Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

4.5
2330 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Looking for a reservation? Call us at (703) 979-7275 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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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New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Ruth's is always amazing, the view here is unreal - get a seat by the windows and soak it all in

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Ok - we all know Ruth’s is excellent food. But incompetence needs to be called out. Nearly empty restaurant
1. They let our guest order a standard steak- fillet bone in
2. They mess bring him a normal fillet - and mess up my order (rare v medium)
3. They then tell my guest they don’t have any bone in
4. By the time they bring two new orders, the sides are cold and the 3rd person has finished his steak

Nobody was impressed- and offering us free desert after $300 of wine and 11oz - 24oz of steak shows a lack of understanding

Yes - the final steak was good - but it wasn’t a Ruth’s Experience.

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OC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, this Ruth's Chris was fabulous. The customer service is excellent and so is the food. The drinks were perfect. I do recommend this location. If the food is not the way you like it they go out of their way to ensure you have a great time.

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KI
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The table next to us had children that were annoying, jumping on chairs, and twirling toys around. We were waiting for them to hit us with their toys. The parents never said anything to the children however the manager and our waiter brought us a bottle of wine for our inconvenience, which we appreciated. Service and food are always great. Unfortunately some children should not go out in public if they can’t behave and we understand you have no control over that.

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RA
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual great service and excellent food. 5 Stars!

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BT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good as expected. The service was excellent and the view was amazing!

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RF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We have been going here for at least 15 years for our anniversary. It’s usually superb in every way which is why we keep returning (and will continue to return). However, this last dinner didn’t meet their high standards. They usually recognize your special day by decorating the table - that didn’t happen. It seems we had the last seating yet they put us at a crummy table. The stuffed mushrooms we ordered we undercooked. After speaking with the managers, we were moved to a different table. A new order of mushrooms was brought to our table (much better). Things were looking up! However, it seemed as though we got the bottom of the barrel when our steaks (petite filets) arrived. They were quite fatty for filets. I recognize it was Mother’s Day and they were busy but that shouldn’t have affected our meal considering the pricing. In the end, our meal excluding drinks and appetizers, was comped. We greatly appreciated that. We will go back. Everyone has an off-day and deserves another chance.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Celebrated Mother's Day with my wife and daughter. Have been to this location before and as always a very enjoyable occasion. Service and food were great.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The entire staff was very professional and courteous. Our servers Rashad and Brian (Ng) were delightful, funny and made us feel at home.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and excellent service!!

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l
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service as always! Professional, efficient waiters. Knowledgeable about the specials and menu.

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D
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice view and food. Ask for Teddy to be your server!

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

For a $600 meal on Mother's day, and lobster that was merely so so, I was not impressed at all.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Bday dinner.

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J
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Cesar salad was amazing and refreshing. I loved the flat iron steak, was cook perfect. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable. I will come back in few weeks."

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JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Overall not great. One steak came out overdone and had to be sent back. Asparagus side dish was limp and not worth the money. Service was not particularly attentive. Steaks did taste god and were of excellent quality

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ML
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Yes, the steak was good, but i did not like the seafood macaroni or the sweet potatoe casserole. The bread is to die for..I am still thinking about it.

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TL
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent. We are certain to return again every visit we make to the area.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was absolutely fantastic! The view was amazing

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GW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

A nice dinner but disappointing to spend $700 for a dinner and have characters in tee shirts and jeans sitting next to us. I would encourage the restaurant to have the courage to enforce the dress code that they profess to have.

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary for at Ruth Chris. This was our first time going to Ruth Chris Steak House. Both of us very much enjoyed the food and ambience. Our waiters were very attentive to our needs. To our surprise the staff had decorated our table with confetti and made a custom 10th Anniversary menu.

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P
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue. A bit expensive but great steaks and chops. Plates are too small. Shrimp cocktail weak.

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DO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of our favorite spots for date night dinner. You can’t beat the view of the airport at sunset. The food never disappoints and the service is consistent.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Ruth Chris! The service was impeccable!

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LL
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ruth Chris knows how to provide great food and great service. In this case, with a nice view of the Potomac to boot!

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TB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I was celebrating my promotion I received at work. Walked in and we were given a table in the middle of the room, a couple was seated by the window and a party of three was also recently seated at the window. I appreciated the confetti, but the table in the middle is very off putting. Kept getting bumped on each sides whenever the waiters would pass. A loudmouth fat man was next to us, bragging about how much he knows about congressional ongoings. When I tried to ask the server if I could make the table bigger (since I felt the latch device underneath) he responded with a quick “this will all fit”- not comfortably it didn’t.

Mouthy staff, inconsiderate placing, and lack of classy ambiance really hurt this visit. My last visit, in Oregon, was also lacking in ambiance due to the three men dressed in basketball shorts and dropping the n word every sentence. I wrote to corporate then. I won’t do so now, I’ll just go elsewhere for special occasions.

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C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always excellent meal & service with Teddy. Only negative was it was very noisy tonight.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nathan was an amazing waiter and made our 1st wedding anniversary great. I enjoyed the 3-course meal as well.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was amazing! Just as good as it was 5 years ago. However, the service at this particular location was both confusing and lacking. I honestly could not even figure out who our waiter was because three gentleman came by to do different things, and there was no clear communication between the three. For example, I had asked one for the check and another one brought me dessert menus a few minutes later. The gentleman who brought us our check was also the gentleman who took our order but he explained that he wasn't our waiter. In fact, our waiter was the gentleman who took our drink orders and brought them. It was all very confusing who was supposed to be taking care of my table this evening.

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OM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great service and food at this location. I would highly recommend dining here.

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JF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Ruth Chris many times over the years and have never had a bad meal . After every trip, we always say we should do this more often. The restaurant is expensive but worth it. There is a beautiful view of National Airport and the room is quiet to allow for conversation. Service was good and the food excellent.

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MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

It was very noisy. We could hardly hear each other talk. Everything else was great!

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VG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I loved our visit. The service was amazing and attentive. We both had the filet mignon with lobster mac and cheese and cream spinach. The shrimp cocktail was delicious. We had a window seat with a nice view. Our server was knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. We will definitely be returning.

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TW
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very pricey but good quality food. Service was attentive but not exceptional. Nice view of the Potomac. Reception was not very welcoming.

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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience as always! Highly recommend for any special occasion.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have a good time at Ruth's Chris and our server, Milton, was great!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Easter Sunday

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Easter Sunday

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I truly enjoyed all the staff. Food was cooked to perfection and prices were as expected. I will definitely be back! I love that it was not overly crowded for a weekend and parking was conveniently located in the garage of the building.

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