- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Nice Grilled Salmon Salad
fennel, anchovy, roasted peppers, crisp potato, farm egg, nicoise olive aioli, green beans, frisee, arugula, red wine vinaigrette
roasted potatoes, squash, brussels sprouts, kale, peppers, poached egg, mustard seed cream
Not as good as last visits. The hanger steak was tough and the burgers not cooked as ordered. The cornbread excellent as usual. The ribs succulent.
Enjoyed the food, service was friendly if slow on a busy pre-holiday, but it is very hard to carry on a conversation. Everything tasted homemade! Can't wait to come back.
Great restaurant, food was outstanding, especially loved my brussel sprout side dish and cookies and ice cream dessert. Very yummy!!
Although it claims to a diner, I've never been to a diner like Ruthie's all day. The food was very, very good with a some dishes worthy of fine dining. Great bar.
We were coming from Charlottesville, VA, for a concert in Alexandria, and wanted to have a special meal with special friends—one of whom we learned was actually his birthday the next day! So it was perfect, and their choice!
We loved the selection of food which was both broad and eclectic, while also familiar and intriguing! Love, love, love the corn bread (gorgeous heap of butter on it’s crown!), and the unexpected twist on a favorite of mine, the hushpuppies (was that shrimp in there?), SO good! The burger and fries were great, and others who got the Cobb Salad, duck, and bbq were all exclaiming and sharing amongst themselves! (A family, so did so safely!) We had one of every dessert—Butterscotch Pudding! Who knew!? What a fun basic but yummy comfort food! The Apple Crisp and Campfire Cookies and Ice Cream were equally as yummy and comforting as they were delicious!
And it all allowed us a sweet and yummy opportunity to catch up. The wait staff, while attentive and sensitive and showed up at all the perfect times with food or refills, were also perceptive and heard us exclaiming about the birthday at the table and included a candle for our birthday dad at the table! A perfect evening and meal together. Best part was not having to cook and just showing up! Prices were reasonable and service was great! The confidence and relief to have our spot reserved through Open Table allowed me to focus on other details related to our trip! It was great to know that was taken care of! And the app allowed me to easily share info with others in our party! It’s come a long way since I last used it when living in DC! (And pre-Covid!) All went smoothly! Thanks to the Ruthie’s All Day staff and Open Table for making our sweet reunion possible, enjoyable, and seamless! Bravo!
The food is good. My main thought is the relatively narrow food menu. Lots more beer and alcohol options which is fun for happy hour.
Very good food. That means everything from first course to dessert.
RAD is a very cool spot with great food. The staff is friendly and responsive. The food was great. My husband's branzino was smoky and delicious, my daughter's salmon was moist and perfectly cooked, and my chicken sandwich was delectable. We ate an early dinner to try to avoid crowds and it worked, and the staff was good about spacing out the tables.
The food is delicious! And reasonably priced! A tad too busy so you need to flag the waiter.
One of our favorite places--the food is always delicious and the service is good. Love the ambiance as well.
Great food and always a good vibe. Todd the owner rocks!
My friend and I had the best brunch there, service was a little slow. But the food was spectacular and worth the wait. I wish we there was an option on open table to sit inside.
Great selections for brunch ! So clean & bright & spacious. Very friendly and competent staff. Delicious & unique
As usual the food was outstanding. We come here about every two weeks. The one thing we have been noticing is for some reason that getting drinks and tea or coffee takes a long time and refills take even longer.
Great food but it IS loud.
Nice ladies front of the house let us seat early & change from outdoor to indoor COLD evening! Old Bay Shrimp Curry Mac & Cheese Brussels Cookies & ice cream ALL delish Server so attentive! Visiting Dad in VA from CA Spent day caring for him Nice treat bro & sis for hard days work! Thank you Ruthie’s for making our day a little sweeter!
I tried the pork BBQ sandwich instead of the pork BBQ entree. The meat was dry unlike the meat I have eaten on the entree. Forget the sandwich, go for the platter.
I am taking teenage grandchildren for breakfast over the holidays. We are looking forward to trying breakfast.
This has become my go-to, favorite restaurant. I love everything about it. The food is outstanding and it's a good value. Love the vibe there.
Salmon was excellent but potatoes in potato salad a bit undercooked and in desperate need of salt. Noise isn't as bad as my first visit and appears they have installed sound absorption panels in the ceiling but needs a little something more because it is still on the noisy side. Floor is slick so be careful in heels!
Very good food, a little more than we we would usually spend for a lunch. Good service. Very noisy, probably because there is nothing to absorb sound since the floors are concrete and the decor very minimalistic. We will go back. The food was delicious. Loved the deviled eggs and the brisket Sammis. The fries were excellent and the burger was the best I had in a long time.
If you are looking for a restaurant that has great food at reasonable prices, terrific service and awesome energy and vibe, look no further than Ruthie's!!! You will be impressed!!!
Perfect! Highly recommend
My girlfriends and I had a very good dining experience. The food was wonderful and our service was attentive. I was happy that we were seated in one of the side rooms since the main dining area was noisy.
Look forward to going again to try out other menu items!
It was great to sit outside.
Food and service were excellent. Definitely will be a regular.
Food was excellent. Service was a little slow but the restaurant was very busy. A little too noisy for my liking but overall a nice experience.
Liked the opportunity to create my own combination of foods.
Ruthie’s is an outstanding restaurant. Go!
Great and great for leftovers today! We are visiting from Chesapeake for the second time
Noise level was a real problem. Fried chicken added to my salad was dry and even a bit tough. Salad would have been better with more dressing; next time I'd ask to get it on the side.
Great food with large portions. Come hungry or be ready to take some home.
Friend and I tried both entrees and 4 sides; portions are more than enough for one, and all really well done. You gat a tasty roll, so biscuits although excellent with a jam on the side may be a bit much; we shared. Butterscotch pudding was delicious. Bustling at lunch with nice open ambiance so reservations recommended.
Fabulous food and service!! Worth making the trip into Virginia!! Everything about our dining experience was top notch, we highly recommend it.
Our party enjoyed yet another terrific meal at Ruthie's. The grilled octopus appetizer is the best octopus appetizer in the D.C. area, and it is still a bargain at $15. The moist and tender grilled halibut, with two side dishes, was also an excellent value. The mac'n'cheese has become my wife's favorite side dish. No need to go to Clarendon; no need to go to Shirlington; no need to cross the river. Just head to Ruthie's for an outstanding meal!