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RT's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1755 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern

RT's Alexandria's renowned neighborhood restaurant has been the place for fresh seafood in Northern Virginia for over 34 years. RT's has been a fixture on the Washingtonian Magazine's "Top 100 Restaurants" list in the metropolitan area and is one of the highest rated seafood restaurants in the nationally acclaimed "Zagat Survey". Their unique menu features many Creole and Cajun specialties including Jack Daniel's Shrimp, Spicy She-Crab Soup, Crawfish Etouffée , Jambalaya and their popular "Death" by Gumbo . This "Little Gem" is located in the heart of Alexandria only steps away from The Birchmere music hall and not only features a great menu but also has an extensive special list that changes on a weekly basis.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 684-6010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ralph Davis

  • Private party facilities

    Private full service dining room adjacent to main dining room accommodating parties up to 40 people.

  • Private party contact

    George Christou: (844) 988-1651

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Cross street

    Glebe Rd

  • Parking details

    On street - In the shopping center across the street - one block south of restaurant free parking lot

  • Public transit

    Bus at corner of Russell and Mount Vernon Avenue

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Specials of the Day

  • Fresh Jumbo Soft Shell Crabs$29.95

    2 Jumbo Crabs, Sauteed with white wine, lemon, parsley and served over toasted points. Sides: French Fries, Garlic Parsley Rice, Creamed Spinach, Vegetables of the day, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Baked Potato, Loaded Baked Potato $2, Red Beans and Rice $1, Chopped Salad / pick 1 dressing $2.50, Fried Brussel Sprouts $2.50

    • Stuffed Flounder$24.95

      Stuffed Flounder with Crabmeat and Crawfish Imperial, Served in a Crab Butter Cream Sauce. Sides: French Fries, Garlic Parsley Rice, Creamed Spinach, Vegetables of the day, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Baked Potato, Loaded Baked Potato $2, Red Beans and Rice $1, Chopped Salad / pick 1 dressing $2.50, Fried Brussel Sprouts $2.50

      • Andouille Crusted Mahi Mahi$26.95

        Baked and finished with Creole Mustard Sauce. Served on a bed of sauteed spinach. Sides: French Fries, Garlic Parsley Rice, Creamed Spinach, Vegetables of the day, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Baked Potato, Loaded Baked Potato $2, Red Beans and Rice $1, Chopped Salad / pick 1 dressing $2.50, Fried Brussel Sprouts $2.50

        • New York Strip USDA Prime

          14oz USDA Prime, Served with a side salad and one side choice. Side Salad - pick 1 dressing: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, Ceasar Dressing, Jalapeno Dressing, Avocado Vinaigrette, Creole Mustard. Sides: French Fries, Garlic Parsley Rice, Creamed Spinach, Vegetables of the Day, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Baked Potato, Loaded Baked Potato $2, Red Beans and Rice $1, Fried Brussel Sprouts $2.50

          • 14oz$29.95

        Appetizers

        • Crawfish & Shrimp Beignets$10.95

          Served on a Bed of Garlic Aioli

          • Fried Oysters$11.95

            Served over Horseradish Cream Sauce and Fresh Tomato Corn Salsa

            • Jack Daniels Shrimp & Lump Crab$12.95

              Our Specialty for 33 years

              • Southern Fried Calamari$11.95

                With Spicy Cajun Remoulade

                • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon$11.95

                  Drizzled with a Steen's Cane Syrup Glaze & Served on a bed of Cajun Onions Straws

                  • Oysters Rockefeller$12.95

                    Four Oysters Topped with Creamed Spinach, Chopped Bacon and Hollandaise Sauce

                    • Soft Shell Crab Appetizer$14.95

                      One Jumbo Soft Shell Crab Sauteed with white wine, lemon, parsley

                      Soups & Salads

                      • Chicken and Andouille Gumbo$6.95

                        Chicken & "Comeaux" Andouille Sausage Gumbo with Garlic-Parsley Rice

                        • She Crab Soup$6.95

                          Rich & Creamy with a hint of Cajun Spice

                          • Chop Salad$7.95

                            Mix of Chopped Field Greens, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion, Shoepeg Corn & Blue Cheese Crumbles (Balsamic Vinaigrette is suggested with this salad)

                            • Creole Caesar Salad$7.95

                              With House Made Caesar Dressing & Spicy Cornbread Croutons

                              • Mixed Green Salad$5.95

                                Mixed Greens with Cucumber & Cherry Tomatoes

                                • Pan Seared Salmon Salad$19.95

                                  Over Mixed Greens and Tomato Corn Salsa. We suggest Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing

                                  • Pop Corn Shrimp Salad$16.95

                                    Southern Fried Shrimp over Seasonal Greens with Spring Onions & Diced Tomato. We suggest Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

                                    • Fried Oyster Salad$18.95

                                      Maryland Oysters served over Chopped Salad We suggest Creole Mustard Dressing

                                      Sandwiches

                                      • Andouille Sausage Po' Boy$12.95

                                        Grilled Andouille Sausage with provolone cheese, Arugula & Creole Olive Dressing

                                        • Gulf Shrimp Po' Boy$13.95

                                          Fried Shrimp with Garlic Mayo & Cajun Mayo

                                          • Catfish Po' Boy$13.95

                                            Southern Fried Catfish with Garlic Mayo & Cajun Remoulade

                                            • Classic Cheeseburger$11.95

                                              Topped with lettuce, tomato and Mayo

                                              • Crabcake Sandwich$16.95

                                                All Lump Crabmeat with Lettuce & Tomato. Served with Cole Slaw and one side choice

                                                • "Peacemaker" Oyster Loaf$16.95

                                                  Fried Oysters with Lettuce, Tomato, Garlic Mayo and Cajun Remoulade

                                                  • Tennesse Sour-Mash Pork BBQ$11.95

                                                    Made with a touch of Jack Daniels

                                                    • Soft Shell Crab Sandwich$16.95

                                                      Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Lettuce, Tomato and Garlic Mayo. Served with Cole Slaw and one side choice

                                                      Entrees

                                                      • All Lump Crab Cakes$26.95

                                                        Broiled or Pan Sauteed Served with Coleslaw and one side option

                                                        • Crawfish Etouffee$19.95

                                                          "Smothered" Cajun Style with a Rich Dark Roux, Served with Rice

                                                          • "Death" by Gumbo$24.95

                                                            Shrimp, Oysters, Lump Crab, Crawfish Tails and Andouille Sausage Served with Rice

                                                            • Maryland Fried Oysters$26.95

                                                              An RT's Specialty. Served with Cole Slaw and one side option

                                                              • New Orleans Steak Frites$24.95

                                                                10 oz USDA Angus Choice Flat Iron Served with a side salad and one side choice

                                                                • Oysters Nezpique$26.95

                                                                  Maryland Fried Oysters Topped with Lump Crab & Tasso Ham Etouffe Served with Rice

                                                                  • Pasta Jambalaya$19.95

                                                                    Gulf Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Pork, Chicken and Penne Pasta

                                                                    • Shrimp and Grits$22.95

                                                                      Gulf Shrimp Sauteed with Garlic, Spring Onions, Tasso Ham, Chopped Tomatoes & Fresh Basil, Served over Andouille Cheese Grits

                                                                      • Shrimp & Crab Etouffee$20.95

                                                                        Sauteed Shrimp & Lump Crabmeat, Served with Rice

                                                                        • Shrimp Norman$20.95

                                                                          Fried Gulf Shrimp & Jumbo Lump Crab Etouffe Served with Rice

                                                                          • Smothered Catfish$20.95

                                                                            Fried and Topped with Shrimp Etouffe. Served with Rice

                                                                            • Southern Fried Catfish$19.95

                                                                              Lightly Dusted in Corn Flour Served with Cole Slaw and one side option

                                                                              • Spicy Pecan Crusted Chicken$19.95

                                                                                Topped with Spicy Gulf Shrimp & Creole Mustard Sauce

                                                                                • Spicy Pecan Crusted Haddock$24.95

                                                                                  Topped with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat & Creole Mustard Sauce

                                                                                  • Pan Seared Salmon$23.95

                                                                                    Served on a bed of Horseradish Cream and Topped with tomato Corn Salsa

                                                                                    • Spicy Crawfish Red Beans/Rice$19.95

                                                                                      Sauteed with Tasso Ham, Garlic Spring Onions and Cajun Spices

                                                                                      • Crawfish N Lump Crab Catahoula$22.95

                                                                                        Sauteed with Garlic, Spring Onions in an Andouille-Cheddar Cream Sauce, Served with Rice

                                                                                        Sides & Extras

                                                                                        • Baked Potato$4.95

                                                                                          • Cole Slaw$3.95

                                                                                            • French Fries$4.95

                                                                                              • Fried Brussell Sprouts$6.95

                                                                                                • Garlic Parsley Rice$3.95

                                                                                                  • Red Beans and Rice$5.95

                                                                                                    • Vegetables of the Day$5.95

                                                                                                      • Cajun Chef Green Hot Sauce$7.00

                                                                                                        12 oz bottle for real Cajun Flavor!!

                                                                                                        • Creamed Spinach$4.95

                                                                                                          Kids Corner

                                                                                                          • Catfish Sandwich$6.95

                                                                                                            Served with Fries & Tartar Sauce

                                                                                                            • Chicken Nuggets$6.95

                                                                                                              Served with Fries

                                                                                                              • Mac N Cheese$6.95

                                                                                                                • Popcorn Shrimp$6.95

                                                                                                                  Served with Fries

                                                                                                                  Desserts

                                                                                                                  • Creole Bread Pudding$6.95

                                                                                                                    Served with a Bailey's Irish Cream Toffee Sauce

                                                                                                                    • Key Lime Pie$7.95

                                                                                                                      A Tart, Creamy Classic with Fresh Blueberry Compote

                                                                                                                      • Chocolate Mousse$6.95

                                                                                                                        With Rich Belgian Chocolate

                                                                                                                        • Coconut Cake Melvin$6.95

                                                                                                                          Soaked with Dark Rum and Topped with Toasted Coconut

                                                                                                                          • Southern Pecan Pie$7.95

                                                                                                                            Served with Chantilly Cream on the side

                                                                                                                            • Whole Key Lime Pie$35.00

                                                                                                                              A Tart, Creamy Classic with Fresh Blueberry Compote. (6-8 Servings)

                                                                                                                              • Whole Pecan Pie$35.00

                                                                                                                                6-8 Servings

                                                                                                                                Cocktails

                                                                                                                                • Sazerac

                                                                                                                                  Rye Whiskey, Peychaud & Angostura Bitters, Simple Syrup & Pernod. 2-3 Servings

                                                                                                                                  • 12oz$20.00
                                                                                                                                • Cosmopolitan

                                                                                                                                  Vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice. 2-3 servings

                                                                                                                                  • 12 oz$20.00
                                                                                                                                • Watermelon Cooler

                                                                                                                                  Refreshing summer cocktail made with White Rum, Fresh Watermelon, Strawberries and hint of mint, topped with Rose Cider (1 qt makes 5 Cocktails)

                                                                                                                                  • 1 Quart$30.00
                                                                                                                                • Hurricane

                                                                                                                                  A New Orleans Favorite Cocktail !!! Bacardi, Myers Dark Rum, Our Own Passion Fruit Mix, Grenadine. (1 qt makes 5 cocktails)

                                                                                                                                  • 1 Quart$30.00
                                                                                                                                • Bayou Red Sangria

                                                                                                                                  RT's Red Sangria Special, with Ginger, Lemon and Grapefruit (1 qt makes 5 cocktails)

                                                                                                                                  • 1 Quart$25.00

                                                                                                                                Beers

                                                                                                                                • Abita - Purple Haze$5.00

                                                                                                                                  Raspberry Lager

                                                                                                                                  • Blue Point-Toasted Amber Lager$3.00

                                                                                                                                    • Lost Coast Brewery$4.00

                                                                                                                                      Tangerine Wheat Ale

                                                                                                                                      • Miller Light$4.00

                                                                                                                                        • Stone IPA$5.00

                                                                                                                                          This Golden Beauty explodes with Citrusy Flavor and Hop Aromas, Balanced by a Subtle Malt Character

                                                                                                                                          Non Alcoholic

                                                                                                                                          • Abita Root Beer$3.00

                                                                                                                                            • Barrett's Ginger Beer$3.00

                                                                                                                                              • Saratoga$3.00

                                                                                                                                                Sparkling Water

                                                                                                                                                1/2 Price Wines

                                                                                                                                                • Etude "Lyric" Pinot Noir ('16) Santa Barbara County$19.95

                                                                                                                                                  This elegant wine has flavors of tart blackberry, cranberry, clove & vanilla

                                                                                                                                                  • Arrowood ('16) Cabernet - Sonoma County$24.00

                                                                                                                                                    Full and rich with flavors of black fruits, dark cherry and wet stone, with a peppery finish

                                                                                                                                                    • Caligiore ('13) Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina$27.00

                                                                                                                                                      This estate single vineyard organic wine is made from vines planted over 100 years ago

                                                                                                                                                      • Ferrari-Carano ('18) Fume Blanc - Sonoma County$18.00

                                                                                                                                                        Fresh and Crisp with flavors of peach, mango & melon, highlighted with lemon, apple & grapefruit

                                                                                                                                                        • Bollini ('18) Rose - Italy$19.00

                                                                                                                                                          Made from 100% Pinot Grigio, this wine is dry and delicate with clean fruit flavors and a hint of minerality

                                                                                                                                                          • Santa Rita 120 ('19) Chardonay - Reserva Especial - Chile$14.00

                                                                                                                                                            The 120 Chardonay has a crisp, fresh, un-oaked style. It's aroma and flavors recall tropical fruit mingled with green apple and an alluring hint of zesty orange peel

                                                                                                                                                            Last updated: February 3, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                            4.7
                                                                                                                                                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                            • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                                            • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                            • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                                                                              Staff seated us early, food and service was great and atmosphere was casual and inviting. Always a great eating experience at this restaurant.

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                                                                                                                                                              Always an enjoyable experience! Food is great, service is attentive and we always feel welcome 🤗

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                                                                                                                                                              SuellenW

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Great food & service. Great regular menu and lots of specials. Excellent New Orleans food in North Delray!

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                                                                                                                                                              food

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                                                                                                                                                              Food was excellent and not overpriced.

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                                                                                                                                                              CarolH

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              We have been to RT’s on many occasions. However, the last was a big disappointment. The server (main one) only came to our table when we ordered and about 30min after our entree arrived. We couldn’t flag anyone down to tell them our food arrived cold. They replaced it with burnt food and the side dish after about 30 more minutes…the main dish was already finished. When we come we always have drinks, app’s and main dishes. The portion for the red fish was approx 3/4” wide and 4 inches long. It was much less than the last visit, less than a month ago. Previously, we had impeccable service and food. Most likely we won’t come back as the food value has diminished, as has the service…and cold food shouldn’t be a consideration at that price.

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              This place made me feel like I was in New Orleans the food was soo good oysters were huge and so fresh!

                                                                                                                                                            8. NV

                                                                                                                                                              NoVAfoodlover

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                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                              Still a great local place for good seafood. The crab cakes and the RT's Special crab are both very well done.

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                                                                                                                                                              DarylA

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                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              One of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. The food was excellent, the server was knowledgeable and attentive, and we paid a fair price for the fare. The Jack Daniels shrimp was outstanding, the oysters Rockefeller were cooked perfectly, and the crab cakes were loaded with sweet tasty crab.

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Had not been in a long time and was kicking myself for not being back sooner. The food was as good as I remember. Wonderful night!

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                                                                                                                                                              Always a favorite! Nice experience for Mother’s Day!

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                                                                                                                                                              Fast - Friendly service with menu accommodations on a busy day. 💕

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              The food was excellent. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant, which was very welcoming. So glad you had an opening for my Mother’s Day dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                              MonicaS

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                                                                                                                                                              Very friendly, helpful service. Food was great. We will be going back in a few weeks

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Great dining experience with my mom and sisters for Mother’s Day dinner. My husband and I dine here often, so it was special to dine with them to honor this special occasion. The food was excellent and the service was great.

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                                                                                                                                                              Eric

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                                                                                                                                                              23 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              I had the oysters three ways for a starter, and my wife and I independently ordered the shrimp with grits. Then the preso mouse dessert. We've been going to this hidden gem since WaPo reviewed it 30 years ago, and it never disappoints.

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                                                                                                                                                              KatW

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Everything was great. Food was very tasty and reasonably priced for seafood.

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                                                                                                                                                              VVet1970

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Fabulous food - great service - incredible oysters - overall, a hidden gem in Northern Virginia.

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                                                                                                                                                              Adrian

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Typical neighborhood crowd, particularly in the chill bar section. Great fresh seafood, esp the oysters, good consistent service and value!

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                                                                                                                                                              Sue22

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Fantastic fried oysters and gluten free! Always a very good meal at RT’s.

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                                                                                                                                                              Nick

                                                                                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Kat was AMAZING!! She explained each and every dish thoroughly. Her food and wine recommendations were spot on. And the food was dynamite! We had the oyster combo as an appetizer, my wife had the blackened redfish special, and I had the gumbo…all 100% delish! We visited RT based on the high ratings, and they did not disappoint! Will definitely dine here again when we’re in the area!

                                                                                                                                                            22. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              This was my first time visiting by word of mouth. A friend of twenty years has spoken very highly of the food and service here. So I decided to invite my sisters out for brunch. Three of my sisters are seafood lovers. So I was hoping this would be a win. And it was! Service was pleasant, professional and quick. Not rushed. The drinks were on point (shout out Raspberry Martini) and the food was magnificent. FRESH! That’s the word for the day! The food was FRESH, perfectly seasoned, perfectly portioned! We will be back for lunch, brunch and dinner! THANK YOU RT’s for giving me and my sisters a new spot to eat drink and be merry 😊

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                                                                                                                                                              Linda

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Fairly expensive for what I ordered - ~ twice as much as I’d pay for lunch elsewhere.

                                                                                                                                                            24. KO

                                                                                                                                                              KarenO

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Hadn't been in years! It did not disappoint. Great service and amazing dinner.

                                                                                                                                                            25. ME

                                                                                                                                                              MichaelE

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              We always enjoy having dinner before a concert at the Birchmere at RT'S. The food is always excellent as is the service and the atmosphere is always pleasant and appealing.

                                                                                                                                                            26. C

                                                                                                                                                              Cheryl

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              As always, the food at RT's is wonderful from the fried oyster appetizer to the delicious main dishes to the to-die-for pies! The service was also terrific with the waiter providing just the right amount of attention without seeming to hurry us along. It's not inexpensive but it's worth it for a special meal.

                                                                                                                                                            27. SH

                                                                                                                                                              ScottH

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              This place never fails to please. The food is always great and so is the service. We keep going back!

                                                                                                                                                            28. WR

                                                                                                                                                              WilliamRS

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Outstanding food and service! Could not ask for more.

                                                                                                                                                            29. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              I’m a New Orleanian and this is the most authentic Louisiana cuisine I’ve had north of Atlanta! I’m so happy to have found this delicious little gem! I had the redfish with lump crabmeat, my husband had shrimp and grits, and my daughter had crawfish etouffe. Everything was great and we will definitely be back here again and again.

                                                                                                                                                            30. w

                                                                                                                                                              wm81

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              4/16/22. Excellent food as always. Over a 9 year period been there at least as many times. No disappointments. Everyone works very hard to make it good: first person to greet, waiter staff, clearing used dishes, and of course the meal itself, right down to desserts. Go! You will not be disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                            31. L

                                                                                                                                                              Linda

                                                                                                                                                              New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Delicious food throughout the meal, good, well paced service, nice atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                            32. ME

                                                                                                                                                              MichaelE

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              The food at RT'S is always excellent as is the service. We love to have dinner at RT'S before a concert at the Birchmere, we are never disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                            33. AE

                                                                                                                                                              AnneE

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              It's has been one of our favorite restaurants for at least 30 years! The she crab soup is the best!

                                                                                                                                                            34. KB

                                                                                                                                                              KarenB

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              One of our favorites. They've been there for years and always give the best food and service. A creole bent, but lots of things to choose from. They won't disappoint.

                                                                                                                                                            35. TL

                                                                                                                                                              TonyL

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Very nice restaurant. The service was amazing and the food was really good. Would definitely recommend.

                                                                                                                                                            36. TC

                                                                                                                                                              TalleyC

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Food and service were great! Had the shrimp and crab etouffee.

                                                                                                                                                            37. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              The food was soo good! I had the New Orleans trout which is topped with season shrimp and garlic butter sauce with the creamy spinach! So good! I also ordered to drinks the Creole 75 and the Hurricane

                                                                                                                                                            38. M

                                                                                                                                                              Margaret

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Charming neighborhood bistro with excellent food and service. Not a cheap meal, but reasonably priced for their delicious and varied seafood and Creole specialties and well-worth the price. I especially recommend the Crawfish & Shrimp Beignets, and most recently enjoyed the Shellfish in Parchment.

                                                                                                                                                            39. SF

                                                                                                                                                              SonyaF

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              The atmosphere and food were excellent. We ordered the Oysters Three Way and Crawfish & Shrimp Beignets as appetizers and they were both delicious. Our entrees ( Oysters Nezpique, Crab & Crawfish Imperial, and Crawfish & Crab Catahoula) did not disappoint. The seafood was fresh and prepared to perfection. This is definitely my new favorite restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                            40. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Charleston

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              ALWAYS a welcoming staff Excellent service Excellent food

                                                                                                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                            • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                              • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                                            • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                                            • Screening

                                                                                                                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                                                                                            You can order delivery directly from RT's Restaurant using the Order Online button. RT's Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. RT's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 684-6010.

                                                                                                                                                            RT's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1755 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                            Google Map for RT's Restaurant

                                                                                                                                                            3804 Mt. Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22305

                                                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                              Glebe Rd

                                                                                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                              Alexandria

                                                                                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                              Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                              Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, American

                                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                              Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                              On street - In the shopping center across the street - one block south of restaurant free parking lot

                                                                                                                                                            • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                              Bus at corner of Russell and Mount Vernon Avenue

                                                                                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                              AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                              Ralph Davis

                                                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                              (703) 684-6010

                                                                                                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                              Private full service dining room adjacent to main dining room accommodating parties up to 40 people.

                                                                                                                                                            • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                              George Christou: (844) 988-1651

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