Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wedding anniversary....Aziz was our waiter and he took wonderful care of us and our friends

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

C
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a hiccup or two by the hostesses our meal sevice, wait staff and food was great! And who can beat a view of the Capital. Plus we were treated to a professional saxophonist who pulled out his sax to play Happy Birthday to his daughter who just turned 21! Great night great meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick (Waiter) was great.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, enjoyed the food and nice environment

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review. We hope you will join us again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We we seated at a table in the bar area and it was a little noisy. But the view was awesome! And our waitress Anna was excellent!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded on September 6, 2019

Feedback from guests like you helps us to continually strive to provide world-class hospitality and excellent food. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Thank you for dining with us and we hope you will join us again soon.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff very friendly and professional. My steak was chewy and underdone to how I ordered it. All of the sides we had were delicious.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded on September 6, 2019

Hello, Jennifer. We appreciate you contacting us, and for sharing your feedback, as it helps us improve. Thank you for dining at Ruth's Chris. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent views and great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just request to be seated on the side of DC scenic view. The other side is of the airport but not as great of view. Everything else was amazing.

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our mother’s birthday day service and food outstanding. We asked not to be seated under air vents and they were so accommodating. Definitely would recommend this establishment and plan to return soon!!!!

SW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional. We really enjoyed it and will definitely visit that location again very soon.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Decent experience overall, but things weren’t quite as good as they’ve been on other occasions at Ruth’s Chris.

B
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth's has the best steak anywhere! We chose this restaurant and the location because it has everything I consider important for a fine meal. It's our special occasion place and where we bring friends to enjoy the view and dine without shouting over the noise.

GO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except the food which is one of the main reason we decided to spend a birthday there. For appetizers we ordered the bbq shrimp and shrimp cocktail. Both were good not great. Kind of like meh. Our salads arrived and the first thing i noticed was the food runner delivered our salads to the wrong table. When the other guest explained that it wasn’t their food, the food runner, glanced at me and I gestured that it was ours. The salads were already placed on the other guest’s table so the salads had slid a little off the plates with salad dressing sloppily all around the plates. Our salads had the appearance that they have been sitting out for some time. The lettuce appeared wilted and not cool and crisp of a salad. The salad plates weren’t even cool to the touch. I expect this of restaurant of this tier level. Needless to say, I placed the salad to side. For my main dish I ordered the rib eye medium well (hot pink center). When I cut into my rib eye it was cooked a little too well. Not a hot pink center, no seasoning or flavor of a nicely prepared rib eye. Also, seemed extremely greasy. Our sides of potatoes au gratin and mac ‘n cheese were fine. To be fair our desserts were spectacular. I’m a regular guest of Mikes American steakhouse and Ozzie’s Good Eats. I always order the rib eye. Last weekend I visited Del Frisco’s steakhouse and ordered the rib eye. I expected Ruth Chris to be comparable to Del Frisco’s steakhouse. I have to say that I am disappointed this wasn’t the case or at least for this specific visit. I could chalk it up to this one specific visit and not Ruth Chris norm. Of course I had my rib eye and sides boxed up and they are still sitting in fridge. Will discard.

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

Thank you for the feedback, George. We take great pride in continuing our founder Ruth Fertel's, insistence on serving Midwestern corn-fed USDA prime beef - beef that represents the top percent of all beef available in the United States. We are truly sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We would love for you to give us another shot. Please reply with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can speak with you directly. Thank you!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My family and I came in to partake in Restaurant Week. We enjoyed the menu options.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to dine for our anniversary. We were served by Brian. We typically come to this location for a lot of special occasions because we enjoy the food. The food was delicious, our server was very friendly and our food came out pretty quickly. We will certainly be back!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Milton was great! Took care of all of our needs and the food was exquisite.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and everything from parking to finishing our meal was spectacular.

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

26th Wedding Anniversary. Would have preferred a full window view.

KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my boyfriend’s first steakhouse and he loved it! We went for restaurant week and it was a great deal!

TG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food wasn’t the normal, great taste that I am accustomed to. Also, our waiter didn’t pay much attention to us, he was more concerned with another table and anything he did for me and my family was contingent upon what they needed first. That was NOT ok.

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

Thank you for your review, Tiffany. 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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VA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This Ruth's Chris never disappoints. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The ambience was wonderful. As my husband and I celebrated his birthday, everyone from the greeter to our server, made this birthday experience a complete joy! Thank you for service with excellence. Having his name on the menu was great! We truly enjoyed our experience.

JH
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Great food! Hostess ‘forgot us’ then put us in the bar...loud and annoying. After switching tables, the waiter ‘forgot us’...over 25 minutes just to order.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. This is certainly not how we wanted your visit to go. We'd like to learn more -- please consider sending us your contact information, including a phone number so that we can reach out to you directly. Thank you!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome! Wait staff was very attentive and they got our orders right. Food was impeccable! We selected steak, stuffed chicken and crab cake. Our food was served hot and was seasoned perfectly. We had a great experience and we will be returning soon. Ruth Chris has never disappointed me. Special thanks to our server, Rob, he was very courteous and helpful.

J
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you sit in the bar area (great views of airport) be prepared for really noisy dining experience.

MH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for restaurant week and the offer was certainly good. Our waiter, Teddy, was excellent; knowledgeable, funny and attentive. The appetizer was a very tasty and fresh caesar salad, for the main I ordered the house trio. My steak came in welldone instead of medium rare as I had requested and Teddy very quickly got it changed for me. The chicken breast came with a lovely cheese cover on it and was juicy and delicious. The crab cake was good but not extraordinary. The steaks were spot on and couldn't have been done better. The sauce that accompanied my friends steak was also amazing. We had a beautiful view of the cityscape as the sun was setting. We would definitely come back!

CP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. My friends birthday was amazing!

PR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration for my husband

RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Teddy was amazing. He made the experience great! Would go back just for him!

D
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin was an amazing server and made the night very special.

JV
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing view, fantastic food , great cocktails and an attentive staff, what else can you ask for? I always have a great time there!!!

TM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and love the special attention for his bday!

l
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Seated in the bar area, so not very intimate. Noisy room due to closeness of tables to bar and hard floors letting sound bounce. However, the service and meal were spot on to the standards you'd expect from Ruth's Chris. Scenic view is a bit industrial if you focus on the near side of the Potomac, so just look across the river instead!

CQ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our visit was for my sister's birthday and the special birthday touch you provided made her so happy, for that reason alone I would return. Food is a bit pricey but then I don't know much about steaks. I had the chopped salad but was a bit disappointed that I couldn't add a grilled chicken breast to it. Overall it was very good because my sister was happy!!!

WO
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The quality of the filet was quite poor especially compared to Morton’s. Cannot beat the view. The hostesses were very welcoming and attentive. The waiter was nice.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration was wonderful. Server ensured all requests were addressed immediately. Wonderful experience as always at Ruth Chris!

WM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy my dining experience at this location. From the literal view of the DMV, to the super attentive service and the always phenomenal steaks. They did well to cater to my request, as I was there to celebrate a birthday. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the appetizers and sides were prepared as only Ruth Chris can. The sweet potato casserole teeters the line between side dish and desert; it's amazing. I will say the prices are always slightly jarring when trying to decide what to get and when that final bill comes. But you go to Ruth Chris because you know where your money is going.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rudy did a great job!

D
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great views, food and wine very good, great place for a business discussion

DG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our waiter was the BEST and service and food were the grest

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