Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

4.7
2799 Reviews
$50 and over
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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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2799 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pleasant I Walked right in and sat right down at my table no wait

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was a great server and I will highly recommend for his services again!

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vipLoriU
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. We were a group of women that were originally seated at the worst table in the restaurant - away from the views and on a busy entrance. I requested a new table twice before having to ask for a manager to be moved. Why do women get the bad tables?

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Luv2dine
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Ruth Chris in Crystal City, VA. Our server Sami was wonderful and provided amazing service. He really helped to make my husband birthday dinner... extra special!! The staff, management and food were excellent!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Subpar service

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Tracey
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Teddy was awesome as usual. The manager Jake was very accommodating, very pleasant. The food was awesome...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious meal, Creme Brûlée dessert was excellent. Good view if you get a window seat

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan’s 44th Birthday Dinner was amazing. The staff was very kind despite working through pandemic. Thank you!

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JamalL
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was amazing and the food was delicious as always.

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DaveB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Crystal City was lovely. The food was, as always, excellent. The server staff, did a terrific job of handling our requests and being attentive to our needs. It was a quiet atmosphere and we really had great time having dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall good experience. The side dishes were not hot . I sent them back to be warmed. Our server was very pleasant .

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Waited 30 minutes for server to greet our table. Staff not friendly. The atmosphere did not feel warm and inviting. I will never eat at this particular location again.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your candid review. It is our goal to always provide an exceptional dining experience from start to finish. So that we can personally address your concerns, please private message us with your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was great, service was great but ambience was poor. Call me old school but I believe a restaurant of your caliber should have a more strict dress code.

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T143
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took a family member here for their Birthday...They always do an amazing job especially with special occasions

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Milton did an outstanding job!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was amazing the waiter was attentive but not too overbearing. I really have nothing to complain about. I was Glad to share my anniversary night with them. Great spot would suggest to anybody. Thank you Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was very slow; we were seated, given water and bread, waiter took our drink orders, we asked for the wine menu, and were left for 30 minutes without any visitation from our server. Service picked up after a few surrounding tables vocally expressed their disappointment with their experiences. Another waiter had to ask us if we’ve been helped yet and HE brought us our severely delayed cocktails.

Food was great, as expected, and came out rather quick. Overall Experience was nice, but I pray I don’t get seated in that waiter’s section next time.

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Caro
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious. Especially the Ruth Chris chopped salad

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience! Wow! We were gifted a gift card to Ruth's Chris for Christmas and decided to make use of it on NYE! We were seated promptly, and had a gorgeous view of the water and Reagan Airport. Our waiter, Brian was exceptional! He was friendly, helpful and professional. We ordered a filet, the cowboy ribeye, Au Gratin potatoes and sweet potato casarole. Words can't describe how mouth watering our steaks were! They were cooked perfectly to our liking and the sides were the perfect accompaniment. We ended the meal with Cream Brulee. We also enjoyed a nice rose! This type of dining experience is not done often (at least for us) but this was well worth the money!

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jladrae
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was amazing as a waiter and the food as always was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch! Worth every penny. The food was exceptional, the ambiance cannot be found anywhere else like this. We took our two teenage children with us to celebrate our anniversary and the experience was not lost on them. When I asked our son on a scale of 1 to 10, he replied 11 and asked if we could go back for his birthday! Thank you to the awesome and attentive COVID safe staff-was a fabulous night and outstanding meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! My boyfriend and I had the best time. Service was amazing. Drinks and food were spot on. We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food5service2ambience2

Placed another table to close to us when others were available.
Waiter spilled some of my very special wine and didnt offer any compensation

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are very sad to hear that you did not enjoy your most recent experience with us, and we would like to work to make it right. Please reach out to us directly with your contact information, including a phone number. We hope to hear from you soon.

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Mercedes
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This is one of me and my husband's favorite places to dine. We usually have our go-to menu items that are prepared perfectly. My only complaint is that our server could have been more attentive. We were seated near the bar and he would frequently zone out into the tv while the table did not have enough utensils for all members of our party and our server failed to bring water for our children. We had to ask the manager once food started arriving to the table for the things that were missing or needed throughout the course of our meal. Nothing too crazy, just a slight inconveniences that caused the dining experience not to be perfect.

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vipCMY1
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good but porterhouse steak came out on a plate that was no longer hot. The room we sat in looked like an outdated 2 star hotel conference room. The main room by the bar looked okay but the rest of the place not so. Have eaten at a lot of RC's but this one did not measure up. Will not be back to this location.

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LaWanK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, good food, great service and great view!

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vipsajayjaz
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Aziz provided great service on Christmas Day. When the lobster bisque came out cold, he was very apologetic. From that point everything else was great!

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DrButterfly
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food for the price point was average at best. I usually go for happy hour. I’ve Only been a couple of times for a full dinner. Last time I got the lamb chops. They were good. This time I decided to try the cowboy steak. It lacked flavor. I live for a a good steak but this was a disappointment I added the blue cheese crust. That was ok. But the meat was not juicy or flavorful. I added a lobster tail. I hate to say it but my lobster tail from Outback Steakhouse is better. The spicy shrimp appetizer was good but not fried good before they put the sauce over it so it was more like steamed shrimp with a sauce.
My daughter got the crab cakes. They were good. A little greasy but definitely no filler.

Perhaps, they were underresourced in the kitchen bc it was Xmas.

The sweet potato casserole is the best thing since slice bread. I love when a dish is consistently perfect. The pomegranate martini always my fave.

The presentation was good. The portions are fair. The ambiance at this location is always great. I have no problem spending good money to eat good I do it all the time But after spending 260for two before tipping I expected to be wowed. I’ll stick to Happy hour. The ahi tuna and pomegranate martini and of course that casserole are tried and true.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The worst meal Ever at a Ruth’s Chris. The steaks were full of fat, had no flavor, bread was cold and service was slow. Had to return one steak that was entirely full of gristle. UsuAlly go to one in fairfax which is always good but no times available so went to one in Crystal City. Will never go back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded on December 28, 2020

We appreciate you celebrating with us, but regret hearing your experience was less than perfect. Would you please private message us and share more about your experience? Please include your contact information and phone number. We would welcome the chance to make things right.

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CatherineM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was superb and an outstanding attention to detail.

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vipEric
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal with over the top service.

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vipCriticalChad
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view of DCA and the Potomac River!

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Alis
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Came here for dinner to celebrate a birthday! We were a bit late but the restaurant was accommodating so I do appreciate that. Our waitress was pleasant and our food came out promptly. There was a mix up but it was resolved quickly. I however did not enjoy my food. The taste was very underwhelming esp compared to similar Resturant nearby. I will say this is maybe my 3rd time ever at a Ruth Chris and maybe it’s just not my thing. I believe everyone else enjoyed their food and had a good time so overall it was a good experience.

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viprm1966
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding dining experience! Food is top notch; service is impeccable. Love the view! Great meal and beverage selections - go to restaurant for fantastic steaks - especially Tomahawk Rib-eyes!!!!

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caitlynl
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome as was the view

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

20 minutes before I saw a waiter.
Other that that a good experience

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swimmom
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, view, service and ambiance was wonderful! We were celebrating my son’s college graduation.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington is rated 4.7 stars by 2799 OpenTable diners.

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