Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

4.5
1935 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great customer service

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O
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was off.. steak was tough. Not our usual Ruth Chris experience

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SW
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming, friendly and congenial atmosphere serving superb steaks!

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LD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here numerous times and always the same experience - superb!!!! Highly recommend!!!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first experience at Ruth’s Chris was fantastic. We had probably the best waiter I’ve had at any establishment. My New York Strip was amazing. Overall the atmosphere was inviting and comfortable, all the way down to the very nice paper towels in the restroom. I’ll be back, no doubt.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good food and nice ambiance!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from start to finish. Food was perfect and our server Scott was awesomd

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MD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating at Ruth Chris’s. Went for 5th Anniversary with my wife. Amazing atmosphere and our waitress, Julia, provided us with excellent service. She explained everything for us first timers. Definitely will be going back soon. Definitely recommend it to friends and family.

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KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good overall. A bit pricey but food was great!

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We got the tomahawk cut which was $126 and it was supposed to be a 40oz cut. We ordered it medium rare and received rare. After cutting our steak in half, the manger dropped the bone on the ground and there was still meat on it. He did not offer any sort of discount for dropping a portion of our food. The fat on the steak was not rendered at all and took a large portion of the area of the steak. The sides were poorly prepared with the exception of the cremini mushrooms. The other sides we ordered were potatoes at gratin and the potatoes lyonnaise. The onion were burnt and had a gross charred taste. Please stay far away from this crappy corporate establishment and support your local businesses instead. We went for our anniversary and it wasn't worth the cost at all. Not even close. The server was nice and a bit pushy but I assume that they are trained to be that way in order to get you to order as much as possible. Please stop holding our check hostage for 20 minutes when we told you we were done eating. I did appreciate the free cheesecake that we received for our anniversary, but the main event (steak) was pretty awful. Please avoid this money pit of a restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great from the manager Being attentive to our needs and Sean was our server and never missed to beat. And the quality of the food is always superior and this is why we keep returning , we know what we're gonna get and tonight it was excellent.

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J
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can you say? It's Ruth's Chris. It is amazing. I will say they did go above and beyond for this visit. I booked this dinner for our anniversary and they decorated the table with us and well she loved it and I took total credit for setting this up, but all I did was push a button on open table.

Food was amazing. Service was great. I will be back for our next special event. Mason, our server was great. He even bought us desert since it was our anniversary. A+ Service.

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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service was top notch! Fast and friendly! And they decorated the table for my birthday! The seafood was so big and the steak melted in your mouth! Can’t wait to go again!

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BC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat and outstanding service. A must for any occasion...

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DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet melted in your mouth. The server was attentive and polite. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

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FC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, one steak was over cooked, but they replaced it with one that was properly cooked.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great wait staff. Great steaks. Lobster Mac and Cheese a gift from God

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d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They did not have creamed spinach. Also the temperature in the dining room was warm(not the first time)Server Matt was OK, All other food was great. Probably will not return for a while to many other choices in Tyson's or in DC.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening and were well cared for by our servers. Thanks for making our 42nd Anniversary so special.

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d
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Father's Day celebration. Service, food and surroundings were all great

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We went for Father’s Day. It was very crowded. Service was very slow and food just wasn’t what it usually is. We made the best of it. We have been there many many times (even had my rehearsal dinner there and my parents 50th anniversary) and have never been disappointed

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AB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing - where do I start? Took 30 minutes from drink order and ice was melted on 1/2 the drinks. Food was clearly "flash heated" and delivered to the table. AC not working and waiters perspiring all over. Dinning room is worn out and need of renovations. A Sizzler is higher end than this place. Don't waste your time or money at this dump. It is absolutely horrible.

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CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lamb chops with mint jelly was excellent. Steaks cooked to expectations. Lobster Mac and cheese on the side.

Bread pudding was not a good choice.

Overall good first time experience.

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EG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable from beginning end!

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w
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Impeccable service. Friendly. I recommend Ruth Chris to everyone.

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great way to celebrate our anniversary. Everyone was so considerate and the food was great. Thank you! The special Happy Anniversary table decorations was such a wonderful surprise!

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Delicious food, great beverage selection, friendly ambience, and so on. Wonderful evening.

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PS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

My wife and I have been to quite a few Ruth's Christ and this one in Fairfax did not live up to our expectations. First the salads were served about 15-20 minutes after the order was taken. However, the manager did acknowledge this and offer us an upgrade for dessert. The second situation was that my wife's small ribeye had a lot of gristle, she ate around it. Third, my wife order the Ruth's Coffee and was served a cappuccino instead. We finally received the right item. Our servers were very friendly, but did not come to our table to check to make sure everything was alright. We think the restaurant was understaffed and they working too many tables and service to us was poor. The best part of our meal was the desserts. The cheesecake and the banana cream pie were excellent. It seems to me that the quality of the steaks have dropped a bit and not worth $50 or so.

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MA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

For this visit the service was not very good, very slow and they were not that busy. Great steaks and sides, but expensive.

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S
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! One of our favorites

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RF
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant. My wife and I both ordered a filet , medium well. Mine was more on the medium rare. More fat and gristle than would be expected at that price. We ardered broccoli but it didn't come. When we asked the waiter said we didn't order it. We know what we ordered. Disappointed .

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CR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a HS graduation celebration... the staff was super amazing and made sure that every request and every detail were taken care of.

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JA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food and service were outstanding; Ali did a great job. Great value !

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had our 16th Anniversary dinner at Ruth's Chris. We had hoped for a booth, but got a 4 top table, which was fine, just not as nice as a booth for comfort, quiet, privacy. Food was great, and service better. Ali did an excellent job helping us on our special occasion that night! Thank you.

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BR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent with great steaks and an outstanding list of terrific wines. If you like steak, Ruth’s is an excellent choice.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual and they held our table because we we're stuck in rush hour traffic. Specially decorated our table with rose petals, a sign and glitter for our anniversary.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Overpriced
I’ve had many exceptional meals and this wasn’t one of them.
Service was great and the so were the potatoes au gratin. Everyone else was just ok.

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, everything was top notch! I probably say this every time but the filet mignon was probably the best i’ve ever tasted!

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RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Slow and inattentive service. The steaks were the highlight of the meal.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was good up until dessert. Waiting about 25 minutes for strawberry shortcake. One of our filets was over cooked. No problem remaking.
Price is a little much, but steaks are amazing.

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