Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

4.7
2872 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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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 2872 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday experience was great! Brian was our sever he did an outstanding Job! The view was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Very poor, see comment

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

We appreciate you writing about your recent visit with us. Guest satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us and your feedback has been shared with the local team so they can work to improve. Thank you for providing your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere, delicious food and great service!

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TanikaL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

My server Teddy was awesome. However, the hostess was very rude and not friendly at all. I have dined at Ruth Chris many times and would have to say this was my worst experience. I normally eat my leftovers and the food was not that good. The leftovers are still sitting in my refrigerator which I plan on throwing away. I asked for a fillet mignon and the piece of steak I received was definitely not a fillet. The meat was very fatty. The baked potato normally comes on a hot plate with melted butter and this time that did not happen. When you spend money on food especially at a restaurant like Ruth Chris I expect the food to be delicious for the amount of money spent and the staff to be more friendly. This may be my last time dining at your restaurant.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded 6 days ago

TanikaL, thank you for your honest comments. We are sorry to hear that you had a less than favorable experience. Your feedback is very important to us and essential for our growth, not only at this location but also as a brand. Your comments have been passed along for review and will help us improve moving forward. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Niecy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic. The food was so great we forgot to take a picture of the spread before we demolished everything 😚

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vipSeanC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and everything.

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daniellec
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Initial call to confirm post reservation, employee Melody or Melanie was rude. Also, unable to guarantee window seat since seating is now first come first serve regardless of reservation. Waiter insisted no sub even for upcharge fee of side dish from Ruth Classics menu. Stated, we don’t offer this option since Covid, but later agreed to comply and charge the additional fee, which was fine. Definitely not the impeccable service I’m accustomed to with Ruth’s.

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StephanieB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teddy was absolutely amazing! The food was wonderful and the view is breathtaking. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Up on 11th floor. View was wonderful of Washington DC airport and Monuments at sunset.

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verypleased
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the rib eye steak, medium well. Very tasty!! The sweet pot of casserole and cheesecake is good also! Service is exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

They had confetti waiting on table, as they knew it was our anniversary! Great server, very personable!! Food wasn’t up to par. Steak undercooked and sent back twice. Disappointed as I had heard this steak was amazing, but didn’t get to experience that.

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vipScottNancy
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arlington Ruth Chris Restaurant is our `Go-To' restaurant in the DC Metro area. The individual who keeps us coming back is Teddy, our Server of a number of years in the bar seating area. Our recent visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday, and Teddy made it a nice evening for us. We always appreciate his special care and service, and because of that we will be back agin soon! Thanks ARC and Teddy for a great evening! Sincerely, Scott & Nancy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was my wife’s Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass was 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner for my significant other, the experience was spectacular. Customer service exceeded our expectations and this has become another one of our favorite spots to dine out!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement celebration - Rudy was amazing! Attentive, quick, friendly and flat out great!

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HowieD
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Ruth's Chris Steak Houses are great.... this location has fabulous views of Ronald Reagan Airport .... Food was wonderful.

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vipJamal
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This Ruth’s Chris was in a very unique location. We had a view of the Regan Airport. The food was nice and cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took my grandmother out to eat to celebrate our accomplishments. She enjoyed herself, as did I.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was yummy as always

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VanessaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about it

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ToniK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was superb and was happy to had him again

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LeMarJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing I think how name was Brian his service was amazing and he was funny

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RonW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, I couldn't give them a full 5-star rating. The service was PHENOMENAL ("Brian"), the food...delicious as usual, great atmosphere and ambiance; however, the lack of professionalism of the hostess didn't sit well with me. I've eaten at a few Ruth Chris' location across the country and by far, and by no stretch of the imagination, my experience with the hostess of this location was the worst. Her laissez-faire demeanor was quite evident from the moment I reach the hostess booth. As if she's doing was me a favor greeting me (Not really a greeting, but ok). I know we all have bad days and maybe she was experiencing a bad day or a bad moment. Sadly, she chose the wrong time to display it. Fortunately, the service of Brian and others made up for her shortcomings.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My little cousin 25th Birthday

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Londongirl2
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

This location has changed a lot after the pandemic. The hostess was rude, but the server was amazing. There were so many children, a few of whom should not be allowed to be in a restaurant like this. They asked an adult to remove his hat, but said nothing to the parents about their shrieking children. I left before I even finished my dessert. Not the nice, special occasion place it once was.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for your honest comments. We are sorry to hear that you had a less than favorable experience. Your feedback is very important to us and essential for our growth, not only at this location but also as a brand. We would like to speak with you further and do what we can to make things right. If this is of interest to you, please send your contact information, including a phone number, to us in your response. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing! Unfortunately, my silverware was disgusting and had to be replaced. It was a complete turnoff for me at the start of my meal. I did not expect to have to worry about dirty silverware at a fine dining steak house. Also, the waiter never refilled my water or asked if we wanted more drinks. It was not the service I am accustomed to. The food was amazing but I will not return to this specific establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

We chose to go to Ruth’s Chris for our 17th Anniversary. We were sat in the back corner of the restaurant by the kitchen, pick up station for bar drinks, bar ice machine, and little view. Our server and food was excellent. We were told that the drinks were on the back of the menu and there were two prices next to each wine selection. Assuming this was the wine list we settled a $60 “bottle” of wine not knowing that this was just the glad and CC 9oz pour list. We should have looked more closely but ended up spending over $200 on two bottles of wine. When we spoke with the manager praying and truly expecting nothing we were blown off. We felt like we should share our experience especially after spending almost $500 on the meal. It was truly a disappointment and unfortunately there are other options and we will not be returning.

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Reviewer2
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service, with social distancing. Like the spread-out tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and our waiter was on point and prompt. Great service

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vipTdine
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience with beautiful views. You can't go wrong when selecting Ruth Chris in Crystal City. The calamari, lamb and steak were all cooked to perfection.

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afenia
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! The staff is welcoming and provides exceptional service. Our server, Aziz, went above and beyond by continously making sure we didn't need anything. Plus the view is phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service. Our waiter Milton was attentive and understanding of the vibe at my table .

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

My husband and I made a reservation for his birthday and figured this would be a wonderful night, however I was disappointed. Check in and getting seated was a breeze, we got a table with a fabulous view. We ordered our appetizer, margaritas, bottle of wine, cowboy with side of shrimp and 2 sides, and the filet and shrimp special. The prices are clearly stated on the menu, so when the waiter asked if we were aware of the additional for the bro I’ll and mash, especially after stating we have eaten here before, I was highly offended. That was the first strike. I will say the food was amazing, as always, but we did not get the hot towel to clean out hands, not once did anyone come by to attend to the crumbs on the table even after the waiter saw it, our plates were left on table after being finished for longer than expected. the waiter only came by twice and the second time he apologized for missing the last call for drinks (there was only 1 other couple in our area). I am highly disappointed, especially being my husbands birthday which made this occasion more special. I will travel the extra miles to the Fairfax location next time where we had 5 star experience. Definitely would not recommend, I expected better service for a 300$ bill.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded on March 22, 2021

Many years ago, Ruth Fertel founded our great company based on the most hospitable service and a genuine affection for everyone. When a guest feels that he or she has not received the service that is the hallmark of the Ruth’s Chris name, we take those assertions seriously. Please consider sending us a private message with your contact information, including a phone number. Thank you!

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Eatitup
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for celebrations for a lovely dinner. The service was excellent as always, our service was amazing, he view of the airport kept my 4 year old intrigued and the food was phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Most depressing Ruth’s Chris ever. The quality of the food was incredibly bad and ridiculously expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Me and wife celebrating our 1 year anniversary and our first time at Ruth Chris after hearing about how great it was Service was outstanding and mood was great. Wife enjoyed her meal and drinks for me I had the cowboy Tomahawk Steak and wasn’t what I expected very tough and a lot of fat although I took it home I couldn’t eat it when I got gone the next day. Everything else was great . Waiters were outstanding. Hopefully on my next visit because I will visit again I hope the next steak will be a little better and be well worth the money I spent. I appreciate the anniversary dessert it was very good. Loved it

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded on March 16, 2021

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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speedaemon
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Did not enjoy the salad, too much dressing mixed in. The Lobster Bisque was not up to the usual standard, too watery and tasted slight burnt. Main course was as expected and most welcome after the appetizer and soup.

We have been may time and were looking for similar overall service. We consider the Crystal City location as the standard for the Washington, D.C. area. It did meet that standard this visit.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington is rated 4.7 stars by 2872 OpenTable diners.

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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.

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