Have recommended Its to many, and frequently take family and friends here to experience the great food and service.
Dining at RT’s is always a wonderful experience!
Just had a salad and a beer. Enjoyed the Cornbread croutons.
RT's is always good. Every item on their menu is delicious, and the servings are plentiful enough that I always take a doggy bag home. You can't go wrong at RT's.
Excellent service as always in previous visits.
The service was good. Waiter was attentive and food arrived quickly. However, the restaurant is advertised to have Louisiana style cuisine. The dishes have the names of Louisiana dishes, but not the flavor. The taste of the food was okay, just not what we expected.
The food was excellent and the staff was great. First time and I will return.
After dinner and lunches at RT's over the past 20 years, this time will be the last. The kitchen has changed. The food has changed. What had been enjoyable is now poor poor, tasteless, and overcooked.
Great et toufe....red beans and rice, and even great soft shell crab.....definitely coming back...
Great food, attentive service, quiet causal atmosphere. Great dining experience.
Have been there many times. Especially enjoy the Creole dishes. Decided to try the ‘Special if the Day’. - Wild Sockeye Salmon. What a disappointment!!!! Undesirable, small, measly cut of fish- overcooked, no flavor.
Service was great and Blueberry Peach Pie saved the day.
Guess I will stick to what works next time.
Very enjoyable as always. A favorite restaurant for us.
The food was pretty good and the service was good as well. I cannot complain about anything per se. Go try it out!
I and my two guests were very pleased with the quality of the food.
Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very good!
Went for a seriously late lunch early dinner. Service was great, quick, and efficient. Thank you Kelly. We ordered the pecan crusted haddock with baked potato and the smothered catfish. We also got calamari, oysters with the corn tomato salsa, and drinks. The food was on point and enough that I have leftovers. This is a special place for us and we will return again.
Excellent food, great service, and a very quaint and friendly environment. Everything ordered was outstanding, especially the She Crab soup (a must).
Great food and very good service! Highly recommend!
Great drinks, food, service and atmosphere. Extremely enjoyable evening, as usual
All four of us had the pecan crusted haddock (which was excellent) so cant speak of other entrees. The she crab soup and fried green tomatoes were also very good.
Excellent, attentive service by the waitress (sadly cant remember her name). We’ll be back
Three if us had lunch and we all loved every bite. The Alexandria Restaurant Week menu was the best deal in town. We all had the she crab soup. Two of us had the pecan crusted haddock, which was delicious. Our friend loved her shrimp. All of us had the melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate mousse. Coffee completed the meal. $20 for everything. Unbelievable!
Everything was great as always. My only complaint is that the AC wasn’t working very well.
Food is great. Decor is dated.
Terrific meal, great service as usual. Restaurant Week menu was good deal
Very charming! The food was delicious. The service was great. Awesome cocktails!
The food at RTs was authentic cajun food. The service was excelent
Excellent New Orleans menu. Authentic and excellent value.
We have eaten here at least 20x and after tonight’s dinner we will never be back.
We ordered the soft shell special. Having grown up in this area & being fan favorites - these were the SMALLEST we’ve ever seen served anywhere. I question whether all were even of legal size. We mentioned it to our server who nervously laughed and then avoided us for the rest of our meal. So we ate it, thinking we’ve been here plenty of times, have never received bad food or service, the restaurant will take care of us. I want to note that the servers we've had have always been friendly, polite and courteous - this review is the direct result of the manager and how poorly she handled the situation.
After we get the check, we asked to speak with the manager to express our concerns with our $65 child-sized meal. When we calmly tell her our disappointment and that we come here often, she acknowledged that she recognizes us. The manager (her name begins with an “O”) tried to explain to us crabs come in different sizes and “when they are small like that we supplement with crab meat on top to make it more of a value.” I found her explanation to be absurd. 1st, crab meat was described as part of the dish, so the few pieces of crab meat on top aren’t a bonus. 2nd, if I’m ordering soft shells, I’m ordering for the crab itself. 3rd, if the chef notices the size is unacceptable/sub par and they decide to serve it regardless, they should’ve put another soft shell on the plate.
The manager was dismissive and impolite. There were no apologies given - she asked if there anything else she could do and offered dessert, but neither of us eat sweets. She took the check, and when she returned it, nothing was adjusted. We weren’t looking for a free meal, but just a gesture to show us that you appreciate our patronage. With a curt thanks, we signed the check, and her response, with an attitude was, “well...” then turned and walked off. Since you clearly don’t appreciate our business - we’ll stop coming.
We have been going to RTs for over 30 years and are never disappointed. The crab soup is superb and the soft shell crabs were very tasty! Good value, nice neighborhood restaurant and perfect place to eat before going to the Birchmere!
Food was absolutely delicious, spicy for taste, not heat.
Very crowded evening with lots of noise but the food and service was excellent!
This is a gem. Will go back again.
We're moving to Florida, so this was probably the last time we'll be at RT's... Sad Face! We have always found their whole menu delicious -- the service attentive -- the atmosphere usually talkative, but not noisy. My friend and I split the Scallops wrapped in Bacon appetizer -- they sit on a nest of fried onion rings and cane syrup -- delish! I had the Shrimp and Grits and it was fabulous. My friend had the fried catfish -- which she loved as well! No dessert that night, but they had Strawberry & Rhubarb pie as a special dessert... I've had it before and it's just tart enough! I'll miss RT's for sure! But if you like Cajun food and an eclectic menu, don't YOU miss it... Make a reservation!
Enjoyed the food. Very pleasant and efficient wait staff
I could eat RT’s shrimp and crawfish beignets every day of my life.
Amazing food and service as usual. We had a large party two young children with us and they were very welcoming.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are outstanding!
Everything on RT's menu is superb! The staff is attentive and knowledgeable about their menu. There are ALWAYS great specials! The scallops wrapped in bacon are insane, as are their crab cakes! ANYTHING CAJUN is authentic and delicious. Their desserts always tempting. They fix a great cocktail too! Make reservations and you won't be disappointed... ever!
Service was excellent and food was very good. Not quite what we expected from the menu description, but the Seafood Norman was very tasty and portions were plentiful. Will definitely be coming back soon.