Best Creole outside of NOLA. Seafood is always fresh & carefully prepared. Jack Daniel's shrimp is an all-time appetizer home run.
Best Cajun food I've had outside of Louisiana. I highly recommend this restaurant . Not the most romantic restaurant, but you can't beat the service or the food or the value, whether for lunch or dinner.
Love this place
Everything was wonderful
Our go to restaurant whether it’s just the two of us or a group of friends. We’ve never been disappointed with the service or the food! Delicious!
Great time. Love the staff.
RTs has been my go to restaurant for almost 10 years now. Never had a bad meal or experience there in all that time.
Always delicious. A cozy, comfortable restaurant. Friendly wait staff. Accomodating chef. Glorious cuisine. Benn coming back for almost 30 years now to this unexpected pleasure in Del Ray.
The neighborhood is a little sketchy but the food was great.
Perfect for your cajun fix and always a great place to eat before a show at the Birchmere
My favorite restaurant in Alexandria. Been around a long time, very comfortable and quality is remarkably consistent. Cajun/creole menu that can hang with all but the best in New Orleans. I am fairly picky but could happily eat almost anything on the menu.
Excellent service and food! Would highly recommend to anyone. Nationally-known cajun restaurant.
We enjoyed excellent
Crawfish & Shrimp Beignets
Served on a bed of Garlic Aioli followed by
She Crab Soup, then
"Death" by Gumbo and
Southern Fried Catfish
All food was excellent, tasty.
Service was attentive and professional.
RT's lived up to its excellent reputation on our recent visit there for dinner. Friendly, attentive waiter (Steve); lots of seafood choices on the menu; timely turn-around of our orders; excellent bread; both of our main courses loaded with tasty seafood. We will return.
We dine at RT's every time we visit family in Alexandria. Once again it did not disappoint!
Local spot! Great Customer Service. Food was good.
My friends and I really enjoyed dinner. The food was exceptional. The cocktails were on point. Our servers were very cordial and attentive. This is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the Cajun food.
Wait staff was great. Food was excellent. I always get the she crab soup. It’s so delicious with plenty of crab meat. I got the bowl vs. the cup since I love this soup so much and wanted a bigger portion.
The food was excellent. If you're looking for New Orleans style cuisine, then I'd recommend RT's Restaurant.
A lovely Saturday evening dinner with friends at an longstanding place. The comfortable atmosphere and calm dining room allowed we good friends to have a great evening of conversation. The seafood specialties were also a hit!
Have been going to RT's for more than 30 years. I continue to enjoy the best Cajun food in the region. Always good!
Great cajun food. A fixture as a restaurant for over 30 years. Bill and Hillary, Al and Tipper came together one memorable night early in Clinton's first administration; the event is memorialized in art work over the reception desk. The she crab soup continues to have top honors. Noise level in the back room is uniquely low in these times of high noise pollution. Great food, great service.
Great as always! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent food and value. Food came out quickly and hot! Very tasty and some unique combinations
Our server Steve was the GREATEST, and the food was disrespectfully good- as in, it had to be a crime to taste that phenomenal!
Consistently excellent food and service. Depending on which part of the restaurant you are seated, it is possible to find quiet!
We ate at RT's before a concert at the Birchmere. It is a hidden gem. It doesn't look like much when you approach and even go inside but the service and food are wonderful. I would definitely go here again.
I don't write many Opentable reviews but I had to give kudos to our server, Kat. She was one of the best waitresses we've ever had. Very friendly, made good recommendations, almost knew what we wanted before we asked for it. We sat down with her for happy hour and enjoyed her service so much we decided not to take a table in the restaurant and just eat our dinner in the bar area. Nice happy hour by the way 7 days a week.
RT's is the example of a seafood restaurant with Cajun influence which makes good food outside of Cajun country. Only thing missing is the rather shabby airs put on by Cajun restaurants. RT's does better.
I found this place through Yelp and it was as advertised, the food and service were both fantastic!
The food is always delicious.... fresh seafood, authentic southern/cajun/creole. Delicious etoufee, jambalaya, and shrimp and grits. Delectable desserts. Have the chocolate chess pie and the Southern pecan pie for a totally epic other worldly experience... You can't possibly taste all the deliciousness in one meal, so each time you visit, you will want to come back for more. Wonderful!
It had been a long time since I had been at RT's. It was every bit as good as I remembered. I highly recommend it.
Food was delicious and authentic. Service was outstanding. Overall a good value. A great place to get dinner that is walking distance to the Birchmere music hall.
So if you want something a bit more upscale than Birchmere’s offerings but still a good value. This is the place.
RT's is one of our favorite restaurants. They never disappoint.
Ms. Kat the bartender is wonderful! Very attentive and sweet.
Had not been in awhile but hankering for the Jack Daniel’s Shrimp appetizer as an entree with a side of rice; soooo good with their chopped salad, and concluded splitting the very good, but unusual coconut cake dessert; looking forward to going again, sooner.
A hidden gem! We love this place and made a point to stop for dinner on our trip to MD (we moved to GA last Dec). Anytime we're in the area we find a way to work RT's into our schedule!
Decent food, don't expect "out of the ordinary" but good quality, simple fare. Well worth the money.
Dinner for 5 with many libations. Every thing was perfect. The selections were in a reasonable range of seafood and beef and all delivered hot at the same time. We will be back.