the moment he met us at the host stand with his warm and welcoming personality., we knew we would be spoiled. He made my mother’s special day so very memorable and she appreciated his many caring efforts and his infectious and sweet ways. Her gristle veined rib eye was even replaced gracefully and elegantly packaged for her to take home.

Despite the stellar service, the kitchen almost completely disappointed us. The filet mignons were dry and difficult to cut. Mine skidded off the tiny signature plate three times whist trying to cut it. Also mine did not have the melted butter on top which I quite like. The famous sizzle I looked forward to hearing was more like a shhhh. The once fabulous creamed spinach was so thin that it dripped threw the fork and could not be eaten. Soup spoons may have helped but it was fairly tasteless anyway.

The warm bread loaf and large baked potatoes -fully loaded- reminded us of our many many former great dining experiences at several other locations, but this time we were severely let down. I have been invited , as a professional food critic and travel writer, to a tasters choice dinner for Prisoner Winery which I think I must decline.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were spectacular today for Mother’s Day! Jacob was a phenomenal server and tended to my family’s needs. I would definitely recommend this place again to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ruth Chris used to be the best steak restaurant in town but in the last <5 years they have gone down hill. The food is not the best, but it’s still ok. I can’t pin point the issue but the quality of beef is no longer there. Thus they are charging way too much for just an OK steak.

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JuanC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love Ruth's Chris in Bethesda and thought the Gaithersburg location would be the same; not really. We ordered one steak well and one medium well. The medium well was almost burnt on the outside and rare on the inside. I sliced the meat and finished cooking it on my plate (that's how hot the plates were). I'm not sure if it is a trend to have the meat so dark and dry looking on the outside, maybe the plates are a little too hot , and rare on the inside, regardless of the order? All in all we had a great time and the seafood tower is always delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Ruth's Chris. Gaithersburg is a great location. Food and service is always top notch.

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vipVVNN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Long wait for the drinks to arrive.
The filet was undercooked and uncuttable. Replacement arrived 15 minutes after everyone already finished their main course.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Gaithersburg
Responded on April 19, 2021

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MaryK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful quality food just wish you would get some sides with your entree instead of paying extra!

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vipMcmark
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RUTH CHRIS IS ALWAYS GREAT
SERVICE GREAT
FOOD QUALITY GREAT
LIVES UP TO IT'S BRAND

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JclIII
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 100 workouts for my grandson. Everything was perfect inaddition to the special treat at the end of the meal. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good great service from out waiter Andre!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance was great as always. They always do a great job with social distancing.

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Spelhouse
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service

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vipNikki
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I was disappointed in this location last night. 🙄 Our waiter felt the need to talk to my husband when introduction the menu items. I didn't know if I was at the table or not. This is the first time this has EVER happened to us. I frequent many upscale restaurants and the waiter/waitress look at us both and speaks to us both. I believe my kids thought I was being extra once I mentioned it to my husband, but as the night went on. They too said daddy can you tell him we need more bread because he is ONLY listening too you. 🤦‍♀️😤 We all know that if the kids sense it, then it must be true. Food was mediocre because seafood options were REAL short. I got the jumbo lump crab cakes and they were lump but no where near jumbo. Also, no sauce to dip the crab cakes into as well. Mash potatoes.....well they were not on point. I like all my food hot once it comes to the table. Disappointed to say the least with ruth and christopher!!! 😐 WON'T BE BACK ✌🏼

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Gaithersburg
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. This is certainly not how we wanted your visit to go and saw your same comments on Yelp. We'd like to learn more -- please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number so that we can reach out to you directly. Thank you!

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vipMilano
Washington DC
311 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The best Ruth Chris we have been

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BrittanyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary different! Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal, the service and selections were all fantastic. Covid protocols and practices are clear and present reassuring guests of a save and caring dining environment. Thoroughly enjoyed everything. Kudos to Ruth's Chris and their entire team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Kennedy in the bar area ! She’s new and a real pro !

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! So classy and made you feel really important. Definitely recommend this place!

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vipDonnaJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding steaks. Made to perfectionnnnnnnnnn. ALL deserts are fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating indoors at a restaurant since Covid started. My husband and I decided to go out to dinner for our 1 year wedding anniversary and we had a delightful experience.

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ChristopherJ
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall another great experience at RuthChris

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was fantastic...our server Kelsey was engaging, professional and charming.

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vipKims
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner!!! Melt in your mouth filet, delicious BBQ shrimp with bread & sauce for dipping, and great service! Felt very safe as we saw all CDC guidelines being followed.

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Jk100
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelsey was AWESOME

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Ruth’s Chris. Our first dinner out during COVID and we were a bit worried upon arrival but everything felt very safe and with proper safety protocols. Dallas was a great server! My fillet was over cooked but my own fault that I never said anything. I’ll go back for our next special occasion.

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John
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice.

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johnt
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant in all ways. All proper precautions were taken to protect from any chance of COVID transmission. Masks, distancing, lots of space between tables. It was our anniversary, and they made special efforts to make it a special occasion for us. We felt perfectly safe dining out at Ruth's Chris with our dear friends.

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vipLeslieS
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder as usual. My favorite restaurant!

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vipMilano
Washington DC
311 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving experience

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vipJimO
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Only thing missing was the option for prime rib, other than that, the food, service, atmosphere was excellent.

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vipMarylander
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place we could have come to celebrate our Anniversary. Excellent service, food and atmosphere.
Thank you!

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Cliffs475
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

it seemed like we were rushed out of there and when one of us told the waiter they did not like the cheesecake he said it is a corporate store and there was nothing he could do about it.... terrible customer service from that standpoint when it was over 300$ for the 3 of us we deserve at least a replacement

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Juanfra50
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food & Service !! Our server Jacob, always does an excellent job !!. We had the Porterhouse for two... pretty amazing. Highly recommended!!

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vipPatrick
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place. well decorated, and attentive staff. the potatoes al gratin were cubes vs. slices, and that was unexpected. Wife thought the cheese gave it enough salt, but I thought it could use a little more seasoning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Maybe the chef has changed! Very disappointed in food. No mushrooms, potatoes au gratin was chunky lumps of potato swimming in melted orange cheese! My bone-in fillet at medium rare showed up so undercooked in the center it had to go back for more cooking. Another in the party had cowboy ribeye, also undercooked. Not up to normal Ruth’s Chris standards. Will be canceling our Thanksgiving and looking elsewhere 🙁

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Gaithersburg
Responded on November 9, 2020

We appreciate you writing about your recent visit with us. Guest satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We'd like to learn more. Please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number, so that we may directly address your concerns. Thank you!

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Fish
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was Henry - phenomenal job making our dinner entertaining and moving along. Very attentive and polite.

We had the whole room to ourselves for most of the night, but did notice some of the fixtures and ceiling needed to be fixed.

The steaks were tender and delicious. However, we felt like it was over salted/seasoned on the outside. It took away from the meat's flavor. Once we reached the middle of the meat, it was much better.

Cocktails were good and delicious.

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vipBonBon
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth’s Chris is an excellent choice for any occasion. The food is delicious, the service is excellent and the ambience is wonderful!

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SammieW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waiter was outstanding and one of the best we had at Ruth Chris, the food was fresh and delicious.

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vipCandraH
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was out of the Seabass. The waitress should have known this at the start of her shift. I will return when they get seabass back!

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vipDaveC
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The five of us had a great time at RC. The service was prompt and accurate as well as the right level of friendly. Since it was a birthday dinner for one of us, we appreciated that the honoree received a courtesy dissert. A great place save one issue. The lighting was a bit too dim according to one female person in the group.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Gaithersburg is rated 4.7 stars by 904 OpenTable diners.

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