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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
The food and location led me to RT’s and the service made the meal even better.
Excellent food and service. Fish was very fresh and cooked to perfection
This is an absolutely outstanding restaurant in every way! Service is superb and the food with creole inspiration is a knock-out! Highly recommended.
Haven't been to RT's in many years, and we can't remember why. At 7:15 on a Sunday uncrowded. Seating has been updated, mostly seafood and steak choices. Great attentive and friendly service. Hubby had she-crab soup (yummy), fried oysters (really good) with side of slaw and a mound of French fries. My entree was pecan-crusted haddock (excellent preparation) with one side (my selection: sauteed spinach). We were too full for dessert. Next time we will make sure we have room! A delightful experience at what is--for us--a neighborhood restaurant. Worth the drive to Arlandria. When there, we remembered that this is the spot Al Gore introduced Bill Clinton to when they were in the White House. So, good enough for a president!
This place is amazing. Excellent food, the service is spectacular! They accommodate and never make you feel like you are a bother. They never rush or pressure and give amazing recommendations. This is our monthly friend/family get together. You won’t be disappointed.
Authentic food; always top-quality ingredients, prepared like no other restaurant in the area can. And the service is great. You've got to go all the way to New Orleans to find food this good!
Even better under new management. Owner Maria has fine-tuned one of the best restaurants in the DC metro. Staff is friendly & attentive. Chef is the real deal. The quality and preparation of fish & seafood is especially great. Closest thing we've ever found to NOLA's finest outside of the Big Easy.
My Crawfish & Shrimp Beignets starter with the two absolutely lovely soft shelled crabs side of crispy honey glazed Brussels spouts was wonderful, my companions enjoyed she-crab soup, huge oysters on the half shell, Shellfish Etouffée , Crab cakes with frites, Veal oscar and key lime pie for dessert!!
All clean plates!!
Absolutely always wonderful and the owner Maria is most always there and checks with every table to ensure all is as expected!!
not sure if management changed, but quality of food did not seem up to par
Good food, good service. Good value. Will come back.
The service was wonderful and the food hot and fresh!
Outstanding service and food
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.
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 4.8 stars by 1486 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.