Amazing food and service as usual. We had a large party two young children with us and they were very welcoming.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are outstanding!
Everything on RT's menu is superb! The staff is attentive and knowledgeable about their menu. There are ALWAYS great specials! The scallops wrapped in bacon are insane, as are their crab cakes! ANYTHING CAJUN is authentic and delicious. Their desserts always tempting. They fix a great cocktail too! Make reservations and you won't be disappointed... ever!
Service was excellent and food was very good. Not quite what we expected from the menu description, but the Seafood Norman was very tasty and portions were plentiful. Will definitely be coming back soon.
Food was exactly what a remember from 10 yrs ago. And pecan pie is amazing
This was the first time we went for lunch at RT's. We have been many times for dinner. As usual, the food was wonderful and a good value for what we ordered. My Smothered Catfish was wonderful. The portion was good and it was cooked to perfection! Lots of shrimp in the etouffe'. My husband had the Crab and Shrimp Etouffe' and he said it was fantastic! I snarfed a taste and it was! The service was perfect! The ambiance was lovely and we could have a nice conversation during our meal and not hear the conversation at the next table. Just a great place for lunch or dinner!
Appetizers were decent, service was decent, food is just bland and not authentic. Was hoping for more flavor.
Pleasant place to go, although my companion thought it rather noisy though I did not.
We arrived at 6 and were seated quickly. We ordered drinks and all were made with fresh ingredients. We ordered dinner and literally 10 minutes later the food arrived. Never seen a meal served this quickly!! Food was great, tender and full of flavor. Would recommend for anyone who enjoys barbecue.
Very Good as always. Don’t like sitting in the back dining room tho and it was hot until they turned up the a/c. The neighborhood is dirty.
RT's is a gem. We have been here a few times over the past several years, but as it is not particularly near our home, we don;t get there often. This was a birthday dinner and RT's was the perfect spot. The noise level is low making conversation easy. The service is friendly and attentive without being in your face. And the food is always terrific. RT's puts a Creole twist on every dish, like topping fried green tomatoes with lump crab in cream sauce.
RTs never disappoints their food is always on point, great flavor, perfect food temperature when served.
We had friends come to town and RTs has been an excellent choice for seafood, value and convenience.
We had a fabulous meal and our waiter was so helpful.
You can never go wrong at RT's. Food is great, service is fast and friendly, and your money goes a long way there.
RT's is always excellent. Consistently delicious food from the apps to dessert. Do not expect a swanky interior but get ready for good service followed by a yummy meal.
Excellent Cajun cuisine in a delightful casual atmosphere. This is not one of the King Street places, but it is so worth it to get off the usual path a little. Easy parking is an added bonus.
First time at RT’s and it will be my last. I just didn’t feel comfortable the moment I walked in. It’s a tad bit too cramped for my taste. The service was great but, my smothered catfish was tasteless. The shrimp had a strange after taste. I hate to say this but, during the night I threw it all up! I’ll pass on this one.
Meal was good, service was good. Got exactly as expected. We will return when in area.
We have been eating at RT's for literally decades. It has always been reliable and good to excellent. This is, sadly, no longer true. We had the calamari as an appetizer, something we almost always do. It has always been about the best in town, properly cooked and tender. This time it was greasy and tough. We sent it back. I had the veal chop which is one of my favorites. It was about 2/3 as thick as in the past, and it was so coated with spices that the veal flavor was lost. They need to go back to the old cut and method of preparation used for decades.
I certainly hope Ralph takes note and corrects the food preparation.
It was perfect for a birthday lunch--two birthdays a week apart. While waiting for the 5th person, we ordered two orders of the crawfish & shrimp beignets. Were they wonderful!!! Everybody raved about their entrees--Andouille po-boy, shrimp po-boy, scallops wrapped in bacon, Death by Gumbo and oysters Nezpique. The birthday two shared a chocolate mousse with a birthday candle. Of course, we sang.
I had a wonderful experience at RTs. The food was wonderful, tasted tastes amazing. The portions was a little slim but the food was good.
RT's is my favorite restaurant, a neighborhood gem. I recommend it often to anyone who loves seafood and Cajun, Creole cuisine.
Server was very accommodating and professional. Food was great.
RT's is a totally reliable place to take your favorite friends and family. Never disappoints. Great menu, and food prepared to suit every taste. Highly recommended.
A true taste of New Orleans! Food was flavored to a T! I am coming back for the she crab soup and Kat was a great server as well!
Food was delicious! Excellent choices for the night specials although we went with offerings off menu. Desserts sounded delicious but too full to order any dessert. Certainly would return again.
What a find! Old, established restaurant with a knowledgeable staff. The food was GREAT! The service was excellent. Highly recommended.
always excellent. Cream spinach outstanding. Fried green tomatoes were the only disappointment as it seemed like they were prepared in advance of our order. Fish was outstanding
We had family in town and went to celebrate our daughter’s high school graduation. Started with oysters (yum!), calamari (cold and dried up), friend green tomatoes (very fishy tasting) and beignets (also yum!). Crab cakes were average, parchment seafood was good, steak frites were enjoyed, stuffed shrimp was great.
We love everything about RT's! The food, the servers, the everything! We are moving south so we'll miss it A LOT!!! Particularly the scallops wrapped in bacon and the shrimp & crab etoufee!
Three of us had pork steak, soft shell crabs, pecan crusted haddock. All good. I thought the sides included with the main course were a little skimpy given the price. I did not see, based on the food, what made it a Cajun/creole restaurant as other reviewers have observed.
Rt’s is a “must go” for those who love southern, Cajun and Creole food, it doesn’t get any better than Rt’s.
Exceptional as always!
I had the alligator soup (finely shredded, but I prefer slices or chunks), my husband had the She Crab soup- we enjoyed them both.
I had the Crawfish Étouffee and rice- oh my goodness- mmm, takes me back. I wished the shells were on.
Down side, my husband ordered the fried oysters that weren’t cooked half way or flash cooked but dropped raw into the fryer. He isn’t the type to return something but those were still raw.
Overall we have a nice time.
RT's has become our favorite restaurant. They never cease to please us, great food and great service!
One of our go-to places. Always great food. We went after a show at the Birchmere...got there a half hour before closing. It was quiet, but Cat was behind the bar and she was friendly and gracious and treated us like we were important customers. the chef made me Shrimp Diane, which I love but had been taken off the menu. Excellent experience!
Food was great as always. Our waiter, Smart was excellent in helping make our choices. He even helped me order my favorite dessert, Strawberry/Rhubarb pie which was excellent. Love RT’s. My wife and I always start out with a cup of She Crab soup, the best in town.
An Alexandria treasure. Favored by Presidents and residents alike. Doesn't look like much on the outside but is a treasure inside.
Our favorite. Great food and great service. We do our family dinners and it’s always great.