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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (32)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (19)
Romantic (19)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Notable Wine List (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Fun (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Waterfront (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great service and the table was decorated for the occasion. Food was awesome!

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

So delicious! And the view of the airport was a nice surprise. Great service and not as expensive as I expected!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Two steak were cooked incorrectly and had to be sent back. At the end of the meal had to hunt down the server. Over all was not satisfied for the amount of money spent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This fell short as far as a Ruth Chris and I am a frequent Ruth Chris customer. Sad because it was a special occasion and it was a bust. I have averaged one visit a month to Ruth Chris over the past year. Steak was not cooked to request and sides were just room temperature. Very disappointed! Sincerely, Colonel Tony Atlas

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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great food & outstanding service. We had the Porterhouse for Two and it was one of the best steak we have ever had. Our waiter, Christian, provided us top-notch service and even took a picture for us. Overall, the meal was fantastic and we had a wonderful time; couldn't have been any better.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2017

I was surprised by the apparel that many folks were wearing. A number of folks had t-shirts and shorts on. Something I did not expect from a restaurant like this. The service was moderate at best and the steaks didn't sizzle when it can to the table. Sad! It is one of the impactful memories I have of Ruth's Chris other restaurants and boasted about to my quests. While the view of the airport and DC was nice the overall atmosphere was equal to a Fridays restaurant. I will not be going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great device and food !! Had a reservation for a party of 6, walked right in and was taken to our table and had drinks within 5 minute's. Would recommend for any occasion with great views !#

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 14, 2017

You can never go wrong with Ruth Chris. Amazing view and very professional and courteous service. PERFECTLY prepared steaks and amazing wine list and drinks.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 13, 2017

My mother's graduation with her Ph.D

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It fits well into our let's go again place. Fine service, pleasant atmosphere and consistently good food and wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2017

This chain of restaurants is reasonably consistent no matter which one you are done at. Our service was excellentand the meal was above average. Overall predictable and consistent

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Enforce a reasonable dress code and screen out those who do not have the money/credit to pay the bill, won't tip the waiters, or are without manners to be in this caliber of a restaurant. I am tired of sweats, underwear showing, shoes on chairs, and incredible messes left under tables. Please get back to fundamentals of a high quality, impeccable service restaurant worthy of Ruth, its founder. I am seeing some improvement since last year. I encourage the general manager to find ways to reward its best customers for their loyalty--both through simple acknowledgement and recognition and in the general manager honoring their presence with a warm greeting and minor "reward" feature of some kind for our next visit. Make the visit a more personal and memorable experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We had a great table with a spectacular view. The food, as always, was delicious. The overall experience was made that much better by our knowledgeable, kind and attentive server, Rashad. Just wonderful.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The worst service I have received inside the United States! An extremely unremarkable "dining" experience. After paying $175 for dinner, we left in search of dinner! Very disappointed. Should have gone to Del Frisco!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great view of National airport and the city. Service was excellent and the food was equal--as usual at this Ruths Chris.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great food, early dinner very welcoming environment. Husband loved the crab cakes- I enjoyed my stuffed chicken. Vegetables perfectly steamed. Delicious! They honored our request for a table near the window. Great view of the city.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

My visit was phenomenal! See you next month! Please continue the good service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I order a filet. It was bad! Full of nerves and the meat was like rubber. Besides, the filet is brought to he table on a small dish full of oil or molten butter (could not discern it). Very disappointed. Informed the waiter about it, and he asked me what he could do about it - if I knew it I would not have complained; instead, I would have told him what to do about it! This was the second time I went to this expensive place and got disappointed with the steak. I won't go there anymore.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Perfectly cooked steak. Waiter was nice and funny and provided helpful menu suggestions. View was lovely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

It was a nice dinner and exceptional view. My wife enjoyed her first meal at a RC

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Amazing views of Reagan National Airport and all of the monuments. But the service was very slow and we did not receive our side dishes until we were almost done with our mains, despite repeated requests. The food is good but overpriced compared to other similar restaurants.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 24, 2017

My experience was unsatisfactory. I made an appointment for 8:30 and I wasn't seated until 9pm. They took long with the appetizer and the entre. The food was very watering. I would never go back to that place, they only caters for white people.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Had an amazing view of D.C., delicious food, and beyond wonderful from Teddy. Thanks for making our night out a great one!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We all had the Ruth's complete meal and it was great...and the service by Teddy was great...he provided great service and was attentive to us throughout the meal service. We will come back and request for Teddy. Everything was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

One of the things my wife and I really like about this particular Ruth's Chris is that it overlooks Reagan National Airport. The cocktails are always excellently made and the service is impeccable. The food may be a bit pricey but it is always well prepared and tastes wonderful.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

One is never disappointed at Ruth's Chris in Crystal City. Lovely view of DC, the Potomac and the airport. Service is always spot on and the waiters know the menu well and give good advice.
It is a never fail place and you won't ever leave hungry.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I enjoyed my previous visit much more. Had a little table hiccup upon arriving and got the "we don't guarantee" from the manager. We were under an air conditioning vent and nearly froze so really couldn't enjoy our meal. We ordered a seafood tower and was not provided anything to clean our hands from handling the seafood before our entre arrived. I guess my expectations were too high. I had previously had a nice experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great view from window tables, and always have had great food here, but got a poor steak this time - it was gnarly and undercooked. Their response was to give one free dessert - so $50 for a bad steak and a $10 dessert for free. Very disappointed. Morton's has gone downhill and now looks like Ruth's Chris may be too..........

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

My wife and I went here for a second year to celebrate our anniversary. As always, food was magnificent, service perfect, and overall atmosphere fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

It was simply amazing. We were celebrating my daughter making the Dean's List.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My #1 in VA Father's Day with my Son in-in law, Daughter and Wife. It was great and fun everything up to expectation and the usual greatness that is Ruth Chris Steak House. Thanks for another good family memory.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Worst Ruth Chris I have been to.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I dined here for a Pre-Father's Day and my father had an exceptionally pleasant experience on Saturday.

Teddy was our host for the evening and was phenomenal! I actually had him as a host before and his personality really makes you feel welcomed and relaxed. The food was outstanding as usual and everything comes out hot and flavorful. Lastly, the scenery is a plus. Overlooking the national airport and the view of the Washington Monument is a sight to behold.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice family or date atmosphere. Two thumbs up for me! I'll be back soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We recently celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary and had dinner at the Crystal City VA location. The staff and waiters were very nice and even seated us next to a couple who were celebrating their 50th anniversary. It made for a very nice evening. Thumbs up Ruth Chris.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Amazing service and amazing food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

First time at this location, the staff is wonderful especially thank you to Mr.Teddy he was a joy to have as our waiter. Very professional and a excellent conversationess, thank you all for a wonderful dinner. Mr. Teddy thank you for your 50year Ruth Chris pin my Father wears it everyday 😀 God Bless you all

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Ever celebrated Wednesday. Hit RC's for the 2 nd day in a row. The 2nd visit was a charm. Great happy hr with the wife & daughter. The happy hr is a feat value. I always add on a really nice bottle of Cabernet to compliment the food. Food was excellent. Our server Joni was great. The manager Joseph made sure things went smoothly.
Thanks for a great night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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