Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

4.7
2087 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
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.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(703) 979-7275
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Ruderman
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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.
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Cross street
23rd Street
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Parking details
Valet parking for $5. Parking in the garage at 23rd and Crystal Drive is free when entering after 4 pm.
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Public transit
Metro: Yellow & Blue Lines, Crystal City Stop
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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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great food was amazing service was awesome. Aziz our waiter was the best.

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CO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was a amazing, best I’ve had at Ruth Chris. Our server was prompt and honest about drink and meal selections.

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MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation requesting the bar area next to the window and they made sure to reserve the best table with the best view for us. Romantic setting for a date night. Great drinks and great steaks!!

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M
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Service was excellant...food very good...nice view of the Potomac River from out table.

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NR
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner with my best friend that did not disappoint. Our server, Kelly, was excellent and knowledgeable.
Our steaks were delicious and cooked perfectly. The view is great, and although we were the last patrons in the place, we never felt rushed.

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O
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have celebrated our wedding anniversary at this Ruth’s Chris for many years. We asked for a window table (how could you improve on that view?) as well as Teddy or Brian who we have also known for many years and all our special requests were met. The food was perfect as always. Brian actually SPLIT a martini so we could have one, but not overindulge since we counted on having wine with dinner. Their wines are always excellent. Anything on the menu is going to be exquisite. I LOVE this place!!!! Thank you, Teddy and Brian and Ruth’s Chris for helping to make our 42nd anniversary spectacular!

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MP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was fantastic - both the bone-in ribeye and the lamb chops. Service was great. Can’t say enough about this place. It’s expensive but worth it.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I went to Ruth’s Chris in Crystal City to celebrate my husbands birthday and it was hands down AMAZING. The staff greeted you with a friendly smile. The service as well as the food was outstanding. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone. The price is a little costly but it’s worth spending. Love it, will be back soon😍

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J
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, always superb steaks. Great wine choices. Ate dinner in the bar area with an awesome view of downtown DC and National Airport.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional, the view was very beautiful and the food was pretty good. Highlight was the desert – the cheesecake was the best thing that came to the table; veryyyyyy good.

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JS
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the steaks are amazing. A great view of the Nations Capitol and the Potomac from the 11th floor. Must try!!

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C
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. Excellent drinks. 5 star experience.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all, This was my first time dining at Ruth Chris because as we all know it very pricey! But if you don’t try them at least once in your life your missing out!!! The food was delicious. The ambience was very chill and the service was amazing !

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HG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week and what an amazing deal that was! It was awesome food and fantastic prices, we would definitely go back again!

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AM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I love this Ruth's Chris. It's my favorite in the DMV area. However, the food was not as good this time around. I asked for a medium cooked steak and it came out medium well-closer to well done. The creamed spinach was cold and the lobster on top of the mac and cheese was cold and tough. I was embarrassed because this was my first time bringing my neighbors to Ruth's Chris. I bragged on how great the food and service was. The service was exceptional, but the food was mediocre that night. It was a disappointment because I was also celebrating my birthday that evening. Maybe I just caught them on a bad day.

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s
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If I could give them 10 stars I would.....showed up early and actually seated us early....absolutely wonderful staff, settings everything was perfect!

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PE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Brian was delivered excellent service. He went out of his way for all of us, especially
the two birthday celebrants and their parents/grandparents in their 90's! Thank you again Brian!

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H
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We like Ruth Chris a lot. But recently the prices have gone up, the portions seem less appropriate and the choices are less. Overall, it has dropped from excellent to fair in our opinion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed my time

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EC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Our server Brian Ng was excellent! Thank you...

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DF
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy my time at Ruth's. Our server was awesome.

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DP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seated right away. Attentive service. Beautiful views. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Surprisingly mediocre, though I’ve had good experiences in the past. Steak was very good but all the side dishes (Caprese salad, mashed potatoes & Brussels sprouts), were quite ordinary.
Excellent service in a noisy room.

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DM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Ruth Chris has a great product. I have been to several and the food is always worth the price. I had several issues with this particular restaurant. The waiter was not attentive, he also did not understand how to describe the different levels of preparedness of the meat. He told me a medium rare steak had a cool red center then I asked him to describe a rare steak and he stated it was raw in the center. But, if it wasn't done enough I could let it cook on the plate until it was to my liking. The steak came out correctly, I had trust in the cook to prepare it correctly, but the by the time I received my food, the mashed potatoes were cool and glazed over. The meal was good, but not as good as you would expect from Ruth's Chris. If they want to provide service on par with Outback they should charge the same prices. I pay more because I expect more. I also had an issue with the table I was placed. I made a reservation a week in advanced and I was put in the bar, while there were plenty of seats open in the regular dinning area. Bar seating should be used as a last resort, due to the level of noise. Overall the meal was good, but the service was poor.

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DB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I booked a very early reservation and the restaurant was empty. I asked for table with a view and they said you are getting one! There is an entire room overlooking the airport terminal and its parking lot. There is a also a room overlooking the Capital and Washington Monument.
Hmm!!! What view should I have gotten.

I walked over to the room with the real views and most of the tables were vacant. Pretty obnoxious.

Mortons next time.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing, the service is top of the line. And the atmosphere is beautiful 5 stars

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RL
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always from this franchise. I want to especially complement Brian Ng—retired Navy. He did an absolutely outstanding job tonight. Just the right amount of attentiveness and pleasant repartee.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Tremendous view of the runway at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). For first timers it is a little complicated getting to the restaurant but they put as many directional signs as possible. Our server was excellent in his interaction with us. I love it when he joked and said he would take away our plate until we finished those last two bites. Especially since restaurants are notorious for taking your at away when you’re not finished. I think the steak is overall very good at Ruth Chris but they aren’t keeping up with the quality of other smaller steakhouses at the same price point. Also, being a Californian and knowing my California wines very well they are NOT offering the best wines but instead just the big names like Mondavi, Beringer, Peju and others. Plus they are way overcharging for them; even for restaurant standards. They need to overhaul their wine list big time. In the end, I would definitely go back especially for a special occasion or business meeting.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!!

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TK
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

One word describes my experience at Ruth Chris in Crystal City, VA: disappointing. It was our 35th anniversary, so my wife & I were anticipating a great meal at an allegedly great restaurant chain, but we got just the opposite. This restaurant has a spectacular view of Reagan National Airport & the Potomac River beyond, but the staff decided to seat us at the very worst table in the entire place, one that had a six foot wall in front of it that completely obstructed the beautiful view beyond. That totally ruined the entire experience, & things just went downhill from there. My wife ordered her 6oz filet medium, I ordered my 8oz filet medium rare, but the steaks were delivered just the opposite of what was requested. On top of that, the plates are scorching hot & the server placed them such that we were both forced to use our napkins to reposition them. Why the heck does Ruth Chris do that? I don't want my steak to continue to cook on a 500 degree plate, I want the steak's residual heat to finish any cooking that is required. Also, my wife commented her plate looked filthy, & it was because the steak juice got seared to the broiling hot surface. The manager offered to upgrade my desert as compensation, even though I didn't order a desert, so again, the entire experience was disappointing. This was a milestone event in me & my spouse's lives, & we expected Ruth Chris to play their part, especially considering we laid down nearly $250.00. Did I mention the experience was disappointing? Keep your money in your pocket & go to your local sports bar or break out the charcoal grill next time you crave a steak.

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

High standards. Met as far as steak, wine, salads and sides. But for those of us who don't want steak (or even meat), it's a tough one. I ordered the crab fried rice without the crab and it was not flavorful--I guess its difficult for the restaurant to imagine someone who would just like flavorful rice without crab. I should not expect a steak place to have lots of good things other than steak, but for the price, I would hope. The waiter did try so hard to please.
But then the bread pudding ranks up there as one of our favorites--and we never pass up bread pudding.
You cannot beat the view from anywhere in the restaurant--it is gorgeous, especially at night. But we were seated near the bar and it was loud, although we don't mind--but as a forewarning.

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ES
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always perfect at Ruth Chris in Crystal City!

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OP
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Thie Ruth's Chris is one of our favorites because of the beautiful views overlooking DC and DCA. The food is exceptional and the service usually is as well. We were disappointed on this occasion with a server who hovered over us and actually reached over and turned pages of the menu/wine list for us. We asked him to give us a few minutes to review and he seemed unhappy as he walked away. Our reservation was for 6:00 pm and the dining room was fairly empty. It wasn't as though he needed to turn our table over quickly. Other than the poor service, we enjoyed our meal and view.

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K
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner at Ruth Chris. The waiters were excellent. We had the 6oz filet & shrimp..,delicious!!!
They decorated our table with birthday confetti for my husband’s birthday.

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LT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Milton was amazing. He was attentive, personable and professional. Job well done.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service and view

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GJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, atmosphere, and view were all great...fantastic date night experience.

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CW
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great find in the DC area, Crystal City. I have always enjoyed Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in many locations in the U.S., this one did not let me down. Filet and lobster yummy! Service was top-notch.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

It was aight

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NM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding steak (filet) was done according to my request, but learned that medium well is a bit overcooked and dry. The roasted corn on the cob was stellar as was the steak house salad. Table seating was sheer perfection that allowed us to see the runway at Reagan National, the metro, and the river. Our waiter, Christian, was exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu, and was friendly without being obtrusive. I had to stick with drinking water, since I was driving; however, my buddy who accompanied me said that his handcrafted cocktail(s) were "spot-on". Will most certainly return.

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