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RT's Restaurant

4.6
837 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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  • Neighborhood Gem (38)
  • Casual (32)
  • Authentic (30)
RT's Alexandria's renowned neighborhood restaurant has been the place for fresh seafood in Northern Virginia for over 26 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, Cajun Veal Oscar and their popular Crawfish Etouffee. This "Little Gem" is located in the heart of Alexandria and not only features a great menu but also has an extensive special list that changes on a weekly basis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 684-6010
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ralph Davis
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Private party facilities
Private full service, tablecloth dining room adjacent to main dining room accommodating parties up to 50 people. Separate restroom facilities
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Private party contact
Jennifer Galvin: (703) 684-6010
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Glebe Rd
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Parking details
On street - In the shopping center across the street - one block south of restaurant free parking lot
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Public transit
Bus at corner of Russell and Mount Vernon Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 837 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.7
service
4.0
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Casa (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Food was overall good! The crab soup was the best!

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marleg (Denver)
4.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

My third visit was just as tasty as my prior dinners. Reservations are a good idea for weekends. Special of salmon and shrimp in basil cream sauce was fabulous. Beef with horseradish mashed potatoes was also excellent. Always too full for dessert. Only negative is tables are too close together.

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vipDCVol (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Wow - glad we found RT. Great menu and well-prepared meal. Cozy and comfortable environs. Our server, Leslie, will likely have her own restaurant in the future - very engaging and knowledgeable. Wonderful evening. We will certainly be back.

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AlainaMorton (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

This is a wonderful gem that my husband and I stumbled across. Went here after a Kennedy Show and was pleasantly surprised. The food is amazing!

My husband is still talking about the shecrab soup (5 out of 5 stars)
DeathbyGumbo (5 out of 5)
Smothered Catfish (4 out of 5)

We will def. put this on our list of favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

eat at RTs often and the food is dependably delicious. Service is quick but not in a rushing you out way, but in a comfortable way. will definitely be back and if anyone is considering RTs you need to give it a try!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve dinner - great food!

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Cakeman (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

My fiance and I have dined there on many occasions. We love it because we have never had a bad meal. The service so are has been outstanding.

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tinkin3 (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

RTs is consistently good. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. This little restaurant is a neighborhood gem!

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vipSueT (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been coming to RT's for many years and the entire experience is always excellent. The food, the service, and the atmosphere.

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Alexva (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Even though some items have been on the menu for years, RT’s delivers great food visit after visit. My friends were first time visitors and can’t wait to return.

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