Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3503/Fairfax
  • Phone: 7032661004
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - 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: Matthew Evins
  • 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, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ruth's Catering in Fairfax, 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 - Fairfax offers 3 private rooms: the Patriot Room - accommodating up to 24 guests, the Monument Room - accommodating up to 40 guests & the Potomac Room - accommodating up to 65 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Ellen Fatigati 8883658576

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Government County Pkwy
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking. Public lot also available.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Fairfax, 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 - Fairfax reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (95)romantic (47)fit for foodies (45)notable wine list (45)good for groups (37)neighborhood gem (19)vibrant bar scene (17)great for outdoor dining (10)hot spot (9)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (7)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Excellent dinner!
    SND2
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The service was excellent, the food tasted great and the steak done cooked perfectly
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I took a friend to Ruth Chris for her birthday. She had never been there, and she was so impressed with everything that she is planning her next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    andys
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything was fine except my steak was switched with my wife's. We didn't realize this until we cut into them and started eating the steaks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Indeed
    Janet
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had our small wedding reception 6 years ago in the same private room where we were seated this night which made this night special as well. The "classic" menu is a good option; it gives you good choices at a slightly lower price. I had the Caesar salad with anchovies added-very tasty. The ribeye was done just as I asked, and of course their sides are exceptional. Our waiter was very patient with my special requests and joked with me about them. The one letdown was the dessert that came with the classic. There was no choice, but we were informed we could upgrade for $4. By that time we were all so stuffed, I'm not sure I would have ordered dessert if it hadn't come with the classic. We were celebrating so this was the right place to come.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steaks
    Izzadog
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As always, the steaks at Ruth's Chris were excellent. Try the tempura onion rings.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 70 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 901 reviews are from the Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax reviews archive.
  • Great Food and Service
    gbowjr
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food and service for our party of four for dinner were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pure Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The dining experience we enjoyed was pure excellence! The staff was accommodating as we were celebrating a very special occasion and the food was superb, as usual!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Wine
    EaglesVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food is always good with excellent stakes prepared exactly as requested. Their wine list is quite good and moderately priced. Service is generally quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar a bit noisy
    Pineapple
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I was traveling and needed a good steak with simple sides. Got just what I wanted w petite filet, broiled tomatoes and spinach. I requested bar as I was alone and wanted to have one drink, watch TV, eat and go back to hotel. It turned out to be Friday night Happy Hour and was a bit noisy for what I expected at a Ruth's Chris. With that said, every body there was friendly and seemed to know each other - a local gathering place. Just too much high pitched giggles for my mood.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Anniversary Dinner
    olives
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful evening for our 15th wedding anniversary. The food and service were excellent. The onion rings are a must have...we had as an appetizer. We also enjoyed walking the nearby shops after a leisurely meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Review
    ReadyToBolt
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    All food was excellent with the exception of undercooked steaks. Even after advising our server that the last 3 times we visited the steaks were undercooked by 1 full level (he advised the cook staff), one steak was marginal and the other was still undercooked 1 full level. Server was very courteous but appeared 10 minutes after our arrival for drink order, got busy and didn't take food order for 20 more minutes, forgot to deliver our salads, forgot to bring 2 requested side dish plates, and never offered to replenish our tea or water glasses. We can certainly understand variable service and service is usually better than this, but we're getting tired of going through the undercooked steak drill every single visit for the last 12 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes, we have no salad
    STLCards
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Every time I go to ruth Chris, I order Ruth's chop salad for a first course. With the dressing on the SIDE. Every single time, my salad arrives doused with dressing! Sunday evening Was no exception. My salad arrived doused! I chose to keep it this time, because last time, they took my salad back and never returned with it. Yet, I was charged. So, I took a few bites and asked for a Togo package. I tossed it when I got home. What is the solution? Do not order that salad? Do not order any salad? The rest of the meal was great. The service Was wonderful. And yet, why in the heck do I keep spending $350 for this meal And they can't give me a salad with dressing on the side?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence restaurantified...
    CentrevilleBill
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Wonderful ambiance, superb service, and delicious food, start-to-finish. The perfect restaurant for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always
    CurvyGurl19
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My dining experience at Ruthies in Fairfax was amazing. This is one of my favorite places to eat for any occasion. The Fairfax location, specifically is the best one that I have ever gone to. I can't wait until my next visit!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate a birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We were together with family to celebrate our son's 27th birthday. We started with drinks in the bar and super friendly bartenders and then moved to the main dining room. The wait staff was super attentive, food was excellent and we had a great seat by the window. We understand the happy hour menu is fantastic and plan to return to try that out too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as expected
    Olen
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I have been to this Ruth's Chris many times, and it never fails to please. Megan was attentive, patient, knowledgeable, and as always provided all the personal service one for which one could hope. The steak, always excellent, was hot, tasty and what I have come to expect from the kitchen of Ruth's Chris My friend requested a few changes to the offerings, and as one would expect, she was accommodated without comment. I will always have this as a place that I recommend to others, and that I take those that are worthy :)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Birthday Dinner
    olives
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My wife and I had an excellent experience...food and service was great. We had a nice table near the window in the far back room...very quiet. The steaks were perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    coastie71VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    BrittanyVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We celebrated being engaged for a year at Ruth Chris, it was incredible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome b-day!
    InMyOpinion
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    You can never go wrong with Ruth's Chris Steak House! I love this place! The decorated our table with happy birthday trinkets...awesome touch! Eddie was the quintessential table representative. He made perfect drink, entrée, and dessert suggestions. The "topper" was a wonderfully delicious bread pudding w/whiskey sauce...on the house! Just the right size to share for two.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect way to celebrate
    BabblesVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Went for our wedding anniversary. Food was delicious, service was EXCEPTIONAL. They made our special day extra special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome as usual
    JenTVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I love that they always remember my likes and dislikes. I'm glad they keep it tucked away somewhere. I don't know if it is company wide or just this Ruth Chris but I enjoy that they know. Our waiter Tim was excellent as always. He remembered how like our sides cooked as well as other little details. My wine was excellent. It was the Oakville. I loved it. I was bummed that they no longer had the Chimney Rock blanc but was beyond happy about this wine. Dessert was over the top delish. i had a hard time deciding between the berries and cream (that reminds me of a yummy vanilla cake batter) and the banana cream pie. I opted for the banana cream pie. I appreciated that they acknowledged my sister's anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food is always delicious. We were celebrating a special event and our server, Alexandra, went the extra mile to make it a special evening for us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    Buckeye43210
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had the porterhouse for two, but the cut was too fatty and had too much gristle. The cocktails were not impressive and lacked taste. Overall, I probably won't go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding dining
    scotchsnob
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    First timer. Food was absolutely fantastic. Wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Happy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We celebrated Mother's Day and they made it a very special day!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service excellent
    Aerobicpt
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had made reservations originally for a smaller group and at the last moment the group increased. The restaurant accommodated us and were fantastic. The service was excellent, great specials for Mother's Day to satisfy all tastes. Did not feel rushed. Ambience wonderful
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it again
    BKulick
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our family enjoyed a wonderful dinner with great service, tasty food and wonderful environment. In addition to great steaks, the sweet potato casserole is to die for. Also, the banana cream pie was delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUTSTANDING SERVICE
    Ogee13
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our Anniversary dinner was great! Food was delicious as usual. Service was outstanding. Very enjoyable, but pricey...you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    JEBE
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had an excellent server, Casey. Food was prompt and hot/cold as it should have been. We were very pleased. The Classic fixed price meal is a value.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect all around
    2good2ms
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Spot on! Everybody enjoyed our special night out. Had our teenagers with us and they, like us, savored every bite. Eddie our server did a fantastic job! He was attentive but not so that we ever felt rushed or interrupted. We had calamari and escargot which everyone loved. Steaks were perfectly cooked, and the deserts finished off the nite! It's an expensive treat to eat there and on a family budget difficult to do often. We sure enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    reviewer123
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food is always exquisite and the service is prompt and courteous.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Fantastic as always. Really don't know how to expand on that. I/we highly recommend both this brand and especially the location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    TbellVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We went to Ruth's Chris with my in-laws and it was awesome as usual. Our server Seth was good. Nothing over the top, but he did his job well. We all started with salads and I had the chopped salad. It was awesome. I had the filet and lobster surf & turf Easter special. My filet was a bit undercooked, but I'd rather have it that way than overcooked. Everything else was cooked perfect. We got creamed spinach and lyonaise potatoes for sides dishes and they were both wonderful. Ruth's Chris is always a great place to go for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a great meal for the price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Not a great meal for the price. The price is up there with tthe palm but the food is not nearly as good. This was a client request not a placwe I wiould have picked. i have had better meals from other Ruth Chris'.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice evening out...
    philsie
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We felt like a good steak and Ruth's Chris always delivers. I had lamb chops which were excellent. We brought our kids and they shared an expensive dish. My only CON is that they really need to have at least a modest kid option. Maybe you don't want to turn into a Chili's with screaming kids running around but when they do come it's nice to have something to accommodate them. Overall, excellent. Rich, buttery, salty, and delicious...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding, as to be expected
    Chysworld
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    When you say Ruth's Chris a certain level of service and quality of food is expected and this location didn't disappoint. We love the brand but this was our first time at this location. We were welcomed like regulars and the service was outstanding. Attentive without being overbearing. The food was amazing; especially the lobster mac & cheese! First time I wasn't disappointed that I couldn't finish a side. Love!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Occasion
    Janet
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    When I made the reservation through Open Table, I made a note that we would be celebrating my birthday. When we arrived, our table had "Happy Birthday" and balloon confetti. We arrived at 6 PM, so it was not busy. We were waited on immediately, and the food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious. Because we were full, we turned down the dessert menu. A few minutes later, our server arrived with a plate with 3 dessert samples and "Happy Birthday" and my name written in chocolate. It was a lovely and memorable dinner. My only criticism is the high prices, which is why we save Ruth's Chris for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B-day dinner
    Dcgreek
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We had a great time! The restaurant had everything set up and were very accommodating to our infant as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really disappointing
    Andy
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Exorbitantly expensive for the suburbs...The filet was fine but it would have been a chunk of meat on a plate had I not paid for a sauce ($4.00! What a rip off for a barely edible sauce!). I ordered sauteed mushrooms as a side. When they arrived, the mushrooms had not seen the bottom of a saute pan. The server admitted that they had not. The manager did take them back and had them sauteed. When questioned as to why the menu said "Sauteed Mushrooms," he was unable to answer and admitted that they never saute the mushrooms. What a rip off!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate