Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

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Steakhouse
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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

A love like yours calls for more than just one day of celebration. Join Ruth’s for Valentine’s Week and treat yourselves to our multi-course Porterhouse dinner for two or indulge in a decadent classic like Surf & Turf, available February 7-16, 2020.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 2073 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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PC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here fairly regularly and feel it really worth it fore a special dinner out. Service, food, ambiance,... all 5 stars!

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet was not cooked as my husband ordered it and Ruth’s Chris did everything they could to make it right. We were impressed! It was a great evening!

HG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and incredible food as always! Love the staff there

m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal. Special occasion and it was great.

P
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jack delivered great, timely service even as it was a little busy that evening. We had a great time!

R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great and the server was very nice but it was a 3 hour dinner. We did have a large party so that draws it out a little but the time in between drinks to appetizers to dinner to dessert was longer than expected. We will be back though!

DD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! Noise level was amazing. We could actually hear each in our conversation, even when all the tables were full. Service was excellent!

A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful decor, great food. I took my great niece to dinner before a show and it was a great way to kick off a really nice night out.

BD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to try the restaurant week menu. It was very good. The portions were perfect for $35. Everything was delicious just as we expected!

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and a great value. We'd recommend this place for either business or personal dinners.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Steak was a bit small for $60

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner
An amazing experience
Great food

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING food as always. This was my sisters first time here and she LOVED it. Always love eating here.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

K
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far and away the best steakhouse in the DC Metro area. From being greeted with a warm smile when you enter, to the amazing wait staff and high quality food, there is no where my family likes to dine more than Ruth’s Chris in Fairfax.

Their menu rivals any other steakhouse in the area and the quality of their food is second to none. Their kids menu is also very good and we’ve never had an issue with finding something great for our kids to eat too. If you haven’t tried Ruth’s Chris or haven’t visited the Fairfax location, you’re definitely missing out.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dining experience. We arrived early with reservations at 600pm. We were seated at 515. Our server, Ray, was kind, POLITE, and paid attention to our needs. Will return.

M
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the restaurant on new year's day. Food was awesome and waitets were very well trained and organized.
Tables are spaced nicely so other table's conversation did not bother us.
Overall, I had a good time.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointed. Have been there several times including major holidays with good results. However this New Year’s Eve it seemed that the staff was overwhelmed. We waited a very long time between courses and visits from wait staff. Thought dinners were good until after we left my wife commented that her steak was tough and very fatty and she did not finish it. She said she didn’t complain since after ho long it took to get our meals she thought she would never see her dinner til the New Year.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was lacking to the norm we usually have at Ruth’s we keep having to ask for water and when entres came they where upset that we asked for salad and soup plates to be removed and they did not even remove them all. Two of the steaks where not done to correct temperature and again the guy was not nice about the mistake and they never asked how everything ese was the fries where over done. Never got new silverware until we asked and the table was not cleaned between courses . The the money spent very bad experience.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening and always enjoy our dinners there.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our tradition on New Years Eve is dinner at Ruth’s Chris. Have always been more than pleased—until this year. They seemed overwhelmed from the minute we walked in the door. We had reservations for 6:30 and were seated at 7. Our server was wonderful but admitted the kitchen was backed up. Our steaks were not done to order and some of the food was cold. One course was totally forgotten. We were so disappointed. We’ve never had a complaint in years past. Not sure what was going on this year.

C
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with wonderful service.

US
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Been to this Ruth Chris many times over the years. The service this time was very slow. For a $250 meal for two, it should be great service.

JI
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We’ve been eating there for years and used to go 4 or 5 times a year. Now it’s once or twice per year. Feels like it’s more expensive every time we go and the service has been just OK the last few times.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The celebration surf and turf was excellent. Along with the side of Sweet Potato Au Gratin.

MM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party had a wonderful time to celebrate a couple of birthdays. Food was perfect, and our server Nicholas was fantastic!

S
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Drinks at the bar were very small. The martini was 3/4 full.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alli was terrific. We had a wonderful Birthday celebration. The dinner was delectable. The lava cake dessert was out-of-this-world.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The lobster bisque soup had to be sent back - extremely watery and lukewarm. The lobster entree was also not properly shelled, leaving crunchy bites where there should only be buttery lobster goodness. The highlight was dessert, the banana cream pie really saved the overall experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent, but our waiter disappeared for over 20 minutes.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Responded on December 31, 2019

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BH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Arrived on time for reservation but did not get seated until 1/2 hour after our reservation time. Overall, food was on par with other Ruth’s Chris but one dish (sea bass) was not fully cooked and still cold on the inside. Service was rather slow and chaotic perhaps due to the holidays, but still inexcusable for this establishment.

LK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Dinner was saved by 3 bartenders that supplied superb customer service: Anthony got us a nice table in the bar, and the 3 of them waited on us and made our evening a Christmas miracle! The restaurant was packed and our reserved table wouldn't be ready for over an hour we arrived at 4:30 and forgot that our reservation made for 5:30, but all turned out to be just right!!

JH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Slightly disappointing experience due to a 30 minute wait to be seated and overall a 3 hour plus meal due to slow service by our waiter. Food was good as always but pacing and service were sub par which was a surprise. I realize this was Christmas Day but I think if you are serving a full restaurant then there should be enough capacity to handle it.

DS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, relaxed evening. Would recommend for holiday dining

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I had never eaten out on Christmas before and was quite surprised to find the restaurant very very full. We had a reservation at 3:45 pm and it was 4:30 pm before we were seated. The food was superb, and the wait moderate. It's an expensive restaurant but the quality of the food was worth it.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas dinner for our family. Even my sister in law did not complain!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our Christmas dinner at RC was not up to par. The service was very poor with Edwin and Andrew trying hard but not succeeding. Also, the four side dishes were all served cold and it took 20 minutes for them to come back to take our dessert order after clearing the table.

Filets were cooked to perfection!!👍

We had enjoyed an OUTSTANDING Thanksgiving dinner at this RC, and were hoping for a repeat experience, it was not to be.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and service

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and excellent service

MJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Dined on Christmas Eve. We have been there several times before. This time the food was exceptional; we both had the surf n turf. However, the waitress seemed preoccupied and wasn’t very attentive. At the end of the meal she just dropped the check at the corner of the table and didn’t say a word to us. Her tip reflected how disappointing the service was.

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