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
96 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (73)special occasion (59)romantic (45)notable wine list (27)good for groups (21)fit for foodies (20)vibrant bar scene (7)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a beautiful setting for a special occasion. The staff went out of their way to make it a memorable affair. The staff greeted my wife with a happy birthday then showed us to a table already decorated with birthday scatters. Sam, our very attentive waiter also extended birthday greetings. A special touch was Sam taking a photo, printing it and inserting in a birthday memory folio. I would be remiss if I did not compliment the chef and kitchen staff for the wonderful food. The crabtini and shrimp appetizers were delicious and presented with flair. The petit filets were done to perfection and the loaded baked potato scrumptious as was the creamed spinach. A tasty birthday dessert topped off the meal and a most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Anniversary to remember
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    After 32 years, Anniversaries seem to sneak up on you. This resulted in a last minute reservation. We were graciously received and made to feel welcomed as special guest from everyone from the Valet parking attendant, Hostess, Waiter and servers. Our request for a window seat was accommodated and when the hostess found out we were celebrating our Anniversary we were congratulated and our table was sprinkled with red Happy Anniversary confetti which added to the ambience of the setting. The service was efficient and attentive and the food very good and cooked to perfection. At the end of our meal we received complimentary a specially created desert. The evening was definitely one to remember.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    SCinNY
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Excellent steak with an outstanding view of the city. The restaurant made special arrangements for us to celebrate a birthday, which was a great touch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion...special evening!
    lisabee
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The meal at Ruth's Chris was to celebrate a family birthday; I noted that in the reservation, and asked if we might have a window table. Our party was very, very graciously accommodated !! The meal was wonderful; filets were cooked to order, and melt-in-your-mouth tender. Very attentive staff...all in all, a super evening for a very special B-day celebration !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was lacking
    dceaterVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It took 20 minutes for someone to take our order. I had to ask another server to place our order because our waiter was chatting with some lady at the bar. He never came to check on us and then took forever to bring the check. I immediately put my credit card in the sleeve but the server was busy talking with the the hostess. Spent at least an extra 45 mins there waiting for the server. Probably won't return because of it. The view is unique but not worth the bad service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful View
    BeautifulView
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The table was sprinkled with "happy anniversary" glitter and the view was lovely. Ruth's Chris is a great place for a special occasion dinner, and the inclusive menu options reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Ruth Chris in DC Area
    Bond45
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Outstanding experience, really great food and dining experience. Best Ruth Chris in Tri-state area (D.C. VA and MD).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    jcah3VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is one of my top 5 best places to eat in the DC area. The views are spectacular and second to none and the food is to die for !!!!!!! I tell all of my friends to come here and none of them have been disappointed!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's not what it used to be.....
    ClassyGirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was a special occasion for two very dear friends. The meal seemed rushed; the food was average and the ambiance was nothing more than average. The meal was way over priced for the bland experience it turned out to be.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a Special Night Out!
    AJCheaves
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was my wife's first time here as we were celebrating our 21st Wedding Anniversary! The food and service were terrific and specifically our steaks were "Out Of This World"! Thanks to Robert for taking good care of us on our special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Room with a view
    tbone
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food, great service and magnificent views of Potomac river, DC, and the Nations Capital.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointed
    JohnPVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    When I arrived they had already seated my guest in an area just off the bar. This area not conducive to business discussion as was off to the side of the bar area. because it was going to be a slow night they were not seating anyone elsewhere in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 11th Anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was the perfect spot to have our anniversary dinner. The food was excellent and the wait staff was attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back to school
    GDad
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I took our grandson and his girlfriend to Ruth's Chris for a back to college dinner. Arlington is a great loaction with a view of Regan Airport. Sam, our waiter, was very professional. Perfect pace on the meal, friendly and knowledgable about the menu. As usual the steaks at Ruth's Chris are excellent. Very tender and cooked to the proper temperature. We had a very nice time and the kids enjoyed their feast prior to going off to college and eating cafeteria food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly Affordable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Of course I've been to Ruth's Chris before. But with the addition of the Classic menu, you can have three courses and wine with dinner for around $100.00. I call that a bargain. The views are nice, but the food and service remain great. Best part is that it's not much of a compromise off the regular menu. Kudos, it's not just for special occasions anymore.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great but late
    Nebbo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food came very late other than that every thing was perfect
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Under staffed
    LuvGreatMeal
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have dine at this Ruth's Chris many times and received outstanding service. I did not know it was restaurant week in Arlington. The family and I was going out to have a good meal. We where seated and here is where the experience change from previous visits. It took 15 minutes before our server to acknowledge we existed. I question the time, because he passed the table several times. He stated we are real busy. He got better over time, but I think the whole restaurant was operating on that theme. Medium well steak come out bloody....sent it back twice and the garlic mushed potatoes where loose....to much butter I will give them another shot. Everybody have a bad day. Usually a 5 Star experience all the way
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a dissapointment....
    jaf2033VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were on a time crunch and let the server know we had a pork allergy. Even after asking for the chipotle fingerling potatoes without bacon, they definitely had bacon. But it doesn't stop there. We ordered two ribeyes medium, and we got them well done. Absolutely awful, grainy meat with less than spectacular service. No recovery from above mentioned issues with dinner. Eddie, however was nice but he wasn't even our actual server. It was quite comical that the server asked if he could upgrade our desserts to a larger selection given the temp issues. Seriously?? I came to a steakhouse to eat over cooked steak...view was nice but I would not come back. Manager did not recover situation either.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrible service
    dineout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Hostess was not pleasant, There were plenty of open tables and she sat us at a table where it was not completely set up for a new group. We did not receive those silverware and complete set up until we got out first course. It was just very annoying to come here when I haven't been to a Ruth Chris in years to have a bad customer service experience. Should have went to Mortons or STK. Crystal City Ruth Chris location is better for group events and parties. (We went in a group of 4). The food was just OK, the side items came out cold.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Ruth's Chris. The staff was great and made us feel special. Dinner was fantastic as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always our favorite!
    JDM225VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We always make it a point to dine at Ruth's Chris when in DC. The Crystal City location is the best one anywhere. The view is fabulous particularly from the bar room. We always ask for the center table in that room and it's always pretty special. Teddy is our usual server and we always enjoy the service, flavors, smells, and the fantastic experience. All this seems to make the steaks taste better than the other RCs too for some reason. Check it out - you'll be glad you did!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Marbleman
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The sign outside is somewhat misleading but some helpful people directed us to the correct building and the elevator. The restaurant is on the 11th floor with a great view into the Capitol. The food offerings are predictable for a steakhouse but the service is definitely great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Tanker
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I was have an excellent time at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David
    SuckerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My server David let me order an after-dinner cognac that cost $300+ dollars without a price being found on the dessert menu and without saying a word to me. I held my integrity, paid my bill and tipped him accordingly but I will NEVER go back to this place. There are better steaks that aren't fried in butter to be found in the area.
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  • Great View
    69erVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our table overlooked the Airport and it was neat watching the planes land and take off, we also say boats in the river in the background. Most of all the food was outstanding! Great Filet Mignon, service was also very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Sat at the front windows facing Regan Nat & the Potomac River, could not have been a better view of the city and surrounding area. Great views from the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great all the way!
    ArtsLover
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We celebrated our 10th wedding Anniv. Made to feel like king and queen. Perfect romantic red plush booth banquette with decor for occasion and special desert on the house. Of course the steaks were perfect. Thanks, Ruth Chris Arlington!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Satisfied
    BahHumbug
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ruth's Chris is a dependable brand that consistently delivers excellent quality food. The steaks are excellent. The crab cakes not so much so and the Lobster Mac N Cheese underwhelming. I forgot my number one rule - if you are going to t great steakhouse - order a steak. With Ruth's Chris - that rule stands firm. The service is a bit 'overbearing.' Not sure if they are insecure - great places have very confident service but do not try to 'dominate' the customers. As I reflect - overbearing is the best way to describe my perception of the service. Fortunately - it sdoesn't bother me much to dine with 'know-it-alls."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner, view & service!
    Brunch
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We go to Ruth's Chris about 10 times a year and we bring family and friends. This time, we got a table by the wondw overlooking the Potomac and our DC landmarks so view was great. Then we met Henry, our server who was truly outstanding. Of course, the porterhouse for 2 and the filet we're made to perfection. Overall a great experience thanks to the team who prepared our food and to Henry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    chowtime
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My date was very pleased with the dining choice I made for her this weekend. The meal was very good and the bread pudding was to die for. I'm sure we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot for a date night
    GKell
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were able to score a table by the window which was pretty sweet. The service was excellent as always and the food was ridiculously good. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service poor
    Postrawb
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Normally a great place but service was poor and we had kids which were great but the waiters were out off by us having children with us. Food was great but again surprised by lack of service and attitude.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service.
    Lovestheindustry12
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We came to celebrate an anniversary, I knew the food would be good. I knew the view would be nice. I knew the wine list would hold a number of great selections, what I didn't know was how much a server could enhance the experience. Teddy is the person to ask for if you are dining at Ruth Chris. He truly opened my eyes, as someone who works in the restaurant industry- to how much service can enhance a dining experience. Thank you so much for an amazing, memorable anniversary celebration!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David was GREAT!!
    Pucki
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Up to Ruth's Chris Standard
    C2RomeVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expect from Rith
    ServiceEnthusiast
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful! Wonderful!
    DoinwhatcomesnaturallyVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • alwaysgood
    luvthelobsterstarter
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience. Consistently great food, service and views.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate