Sauted with Spring Onions, Mushrooms & Garlic
She Crab Soup
Our Original Recipe
Served Warm with Chantilly Cream
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.
I've been going here since it opened. Always great - remarkable consistency.
Amazing Cajun. We dream about their she crab soup. Love the house salad. And tho I always want to try the daily specials, we head right back to crawfish etouffe and pasta jambalaya. Can’t help ourselves.. sooo goood.
The service was good. The food was delicious. The only problem I had was the appetizers quantity. I could have omitted that.
One of my favorite venues. The service was great and I have never had a bad meal there. Outstanding!
Cute place. Waitress was very nice but when we asked her opinion she didn’t have one- she kept telling us what was popular which we don’t necessarily care about. Their “famous” appetizer jack daniels shrimp and lump crab we found bland however We loved the oysters Rockefeller. I picked my entree based on it sounding like it did not have a heavy sauce on it. The shellfish in parchment description on the menu needs some more information. It had a cream sauce or butter sauce in it which I did not want. My husband had the special haddock stuffed with crab and it also had cream sauce which he did not want on it and again- the sauce was not mentioned on the menu.
We did enjoy trying out this place and we will come back but we will be a little more prepared to ask questions on the menu items.
Closest to being in New Orleans and eating Creole dishes from gumbo to Étouffée. Friendly and casual with outstanding food.
We've been going here for 30+ years. We love the place.
I brought my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday and he fell in LOVE. He enjoyed the food A LOT and said the flavors are sooo robust and he definitely wants to come again!!!
Great funky restaurant with outstanding cajun food. Will go back again when in town. Try the Oysters Bienville.
Nice place, a little dated, but good food.
The food here was amazing and everything was prepared nicely. Best restaurant week visit I’ve ever had.
The restaurant gets crowded and it's best to have a reservation. There isn't much standing room and folks waiting for a table are gathered at the front door. There is a lot of noise in the bar area. The food and service was great.
The food was awesome. The service was great. Enjoyed the crabcakes and mussels. The bread is delicious as well.
RT's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 684-6010.
RT's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1329 OpenTable diners.
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