Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

4.5
2266 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse

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Looking for a reservation? Call us at (703) 979-7275 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Special holiday hours.
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Phone number
(703) 979-7275
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Ruderman
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Catering
Ruth's Catering in Arlington, VA - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
23rd Street
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Parking details
Valet parking for $5. Parking in the garage at 23rd and Crystal Drive is free when entering after 4 pm.
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Public transit
Metro: Yellow & Blue Lines, Crystal City Stop
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
What 2266 People Are Saying
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Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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LP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience!!

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k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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OT
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
76 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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to come here. Food is delicious and customer service is impeccable.

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

Everything was absolutely wonderful

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S
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding evening...excellent food and superb service

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L
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service with great views!

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great.

I had one concern. One of the experienced staff members corrected one of the new members(I think he was new) at our table. It was an issue of the plate turned the wrong way. My friend and I thought it was inappropriate and should’ve been conveyed away from the dinning area. She(my friend) was very offended and felt bad for the employee being corrected. Perhaps the other employee should’ve conveyed the mistake in the kitchen, not in the public dining room.

Thank you very much!

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T
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiters was superb and the food was excellent!

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OR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food amazing view . My date and I had the porterhouse with 3 different sides . Flavor was great .

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Our food was delivered hot and in a timely manner.

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LF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an Amazing evening!!! The sky light was Simply Beautiful! Very secluded, cozy and romantic! Food was so Delicious!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aziz made our dinner one of the best! He knew exactly how we wanted our steaks prepared, was timely on visiting the table and gave great advice on wine and food! Awesome location and I’ll be back!

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AE
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food!!! Great view. Thank you for including the calories on the menu.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view

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JF
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ruth's Chris never disappoints when it comes to the quality of food. The service is courteous and professional; they aim to please.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The overall experience suffered due to multiple missteps from either the cooking staff or the waiter(s). First issue was the glasses on the table were dirty which is odd from such a premiere restaurant. Second my wife didn't receive her soup appetizer and when she asked about it the waiter was under the assumption that she had finished it tho she was never served it. Then when our main course came out our sides were incorrect. They gave us two sides of mashed potatoes when we ordered only one and didnt have our side of macaroni and cheese ready as they mixed it up with the second mash potato order somehow. My wifes stuffed chicken came out dry and she had to request a second one which they did oblige. The last issue was asking the waiter in the beginning, during and after the meal about adding on the valet parking price to the bill as I didnt have cash on hand. He assured us he would then brought the bill back paid without the extra 5 dollar fee for the parking. He then charges us again for the entire meal and will have to wait and see if the double charge for the meal comes off of our pending banking items.

Overall we expected better and really feel this location is not worth the hassle they provide. The food was overall all good and the location and ambiance was nice as usual but the missteps largely distracted from otherwise good food. I would not recommend anyone go to this location dont plan on going back in the future as a patron.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow. There seem to be more customers than the staff could handle. We waited about 15 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order. Once the waiter made their way to our table we were ready to put drink orders as well as appetizers. We never received several of our side dishes. The steak was juicy however you couldn’t taste any seasoning. We then advised the waiter that we wanted the check so we could hurry and leave. It seemed to take forever in order to receive the check. I have patronized several Ruth Chris and this location was my first bad experience

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DJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been dining at Ruth Chris for Valentine's Day for the past 3 years. Patrick, our server, took very good care of us. Food was perfect. We will be back again next year!

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My steak was definitely over cooked which is more disappointing since I was at a steak house and had been looking forward to this meal for awhile.

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance, service and food! Parking is free in the parking garage on the weekends.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server Teddy was absolutely amazing and truly the main reason we enjoyed our visit and will be returning. The food was ok, the T-bone steak I ordered wasn’t as flavorful as it could be. My GF ordered the lamb and that was actually pretty delicious. For sides we ordered the au gratin potatoes and the Brussels sprouts; unfortunately we had to send the sprouts back for more potatoes as it was surprisingly subpar in taste. Overall we’d go back because of the service Teddy provided and how seamlessly he handled our requests.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going and it was so nice. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and this was the perfect place to celebrate

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