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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3499/Arlington
  • Phone: (703) 979-7275
  • 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 (877) 774-4094

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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "David provided out of this world service. He made my wife's bday party a true memorable night!! Thank You David for being so special with everyone in my party. I will indeed come back for my own bday. Thanks!! N"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Was sadly disappointed in the exceptionally poor quality of my steak. I have long been a fan and routinely patronize Ruth's Chris several times a year but this last dining experience was so bad that it is doubtful I will return. I ordered a petit filet medium rare and not only was the steak poorly (under) cooked, the quality of the meat itself was the worst I've been served at a Chris restaurant; full of connective tissue; didn't cut well even with a steak knife. The staff returned it and brought a second filet that was a much better cut of beef but it was cooked even less than the first one. I boxed it after two bites and grilled it the next day for 5 min - was perfect. Sad when Sam's Club steaks are better than Ruth's Chris."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was my second time at this location, and everything was a miss. My waiter was in attentive and unknowledgeable. My steak did not arrive sizzling on the skillet. Even simple things like getting bread to the table took 20 minutes. For the price, I expect much more, and I was truly disappointed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "David and the rest of the service team did a great job helping my wife and I celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. From some foil confetti on the table, which said Happy Anniversary, to the nice dessert that was also personalized, we had a wonderful time!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Ruth's Chris is always consistent, in the best possible sense. The food is always incredible, and the service top-notch. We always find a Ruth's Chris for special occasions no matter where we are in the world. This Ruth's Chris has a bit less ambiance than most since it overlooks Reagan Airport. Otherwise, an excellent choice for a romantic night out or special occasion."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience. Consistently great food, service and views."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "the food was outstanding, however, the service was a little lacking."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband & I went there for his birthday and it was great! The servers were great & the steak was to die for!!!!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was good , the service was horrible not acceptable thought it would have been better"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have always love Ruth Chris. We go for their steaks. They are the best in Washington DC"
    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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "My dinning experience at Ruth Chris was remarkable. The service was outstanding! Can't wait until I am able to go back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Excellent steak restaurant. Friendly service. Close to all the Chrystal City Hotels with a nice view if DC. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I had a beautiful night. The staff was very attentive, polite and courteous. The food was delightful."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Awesome spot. Food was great & so was the service. Will be going back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014