About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

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.

2231 Crystal Drive, 11th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Seafood

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.

Cross Street:
23rd Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 979-7275

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/arlington

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.

Parking Details:
Valet parking for $5. Parking in the garage at 23rd and Crystal Drive is free when entering after 4 pm.

Public Transit:
Metro: Yellow & Blue Lines, Crystal City Stop

Executive Chef:
Jason Ruderman

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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (33)
Good for a Date (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Romantic (27)
Business Meals (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Notable Wine List (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Waterfront (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

Food was as amazing as always and our server was attentive, but it took much longer to get our entrees then it should have. Roughly 45 minutes between our salads and entrees.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Very nice lunch menu

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Manfredo (hope I have name correct) is our favorite waiter. He is attentive and seems to remember us each time. Leonard, who was working with him, was equally as attentive and professional. They are a great team.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife ordered steak which was supposed to be medium rare , it turned near well done!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I wasn't entirely impressed with this location this visit. However, I do not judge this location or establishment on one evening. I have traditionally enjoyed great food and service here. Our server seemed to be more preoccupied with other things and service was slower than usual. The steak wasn't prepared as well as normal. However, I still will come back. It was a Monday and that usually isn't the best of evenings to go out to dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Party of 6. Dress code seemed strange and inconsistent but “STRICT” for a Saturday especially. Once seated, table was wobbly & unstable and we had to REQUEST to be moved. Sweet pots casserole was COLD. Family style, so we all ate the cold side (which thankfully was just one of 8) bc it was tasty, but it would have been better warm.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a great experience! Love the staff and food, everything was just amazing!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Temperature and flavor of steaks consistently good. The meal was delicious from my blueberry Mojito to the dessert. Third time at this restaurant. Excellent each time.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Steak came out raw twice

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Consistently delicious. Great service. It’s my favorite place for steak.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Superb service and meal was great. We enjoyed the evening and will be returning for another evening.

Tags: Disabled Access, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is the place to enjoy a great meal in conjunction with a special occasion. Though they have a dress code, many people think blue jeans is acceptable attire. How tragic. Regardless, what a great place with tremendous staff!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very professional staff that helped celebrate my wife’s birthday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Ruth Chris is my husband's favorite restaurant. However, we normally go for special occasions because of the cost. However, this time we went for Restaurant Week, which I went online and made reservations from the Restaurant Week website and it took me through Open Table. To much surprise when we arrived at the restaurant, we were told that they do not participate in Restaurant Week. So I was not happy about that because we had to go outside of what was budgeted. Also, we normally order Cajun seasoning on our steaks, but that night we were told they do not have it. Outside of the disappointing news, the service and food was good a usual. Probably would have been better if it was what we expected.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Met with girlfriends for dinner. It's always a great time with the girls and Ruth Chris providing the great atmosphere and food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had an amazing experience here!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a winner. Old fashioned high end steak restaurant with fantastic views out over National, beautiful meat and reliable, never changing sides. Come here to feel a bit special.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome staff from the front door, the valet and the waiters.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Anniversary celebration dinner. Surfern service by Patrick.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was nice

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Exceptional service from our waiter. He made the evening very enjoyable for my spouse whose birthday we were celebrating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My girlfriend and I went here for our second anniversary. Was a wonderful dinner with very friendly staff until our server decided to hit on my girlfriend as I using the bathroom (of course he took the check too before she could tell me). You'd think that workers at an establishment like Ruth's Chris would have more couth. The food was excellent but most of the steakhouses around here are just as good and I've never encountered problems like this elsewhere. I'll probably just go to one of the Ruth's Chris locations in DC next time. Its truly a shame because the dining room has a beautiful view of the DC area. Oh well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The views were amazing and so were the crab cakes. The steak was not the best, filet had a lot of fat. Overall we were happy and enjoyed everything except the filet. Will try something else on the menu the next time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Creme Brule was so good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Ruth Chris in Arlington never call us when we are celebrating any special occasion

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Restaurant was recently renovated and looks good but has lost some of its ambience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Thank you for making the lunch dining experience so enjoyable for my girlfriend and I. I work downstairs on the 4th Floor, so I’ll definitely bring her back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This is mt go to restaurant for special occasions. Great food and service. Get a table by a window because you'll have a wonderful view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great view with Ruth's Chris specialties made this a great meal. Cooked to perfection amd the wine recommendations were spot on.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food and Service!!! Spectacular view of DC, Reagan National, and the surrounding area. Renovation is very recent with emphasis on providing a great view from any of the dining areas.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a lovely dinner... lobster and fielet with mashed potatoes and corn just delicious I wil defiantly be back and our waiter was out standing

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great view by the window, great service, great food, friendly server!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was as expected - good; service could have definately been better - it was slow; and this venue was very noisy - not very romantic.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I reserved a table to 12 for NYE and our party ended up being 16 and they were able to accommodate us all in the same area. The food (as always) is superb and that was only made better by the ambiance, if you have already dined with Ruth's Chris, you already know, if not, it will be worth it...Enjoy

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Scenic View, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was great! Took my wife out for New Years

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The waiters are not professional and have a terrible attitude with guests. They can also benefit from wearing clean clothes in an upscale restaurant. Service has very much declined.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was a little disappointed that we couldn’t get a window seat but, our server Rob was just perfect! He remembered us from the few times we visited before tonight and he’s just awesome!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our server, Teddy, was great! My wife loved her birthday dinner. Amazing view, as soon as they fix the lighting dimmer. Recently remodeled. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We always look forward to our evenings at Ruth's Chris. The Crystal City location is unique with the scenic backdrop. The menu accommodates every taste. The meal preparation and presentation is second to none. Can't wait to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We requested a window table through Open Table. When we got there, there were MANY available tables, but they refused to seat us near a window, even thought we had requested that through Open Table. The hostess said that they "do not read Open Table comments or requests." Alex, the person who walked us to our table told us that they would not put 2 tables together along the window to accommodate our party of 6 "because of the fire code." That was not true because we would have had fewer chairs in the aisle than the way the tables were set up for parties of 4. Alex, who had mentioned that he knew that it was our wedding anniversary then sarcastically said, "would you rather that we split your party." For a +$400 dinner, we preferred to be together, thank you anyway. The manager moved us to a different room, but I was still hurt and aggravated that the window tables all sat empty on that Thursday evening. I have had several wonderful evenings at this restaurant, but am so disappointed that I will not return and will not recommend this location in the future.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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