Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

4.7
2958 reviews
$50 and over
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Arlington, 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.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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ShaneiceS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely enjoyed dining at Ruth Chris for my Anniversary dinner. Service was amazing and food was delicious (as always). We had the crab cakes as our appetizer. It’s a must have! We had the lamb chops, t-bone, sweet potatoe casserole, and lobster mac n cheese as our entrees and sides. Everything was cooked perfectly. To see the deal, they gave us a complimentary dessert as a gift for our anniversary. Highly recommend this location. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the wine selection and consistent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancée birthday. They put little birthday sprinkles on the table 🥳. And also bring out a birthday surprise. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Chris ♥️

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KaytlinB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The hostess was pretty rude when we called ahead and let them know we would be 20 minutes late due to traffic. She said she could only hold our table for 15 minutes. We ended up cancelling and booking a new one online because they had a ton of open spaces. I don’t understand why she couldn’t just move our reservation. She was then rude about requesting a window seat which we had asked for days in advance.

The food runner delivered us someone else’s appetizer and it was cold by the time they figured out where it should go. The food runner came to our table and others multiple times trying to deliver the wrong food. We had to ask for bread, and new plates and silverware.

The server forgot to ring in our salads so we never got them. My steak was medium well when I asked for medium rare. The server hardly asked how our meal was or if we needed anything.

It appears they might be understaffed. This was my first time here and would not recommend it or consider going back.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded 3 days ago

KaytlinB please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. We will address your concerns with our team and we hope you will give us another chance to serve you again in the future. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time as always Teddy always serve me he’s a great waiter and I always ask for him because he’s very knowledgeable about the menu.

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jnstatz
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and great service. Our server took great care of us and was even better to my 11 year old. We were at Ruth Chris to celebrate her birthday! Teddy, our server, was off the charts great!! He had great suggestions that were spot on! It was a joyful experience with an amazing dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our Son for his 18th birthday. We truly enjoyed everything. The waiter was fantastic and took very good care of us, tending to our needs. This was a great experience.

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vipCathy
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ruth's Chris. The food and drink are always excellent. They have long tenured wait staff and management. It is always a pleasure.

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vipScottF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We were a party of 4 celebrating a birthday and an anniversary.
We started with a round of cocktails and they were terrible, if you go just order wine they cant screw that up. For appetizers we had calamari and a shrimp cocktail, both were good. For the soup and salad course we had the lobster bisque and a wedge salad. The lobster bisque was ok but only luke warm and the wedge salad was good. The entrees arrived before we were finished with the soup and salad course, come on guys you can do better than this....the entrees were a crab cake that was under cooked, 2 filet's one undercooked and one overcooked, and a shrimp dish.
One of the best things about Ruth's Chris is that presentation of the steaks on a sizzling plate with that wonderful butter smell filling the air....... our steaks did not get that treatment there was no sizzling and no wow factor. The shrimp dish, now that plate was sizzling and overcooking the shrimp, but not the steaks. For side dishes we ordered the creamed spinach which is supposed to be a signature dish, it was bland and lacked flavor and was barely warm and we ordered the Au Gratin potatoes, the chunks of potato were only partially cooked and still crunchy and there was a glob of cheese melted over the top, no cheesy creamy sauce to bind it all together. The sides and the crab cake were inedible, the steaks were just ok as were the shrimp.
The service was just ok. Our waitress was trying but when your supporting cast cant get even the basics right it puts them in a tough position.
I have eaten at many Ruth's Chris locations all over the country , this is hands down the worst I have ever experienced. We spent well over $100 per person and could have had a better meal at Texas Roadhouse. I certainly will not be back to the Arlington Va location and will likely not return to a Ruth's Chris anytime soon. There are a lot of other options in DC, do yourself a favor and avoid this location!

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vipTdine
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Crystal City location is my favorite because the food quality, service and ambiance are superb!

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JaneT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Arrived early & was seated at a table w a terrific view. Service was excellent - Brian was our waiter. Started w chopped salad - yummy. Had filet & shrimp. Excellent. Husband was going to order fish & shrimp - but fish was salmon. Was expecting a white fish of some sort. Changed to crab cakes. Not impressed. Had an odd tasty. Brian engaged Chris the manager to resolved the issue easily.

Overall a lovely evening - but disappointed in non- meat entrees.

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PamS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ruth Chris staff especially the chef helped this special Birthday celebration dinner Outstanding. My husband thanks each of you for the wonderful night out.. Everything was ummm delicious😀

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mominator
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Said, our server, was great! Food was amazing. Best filet ever. Broccoli cooked to specifications. Seafood tower was impressive. Bread/butter was so perfectly delicious. Greeting was sub par. Requested view table in advance but didn’t the best. Not the worst, but could’ve been better. Women’s bathroom is far from dining area. Could’ve used a spiffing. Great wine list and cocktail list. Best vodka martini ever. Was a great night and fun with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I chose this restaurant because of its reviews and I thought would be very nice view up there. However, it does not worth it. The service was not good. Server was trying act friendly, but I had to wait for my meal linger than I expected, I ordered a drink and had to wait a lot, had to wait for server much longer than in any other fine dining restaurant. Overall, I did nkt like it

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded on 30 August 2021

Please rest assured that in this Ruth's Chris, as well as all others, our intention is to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food and service, not to mention hospitality - much like Ruth would have done herself. We will address your concerns with our team and we hope you will give us another chance to serve you again in the future. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the view is gorgeous, and our server Teddy was awesome.

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vipdelrayfoodie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food at Ruth's Chris is of good quality, but not very imaginative from a culinary standpoint. If you like good steak, then you will not be disappointed but you will pay for it. The prices are really inflated (11 dollars for a salad with iceberg lettuce in it), but at this restaurant, the view of the Potomac and National Airport from the dining room is unmatched in the area. I am not a chef but I am a good cook, so I feel like with the right high quality ingredients, I can cook this food at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aziz was amazing! The service was great!

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vipMikeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was excellent- service not good. Our party (4 people) seemed like an afterthought to the wait staff. We had been seated 90 min before we received our entrees.
This is my 3rd time to this location- they have to up their game if they want to keep an upscale clientele.

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vipSueT
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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RichG
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian, our server, added a great deal to the experience. WE have been Ruth’s customers for decades. This was easily in the top three dinners.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere is as great! It never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place , nice atmosphere & great steak .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly, honest, and great host. Food was amazing ! Will be abck

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Kishhh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was very good. I will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed hosting an old Marine Corps buddy and his wonderful lady at our favorite RC in Crystal City. Outside of the waiting arriving to work late and extremely inattentive to our table; the meal was wonderful. We’d hoped our regular server ”Azal”, was working, which would have really made their first experience exceptional. The food was awesome ( as usual) and all our special requests accommodated. Thank you guys and see you soon!

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AJbirthday
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of the Arlington location – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The stuffed chicken was delicious. My brother loves your steaks which he enjoyed for his birthday! Thanks.

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vipKMER
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice and great view

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Jacobs
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Teddy was excellent, and the food surpassed my expectations. Definitely will be returning and recommend.

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vipKayT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Brian was outstanding. The food was superb and the atmosphere and scenery was wonderful. I would highly recommend this location anytime.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great view

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

This restaurant doesn’t respect the guest’s request for food style. Every-time I visit and order food from this specific location, I always have to return it due to the food being under cooked. It’s ridiculous to have to continue with this service especially for the amount of money being spent. Do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server was very nice and accommodating. The food was not as tasteful as it was during my last visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was fine till I waited 30 mins for a cowboy ribeye to come then all of a sudden the item is all out (86) after 30 mins of waiting that mouth watering flavor it did not happen . Drive almost 2 hours from Richmond just to eat something else that was ok . Been here to many times and it’s always been what I expected but sometime the ball slips oh well life I guess . Oh and the other parties members did have to wait also for there food which some only got salad and waited the whole 50 mins

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s 24th birthday! The food and service was great. I can’t forget the million view looking at the city (Washington, DC) 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice I celebrated a promotion thought I would receive a dessert from you all as I do at all of the other locations when I’m celebrating. However everything was still good thanks

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LaToyaG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was cooked to my liking. The venue is beautiful with a great view!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Frequent this location a few times per month but this experience wasnt up to par.

Celebrating my wife’s birthday, steaks were not cooked properly. The wife managed to get through hers but mine was initially way overcooked, then the second was was extremely rare….at that point i decided to cut my losses and didnt eat, never had this occur here so it could be an one-off , wouldn’t recommend going on a Sunday as i was told thats when the new staff work. Needless to say, disappointed. Never thought id go to a steakhouse and not eat.
Eric the server/bartender was great though!

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
Responded on 4 August 2021

Thank you for the feedback, we take great pride in continuing our founder Ruth Fertel's, insistence on serving Midwestern corn-fed USDA prime beef - beef that represents the top percent of all beef available in the United States. We are truly sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us and have passed along your feedback to our culinary team for review. Thank you again for reaching out!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a ball I love this location the view is a wonderful in the bar area I will return soon keep up the good work

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful servers, overall great experience!

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington is rated 4.7 stars by 2958 OpenTable diners.

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