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

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4.4

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (41)
Good for a Date (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Romantic (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Groups (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (6)
Waterfront (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fun (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great. Will do it again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a wonderful time on my date night

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It's always a great experience and environment with exceptional service.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food and service! Perfect for a special occasion

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent service and wonderful food. Love the view of the airplanes too

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Took my wife for her bday because she lives the Ruth Chris experience. Dinner was outstanding as expected. She had petite filet and I had 16 ounce bone in filet. Perfectly done.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The service, food and ambience were top shelf. The view of the Capital and National airport were great. Our server was Teddy and you can't get better. Love Ruth Cris and look forward to the next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Teddy was our server and was over the top. He did a spectacular job, and always had a smile, and laugh for us.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I was actually given a gift certificate from my three older sisters back in March, my wife and I were waiting for a good time and to celebrate the arrival of our first grandchild seemed like as good as any. I had requested a window seat and within 30 seconds of sitting down my wife said "I'm not sitting here". She really is not a complainer....but there was a table of about 14 young men and it seemed like they thought it was a frat party venue, very loud, to the point you couldn't hold a normal conversation. Immediately we requested to be moved and you could still hear the outbursts from our new location, although it was much better. At the prices we paid for a dinner for 2, my wife had 2 drinks, I had one, no dessert, $240.00, no one should have had to listen to the loud group of young men. Not sure I plan on returning to Ruths Chris.....??
Tim Ragen

PS: The steaks were awesome !

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The steak was phenomenal. The service was on point. The view is great. It'll cost you, no doubt, however it's worth it. The wines were good. Best steakhouse experience in D.C. area that I've experienced.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great views. Bar area on a Friday night was pretty loud. Great food and service.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I took my wife and son here for a Sunday dinner.

The place has the ambien of an Olive Garden.
The waiter and services about the same as Maggiano's. That would be okay if the menu have similar price point.

We ordered the Harvest Salad and lobster bisque for appetizers. For main course, we ordered the bone in filet, the ribeye, and a cowboy ribeye. The salads are good. The lobster bisque is the same quality of a Wegmans bisque. The steaks were ordered medium rare and were correctly cooked. They were above average steaks. However, they were serve with no vegetables or any sides. Just a steak on a white plate. I wish the waiter would have told us this so we can order side dish. I believe that this would enhance the steak.

Overall, the experience is similar to that of a casual diner at a local mall with a price tag of a better than average French restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Ruth's Chris is pretty much always a winner. The Crystal City location has the most beautiful views and our server, Patrick was amazing! They aim to please and they certainly made my mom's birthday a memorable one. I highly reccomend the lobster Mac n Cheese!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service by Teddy and view were great as always. He is the best. Also view is spectacular. Had h
First time guests with us to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. They were impressed with food and service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The steak is well done. But everything else is not. We ordered crab fried rice as a side - terrible. The fingerling potatoes were fine, but honestly I can prepare them better at home. And the brussel sprouts were so over-cooked an mushy. I tried each side and decided I didn't even want to eat them. The bread was also stale. You can get a better loaf from Safeway. The restaurant was noisy, service slow, and overall below average for an expensive place. Not what it used to be!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

While the food and service were both good, the ambiance was less than desirable. It looks as if the restaurant is undergoing some rennovation, which I suppose will eventually improve the environment. At present, its looks somewhat dated and the outside view of the airport and freight train line is less than inspiring.

I would also say the food while good is somewhat overpriced compared to other restaurants we have dined in the Washington area. McCormick and Schmidt might be a better dining option in the Arlington area.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Outstanding service and very high quality of food...beat steak in town

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ruth's Chris steakhouse never disappoints! We truly enjoyed our dining experience and look forward to more visits in the near future.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I had an amazing time at Ruth's Chris in Arlington. This was my very first visit here and I enjoyed every minute of it. The waitress was amazing the food was even better. I would recommend going her for special occasions though. I am sure no one wants to spend 200 dollars on any meal. lol

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