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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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
She Crab Soup
Rich & Creamy with a hint of Cajun Spice
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
Drizzled with a Steen's Cane Syrup Glaze & Served on a bed of Cajun Onions Straws
Spicy Pecan Crusted Haddock
Topped with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat & Creole Mustard Sauce
We always have a wonderful meal there and the service is outstanding
Food and service were great. I will definitely return.
Excellent experience at lunch. All dishes were well executed, tasty, and authentically Cajun.
I can tell they were busier than expected. Once I got service, it was great! Their signature dish was very tasty. Bread was fine but they could turn it up a notch by grilling it or warming it beforehand. Very friendly female server behind the bar who knew her menu well and was the appropriate amount of engaging. Made me feel very welcome. I had the fried oyster salad. The oysters were juicy and worth the calories. Salad was lackluster but filling. Maybe add some olives or pepperoncini to the salad to make it a bit more flavorful. I will say the mustard based dressing was very tasty!
The pecan crusted chicken and fish were both very good and, of course, the Death by Gumbo satisfied the spicy food lover's cravings. The crab cakes were big and tasty and the service was attentive. Definitely somewhere we will visit again.
Good food and drink. We had crab and crayfish. M other's day and it was busy and noisy. We'd go back
Overall the ambiance and service was excellent. The food itself had great presentation but it was bland. The prices are decent however for the price I would expect the food to be more flavorful. The sangria was absolutely delicious, the calamari was great and the jack Daniel shrimp wasn't wht i expected but it was ok,, not sure how it was jack Daniel's but it was good.. Not sure if I would go back for the food.
What a little hidden jewel! The food was excellent and our waitress was very pleasant.
Great key lime pie and coffee. Quiet and peaceful for conversation. Skilled wait staff. Delicious crab meat.
I always enjoy RT's. This was my mom's first time going and she enjoyed it too.
Best Cajun food I've had outside of New Orleans.
I found RT's by chance when looking for a place to dine within 2 hours on a Friday evening. I was pleasantly surprised as the restaurant is in what seems to be a historic strip mall. The service was excellent and the food was great. I'm a seafood lover and to get stuffed shrimp with such flavor was just the best. The sangria was a nice change and well worth a 2nd and a 3rd glass. I definitely will be back.
Nice and quaint environment to enjoy a great meal
Fantastic she-crab soup and seafood entrees are always outstanding.
Delicious food (love the she crab soup and Jack Daniel's shrimp); great service - professional wait-staff; great ambiance, whether at the bar or in the dining area. Our favorite restaurant and haven't had a bad meal yet! Excellent drinks, too. Bartender and waiter are fantastic. We've always been able to get a parking spot on the street outside the restaurant.
Just very subpar
RT's delivers as usual on all counts from food to service, ambience and tasteful decorations.
All dishes are outstanding. Salmon, shrimp and grits, crab cakes are top notch.
Went to RTs for lunch on April 22. I had the salmon - just wonderful! My colleague had the shrimp & crab etouffe, which is his favorite at this restaurant, and did not disappoint. Only wish there had been room for dessert. I definitely recommend this restaurant. In addition to good food, the people are friendly and make service their priority.
Just another excellent meal served perfectly
Nice setting and atmosphere, food was served in a timely manner, waiter was awesome and had good recommendations and explanations of dishes. Food was great and also a surprisingly nice selection of alcohol. Would definitely return.
Enjoyed a quiet Saturday afternoon treated by a friend. The staff is over the top friendly and accommodating. The food we selected was very good and I look forward to returning.
Great food and service. Authentic NOL food. There are so many things on the menu that I still must try. We will be back.
Very good meal. We shared the shrimp and crab beignets which were unusual but very good. Then we shared the pecan crusted haddock (excellent) and the shrimp & crab etouffee (good but a touch bland) along with the fried brussels sprouts (again, excellent). The service was also very good.
One of the best DC-area eateries. Exceptional NOLA creole / cajun fare. Fresh fish and seafood are real stars. Attentive and friendly staff, with management committed to customer satisfaction. And it's a lot of fun.
Great food and drinks. I also enjoyed our waiters attitude, older Hispanic gentleman. He made it a good time.
Very cute quaint creole restaurant. We enjoyed every bit of our experience. Didn’t really know what to expect but the food was good and cocktails were awesome as well. Will definitely be back.
As a child of Louisiana born parents
I have to say that the food is most close to home, delicious!!!!
Definitely a gem in the Arlington area. Even working with half a staff, food was brought out timely and was delicious. I'll definitely be visiting again.
John the waiter was so attentive and kind. First time here , the food was delicious! I want more!
The food was delicious! Somewhat pricey for the portions but very flavorful. The waitstaff were very kind and attentive.
It was our first time eating at this establishment and it was WONDERFUL! DEFINITELY lives up to the reviews and accolades received. The staff was EXTREMELY helpful and friendly. The food was GREAT! Seafood was so fresh it tasted like it was caught that day. We decided that we would make this a regular place to dine on date night.
Amazing food and customer service. Also the RT specialty drinks and food hit the spot. Postive vibes only
The she-crab soup is by far the best I've had anywhere! The fried oysters were succulent and crisp, and the "Death by Gumbo" is outstanding!
Everything we had at RT’s was delicious. It was a treat to be in a restaurant at last, and one I would go to often. The ta and shrimp beignets appetizer was particularly unusual and excellent.
My husband and I have been going here for about 25 years now and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and the new owners have kept everything just like it was. They are very nice people and will come over and talk to you, warm and friendly
FIRST TIME PATRONS, WE LOVE SEAFOOD, AND WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT VISIT.
RT’s reminds me of the local neighborhood restaurants you’d find all over NOLA when I lived there. It’s the closest I’ve found to the food you would find throughout the city, far more authentic than all the places that call themselves Cajun. My first time back since the pandemic, and just as good as it was before. The decor is old and dated, but honestly that’s part of the charm; neighborhood restaurants in NOLA are typically old converted houses and not updated. Get oysters if you go, they cook them perfectly. The fried oyster salad is a meal for one or makes a great starter if split. Alligator stew was seasoned well and had great flavor, I just wish the pieces of gator were a bit larger. If you like your food a bit spicier (hotter) just ask for hot sauce on the side which is what I do. The Catahoula is delicious and has lots of crawfish and the pasta jambalaya is generous with the andouille, chicken, and good sized shrimp. Red beans and rice is satisfying, just needs that extra hot sauce! Service is attentive but not annoying. If you want to experience a bit of old school locals-style New Orleans, ambiance and all, try RT’s.
Exceptional service and delicious food! It feels very warm and welcoming inside!
We are regulars and RT's always lives up to expectations including its tasteful seasonal decorations, this time Easter. This is a notable exception on food, the shad roe special did not rise to the expectations of our friend who had it.
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 1472 OpenTable diners.
RT's Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/rtrestaurant/giftcards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.