Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

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2286 reviews
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Arlington, VA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.

Specials

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

We’re open early on Easter. Bring your family and friends and celebrate featuring our Seasonal Classics menu, starting at $45.95-$47.95. You can also enjoy our indulgent Surf & Turf* — two buttery lobster tails served next to a filet or ribeye starting at $49.95.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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AH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The bar area is inviting, with a great view. Dining area was cold the evening we were there.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Excellent location and the view is wonderful! We ran out of drinks a couple of times. So the service was not excellent. All the servers were very nice, but the empty drinks disappointing. Steak was excellent!

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BR
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful. We were there to celebrate a special occasion and asked for and were seated at a lovely table with a view. Everyone from host, servers, and chef was truly spectacular and personable and attentive. The steaks were disappointing. They lacked sufficient flavor for the price. The Brussels sprouts were drenched in bacon grease and the molten lava cake lacked lava. The cocktails however were terrific.

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JM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view of the city and Reagan National is fabulous and our waiter Teddy and staff was outstanding made everyone of us feel right at home.

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RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. The food tastes excellent. I would highly recommend this to my family and friends.

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J
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We asked for a table close the window so could see the airport. On a busy Saturday night tables with a good view of planes departing/landing are difficult to come by (or so we were told). I had even spoke with Sasha (very pleasant hostess) earlier in the day to let her know this was a first time dining experience for my wife, at this Ruth's Chris location. Nonetheless, the food (steak, shrimp, salad, crème brûlée) was good and that can not be disputed.

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C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful experience with great food, & service. Brain our waiter is outstanding as is Teddy.

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BM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being a vegetarian, I did not want to like Ruth Chris Steak House. Was invited and went there with a pessimistic attitude - and I was so wrong! They were very accommodating and since everything is made fresh, they created an amazing meal for me. Awesome! Well done! Everything was spot on!

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EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I didn’t like that we were able to make a reservation for nine o’clock pm but was rushed once we sat down that the kitchen is about to close. Then my steak ended up being rushed and not cooked well enough.

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HR
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This review is for the Arlington, VA location. Slow service & the dress code was only minimally adhered to...On a more positive note- the steak was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the table was decorated with little happy birthday decals

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went out for my friend's 40th birthday. She was from out of town. We luckily got a corner table overlooking the airport and river. The service was excellent, the food was exceptional, and the view was outstanding. We had a wonderful experience. It is pricey.

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My boyfriend and I was visiting for the Japanese cherry blossom festival. We sat down for about five minutes and someone then came to greet us. We ordered drink and my boyfriend wanted to switch his drinks and couldn’t because no one came back to our table.

When our server Christian finally came and took our order it was about 10 mins. The entire night they kept dropping trays and tray tables. They even spilled someone dessert.

There were screaming kids. Overall just terrible service. The food was ok, not as good as other Ruth’s Chris that I’ve been to.

Definitely not going back to this location.

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MC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely slow. Server did not apologize for their lack of service

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great but one of the waiters were extremely loud when waiting on other tables.

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RD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Million dollar view, partnered along side the fantastic food and service! We celebrated MSU’s Sweet 16 victory over LSU and were not disappointed! Thank you for completing our amazing evening Ruth’s Chris Arlington.

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AV
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Great food. Service is always amazing.

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H
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a good spot for a birthday celebration. All the food was excellent and the view is great. The service was attentive without being intrusive. It made for a most pleasant evening for our group of four.

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NK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Seating, with reservation, was very fast but service was uncharacteristically slow. The salmon was mediocre and the broccoli (turning yellow around the edges) was not fresh. The wine was great and as usual the sweet potato casserole was out of this world.

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O
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Ruth’s Chris just isn’t the same anymore. Terrible service. Slow, limited wait staff. Average food.

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F
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful and tasty steaks. We really enjoy this particular Ruth Chris. Great food, wonderful staff. The seafood tower is the best. Great place for business dinners.

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LP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I dine at Ruth's my family and friends have an amazing dining experience! It is one of the best restaurants for upscale dining. The service is impeccable, ambiance is super and the food is top-notched!

Don't change!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten at other Ruth’s Chris, and have always had similar experiences. My wife had been wanting to eat at this location based on a friends recommendation that the view was amazing. When we arrived, the signage on the 11th floor was absent so we had to follow the noise. The entry way to the host stand is long, and was packed full of people. Once we navigated our way to the stand, we were promptly seated.

The view is great. However, that is where great ended. We ordered calamari to start, which was as good as you would find at any chain. I ordered the NOLA Mule, which was on par with what you would find in a neighborhood dive bar. The drink was weak and watered down.

For dinner, I ordered the wedge salad followed by the Ribeye. The salad was ok. The lettuce wasn’t very crisp, but nothing to complain about. The ribeye arrives, and was slightly over cooked from my ordered medium rare. My wife ordered the filet, which came out undercooked, and more on the medium rare side. Additionally we split the Brussels Sprouts, which were just not worth the price.

All in all, the meal was largely unforgettable- except for the $200 price tag. I would much rather have spent the money on quality ingredients, and cooked the meal myself.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience!!

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k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was fantastic, they did an amazing job. They gave us a card and decorated desert perfectly. Amazing service and food.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fantastic meal. Each bite was delectable. The steak was so tender it could be cut with a butter knife. The service was exceptional. WHAT A EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE!

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T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately, I won’t return. It used to be such a nice place but this experience was different. The service was slow and less attentive. We sat for over 20 minutes before even being asked for drinks. Also, they have a dress code and do not enforce it. People had on tank tops, sneakers, saggy clothes and the girl next to me had her entire nipple out. It was a mediocre experience and not worth what we paid for it. I’ve been to private events there and it was good but this was unacceptable.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a nice dinner with the loves ones. Food is excellent

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TI
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a friend for a dinner date. We had a fantastic view, excellent waitstaff, and food cooked to perfection. Wine list was impressive as was the dessert. We both came away impressed.

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JE
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paid our annual birthday visit. Food, service and 11th floor view of DC & Potomac all excellent.

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V
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great experience. We would recommend this place to our friends and family.

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steakhouses in Washington DC. Unparalleled views of the airport and DC--Fabulous!

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JF
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was delightful! The servers we had were first class and the meal was out of this world; truly delicious. The ONLY issue we had which is not a reflection on Ruth Chris was there was a couple with 2 very young children and the constant loud yelling while the selfish clueless parents did nothing distracted from the adult Saturday evening special occasion event. We moved away from them but still heard the loud misbehaving children who I do not fault; the parents I do. We will come back again and hopefully not with children in the room.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner with family. The steak was so savory. The servers were informative and fun. We truly enjoyed the view from the window table on the 11th floor overlooking the airport. The whole experience was fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The food was amazing!

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IB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok, same quality food you can get in a regular restaurant! Felt rushed to order and eat, server wasn’t educated enough about the menu

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n
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and amazing views of DC. They always deliver!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, as usual!

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SN
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I enjoyed one of the better meals in a long while at a superb steak house! Thanks Ruth Chris! The best part of the evening was our service, thanks to our server `Teddy'. A veteran of near 26 years at your Crystal City location, his efforts themselves will be bringing us back! Thanks Teddy!

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WP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were seated and the waiter never came. We noticed tables around us were being served and no one came. We had to ask the bus person to get us a waiter. Once we got a waiter her did a good job. The steaks were great but the sides and dessert were average. The cost per person was very high.

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