Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

4.6
1961 reviews
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Fairfax, 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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CV
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I went for my birthday and the food was as tasty as ever. The problem was I think there was something that was slightly spoiled as within an hour and a half most of the meal I ate was gone, if you know what I mean. Other than that it was a pleasant experience.

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

Lovely dinner with family visiting from Germany-they loved it!

O
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What I have come to expect from Ruth's Chris. Food was flavorful, plentiful and service excellent.

SC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a fine end to restaurant week. Great selection and the food as always was fantastic

G
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had a wonderful experience every time we have dined at the Fairfax location. Service is always impeccable, food cooked perfectly, and ambience is nice.

J
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff that made our anniversary such a special night

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous, booth was perfect and staff was amazing!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We are basically regulars at Capital Grille and our experience at Ruth’s Chris proved to us that Capital Grill is way superior! The service was almost non-existent. First they had a problem seating us because they didn’t know which tables they had waiters for yet. Finally got a table after taking us to two other ones. Excuse was the air conditioner was acting up. My husband ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. I ordered from the regular menu. The food came out hot so that was good, but rarely did anyone come to check if we wanted or needed anything else. Dessert came with my husband’s dinner. Two forks arrived and than a piece of cheesecake. I was never asked if I wanted dessert nor were we ever asked if we wanted coffee. But he was happy to give us a bill. By the way the restaurant wasn't busy. I also told waiter in the beginning that I was lactose intolerant. Don’t know how he expected me to eat cheese cake and didn’t seem to care. I will not go back there again, nor would I recommend the restaurant to anyone I know.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Have always enjoyed Ruth Chris. This was the first visit which was not so pleasurable. Although the food was excellent, the service was horrible. And it wasn’t even crowded. My reservation was at 5:30 so when we arrived it was only three other couples. Don’t know what the pro law as but the slow service ruined the entire dining experience.

r
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

only if there service and presentation of the food gets better. Inwas truly disappointed when my food arrive to find that both of my side dishes wew either cold or oveecooked. Although I received new dishes we must remember that first impressions are lasting impressions. I'm hope the next everything will be at the 5 star standard Ruth Chris is known for.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Samantha wow just wow! First class service and David was top notch!! Don’t lose these two!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going away dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was yummy and great! The attention was also super!

E
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful atmosphere. Happy employees, very attentive. Went to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. Couldn’t have been a better experience!

AK
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife, mother and father there to celebrate mom's birthday. The food was absolutely delicious. A slight gripe I had was that my appetizer never showed up. The rest of the experience was absolutely amazing. Great service, mouth watering food and delicious desert. Mistakes happen, and I can forgive the lack of appetizers. Will 100% go back.

AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was fairly average (I don't want to feel rushed but do want to feel attended to, and think they weren't nearly attentive enough with dirty plates, etc being ignored for a while), and steaks were only OK. Prior trips have been great but for the cost, I want it to be consistent.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 experience! Took my spouse there for the first time and she couldn’t believe how fast the service was, how attendant the waiter/waitresses were, and how polite they all were as well. And don’t even get me started on how amazing the food was. Been there several times. Has always been an excellent experience!

J
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience ! My steak was a bit undercooked, but I didn’t know it until I got close to the bone! My fault for not checking first. My husband’s ribeye was perfect!

CZ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was very good except for the cocktails. There were very watered down, filled with ice and overly expensive.

RS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is always a wonderful treat for me and my wife
The service was outstanding and the food was great

SC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful evening and birthday celebration for my husband. Food was outstanding as was the service.

RK
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth's Chris has become our neighborhood go to restaurant over the past couple of years. We always enjoy ourselves and despite what many might think, you can get an excellent meal at a decent price. We almost always opt for the three course special which has never failed to satisfy. Thanks again for allowing us to enjoy a rare Sunday night out!

KP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Sadly, very disappointed. Steak not work $53.00. Not even close. Baked pot not fully cooked. Caesar salad was blah, limp and overdressed with dressing. Service was slow—dishes left at table, soda for son never received. Dessert given for son’s Bday a very nice gesture. Thank you. End of night and all we could think about is we just dropped $450 on a dinner that was mediocre at best.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. The best steak in the country. Service is always special.

US
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. My wife was touched by the way Ruth Chris had made our table setting more personal for our occasion. Our server Matt was very friendly, attentive, and offered good suggestions. The wine list was extensive, we opted for a proprietary red wine blend. It turned out to be a very good choice for us to pair with our filets, which by the way, were very tender and tasty. The dessert menu and after dinner drinks should satisfy anyone's palate. It had been a while since we dined at Ruth Chris and they had not lost their touch. It was a very delightful evening for us. :)

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great customer service

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Son-law’s birthday + family visit from overseas

Excellent food, as always, but the service became mediocre as the meal progressed.

We have enjoyed many meals at this particular location through the years. However the service this time was somewhat lacking to the point that we even had to ask another staff member for the check.

All well in the beginning but not at the end. It was early on a Saturday evening and not particularly busy when we visited.

All-in-all an OK experience but for the price, and our expectations of your establishment, quite disappointing.

I will reconsider this restaurant as my top choice for special dining experiences in the future.

Thank you for asking.

O
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was off.. steak was tough. Not our usual Ruth Chris experience

SW
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming, friendly and congenial atmosphere serving superb steaks!

LD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here numerous times and always the same experience - superb!!!! Highly recommend!!!!

DS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first experience at Ruth’s Chris was fantastic. We had probably the best waiter I’ve had at any establishment. My New York Strip was amazing. Overall the atmosphere was inviting and comfortable, all the way down to the very nice paper towels in the restroom. I’ll be back, no doubt.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good food and nice ambiance!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from start to finish. Food was perfect and our server Scott was awesomd

MD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating at Ruth Chris’s. Went for 5th Anniversary with my wife. Amazing atmosphere and our waitress, Julia, provided us with excellent service. She explained everything for us first timers. Definitely will be going back soon. Definitely recommend it to friends and family.

KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good overall. A bit pricey but food was great!

M
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We got the tomahawk cut which was $126 and it was supposed to be a 40oz cut. We ordered it medium rare and received rare. After cutting our steak in half, the manger dropped the bone on the ground and there was still meat on it. He did not offer any sort of discount for dropping a portion of our food. The fat on the steak was not rendered at all and took a large portion of the area of the steak. The sides were poorly prepared with the exception of the cremini mushrooms. The other sides we ordered were potatoes at gratin and the potatoes lyonnaise. The onion were burnt and had a gross charred taste. Please stay far away from this crappy corporate establishment and support your local businesses instead. We went for our anniversary and it wasn't worth the cost at all. Not even close. The server was nice and a bit pushy but I assume that they are trained to be that way in order to get you to order as much as possible. Please stop holding our check hostage for 20 minutes when we told you we were done eating. I did appreciate the free cheesecake that we received for our anniversary, but the main event (steak) was pretty awful. Please avoid this money pit of a restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great from the manager Being attentive to our needs and Sean was our server and never missed to beat. And the quality of the food is always superior and this is why we keep returning , we know what we're gonna get and tonight it was excellent.

J
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can you say? It's Ruth's Chris. It is amazing. I will say they did go above and beyond for this visit. I booked this dinner for our anniversary and they decorated the table with us and well she loved it and I took total credit for setting this up, but all I did was push a button on open table.

Food was amazing. Service was great. I will be back for our next special event. Mason, our server was great. He even bought us desert since it was our anniversary. A+ Service.

J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service was top notch! Fast and friendly! And they decorated the table for my birthday! The seafood was so big and the steak melted in your mouth! Can’t wait to go again!

BC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat and outstanding service. A must for any occasion...

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