Still Going StrongWe'd been out of the country for over a decade and hadn't visited our former neighborhood's gem restaurant in years. What a welcome return. Still great food served by friendly and efficient staff. Glad to be back and will return to RT's soon.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYUM!Good cajun is hard to find in the DC area, but RT's is great.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding creole food!Neighborhood is rough but the food is well worth it! Absolutely fantastic food and service! We will be going to this restaurant frequently...just not after dark.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Value Creole Food3rd time at RT's with the in-laws, who lived in Baton Rouge for 20 years, as well as our 14-month-old son. They said it was the closest they've had to the real thing on the East Coast. Food was delicious, hearty, and well-priced. Highly recommend oysters Rockefeller and smothered catfish. LA style complete with plenty of good drinks, if you like a Manhattan don't miss their Sazerac. We'll be back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMRT's Gumbo was Amazing!!My husband LOVED the gumbo and we are from the Gulf Coast and have high expectations. Fried oysters were delicious too. Also, the crab beignets were served quickly and hot!! Not in a happening area of Alexandria but worth the drive. Best meal while visiting DC area.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good experience andAlways a good experience and true to its roots. I have been returning here for over ten years and its ALWAYS a great experience in Cajun dining.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCajun in Old Town AlexandriaThe atmosphere looks dated, but the food is fresh and tasty. Great value for delicious cajun and creole food so far from New Orleans. Get the She Crab Soup for sure. The Crawfish Etouffee was also excellent.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSUPER AMAZING!!I will definitely be back!! This is the best example New Orleans food I've had in the area!! Fresh food and Superb service.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Alexandria GemThe food and service at RT's are great. The portions are well sized and reasonably priced. The service is incredibly friendly, you are treated as a friend rather than merely a customer. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for good Cajun/Creole food in the DMV.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCreole wonderful!We love RT's. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, but the food is elegant. From the alligator stew appetizer, to the crab and shrimp etouffe to the Creme Boulle, RT's is culinary Creole wonderland.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGrrreat!!!Restaurant setting is calm and staff is very friendly and the food is superb!!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent- the crabFood was excellent- the crab and shrimp beignets were incredible. We are food snobs and this place lived up to it's local reputation; we left very happy. Seating is a little tight but we ended up talking to the people who were next to us and had a wonderful time. Will definitely go back if I'm in the area.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best kept secrets.My wife and I tried RT's for the first time on friday night and felled in love with the food and service. This restaurant is a must try!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood eateryI recently found this restaurant and it reminded me of home from the first time I entered. It has great atmosphere and is very friendly. I plan on gong back for a taste of home.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRTs has been my overall favoriteRTs has been my overall favorite restaurant for 20 years. No place beats it for consistently delicious and perfectly prepared food. Gracious hospitality and reasonable prices make RTs the complete package.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service at RTsThe food and service at RTs is always superb. A great local spot.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently GreatOutstanding food and service. I hate to give them a great review. It will bring all the groupies and leave little room for me.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to dine!I found RT,s on the Internet and made reservations. The menu is extensive, and everything the four of us had to eat was outstanding. Don't forget to order the she crab soup! This place is easy to overlook, as the outside is rather nondescript, but don't walk by!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is always a pleasure toIt is always a pleasure to eat here. Every dish was tasty!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Cajun Around!Inside is nothing special, with some quirky cajun shadowboxes. Neighborhood is a little sketchy, but we had no problems. Vacant lot across the street with plenty of parking. Server was excellent, food was great, ambiance was average. Still, enjoyed something different among all the "normal" italian, seafood, steak, etc restaurants.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIn a party of 8, there's alwaysIn a party of 8, there's always at least one complainer. But from the cocktails to the surprise dessert(s) we received for our celebration, everything was absolutely delicious and no one had a bad thing to say about anything. They also did not add the automatic 20% gratuity that many establishments tack on to the bill due to the large group. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. The only complaint we have is that for a great Cajun/Creole place, there was no cornbread.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been going to RT'sI have been going to RT's for years and have never been disappointed!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways very attentive serviceAlways very attentive service and great food and drink.
Their fresh fish specials are superb!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome NOLA FoodSeveral people had said that RT's has the best Creole Cajun food in the metropolitan Washington DC area. They are absolutely correct. The portions are large and the flavors and seasonings were absolutely New Orleans. The mixed drinks may not be the best but I don't want to jump to conclusions. I tried the Cajun Martini which i found to be extremely watery so i sen i back and requested it be spiced up. It offers great food in a somewhat run down looking neighborhood near the Birchmeere. We're locals and plan to return often. I highly recomend this place.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our mealWe really enjoyed our meal as the food was really outstanding. The restaurant is fairly heavy on seafood with a New Orleans slant -- gumbo, crayfish and jambalaya are prominent on the menu and everything we sampled was truly wonderful. The atmosphere is not posh -- a number of booths and tables, modest decorations consisting of strange three dimensional drawings, etc., but the servers are very knowledgeable about the choices and the food marvelous.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Glad to ReturnNo matter how many times we come with the intention of trying some of the other great-sounding menu items, we always end up with the crawfish etouffe (made the right way with a dark roux and no tomato)and the shrimp and crawfish beignets. Both are perfection! Did try the catfish topped with etouffe this time -- generous portion, clean-tasting fish. Only the key lime pie was a bit wan. Polite and attentive service but never pushy or intrusive. Well-chosen wine list with much smaller mark-ups than any other restaurants'.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only restaurant I haveThe only restaurant I have found outside of New Orleans that could actually be in New Orleans, and so many try! This keeps up year after year. I have two Louisiana native friends who wholeheartedly agree.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMRT's is one of the few CajunRT's is one of the few Cajun eateries aside from Popeye's, which doesn't count,in the Northern VA area. The food is very flavorful with the spices not being overdone. The service is attentive but not overpowering. Apon entering you are greeted by the manager, Jennifer, who makes you feel welcome and appreciated for patronizing their restaurant. The restaurant isn't fancy, but if it is the food you are going for, you won't be disappointed.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Notch DiningSince it replaced a neighborhood dive some three decades ago, RT's has consistently served delicious, attractive food in the style of the great old restaurants of New Orleans, Chicago, and San Francisco - paneling, professional wait staff and bartenders, top notch chefs, and original dishes with plenty of flavor.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRTs is a Gem!I absolutely LOVE RTs. I am not from the Washington DC/Alexandria area, I am actually from Birmingham, Alabama, but I came back to the area just for RTs. I know that may sound crazy but it's a fact. The Acadian Peppered Shrimp and Gumbo are my favorites!!!!! This is one of my favorite restaurants in the country! I've been 3 times now and I tell everyone I know about it! Keep providing excellent service and excellent food! It does not go unnoticed!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemVery good authentic Cajun food. The service is friendly and timely.
Cozy feeling at the bar as well as the dining area. Good mix of people. Laid back atmosphere.1/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty GoodWe arrived at RT's and thought we were at a cafeteria. The tables were split between the bar area and the back room. Thinking our food was going to match the atmosphere, we were totally caught off guard. It was excellent and we were pleasantly suprized. I remember it being good but because i waited to long writing the review i can't describe the food. Sorry!12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM