Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3499/Arlington
  • Phone: 7039797275
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Ruderman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Arlington, VA - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ruth's Chris - Arlington offers private rooms for 12 guests or more. Semi-private space is available for up to 20 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathy Boone 8777744094

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23rd Street
  • Public Transit: Metro: Yellow & Blue Lines, Crystal City Stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking for $5. Parking garage tickets validated for 2 hours for lunch & 3 hours for dinner.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Arlington, VA 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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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (76)special occasion (63)romantic (50)notable wine list (28)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (8)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Another fine meal
    Bobb
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We celebrated my girlfriend's birthday. We had a window table with a view, special birthday greetings and a complimentary birthday dessert with keepsake picture. A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. The service remains impeccable and the food, albeit somewhat predictable, superbly prepared.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No So Good 14th Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We were not pleased. My wife's food was wrong, then under cooked, and we had to ask for warm side dishes. After that it took a long time before anyone came to clear up the situation. It wasn't until I got up to look/ask someone to assist or see a manager so we could leave. This is not the service I expected from Ruth Chris. And this is not what we expected on our 14th anniversary. They removed my wife's meal and reduced my meal which helped but we were neither impressed nor looking to recommending as we have done before.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Failure
    Ronda
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I attended this location for Father's Day and my experience was a total failure! We both ordered the Father's Day special, which was the rib-eye and lobster tails. When our food arrived, both our steaks were overcooked. When we finally got our waiters attention, who failed to check on us throughout the whole service, we told him about our steaks being overcooked and even showed him. Instead of our waiter immediately taking action to fix our order, he instead tried to say how this happened to another table and some crap about the lighting in the kitchen. Needless to say, they fixed us another steak and it was very bland and fatty. I can't believe these were prime cuts of beef!! Will never come back to here again!! BEWARE!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Brunch
    DCVADiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    First time at Ruth's Chris Steak House. Great view (Reagan National Airport). Excellent service. Only complaint...very noisy. We were seated next to a very loud party which detracted from the overall experience. The food was good...large portions and exactly as it was represented on the menu. I would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    laughlicVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Always consistent service across all locations. Everyone raved about the new fingerling potatoes. I thought they tasted like BBQ chips. I think the asparagus are always a healthier better bet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1070 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington reviews archive.
  • Underwhelmed, oversalted.
    heartdc
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I had a gift certificate here, which we used to celebrate our one-year anniversary. I'd noted that it was our anniversary when I made the reservation. The only acknowledgment of this at the restaurant was some confetti on our table, and a half-hearted "Happy Anniversary" from our waitress, who didn't attempt to engage further than that perfunctory acknowledgement. Indeed, though the bussers were excellent, our waitress was clearly preoccupied and rushed - except, of course, when we wanted the check, at which time she was nowhere to be found. The steaks were good, but the rest of the food was so underwhelming I can hardly remember what we ate. Oversalted lobster mac with undercooked pasta was a lowlight. Nice DC views though.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good view, not so good service
    JMFTVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We were treated to an awesome view of the Capitol, but the service was less than what I am used to at Ruth's Chris. We waited for a while just to get our drinks and the wait staff was not very friendly or attentive. I will return, but will do so more for the food and the view than for the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Couldn't get my steak right.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The one thing that has to be done right at a Steakhouse is the steak. It took 3 tries to cook my steak medium and they still messed it up.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely LOVE this location!!
    Johnny
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Ruth's Chris in Arlington is a flagship steakhouse and restaurant without question!!!! I have been to competitors and even other Ruth's Chris locations but the Arlington Virginia location is top notch and NEVER fails to impress. Come to this location and I assure you that you will leave filled with the most amazing food and excellence in service...you will not be let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, expensive.
    OccasionalDiner
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    It's hard to find a better steak dinner anywhere, Ruth's Chris is at the top of the game. The harvest salad was terrific, hadn't had one before, the description was enticing and it lived up to that promise. The petit filet was perfectly sized for so done who wants just a little less food, and was done to perfection. The sweet potato with pecan crusting was so good it could have been a dessert, but not sweet like candy, excellent. Found the wine overpriced, though, we had a bottle of a Pinot Noir that we but locally, it was nearly 3x what we pay for a bottle.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    dontmakefoodmakerezVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Not impressed with this restaurant. I expected better service, warm bread. Didn't like that I couldn't pick the section to sit. I left a message on open table that it was my hubby's B day and the hostess forgot??? We won't return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice dinner
    acdr25
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    the food was outstanding, however, the service was a little lacking.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruths Review
    coolguy55
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was good , the service was horrible not acceptable thought it would have been better
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Steak!!
    Wolverine1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great place for a good steak! Pricy, but worth it! Good area in the crystal city area. Went for anniversary dinner and she loved it!!! Would go there again!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over cooked steak and slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This was very disappointing. Had to send back the steak that I asked for medium and the waiter said would be pink throughout. When it arrived it was "medium to medium well" which was the waiters words, barely has any pink in the center. He took it back but it took at least 15 mins to bring out another one. This was brought out by the manager who I don't even think apologized. When my girlfriend and I were finished the waiter offered free desert as the only compensation. This also took about 15-20 mins to bring out. All in all was very disappointing. Was expecting them to know how to cook steak seeing how its a legit steak house. I never send back food but I would expect them to make it a priority which didn't seem like the case.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Cadillac
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have always love Ruth Chris. We go for their steaks. They are the best in Washington DC
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother Day special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I'm a frequent customer. I always bring my mother and my wife, so Mother's Day was a special day for me. I was shocked and surprised that my mother and my wife said the steaks were a little bit tough. But our waitress she was the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dining and Atmosphere
    FitFoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My party of 3 for Mother's Day 2014 was spectacular. The service was fantastic. They answered questions and told us of specials for the day. The food was delicious. Every morsel had you wanting more. The view of the airport and DC was incredible. This is one place were I will bring visiting friends and family. Braaaaavo Ruth Chris!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Mother's Day Lunch
    DocD
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food excellent! Party enjoyed Mother's Day lunch of Ribeye/Lobster, Stuffed Chicken & Crab Cakes--all loved ordered dishes...cooked on 500 degree plates! Ordered sides--mash potatoes, mac & cheese superb; fries overdone/burnt. Beware: side dishes well-portioned...enough for 2-3 people. Mac & cheese the best--highly recommend. Entrees all excellent--recommend Ribeye, chicken! Prices not cheap, reasonable for high end restaurant. Service superb--friendly, efficient...can tell they went to "high clientele" training...polished, not snooty. Finally, table by window very nice, breathtaking--views of Reagan National...very cool watching aircraft land/takeoff continuously. Mama left happy, satisfied w/special Mother's Day celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    fanthom316
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My dinning experience at Ruth Chris was remarkable. The service was outstanding! Can't wait until I am able to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food........Great View...
    TARFOURVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The female bartender was amazing!!!......really funny and very engaging. Our waiter was also excellent. The bone in Filet was perfect along with all the other food. Probably the Best Ruth's Chris steak house I have been too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We moved tables because some noisy groups were seated next to us and it was difficult to have a business discussion. The noise seemed to increase with the number of drinks they were served. We also had to track our server down several times. He seemed swamped. Not his fault if he was covering a lot of tables. Food was great as always!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    Finnwalk
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Enjoyed a Friday Night "Date Night" with my husband here. The service and food are always impeccable. We like this location for the view of the airport and DC. On this visit we actually had two issues, one was resolved immediately, one was not. The first was that my husband could not eat about 1/3 of his filet due to a line of fat/gristle/tendon running through it. We called it to our server's attention and it was handled. The second issue was that the entire restaurant was COLD. Just looking around you could see that there were MANY patrons who were uncomfortable. We asked them to turn down the AC but that did not happen. Was happy when my coffee arrived to hold the warm cup!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as other Ruth Chris
    StiggVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I frequent RC regularly & at different locations. Steak was flawless!, Perfect!. Also ordered Chicken as it is incredible. I asked for light butter and cheese and what came out was Pure Cheese Chicken. We could not even eat it and the waiter who I told about it after he came back 20 minutes later didnt even say can I get you something but did ultimately remove it from the bill. I also asked for a baked potato with everything on the side. First it came out loaded with everything. Then when I asked again it came out loaded with Cheese. Not sure if this was just a waiter issue or they are in love with cheese there :-). I have been to this location but not in a long time.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak with a View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Excellent steak restaurant. Friendly service. Close to all the Chrystal City Hotels with a nice view if DC.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant Ever
    baileyVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is by far our family's favorite restaurant. It's pricey, but well worth every penny. We come here mostly for birthday dinners, but we wish we could have dinner here more often! The service is always outstanding, everyone is very pleasant and accommodating, and the food is the best I've ever had. Seriously. Favorites are the filet (always cooked perfectly), crabcake appetizer, Harvest Salad, and the to-die-for sweet potato souffle. They have great selection and wonderful specials. We always have a great time!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's Birthday Celebration
    Pastor
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was a date with two other couples. The food was excellent; served quickly and accurately. Service was excellent. We always enjoy ourselves when we come. I wish I could have reserved a window table to be able to enjoy the view. That should be an option. Will always recommend to anyone. Thanks for making my wife's birthday beautiful.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Fails to Impress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We've been coming here for years, but it dropped off our dining-out list for a while. When we first returned we couldn't remember why we'd stopped coming. From the valet service to the people at the desk; from the bus people to the wait staff everyone is well trained and has no problem doing the minor alterations to regular dishes that we sometimes have. It's back in our restaurant rotation.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I hadn't been to Ruth Chris for dinner for quite a while. it was wonderful to see and experience the same high quality it is know for. Simply delicious food with breath taking view of the Potomac.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My B-Day
    bday
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    My husband and I had a beautiful night. The staff was very attentive, polite and courteous. The food was delightful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Winner
    drahmafree
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Ruth's Chris is a definite winner! I love it more and more each time I come. You will love it too! Great staff, awesome service!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love Ruth's Chris Crystal City
    KShack
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food is always excellent as well as the service. The hostess seated us, and upon hearing that we preferred window seating, secured a table by the window for us. There, you are looking out over the runways of Ronald Reagen National Airport. The waiters are friendly and attentive. And the food, especially the steak is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    LPtheKing
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Everything was done well. Great drink. Perfectly cooked cowboy ribeye.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but service
    JohnnyJay
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Excellent food but service was not up to their usual standards.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love love live this place
    drahmafree
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Awesome spot. Food was great & so was the service. Will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Diane
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The staff is extremely helpful, accommodating and friendly. They really make your visit a special occasion each and every time. The wine list is excellent as well as the menu. My husband and I go out to eat dinner a couple times a week and this is our favorite. Every visit has been a delight. The wait staff are very personable and add to your experience. This place is awesome and we love it. That's why we continue to come back. It never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DonG
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The service was truly outstanding. The food was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Great food, great service and beautiful view of Washington DC
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generally quality of food
    shaw
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Generally quality of food and service was not as I have good as experienced at Ruth's Chis is other locations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food!!!
    ireland
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Best steak ive ever had. The sweet potato casserole was just as good. The experience was great. Looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.