Ruth's Chris Steak House, 1801 Connecticut, - Washington
Catering to a hardcore political crowd, this outpost of Ruth's Chris is located in the pulse of the political action at 1801 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (a second location is in the Washington Convention Center). The exposed brick and beam interior of the steakhouse is reminiscent of an English Tudor castle, complete with winding staircases, small, romantic nooks and an enclosed patio overlooking the street.
Ruth's Chris Steak House, in fact, boasts locations all over the country and it's known best for USDA prime steaks--from a filet to Porterhouse for two prepared tableside--cooked at 500 degrees. Specialty entrees include Caribbean lobster tail, chicken breast stuffed with garlic herb cheese, and lamb chops served with fresh mint.
In addition to this location being a popular spot for dinner, it's also a favorite for Ruth's Chris' "Sizzle Swizzle Swirl Happy Hour." The Monday through Friday program offers drinks and food at a discount, which includes $9 burgers, a crab BLT and more.
This location is a few minutes from the National Geographic Museum, the Textile Museum, DC Improv Theater and the Phillips Collection in the historic Dupont Circle.