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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Sauted with Spring Onions, Mushrooms & Garlic
She Crab Soup
Our Original Recipe
Served Warm with Chantilly Cream
The she crab soup was awesome and the service was great. The entrees were meh. I had the smothered catfish and it was under seasoned. My husband had the spicy red beans and crawfish and it was weird. It has an oddly sweet sauce that was unappetizing. Kinda disappointed since the other reviews are so good.
Amazing quality of fresh seafood. Every time I’m in town this restraint is a must. You will not be disappointed!
RT’s is my husband’s go to place whenever he is in the DC area. Having just moved back to the east coast, this was the first place he wanted to go. Never disappointed at RT’s! ❤️❤️
Service was ok, they were all VERY nice. However, for the price of the food, it was not worth it. Ordered the calamari, 11.95 for a very small portion. Shrimp and grits were not very good at all. Very very nice and welcoming hosts and servers....food didn’t match that. Unfortunately, I won’t return because of this.
RT's is one of the best and most established places to grab New Orleans style food in the DMV. They do this without being pretentious. Great place for a versatile range of occasions.
Dinner was excellent just like the old days I’ve been coming here for more than 20 years always recommend it to my friends.
RT’s is one of our favorite restaurants, and we had not been there since mid-February. The food and service were absolutely the same (outstanding) and they did a great job resetting the dining room to accommodate social distancing. The prices are a bargain for the size and quality of the entrees.
We recommend RT’s regularly and we are so glad they have survived being closed, and then reopening.
So good to see familiar places. Our meals were delish! Slightly updated menu; still plenty to choose from. Can’t get to NOLA? Then plan a visit to RT’s...our “Cheers”!
Only patrons inside. New ownership, Maria was very friendly and personable. Wish them the best.
Great food, relaxed atmosphere. First time out since the lockdown.
Polite and great customer service. Food was really good. Wife is from Louisiana and food was as close to any place we have tried in the area.
Food is STILL delicious!!! Atmosphere is perfect. And RT’a in compliantly with COVID-19. Seating arrangements are far apart. Everything was nice! Waiters/waitresses wore masks and were very attentive
Outstanding restaurant with a Cajun feel and flavor
Very good etouffee with just the right amount of spice
Food was fabulous! Steve was great!
In a word, fantastic! There were so many appetizing examples of Cajun food on the menu that my wife and I couldn't decide what to get. We decided to get several dishes and share them, knowing we would take home doggie bags. Our several was very accomodating, splitting our Caesar salad, and providing extra plates so we could divvy up the shrimp and crab beignets, and jambalaya pasta. Our favorite was the crab and shrimp catahoula!
It was pretty quiet inside and not crowded. Not sure if that's because we were there at 6:45pm on a Friday, or coronavirus scaring everyone away, but it was pleasant to be able to have a conversation without having to yell over background music or neighboring tables. Prices, weren't dirt cheap, but not crazy expensive either. We ordered an appetizer, a salad, and two entrees, and spent under a Ben Franklin.
The neighborhood seemed very "transitional," but I wouldn't let it scare you off. Parking on the street wasn't too bad when we got there, and there was a small parking across the street, but I could imagine it getting crowded at times. We'll definitely be going back!
We had a birthday celebration here and the staff couldn't have been nicer!
Great food and service. The food was seasoned very well and prices were good as well.
Our favorite place in Alexandria. We have been going there for years and know the owners. A true neighborhood bar and restaurant. The smothered catfish is to die for and the jambalaya is over the top. How they manage to keep the consistency over the years is a miracle. I could not give this place a better review. It is great.
Terrific dinner. Food and drinks were perfect. Waiter was great!
Wonderful the staff was respectful and professional. The food was delectable and appetizing as well, overall a great experience.
The shrimp and grits were wonderful and gluten free! My friend said he would love to return the following night just for the pasta. Even though I didn't have any, my group said the coffee was great too.
Good good & great service! We enjoyed a relaxing and delicious meal.
One of my favorite restaurants! Best Creole/Cajun food anywhere!
Best Cajun style I’ve had in DC. Reasonable prices and great variety.
What a fantastic restaurant all around. From the freshly baked bread they started the service with to the delicious alligator soup with an unforgettable death by gumbo main course that was only eclipsed by the near perfect dessert menu. Reall a 10 out of 10. Thank you!
Easy date with great food. Fantastic service
Wonderful fried oysters!
RT'S is consistently excellent! Keep up the great work and I will keep dining.
Perfect, casual spot for authentic Cajun cooking with a lively bar scene, extensive menu and daily specials.
Wonderful New Orleans/southern style cuisine in a down home atmosphere.
Outstanding service from bartender Steve and absolutely delicious food: crawfish étouffé and seafood bouillabaisse (catfish was too deep-fried however). Loved the chocolate chess pie (pure decadence) and the key lime pie, all made in-house. RT’s never disappoints. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Three ladies celebrating Fat Tuesday. Food and service we meet excellent
Love RT’s - great little gem tucked away in Arlandria
Outstanding food, service, and prices! Will be back again!
Great authentic NOLA-inspired food and cocktails at a reasonable price.
We had 2 dishes - each one a different rendition of crawfish and crab meat. They were both DELICIOUS! The wine was quite good. The service was excellent - friendly, helpful, and prompt. The ambiance leaves somthing to be desired, but the food was so good that we didn't care. The price of dinner was quite reasonable.
Loved it! Quiet, friendly, SUPERB food, calm, efficient service, reasonable prices, wonderful drink selection, casual atmosphere....great place!
RT’s is our favorite. Food is great, not overly peppery with lots of flavor. Service is great.
RT's Restaurant does offer 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 1343 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.