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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (97)romantic (48)notable wine list (45)fit for foodies (39)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (20)vibrant bar scene (15)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (12)great for lunch (11)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great Food/Very Expensive
    ffrancois
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was great and the service was fine. It is a very nice atmosphere but the bar being so close and open to the dining room made it a little louder than it needed to be. The prices are very high despite the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Gem
    enjoydining
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We dined here for restaurant week and had my 94 years young mother with us as well as our three high school kids. The selection was great and the food was wonderful. All the entrees were cooked to perfection. It' hard to please mom but she really enjoyed her blue crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great RW Dinner
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went for restaurant week and really enjoyed the filet, chicken breast, and crabcake special along with Caesar salads. Service and attentiveness is always great. Areally nice dinner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!!!
    Gayle
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As usual, we are never disappointed. Megan always ensures we have a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week surprise
    SnickersVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our entire party did the Restaurant Week menu and we were all very happy with our choices. everything was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls Night Out
    Dana
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a great time! Service & food fabulous. The Fairfax location is by far the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • #1 Restaurant
    renee1021
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Saturday, August 16, 2014 was my first time going to Ruth's Chris Steak House. I have heard about the restaurants for years but never had the opportunity to dine there until restaurant week. The food, service, and ambience was outstanding. I could hear myself talk but couldn't hear everything that was going on around me. I just love that a man in a suit brought my food to me Ladies (single that is) the men are very good looking. I know what does that have to do with the food. I'm actually planning to take my son and to go a few more time before the weather goes south. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that how great everything was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruth's Chris - Fairfax, VA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Second trip to this location. First trip, my dad received the wrong main dish so he had to wait while his main dish was sent back. We were there for his birthday, embarrassing. Second trip, every time food arrived, it had to be moved like a merry-go-round and shifted because the food was placed in front of the wrong person. The last straw on trip 2 was a Ruth's Filet I ordered coming in a "To Go" bag when I ordered it to eat at the table. It was even overcooked. The waiter fixed everything but again, why can't it be right on the first try? Too bad too that this location did away with their French press for coffee - it was excellent coffee. More is expected and more should be delivered from a Ruth's though than this location manages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very big and crowded
    Norm
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Was here for Restaurant week diner and seated next to the kitchen door which operated like a bee hive in front of me. LOTS of traffic which was distracting and also had to listen to the table next to me that had a non stop talker who loved what he had to share. Steak was perfectly cooked along with the stuffed chicken breast. Garlic potatoes did not have the rich flavor that I expected. Menu items were way out of my budget but the Restaurant week prices were a good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Anniversary so US!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was our anniversary, and we love to have a great meal at Ruth's Chris Steak House for the occasion. They repeated their quality food and service for us again this year. They sprinkled Happy Anniversary sparkles on the table and even brought a special Happy Anniversary surprise and offered to take our picture to commemorate our celebration. Great night!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and Good Service
    FoodieAtHeart
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was great and the atmosphere as always was terrific. The only critique I had is that they were fairly slow to get our drink order to us, which we had to remind them about after 10+ minutes; everything else about the service was beyond reproach (water was kept filled, we were asked if we wanted more bread, they cleared dishes quickly)
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific!
    MCPO
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great as usual! Service and food phenomenal! The very best in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite Meal
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My friends and I went to Ruth Chris for Restaurant at the Gov't Center in Fair Lakes, Va. We liked all the options to select from off the menu for Restaurant week but the Mixed Grill (crab cake, chicken and 4 oz filet) was fantastic. All of us raved how good everything was and the meat was cooked to perfection. We each chose a different side and the portions were great for sharing. Our serve was friendly, knowledgeable and kind. I would definitely recommend Ruth Chris to all family and friends and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so Special Evening
    DBEEVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have been going to Ruth's for several years now. This was our first disappointing visit. The escargot artichoke appetizer was tasteless. Besides containing only 3 escargot (not worth even close to $13) the temperature of the sauce was almost lukewarm. The service was uneven. Our salads were brought out immediately while we had barely started on the escargot. Then we waited several minutes between the salads and entrees. The desserts came eventually. We dined early (5:00pm) so maybe the service was unevendue to a larger crowd than expected during restaurant week. However, there was no excuse for the escargot appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    wm44
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Fantastic experience! Thanks for making our evening terrific. Food and service were other-worldly. See you soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A restaurant for a special occasion
    UsedToBeaRedHead
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    If you go to Ruth's Chris Steak House for a meal you know what you expect, and they don't disappoint. The ambience, the service the food, all first rate. Just bring a deep wallet as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    Brenda
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ruth's Chris is never a disappointment. Excellent service and attention to detail makes it an outstanding dining experience. The special touches they added for my husband's birthday made it a very special evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good start but weak after...
    t8teVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Server was extremely pleasant and attentive when we first arrived, but things went south later, I'm afraid. He seemed to never be around when we needed something, and he did a very poor job at monitoring our drinks - we were constantly asking for water/tea/soda refills, not to mention the several alcoholic drinks we had, one of which, never came after ordering it. Not the usual service for Ruth's Chris.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing food
    tsb8m
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My wife and I visited for our anniversary. RC is not a normal place we visit, so it was a treat to go. The service was very excellent and attentive all night. We ordered the bbq shrimp as an app which was good, but small. My wife ordered the 12oz ribeye and was mostly happy with it. I ordered the 16oz ribeye and was very disappointed. It was extremely fatty and appeared to be an end piece. Her 12oz ribeye was much nicer and we ended up about the same amt. of steak. Found myself wishing I was eating a steak for a 1/3 of the price at Longhorn instead. Sweet potato casserole was very good. Asparagus was limp and tasteless; hollandaise sauce was bland. We received a free dessert for our anniversary; the cheesecake was good, but nothing amazing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just right
    Chrgerhino
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Just like Goldilocks, when you eat here everything is "just right"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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
  • 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.