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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4.4

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4.6

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4.5

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3.9

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
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Good for a Date (16)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Romantic (14)
Business Meals (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Groups (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our server Ali went above and beyond to make sure we had a great meal. The food was excellent and the service was terrific.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Service was awful. Steaks were undercooked and when sent back they charred them. Drinks took forever to come out. We couldn't even order dessert because service was so slow. My son had a crappy birthday dinner. We won't be going back to this Ruth's chris.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great last min selection. Classy and food was amazing!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This visit was by far the best dining experience we have experienced at this location in quite awhile. The service was perfect and the food was fresh and prepared exactly to our request. We will definitely make this our neighborhood go-to restaurant again!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, People Watching, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Love this place! Great food & personalized service! Excellent, one of our favorites!

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

Big disappointment was steak was not cooked to order. We sent back twice and the second time it looked like one of the Game of Thrones dragons torched it. We were celebrating a birthday and unfortunately the birthday girls steak was destroyed. And she had to sit at the table while the rest of us had to eat our steaks or they would get cold.
Table next to us sent their steaks back too.
When you are at a top steak house, the preparation should be perfect.
We love Ruth Chris but it will be a while before we go back. Painful to spend $500 on a meal and not feel awesome about it after.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Have been to this location several times. Primary servers may have been stretched a little thin because ours forgot about us several times. Most of our service came from the water guy or the support staff. At several occasions I smelled sewer/bathroom fumes waft through the area. I haven't sat in the back section of the restaurant before so maybe it's closer to the plumbing. My son was hoping to have the kids portion of the stuffed chicken breast he has had at other locations, but this one only offered a "plain, bone-in breast" - since the children's selections are not advertised, you won't be too sure of what's available when you go. As usual, the quality of the food and preparation were excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Went for a business dinner on a Monday night. Asked for a quiet table away from the crowd so we could talk and were seated in the back away from others, as requested. Service was excellent - waiter came by at the right times. Pacing of the food was also excellent - didn't feel rushed. Food was very good. My guest had the NY strip Oscar style. He enjoyed it. My only comment is that the "jumbo" crab cake on his steak wasn't so jumbo (and had some pieces of shell in it). Also would prefer that the Oscar style be with plain backfin crab meat and not a crab cake - especially at these prices. But that's a relatively minor point. Good selection of wines by the glass. Overall, a very nice - but expensive - dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Went there to use a gift certificate. Our server was Alejandro and he was very nice. He gave some good recommendations and made sure we were taken care of. The bread pudding was amazing. Try the Gambler's Old Fashioned, too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The service, ambiance, food and hand crafted cocktails were amazing. We love this place and will be back many times. thank you! Our waiter Tim was great as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Unfortunately there was a intoxicated women seated near us who was talking very loudly and using the f--- word a lot. We were going to ask to move to a different table but our food came out so we just stayed but I am surprised she was continued to be served more drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Service: after 10 minutes plus waiting I had to ask the receptionist to send the waiter to start the dining experience

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Steak not cooked to order and was returned extremely overcooked. Others in party were finished with meals before waitstaff came back ti table. I have been to many ruth chris' in many states and this was by far the worst.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our steaks were dry and the overall meal was definitely not worth the extremely expensive tab given the quality of our food.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Ruth Chris is always excellent! This occasion was up to their usual standard of excellence.
The waiter took the time to research the pronunciation of our last name and got it right on the first attempt. Steaks were excellent as always and the sides were also. This place never disappoints.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Excellent food specials at the bar for Happy Hour- Monday-Friday. Great service!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

2nd visit to this location and it was phenomenal again! We will return again soon!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Ruth's Chris is our "Go-To" restaurant for special occasions or celebrations. The food and staff are always consistent. One of our favorite places to go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fantastic service made my anniversary very special even put happy anniversary on a complimentary cake

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

we've eaten here several times and have always enjoyed our meals. Unfortunately, this time they didn't pay attention to their timing so they brought out our steaks before we were even done with our salads. That resulted to them being sent back to be kept warm while we finished and when they returned the plates were scalding and our steaks were now over cooked. Very surprising given the quality of restaurant Ruth's usually is.

The staff's attention was also a bit slow tonight, but we weren't in a big hurry so it wasn't a problem for us.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Not our first time or our last. Went for Fathers Day dinner. We took our 5 year old and he loved the filet and shrimp. Our potato au gratin was slightly undercooked as a knife was needed to cut through them. Very nice atmosphere and friendly wait staff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We celebrated Father's Day at this restaurant. He became very ill abdominally.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I was a little disappointed because I've eaten here before and had good food but it had been a while. I got the roasted brussels sprouts as a side and they were all burnt and tasted awful. The crab cakes were very good tho. The asparagus was entirely boring, basically the same thing you'd cook at home. my husband said the ny strip was overcooked but had good flavor. Scalloped potatoes and Mac n cheese were good. The waitstaff was all very friendly and very cordial. However when I mentioned my kid didn't like her food they just jokingly offered to eat it themselves. Also I got a harvest salad to start and was later shocked when I found out that little starter salad was nearly 600 calories. I'm scared to think how bad the whole meal probably is to eat for you. Overall I've had better meals there as this one was generally overlooked and bland (minus the crab cakes which were wonderful).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Not for any reason, but had not been to Ruth's Chris Steak House in many years. It was a wonderful experience to reconnect. The food was excellent - my steak cooked perfectly and just as I requested - medium rare. I'm not a fan of creamed spinach so I asked the server if I could get sautéed spinach instead. She offered to check with the chef and came back with an affirmative response. My friend and I both wanted a baked potato and the server recommended that we split one since they were so large (1 lb). Our server (neglected to ask her name) was professional, knew the menu, made helpful suggestions. She checked periodically to see if we needed anything but was not intrusive. There was no sense of being hurried and so we had about a 2-hour leisurely meal with good conversation, great food enjoyed with a couple glasses of Merlot.

The only negative about the entire experience was that I ate way too much but I enjoyed every morsel. Ruth's is now back on my radar and although it's not a place to frequent weekly, I will definitely not be absent for such a long period of time again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We had a very nice meal and a memorable evening. We will definitely go back sometime.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Pro:
The steak was excellent. I would come back for the steak alone. The flavor was to die for. The sides were really good too, but they're sold separately. If you're on a budget but would like to experience this restaurant without breaking the bank, I would recommend sharing one 16 oz steak and 1 side between 2 people, because their sides are pretty big.

Con:
The wine is extremely overpriced. We bought a bottle of red wine (2013 Graffigna Melbec) for $51, only to find out that the same bottle is sold for $9.99 on the market. We should have Googled it before buying it, so beware of these crazy markups!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We're always pleased with how well this chain does. I had a "classic" combination, Butter Lettuce BLT Salad, 6-ounce Filet & Shrimp, and Toasted Coconut & Pineapple Bread Pudding
Rum Crème Anglaise, Macadamia chocolate bark (Yes, that's one dessert!). My wife had the Petite Filet & Shrimp. I substituted a baked potato for the standard side (cost $5 extra--exorbitant!) What we did is share my salad, baked potato, and dessert. They split the salad and baked potato for us at the table--a nice touch. We had glasses of Pahlmeyer red wine. Service was extremely attentive without being overbearing. Bread was OK, Firebird's for example is better. I got six shrimp with my dish and my wife got three with hers--very nice large size. Filets were cooked just as we asked for. All in all a very nice dinner.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Delicious. Tim is the best. We request him as our server every time. He already knows our order before we sit down. The Chef is excellent. He made needed food accommodations for us. We love this Ruth Chris.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

They decorated our table for our anniversary and were sure to wish us a happy anniversary a couple of times. The service with smooth and professional. Parking is a breeze compared to the Tyson's location.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Always a pleasant experience. And the staff are very attentive and courteous.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Steaks to die for. Service is always so professional and they are always right there for refills but they don't Invade your space. Salads and desserts are great without Carmel. Lol. I am always bragging to people how great a restaurant it is. I like the one in Fairfax the best. I am a loyal patron of theirs. All their servers are great and Abbie and the Host made me feel so welcome for my birthday dinner!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Good experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Only issue was Open Table reservation system. Online system said there was no availability from 6-745. Walked in just to check getting in earlier at 630 and place was half empty. Hostess immediately sat us to the delight of my hungry customers. Loved the meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Excellent service .... little pricey , wine list extensive , & well marked up

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The service is always great at Ruth's Chris, and usually the food is as well. This time however... the food didn't live up to past experiences. I ordered a Cowboy Ribeye that I recall being about $50 dollars. It was cooked to medium; which I asked for, but the texture of the steak wasn't great, and the flavor was nothing worth remembering. A big, juicy, flavorful ribeye is something that I REALLY look forward to, but was seriously let down this time around. I expected much more for a $50 steak. In the future, I will just grab a nice ribeye from the butcher and grill it myself (for so much less).

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

Consistently Great! Food was delicious, service outstanding. They noted our special occasion with many extra touches that were much appreciated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I had a craving for a good steak and decided to go to my favorite special occasion place without a special occasion. The delicious steak was well worth it. I also was suprised by how great their hand-crafted cocktails were.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

It was, from start-to-finish, spectacular! Special shout-out to Brian, a highly skilled waiter, and his new colleague, Alex, whom Brian was training. This was a very special occasion dining experience - my son had graduated from VCU - so while this was very expensive ($$$$), it was intended as a special night out, and it delivered! Brian knew why we were there from the notes, & congratulated Stephen, my son, on his graduation from VCU in graphic design! YES, he was that specific!! The tabletop was strewn with celebratory confetti, all grad themed. AND, Ruth's Chris was running a special in which grads eat free (every bit helps)!! Our every need was met before we asked, Brian was polite, attentive & perfect - & the table chosen was ideal, perfectly accommodating our group of 7 - in high style. We are just very grateful to Ruth's Chris and to Brian for making this an incredibly special and memorable evening. I can't say enough about Brian - super skilled, incredibly polished, made the experience outstanding!!! Special kudos to Brian!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 17, 2017

I have been to at least four Ruth Chris restaurants over the years and the Fairfax, VA location has been the most disappointing. Food was average for the price and portions have gone down in size since my last visit which was in the Midlothian, VA location. For the money I expected more and did not receive it here. Asked for more bread twice and never received it. We were placed next to a window and had to watch people on the outside seating area eating their sandwiches. Just did not have the feel for a special occasion that I hoped for in celebration of my granddaughter's graduation from George Mason University.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great place to eat on a regular day, but they can't seem to handle a busy holiday. Wife and I eat here about once a month and it's always great. We went for dinner on mother's day and everything was off. Everything from waiting for our table even though we had a reservation to our filets being prepared wrong and being a little tough and even the service was off a step from usual. No one did anything that was particularly wrong, but it seems everyone was working a normal Sunday afternoon medium pace and forgot to step up their efforts for the busy holiday. Will we return? Of course. Am I going to cancel our father's day reservation? Absolutely.

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