Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

4.5
1857 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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Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We are a repeated customer and we celebrated our grandson 21th birthday . To be honest the portion of my husband salmon was too small for a diner compared to what we always experienced . The portion of the shared sides were also too small . I just wonder what happened? My grandson enjoyed the celebration and we had a good time

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GA
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience - our server knew when to check with us and when to leave us alone. The food was exceptional. We were next to a large group and we still were able to have our own nice private discussion.

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ML
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Julia was our server and was great! The ambiance was nice. The french onion soup was delicious but unfortunately my steak was completely fatty and almost not edible. Disappointing overall.

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SL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love visiting Ruth's Chris in Fairfax. Great atmosphere, excellent food and service.

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GH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to the Fairfax location for a birthday celebration. Overall, we enjoyed the experience. The staff members were very polite and professional. That was huge for us. The food was good, but we felt it was overpriced. We expected more for the price we spent. I ordered the petite fillet and shrimp which came to a total of $52. I asked for well done, buy the steak was a little burnt. The shrimp was delicious. We ordered a side of lobster Mac n cheese which ended up being my favorite food item. It was enough for us to split and not have to buy separate sides. I’d give the food a 6/10 and the service/ambiance a 10/10.

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RL
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was me and my boyfriend first time going and it was amazing. The food was delicious the waiters were so friendly and was on point. We are definitely coming back.

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PE
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long overdue date night. Even though they couldnt accommodate us for 5 course beer dinner (found out offered when we arrived), management offered complementary tastings at no extra charge. Very accommodating also in exchanging salad offerings when my wife didnt like hers. Steaks were melt in your mouth tenderness cooked to perfection

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BV
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Alejandro as our waiter again and he was wonderful. Everything was top notch down to the wine temperature. Coming back as soon as we are able. Thank you!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fine but we were seated next to a table with a large group and they were very loud. They were having a good time, and that was fine, but it made the dining experience much less enjoyable, which was disappointing. There were plenty of tables available, and I am not sure why we were seated next to the large group.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Not service oriented, very poor quality food and bad value. Made a minor special request fir food from the bar menu to be served st the dining room table and was flat out denied with no compromise.
Will try to never go back again.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Sea bass was disappointing. It was swimming in grease and butter.

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SM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated army birthday! Tasteful decorated table, fabulous service and delicious meal of Stark accompanied by lobster Mac and cheese. Had the white chocolate bread pudding with chambord; perfect pairing!

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PF
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I decided to take my wife to this Ruth’s Chris because we live right down the street, and while we’ve been to several other Ruth’s Chris locations, we’ve never stopped here. This Ruth’s Chris is very nice. The food was great and the service was excellent. We will most definitely return.

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RF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's hard to get a well-done steak tender but they did. Consistent quality and a very enjoyable evening.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Please bring back the peppercorn sauce for the steaks. Salads were very average in appearance and were drowning in salad dressing.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great! Waitstaff was perfectly attentive!

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M
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Fabulous.

The parking/valet service needs to be enhanced during rainy times:
1. valet should have a large umbrella and help women from car to restaurant;

2. receptionist employees should give/communicate the valet ticket to the valet - I tried to hand mine to them and they treated it like a hot potato.

3. treat the customer like your business depands on them, especially during inclement weather.

After spending over $300 for dinner for two, I don’t think it’s too much to ask or expect.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great upscale place to have a quiet dinner. We were celebrating a birthday and they had decorated the table -- but no singing, yeah. Food was great, great selection of wines. And best of all, the noise level was great. A quiet restaurant where you cannot hear the other patrons or have music too loud in the background. Also, it is nice that they have valet parking. A great place to dine.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us went to celebrate two birthdays and we had a delightful time. The food was delicious, the service superb and we spent almost three hours at the table. We enjoyed cocktails, wine, appetizers, salads, main courses and desert. Soup to nuts it was an excellent evening! We go often and will continue to do so.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Very slow in getting food out. Took 15 minutes from the time we asked for the kid's ice cream. I guess if you are in the mood for drinking and chatting then it may be ok for slow service but not the best when you had a 7 year old with you.

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PC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been our 5th time visiting this location. Food and service has always been excellent!

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an AMAZING meal and our evening was a memorable experience thanks to our attentive servers. Thank you!

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again we were very happy to eat here. I experienced a life threatening situation where a piece of steak got lodged in my throat. Fortunately a retired police officer (from New Jersey) was sitting right next to me and performed the heimlich maneuver immediately. Thank God for Ron Lucas and family. My wife and I are so grateful for this man to be in the right place at the right time. He should be commended for his life saving skills. This took place Sunday 2/17/19 @ 9pm..Fairfax Corner.

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

The food is good and not unreasonably priced for what it is, however if you’re seated on an isle, as we were, the constant coming ang going of waiters balancing trays over your head destroys the experience. Service was seriously lacking; our waitress never again appeared to ask if we needed anything. Employees chatting and laughing at nearby stations is annoying.

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K
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The steak my husband and I had was the worst I have ever had at Ruth’s Chris. It was cooked perfectly, but the meat was tough and grisly. It definitely did not taste like a prime steak. The waiter also brought the wrong wine...a Chardonnay with steak?? Then when he brought the right wine, he put the burgundy in an ice bucket...which we corrected. The worst experience I have had at Ruth’s Chris. I expect better for the price!

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the dining experience and food was incredible. See you soon.

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F
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service as come to be expected at Ruth's

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing....one of the best meals I’ve ever had!

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l
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Ruth Chris is always good for a great steak. However, I have to comment on the bartender, who was not only super friendly and accommodating, but made the best Vesper martini I have ever had!! Would definitely go back!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is consistently good. Table service could have been better.

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RD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was outstanding. Steaks cooked to perfection almost melted in our mouths. Potatoes and asparagus sides also delicate and tasty. Service was always nearby but not hovering. It was a little noisy but what is to be expected of a full restaurant. Overall, great anniversary dinner.

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DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would recommend this restaurant

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LF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff was excellent. Food was wonderful!

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L
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always stellar

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Abbie was great! Food was outstanding! Celebrating our sons 17th birthday! It was perfect!

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WM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had an excellent dining experience!!!

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AH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and yummy food!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Valentine’s Day meal

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CO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service.Seated us right away although we were late. Welcoming staff. Tasty food.

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