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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4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

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Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (37)
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Romantic (28)
Business Meals (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Birthdays (22)
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Quiet Conversation (18)
Bar Seating (13)
Happy Hour (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fun (6)
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Casual (4)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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

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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 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 2, 2018

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 31, 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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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Decor is a little dated and needs to be updated. The dessert crepe brûlée was set for too long and had become to hard and the crust also was super thick.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was great, no complaints there! Overall though the experience wasn't outstanding. Nothing about the space or staff made it feel very welcoming. My biggest complaint was the seating....I get it's busy on a holiday, but who positions a table to face a pillar? When I asked for a different table, I received major attitude from our hostess. We were sat elsewhere thankfully at a better location, but without the attitude would've been nice . I've been to better Ruth's Chris Steakhouses where I've felt the atmosphere is more inviting and won't be coming back here.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have gone to this restaurant many times. The food has always been very good. The time before this time we made a reservation and were instructed many times over about their dress code ...weird. This time we were seated in an awful spot near the waiters and they kept bumping into our chairs knocking our purses off and talking and yelling to each other over us. Pretty much the worst seat in the house. And there seem to be many tables open although it was incredibly busy Christmas Day. We have been to many different Ruth Chris restaraunts in different states and have always had impeccable service. This place seems to be lacking in that area! Ordered drinks they forgot them...check took forever! We will try Tysons next time. Maybe better?

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner was very enjoyable. Frequent customer. Outstanding Happy Hours. Will continue to use . Three-course special is a good deal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I realize that it was Christmas Day but the service was slow and not what I expected from the restaurant for the cost of it.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We came here for a special dinner with our mother-in-law. The food and service were great. My complaint was that there was a set-up station (with extra plates, napkins, ...) set up right behind my mother-in-laws chair. Staff members stood behind her and had conversations and there was a constant flow of traffic over to this set up station. We all found it very disruptive.

My only other comment would be that the serving plates should be bigger. The meat took up the whole plate and there was no where to put the sides we ordered. We ended up getting up ourselves getting one of the small plates each from the set-up station (I guess that was a good part about having it there!!) - but there were lots of plates on the table then.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My wife and I have made Ruth Chris our Christmas Day tradition spot for dinner 4 years ago. This was the first time we took our 10yr old grandson along with us and he enjoyed himself. I thank them for having a children’s menu. My wife loves the ribeye with crumbled blue cheese. Ruth Chris hit a home run for 2017!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We selected Ruth's Chris for our Christmas Eve family dining as we have done in prior years. We were very disappointed, the ambience was lacking, there were delays in service (not due to the wait staff who were very attentive). Our filets were not cooked as ordered. We did not inform our wait staff since it took so long to get our meal, we didn't want another delay.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Even though we had reservations, we still had to wait nearly 20 minutes for a table. We requested far in advance to sit by a window, which didn’t happen, even with plenty of open tables by windows. Once seated, we weren’t greeted by staff for 30 minutes. My wife and I ordered steaks, both over cooked. In fear of it taking another 30 minutes for them to correct the steak temp, we just ate it and paid as quickly as possible.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was excellent but service was less organized than normal and the bar was very backed up so ordering drinks was a very slow process.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Never go on Christmas Eve. The restaurant was over booked and the hostess and management were in a bad mood. Luckily our waiter was great, he made the very best of a bad situation

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a great time. Wonderful Caesar salad and seafood tower. Of course the filet is always good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was great as usual.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant for special occasions. Very romantic, service is excellent! Arrived a little late and they still accommodated me!!!

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Cannot go wrong with Ruth Chris is Crystal. Always superb!

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great steak house. Fantastic value

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Had an outstanding anniversary dinner at this location. The steaks were sublime and our waiter was very attentive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Under renovations so that wasn't helpful in setting the mood...appearance gave a dirty feel. The entrance from the elevator was in terrible need of cleaning. Coffee spilled on the wall wasn't due to renovations. Food was just okay... I know many places do "family style" sides however, if you are with a mixed group, it's awkward. I like my own food on my plate. Speaking of plates, they served the food on the plates that came directly from the oven....HOT is an under statement. There wasn't a second plate under so there's really have no way to move the plate closer if not placed correctly in front of you, not cool. What was cool was watching airplanes take off and land. Overall not impressed....

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Won't go Back during holidays
Overbooked - inattentive service (perhaps seasonal help)

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The dinner was amazing. The service was great. The restaurant will recognize your special dinner with a free desert. It was our Anniversary and I didn't even ask for the waiter to bring the desert with a candle. Such a memorable moment. Be sure to mark the occasion on Open Table App.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Outstanding food very hot only complaint was it was very dark at our table

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was averaged. Fries soggy and not crisp. Waited to receive refills for drinks entirely too long. Renovations were going on and the rear dining area was dusty.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The creamed spinach was cold. The steaks were not what I am used to at Ruth’s Chris (and I started with the original in NOLA). The shoe string potatoes were over-cooked. The Brussels sprouts were, in contrast, very good. The “best dessert,” creme brûlée, was a bland, almost tasteless, vanilla. The service was good, although we waited a long time for our check. In short, a disappointing dinner for the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This is a perfect location, especially for lunch easy parking not too crowded and wonderful view

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We've lived in the neighborhood for 25 years but had never tried Ruth's Chris Steak House, so we spontaneously decided to give it a go this past weekend. Meh. The decor looks like one might expect from a mid-range chain hotel's restaurant, which was an immediate turn-off. The food? I'm a long-time vegetarian, but I'd seen some okay-looking vegetarian side dishes on the menu online and so was willing to give it a shot with my meat-eating friends. Well, the mac and cheese was among the worse I've ever had - drowning in Velveeta-like cheese and weirdly spiced with janopeños - and the iceberg wedge's dressing tasted like it had come straight from a bottle of mass-produced blue cheese dressing, not something fresh and tangy. My meet-eating friend thought her steak was okay, but she was disappointed afterward that there weren't any add-on sauces. When I mentioned that I'd seen several add-on sauce options on the menu, she was irritated that our server hadn't pointed them out or suggested one to her. I ordered two cocktails over the course of the evening and, although they were the same cocktail, they tasted completely different - no consistency in the bar's recipes. So, we can now check this off our neighborhood-dining bucket list, but we won't be going back.

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