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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4.5

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4.6

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4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
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Romantic (20)
Business Meals (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (3)
Casual (2)
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Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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Hot Spot (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 14 hours ago

Perfection as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We had such a beautiful visit to Ruth’s Chris Fairfax. It was my birthday and I loved every bite of my meal. When we arrived at our table, there was a nice card from the restaurant waiting for me and in the end, we were given a free dessert, anything we wanted from the dessert menu. Our waiter was very attentive and kind. As always, they seem to hire the best staff who have a high degree of professionalism.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

For a higher end steakhouse, I was disappointed by the service/decor.

There was no coat check which is surprising.

By the front door, there was a giant ceramic heater on the floor. This was an odd sight.

For a white tablecloth dining establishment and one I’ve been to before, I was disappointed that the linens were stained and that after each course, the server did not remove crumbs from the tablecloth.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Favorite Ruth's Chris. Food was great! Started with one of the best Old Fashioned I have ever had - Gambler's Old Fashioned. Love the tomato/mozzarella salad. They use kumato tomatoes which are darker and sweeter. The balsamic reduction goes perfectly. We also had a bottle of one of my favorite wines - Chimney Rock fume blanc. Next of course was the buttery steak. I love the smell of the sizzling butter. We could not resist going all out on the starches. I love, love, love the peas u'gratin, potatoes u'gratin and we had the mac and cheese as well. I know cheese city and I loved every bite. The fruit and cream for dessert was a perfect ending. We always ask for Tim as our server. He is excellent. He has been a part of dining experience for years and years.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great Anniversary Dinner with my wife and I. Seafood tower, steaks and wine were all great! Service was fantastic.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fabulous night! You made it very special! Able to talk and enjoy each other! Our dinners were fabulous! I would recommend you to everyone. Desserts are out of this world! Thank you again !

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best Ribeye we've had to date. Very impressed!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our group came here for a Birthday celebration. We enjoyed everything from appetizers to the wonderful steak options that they are so we’ll know for. Dessert options were also very nice. They also had a very nice wine selection even though it was not very extensive. Lastly our waiter was just amazing. Very attentive and pleasant!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant atmosphere is very comfortable. The tables are situated perfectly which allows for easy conversation. The service was perfect. Each individual who came to our table was courteous and very professional. The food was delicious and we look forward to coming to Ruth’s Chris again in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The steaks on NYE were perfect, as they always are at Ruth's Chris. Our server was top notch server and professional. The sides, appetizers and salads were delicious. Absolutely no complaints about the outstanding food and service. However, the prices continuously climb up and the quality of the restaurant doesn't seem to match it. You get just the entree and have to order any thing else or you get a plate with a "steak" on it. The tables are so close together and it is unreasonably loud and crowded. For the money, I want to feel special, not in the middle of chaos. So, I cant give an overall outstanding rating.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service and food were terrific! From start to finish, we enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As Always... A great dining experience. My favorite Restaurant!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Took my nephew here for a Christmas gift dinner. It was great! Had been to other Ruth's Chris locations in the DC area.This one compared very favorably with the others for both food and ambience. We both ordered from the (2 tiered) special menu that included a starter (appetizer, soup or salad), the entree / side dish and dessert for one price. It was a good value and the item selections were as good as the "regular" menu. You have the option of adding or changing items for a small extra cost as well.
The food was excellent. Salads were generous and not overdressed. The ribeye steak that my nephew ordered was a generous cut of aged beef, perfectly cooked. I ordered the ahi tuna special, and was I happy I did. Unlike every other place I have had it,instead of it being sliced and fanned out on the plate, it was served as a whole (10-11 oz.) filet! It was flash seared perfectly all around so there were no overcooked parts. It was served on a bed of oriental vegetables in a light Ponzu sauce. I would consider going back this week just to order it again! Had a really good bottle of wine at at reasonable cost. Dessert was fine as well if you were even interested in eating it after such a great dinner.
The service was friendly . Our server could have been a little more attentive after the courses were served, but that is a minor consideration.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

birthday dinner went South. service was not very good and the restaurant was not crowded the day after Christmas. not accommodating as far as ordering. wanted to get a piece of salmon on a salad and was told i had to pay for both! The Tbone ordered had to be returned 3x...finally not worth the trouble to eat! a third round of ice tea was ordered and never brought to the table either. I purposely did not order a steak because the last time i went (few years ago) i had to send it back..... really not a good restaurant, very disappointed

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have dined at Ruth's Chris for many years. Anniversaries, good report cards, holidays. I feel that the quality and service have continued to go down hill in the past few years. The last two visits, our steaks all came out the same, regardless of how we requested them . The salads have lacked seasoning and the sides (french fries for my kids) soggy and not completely cooked.
It really is a disappointment considering it's always been our "go to" and not to leave out the cost. I'm not sure we'll be back :(

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Perfection. We had Christmas Dinner there and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. The service was incredible and the food delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was.. Oh... My.. Goodness... Delicious! My taste buds went into overload the food was so good!! I had to eat slower do my tongue could calm down... Every plate was it's own masterpiece!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants. It’s a family tradition to come here every year for Christmas dinner. Have never been disappointed. The food, service and drinks are all top notch. The steaks are out of this world! The blueberry Mai Tai and Chardonnay were a perfect touch to a perfect dinner. I cant wait Visit again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Porterhouse Steak for 2 is expensive but worth it. Succulent tenderloin and flavorful New York strip cut thick like 3". My wife and I can't finish the whole steak. Great for next day meals.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Friendly; knowledgeable; accommodating; thoughtful service and outstanding attention to details.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our annual Christmas Eve dinner at Ruths. She stated this was by far the best meal she has ever had. The wait staff - led by Jeff - was excellent. Her petite filet was cooked just the way she liked. When she is pleased I am pleased. Kudos to all involved in making our evening special

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Get together with visiting family members. Food was excellent as was the service. Always enjoy our dining experience at Ruth’s Chris.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome dinner and cocktails!!! We were celebrating a winter graduation and couldn’t resist Ruth Chris steaks. The 11oz filet was perfect and the seasonal soup tasty. We love the value of the Ruth’s Classics menu and the very attentive service we always receive at this location keeps us coming back. We’ll have to come up with more excuses to celebrate...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The wife and I loved it! We look forward to coming back again to celebrate!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I’m not sure what the hell has happened to Ruth’s Cris. Used to be very reliable, albeit a chain restaurant. Now it’s just a chain.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Outstanding service. Exceptional food. Marvelous wine. This is a great place to celebrate really special occasions. It's high end but worth every penny!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The restaurant looked festive. The hostess greeted us with a mouthful of food. The salads were mediocre.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Ruth's Chris has always been one of my family's favorite restaurants. We celebrate all of our birthdays and more here. There's a reason. I can honestly say there's not a time I've been here and haven't enjoyed every single thing about it. From when you first walk in to the host stand, to the service (server/server assistant or busser) and of course the OUTSTANDING food. Ruth's Chris will ALWAYS hold a spot as one of my favorite restaurants. I work in the restaurant industry (server) and restaurants really need to understand and get through to the staff that a restaurant can have great food but if everything isn't up to par with the food...it can ruin the experience. I would also like to add, this was my birthday and my boyfriends first time dining at RC and he absolutely loved it. He said, "this will become one of our date night restaurants." Thank you guys for always providing a 5 star experience and look out for my application! lol

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had an excellent dining experience. Food was great, service was superb!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had reservations through open table so there was no wait. We had the Tomahawk steak and it was great. The manager cut it for us. Awesome food and great service. Loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

There was a little mix up with our reservation but they really took care of us. They were great!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

An extremely poor showing at a normally good steakhouse. Lifeless shrimp, cold steak, missing wait staff, empty glasses and on and on. Will not be going back.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great proactive server! Best experience I’ve had! Would go here more often and recommend more friends!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food. Great service. It was our first visit and we will be back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was amazing. The special touch that I really liked was the birthday card waiting on the table addressed to me and signed by the employees. I've come here many times for birthdays and anniversaries and that was a first. Nice touch!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Each member of the staff is exceedingly kind and engaged. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. Absolutely love this restaurant!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is a tough review to write. It's a real mix. This was my family's first time dining at a Ruths Chris.
We made reservations for Thanksgiving evening. A special turkey dinner was advertised. From the start, it was obvious that the restaurant was not prepared for the day, on multiple levels it turns out. Upon arrival, we were told they were running behind. It ended up that we were seated for our 7:45 p.m. reservation just past 8:30. After being seated, it took over ten minutes for any wait staff to come to our table and even bring water. The main wait staff arrived five to ten minutes after that.
The advertised turkey dinner was no longer available. So, we placed alternative order, the entire menu was, in theory, available. When we ordered, it turned out my daughter's entree was not available either. Then we found out about 15 minutes after ordering, that my wife's side dish was no longer available either.
Obviously, the restaurants operations failed. We were not offered any sort of make up, no comp drink, appetizer or dessert. I did hear diners at other tables getting such offers.
On the bright side, the time spent waiting in the bar area for our table was comfortable, the bar staff very friendly. All the staff were very friendly and apologetic throughout the evening. A manager did apologize for the delay in the wait staffs arrival to our table. And, the food that was served, filet mignon and salmon as well as the asparagus and other sides were very tasty, served at a good temp, etc.
The lack of preparation for the holiday seems quite difficult to excuse.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a 7:30 pm reservation, didn't get seated until 8:15. Was seated next to a 2 year old who was allowed to roam and then the mother was extremely loud. I understand that the restaurant is not responsible for the toddler and mother. Didn't care to have my prime rib on a small plate and my baked potato on another plate. Steak was too rare, didn't send it back because it took to long to get it. Anthony our server was very attentive and courteous. Will probably go back to Ruth's Chris in Crystal City.

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