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

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

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Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Romantic (15)
Business Meals (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2012

Ruth's Chris in Fairfax, VA has never let me down. This was not our first time and as always, my expectations were met. I was pleasantly surprise by some menu change to supplement their steak. Whitney, like all the other servers we've had before, was great. Excellent service + excellent food + pleasant environment just makes the whole experience wonderful. I look forward to the next visit. Yes, it was expensive but well worth it and for me I look for value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2012

Consistently reliably outstanding. Steak and accompaniments were quality raw material, well cooked and flavorful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2012

We were well looked after by the wait staff.
Food was excellent.
The merlot was nice and subtle for a by-the-glass offering.
I would go again.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2012

We went to celebrate my daughter's 17th birthday. You can always count on Ruth Chris to provide a consistent high quality meal. The 3 course special is an outstanding value. I rated food 4 stars because the seafood trio was not on the same par as the steaks - tiny lobster tail, scallops were over cooked and the garlic butter too overpowering for the seafood. My mistake - it is a steak house! My daughter did get the surf and turf and the lobster tail was outstanding.
Daisy, our waitress, was fantasic!
We will go again and again to this all around excellent restaurant and dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2012

Great time out with my wife. Had a lovely post valentine's day dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2012

the ONLY detractor is that the facility is too loud....

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2012

Food great as usual. Server Andrea was outstanding. Couple of very minor hiccups from her assistantas lost the 5th star on service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 17, 2012

My date and I had a nice table in the corner. We were lucky to have a wonderful waiter, called David. He was outstanding. The food was delicious - although we did not get any wine, it was a very nice dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 17, 2012

The service was very weak. The steaks were so so...way overpriced for sevice and quality...go to Mortons or the Palm instead

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

The steak was great, everything else food wise fell short.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

It's a nice restaurant, however, the prices are bloated, the service is decent, and the food is cooked with far too much butter. It appears as though the steaks are not even grilled. There were no grill marks to speak of on either steak that was ordered. Not to say they were not tasty, it's just that I would prefer a grilled steak 100% of the time. Grilled or not grilled though, no steak to me is going to be worth 45-60 dollars. Also, there were plenty of long delays between when the waiter would show up. Would not recommend Ruth's Chris to anyone nor will I be returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Great Place for our anniversary! Great Food, Great Service!!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Great food and ambiace. Servoice and pace of the meal was a little uneven. I'd go back and try it again

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

We had a valentine's day dinner and it was absolutely fantastic. Foods were perfect as always and the waitress was really helpful picking out the wine that we liked. Also, they offered a valentine's day package for $20, which included champaigne, chocolate dipped strawberries and roses for two. It was a great deal! and very romantic too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Ruth Chris Fairfax did not meet our expectations during this visit. We were never offered bread. Steak was ordered medim rare, but served medium. Service was slow to remove used dishes. Normally the table is cleaned between courses, but not on this night. I was just not what we expected from Ruth Chris.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2012

The service was great. The food was very good to even outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2012

Once again, Ruth's Chris was wonderful. My Spouse and I eat here often, and have always had great service and Wonderful food. We love the Valet Parking; a huge plus on cold nights!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2012

We save this restaurant for special occasions, and enjoy eating there, because it's more quiet than some of the other steak houses. We wish they had more fish on the menu instead of just salmon. They have more shell fish which is not good for people with allergies. Bring back the Sea Bass and Halibut.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2012

Our usual waiter, who is outstanding, Cameron, was not in. Scott, our waiter for the evening, was not very attentive and was not around when the main dishes were served.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2012

Had a reservation for 8:00 but didn't get seated until 8:30. Otherwise, experience and dinner was outstanding. Steaks were perfect, as usual!!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2012

Excellent steak and seafood, as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2012

I love the Fillet Mignon. The Fairfax Ruth Chris knows how to cook the fillet. It melts in the mouth. I've had Ruth's steaks in Bethesda and DC, but the Fairfax Ruth makes the best steak!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Ruth's is a reliable and good chain that has always been and will probably always be enjoyable. Unfortunately for us the Fairfax location (maybe all) no longer has a sommelier and this is a major drawback. The wine list is very young and the staff knew nothing to properly assist us in making a decision - our iPad apps were more helpful. Maybe the clientele that frequents is no longer wine savvy so the little knowledge the wait staff can impart is plenty. If you know more than a little, the absence of a sommelier is painfully obvious. They had one a few months ago, so maybe the economy is affecting even this staple chain.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2012

We thought it was very good. It was our 40th. Wedding Anniversary. But quite honestly, in our humble oppinion, for average income folks like us ..... it was assuredly way, way, way overpriced ! For example, a simple glass of wine, which only had at the most three mouthfuls, was $11.00 ..... that's really incredible. You could have at least given us a reasonable glass of wine. I don't think we'll be returning to Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2012

Everything was great! As always!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2012

I went for a special ocassion (birthday) with a group of 7 but they didn't give anything complimentary. Considering that my bill was over $300 you would have thought they would have thrown in a free dessert. My food was a bit undercooked and my waiter a bit inattentive (I had to keep asking for refills). I've had better experiences at Ruth Chris, but maybe they are just not used to waiting on big groups.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2012

As usual, the food was excellent and my family had a great time!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2012

In a word- wonderful; big crowd but staff calm & extremely cordial, service excellent, probably the best steak I've ever had; unusual to describe a place as both romantic and kid friendly; my 12 yr old was with us and engaged warmly by staff also I noticed other children about, yet ambiance was relatively quiet, attractive relaxing decor, even though big crowd still felt a sense of conversation privacy at our table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2012

I have been to Ruth Chris many times and this time the waiter and staff were very slow esp on a Sunday. The place was not that crowd so I do not understand why they were slower than usual. I love the food but didn't not enjoy the service. I still gave them a 20% tip but if I get the same waiter I will ask to sit somewhere else.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2012

This was not our typical experience at Ruth's...service was WELL below par. Our server, Ellen, was extremely inattentive & left us waiting most of the evening even though the restaurant wasn't crowded (7 empty tables near us). Server dissappeared for long stretches of time & ignored us when she returned to dining room. Steak wasn't cooked to order & had to be sent back. I'm sure the server didn't put order in righ as we have never experienced this at Ruth's before. Water glasses weren't refilled. We weren't asked if we wanted another drink. Cappachino with dessert (server assured me would be the best I've ever had) had 3" of foam with a splash of cold coffee. We will return but would definitely ask for a different server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2012

The food was good. The service was poor. We ordered a bottle of wine and it wasn't served until we had almost finished our first course. Probably won't go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2012

Consistently great food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2012

The food was outstanding! The restaurant menu makes it affordable for most. It was the best steak we've ever eaten! We will definitely be heading back for very special occasions. The drinks and wine were also great.
My boyfriend summed it up as 'Now I know why there is Ruth's Chris and the everywhere else'

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2012

Overrated. The steak was good, but that's about it. Staff was obviously disinterested in those that not look like they'd tip well. Created a self fulfilling policy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2012

I have been wanting to have dinner here for a long time but was not able to due daily costs associated with this area. My experience was good and I definitely want to go back. The next time I would preferred to be seated with adults, not next to a table of 16 that are mostly children celebrating a child's birthday. That is my only complaint. The waitstaff stepped in to fill in for the waiter that was assigned to us, and that was nice-- at least we were not forgotten.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2012

Overall excellent dinner. Very tender center cut filet perfectly cooked as
were the sides.
Service is always superb...great restaurant for a enjoyable dinner out!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2012

Ruth's Chris is always a good choice and their Restaurant Week special is a great deal. Our party tried each of the 3 options for each of the 3 courses and I heard no complaints. It was a very nice dining experience that I look forward to trying again soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2012

My husband and I appreciated the thoughtful, knowledgeable and experienced waiter. He knew exactly what I was talking about concerning the cooking of the meat. The food was delicious and worth every penny. The clientele at the dining tables were respectful of other diners and even the children were well behaved. If I could afford it, I would visit this restaurant weekly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2012

Excellent. Fairfax corner location always consistent never disappoints

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2012

It's one of those places where it's a little pricy, but you don't complain because EVERYTHING was simply top notch. From the Hostess when you walk in, to the servers, service and food were absolutely great.

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