About 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.

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

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

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Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (31)
Good for a Date (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (19)
Romantic (19)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Casual (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Waterfront (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

My experience at this location tends to be touch and go. My food was great which is always good. The service was so-so. The waiting times for the server got to be pretty long at times. The prosecco wasn't cold and the waiter's attentiveness was off and on. Definitely not the worse but not exactly the Ruth's Chris standard I've grown accustomed to.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 40th anniversary and went there because it's one of my wife's favorite restaurants. The staff created a festive atmosphere that we greatly enjoyed. Our meal was fantastic from salad to dessert. We had a wonderful evening and will go back again and again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

2 thumbs up for good food!!! I will definitely come back again...

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Reserved a window table for a birthday dinner. Restaurant could not deliver - lots of excuses: servers too busy, private party, etc. Food was up to RC standards but initial seating experience too hard to overcome. Will hesitate to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really great food and ambience!! Enjoyable birthday dinner. The bread pudding is to die for

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely amazing Anniversary meal and very nice decorated personal touches

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The steak was excellent

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Birthday dinner. Great food and service. Love the location over looking the airport. Easy parking.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I didn’t enjoy this visit. I left the Tyson’s area to come to this particular location. The service was very lackluster as was the food and drinks. I couldn’t believe I was being served a sidecar on the rocks in a rocks glass. I feel this location is lacking the sophistication it once had. I won’t be returning.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

After hearing about this restaurant for years,I was extremely disappointed in the food and the service. My family and I went here for Thanksgiving and this is a special occasion for most people. Our reservation was for 7:30 and evidently this was late because the food was soggy and disgustingly luke warm. It was definitely not straight from the oven and not even microwaved to a decent temperature. The food was bland and tasteless, totally unseasoned. Except for the yam casserole...which could have induced diabetes.

Equally unacceptable, out waiter would go missing in action for long periods and totally forgot my drink order with dinner. For those of you who indulge in bead before the meal on special occasion, they are very stingy with the bread. The waiter actually brought out one mini loaf of french bread for 3 people.

Do not waste time and money on overpriced terrible food and definitely not for a special occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving because we heard Ruth Chris had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Plus, in the past we had wonderful dining experience at Ruth Chris. But this time was horrible. The meals were brought out before we received our appetizers. And once we received our meals they were cold.

The waiter was nice but he was overwhelmed so the service was bad.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always a great steak and seafood selection. Best steak in DC!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Amazing experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Server timing was way off. Took ages to get to order a pre-meal cocktail, then to order meals and wine to accompany meals. Meals came out before cocktails, about forty minutes after placing our order. Had ages to eat salads before main courses finally arrived. By then our group just wanted to leave. Packed up half of our dinners, skipped the birthday cake (came to celebrate two birthdays), and left. Looked like busy servers everywhere around us, I just suppose they need to work on timing with the bar and kitchen. (Ate here a month ago and had a great flawless dinner.)

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The steak was good. Everything else was not good. We had brussel Sprouts, lionized potatoes and other side dishes and none of them were good. We had the same experience at other Ruth's Chris restaurants. We had not been for several years and we thought they might improve. Nope

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Too bright! For any setting, the dining room should be darker, but it is even more so with this location where the view is a major feature.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Worst service ever received at a Ruth's Chris. Had to ask for everything 3-4 times. Didn't ask for drink order, proceeded to ask immediately for food order first time he came over, etc.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

With Open Table we were sat right away. Staff was fantastic. The waiter may have a been a little too busy, wasn’t very attentive to our table. I had to request twice for my water to be refilled, anywhere else no big deal, but Ruth Chris I expect to not see the bottom of my glass. The food was beyond perfection. Amazing Rib Eye, great wine selection and value. I’ll be back without question!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My favorite restaurant for celebrating our birthdays and anniversaries.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Completely ignored my requests on all levels.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was good as always. However the restaurant was being renovated and I wasn’t aware.

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 (Singapore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The staff is always friendly and we were able to get a great view from one of the window tables.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We hadn’t dined at this location since last year. The restaurant looks extremely dated. Everything looked very old including the furniture/booths. They are apparently undergoing some renovations so it made the ambiance even more unpleasant. Very surprised that they have waited so long to update the restaurant especially considering that Ruth’s Chris is supposed to be an upscale restaurant. The food was great and the service was very good overall. We will probably wait at least 6 months before going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I really enjoy myself every time I dine here. The food is always amazing and the service is on point. But this time the server rubbed me the wrong way he lied to me about swiping my card. I told him my chip didn't work and he need to slide it , and he said I tried that so I gave it to another young lady who said she had to give my card to her boss to manually enter it because they are not allowed to swipe. Plus my seat I requested wasn't honored after someone called me and assured me I would have the seat I requested .
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Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I’m very disappointed with this visit because the staff was less than professional and the restaurant appearance is not as classy as before. I’ve been coming to this location for many of my past birthdays and even had my parent’s 50th anniversary party here. When I was taken to my table, the staff was not too friendly when I questioned the table choice which was in a tight location. A man with crocs, a t-shirt, and what appeared to be camouflage pants delivered my appetizer. The server was nice but brought me a ribeye steak instead of the porterhouse I ordered. Once I received the correct food it appeared that the mashed potatoes were rewarmed because they were hot on the surface but only warm in the middle. This location is not as desirable as you would expect for a Ruth’s Chris. I definitely will not be dinning at this location again nor would I recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very thoughtful birthday acknowledgment.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent steak, great wine and cocktails...panoramic view of the Potomac and Reagan National runways.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Never disappointing. Food and service is always on point.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My food and my date food was not cooked well done like we asked..also they was doing some type of renovations that didn't look to pleasing while eating..i like downtown better

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful, absolutely wonderful experience. I was celebrating my anniversary and checked reviews of several steakhouses in the DC Area and finally decided to go with, in my opinion, one of the best EVER, Ruth’s Chris. Although the restaurant is being renovated (much needed in some aspects) I still enjoyed the scenery and ambiance offered by way of the 11th Floor dining area overlooking the Reagan National Airport. Service was excellent, drinks were AMAZING and our meal was simply perfect. I recommend this place for Birthday’s, Anniversaries or even Happy Hour. Two things I noticed, the restroom needs a major upgrade and the thermostat is extremely dated as well. I’m sure these things are on the list to be renovated though. Will definitely be returning, sooner than later!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We took our 9 month old and they were super helpful! Great service had a wonderful night!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was impeccable. I had the chopped salad which was delicious and I also had the chicken with sweet potato casserole. The food was amazing and the view was breathtaking.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Phenomenal ambience, delicious food, very affordable valet parking. Just a very relaxing experience all around.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It was our 2 year wedding anniversary. Our food came out in a timely manner and the waiter, Teddy remembered us from the last visit we had there. He has a very cool personality and he recommended a few different cocktails for us. Everything was great Teddy even bought out a happy Anniversary dessert for us

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very disappointed. Open Table could not accommodate our time so we had to go at 6. The restaurant was not even 1/2 full the entire time we were there (almost 2 hours) so no idea why we would not have been able to get a 7PM reservation.

Call prior to my reservation warned us about the dress code (business casual)-but most diners did not follow.

The restaurant is UNDER RENOVATION and felt like a banquet hall. No ambience at all.

Spent over $500 on dinner.

Would not go back again unless to eat at the bar.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good view. Decent service. Steak not very good. Bad value.

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