- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Awesome experience. Patio is lovely, plenty of shade but when the sun was intrusive we asked the waiter to adjust our umbrella which was not an issue at all. High chair available for my little one, no kids menu which for us was fine, portions are huge. All of the food was SO good. Service was prompt and friendly.
The food was amazing, full of flavor, generous portions and attractively presented. The restaurant was bustling and the staff was quite busy. We were lucky to be seated at an outside table. Inside the restaurant the noise was deafening.
What a little gem this place is. There's something for everyone on the menu and the food is excellent. I had the grilled curry shrimp with a side of the fennel arugula salad and the roasted sweet potatoes. The arugula salad had just the right amount of dressing and the sweet potatoes, as simple as they were, were buttery and perfectly seasoned, probably the best sweet potatoes I've had anywhere! The curry shrimp was phenomenal and not too spicy. I can't wait to return and try other things on the menu.
Our first visit to RAD was a good experience. The weather was splendid, so we ate outdoors. We each had "simple" sandwich, with a side of the roasted sweet potatoes. The brisket was quite tasty, although one piece was extremely fatty. The coleslaw topping and the pickles were good compliments to the brisket. The potatoes were excellent -- not too sweet. No room for dessert -- we will try that next time! Parking can be a challenge if they are busy.
I've eaten here twice already with plans to keep coming back. Their food is very good, and they have friendly and professional staff that provide great customer service.
Great restaurant to visit. Good variety of food and nice front desk and table service. Prices are very reasonable. Try for outdoor dining though as quite noisy inside for some.
Great, casual place with outstanding food and service.
We arrived a bit early for our reservation but they were able to seat us right away. Quick, attentive service, the portions were generous and the food was very good. We were seated outside so the noise level was fine. I’m a retired restaurant lifer and very happy to have a quality place like Ruthie’s All Day in the neighborhood.
Had a lovely meal outside with great food; we enjoyed everything we ate. Can’t wait to come back.
This is the second time I have visited Ruthies All Day and sat at the outdoor patio. Both times we have had excellent service, excellent food, and an overall excellent experience.
We were a group of 6 for brunch. We started with orders of both the deviled eggs and cornbread; both excellent and worth ordering. For our mains we ordered: Fried Chicken Cobb (Great), pimento sandwich (worth ordering), vegetable benedict (Great), grain salad (hearty, but light), breakfast plate (standard). We really enjoyed brunch, but loved dinner, so will probably come back for dinner again next.
We didn't order breakfast cocktails, but saw some come out, which looked very nice and colorful. It was pretty busy, so it looked like the bar may have been a little backed up, but everyone around us looked happy.
Also, order dessert. The campfire cookies were amazing. Unbelievable. I am mad at myself that we skipped dessert after dinner on our first visit.
Great food and service! Plenty of outdoor seating.
great food, a tad expensive.
love the variety of food.
I thought the "starters" would be made to order; however, the cornbread was a tad "less than" warm.
We ordered the brisket and pulled pork. Delicious food and great service!
Politely attentive service. Tasty brunch menu options, so long as you’re not being hyper-sensitive about calorie counts. Skillet cornbread appetizer is a tasty treat for a few shared nibbles between a group of four. Any main option with a biscuit will leave you full and happy.
We entered a highly lively atmosphere heightened by concrete flooring, an expansive space my brisket was tender and smokey. The sides of cheesey mac n' cheese and creamy coleslaw were traditional tasty comfort accompaniments; the charred brussels sprouts with fish sauce was awesome. The substantial portions unfortunately did not leave us with room for dessert...next time! Ruthie's is a terrific neighborhood spot to relieve the stresses of the week (parking is not a problem, no worries there!).
Very good food and generous servings. Noise level beyond comfort. The noise level distracted from the dinner. Something needs to be done with the noise before I would return.
Amazing food! Highly recommended and will be back!!
We Go there often and it is always the best. The food the atmosphere the servers. It’s a very friendly place and we really enjoy going there and always bring new people.
Dont soak the grilled shrimp in curry sauce. The shrimp with old bay is enough. Delicious! Butterscotch pudding is the best close to a terrific dinner.
Great food and service but noise level really needs to be lowered. You can hear people yelling to each to each other at other tables!!
overall review would be higher except noise level was absurd.
Better service than previous visit, and seemed like fuller staffing. Portions are huge, even for a meat-and-three diner. French fries were least successful side. Smoked brisket was good but could have been a touch moister. Would welcome some classic sandwich options (egg salad, ham salad, pimento cheese). Cookies and ice cream dessert also huge, so two cookies came home.
Service was a bit slow. Entrees came out lukewarm, not hot.
Some of our food was very good, especially the Mac and cheese and the Brussels sprouts. We both had brisket, I thought it was way too salty and had to cut off pieces of the seasoned coating for edible pieces. Pinot Noir was overpriced for quality and quantity poured. Cauliflower overwhelmed by the smokiness and the odd sauce it had. But overtaking all the good and mediocre food was the noice level it was almost painfully loud. They definitely need some sound deadening materials added for me to want to dine inside again. Menu had some promising offerings—might try again on day when we could eat outside because of Tom Seitsema’s good review.
This was my second visit to Ruthie's. My first was very disappointing and I decided to give it another try as I kept hearing rave reviews from friends. I was not disappointed this time. The food was excellent. The service was prompt - I barely sat down when the waiter came and provided water and menus. Food was delivered quickly and the salmon was cooked exactly how I asked. Waiter was friendly and checked in appropriately. Bus boys were quick to remove dirty dishes from table. All in all a much better experience than my last in April. I definitely will return.
I had the (half-cooked) roasted chicken. Thankfully the staff replaced it with the grilled salmon (delicious).
I was hardly checked on and had to wave down the actual bartender to get a refill on my drink.
The acoustics indoors is quite bouncy so it was super loud.
Best new restaurant in Arlington Falls Church area in over 10 years maybe more. Great food great ambience and great parking
One of our favorite dining destinations, the food is always consistently delicious and the staff makes such an effort to get to know you which we always appreciate. We recently celebrated my husband's birthday there and it was terrific from start to finish!
Loved the food and the menu! The decor is beautiful!
Lunch with a girl friend. We had a difficult time choosing our entrees- so many great choices. Deviled eggs were yummy, salads (chicken and salmon) both excellen. Servings are large. Lunch time very busy, but we'll be back for more choices soon.
We celebrated a birthday dinner and the food was delicious (and the cocktails were even better!). The service was...a bit off, so I plan to go again and see if this was an anomaly.
The food and the service were great and I especially appreciate the attention the staff takes for diners like myself with celiac disease. My only quibble is that the restaurant is extremely loud and you have to almost shout to talk, which does not make for as relaxing and experience as it would be if you could talk in a more normal indoor voice.
Ruthie’s is our new favorite go-to for date night, brunch, hang out with friends for good times and even better food. Highly recommend the corn bread, ribs, Ruthie’s Big Plate, HASH BROWNS, and donuts. Bonus, the coffee is a counter culture beans!
We four each had different lunch and each liked what we got - reasonable price as well.
The waiter seemed as though he wished he were anywhere other than at work. But the big complaint is the NOISE level. You could hardly think the din was so overwhelming. I generally am not too bothered by restaurant noise but it was all I could concentrate on. My dining companion sitting right next to me finally gave up and stoped talking. He couldn’t hear but every third or fourth word I said. Perhaps if we sat outside it would have been better.
Have used Ruthie's for take out twice and have had wonderful meals. Branzino, pulled port, brussels sprouts are wonderful. First time dining "in" at Ruthie's; did patio for lunch and had the grain salad; yummy. Tasted the hush puppies which were delicious. Service was a bit slow but staff may have been changing shifts.
Our party consisted of people who have all become regular diners at Ruthie's All Day. We each continue to find new gems on the menu, and the grilled octopus appetizer was even better than in the past. It was also great to see that every table - indoors and outdoors - was occupied on a weeknight. Clearly, RAD has become a go-to restaurant for many in this area who enjoy excellent food in a neighborhood atmosphere.
Did not live up to hype of Post review. We were there for lunch. My salad was missing a number of key ingredients so had little taste. Cocktails just not that good. Waiter mediocre. I kept thinking maybe lunch is not the right meal and perhaps brunch or dinner better? Cute place and I hope it was just an aberration.
Went here to celebrate a birthday. We had a really delightful time overall. The food is fantastic! Get the wings, but ask for the dry rub with all their yummy sauces on the side so you can try them all!
Airy diner-like restaurant with delicious homemade food. I wondered if the odd location would be a problem, but fortunately it was packed. Look forward to next time!
You can order delivery directly from Ruthie's All-Day using the Order Online button. Ruthie's All-Day also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 888-2841.
Ruthie's All-Day is rated 4.7 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.