About Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

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.

4100 Monument Corner Drive
Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Government County Pkwy

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 266-1004

Website:
http://www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/fairfax

Catering:
Ruth's Catering in Fairfax, 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:
Complimentary valet parking. Public lot also available.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Evins

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax Ratings and Reviews

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84% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (6)
Happy Hour (6)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Staff was professional & friendly. We were taken care of.
The food was good but not exceptional.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant is wonderful for any special occasion. The food is always very good steak house fare, just what we wanted to have. We all had some sort of petit filet, with some having shrimp along with it. The steaks were cooked just the way we each liked them. We all shared the sides, and the french fries were excellent, just the way you get them in France (and the way my mother cooked them from scratch - extra nostalgia points! ) We also had great service. We will be back .

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

PRETENTIOUS OVERPRICED for ordinary steak fare. My signature steak was flat without any tasteful sear. Great for happy hour if you are willing to pay a premium for drinks.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food is usually good, but this time our steak was undercooked. Basically, raw. The lobster Mac and cheese which is usually my favorite side dish was cold. The mushrooms were good though. I go here about 4x a year and this was the first time i’ve had a bad meal, so i’ll give them another try. It’s a pretty pricey meal so they should really work on making sure there are no off nights.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent experience. Pricey, yes, but worth it for the service and excellent food. Great waiter, Tyler, made this event special. Steaks were superb and drinks were outstanding. We will be going back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service! We were able to enjoy taking our time. Personal celebratory touches on the table and dessert were perfect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We celebrated our engagement at Ruth’s Chris tonight. We’ve done here several times and absolutely love the ambiance and service. As always, the service was impeccable and the food was perfect. We had a great time! Thank you again for making tonight an unforgettable and enjoyable evening!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food and service. They always do something special for birthdays.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The service and atmosphere was excellent, however, our steaks were not what was ordered. All of our steaks were over cooked. I suspect that it was due to them sitting on the hot plates too long.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Disappointed again at Ruth's. Been a longtime fav for special occasions but the quality and experience has greatly diminished. Went on a Sunday night, pulled into the valet stand and had to wait 10 to 15 mins for a valet to show up. Finally inside, we asked for a window table and had to wait, even though the restaurant was practically empty. Once seated we were greeted and served bread and water, then gave our orders. Both of us got 6 oz fillets with sides, and my fillet was stringy and tough as it was on an earlier visit. We never saw the water guy again even though our water glasses were empty half way through the meal. As an experienced diner having eaten in some of the finest restaurants all over the world, I know I could have called the server over and she probably would have offered to bring another fillet and filled the waters, but this was a special night and I didn't want to ruin the experience any further by causing a stir. At these prices service and food should be first rate, perfect every time without having to ask the waitstaff and kitchen to do their jobs. We won't be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was a very nice way to celebrate my husband's birthday. We both really enjoyed the waiter's service, and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Slow service. Wrong orders taken.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lovely dining experience. Had booked a reservation way too late, called the restaurant and was able to move the reservation an hour earlier. Thank goodness!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a mediocre experience at best. The steaks weren't particularly great. I've had much better steaks before. I suspect it was just this location that combined an awkward, clumsy and seemingly untrained staff experience (not one particular perosn, just all around) with food that smelled of burnt butter and tasted average at best. As far as Ruth's Chris go, we were provided with a VERY sub-optimal experience at this establishment. Avoid this location at all costs. Quite literally any other steak house in the area will give you a steak of similar quality.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I both had filet and shrimp combinations, one the RC Classic dinner that comes with choice of appetizer and side dish, then set dessert. The carrot soup was excellent, as were the filets and shrimp. One real irritant--my wife wanted to substitute a baked potato (plain with butter only on the side) instead of one of the other set choices for the RC Classic dinner. It's a five dollar upcharge!!! Given the cost of the dinner--$44.95--it seems way out of line to charge five dollars more for a simple baked potato substitution. Others had the Korean salmon, ribeye, creamed spinach, Caesar salad, and mashed potatoes. All were deemed great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Aly and Brian waited on us and they were both perfect! Always there when we needed them but never intrusive. Aly overheard me tell my husband that I forgot to ask that they not use butter when cooking my steak. Since it was my fault, I wasn't going to say anything. Aly brought out another steak for me in very short order. Food was delicious as always but the service was what really impressed us on this visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service and wonderful meal. Ribeye was grilled to perfection. Very good caesar salad.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great. Try the seafood tower!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great sizzling steaks and a great priced special menu! Love the Ruth’s Classics and we’ll be back again soon.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Hadn't been here for a while as our last experience wasn't the best, but Brian and Calvin took great care of us. Food was good. Fries could be hotter and crispier, but the entrees were great!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The staff called to verify our reservation and occasion for the dinner. Upon arrival we received a Happy Anniversary greeting and our table was decorated for our anniversary to include a card signed by the entire staff. Matt was an excellent and knowledgeable server. Our steaks were cooked to order and delicious. The serving of mashed potatoes is enormous. Our server made a dessert recommendation and offered to pay for it. We took him up on that, picture included.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The dining experience was fine. The quality of the food was not good. You would think for the prices you would have a least one decent vegetable to chose from. I love veggie but creamed spinach and cheap succotash is not a great choice. The beets salad had so much vinegar on it that it was like taking a mouth full of vinegar each bite. What was with the apple pie that looked like it was half eaten with a ball of ice cream. I took my husband there for a steak and that's what he enjoyed.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Over priced for the quality of the food being served. I ordered well done steak, they messed up side order, took them back and over cooked the steak and brought it back. I couldn't eat more than one byte

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great staff. Made excellent wine suggestion. Food is great. Pricey, but we knew that going in. Had a great experience as always. Ruth Chris is always a solid choice.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Regretably this was not as nice as we had anticipated. We have eaten at this and several other RCSHs over the years and find them very inconsistent from location to location. All in all we weren't that impressed. The steaks were good and cooked properly - but lacked any real 'taste'. The side vegies were good. The apple pie dessert was rather anemic. The caprese salad was really really good. The ambiance and ability to talk to our friends was very nice - but we all found the waiters a bit intrusive. i know they were trying to be attentative - but it seems like they were butting in all the time as opposed to coming up and wait 10 seconds for us to finish our sentence before asking a question. Also the volume of their voices could be a bit quieter and still easily heard.
We will probably return - but all in all Capital Grille is better in every regard.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Filet and petit ribeye were excellent as usual, crab stack forgettable. Listening to infant squawk and cry throughout our meal was less than desirable.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great celebration of our 38th anniversary.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food and service!!! Ali, our server, was very knowledgeable of the wines and made a great recommendation. My husband and I both had the filet and lobster tail with crab fried rice and edamame and succotash as sides. I had the ginger carrot soup which was very tasty with toasted coconut on top. Desserts and coffee completed a perfect meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The Fairfax Ruth's Chris Steak House was outstanding! Impeccable service and food, for everyone in our party! Plus that little extra attention that made our celebration that much more special. You can always count on Ruth's Chris for a perfect experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our 19 year old son ordered a sixteen ounce bone in filet at $65 and when he cut into the perfectly cooked steak he noticed a lot of gristle. He mentioned this to the server and the management was standing near by. At first they said it was because it was close to the bone and that was normal. Our son stated he wanted a new steak. It was quickly taken away and a new cut was placed in front of him. They fixed the issue and we all had a great dinner experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Last minute dinner during DC Restaurant Week. Great choice.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Doneness-- strike two. For the second time the cook staff messed up the order. The petite filet was ordered as medium and came to us as rare (blue). Not very attentive from the cook and the assistant chef serving the entree. We notified the server who then took it back for the re-fire. Bummer!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Enjoyed our night out on the town. We both chose items off the restaurant week menu. Her
Caesar salad greens were crisp and fresh and her only complaint was not enough dressing. I had the steak house salad with very very strong onions (if I order again I would leave the onions off) . Her salmon was moist and tasty while my steak was done to perfection. All in all a nice quiet booth in the back where we could enjoy each others company without disturbance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

What a disappointment, it was our first time dining at Ruth and probably be the last.
my wife got a caesar salad and I got the house salad, ( they were average, honestly Panera bread salad are so much better)
Then we got the Steak in a Tiny oval plate, with no garnishing at all ( No attention to presentation of the food!)
We got Mushrooms on the side, ( they were bathing in Butter, whole not sliced and no herbs)
They tasted like Mushroom from a can!!?
Mashed potatoes ( same poor taste from a box)
Overall the steak was ok , but the rest of the food was disappointing, the service was fast, but not great!

I usually do not write reviews about restaurants, but this time it is needed !

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We were seated shortly after arriving at our reservation time. Our waiter and our food was great. Everything came out like we wanted. Definitely recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Steaks improperly cooked, meat of average to poor quality, banana desert terrible, potato and mac/cheese basically tasteless, steak served on small oval sandwich platter not commensurate with the image and quality they attempt to portray. Overall poor value for the money and expectation. Sweet Water Tavern is consistently of better quality and value. Our waiter was good so I gave him a decent gratuity. It was all him. I respect food service workers. I worked as one.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Monday nights are a great time to go, especially during restaurant week. Often on weekends it is very busy and noisy, but it was fairly quiet and there wasn't a lot of hustle and bustle. We were able to eat at a very leisurely pace and enjoy some conversation. The food and service were great as usual.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Excellent resaurant for an evening out or special occasion - wonderful service, wine selection & service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Have been going to Ruth's Fairfax for years and it is sensational as always!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Ruth Chris never fails to satisfy. Our dinner was great, we all had steaks and each was prepared as ordered.

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