Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

4.6
2136 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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.
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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Neighborhood
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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

The gift of time together. Now that’s Christmas. Make the most of every moment when you celebrate around one of our tables. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

The gift of time together. Now that’s Christmas. Make the most of every moment when you celebrate around one of our tables. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Before the countdown clock is set, before the bubbly is chilled, before the resolutions are made, make a reservation to start your New Year’s Eve celebration at Ruth’s Chris.
Raise a toast with a hand-crafted cocktail or a selection from our award-winning wine list and make the last night of 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

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Sun - Thu 4:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 2136 People Are Saying
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PD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, a great experience! Teddy continues to a fantastic advisor and server.

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DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best view and steak in the DC area!

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W
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely environment, great food and exceptional service

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a date with my wife and asked for a romantic table. My first table was facing a building which was not romantic at all. After we moved everything was fine. Teddy took great care of us and would recommend you ask for him if you plan on dining there. Will be back!

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JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 5

40 min wait between salad and entree. 3 of 3 steaks significantly under- or over-cooked. We returned two. Bill was adjusted but the experience was ruined between the long wait time and then being served incorrectly cooked steaks.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience, my date and I had a window booth facing the city. Great view, great food, and excellent service. Will definitely be going to this location over the others in the area.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Able to seat us earlier than reservation and at a table that accommodated our need for a little less noise.

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DL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious and delightful meal. Patrick was an excellent server with just the right balance of attentive friendliness and giving us privacy.

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

Everything was perfect, as usual!

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MC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the restaurant. I was a bit disappointed due to the large group we were and the availability of the seating. I have been at this restaurant before and picked it due to the view; we were unable to be seated next to the window. Overall, the food was amazing, waitstaff were great!

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GP
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Brian, was very good. He gave good recommendations and let us enjoy the evening at our pace. Food was predictably excellent. Great wine selection; try their Sanctuary.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance for my wife’s birthday. We’ll definitely return!!!!

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t
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We've dined here many times and come back for the good food and friendly, professional service. This was a special occasion - we had a guest from out of the country and family who had never dined at Ruth's Chris before. We raved about the experience they would have dining here, including the beautiful views. The food was delicious as always and our server was excellent. The manager also stopped by to ask us how our dinner was, which is always a nice to see. However, for this special occasion we had requested a window table with a view and despite sharing this, we were seated in the back room along a section of wall with curtains in between the windows so that's what our 'view' was. The hostess who greeted us when we arrived seem annoyed when we told her that we would be a party of 5 and not 7 and when we asked a different hostess to take a group picture on our way out, she also seemed annoyed. This is not our usual experience with the hostesses, but something that the management should address. It was an expensive night and friendly treatment of guests is important, particularly by staff at the 'front of the house'.

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DB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious steak and stuffed mushrooms. Waiter (Teddy) pleasant, hostess' were friendly. A lovely Thanksgiving Dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested a window seat and received it

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KL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten at numerous RC’s. Always high quality.

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JF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Steaks were delicious as usual. Service was okay for the occasion, kindness was on pare, just slow do to the amount of people.

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S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always friendly and professional. Drinks are delicious, and the wine selection is great. Appetizers are heavenly, especially the calamari. Try the sweet potato souffle, it is so delicious.

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f
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Thanksgiving special. Turkey, stuffing were very tasty and take home desserts too boot.

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P
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb Thanksgiving Dinner, creative cocktails, well priced special dinner compared to other restaurants in the Arlington/Alexandria area. Enjoyed as alwarys.

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l
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

My dining experience was not up to par as previous occasions. Been coming to this location for years. Ambiance was good.
Waiters were busy. I had 2 and neither provided bead for the table. I asked for it and never received any. Food was delicious as always. I had the Thanksgiving meal. My son the stuffed chicken and my daughter had a salad. Management spoke to each table but avoided my table.
My tea spoon was dirty. My daughter's soda glass was dirty.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top shelf restaurant, my wife and I enjoyed our time there. Outstanding service and food.

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DB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was excellent as always and this past Thursday at Thanksgiving. We also LOVE and enjoy having Teddy as our waiter he is amazing and so much so we made a reservation for my birthday Dec 17th and hope to be in his section in the bar area.

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D
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been coming here for years. We eat out quite often and this is our "special occasion" restaurant. We eat here at least 4 times a year. It never disappoints! Everytime we come here, everything is perfect. The view, food, wine and service cannot be beat. The staff is always attentive and welcoming. The menu is esquisite. In fact, it's hard to choose what to have because we know everything is excellently prepared. This is the restaurant that we bring our friends and guests because it is such a treat and very unique. LOVE IT!!!!!!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were great!! Service Excellent!

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y
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great date night. Restaurant opened late. Good service.
I wished they enforced a dress code a little better however I can see that being a slippery slope. Overall great food. Side items are a la carte but enough to share. Make sure you specify to the waiter if you want a bottle of wine or glass! Our waiter refilled my glass each time it was running low, which is great but you will be charged for the entire bottle which was a nice piece of $96 bucks!

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TL
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view! Excellent food and service.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can never go wrong with a meal here. The staff are always attentive and the food is always delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Teddy always makes our dinning experience wonderful! Birthday dinner for hubby, and everything was lovely and food was hot and delicious.

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C
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb steaks and excellent service, as always. The best thing about Ruth's Chris is their consistent high standards. We will be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth Chris killed it as usual!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience as always!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful staff and the food was delicious. I was full pretty early into my entree and still ordered dessert to-go because I knew it would be worth it. Perfect ambiance for a date night and the view of the Potomac was a nice bonus. Will be returning!

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DW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the whole experience. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. Second time there. Will be back as the menu has many great offerings that we need to try.

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h
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Blackened snapper very bland Will order a steak next time which is always exceptional

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S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Ruth’s Chris has been my favorite steakhouse… I have literally been able to cut the petite filet with a fork each time I have been there. This time… That was not the case. I ordered the steak medium well and the outside was charred. I ordered the asparagus as a side and it, too, had a crunchy charred taste to it. I was there for a congratulatory dinner so I didn’t want to make a big deal about anything but I have to say I was disappointed in this visit, especially for the price of the dinner. Our server spoke very quietly, rapidly, and with a thick accent so things had to be repeated multiple times. We had to ask for a refill on bread and I was never given a refill on my water or iced tea. This was definitely not the Ruth’s Chris experience that I have very much enjoyed in the past.

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TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I must say I was a little disappointed in the steaks. The outside was charred and had a burn crust (for a med well cook). The crabcakes and sides were delicious though . Sadly I do not plan to revisit this location because my excitement was for a delicious steak and I just did not receive that especially for the price it cost.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was great, food was great. I didn’t appreciate being made wait after having a reservation and then being sat with an obstructed view after watching other parties of the same side be sat in better seats right away after being arriving after us

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N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, service was excellent. Great scenic view of the city

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LM
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and so delicious! I had the ginger coconut lemon drop and was very tasty. I highly recommend this restaurant to others for a grown up dinner option.

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